LUGOD to meet at Explorit (on 5th Street), starting in August
Posted 2009-07-14 16:05:00
More good news! The Explorit Science Center [http://www.explorit.org/] in Davis has agreed to let LUGOD meet at their 5th Street facility beginning in August.
Next Monday's LUGOD meeting will be at Wickson Hall
Posted 2009-07-14 14:40:00
Alex Mandel from LUGOD was able to get space for our next meeting (July 20th) [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] at UC Davis. We'll meet in Room 2124 of Wickson Hall [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/wickson/].
O'Reilly blog about the LUG flyer for OSCON
Posted 2009-07-13 18:20:00
Marsee Henon from O'Reilly has made a blog posting about the LUG flyer [http://broadcast.oreilly.com/2009/07/find-your-bay-area-linux-user-group.html] that will be at a number of booths at OSCON (in lieu of an actual LUG table [http://www.lugod.org/projecs/oscon/], which didn't end up happening this year). Enjoy!
Photos from this week's social gathering
Posted 2009-07-10 11:50:00
A few snaps [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2009.07.07/] from this week's social gathering are online. Three first-time visitors to LUGOD showed up to find out more about the club.
Basic "Bay Area LUGS" flyer created for OSCON and OSWorld
Posted 2009-07-09 13:20:00
Bill Kendrick of LUGOD has created a very basic flyer to help attendees of OSCON, OSWorld (previously LinuxWorld) and any other regional events find a local LUG. Get the PDF and source files (Scribus, GIMP, etc.) here. [http://www.lugod.org/projects/oscon/bay_area_lugs/]
Possibility for meetings at Explorit
Posted 2009-07-01 13:45:00
LUGOD met with the Explorit Science Center [http://www.explorit.org/] today, to talk about the possibility of using one of their locations (on 2nd and 5th Streets) for LUGOD meetings, while the Davis Branch of the Yolo County Library is undergoing renovation. In the meantime, we still need a venue for our July meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2009.07.20].
Cernio talk online
Posted 2009-06-16 11:20:00
Photos [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2009.06.15/], meeting minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2009.06.15.php] and presentation slides [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/cernio.pdf] (2.0MB PDF) from last night's presentation on the Cernio Technology Cooperative [http://www.cernio.com/] are now online. Enjoy!
Ad Hoc Elections
Posted 2009-06-15 22:50:00
We held ad hoc elections at tonight's meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2009.06.15.php]. Greg FitzGerald takes over as our treasurer ("/dev/null"), and Brian Lavender fills the roll as vice president ("sys"). Welcome!
Next meeting at the Davis Food Co-Op Teaching Kitchen
Posted 2009-06-08 22:00:00
Thanks to Doug Walter and Julie Cross at the Davis Food Co-Op [http://www.davisfood.coop/], LUGOD will be holding our next meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] (next Monday, June 15th) at the Co-Op's new Teaching Kitchen [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/coop-kitchen/]. (We're still looking into a regular venue for future meetings.)
Plans underway for a multi-LUG booth at OSCON
Posted 2009-06-05 14:05:00
OSCON 2009 [http://en.oreilly.com/oscon2009], O'Reilly's Open Source Convention, will take place in San Jose this July. Members from various local and Bay Area LUGs have shown interest in putting together a multi-LUG booth (a "dot org" booth), like we've done at LinuxWorld Expo [http://www.lugod.org/projects/lwe/] in the past.
We've put up a page for organizing a LUG booth at OSCON [http://www.lugod.org/projects/oscon/]. If you'd like to help, contact Bill Kendrick [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org], or subscribe and post a note to LUGOD's 'vox-outreach' mailing list [http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/#vox-outreach].
Oracle Linux Engineering Update slides and photos
Posted 2009-05-26 17:35:00
Photos [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2009.05.18/] and presentation slides [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/otn200905.pdf] (1.9MB PDF) from last week's meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2009.05.18.php] with Todd Trichler from Oracle Technology Network [http://otn.oracle.com/linux], are now online. Enjoy!
New meeting venue needed ASAP!
Posted 2009-05-24 22:35:00
The Davis branch [http://www.yolocounty.org/Index.aspx?page=256] of the Yolo County Library [http://www.yolocounty.org/Index.aspx?page=189] will be undergoing renovation for the next ~12 months. Therefore, LUGOD is in need of a new venue, beginning with our June 15th meeting. If you can provide one, or have any suggestions, please post a message to our 'vox' mailing list [http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/#vox] or contact Bill Kendrick [mailto:email@example.com].
