Linux Users' Group of Davis - "Projects"

LUGOD Projects

The Linux Users' Group of Davis's core is our monthly general meetings. They're free, open to the public, and are a great place to learn about Linux, computers in general, and meet and network with similarly-minded people.

However, that's not all we do. The Linux User Group of Davis works on a number of 'extracurricular' projects, many of which are ongoing. Here's a list:

--- Documents LUGOD Created ---
  • UCD HOWTO Documents
    Our "UCD Res-Net" and "UCD PPP" documents explain how to get network connectivity through UC Davis using Linux.
--- Events LUGOD Holds ---
  • Meetings — third Mondays
    Obviously, there are our general meetings, which we hold once a month (in the early years, we met twice a month). Past meeting minutes are available, as well as a schedule of upcoming meetings and a list of talks we're arranging.
  • Social gatherings — first Tuesdays
    When we stopped holding two general meetings per month, we replaced one of them with a monthly informal social gathering over dinner.
  • Linux Demos — when scheduled
    Our LUGOD booth at places like the Farmer's Market, Davis Food Co-Op and Borders Books and Music are great places to get free Linux-related items and learn about Linux and LUGOD.
  • Installfests — when scheduled
    If you want to install or upgrade Linux on your PC and want some high quality help, these free, monthly, day-long sessions are perfect!

Events we've held in the past, but haven't done for a long time:
  • Lunchix
    Entirely social and casual. Members often met on a Friday afternoon to talk tech. over lunch. (Replaced by monthly social gatherings.)
  • Geek Swap
    August 2003 was our first (and last) "Geek Swap" fundraising swap meet.
  • Picn*x - Linux Anniversary Picnic & Barbecue
    LUGOD helped organize this yearly event (held in August in Sunnyvale) to celebrate the Linux OS's birthday.
  • Linux Classes
    We occasionally held introductory Linux classes with DCN.
--- Events LUGOD Attends / Has Attended ---
  • Whole Earth Festival
    We enjoy participating in the yearly WEF at UC Davis, when possible. (So far, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008!)
  • Software Freedom Day
    LUGOD has held hands-on Linux demos as part of the international Software Freedom Day (which takes place annually, on the third Saturday in September). (So far, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010.)

Other events we've participated in, but not very recently:
--- Organizations LUGOD Works or Has Worked With ---
  • Davis Community Meals
    A non-profit, non-denominational volunteer organization whose purpose is to provide low-incoming individuals food, shelter and other services in a community setting. LUGOD is hoping to help DCM with hardware, software and support.
  • Davis Community Network
    We helped refurbish computers, and have held public "Introductory Linux" classes with DCN. We also helped put together some Linux-based public access terminals (kiosks) run my DCN and Omsoft.
  • Davis High School
    We helped set up systems and get computers donated to DHS.
  • Yolo County Library
    We'd helped get over $1500 worth of Unix and Linux books donated to the Davis Public Library.
  • CSU Bakersfield Computer Science Department
    When we ended our lending library, we donated a large collection of books to CSU Bakersfield.
--- Sub-Groups in LUGOD ---

Defunct groups that were part of LUGOD:

LUGOD: PO Box 1336, Davis, CA 95617

Last updated: 2012 Jun 14 10:52