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Startup Weekend, part of Global Startup Battle, in Davis this month
Posted 2013-11-05 10:20:00
Our friends at Sacramento Hackerlab have invited us to Davis Startup Weekend (one of 100 cities participating in a Global Startup Battle), which takes place November 15-17 in downtown Davis. LUGOD members can get 50% off with the discount code "communitypartner".

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Officer nominations begin at this month's meeting
Posted 2013-10-13 16:45:00
Per our bylaws, nominations for our club's elected officers open at this month's meeting!

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Printrbot 3D printer talk this month!
Posted 2013-10-09 11:50:00
Join us on October 21st to learn about 3D printing with the kit-based "Printrbot Simple", presented by folks from the Davis Makerspace (they'll talk a bit about DMS, too!)

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Invitation to IT Summit's San Francisco IT Conference
Posted 2013-10-09 11:45:00
The IT Summit - The Ultimate IT Conference Series The IT Summit is pleased to welcome LUGOD as a sponsor of The IT Summit's San Francisco IT Conference (November 6, 2013)

Since 2004 The IT Summit had been the premier producer of regionally focused IT conferences for executives from the government, education, and corporate sectors. While many IT conferences limit their focus strictly to IT personnel, The IT Summit recognizes that IT decisions affect the entire business, and that decisions made outside the IT department often have a direct impact on IT. This holistic view of IT can enhance operations by helping IT personnel to better understand how their work is perceived within the company, enables executives to better understand how their decisions impact the ability of their IT departments to serve the business or agency directly, and in turn allow the business or agency to better serve their customers and clients. The result is a broader information base from which executives can make more informed decisions.

The IT Summit is pleased that Linux Users Group of Davis has chosen to be a sponsor of The IT Summit's San Francisco IT Conference (November 6, 2013). Be sure to register now for the San Francisco IT Conference.

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Davis Makerspace opened
Posted 2013-09-19 10:30:00
As mentioned at this week's meeting, Davis Makerspace opened a few months ago in downtown Davis! Congratulations to them! (See also: the DavisWiki page on DMS.)

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Atari slides from the "Vintage Computers and Linux" roundtable
Posted 2013-08-19 22:30:00
Slides from Bill Kendrick's "Atari 8-bit computers and Linux" portion of tonight's roundtable talk are available (1.9MB PDF). Enjoy!

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"Vintage Computers and Linux" Roundtable on Monday; Call for presenters!
Posted 2013-08-14 22:10:00
At next Monday's LUGOD meeting we'll be hosting a roundtable on vintage computing with Linux. If you use Linux to emulate your favorite classic computer or video game system, or use Linux to support real hardware, please share your experiences! (You're even welcome to bring in a device to demonstrate!) Please e-mail Bill Kendrick at pr@lugod.org if you'd like to participate.

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Sacramento's HackerLab announces "Cereal Hack 3"
Posted 2013-07-12 10:25:00
HackerLab is holding another Cereal Hack, a weekend of competitve creative collaboration for coders, designers, biz devs, and hardware hackers.

The two-day long event will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 27th and 28th at HackerLab in Sacramento. Register at Eventbrite (HackerLab members get 50% off; LUGOD members get $10 off using a code -- see the post on our 'vox' mailing list).

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Slides from "Making Predictions Using Linux and R" talk
Posted 2013-03-22 17:00:00
The slides from this week's "Making Predictions Using Linux and R" talk (43KB PDF) are now available. Enjoy!

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Andrew Roach elected Treasurer
Posted 2013-03-22 16:55:00
Running unopposed in a special election (held since noone was nominated for the position during regular elections last fall), Andrew Roach was unanimously accepted as LUGOD's treasurer ("/dev/null") at this week's meeting. Congratulations and thanks!

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Flyer for February "SugarCRM" meeting
Posted 2013-02-10 23:45:00
Want to help spread the word about LUGOD, and our February meeting ("SugarCRM and Open Soruce")? Then please print and post a flyer! Thanks!

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Flyer for LUGOD's January meeting
Posted 2013-01-03 15:30:00
A basic flyer for our January anniversary meeting with Hacker Lab is now available. Many have been posted around businesses in downtown Davis, but we'd appreciate it if folks would post them elsewhere around town, and on the UC Davis campus, to help get the word out. Thanks!

