Sheffield IMC ( http://sheffield.indymedia.org.uk/) (Wiki ( http://docs.indymedia.org/view/Local/ImcUkSheffield)) with help from SlugBug ( https://wiki.slugbug.org.uk/) and ShefNet ( http://www.shefnet.org.uk/), will be running a day-long media activist / free software / wireless workshop at the SSF launch event.
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The details of the Indymedia Lab are being sorted out on this wiki:
http://wiki.sheffieldsocialforum.org.uk/Indymedia_lab following is a snap shot of some ideas.
* What is Indymedia? What can you can do to get involved? How to post your story to Sheffield Indymedia ( http://sheffield.indymedia.org.uk/).
* What is a wiki? How can I edit a wiki page? (Feel free to play about with http://wiki.halon.org.uk/ for anything you want - Neil)
* What is IRC? Intros to Internet Relay Chat.
* Using free software (eg mozilla ( http://www.mozilla.org/)) for security and ethical reasons -- some SlugBug ( http://wiki.slugbug.org.uk/) people will be there... mini install fest?
* Community wireless networking -- ShefNet ( http://www.shefnet.org.uk/) / consumesheffield ( http://springnight.burngreave.net/mailman/listinfo/consumesheffield).
* Low spec boxes as thin clients -- network terminal server.
* An irc/audio/wiki linkup with the WTF? event in London ( http://wtfcon.org/)? they are using #esp on irc.freenode.org and this media lab will probably use #ssf on irc.indymedia.org