Changes between Version 6 and Version 7 of ussf_book_chapter


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Sep 22, 2008, 2:06:50 AM (12 years ago)
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alfredo
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adding Aaron's changes

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    9494When you get 10,000 people together for over 900 events in a five day period, the array of logistical and organizational issues is stunning and here is where the collaboration of techies nationwide paid off.
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    96 Under the leadership of Atlanta-based techie/organizer Aaron Roscetta, the ICT team borrowed nearly 100 computers (from many different sources around the Atlanta area), installed Linux operating systems and other basic software and then networked those computers into several connected networks that were also connected to the Internet.
     96Under the leadership of Atlanta-based techie/organizer Aaron Ruscetta, the ICT team borrowed nearly 100 computers (from many different sources around the Atlanta area). Atlanta-based activist Barry Weinstock used his extensive contacts and worked tirelessly to acquire those inexpensive recycled computers, storage systems and the delivery trucks that brought them to the Center. Working with Aaron, Brian Pitts engineered a highly efficient method for installing Open Source software and Linux operating systems that allowed a dozen volunteers to prep, test and pack nearly 100 systems in just one afternoon and then network those computers into several connected networks that were also connected to the Internet.
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    98 Aaron himself led the "machine run" to pick the boxes up and then did the wiring and installations in the huge "main area" (the scene of registration). Over three dozen computers were wired in about a day and Aaron did most of that himself (and ran the team that did the rest). "It was," he says, "one of my proudest moments."
     98"It was," Aaron says, "one of my proudest moments."
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    100100The on-line registration system handled over 10,000 registrations, check-ins and other interactions by participants. It's important to remember that this was happening on a server located in New York -- it was all done over the Internet from Atlanta.