Linux Foundation Energy Project Speaker
Posted 2019-03-18 21:50:00
Thanks to everyone who came out to hear Dr. Goodman talk about introducing Open-Source concepts into the national power system, and thanks to Dr. Goodman for speaking to the group! We'll be providing additional links and resources for people who are interested in LFE and other LF projects soon.
Market Event Canceled Due to Weather
Posted 2019-02-08 17:20:00
Paper handouts and electronics just don't mix with a high chance of rain and gusts of up to 25mph, so our scheduled Davis Farmer's Market booth event on February 09 2019 is being canceled for now. Many thanks to the members who volunteered booth time for this event. We'll reschedule for a later date with better weather!
20th Anniversary Meeting
Posted 2019-01-22 15:45:00
LUGOD celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday with an amazing group of people down at Woodstock's Pizza, and many thanks to LUGOD co-founder Bill Kendrick for making an appearance by videoconference! And further thanks to the other club founders, original members, and all the past and present officers, members, and other friends for making it possible to keep the community spirit going. We couldn't keep doing it without your support.
December Recap and Election Update
Posted 2018-12-27 22:30:00
Thanks to everyone who came to meet us for December's general meeting, "Open-Source Open Mic Night." The meeting also featured the completion of November's delayed election cycle. Congratulations to our officers for being selected for another year of keeping LUGOD alive! If you are interested in volunteering to help LUGOD out or have an idea for a project, demo, talk, or other event in the future, please reach out to an officer any time.
Third Market Event Success
Posted 2018-12-12 23:00:00
We held our third event at the Davis Farmer's Market on Saturday, December 8th, and it was another great success. Thanks to everyone who stopped by. Check back soon to find out when our next appearance will be, and if you're interested in helping out, contact an officer by email, on IRC, or at the next social.
Tech Cafe Success/Elections Delayed
Posted 2018-11-19 21:00:00
Our mini tech cafe was a success, despite the smoke! Multiple machines were set up for people to engage with Linux and FOSS, and visitors brought their computers and technical questions. However, since two officers called out sick, we decided to delay the formal elections until December's general meeting on 12/17. See you then!
Bylaw Changes Approved
Posted 2018-10-15 21:00:00
Thanks to everyone who came to the meeting tonight! Nominations were opened and several minor changes to the club Bylaws were voted on, as discussed at last month's meeting and on the Vox mailing list. Details will be available in the Minutes and released on Vox shortly. We're also preparing for the next farmer's market event in November. See you next month!
LUGOD Officer Election Season Begins
Posted 2018-10-15 15:00:00
Nominations for the 2019 season are now open! Nominate yourself or someone else for any of our four elected positions and help keep your local LUG alive. Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Elections will be held at the November meeting. For details about officer positions, visit http://www.lugod.org/objectives/bylaws.html or speak to any current officer (http://www.lugod.org/members/officers/).
LUGOD @ Davis Farmer's Market
Posted 2018-10-05 13:00:00
We're putting up a table at the Davis Farmer's Market to promote Linux and Free/Open-Source Software. Come visit us Saturday October 6th from 8am-1pm and show your support!
Special Election Success
Posted 2018-07-20 15:00:00
Congratulations to Ted Sternberg, speaker at our general meeting--and now LUGOD's new Typescript (secretary) officer. Thanks a lot for volunteering your time, Ted.
Posted 2018-07-13 18:00:00
Apologies to members who are subscribed to our mailing lists, including vox and vox-announce, if you receive either no emails or duplicate email from the lists. Our listserv IP address was apparently banned by Microsoft/Office 365 sometime in the past month, resulting in a ton of list emails bouncing to all our members whose email services are MS-based. This includes all @ucdavis.edu, @outlook.com, and many others. An application to de-list our IP has been made.
Nominations For Secretary Are Open
Posted 2018-06-21 17:00:00
Our long-time Typescript officer (club secretary) Kenny has announced that he will be stepping down in July, so nominations for the position are officially open. You may nominate yourself or someone else and no second is required! If you are interested or would like to know more, contact email@example.com (or any other club officer [http://www.lugod.org/members/officers/]) with your questions or your nomination. Thanks again for all that you've done for us, Kenny, and congratulations on completing your education.
Website Design Meeting
Posted 2018-04-17 14:00:00
Thanks to everyone who came out last night to see how the LUGOD website works and shared their thoughts and experiences on redesign. If you'd like to participate in the process, chime in on the Vox mailing list [http://www.lugod.org/mailinglists/], join us on IRC [http://www.lugod.org/irc/] and chat, email an officer [http://www.lugod.org/contact/] directly, or visit us on Github [https://github.com/DAVISLUG].
"Revolution OS" film screening tonight!
Posted 2018-03-19 13:45:00
Join us tonight at Explorit [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/] for a screening of the 2001 film Revolution OS, a documentary is about the history of GNU, Linux, free software, and the open-source movement. (No cost, as always!)
Anniversary Party Success
Posted 2018-01-27 19:00:00
Thanks to everyone who came out for LUGOD's 19th anniversary party at Woodstock's Pizza! We had a great crowd, many excellent conversations were had, and a whole lot of pizza was consumed.
Posted 2017-11-21 12:45:00
Congratulations to our club officers, all of whom will continue in their positions for 2018, and thank you to all of our members for your continued participation and support. We look forward to serving you for another year!
LUGOD Annual Elections Time!