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Hands-on Linux demo at the Davis Food Co-Op in January
Posted 2012-12-28 18:05:00
We've once again been invited to do a hands-on Linux demo at the Davis Food Co-Op as part of their "Healthy, Wealthy and Wise" series of events during January.

If you'd like to come test drive Linux, and learn more about it, and other open source software, as well as about our club, please drop by! (And of course, send or bring your friends, too!)

1pm-4pm on Sunday, January 13th at the Co-Op's demo counter (near the meat department).

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Seeking help with a flyer
Posted 2012-12-22 09:30:00
Bill Kendrick, who normally makes flyers for LUGOD meetings, admits he's not very artistic; at the best, his flyers are functional. So, we're looking for someone who can make a really nice flyer for our 14th anniversary meeting in January. If you can help, email Bill at pr@lugod.org. Thanks in advance!

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Slight topic change at tonight's meeting: JavaFX on Raspberry Pi
Posted 2012-12-17 14:30:00
Our guest speaker for tonight wrote in: "I am going to do a JavaFX Raspberry Pi talk/demo instead of WidgetFX. Should be equally (more) relevant since it is a Linux-based embedded platform, and still on JavaFX as a related topic."

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Details on "Hacker Lab" talk at January's anniversary meeting
Posted 2012-12-10 15:45:00
More details on our anniversary meeting presentation, on Sacramento's "Hacker Lab", have been posted. Also, O'Reilly has been kind enough to once again sponsor us by providing a collection of books to give away as door prizes!

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Flyer for "WidgetFX" talk
Posted 2012-12-06 10:10:00
A flyer is available for this month's WidgetFX talk. We've posted it a few places downtown, but we'd appreciate it if folks could help out by printing and posting it elsewhere, too! Thanks!

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Meeting update
Posted 2012-11-26 10:40:00
Our final meeting of 2012 will be on Monday, December 17th, at our common venue: the public library in Davis, with a talk on the "WidgetFX" platform. Our first meeting of 2013 will be our 14th anniversary meeting, Monday, January 21st at the Veterans' Memorial Center (right next to the public library), with a presentation by folks from HackerLab in Sacramento.

We're looking for speakers for February 2013 and beyond, so if you'd like to come speak or know a person, organization or company that would like to speak (or that you think we should ask), please see our Call for Speakers!

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Three officers elected; still seeking a treasurer
Posted 2012-11-20 11:20:00
Nominations for LUGOD's annual elections closed, and because only one member was nominated for each position, we simply held a call for objections at last night's meeting.

As there were no objections to the nominations made, Bill Kendrick remains president (root), Brian Lavender remains vice president (sys), and Andrew Roach remains secretary (typescript).

Our previous treasurer (/dev/null), Greg FitzGerald, has moved out of the area, and no other member was nominated. Therefore, we're still looking for someone to take over this position. If you'd like to nominate yourself, or another worthy member, please email typescript@lugod.org.

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Nominations now being accepted for LUGOD officer positions
Posted 2012-10-17 10:15:00
As of this week's meeting, nominations are now open for LUGOD's elected officer positions: root (president), sys (vice president), typescript (secretary) and /dev/null (treasurer). If you would like to nominate yourself, or someone else, for one or more position, please email your nomination to LUGOD's secretary at: typescript@lugod.org.

Nominations will be accepted until November 19th, and elections will being starting at November's meeting. (Note: It's been 6 years since we've had to vote — usually no more than one candidate gets chosen per position — but if we do, it will take place online between the November and December meetings.) See our Bylaws for more.

Note: We are in particular need of a new treasurer, as Greg has recently moved to southern California.

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The many ways to interact with LUGOD
Posted 2012-09-23 11:05:00
Along with real-life events like our monthly meetings and monthly social gatherings, you can keep up-to-date with LUGOD activites, and interact with other club members, in a variety of ways online:

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"Home CNC Machining with Linux" talk in October
Posted 2012-09-22 12:15:00
To new and returning UC Davis students: welcome (back) to Davis!

Join us at the next LUGOD meeting, Monday, October 15th at 7pm at the Yolo County public library (315 East 14th Street in Davis) for a presentation on Home CNC Machining with Linux!

Learn how you can engrave and route with computer-controlled mills and lathes, and even how to make printed circuit boards! This meeting will demonstrate actual machining, describe the electronics, and show how to install and use free open-source software under Linux. Attendees will get a chance to take home their own engraved/machined object!

