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[vox] BerkeleyTIP Today - Join us Online! Oct4 Sat. Linux FreeSWMeeting Debian Akademy Videos IRC
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[vox] BerkeleyTIP Today - Join us Online! Oct4 Sat. Linux FreeSWMeeting Debian Akademy Videos IRC



Hi LUGOD & LUGNUTS -  This message NOT crossposted.

Short Story: Join us online today - either from home, or organize a
quick get together - best at some campus location with wifi, so you can
educate students.

Highlights: Debian & KDE videos at 1PM, IRC starts 11am, VOIP is the
programming project.

Also - you LUGOD folks are leading the way with a near campus LUG.  5PM
today is UC Planning - lets plan how to get LUGs going at all UC
campuses.

That was what I wnated to do the dual post to LUGOD & SacLUG about,
cause BerkTIP has had two visitors from Sacto.  I was gonna ask you 2
lugs "do you want to have a simultaneous BerkTIP in Davis or Sacto?"
But, then the past few days I decided to just let anyone join via IRC &
VOIP from anywhere, so that question was moot.

Join from BOTH Davis & Sacto if you wish!  :)

Here's the link for the videos, from way down near the end of this
message.  See the Schedule 4 paragraphs below for timing.,
http://groups.google.com/group/BerkTIPGlobal/web/videos-2008-10

Hope one or more of y'all can join with us online today - or, hey, if
some o y'all want to drive down to UCB, do that too.  But, better I
think to join with us online this month.

#BerkeleyTIPGlobal  on freenode irc.

:)  C ya.

=====----------------------------------------------------------------

Whole bunch of NEW EXCITING THINGS for YOU at the 
LOCAL & GLOBAL GNU(LINUX), BSD & FreeSW meeting this SATURDAY OCTOBER 4
A) Join from HOME, B) Hot DEBIAN & KDE AKADEMY VIDEOS
C) PROGRAMMING PARTY  = Get VOIP between local meetings
D) UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA FUTURE MEETINGS planning
E) Welcome NEW INVITEES: GNU, DEBIAN, KDE projects

=====  DATE:  OCTOBER 4, SATURDAY
=====  TIME:  10 AM - 6 PM PACIFIC Daylight Svgs. Time
=====  LOCATION:  1) UC BERKELEY CAMPUS,
             &/OR 2) ANYWHERE YOU WANT - Your home, your meeting, etc.

=====  SCHEDULE:  10 AM - 6 PM PACIFIC Daylight Svgs. Time  =====

10   SETUP - LOCAL Meeting - Signs, Power, Wifi
11   SETUP - GLOBAL Communication - IRC, VOIP 
12   PROG-PARTY - VOIP Dimdim Ekiga Asterisk - 1-N, N-N
 100   VIDEO  - DEBCONF - Introduction to meeting
 130   VIDEO            - Debian - 15 years and counting
 230   VIDEO  - AKADEMY - The KDE e.V.: Foundation for the Community
 3   DISCUSSION - USE KUBUNTU 8.10, OR SWITCH TO DEBIAN?
 4   PROG-PARTY - VOIP Dimdim Ekiga Asterisk - 1-N, N-N
 5   UC Planning - Organize BerkTIP-G meetings at Univ of CA campuses
 6   Done - closeup


This is a new, combined, Local & Global announcement, for everyone
within distance of actually attending the UC Berkeley physical meeting.

Because I'm now opening this meeting up to anyone, anywhere (even
participate from your home), this one announcement is for 
1) anywhere participants (which I call "Global", even if it is right
here in the SFBA), & 
2) the Berkeley physical location meeting.

=====================================================================
=====  CONTENTS:  =====
=====  1) LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS
=====  2) NEW "LOCAL / REMOTE-GLOBAL" GENERALITIES
=====  3) LOCAL SPECIFICS
=====  4) GLOBAL & FULL DETAILS


=====================================================================
=====  1) LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS
=====  LOCAL BERKELEY in person meeting at U. C. Berkeley  =====

Come to the exciting UCB location meeting!  (See location info below.)

=====  NEW: UC STUDENTS -  Ongoing starting this month, I'm announcing
this meeting to student groups.  Now that students are back in school,
students interested in Free SW might come to this meeting. Here's a
great chance for you to do all the regular meeting things, plus perhaps
pass on important knowledge to students, or learn _from_ the students
the latest things they are working on, & that interest them.

=====  NEW: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA FUTURE MEETINGS:

Come plan & work toward the creation of monthly local meetings at ALL UC
campuses.

Hello Californians -  The University of California is YOUR university. 
Created centuries ago by Californians to serve Californians, the
University is a resource for us, and an educational service for
students.