Posted 2017-11-03 15:00:00
As a reminder, nominations for all officer positions [http://www.lugod.org/members/officers/] opened up during the October meeting! If you're interested in nominating either yourself or someone else for President (root), Vice-President (sys), Secretary (typescript), or Treasurer (/dev/null), please email your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org [http://www.lugod.org/contact/]. Elections will be held at the November 20th meeting.Thank you for participating in LUGOD!
LUGOD Website Survey
Posted 2017-11-02 16:00:00
We're looking for your feedback on how we can make the LUGOD website better for everyone. Visit our website survey [https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5N7KK5L] and share your opinion. Thanks!
Installfest, Jr. Meeting a Success
Posted 2017-09-19 16:00:00
A big thank you to everyone who came to the September "Installfest, Jr." mini-event meeting to ask questions, get help, or volunteer time helping people! A good time was had by all, and we look forward to doing it again in the future.
Special Elections Update
Posted 2017-08-21 19:00:00
LUGOD now has a full compliment of officers! Kevin Weedon was voted into office as Sys, and Tim Thatcher was voted into office as Root, by special election at the August meeting.
Observing the Night Sky, and Installfest Junior
Posted 2017-08-10 13:00:00
LUGOD meets this month on the same day as the solar eclipse. Join us for a presentation on various open source sky-watching tools for Linux, Windows, and Mac! And in September, we'll be hosting a mini-Installfest! For details, see our upcoming meetings page [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/].
Lugod.org is now SSL-enabled
Posted 2017-07-14 17:03:00
LUGOD is now all aboard the Let's Encrypt [https://letsencrypt.org] train! Though the regular http://www.lugod.org link will still work, it's a good idea to update your bookmarks to use the SSL link, at https://www.lugod.org [https://www.lugod.org]. If you notice any bugs while browsing the SSL-enabled site, please contact an officer.
Linux user survey
Posted 2017-05-16 12:00:00
We've put together a survey for Linux users to get a sense of what distributions people are using, what they're using Linux for, favorite F/OSS software, etc. We're hoping to use it to tailor future LUGOD flyers, handouts, the website, and other materials. Please take a moment to fill it out [https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7ZKRYCM].
Posted 2017-05-15 19:00:00
Bill Kendrick has stepped down as acting president. Thanks for all of your hard work keeping LUGOD alive for the past 17 years, Bill! Don't be a stranger.
LUGOD is still looking for new officers! If you're interested in helping shape the future of our club as President, you can nominate yourself or someone else by emailing our secretary using the contact page [http://www.lugod.org/contact/].
May social and DockerCon recap
Posted 2017-05-01 23:20:00
LUGOD's monthly social gathering is Tuesday, May 2nd, at Crepeville. Join us for food and chat!
Later this month, at our monthly meeting [http://www.lugod.org/meetings/upcoming/#2017.05.15] (once again at the public library) we'll host a presentation about the recent DockerCon in Texas.
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))! More details... [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/]
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
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), respectively.
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 [http://lists.lugod.org/pipermail/vox-announce/2016-November/000667.html].
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, email@example.com [mailto: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 [http://lugod.org/objectives/bylaws.html].
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. Learn more [https://cilc.law.ucdavis.edu/?page_id=957].
Inkscape slides available
Posted 2016-09-22 22:40:00
Slides from June's talk on "Inkscape for Art and Science" are now available [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/Inkscape-Art&Science.pdf]. Enjoy!
Posted 2016-09-21 12:10:00
Over on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/LinuxUsersGroupOfDavis/posts/10154468183685279], 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 Recipe for a Successful Linux User Group [http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Linux_PR/newlug.html].)
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 [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/], 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: June (Inkscape) [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2016.06.20/], July (C-STEM) [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2016.07.18/], and yesterday, Sept. (Open source careers) [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2016.09.19/]. Enjoy!
Open Source career talk this month!
Posted 2016-09-01 09:15:00
Join us on Monday, Sept. 19th [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2016.09.19] for a presentation by Emily Kurze of The Linux Foundation [https://www.linuxfoundation.org/]: "Get out of your own way: build the open source career you want!" 7pm-9pm at the public library in Davis. A flyer [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/] 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: [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2016.09.19] "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 now online [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/DockerTutorial_LUGOD.pdf] (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. [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/]
Also, special thanks to Phil Shapiro [http://www.his.com/~pshapiro/] (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 [http://www.lugod.org/presentations/] 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 [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2016.03.21/] and this week's meeting on Puppet config. management [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2016.04.18/]. 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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/].
There are also Facebook events for both of these, plus all remaining 2016 social gatherings, over on our LUGOD Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/LinuxUsersGroupOfDavis]. (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 accepted.
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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/] page for more!
Oct., Jan., and Feb. meeting photos
Posted 2016-02-16 09:00:00
Photos from October's "PlayOnLinux" talk [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2015.10.19/], January's anniversary meeting and "Code Blocks" talk [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2016.01.18/], and last night's C.H.I.P. and PINE64 presentation [http://www.lugod.org/photos/2016.02.15/] 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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2016.02.15], 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 [https://www.facebook.com/events/216097492063154/], and/or printing and posting the flyer [http://www.lugod.org/documents/flyers/]. Thanks!
LUGOD 17th anniversary meeting!
Posted 2016-01-17 16:20:00
Tomorrow (Monday, January 18th) is LUGOD's 17th anniversary meeting [http://www.lugod.org/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 [http://www.lugod.org/meeting/smashwords/] in downtown Davis.)