Meet Phil Shapiro, Edcamp MetroDC Participant

Phil Shapiro
Takoma Park Maryland Library

How are you involved in education?

I help youth and adults use the 27 Linux stations at the Takoma Park Maryland Library. I spend a lot of time with elem and middle school students. My goal is to help them develop a love of thinking and wonderment. In my free time, I take donated computers to families and individuals that don’t own a computer. I love teaching Google Sites, LibreOffice Draw,, and numerous logic puzzles.

Have you ever attended an edcamp or unconference before?


What do you hope to get out of edcamp MetroDC?

I love learning best practices and new ideas from other local educators. And I love sharing some of my own recent discoveries and practices.

If you led a session at edcamp MetroDC, what would you present?

I love showing – how old laptops can be refurbished with Linux to help create greater digital inclusion. I have a YouTube video titled, “My $20 eBay laptop.” I can bring that laptop with me to show folks. – people about the free Sokoban and Rokoban logic puzzles — especially the web versions. – showing people some twitter tips – which I also explain in this MAKE magazine article and screencast. – showing people how to screencast on Linux using the free Simple Screen Recorder program. (See my book reviews, created using this tool, at

Register for edcamp MetroDC on October 21, 2017:

Eventbrite - edcamp MetroDC fall 2017

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