OSCON .org pavillion opening!
Posted 2009-07-16 12:20:00
A space has opened up at OSCON. It's short notice, but we're seeing if someone
wants to try and put together the multi-LUG booth
for the expo part of OSCON, next Wed. and Thur.
LUGOD to meet at Explorit (on 5th Street), starting in August
Posted 2009-07-14 16:05:00
More good news! The Explorit Science
Center in Davis has agreed to let LUGOD meet at their
5th Street facility beginning in August.
Next Monday's LUGOD meeting will be at Wickson Hall
Posted 2009-07-14 14:40:00
Alex Mandel from LUGOD was able to get space for our
next meeting (July 20th) at UC Davis.
We'll meet in Room 2124 of Wickson Hall.
O'Reilly blog about the LUG flyer for OSCON
Posted 2009-07-13 18:20:00
Marsee Henon from O'Reilly has
made a blog posting about the LUG flyer
that will be at a number of booths at OSCON (in lieu of an
actual LUG table,
which didn't end up happening this year). Enjoy!
Photos from this week's social gathering
Posted 2009-07-10 11:50:00
A few snaps from this week's social
gathering are online. Three first-time visitors to LUGOD showed up to
find out more about the club.
Basic "Bay Area LUGS" flyer created for OSCON and OSWorld
Posted 2009-07-09 13:20:00
Bill Kendrick of LUGOD has created a very basic flyer to help attendees
of OSCON, OSWorld (previously LinuxWorld) and any other regional events
find a local LUG. Get the PDF
and source files (Scribus, GIMP, etc.) here.
Possibility for meetings at Explorit
Posted 2009-07-01 13:45:00
LUGOD met with the Explorit Science
Center today, to talk about the possibility of using one of their
locations (on 2nd and 5th Streets) for LUGOD meetings, while the
Davis Branch of the Yolo County Library is undergoing renovation.
In the meantime, we still need a venue for our
Cernio talk online
Posted 2009-06-16 11:20:00
meeting minutes and
(2.0MB PDF) from last night's presentation on
the Cernio Technology Cooperative are
now online. Enjoy!
Ad Hoc Elections
Posted 2009-06-15 22:50:00
We held ad hoc elections at tonight's
meeting. Greg FitzGerald takes over as our treasurer ("/dev/null"),
and Brian Lavender fills the roll as vice president ("sys"). Welcome!
Next meeting at the Davis Food Co-Op Teaching Kitchen
Posted 2009-06-08 22:00:00
Thanks to Doug Walter and Julie Cross at the
Davis Food Co-Op,
LUGOD will be holding our next meeting
(next Monday, June 15th) at the Co-Op's new
(We're still looking into a regular venue for future meetings.)
Plans underway for a multi-LUG booth at OSCON
Posted 2009-06-05 14:05:00
OSCON 2009, O'Reilly's
Open Source Convention, will take place in San Jose this July.
Members from various local and Bay Area LUGs have shown interest in putting
together a multi-LUG booth (a "dot org" booth), like
we've done at LinuxWorld Expo in the past.
We've put up a page for organizing a LUG booth
at OSCON. If you'd like to help, contact
Bill Kendrick, or subscribe and post
a note to LUGOD's 'vox-outreach'
Oracle Linux Engineering Update slides and photos
Posted 2009-05-26 17:35:00
and presentation slides
(1.9MB PDF) from last week's
Todd Trichler from
Oracle Technology Network, are now
New meeting venue needed ASAP!
Posted 2009-05-24 22:35:00
The Davis branch
of the Yolo
County Library will be undergoing renovation for the next ~12 months.
Therefore, LUGOD is in need of a new venue, beginning with our June 15th
meeting. If you can provide one, or have any suggestions,
please post a message to our
'vox' mailing list or
contact Bill Kendrick.
Installfest on May 30th!
Posted 2009-05-18 10:10:00
Thanks to help from Sebastian Ng at the Computer Science Club at UC Davis,
LUGOD will be holding a Linux Installfest Workshop
on Saturday, May 30th (10am-4pm) in Room 1003 in the
Kemper Hall building at UC Davis. Please
RSVP ahead of time if you'd like to get help
installing or configuring Linux on your system. Post a note to our
'vox-if' mailing list if you'd like
to help volunteer. The topic of the IF will be
"What version of Linux should I install?"
Berkeley Linux Users Group first meeting this Sunday
Posted 2009-05-14 13:45:00
A new LUG, the Berkeley Linux
Users Group, meets for the first time this Sunday, May 17th from
Volunteers needed at Whole Earth Festival this weekend
Posted 2009-05-08 13:50:00
LUGOD will be attending Whole Earth Festival
at UC Davis this weekend (today through Sunday). Volunteers
are needed. Please post to LUGOD's
vox-outreach mailing list if you
can provide assistance.
