LUGODers of the Quarter
Posted 2008-06-17 14:00:00
Alex Mandel and Chris McKenzie were both awarded as
LUGODers of the Quarter
at last night's meeting. We thank them for their many recent contributions,
especially with running our Installfest workshops.
Posted 2008-06-07 17:15:00
Once again we spent some time trawling local user group websites to find out
what events are coming up, and have updated our
OpenStreetMap meeting minutes, photos and slides
Posted 2008-05-20 20:00:00
The special LUGOD meeting with GLOBAL
last week as a great success. Check out the
slides (21MB PDF), and the
minutes from the meeting. Enjoy!
LUGOD is at Whole Earth Festival!
Posted 2008-05-10 14:15:00
Chris McKenzie and Nick Schmalenberger put a LUGOD booth at
Whole Earth Festival (at UC Davis)
together at the last minute, and are staffing the booth this weekend
(so far, alone!). If you can help, please drop by — our booth is near
the solar array, north of the Quad Stage.
Also, check out the photos. Thanks!
OpenStreetMap and May Installfest announced
Posted 2008-05-06 17:10:00
Our next general meeting
will be on a special day,
Friday May 16th at
Giedt Hall at UC Davis.
Steve Coast, creator of
OpenStreetMap will be
The following day, Saturday May 17th, we'll be holding our next
installfest. Please register
if you'd like to bring your PC to this free workshop.
Whole Earth Festival 2008
Posted 2008-05-06 08:40:00
We just discovered that the WEF coordinators did receive our application,
and we have a booth! A coordinator and volunteers are needed ASAP if we're
going to attend this event! It's this
weekend: Friday, May 9th thru Sunday, May 11th!
Photos from Yolo County Child Development Conference
Posted 2008-04-28 08:00:00
LUGOD's booth at the 2008 YCCDC was a success!
You can see some photos, here.
Enjoy, and thanks to our volunteers!
CTL slides and meeting minutes
Posted 2008-04-22 19:10:00
Last night's meeting's minutes and
presentation slides (800KB PDF)
on "CTL" are now available.
Officer Elections (mostly)
Posted 2008-04-22 09:35:00
Running unopposed, and with no objections from the attendance at
last night's meeting,
LUGOD's officers were elected:
Bill Kendrick was elected root (president),
Henry House was elected to remain /dev/null (treasurer),
and Nick Schmalenberger was elected to remain typescript (secretary).
Noone was nominated for sys (vice president), so Bill Kendrick
currently maintains that position. Nominations continue to be open
for sys; send your nomination to
Some handouts for the Child Development Conference
Posted 2008-04-13 11:20:00
We've started creating some handouts to give out at the
Yolo County Child Development Conference,
which you can find on our
Handouts page. If you'd like to
contribute something, please send it to us!
April LUGOD events
Posted 2008-04-01 11:25:00
This month at LUGOD:
Posted 2008-03-18 09:20:00
At last night's meeting, LUGOD
members voted to change our bylaws
to end our long-running lending library.
The rules for officer was also changed.
In the past, nominations opened after Daylight Savings changes, but
due to last year's change in Daylight Savings rules, the officership periods
were no longer 6 months long. In the future, they will occur in April and
October. Finally, a consensus was made to start
LUGOD meetings at 7:00pm, rather than
Our exhibit at Child Development Conf. confirmed
Posted 2008-03-15 14:15:00
LUGOD has received confirmation that we'll have a table at the
Yolo County Child Development Conference
in April. If you'd like to volunteer to staff the table, and/or
can help created handouts (printed pamphlets, CDROMs, etc.), please
post a message to our 'vox-outreach'
mailing list, or send an email to
LUGOD installfests moving!
Posted 2008-03-14 14:15:00
Beginning in April, our Installfest workshops will be held
at the "Zinfandel Lounge" at the
College at UC Davis. Our next Installfest will be on
Sunday, April 13th, and you may
register to attend now.
OSSIM at March LUGOD
Posted 2008-03-11 17:00:00
Brian Lavender will be speaking at next Monday's LUGOD
meeting (March 17th) about the
Open Source Security Information Management
project (OSSIM). Please join us!
LUG calendar updated
Posted 2008-03-08 11:20:00
We've updated the calendar of local and LUG events.
Geocaching talk online
Posted 2008-02-20 17:25:00
(3.5MB PDF) from this week's talk on GPS and geocaching are now online.
