AlphaGo and Kodi talks
Posted 2017-02-10 10:15:00
Join us this month (Feb. 20th) at Explorit for a talk
on AlphaGo, Google DeepMind's aritificial neural network-based
program that was the first to beat a professional Go player,
and next month (March 20th) at the public library for
a presentation on Kodi (previously Xbox Media Center (XBMC))!
Treasurer and VP positions
Posted 2017-01-18 19:55:00
Tim Thatcher, our treasurer, offered to nominate himself for the
vacant vice president ("sys") position, if someone else would be
willing to step in as treasurer ("/dev/null"). Will Marshall nominated
himself at this week's general meeting, and both positions were
accepted by those in attendance with no objection. (No vote was held,
since both were running unopposed.) Congratulations and thanks!
That said, LUGOD is still in need of a president! If you're interested
in nominating yourself or someone else, email
typescript at lugod.org.
LUGOD site hosting has been migrated
Posted 2017-01-13 10:25:00
Thanks to Rod Roark of Sunset Systems for continuing to host our website
and mailing lists. A few momembers ago, we migrated to a new VPS, and
our DNS entries for *.lugod.org have been updated to point to it.
All seems well so far, but let us know if you notice any quirks!
Posted 2016-12-30 12:45:00
A flyer is available
for LUGOD's 18th anniversary celebration meeting, and
in January. Please print and post!
LUGOD officer elections, so far
Posted 2016-11-21 21:15:00
Congratulations to Kenneth Lyons and Timothy Thatcher who,
both running unopposed and with no objections, retain their
positions of Secretary (typescript) and Treasurer (/dev/null),
However, we are still in need of a President (root) and
Vice President (sys). If you'd like to nominate yourself,
or someone else, for one of these positions, please
send them to our secretary.
For more, see
this post to LUGOD's vox-announce list.
Nominations open for LUGOD officer positions
Posted 2016-10-23 23:50:00
Nominations are now being accepted for LUGOD's four elected
officer positions. If you'd like to nominate yourself,
or someone else, for one or more of: root (president), sys
(vice-president), typescript (secretary), and/or /dev/null
(treasurer), then please send an email to Kenneth Lyon, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations remain open until our next general meeting, Monday,
Nov. 21st. Voting (if necessary) will occur online between that,
and the next meeting (Dec. 19th). For more details, see our Bylaws.
EFF speaking at UC Davis, too
Posted 2016-10-08 20:30:00
Shahid Buttar and others from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
will be speaking at UC Davis at noon on Oct. 17th, the
same day they'll be visiting LUGOD (later in the evening).
At the UCD School of Law, Room 1303, topic:
"How Law Students Can Restore Constitutional Limits on Government
Surveillance." Open to all.
Inkscape slides available
Posted 2016-09-22 22:40:00
Slides from June's talk on "Inkscape for Art and Science"
are now available.
Posted 2016-09-21 12:10:00
Over on Facebook,
we were asked about how to from a LUG, by someone up in the
Chico/Oroville area, who'd like to start one. (There used
to be CSLUG at Chico State, but they seemed to disappear
back in 2008.) If you have any tips on running a club,
or know any Linux fans up that way, post a comment to that
thread! (We've already explained how LUGOD works, and
linked to Rick Moen's excellent
for a Successful Linux User Group.)
Flyer for EFF "Surveillance" talk at October LUGOD meeting
Posted 2016-09-20 16:55:00
We've created a flyer for October's LUGOD meeting, where
The Electronic Frontier Foundation will present a talk
entitled "Surveillance: self-defense and how you can push back".
Download it from our Flyers page,
and please consider printing and posting it around town!
Photos from June, July and September meetings
Posted 2016-09-20 16:00:00
We've just placed photos from recent LUGOD meetings:
July (C-STEM), and yesterday,
Sept. (Open source careers).
Open Source career talk this month!
Posted 2016-09-01 09:15:00
Join us on Monday, Sept. 19th
for a presentation by Emily Kurze of
The Linux Foundation:
"Get out of your own way: build the open source career you want!"
7pm-9pm at the public library in Davis.
A flyer is available.