Oracle visits this month
Posted 2009-05-06 14:40:00
Todd Trichler of
Oracle Technology Network
returns to LUGOD this Month (May 18th),
to tell us about what Oracle's
Linux Engineering Team has
been up to recently.
(Flyer available; please help spread the
Alice presentation slides, photos and meeting minutes
Posted 2009-04-20 20:00:00
presentation slides and video,
and many photos from yesterday's
talk on "Alice", the beginners programming environment, are now
10%-off LPI exam vouchers available
Posted 2009-04-17 13:10:00
LUGOD has received 20 voucher codes to receive 10% off any one
Linux Professional Institute
(LPI) exam. Printed vouchers will be available
at our upcoming meetings,
but if you can't make it, feel free to
email Bill Kendrick to
receive a code. (They're good at
training centers — there are three in Sacramento — thru
Flyer for Alice talk next week
Posted 2009-04-15 10:55:00
A flyer (PDF)
is now available for next week's meeting on
the Alice programming environment.
Posted 2009-04-13 15:10:00
Just a reminder that, since
October 2008, LUGOD
officer elections are now hold only once
per year. So elections will not be held at this month's meeting.
(See LUGOD's bylaws for how
our club is run.)
Next social a fundraiser at Dos Coyotes, south Davis
Posted 2009-03-29 17:20:00
Our next social gathering (Tues. April 7th) will be a
fundraiser, held at Dos Coyotes
restaurant, in south Davis. Please print out and bring a copy
of this coupon
and present it to the cashier when you order. They'll donate a portion of
your bill to LUGOD. Thanks!
Slides from CMake talk
Posted 2009-03-19 19:30:00
Presentation slides and example
code from Monday's "CMake" talk are now online. Enjoy!
Photos from Rave and CMake talks now available
Posted 2009-03-17 04:10:00
Photos from last month's Rave disk drive
recorder presentation by Spectsoft, and last night's
CMake talk by Doug Barbieri, are
now online. Enjoy!
New meeting location needed, beginning in June!
Posted 2009-03-16 13:00:00
The Davis branch
of the Yolo
County Library will be undergoing renovation, possibly as early as
June, and lasting about 1 year. LUGOD typically holds its
general meetings (on the third Monday of each month) in the
Blanchard meeting room of the Davis library, so we will
need a new venue. If you can help, please post a message to our
'vox' mailing list or
contact Bill Kendrick.
Photos and Minutes from 10th anniversary meeting
Posted 2009-01-22 14:10:00
Estimated at over 80 attendees, this week's anniversary meeting was a huge
success. Check out the photos and
meeting minutes. (Slides from
Allison Randal's "Parrot" talk will hopefully be available soon.)
LUGOD members interviewed in yesterday's Aggie
Posted 2009-01-17 16:00:00
UC Davis's California Aggie newspaper
interviewed LUGOD president and co-founder Bill Kendrick, member
Richard Burkhart, and Installfest coordinator Alex Mandel, in an article
about the club, and our upcoming 10th anniversary meeting.
You can download the entire
issue as a PDF, or read the
article on their website.
LUGOD co-founder on KDVS radio tomorrow
Posted 2009-01-13 18:00:00
Bill Kendrick, president and one of the co-founders of LUGOD, will be
talking about our upcoming 10th anniversary meeting on
"Dr. Andy's Poetry & Technology Hour". Tune in to
KDVS 90.3FM in Davis, or listen online at
kdvs.org, at 5pm.
LUGOD's 10th anniversary celebration this month!
Posted 2009-01-07 17:00:00
LUGOD celebrates it's 10th anniversary this month
at our January 19th meeting.
Along with free pizza, snacks and cake to celebrate, we'll be welcoming
Allison Randal, chief architect of the
Parrot virtual machine project.
ZaReason slides available
Posted 2008-12-17 14:35:00
Slides from last month's talk by ZaRason CEO Cathy Malmrose,
Source Business Model" is now available.
(11MB OpenOffice.org Impress presentation).
GoGrid slides available
Posted 2008-12-16 15:35:00
Slides from last night's presentation on cloud computing and hosting, and
GoGrid's services, are now available
(PowerPoint). Meeting minutes
are also available.
Posted 2008-11-18 00:35:00
Running upposed, Bill Kendrick remains 'root' (president),
Nick Schmalenberger remains 'typescript' (secretary)
and Henry House remains '/dev/null' (treasurer).