Right now only Berkeley & Davis have Linux/FreeSW meetings in close
conjunction with a UC campus.  Wouldn't it be great if every month ALL
the UC campuses had such a meeting?  Even better if they were
simultaneous with BerkeleyTIP-Global, & all Californians could get
together in Virtual Space for one GREAT BIG MEETING.

Come help plan & work to make this a reality.  5PM to 6 PM time slot at
this meeting.


=====================================================================
=====  2) NEW "LOCAL / REMOTE-GLOBAL" GENERALITIES
=====  GLOBAL: Other Bay Area physical meetings, or from home.

Wouldn't it be great if everyone who wanted to attend a BerkeleyTIP
meeting could?  To bring that closer to reality, for people who can't
affort the time or cost of traveling to Berkeley, I'm opening the
meeting to everyone, everywhere.

I invite people to join us from their home via IRC & VOIP, or set up
their own local meeting.  (See details below.)

The more the merrier.

This month we should have IRC set up within an hour of the start of the
meeting.  We'll also be working to get VOIP going.  That will be even
better at making it great for virtual attendees.

No matter if it is cost savings, time savings, or you only want to be
involved some part(s) of the meeting.  Maybe a college student doesn't
have the resources to travel, even merely from San Francisco to
Berkeley.  NO PROBLEM!  Join with us with IRC & VOIP.

In the near future we'll make an effort to set up more local meetings -
especially at UC campuses, & perhaps also at all college campuses in
California, & everywhere.

I think group meetings offer many benefits over merely joining online,
but I believe in letting the individual make the choice.

So:
1) Come to the U. C. Berkeley location meeting, or
2) Join with us from your home, or
3) Set up your own local meeting anywhere - A college campus would be
great.

It's your choice - have it your way!  :)


=====================================================================
=====  3) LOCAL SPECIFICS
=====  LOCAL UCB BerkeleyTIP MEETING DETAILS:  =====

=====  DATE:  OCTOBER 4, SATURDAY
=====  TIME:  10 AM - 6 PM PACIFIC Daylight Svgs. Time
=====  LOCATION: Free Speech Cafe outside veranda, at Moffitt Library
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=37.872496,-122.261155&spn=0.000578,0.000633&t=h&z=20

Watch the BerkeleyTIP group page for last minute changes, such as if we
need to move to another location.  I'll post signs if we do move
locations.

=====  VIDEOS: I'll bring the videos on my laptop, so no need for you to
bring them on yours.

=====  HARDWARE:  Do bring a laptop with microphone headset, wifi
capable, ethernet cable & ethernet hub/swith if possible, power cord &
extension cord.  Be Prepared.

=====  SCHEDULE: See global announcement below.

=====  PROBABILISTIC RSVP:  PLEASE make a probabilistic RSVP, if you
think there is a >=75 % chance you'll attend, using the subject: 
"BerkeleyTIP RSVP % = ##" where ## = 75 or 99, choosing the closest # to
the probability you think you'll attend.

RSVP to my email address john_re at fastmail dot US, or join the group
mailing list & RSVP there if you'd like to tell the group what you are
interested in regarding the meeting.

No RSVP is _necessary_, but it will help us to get an early warning if
we might need to get a larger meeting location.  --  Please come even if
you aren't able to RSVP!

I hope to see you there.  :)

=====  LOCAL WEATHER as of Friday says:  Saturday Showers likely. Highs
in the upper 50s to mid 60s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?brand=sfgate&query=berkeley%2C+ca
So, we might be moving inside. Perhaps Soda, Cory, Evans, Dwinelle.  The
cafe veranda has a cover, so we'll be ok if it is only a tiny drizzle. 
Bring a jacket.  Often such days warm up & get sunny in Berkeley.

=====  CAR PARKING - Best to park below/downhill/west from campus for
this meeting.  There will be a football game at the stadium at the top
of campus.  Park below campus & it's a mere 7 minute walk to the meeting
at the Free Speech Movement Cafe at Moffitt Undergrad Library. 

There is a UC parking garage at the foot of campus one block south of
University Ave., at Addison & Oxford.
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=37.871097,-122.266626&spn=0.002494,0.003085&z=18

There are also two aproximately 6 story parking garages in downtown
Berkeley.

Or, you might be able to find free street parking North or NorthWest of
campus maybe between 2 & 10 blocks from campus.  Be SURE to CHECK THE
PARKING SIGNS ALONG THE SIDEWALK to ensure it is OK to park for more
than 2 hours without a local parking permit car sticker.

=====  BART - Berkeley Downtown stop.  7 minute walk to Free Speech Cafe
at Moffitt Undergrad Library.


=====================================================================
=====  4) GLOBAL & FULL DETAILS
=====  GLOBAL ANNOUNCEMENT  =====

http://groups.google.com/group/BerkTIPGlobal
  Join the mailing list & say "Hi".