August LUGOD meeting canceled
Posted 2016-08-02 15:20:00
We didn't get a speaker lined up for August's meeting, and most of
the club officers will be out of town on the day of the meeting,
so we've decided to cancel. We still have a social gathering tonight
(Tue. Aug. 2) and next month (Tue. Sep. 6).
Our next regular meeting
will be Mon. Sep. 19:
"Get out of your own way: build the open source career you want!",
presented by Emily Kurze of The Linux Foundation.
"Docker" presentation slides online
Posted 2016-06-12 10:15:00
Slides from May's presentation on Docker are
(5.1MB PDF) Enjoy!
"Inkscape" talk in June, and a special thanks
Posted 2016-06-08 18:25:00
Michele Tobias, Environmental Scientist at the Natural Resource Division
of California State Parks, will be presenting a talk on "Inkscape"
at our June 20th meeting.
Also, special thanks to Phil
Shapiro (all the way out in Washington DC) who has been suggesting
guest speakers (like Michele, and Emily Kurze, speaking in September)
for us to invite!
EFF at the Davis Community Forum
Posted 2016-05-25 16:45:00
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)'s Shahid Buttar and Amul Kalia
will attend the Davis Community Forum next Thursday, June 2nd, and hosted
by the Yolo County ACLU chapter. They'll be speaking on a panel about
"Local Community Organizing Strategies" and "Measures to Protect Rights
in the Digital Era."
(h/t Nicholas at the Davis MakerSpace)
Presentation slides from March Robotics and April Puppet talks
Posted 2016-04-20 15:55:00
Visit our archive of presentation slides
from past meetings if you want to check out the slides
from LUGOD's March meeting on Robotics and this week's meeting on
Puppet config. management. Enjoy!
Photos from March Robotics and April Puppet talks
Posted 2016-04-20 10:00:00
Check out photos from LUGOD's March
meeting on Robotics
and this week's meeting on
Puppet config. management. Enjoy!
LUGOD's new address
Posted 2016-04-07 15:55:00
We once again have a PO Box address: PO Box 1336, Davis, CA 95617.
Puppet and Docker coming up!
Posted 2016-04-01 11:10:00
Our next two meeting topics are scheduled:
April 18th: Puppet configuration management, and
May 16th: Docker container technology.
See our upcoming meetings page.
There are also Facebook events for both of these, plus all
remaining 2016 social gatherings, over on our
page. (Don't forget to 'Like' it!)
LUGOD special elections: Treasurer
Posted 2016-03-22 15:20:00
Thanks to Timothy Thatcher for offering to act as LUGOD's treasurer
("/dev/null") officer position. Unchallenged, and with no objection
from the attendees at last night's meeting, his nomination was
Robotics and Puppet at upcoming LUGOD meetings
Posted 2016-03-20 13:25:00
Tomorrow, Monday March 21st, LUGOD is hosting a talk on Linux-based robots
from a member of the local junior and senior high school robotics club,
Citrus Circuits. And at our April meeting, we'll have a talk on
Configuration Management using "Puppet"! See our
upcoming meetings page for more!
Oct., Jan., and Feb. meeting photos
Posted 2016-02-16 09:00:00
Photos from October's "PlayOnLinux" talk,
January's anniversary meeting and
"Code Blocks" talk, and
last night's C.H.I.P. and PINE64
presentation are now online. Enjoy!
C.H.I.P. and PINE64 at February's LUGOD
Posted 2016-01-23 10:25:00
At next month's LUGOD meeting,
there'll be a discussion and demo of both the C.H.I.P. $9 computer,
and the PINE64 $15 64-bit supercomputer. Help spread the word by
sharing the Facebook
event, and/or printing and posting
the flyer. Thanks!
LUGOD 17th anniversary meeting!
Posted 2016-01-17 16:20:00
Tomorrow (Monday, January 18th) is
LUGOD's 17th anniversary meeting!
Along with a talk on Code::Blocks, we'll
be celebrating with free pizza, snacks, and cake.
Please join us! (We'll be meeting at
Smashwords in downtown
Happy new year!