Project planning for LUGOD at the Yolo County Child Development Conference
Posted 2008-02-20 10:40:00
We've put together a project page for LUGOD's
exhibit table at this April's
County Child Development Conference.
LUGOD at the Yolo County Child Development Conference
Posted 2008-02-20 09:00:00
LUGOD will be attending the
County Child Development Conference, which takes place on
Saturday, April 26th at the Veterans' Memorial Center in
Davis (next door to the library). We'll set up an event planning web page
soon. In the meantime, if you'd like to find out more, or volunteer,
contact Bill Kendrick, or post
a message to LUGOD's 'vox-outreach'
Installfest for Northern California schools
Posted 2008-02-16 14:45:00
Help spread open source software, help bridge the "Digital Divide",
and help keep 12 tons of toxic computer equipment out of landfills!
Untangle and the
Alameda County Computer Resource Center
are holding an installfest
to put Linux on hundreds of refurbished old/discarded computers, which will
be donated to Bay Area schools. It takes place Saturday March 1st,
simultaneously in San Francisco, San Mateo, Berkeley and
Novato. Sign-up to
March Installfest scheduled
Posted 2008-02-15 17:35:00
We'll be holding a free Linux Installfest Workshop
on Sunday, March 2nd at UC Davis. Please be sure to
register ahead of time if you'd like to bring your
computer to this event.
Photos from January's anniversary meeting
Posted 2008-02-15 10:10:00
Photos of "The Digital Tipping Point" talk
at LUGOD's 9th birthday meeting in January are now online. Enjoy!
Geocaching with Linux at Feb. 18th meeting
Posted 2008-02-12 13:45:00
Wes Hardaker has offered to speak about
Linux at next Monday's meeting.
Events calendar updated
Posted 2008-02-11 05:30:00
Our calendar of local events has been updated.
If you're looking for something local (or not so local) related to Linux
(or not so Linux), check it out. Email
us if you have any events you'd like listed.
Recycle your electronics this weekend
Posted 2008-01-14 13:30:00
An "e-waste" collection is taking place this Saturday (9am-4pm) at
Fry's Electronics in Sacramento. More
at ASL Recycling's website.
Come to LUGOD's 9th birthday!
Posted 2008-01-14 13:25:00
LUGOD celebrates our 9th year serving the Davis community, next Monday,
January 21st at the Davis Public Library.
Our guest speaker is the producer of
The Digital Tipping Point,
a documentary film series about open source software.
We'll have free pizza and cake, too!
More info on our meeting page.
Installfest on January 26th
Posted 2008-01-13 12:45:00
LUGOD is holding this year's first free Linux Installfest
Workshop. Bring your computer to this event and volunteers will help
you install and configure the Linux operating system!
All day (10am-6pm) Saturday, January 26th at Kemper Hall,
room 1131, at UC Davis. Please register
ahead of time.
January Social cancelled; "Digital Tipping Point" flyer available
Posted 2007-12-29 19:00:00
January's regularly-scheduled social gathering landed on New Years,
so we've decided to cancel that event. Join us on
Monday, January 21st for a presentation on
The Digital Tipping Point,
a documentary film project about open source software, and to celebrate
LUGOD's 9th birthday!
A flyer for this event is also
Officer election results
Posted 2007-12-17 21:10:00
Running unopposed, and with no objections from the attending members,
LUGOD's officers have been elected. Our current set of officers continue in
their positions: Henry House as 'root' (president) and '/dev/null'
(treasurer), Bill Kendrick as 'sys' (vice president) and
Nick Schmalenberger as 'typescript' (secretary).
Tux Paint "Magic" Plug-in API presentation
Posted 2007-12-17 21:00:00
Presentation slides and
example code from tonight's presentation on Tux Paint's "Magic" API
are now available.
Adobe Flex and ActionScript example code posted
Posted 2007-12-04 22:00:00
Seth Duffey has given us a tar
ball (2.1MB) of the example code and data from his presentation at
LUGOD last month. Enjoy!
Flyer for December Installfest
Posted 2007-11-16 13:25:00
Alex Mandel has created a
flyer (PDF, 1.7MB) for our upcoming Installfest. Please print and post!
Installfest on December 1st
Posted 2007-11-14 15:20:00
Our next Linux Installfest Workshop will be on
Saturday, December 1st. Be sure to register,
if you plan to attend!
Sysadmin, Ruby on Rails, Kernel engineer, UI architect and more...
