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.
code_swarm talk in October
Posted 2008-06-20 12:05:00
Michael Ogawa of UC Davis'
Interface Design Innovation group (VIDI) and creator of code_swarm, a
project used to organically visualized open source contributions (see
Slashdot article) has agreed to come speak at LUGOD. We've got him
penciled in for our October 20th
Photos, minutes and handout from Monday's OpenSSL meeting
Posted 2008-06-18 17:40:00
You can now read over the meeting
minutes, view the photos, and
read the handout sheet from this
past Monday's talk on OpenSSL.
LUGODers of the Quarter
Posted 2008-06-17 14:00:00
Alex Mandel and Chris McKenzie were both awarded as
LUGODers of the Quarter
at last night's meeting. We thank them for their many recent contributions,
especially with running our Installfest workshops.
Posted 2008-06-07 17:15:00
Once again we spent some time trawling local user group websites to find out
what events are coming up, and have updated our
OpenStreetMap meeting minutes, photos and slides
Posted 2008-05-20 20:00:00
The special LUGOD meeting with GLOBAL
last week as a great success. Check out the
slides (21MB PDF), and the
minutes from the meeting. Enjoy!
LUGOD is at Whole Earth Festival!
Posted 2008-05-10 14:15:00
Chris McKenzie and Nick Schmalenberger put a LUGOD booth at
Whole Earth Festival (at UC Davis)
together at the last minute, and are staffing the booth this weekend
(so far, alone!). If you can help, please drop by — our booth is near
the solar array, north of the Quad Stage.
Also, check out the photos. Thanks!
OpenStreetMap and May Installfest announced
Posted 2008-05-06 17:10:00
Our next general meeting
will be on a special day,
Friday May 16th at
Giedt Hall at UC Davis.
Steve Coast, creator of
OpenStreetMap will be
The following day, Saturday May 17th, we'll be holding our next
installfest. Please register
if you'd like to bring your PC to this free workshop.
Whole Earth Festival 2008
Posted 2008-05-06 08:40:00
We just discovered that the WEF coordinators did receive our application,
and we have a booth! A coordinator and volunteers are needed ASAP if we're
going to attend this event! It's this
weekend: Friday, May 9th thru Sunday, May 11th!
Photos from Yolo County Child Development Conference
Posted 2008-04-28 08:00:00
LUGOD's booth at the 2008 YCCDC was a success!
You can see some photos, here.
Enjoy, and thanks to our volunteers!
CTL slides and meeting minutes
Posted 2008-04-22 19:10:00
Last night's meeting's minutes and
presentation slides (800KB PDF)
on "CTL" are now available.
Officer Elections (mostly)
Posted 2008-04-22 09:35:00
Running unopposed, and with no objections from the attendance at
last night's meeting,
LUGOD's officers were elected:
Bill Kendrick was elected root (president),
Henry House was elected to remain /dev/null (treasurer),
and Nick Schmalenberger was elected to remain typescript (secretary).
Noone was nominated for sys (vice president), so Bill Kendrick
currently maintains that position. Nominations continue to be open
for sys; send your nomination to
Some handouts for the Child Development Conference
Posted 2008-04-13 11:20:00
We've started creating some handouts to give out at the
Yolo County Child Development Conference,
which you can find on our
Handouts page. If you'd like to
contribute something, please send it to us!
April LUGOD events
Posted 2008-04-01 11:25:00
This month at LUGOD:
Posted 2008-03-18 09:20:00
At last night's meeting, LUGOD
members voted to change our bylaws
to end our long-running lending library.
The rules for officer was also changed.
In the past, nominations opened after Daylight Savings changes, but
due to last year's change in Daylight Savings rules, the officership periods
were no longer 6 months long. In the future, they will occur in April and
October. Finally, a consensus was made to start
LUGOD meetings at 7:00pm, rather than
Our exhibit at Child Development Conf. confirmed
Posted 2008-03-15 14:15:00
LUGOD has received confirmation that we'll have a table at the
Yolo County Child Development Conference
in April. If you'd like to volunteer to staff the table, and/or
can help created handouts (printed pamphlets, CDROMs, etc.), please
post a message to our 'vox-outreach'
mailing list, or send an email to
LUGOD installfests moving!
Posted 2008-03-14 14:15:00
Beginning in April, our Installfest workshops will be held
at the "Zinfandel Lounge" at the
College at UC Davis. Our next Installfest will be on
Sunday, April 13th, and you may
register to attend now.