Posted 2016-01-07 09:45:00
Happy new year! We've updated our
online calendar with all of this year's
LUGOD events, as well as many (sometimes all of this year's)
events being held other LUGs in the greater bay area, plus
other computer clubs in the Sacramento/Davis area. Enjoy!
LUGOD special elections again
Posted 2015-12-27 11:55:00
Kenneth Lyons nominated himself for the 'typescript' (secretary)
officer position at LUGOD, after Andrew Roach decided to step down
at the end of his term, back in October. His nomination was accepted
with no objections at our December meeting last week. Thanks and
Flyer for Amateur (ham) Radio roundtable in December
Posted 2015-11-29 17:00:00
Help promote our next meeting by
printing and posting a flyer for
December's Amateur (ham) Radio roundtable! Thanks in advance!
Nominations remain open for treasurer and secretary
Posted 2015-11-16 23:25:00
As no one was nominated for the position of treasurer, and
Andrew Roach, our current secretary and only nominee for that
position has declined, we're still accepting nominations for
these two positions. If you'd like to nominate yourself (thanks!)
or anyone else, please email
Death of Steve Inness
Posted 2015-10-01 13:20:00
We're very sad to hear about the death of Steve Inness, a decade-long
visitor to LUGOD, and very active volunteer in the local community.
Meeting photo backlog
Posted 2015-09-13 01:10:00
Tons of photos going back to 2013 have finally been
posted to the website. Sorry for the delay, and enjoy!
"Dark Art of Container Monitoring" slides
Posted 2015-08-20 13:55:00
If you missed this week's great talk on containers, monitoring them,
the open source sysdig project, and SysDig Cloud service,
check out the presentation slides.
MySQL, ???, CC65, and PlayOnLinux
Posted 2015-07-15 09:45:00
LUGOD's next few meeting topics
are mostly set! July: MySQL Tricks,
September: C for 6502 CPUs with "CC65", October: "PlayOnLinux" Wine frontend.
Interested in speaking in August, November, December, or some time in 2016?
Learn about speaking at LUGOD!
June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Posted 2015-06-14 14:45:00
Due to lack of speaker, and approach of summer, we've cancelled
this month's LUGOD meeting. Sorry for the short notice, and see
you in July!
LUGOD special elections
Posted 2015-05-19 09:55:00
John Reed, our club's vice president ('sys'), has become too busy
with his day job to participate, and Brian Lavendar nominated
himself to take over the role. With no objections from the
attendees of last night's LUGOD meeting, Brian was elected.
Congrats also to Adam Reiser, our treasurer ('/dev/null'), who
just accepted a new job; unfortunately for us, it's out of state,
so he's relinquished the role. We are now accepting nominees
for the treasurer position; please send them to
DavisGIG: municipal fiber for Davis
Posted 2015-03-17 21:25:00
If you're interested in community-driven fiber optic
gigabit Internet access to homes and businesses in Davis
(the topic of last night's LUGOD meeting), check out
the DavisGIG website.
(There's also a mailing
list you can participate in.)
LUGOD seeking speakers for 2015
Posted 2015-02-05 16:25:00
The Linux Users' Group of Davis is always looking for
guest speakers to present at our monthly meetings.
If you'd like to speak, know someone who would, or have
suggestions for presenters or topics you'd like to see
at LUGOD, let us know! See our
call for speakers, as well as our
and email our
Southern California Linux Expo SCALE 13x
Posted 2015-02-05 11:55:00
SCALE 13x is
this month, from Feb. 19th-22nd in Los Angeles.
LUGOD members are eligible for a 50% discount! See today's
post to our
'vox' mailing list!
Happy new year! LUGOD turns 16!
Posted 2015-01-02 14:25:00
This month we'll be celebrating our club's 16th birthday with
free pizza and cake, and a presentation on "Nix",
a purely functional package management system. We'll be meeting
for the first time at the offices of
Smashwords in downtown Davis.
(A flyer is available; please print and
post it, to help spread the word!)
Club officer elections
Posted 2014-11-18 10:25:00
Running unopposed, and with no objections from the attendees of
last night's November LUGOD meeting, election results are in:
- root (president) - Bill Kendrick (continuing)
- sys (vice president) - John Reed (continuing)
- typescript (secretary) - Andrew Roach (continuing)
- /dev/null (treasurer) - Adam Reiser
LUGOD election season has begun!