Posted 2007-11-13 09:05:00
Ten new positions in the Sacramento and Bay Areas have just been posted
to our Jobs page.
$200 Ubuntu Linux PC available at Wal-Mart
Posted 2007-11-07 12:30:00
On our 'vox' mailing list, Scot directed us to
blog post about the Everex TC2502 Green gPC, a $200 PC that comes with
Ubuntu Linux pre-installed.
(The blog mentions it's available at the Woodland Wal*Mart, but their own site
only shows Fairfield, and that it's currently out of stock.)
Adobe Flex and ActionScript for Linux this month
Posted 2007-11-07 12:15:00
Seth Duffey, now a developer at WeBot.com,
will be discussing Adobe's Flex and ActionScript web application development
tools, which are now available for Linux! At our
November 19th meeting at
Google, Penguin Computing and more are hiring
Posted 2007-10-26 00:00:00
Looking for work? Check out the new positions we just posted on our
Notes from "Google Summer of Code"
Posted 2007-10-18 16:00:00
Kevin Schultz of LUGOD posted some notes he took from this week's talk,
and they are now available
on our Presentations page.
This weekend's Installfest confirmed
Posted 2007-10-18 15:10:00
Our free Linux 'Installfest' workshop has been confirmed:
this Saturday, 10am to 6pm at UC Davis. (Don't forget to
register.) Volunteers welcome, and needed!
Google meeting mentioned in California Aggie
Posted 2007-10-17 19:00:00
This week's meeting on "Google Summer of Code" was
written up in an article in UC Davis's
The California Aggie newspaper.
(It was on the
Photos from "Google Summer of Code"
Posted 2007-10-15 23:35:00
Now available: photos and
meeting minutes from tonight's
LUGOD meeting, with Leslie Hawthorn, Open Source
Program Manager at Google, Inc. on the
"Google Summer of Code" program.
Free Pizza at "Google Summer of Code" presentation
Posted 2007-10-07 02:35:00
LUGOD will be serving free pizza at our next meeting,
Monday, October 15th. Be sure to arrive on time...
it will be first come, first served!
Second October Installfest
Posted 2007-10-07 02:30:00
We've tentatively planned to hold a second
Installfest workshop this month, on
Saturday, October 20th at UC Davis.
Installfest room change
Posted 2007-10-05 14:15:00
Our Installfest will, in fact, last until 6:00pm.
We've reserved Room 1127 of Kemper Hall at UC Davis
(which is adjacent to 1131, where we typically hold them).
Additionally, we are tentatively planning another Installfest this month,
on Saturday October 20th.
Installfest time change
Posted 2007-10-03 10:55:00
Our Installfest this Saturday, Oct. 6th, needs to be
over by 3pm. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Flyer for "Google Summer of Code" in October
Posted 2007-09-29 01:50:00
A new full-page flyer for LUGOD's
October presentation by Google
is available. Please print and post at your favorite coffee shop, in the
office, at the laundromat, etc.!
Photos from July meeting and Software Freedom Day
Posted 2007-09-25 22:00:00
Photos are now online from July's meeting on
Post-Processing High Dynamic Range (HDR) Panoramas Using Open Source Tools and from LUGOD's
demo at the Farmer's Market for
Software Freedom Day. Enjoy.
Working with Valley Oak Charter
Posted 2007-09-24 23:00:00
Valley Oak Elementary school in Davis is being closed by the district, but
there are hopes to turn it into a
with a technology
magnet. At Farmer's Market, during
Software Freedom Day, LUGOD members spoke with
volunteers from Valley Oak Charter
about Linux and Open Source, and they're very interested in the
topic. If you'd like to be involved in discussions -- we may simply provide
information and direction, or we may end up volunteering time and/or
equipment (as we did with Davis High School in the past) -- please
subscribe to our 'vox-outreach'
mailing list and help start the discussion.
New jobs posted
Posted 2007-09-18 08:25:00
We went through a backlog of job postings and added them to our
jobs page. If you're looking for work, check it out!
And if you're hiring, let us know.
(Don't forget our 'vox-jobs' mailing
October Installfest Scheduled
Posted 2007-09-17 13:20:00
LUGOD will be holding a free Linux Installfest workshop
at UC Davis early in October: Saturday the 6th. Please be sure to
register in advance if you'd like to get Linux
installed and configured on your computer. If you want to help volunteer
at this event, post a message to our 'vox-if'