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Basho speaking about Riak distributed NoSQL database in September
Posted 2012-09-03 13:15:00
Thanks to LUGOD member Eric R. for suggesting we invite Basho to come speak about their Riak database. One of their developers is actually from Davis, and has agreed to come speak at our September general meeting (Monday, Sept. 17).

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Speaker needed for September
Posted 2012-08-27 16:30:00
Our speaker for September has had to reschedule to December ("WidgetFX"), so we're looking for someone to come speak on Sept. 17th. Please see our call for speakers.

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Open Clip Art Library talk this month
Posted 2012-08-08 13:40:00
Join us on Monday, August 20th for a presentation on the Open Clip Art Library (and related projects), and the software and infrastructure that powers it.

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SUSE rescheduled for November
Posted 2012-07-18 14:00:00
Another engineer at SUSE has offered to come speak at LUGOD at our November meeting. Along with SUSE Linux for the Enterprise, he's also offered to talk about their "Open Build Server" (for creating RPM and DEB packages for various distros)! Further talk details will be fleshed out soon.

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July general meeting cancelled
Posted 2012-07-09 17:20:00
Our guest speaker from SUSE has to reschedule his talk at LUGOD due to a scheduling conflict. Since it's mid-summer, and it's short notice to find and announce a new speaker, we're skipping the meeting we had scheduled on July 16th. Our next event will be a social gathering on August 7th, and our next general meeting will be August 20th: "Open Clip Art Library."

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This month at LUGOD: Wikipedia!
Posted 2012-06-06 09:15:00
Developers from the Wikimedia foundation will be speaking at this month's LUGOD meeting, on Monday, June 18th. Come learn about the technology behind Wikipedia and related projects! And down the road in July: openSUSE; in August: Open Clip Art Library; September: WidgetFX; and October: Home CNC Machining with Linux!

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LUGOD's 2012 calendard is filling up!
Posted 2012-04-10 17:15:00
We've booked guest presenters for meetings through September (so far)! Of course, that doesn't mean we're not always looking for speakers. Want to talk? Have a topic idea? Know someone we should invite? Once again, drop Bill Kendrick a note via email: pr@lugod.org.

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Web-based IRC lets you talk to LUGOD members in your browser
Posted 2012-02-01 01:55:00
We just discovered that Freenode offers a web-based IRC interface. Go to http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#lugod to join LUGOD's IRC channel. There are literally thousands of other open source-related channels on Freenode, as well!

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Photos from our anniversary meeting / "Processing" presentation
Posted 2012-01-16 23:15:00
Enjoy some photos from our big celebration and "Processing" talk last night!

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Hands-on demo for Co-op "Healthy, Wealthy and Wise"
Posted 2012-01-14 15:15:00
Thanks to the Davis Food Co-Op for inviting us to be part of their "Healthy, Wealthy and Wise" series of events this month, and to Tim Riley, Brian Lavender, Sing, and Alex Mandel who joined me (Bill Kendrick) and my son in putting together today's demo, and answering questions. We had a great turnout, lots of interest in Monday's anniversary meeting, and at least one new Tux Paint fan.

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2012 call for speakers
Posted 2012-01-05 18:20:00
At long last, we've exhausted our long schedule of guest speaker presentations, so we're once again (always, in fact!) seeking speakers. If you, or someone you know, would like to speak, or you have a topic or speaker you'd like to suggest, please contact Bill Kendrick at pr@lugod.org.

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Join us in January!
Posted 2012-01-04 15:45:00
Come by and say 'hello' during our hands-on Linux demo at the Davis Food Co-Op on Saturday, January 14th. Then be sure to come join the festivities, and learn about "Processing" at our big anniversary meeting that Monday, January 16th. We'll be in the Club Room at the Veterans Memorial Center (between Davis High School and the Yolo County Public library, on East 14th Street).

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Tonight's social gathering at Ciocolat
Posted 2012-01-03 15:00:00
We've been informed that Crepeville is under renovation at the moment, so we'll be holding our social gathering at Ciocolat, which is down a block, at the corner of 3rd and B Streets in downtown Davis. Sorry for the short notice!

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Flyer for January "Processing" meeting and anniversary celebration
Posted 2011-12-30 20:10:00
Happy New Year! We've put together a little flyer for our January anniversary meeting. Please print and post, to help spread the word. Thanks!

