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Upcoming Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, our meetings are held on the first Tuesday and third Monday of each month, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

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  • [geek:1] Monday, September 19, 2016
    Emily Kurze, Marketing Programs Manager, The Linux Foundation - "Get out of your own way: build the open source career you want!"
    Location: Davis Public Library, Blanchard Room

    According to Dice.com, 59% of hiring managers say their hiring of open source talent will increase over the next six months. As the pressure to fill these IT job roles increases to keep pace with demand, so too does the competition to land one of these lucrative opportunities. Having strong open source and career navigation skills has never been more important.

    But it can be overwhelming when you are trying to figure out how to get started. Come find out about open source career trends and how to leverage them, how to start getting involved in open source projects even if you aren't a coder, why networking isn't as scary as it seems and other tricks to help you achieve your career goals in open source.

    About the Speaker:
    Emily Kurze is currently the Marketing Programs Manager at The Linux Foundation. Prior to joining, she worked in the Linux certification, consumer electronics, educational robotics and SCADA software industries. Prior to her work in technology marketing, Emily was a wildlife biologist researching the effects of ultraviolet radiation. Since that time, she's also been a technical writer, software configuration trainer, and advanced technical support analyst, so she's learned a thing or two about reinventing one's career.

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  • [geek:1] Monday, October 17, 2016
    Shahid Buttar, Director of Grassroots Advocacy; Amul Kalia, Intake Coordinator; and Camille Ochoa, Operations Assistant, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) - "Surveillance: self-defense and how you can push back"
    Location: Explorit Nature Center (5th Street)

    Law-abiding Americans are increasingly subject to routine surveillance, not only by federal intelligence agencies -- which will confront a critical legislative deadline in 2017 -- but also by local law enforcement agencies like police departments, and sheriff's offices, as well as private sector sources such as social media networks, employers, and ISPs. Learn how to use a few simple-yet-powerful tools to defend your privacy from electronic monitoring, while also exploring how policy reform opportunities present a chance for your community to increase transparency and introduce long overdue checks & balances.

    About the speakers:
    Shahid Buttar leads EFF's grassroots and student outreach efforts. He's a constitutional lawyer focused on the intersection of community organizing and policy reform as a lever to shift legal norms, with roots in communities across the country resisting mass surveillance.

    Amul Kalia helps EFF staff spot opportunities where it would be helpful for the organization to add its voice. He mostly works with EFF's attorneys in keeping a pulse on emerging legal digital rights issues, and finding opportunities for the EFF to get involved.

    Camille Ochoa provides general operational support to the heroes of EFF. She has her BA in Societal Communication.

    About the Electronic Frontier Foundation:
    EFF is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, it champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. They work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.

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  • [geek:-] Monday, November 21, 2016
    Speaker TBA - "Topic TBA"
    Location: To Be Announced

    Speaker and topic TBA. (Would you like to present at this LUGOD meeting? See our call for speakers.)

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  • [geek:-] Monday, December 19, 2016
    Speaker TBA - "Topic TBA"
    Location: To Be Announced

    Speaker and topic TBA. (Would you like to present at this LUGOD meeting? See our call for speakers.)

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