Members - Officers
This page describes LUGOD's elected officers (root, sys, typescript and
/dev/null), and appointed officers. You may also want to view the
past officers. For details on officers' duties,
see our bylaws.
About the Chairperson (aka "root")
Bill Kendrick was a forming member of LUGOD, and has acted as
Public Relations Officer and Webmaster for a number of years.
In his spare time he writes Open Source software (such as Tux Paint),
and he currently works for LimeLife, Inc. in Menlo Park, CA
writing cellphone games and software. He is married and in December 2006
he and his wife Melissa had their first child. In May 2007, they
returned to Davis.
About the Vice Chair (aka "sys")
Brian Lavender (voted in during a special election in June 2009).
He founded SacLUG in late 1998.
About the Secretary (aka "typescript")
Andrew Roach joined LUGOD in 2009.
About the Treasurer (aka "/dev/null")
Andrew Roach (voted in during a special election in March 2013).
About the Installfest Coordinator
Alex Mandel has been a LUGOD member since August 2006.
He is a grad student at UC Davis.
Alex took over for Seth Nagao as Installfest co-coordinator in April 2007,
and became sole coodinator when Chris McKenzie left Davis in 2008.
He coordinators our Installfest workshops.
About the Public Relations Officer
Bill Kendrick is a co-founder of the Linux Users' Group of Davis, and
has held both "root" and "sys" officer positions. He also currently
acts as LUGOD's webmaster and Public Relations officer.
Bill's interest in Unix began while using it in college (which was fun),
and using Windows95 at home on a roommate's computer
(which was frustrating).
Bill works for a small cellphone game development company in the
Palo Alto region, and spends his free time creating Open Source
Linux, and maintaining a number of other websites.