[IAEP] XOCamp diplomas? + beg for housing

David Farning dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Tue Jan 6 11:19:41 EST 2009

On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 10:09 AM, Jameson Quinn <jameson.quinn at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1. Diplomas
> I know it sounds ridiculous, but here in Guatemala every conference or
> training anybody goes to hands out nicely-printed diplomas, many of which
> say you are now a Certified Educational Quality Monitor or some such
> bullshit. The diplomas are common as dirt; the people who pay any attention
> to them, rarer, but the latter do exist and sometimes hold positions of
> power. I'd like one for XOCamp, and I suspect some kind of pretentious
> record of our attendance would be useful to some other attendees too.

Keep reminding us about this.  The idea is so foreign to me that I
keep forgetting to follow up on it.

> I'd be happy to throw something together. I would need a list of attendees
> who want them, and 1 or 2 people with official titles to sign the things;
> and I'd like some resources for printing the things (printer and nice paper,
> or a few bucks to acquire [the use of] those).

If you could put this together that would be great.  We can then use
that as an example for future events.  I can get you the money.  We
can take care of the details in person in Boston.


> 2. Housing beg
> I will be in Boston from the night of the 12th (Monday, arriving on a late
> train) to that of the 17th (leaving by train on the morning of the 18th). I
> am confident that I can, if necessary, find housing independently of this
> list; but it would be nicer to be staying with other XO people. If anybody
> has a couch/room available, please let me know privately. Thanks.
> Jameson
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