Installfest on May 30th!
Posted 2009-05-18 10:10:00
Thanks to help from Sebastian Ng at the Computer Science Club at UC Davis, LUGOD will be holding a Linux Installfest Workshop [http://www.lugod.org/if/] on Saturday, May 30th (10am-4pm) in Room 1003 in the Kemper Hall building at UC Davis. Please RSVP [http://www.lugod.org/if/rsvp/] ahead of time if you'd like to get help installing or configuring Linux on your system. Post a note to our 'vox-if [http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/#vox-if]' mailing list if you'd like to help volunteer. The topic of the IF will be "What version of Linux should I install?"
Berkeley Linux Users Group first meeting this Sunday
Posted 2009-05-14 13:45:00
A new LUG, the Berkeley Linux Users Group [http://www.berkeleylug.com/], meets for the first time this Sunday, May 17th from 12pm-3pm.
Volunteers needed at Whole Earth Festival this weekend
Posted 2009-05-08 13:50:00
LUGOD will be attending Whole Earth Festival [http://www.lugod.org/projects/wef/] at UC Davis this weekend (today through Sunday). Volunteers are needed. Please post to LUGOD's vox-outreach [http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/#vox-outreach] mailing list if you can provide assistance.
Oracle visits this month
Posted 2009-05-06 14:40:00
Todd Trichler of Oracle Technology Network [http://otn.oracle.com/linux/] returns to LUGOD this Month [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] (May 18th), to tell us about what Oracle's Linux Engineering Team [http://oss.oracle.com/] has been up to recently. (Flyer available [http://www.lugod.org/documnets/flyers/]; please help spread the word!)
Alice presentation slides, photos and meeting minutes
Posted 2009-04-20 20:00:00
Meeting notes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2009.04.20.php], presentation slides and video [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/alices/], and many photos [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2009.04.20/] from yesterday's talk on "Alice", the beginners programming environment, are now online. Enjoy!
10%-off LPI exam vouchers available
Posted 2009-04-17 13:10:00
LUGOD has received 20 voucher codes to receive 10% off any one Linux Professional Institute [http://www.lpi.org/] (LPI) exam. Printed vouchers will be available at our upcoming meetings [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/], but if you can't make it, feel free to email Bill Kendrick [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] to receive a code. (They're good at Pearson VUE [http://www.vue.com/] training centers — there are three in Sacramento — thru July 2010.)
Flyer for Alice talk next week
Posted 2009-04-15 10:55:00
A flyer (PDF) [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/alice-20090420.pdf] is now available for next week's meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] on the Alice [http://www.alice.org/] programming environment.
Posted 2009-04-13 15:10:00
Just a reminder that, since October 2008 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2008.10.20.php], LUGOD officer [http://www.lugod.org/members/officers/] elections are now hold only once per year. So elections will not be held at this month's meeting. (See LUGOD's bylaws [http://www.lugod.org/objectives/bylaws.html] for how our club is run.)
Next social a fundraiser at Dos Coyotes, south Davis
Posted 2009-03-29 17:20:00
Our next social gathering (Tues. April 7th) will be a fundraiser, held at Dos Coyotes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/dos/] restaurant, in south Davis. Please print out and bring a copy of this coupon [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/fundraiser-20090407-dos.pdf] and present it to the cashier when you order. They'll donate a portion of your bill to LUGOD. Thanks!
Slides from CMake talk
Posted 2009-03-19 19:30:00
Presentation slides and example code [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/cmake/] from Monday's "CMake" talk are now online. Enjoy!
Photos from Rave and CMake talks now available
Posted 2009-03-17 04:10:00
Photos from last month's Rave disk drive recorder [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2009.02.16/] presentation by Spectsoft, and last night's CMake [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2009.03.16/] talk by Doug Barbieri, are now online. Enjoy!
New meeting location needed, beginning in June!
Posted 2009-03-16 13:00:00
The Davis branch [http://www.yolocounty.org/Index.aspx?page=256] of the Yolo County Library [http://www.yolocounty.org/Index.aspx?page=189] will be undergoing renovation, possibly as early as June, and lasting about 1 year. LUGOD typically holds its general meetings (on the third Monday of each month) in the Blanchard meeting room of the Davis library, so we will need a new venue. If you can help, please post a message to our 'vox' mailing list [http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/#vox] or contact Bill Kendrick [mailto:email@example.com].
