In January 2009, the Linux Users' Group of Davis, a non-profit computer club that meets regularly in Davis and participates in numerous community activities, celebrated its 10 year anniversary.
We celebrated at our Monday, January 19th meeting
at the Davis Public Library.
Our meetings are always free and open to the public. There was
free pizza, cake and other snacks.
We had give-aways like Linux software CDs and classic magazines,
and thanks to sponsorship from O'Reilly Media, Google and
LUGOD's own members, we raffled off a few dozen prizes, including
t-shirts, books, and a classic Linux-based PDA.
Our special guest speaker for the night was Allison Randal, chief architect of the Parrot virtual machine project. Parrot targets popular dynamic languages like PHP, Python, Ruby and Perl, and her talk explained Parrot's architecture and taught the skills needed to start using it.
Along with developing Parrot, Allison Randal is also chair of O'Reilly's Open Source Convention (OSCON), author of a number of books, and a member of the board of directors for The Perl Foundation.
Sponsored in part by: O'Reilly, Google, Gabriella and Eric Engelhard of Vevey Confections, and LUGOD members Bill Kendrick, Tedd Depner, Scott and Kate Miller, Mike Simons and all those who volunteered before and during the event!
About the Linux Users' Group of Davis: LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit computer user group that meets monthly in Davis. They advocate the use of the Linux operating system and other open source software, and provide a support and social network for local users.