Posted 2014-10-24 13:05:00
LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit with four elected officer
positions. We hold elections once a year, and nominations
are now being accepted. Learn more in
post to 'vox-announce'.
LUGOD Installfests coming again soon
Posted 2014-10-10 11:00:00
Our last Installfest workshop was held back
in January of last year, and we've been looking for someone to
help coordinate. Case Talbot (who recently spoke at LUGOD
about the "Go" programming language) has offered to coordinate
them, and we may be able to meet at the engineering offices
(where both Case and LUGOD co-founder Bill Kendrick both work),
in downtown Davis. More details soon!
Discounts to "Velocity" in NY; come to tonight's "Photography" talk
Posted 2014-08-18 17:40:00
O'Reilly has provided us with a discount code for their
"Velocity" conference in New York, NY next month.
Come to tonight's meeting to find out more!
July, August and September: Security, Photography and Programming for Kids
Posted 2014-07-04 00:30:00
We're pleased to announce that our next three meetings are booked with
This month, on July 21st, come learn about "defensive computing" —
how to protect yourself against malware, rogue hotspots, click tracking,
and more. On August 18th, discover how Linux can be used in the world of
professional photography. And on September 15th, meet Scratch, a programming
language designed for children ages 8 to 16. Check out our
upcoming meetings page to learn more!
"Google Go: Not Just For Googlers, also for Gophers!" at June LUGOD
Posted 2014-05-31 21:50:00
At LUGOD in June, we'll
learn about the "Go" programming language, originally created at Google
as an alternative to C++ and Java, which also has a growing following
of Ruby and Python users. 7pm at the public library on Monday, June 16th.
Also join the event
at Facebook and help spread the word!
"How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love SDL" at May LUGOD
Posted 2014-05-03 18:00:00
This month at LUGOD,
we'll learn about porting a commercial PlayStation Vita & PS3 game
to libSDL, the open source cross-platform multimedia library (created by
UC Davis alum Sam Lantinga, who spoke at LUGOD back in 1999!).
There's also a flyer available; please
print and post it! Also join the
Google Glass at LUGOD's April meeting
Posted 2014-03-18 02:00:00
Next month -- on Monday, April 21st
-- we welcome LUGOD's own Wes Hardaker, who will be discussing and
demonstrating the "Google Glass" wearable computer.
Update: Here's a flyer for the
Google Glass talk. Please print and post!
LUGOD March events, and more
Posted 2014-03-01 11:15:00
LUGOD's next social gathering
is this Tuesday, March 4th, at 7pm at Crepeville restaurant in downtown
Davis, and our next general meeting
will be on Monday, March 17th, 7pm at the public library; the topic will
be "Liferay Portal 6.2". We've also scoured the websites of other local
user groups and added their events to our calendar.
Volunteers sought for LUG booth at SCALE
Posted 2014-01-18 00:30:00
the 12th annual Southern California Linux Expo, takes place
Feb. 21-23 in Los Angeles. There will be a Linux Users Group booth
there, and volunteers are needed! If you're going to be there, and can help
out (and help represent LUGOD here in northern California), please
contact jim at well dot com.
Watch LUGOD on DCTV's "In the Studio"
Posted 2014-01-17 14:30:00
Earlier this week, LUGOD's co-founder and president, Bill Kendrick,
together with our new vice president, John Reed, our past vice
president and long-term member (and SacLUG founder) Brian Lavender,
and long-term member Eric Engelhard, were interviewed by
Darrick Servis (who some may remember coming to LUGOD in 2007
to speak about radio automation software used at KDRT radio) on
DCTV's "In The Studio".
watch the episode
on YouTube, or catch it on cable channel 15 in Davis on:
- Friday Jan. 17, 7pm
- Sunday Jan. 19, 10am and 7pm
- Tuesday Jan. 21, 7:30pm
- Wednesday, Jan. 22, 7:30pm
- Friday, Jan. 24, 10:30am and 7:30pm
- Sunday, Jan. 26, 10:30am and 7:30pm