Photos and Minutes from 10th anniversary meeting
Posted 2009-01-22 14:10:00
Estimated at over 80 attendees, this week's anniversary meeting was a huge success. Check out the photos [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2009.01.19/] and meeting minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2009.01.19.php]. (Slides from Allison Randal's "Parrot" talk will hopefully be available soon.)
LUGOD members interviewed in yesterday's Aggie
Posted 2009-01-17 16:00:00
UC Davis's California Aggie [http://www.theaggie.org/] newspaper interviewed LUGOD president and co-founder Bill Kendrick, member Richard Burkhart, and Installfest coordinator Alex Mandel, in an article about the club, and our upcoming 10th anniversary meeting [http://www.lugod.org/10/]. You can download the entire issue as a PDF [http://www.theaggie.org/pdfs/20090116.pdf], or read the article on their website [http://theaggie.org/article/2360].
LUGOD co-founder on KDVS radio tomorrow
Posted 2009-01-13 18:00:00
Bill Kendrick, president and one of the co-founders of LUGOD, will be talking about our upcoming 10th anniversary meeting [http://www.lugod.org/10/] on "Dr. Andy's Poetry & Technology Hour". Tune in to KDVS 90.3FM in Davis, or listen online at kdvs.org [http://www.kdvs.org/], at 5pm.
LUGOD's 10th anniversary celebration this month!
Posted 2009-01-07 17:00:00
LUGOD celebrates it's 10th anniversary [http://www.lugod.org/10/] this month at our January 19th meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/]. Along with free pizza, snacks and cake to celebrate, we'll be welcoming Allison Randal, chief architect of the Parrot [http://www.parrotcode.org/] virtual machine project.
ZaReason slides available
Posted 2008-12-17 14:35:00
Slides from last month's talk by ZaRason CEO Cathy Malmrose, "Open Source Business Model [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/zareason.odp]" is now available. (11MB OpenOffice.org Impress presentation).
GoGrid slides available
Posted 2008-12-16 15:35:00
Slides from last night's presentation on cloud computing and hosting, and GoGrid's services, are now available (PowerPoint) [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/gogrid.ppt]. Meeting minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2008.12.15.php] are also available.
Posted 2008-11-18 00:35:00
Running upposed, Bill Kendrick remains 'root' (president), Nick Schmalenberger remains 'typescript' (secretary) and Henry House remains '/dev/null' (treasurer). Noone was nominated for 'sys' (vice president), so Bill Kendrick continues filling that role until someone comes forward.
Planning for 10th anniversary
Posted 2008-11-17 15:30:00
A brief planning page [http://www.lugod.org/10/planning/] has been constructed, to help make our 10th anniversary meeting in January [http://www.lugod.org/10/] go smoothly. If you'd like to help, or wish to donate some give-aways, let us know [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]!
LUGOD officer elections begin tomorrow!
Posted 2008-11-16 16:25:00
Send your nominations for officers [http://www.lugod.org/members/officers/] to typescript [mailto:email@example.com] prior to tomorrow's meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/].
Plone Group joins LUGOD Installfest on Saturday
Posted 2008-11-05 00:20:00
Members of the Plone Users Group of Davis [http://www.zugod.org/] will be presenting a workshop on the Plone content management system during our Installfest workshop [http://www.lugod.org/if/] this Saturday, at UC Davis. (Don't forget to RSVP [http://www.lugod.org/if/rsvp]!)
"code_swarm" presentation slides and photos
Posted 2008-10-20 23:15:00
Now available: presentation slides [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/code_swarm.pdf] (420KB PDF), photos [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2008.10.20/] and minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2008.10.20.php] from last night's LUGOD meeting.
Bylaws change regard elections
Posted 2008-10-20 22:20:00
Due to general meetings being held once per month, rather than twice, it now takes between one and two months for the nomination and election process for LUGOD's officers. President Bill Kendrick put forth a motion at tonight's meeting to change officer terms into year-long positions, with voting taking place once a year, in October. Bill Broadley seconded, and the vote passed with no objections (and one abstention). Our Bylaws [http://www.lugod.org/objectives/bylaws.html] have been adjusted, accordingly.
code_swarm talk tonight!
Posted 2008-10-20 10:00:00
LUGOD meets tonight [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] at 7pm at the Davis Public Library [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/library/] for a presentation on code_swarm [http://vis.cs.ucdavis.edu/~ogawa/codeswarm/]. (Officer nomations also begin!)
