Phil Shapiro

2311 points
Washington DC-area

Phil Shapiro has been an educator, teaching students from pre-school to graduate school for the past 30 years. He currently works at a public library in the Washington, DC area, helping youth and adults use 27 Linux stations. Between 2007 and 2012, he blogged for PC World magazine on various technology topics and currently writes for Ars Technica, MAKE magazine, FOSS Force, TechSoup for Libraries, and Opensource.com. Visit him at his antique ebook store. For more about Phil, follow him on Twitter and see his videos on YouTube.

Updated resume (2020)

Authored Content

When Linux is the face of kindness

My late father, Lou Shapiro, was an early leader of UNICEF, so relief work was baked into the genetics of my family. His work was centered on emergency relief for the...

Authored Comments

TuxPaint can provide endless hours of fun for children ages 3 to 6 (and older). At the public library where I work, when I hear a 3 year old gurgling with delight, I know already what is on their computer screen. It's TuxPaint.

Runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows. Download the TuxPaint Config file to make sure TuxPaint is running full screen on your monitor. Search YouTube for TuxPaint videos.

Thanks for sharing this wise advice, Hugo. Many people will benefit from this.