[BALUG-Admin] permission to post regarding UC Berkeley Extension Linux Short Courses

jim jim@well.com
Wed Jan 7 13:53:43 PST 2009

   announcing the classes seems like a good 
idea to me. i agree with rick: no binaries, 
no attachments in email to groups. use 
ASCII inline as a courtesy to readers (and 
   note i've tried to improve readability 
in the items below (got rid of newlines 
within blocks). 

On Wed, 2009-01-07 at 13:42 -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Valerie Dow (vdow@unex.berkeley.edu):
> > I'm fairly new to UC Berkeley Extension. We have a cluster of intensive
> > Linux short courses that start this month.  Is it appropriate for me to post
> > an announcement about the courses on the BALUG-TALK list?  I've attached a
> > press release. Let me know if it's possible to announce these courses to
> > BALUG and the best way to do so.
> Oh, I think that would be fine.  I'm cc'ing the balug-admin mailing list
> to solicit other comments if any.
> Please strongly consider copying and pasting the substantive contents of
> your MS-Word file inline into your posting's body text -- or in some
> other way post real ASCII -- as opposed to file-attaching an MS-Word
> document to the mailing list.  Posting binary-format attachments to
> mailing lists is, in general, a bad idea.
> (If my point is unclear, please say so, and I'll be glad to clarify.)
> In fact, I've just run the press release through a filter that extracts
> plaintext from MS-Word files, so here y'are:
>    UC Berkeley Extension Announces Embedded Linux Short Courses
>    January 7, 2009, Berkeley CA
>    UC Berkeley Extension announces four new intensive embedded Linux
>    courses in its spring line up starting January 26 in Redwood City
>    taught by Dr. Kevin Dankwardt, an author, speaker, and instructor who
>    has specialized in embedded Linux for the last 10 years.
>    "Unlike most of our other courses," says UC Extension Program Director
>    Jim Connor, "these are short, intensive courses lasting one to five
>    consecutive days that are designed to provide software developers with
>    a very efficient, accelerated learning experience." The courses are
>    very hands-on with a wealth of practical exercises so a developer or
>    an entire team could take all four of these courses in January and
>    early February", says Connor, "and have a rapid ramp up working with
>    embedded Linux."
>    The short courses, held in Redwood City, are:
>    Linux Application Program Design and Development
>    January 26-30, 8 am - 3 pm
>    EDP 326223
>    Linux Device Driver Issues Design and Development
>    January 26-30, 3 pm - 10 pm
>    EDP 326321
>    Real-time Linux Design Development and Measurement
>    January 31, 8 am - 6 pm
>    EDP 326249
>    Embedded Linux Design and Development
>    February 2-4, 8 am - 7 pm
>    EDP 326215
>    Students should have some experience with UNIX/Linux fundamentals and
>    C. "These four short courses complement each other, says Extension's
>    Jim Connor. "Developers who work at the application level or kernel
>    level will benefit greatly from each of them. We're very excited to
>    have these short courses as part of our program this spring," says
>    Connor.
>    Dr. Dankwardt earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Center For
>    Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana (Lafayette),
>    and held a professorship at Louisiana Tech University where he served
>    as Chairman of the Computer Science Department. Additionally, he
>    chairs the Education committee of the Embedded Linux consortium, and
>    serves as contributing Editor to LinuxDevices.com.
>    Founded in 1891, UC Berkeley Extension, [1]www.unex.berkeley.edu, is
>    the continuing education branch of the University of California
>    Berkeley. Today, Extension offers 1,500 courses each year, including
>    online courses, along with more than 30 certificate and professional
>    programs.
>    To find out more about these Linux courses and other open source
>    courses offered at UC Berkeley Extension this term, visit
>    [2]http://www.unex.berkeley.edu/cat/cis.html#openos or call
>    510.642.4150. To find out about the computer technology and
>    information management program at UC Berkeley Extension, visit
>    [3]www.unex.berkeley.edu/it.
>    # # # #
> References
>    1. http://www.unex.berkeley.edu/
>    2. http://www.unex.berkeley.edu/cat/cis.html#openos
>    3. http://www.unex.berkeley.edu/it
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