Installfest this Saturday
Posted 2008-09-25 12:25:00
LUGOD is holding a free Linux installfest workshop [http://www.lugod.org/if/] this Saturday at UC Davis. Please register [http://www.lugod.org/if/rsvp/] by tomorrow if you'd like to bring a computer. Also, a discussion on the "pros and cons of partitioning" will take place at the event.
Photos from Software Freedom Day 2008
Posted 2008-09-22 18:10:00
Check out a few photos from LUGOD's table at Farmer's Market [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2008.09.20/] for Software Freedom Day [http://www.lugod.org/sfd/].
See you at Farmers Market!
Posted 2008-09-19 18:10:00
LUGOD members will be at the Davis Farmer's Market [http://www.davisfarmersmarket.org/] tomorrow, celebrating Software Freedom Day '08 [http://www.lugod.org/sfd/]. Drop by and say 'hi', and don't forget to send your friends over to visit us, too!
Flyer for Sept. Installfest
Posted 2008-09-18 17:30:00
A flyer is now available [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/] for Sept. 27th's Installfest Workshop. Please print and post!
libcrtxy slides online
Posted 2008-09-15 22:15:00
Slides from tonight's talk on libcrtxy are now online [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/libcrtxy/libcrtxy.pdf]. Enjoy!
September Installfest scheduled
Posted 2008-08-30 15:40:00
Our next Installfest [http://www.lugod.org/if/] workshop will take place in the "Zinfandel" lounge at the Experimental College at UC Davis (upstairs in the South Silo building). Please be sure to register [http://www.lugod.org/if/rsvp/] if you'd like to get Linux installed on your computer!
Siafoo slides and photos online
Posted 2008-08-19 14:05:00
David Isaacson and Stou Sandalski, creators of Siafoo, presented a great talk at last night's LUGOD meeting. Check out the photos [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2008.08.18/], their presentation slides [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/siafoo.pdf] (770KB PDF) as well as minutes from the meeting's official business [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2008.08.18.php]. Enjoy!
Flyers for upcoming meetings
Posted 2008-08-05 16:45:00
Flyers are available for our next four general meetings: August: Siafoo [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/lugod_siafoo_200808.pdf], September: libcrtxy [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/lugod_libcrtxy_200809.pdf], October: code_swarm [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/lugod_code_swarm_200810.pdf] and November: ZaReason [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/lugod_zareason_200811.pdf].
Linux on Laptops
Posted 2008-07-23 19:00:00
Photos of the Linux on Laptops Roundtable [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2008.07.21/], plus meeting minutes [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/past/2008.07.21.php], are now available. Enjoy!
Registering for Software Freedom Day
Posted 2008-07-23 15:00:00
We are registering for SFD'08, and have updated our SFD [http://www.lugod.org/sfd/] and demo [http://www.lugod.org/projects/demo/] pages. We've requested 50 Ubuntu CDs from ShipIt, but burns of other discs [http://www.lugod.org/cdburns/] would be appreciated (especially if Ubuntu can't get theirs to us in time!)
LinuxWorld Expo, Picn*x and Software Freedom Day
Posted 2008-07-22 01:10:00
LWE [http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/] takes place in San Francisco August 4-7, and there will be a LUG booth! If you'd like to help, contact Jim Stockford of SF-LUG [http://www.sf-lug.org/]. The annual Linux anniversary picnic & BBQ [http://www.linuxpicnic.org/] takes place the following Saturday, August 9th. You can now RSVP. And finally, Software Freedom Day 08 [http://softwarefreedomday.org/] will be on September 20th. LUGOD is hoping to hold a hands-on Linux demo [http://www.lugod.org/projects/demo/], probably once again at the Davis Farmer's Market. Post a note to our 'vox-outreach [http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/#vox-outreach]' mailing list if you can help out!
Installfest tomorrow; Laptop roundtable Monday
Posted 2008-07-18 15:30:00
Don't forget, LUGOD is holding an Installfest workshop [http://www.lugod.org/if/] tomorrow at UC Davis. And on Monday, we're meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] at the Davis Public Library, where a number of members will be discussing Linux on laptops.
code_swarm talk in October
Posted 2008-06-20 12:05:00
Michael Ogawa of UC Davis' Visualization & Interface Design Innovation group [http://vidi.cs.ucdavis.edu/] (VIDI) and creator of code_swarm [http://vis.cs.ucdavis.edu/~ogawa/codeswarm/], a project used to organically visualized open source contributions (see this Slashdot article [http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/06/16/1855209]) has agreed to come speak at LUGOD. We've got him penciled in for our October 20th meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2008.10.20].