===== Good day GNU(Linux) & FreeSW enthusiasts -  :)

You are INVITED to join with the friendly people at
The GLOBAL, MONTHLY, SIMULTANEOUS, FREE SOFTWARE MEETING:

BERKELEY-TIP-GLOBAL All FreeSW & GNU(Linux) & BSD & Etc.
  TIP = Talks, Installfest, Potluck, ProgrammingParty

TIME:  11AM - 6PM PACIFIC Daylight Savings Time
        2PM - 9PM EASTERN, etc.
IRC:   BerkeleyTIPGlobal  on freenode.net
VOIP:  Working on creating this capability this meeting
 
NEW - You & Everyone are invited to 
    1) Join from HOME,
  OR
    2) Set up a LOCAL MEETING in your community-
         A GREAT place is at a local COLLEGE or UNIVERSITY.
         EASY TO DO - Merely meet at a WiFi cafe.
                    - Announce on your local email list

This is a FREE, NO $ COST, global event.


===== HIGHLIGHTS:  =====
  1) VIDEOS/TALKS: Debconf, KDE Akademy
       Meet the community - introductions to people
  2) _NEW:_  JOIN IN FROM ANYWHERE -
       EVEN FROM HOME, or FROM a COLLEGE or UNIVERSITY
     WITH IRC, and working toward VOIP CONFERENCING CALL
  3) Welcome NEW INVITEES
       GNU, DEBIAN, KDE, UC Berkeley students, LUGOD & UC Davis Students


=====================================================================
=====  VIDEOS - TALKS

HOT NEW VIDEOS FROM DEBIAN DEBCONF & KDE AKADEMY

Download the files to your laptop before the meeting.
Play the videos at the relevant times.
Get on IRC or VOIP to discuss them with the other viewers
  around the globe.

100P  VIDEO  - Debconf - Introduction to Debconf 2008
                       - Debian - 15 years and counting
230P  VIDEO  - Akademy - The KDE e.V.: Foundation for the Community

Video Download information here:
http://groups.google.com/group/BerkTIPGlobal/web/videos-2008-10


=====  GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS - IRC, VOIP - 11 AM IRC Start time

==  !!  11AM  !! SETUP TIME - should be online starting this hour
    NOTE: ONLINE MEETINGS STARTS AT 11 AM, NOT 10 AM
      This gives the local group 1 hour to do local setup.

    IRC CHANNEL - BerkeleyTIPGlobal on Freenode.net

==  VOIP -
1) Dimdim.com ? - VOIP conference in Firefox + Adobe Flash
2) or try Ekiga?  or Asterisk?

This meeting will be our first attempt to get VOIP going.
VOIP capability is the group   Programming/Development/Progress Project
for this meeting.  We will be working together to get this capability
working for the global meeting.


===== PROGRAMMING PARTY
Work on getting VOIP working between meeting locations,
including individual participants from home.

We'll be trying & testing:
1) Dimdim.com - One to Many (1-N) net meeting service using 
     Firefox & Adobe Flash
2) Asterisk - Red Hat Infrastructure team has new VOIP capability,
     I think using Asterisk & donated hosting from Digium???
     We'll investigate this technology.
3) Ekiga - Can this be used for 1-N?  N-N? How? Server needed? What SW?


===== JOIN FROM HOME - NEW ; OR, SETUP A LOCAL MEETING

NEW this meeting, we INVITE everyone to JOIN FROM HOME if you wish.
This is an easy way to get started with the meeting.

Or, you can organize a LOCAL MEETING & get together with your friends.
Having a meeting with friends can generate much more learning, progress,
community & fun.  You could have a local potluck meal, too.

A GREAT PLACE to have a local meeting is at a COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.
It can be at a WiFi cafe.
It's great to INVITE the STUDENTS there to attend
- it HELPS them LEARN about Linux & Free Software, and
- it keeps the community UP TO DATE on the NEW THINGS STUDENTS are
DOING.


=====  NEW INVITEES -
Welcome the new invitees this month:

1) GNU PROJECT
2) DEBIAN DISTRO
3) KDE GUI PROJECT
4) University of California Berkeley CS & EE & Engineering students
5) LUGOD, including U. C. Davis students

=====  BE SELF SUFFICIENT - BRING ALL EQUIPMENT YOU NEED
If you attend a local meeting, be sure to bring everyting you need:
Laptop, power supply, extra power extension cord / power splitter,
WiFi? ethernet cable?  networking hub or router?


=====================================================================

JOIN the MAILING LIST for the BerkeleyTIP-Global meeting & say "Hi".
Tell us if you'll attend the meeting from home,
or if you'll set up a local meeting.
Or, ask any questions.

I hope to hear from you on the mailing list, 
& at the meeting on IRC & VOIP.  :)
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