Installfest scheduled for Saturday, April 3rd
Posted 2010-03-17 09:45:00
Thanks to the CS Club at UC Davis,
LUGOD will be holding an Installfest on
Saturday, April 3rd. Please RSVP if you'd like us
to help you. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact
Alex Mandel, our IF coordinator and/or
post a note to our 'vox-if' mailing list.
Revision Control Roundtable Wrap-up
Posted 2010-03-16 00:10:00
LUGOD welcomed a half dozen new members at
tonight's meeting where we held a
roundtable discussion and demo of
revision control systems. Enjoy some photos!
Open Science group forming at UC Davis
Posted 2010-03-04 11:30:00
Jason Moore contacted
LUGOD to let us know about a new group formating at UC Davis which is
interested in sharing tools, building community and promoting "open science"
on campus: the UC Davis
Open Science group.
Minutes, slides and photos, plus constitution changes, from February's meeting
Posted 2010-02-22 12:40:00
The minutes from
last week's LUGOD meeting are now available. It included a lengthy
discussion and votes on three motions to alter our
include some that the California Franchise Tax Board suggests for 501(c)7
groups (though in no way affects the group's purpose).
Also check out the photos, and the
slides from the Nokia N900
mini-presentation and the
Web Services talk (AWS slides hosted at Slideshare.net). Enjoy!
"Amazon Web Services" talk and "Nokia N900" mini-presentation next week
Posted 2010-02-11 12:50:00
LUGOD meets next Monday at
Explorit science center (5th Street).
There'll be a presentation on Amazon Web Services, as well as
a short demonstration of Nokia's N900 mobile internet device and smartphone.
LUGOD members, and book authors, speaking at ACCU next week
Posted 2010-02-03 11:30:00
Chris Takemura and Luke S. Crawford, both LUGOD members, and
co-authors of The Book of Xen, will be speaking
at the ACCU meeting
in Mountain View next Wednesday!
Liferay slides and a webinar this week
Posted 2010-01-19 12:40:00
Presentation slides and
links from yesterday's Liferay Portal and Social Office talk
are now available. Also, Liferay wanted to let us all know
about a Liferay webinar
taking place this Thursday morning. Enjoy!
Photos and minutes from anniversary meeting with Liferay
Posted 2010-01-18 23:35:00
Meeting minutes and
photos from tonight's meeting
are now online! Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, guest
speaker, the Veterans' Memorial Center staff, and the
~45 people who showed up and made tonight's meeting and
anniversary celebration a huge success!
11th anniversary meeting sponsors
Posted 2010-01-15 17:40:00
Our 11th anniversary meeting
next Monday will be sponsored in part by:
Gabriella Engelhard of Vevey Confections, and
a donation from an anonymous LUGOD member.
LUGOD members on CapRadio "Insight": Podcast available
Posted 2010-01-15 15:20:00
You can listen to an audio stream, or download an MP3, of
archives, and hear Bill Kendrick and Margo Schulter from
LUGOD talking about Linux and plugging next Monday's
11th anniversary meeting!
LUGOD on the radio this week
Posted 2010-01-11 15:40:00
Members of LUGOD will be on two radio shows this week, to talk
about Linux and open source, the club, and our
11th anniversary meeting next Monday.
On Wednesday, some time between 5 and 6pm, Bill Kendrick will
be on Dr. Andy's Poetry & Technology Hour on
KDVS (90.3FM in Davis).
And on Friday, some time between 10 and 11am, Bill Kendrick and
Margo Schulter will be on Insight on
Capital Public Radio's KXJZ
(90.9FM in Sacramento).
Kicking off 2010!
Posted 2010-01-05 22:05:00
LUGOD had a great social gathering at Crepeville restaurant this evening,
with over a dozen different people showing up over the span of 2 and a
half hours (and 1/4th of them were newcomers). Our next event will
be our 11th anniversary meeting at the
Veterans' Memorial Center. Join us
for free food, give-aways, raffle prizes, and a presentation from
Last meeting of our 11th year!