Noone was nominated for 'sys' (vice president), so Bill Kendrick continues
filling that role until someone comes forward.
Planning for 10th anniversary
Posted 2008-11-17 15:30:00
A brief planning page has been constructed,
to help make our 10th anniversary meeting in January
go smoothly. If you'd like to help, or wish to donate some give-aways,
let us know!
LUGOD officer elections begin tomorrow!
Posted 2008-11-16 16:25:00
Send your nominations for officers to
typescript prior to
Plone Group joins LUGOD Installfest on Saturday
Posted 2008-11-05 00:20:00
Members of the Plone Users Group of Davis
will be presenting a workshop on the Plone content management system
during our Installfest workshop
this Saturday, at UC Davis. (Don't forget to RSVP!)
"code_swarm" presentation slides and photos
Posted 2008-10-20 23:15:00
Now available: presentation slides
(420KB PDF), photos and
minutes from last night's
Bylaws change regard elections
Posted 2008-10-20 22:20:00
Due to general meetings being held once per month, rather than twice, it
now takes between one and two months for the nomination and election process
for LUGOD's officers. President Bill Kendrick put forth a motion at tonight's
meeting to change officer terms into year-long positions, with voting taking
place once a year, in October. Bill Broadley seconded, and the vote passed
with no objections (and one abstention). Our
Bylaws have been adjusted, accordingly.
code_swarm talk tonight!
Posted 2008-10-20 10:00:00
LUGOD meets tonight at 7pm
at the Davis Public Library
for a presentation on
(Officer nomations also begin!)
Installfest this Saturday
Posted 2008-09-25 12:25:00
LUGOD is holding a free Linux installfest workshop this
Saturday at UC Davis. Please register by tomorrow
if you'd like to bring a computer. Also, a discussion on the
"pros and cons of partitioning" will take place at the event.
Photos from Software Freedom Day 2008
Posted 2008-09-22 18:10:00
Check out a few photos from LUGOD's table
at Farmer's Market for Software Freedom Day.
See you at Farmers Market!
Posted 2008-09-19 18:10:00
LUGOD members will be at the
Davis Farmer's Market
tomorrow, celebrating Software Freedom Day '08.
Drop by and say 'hi', and don't forget to send your friends over to
visit us, too!
Flyer for Sept. Installfest
Posted 2008-09-18 17:30:00
A flyer is now available for Sept. 27th's
Installfest Workshop. Please print and post!
libcrtxy slides online
Posted 2008-09-15 22:15:00
Slides from tonight's talk on libcrtxy are
now online. Enjoy!
September Installfest scheduled
Posted 2008-08-30 15:40:00
Our next Installfest workshop will take place in the
"Zinfandel" lounge at the Experimental College at UC Davis
(upstairs in the South Silo building). Please be sure to
register if you'd like to get Linux installed on
Siafoo slides and photos online
Posted 2008-08-19 14:05:00
David Isaacson and Stou Sandalski, creators of Siafoo, presented a great
talk at last night's LUGOD meeting. Check out the
(770KB PDF) as well as
minutes from the meeting's
official business. Enjoy!
Flyers for upcoming meetings
Posted 2008-08-05 16:45:00
Flyers are available for our next four general meetings:
October: code_swarm and
Linux on Laptops
Posted 2008-07-23 19:00:00
Photos of the Linux on Laptops Roundtable,
plus meeting minutes, are now
Registering for Software Freedom Day
Posted 2008-07-23 15:00:00
We are registering for SFD'08, and have updated our
SFD and demo pages.
We've requested 50 Ubuntu CDs from ShipIt, but burns of
other discs would be appreciated (especially if
Ubuntu can't get theirs to us in time!)
LinuxWorld Expo, Picn*x and Software Freedom Day
Posted 2008-07-22 01:10:00
LWE takes place in
San Francisco August 4-7, and there will be a LUG booth!
If you'd like to help, contact
Jim Stockford of SF-LUG.
The annual Linux anniversary
picnic & BBQ takes place the following Saturday, August 9th.
You can now RSVP. And finally,
Software Freedom Day 08
will be on September 20th. LUGOD is hoping to hold a
hands-on Linux demo, probably once
again at the Davis Farmer's Market. Post a note
to our 'vox-outreach' mailing list
if you can help out!
Installfest tomorrow; Laptop roundtable Monday
Posted 2008-07-18 15:30:00
Don't forget, LUGOD is holding an
Installfest workshop tomorrow at UC Davis.
And on Monday, we're meeting at the
Davis Public Library, where a number of members will be discussing
Linux on laptops.