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Re: [vox] Reminder: WidgetFX talk tonight @ LUGOD (Mon Dec 17) --Plus: 2012 Retrospective!

I maintain show, anything programming related I am all interested in 


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On Dec 17, 2012, at 11:33 AM, Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net> wrote:

> Reminder!  LUGOD meets tonight at the public library in Davis.
> Our guest speaker will be Stephen Chin, lead developer of "WidgetFX".
>  http://www.lugod.org/meeting/
> Also, we're still looking for a club treasurer.  If you'd like to nominate
> yourself for this position, please email our secretary, Andrew Roach, at
> typescript@lugod.org
> Finally, it's our last meeting of 2012, so I thought I'd do a quick
> retrospective!  We began the year with our annual anniversary celebration,
> and a talk on the "Processing" programming language, this time at the
> Veterans Memorial Center (and we'll be doing it all again next month,
> with a talk on Sacramento's "Hacker Lab", so mark your calendar!)
> Due to an addition in the family, and hence my lack of planning ahead
> or advertising, February's meeting (held at Explorit) was a tiny one,
> with a talk on "Neogeography" by our own Alex Mandel.  (Alex, would you
> like to do it again some time, hopefully with a larger audience? :) )
> Moving into the year, we saw a talk on Java EE by our own Brian Lavnder,
> a demo of GIMP by "Beginning GIMP" author Akkana Peck, and an intro to
> Ubuntu 12.04 and its controversial "Unity" interface, by Philip Ballew,
> head of Ubuntu Youth.
> In June, we had a great talk on Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation,
> as well as some of the technology behind that massive project, by the
> Foundation's Trevor Parscal and Roan Kattouw.  Then July's meeting was
> canceled because our speaker from SUSE had to reschedule at the last minute.
> Those paying attention might notice he came to speak last month. :)
> August and September welcomed the Pete Ippel from Fabricatorz
> (on their "Open Clip Art Library" and many other great topics),
> and Daniel Reverri of Basho, on their "Riak" NoSQL DB.
> Finally, in October -- and at long last -- our own Steve Inness presented
> his talk (and a great demo) on home CNC machining using Linux and (relatively)
> inexpensive hardware.  And, as mentioned, Peter Linnell from SUSE showed up
> last month, and did a great talk on their "Open Build Service" and other
> topics.
> Chances are (since there are 100s of you on these lists, and a dozen,
> to dozens, who make our meetings) you missed one or more of these meetings.
> We do our best to take some photos during the talks, and to post
> presentation notes & slides, when available.  You can find what we have
> on our "Past Meetings" page:
>  http://lugod.org/meeting/past/
> You don't have to click into the meeting minutes, just click the
> "camera" (photos) or "paper" (slides) icons on the right!
> Or, of course, you can directly browse photos ( http://www.lugod.org/photos/ )
> or presentation slides ( http://www.lugod.org/presentations/ ) -- I try to
> make things as easy to discover as possible. :^)
> Looking into 2013, we have nothing scheduled beyond our big January
> anniversary event / "Hacker Lab" talk.  So if YOU'D like to speak at LUGOD,
> or know someone who might, please check our our Call for Speakers!
>  http://www.lugod.org/speak/
> Thanks for being part of LUGOD, and have a great holiday season and a
> safe and enjoyable New Years!  See many of you tonight, and many more of
> you in 2013!
> -- 
> -bill!
> Co-founder & President
> Linux Users' Group of Davis
> http://www.lugod.org/
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