Posted 2009-12-03 14:10:00
Our last meeting of our 11th year (LUGOD turns 11 years old in January!)
will be a talk on JRuby, on December 21st.
See you there!
Attendance and new-member analysis
Posted 2009-11-19 14:40:00
Bill Kendrick slogged through our membership list and
past meeting minutes to put together an
of attendance and member signups between our first meeting
(January 1999) and now (November 2009). PDF file, with a pair
of graphs at the end. Enjoy!
Posted 2009-11-17 09:30:00
All nominees ran unopposed, so at
last night's meeting
we called for any objections to the nominees being elected as
officers. There were no objections, so
take their positions immediately:
root: Bill Kendrick, sys: Brian Lavender,
typescript: Andrew Roach, /dev/null: Greg FitzGerald.
Photos and slides from "Introduction to REvolution R"
Posted 2009-11-17 00:05:00
Check out the photos and
(2.6MB PDF) from last night's "Introduction to REvolution R"
Posted 2009-11-02 09:40:00
LUGOD is holding a social gathering tomorrow evening (November 3rd, 7pm)
at Crepeville. At month's
general meeting (Monday,
November 16th), REvolution Computing will be here to tell us about
the R statistical programming language, and their optimized R product,
"REvolution R". Also, officer elections take place. You have until
then to e-mail your nomination
to our secretary.
October LUGOD talk from Virtualmin: "Xen and cloud computing"
Posted 2009-10-16 16:40:00
Joe Cooper from Virtualmin wanted to let us all know that the talk on Monday
will be about Xen virtualization and Cloud computing (and not simply about
virtual web hosting).
Linux User Group of Fairfield forming
Posted 2009-10-08 10:50:00
LUGOFF, the Linux User Group of Fairfield, is forming at
the Solano Community College. See
announcement on LUGOD's 'vox' mailing list,
and let Daniel know if you're interested in participating.
Posted 2009-09-29 11:50:00
Thanks to Don Werve, who has offered to talk about JRuby at
our December meeting.
Speaker needed for December
Posted 2009-09-28 17:15:00
Would you like to speak at our December 21st meeting?
LUGOD's new address
Posted 2009-09-09 22:30:00
We once again have a PO Box address: PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617.
Flyer for September meeting
Posted 2009-09-08 16:20:00
A flyer for
LUGOD's September meeting is available. Please print and post!
Posted 2009-08-23 22:15:00
Presentation slides from the GP2X talk
and meeting minutes from our
August meeting are now online.
Slides from click2try presentations
Posted 2009-07-26 08:45:00
A PDF of the presentation on
'click2try' from this month's meeting are now available. Enjoy!
Opportunity to advertise on Unitrans
Posted 2009-07-23 17:05:00
LUGOD can place 15"x11" ads on all ~40
Unitrans single-decker busses
(between Sept. and June) for $455. We got quotes from FedEx Office and
Copyland in Davis, and the latter can produce them (color copies on card
stock, trimmed, and laminated) for less than $100. We have less than a
week to respond to Unitrans.
Shall we do it? Discuss on our
'vox' mailing list.
Photos from day 1 of OSCON Expo!
Posted 2009-07-23 11:30:00
Check out the photos of the
multi-LUG booth (and more) from
O'Reilly's Open Source
Photos and minutes from July meeting
Posted 2009-07-21 13:15:00
Now online: photos from last night's meeting,
where 'click2try' was presented, along with
meeting minutes (we had a bit
of club business to catch up with).
Multi-LUG booth WILL be at OSCON
Posted 2009-07-16 15:00:00
Jim Stockford from SF-LUG has offered
to organize a multi-LUG booth at
O'Reilly's OSCON in San Jose,
next Wednesday and Thursday, July 22-23. Details about it will be updated
on our OSCON project page.
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.)