Linux Users' Group of Davis - "LUGOD at the Society for Technical Communicators Conference"
LUGOD at the Society for Technical Communicators Conference
What Is It?
LUGOD and other local LUGs were invited to exhibit at the
Society for Technical
Communicators Region 8 Conference, which was to be held at
UC Davis from July 25th through July 26th.
In 2003, we attended the "Writers in the Workplace", a small one-day event
held by the Sacramento chapter of STC at American River College.
Photos are available.
(Note: That event was much smaller than the region 8 conference
would have been!)
The Society for Technical Communication
is a professional association (with 153 chapters and over 20,000 members
worldwide) for those in the field of technical communication.
Region 8 of STC
includes 21 chapters with more than 3,500 members in California,
Nevada, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand.
Our purpose at this event would have been:
- To talk to people about Linux, OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, LaTeX
and other Open Source, and get the word out about the local
Linux user community and user groups
- To hand out pamphlets containing information about LUGOD, Linux and
- To hand out CDs containing useful software
July 5 - A CDROM ISO image
has been created,
containing Open Source software for Windows that's useful to technical
writers. PLEASE BURN COPIES!
- Do a presentation on Open Source
Update July 8 - Christian Einfeldt, an attorney in
private practice in San Francisco, and part of the OpenOffice.org marketting
team, has offered to do a presentation on Open Source (e.g., cost savings from
using it) and/or OpenOffice.org at the STC conference on
Sunday at 2:30pm.
Mr. Einfeldt is also the producer of a documentary film called "The
Digital Tipping Point", which takes the audience on a world tour to
show the cultural implications of the global shift to open source
"All this for a song": Christian Einfeldt will explain the wide variety of
applications available with a typical commercially available open source
desktop package such as SuSE Professional 9.1. He will also offer some
general tips for migrating to open source software based on his
personal experience in migrating his law practice, and from his
experience in traveling internationally for the filming of the
documentary movie, the Digital Tipping Point.
The following people volunteered to staff the exhibit booth.
We thank them for their offer to help!
- Margo Schulter
- Chris Burkes
- Paul Miller
- Gary McGlinn
- Brian Lavender
- Jonathan Stickel
- Christian Einfeldt
(From OOo marketing group; doing a presentation on
Sunday, 2:30pm-3:30pm (see above); coming from San Francisco)
- Richard Burkhart
(Creating handout material)
- Bill Kendrick
(Coordinating; created CDROM image of software)
- Les Kopari
- Richard Sharpe, with help from Akira Ijuin
- Michael Hubbard
- Tim Riley, with help from Jimbo
LUGOD: PO Box 1336, Davis, CA 95617
2005 Jan 05 15:26