[@OKFNau] Robotics and Technology Road Trip idea - Request for help

Brane Dragon ihirldiv at gmail.com
Wed Aug 28 03:49:45 UTC 2013

Hey Samantha,

This sounds like a worthy cause. Count me in for any sort of volunteering
you may require in NSW. I can also do website hosting and management.

Alexander (0xdragon).

On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 12:55 PM, A List for Open Knowledge Networks in
Australia. <okfn-au at lists.okfn.org> wrote:

>  Hi All,
> please let me know if this is breach of spamming but I've got a dream I
> would like to share.
> Robotics and Technology Road Trip - Request for help
> I want to take Robotics and Technology based workshops all around
> Australia to Promote Engineering and Technology to young people (Or at
> least promote why Maths, Science and Technology are important in High
> School). There could also be a focus on careers. I created Robogals UTas,
> have run quite a few Lego Robotics Workshops and I know I can take it
> further.
> Alongside or before this road trip I want to create a website to support
> Technology based videos/workshops and release them under a creative commons
> licence so people can change them and create their own. The website could
> be similar to http://www.drgraeme.net/ but have an updated look and feel
> like http://www.codecademy.com/ .
> Now I would love to do all of this work for free but unfortunately I need
> some modest income to live off. So I’m currently looking into funding
> options. I will even look into a kick starter-esk crowd funding campaign to
> see what I can source there. There will also be lots of applications for
> grants and a lot of conversations to be had.
> This is where I need help, I’m not an expert in media, business,
> education, intellectual property or websites and I’m looking for any
> advice/ideas/assistance that you can provide. What do you think is good/bad
> about this idea? I need constructive criticism just as much as great
> support to ensure I don’t develop unrealistic expectations.
> I’ve got many options. E.g. I could run it under Robogals and name it the
> Great Australian Robogals Roadtrip (GARR) for short but being a non for
> profit may cause some issues with crowd funding and I’m not sure if I want
> the “female” focus that comes with Robogals. I could run it as my own
> business or under another organisation. E.g. some people from ThoughtWorks
> and the Python Software Foundation might be able to help. I can’t start all
> of these conversations myself though, so any help spreading the word would
> also be greatly appreciated. I’m thinking of engaging my old college to
> help with media. I want the focus of my efforts to be on education and open
> technologies.
> **** **
> Any feedback would be greatly appreciated ^_^.
> From Samantha Connelly
> Twitter: @sammy_lee12
> Website: http://samanthaconnelly.com/
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