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LUGOD 13th anniversary meeting in January!
Posted 2011-12-15 11:10:00
The Linux Users' Group of Davis will be marking its 13th birthday at our January meeting (Monday the 16th). Along with a presentation on "Processing", we'll be celebrating with free food and cake, and give-away prizes from O'Reilly and ThinkGeek. We'll be meeting at the Veterans' Memorial Center (next to the public library), in the Club Room. Please join us, and bring your friends!

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LUGOD invited to paritipate in January "Healthy, Wealthy and Wise" activites at the Davis Food Co-Op
Posted 2011-12-05 17:35:00
We've been invited to do a demo or presentation at the Davis Food Co-Op during 31 days of activities during January. See the thread on 'vox' starting here.

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Pyramid slides and election results
Posted 2011-11-22 14:45:00
(Updated) Our current officers, running unopposed (one accepted nomination per position), have been re-elected! Bill Kendrick (root), Brian Lavender (sys), Greg FitzGerald (/dev/null) and Andrew Roach (sys). Also, here are the slides from last night's "Pyramid" talk. Enjoy!

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November meeting at Explorit
Posted 2011-11-08 14:35:00
We've been given the go-ahead to hold our next meeting (November 21st) at Explorit science center on 5th Street!

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Venues needed for November and January meetings
Posted 2011-10-26 10:40:00
The public library will be closed on the days we're holding our November (21st) and January (16th) meetings, and their security system is still not configured to allow after-hours access. If you can provide space for either or both meetings, please email Bill Kendrick. (Note: Our January meeting will be our 13th birthday, so we're looking for somewhere with capacity for 40-80 people, and that allows food.) Thanks in advance!

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Slides and photos from Hacking Space Exploration and Science
Posted 2011-10-22 14:10:00
Enjoy some photos from Ariel Waldman's visit to LUGOD, and the slides from her "Hacking Space Exploration and Science" presentation (42MB PDF).

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Nominations now being accepted for LUGOD officer positions
Posted 2011-10-18 10:25:00
As of last night's meeting, nominations are now open for LUGOD's elected officer positions: root (president), sys (vice president), typescript (secretary) and /dev/null (treasurer). If you would like to nominate yourself, or someone else, for one or more position, please email your nomination to LUGOD's secretary at: typescript@lugod.org. Nominations will be accepted until November 20th, and elections will being starting at November's meeting. (Note: It's been 6 years since we've had to vote — usually no more than one candidate gets chosen per position — but if we do, it will take place online between the November and December meetings.) See our Bylaws for more.

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Slides from Full Scale Flight Simulator presentation
Posted 2011-10-03 16:00:00
Apologies for the delay! The slides for last month's meetng are now online: Presentation slides for "Full Scale Flight Simulators" talk (14MB ODP presentation file)

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Flyer for "Hacking Space Exploration and Science" talk
Posted 2011-09-27 13:45:00
Please print and post this flyer for October's meeting: "Hacking Space Exploration and Science". Thanks!

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Photos and minutes from FOSS Gaming and Full Scale Flight Simulator talks
Posted 2011-09-21 15:00:00
Minutes (including, for the FOSS Gaming talk, a list of games mentioned) and photos from the last two LUGOD meetings are now online: FOSS Gaming: photos, FOSS Gaming: minutes, Full Scale Flight Simulators: photos and FSFS: minutes. When we receive the slides (and maybe also videos!?) from the FSFS talk, we'll post them too. Enjoy!

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"Hacking Space Exploration and Science" in October; Speaker and Location TBD in November
Posted 2011-09-19 10:30:00
The public library will be on furlough towards the end of November, so we'll need a venue (as well as a speaker) for our November 21st meeting. In the meantime, we rounded up Ariel Waldman of Spacehack.org to come speak at our October 17th meeting (which will be at the library).

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Call for speakers: October and November
Posted 2011-07-19 17:40:00
Call for speakers! We're looking for speakers for our October and November meetings (as well as February 2012 and beyond).

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Appaserver slides available
Posted 2011-07-19 17:35:00
Slides are available for yesterday's presentation on Appaserver. Download the PowerPoint file (1.5MB). Enjoy!

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CSU Bakersfield CS Dept Library!
Posted 2011-07-04 12:25:00
Dr. Melissa Danforth has sent us a couple photos of their CS dept library, which contains over 100 books donated from LUGOD.

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