[buug] BALUG Tu 2013-01-15: Grant Bowman: ubuntu-california.org Q&A; & other BALUG news

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Thu Jan 10 13:56:34 PST 2013

BALUG Tu 2013-01-15: Grant Bowman: ubuntu-california.org Q&A; & other  
BALUG news


items, details further below:
BALUG Tu 2013-01-15: Grant Bowman: ubuntu-california.org Q&A
BALUG Tu 2013-02-19: Elizabeth Krumbach on Linux deployments in Ghana
Petition US Government - free / open source software in schools
Book(s), CDs/DVDs, and other "door prizes", etc.
"slides" from: BALUG 2012-07-17 screen(1) presented by Michael Paoli
volunteering to help BALUG
Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/BALUG_org


Bay Area Linux User Group (BALUG) meeting
Tuesday 6:30 P.M. 2013-01-15

For our 2013-01-15 BALUG meeting, we're proud to present:

Grant Bowman - ubuntu-california.org[1] Q&A

Everything you ever wanted to know about the California Team and the
Ubuntu community.  How to represent Ubuntu[2] in local Linux User Groups
and participate online and around the world in the semi-annual Ubuntu
community events scheduled around the six month Ubuntu release cadence
in April and October.

Mr. Bowman has been a consultant and Internet professional for over
twenty years and is presently a Director of Partimus[3].  He is one of
three elected ubuntu-california.org[1] leaders, an Ubuntu Member,
Fedora[4] Ambassador[5] and former employee of suse.com[6].  He is
active with berkeleylug.com[7], noisebridge.net[8], SF-LUG[9] and
DVLUG[10] and his website is at grantbow.com[11].

1. http://ubuntu-california.org/
2. http://www.ubuntu.com/
3. http://partimus.org/
4. http://fedoraproject.org/
5. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors
6. https://www.suse.com/
7. http://berkeleylug.com/
8. https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Noisebridge
9. http://sf-lug.com/
10. http://dvlug.org/
11. http://www.grantbow.com/

Please RSVP if you're planning to come (see further below).

For our 2013-01-15 BALUG meeting, we're proud to present:

So, if you'd like to join us please RSVP to:

                        rsvp at balug.org

**Why RSVP??**

Well, don't worry we won't turn you away, but the RSVPs really help
BALUG and the Four Seas Restaurant plan the meal and meeting, and with
sufficient attendance, they also help ensure that we'll be able to eat
upstairs in the private banquet room.

Meeting Details...

   Tuesday, January 15th, 2012 2013-01-15

   Four Seas Restaurant http://www.fourseasr.com/
   731 Grant Ave.
   San Francisco, CA 94108
   Easy PARKING:
     Portsmouth Square Garage at 733 Kearny:

   Cost: The meetings are always free, but for dinner, for your gift of
     $13 cash or more, we give you a gift of dinner - joining us for a
     yummy family-style Chinese dinner - tax and tip included (your gift
     also helps in our patronizing the restaurant venue and helping to
     defray BALUG costs such as treating our speakers to dinner).

For our 2013-01-15 BALUG meeting, we're proud to present:

Elizabeth Krumbach on Linux deployments in Ghana

In October of 2012 Elizabeth Krumbach accompanied other volunteers from
Computer Reach[1], a non-profit based out of Pittsburgh, PA, on a trip
to Ghana in western Africa to assist with the deployment of 100
Edubuntu[2]-based desktop computers.  In this talk she will share
photos and details of the trip, along with some of the lessons they
learned about doing such a deployment in a developing country, covering
hardware, software and training requirements.  For a bit more
background, one can also have a look at her earlier Ubuntu User[3]
article: Road Trip: Delivering Edbuntu systems to Ghana[4].

Elizabeth Krumbach works as a Linux Systems Administrator focused on
continuous integration, holds a position on the Ubuntu Community
Council[5] and is the Treasurer and a Director at the non-profit
Partimus[6].  She has held a leadership position in the Ubuntu
Women[7], Ubuntu Classroom[8] and Ubuntu News[9] projects for several
years and recently took over as Marketing and Website lead for the
Xubuntu[10] Linux distribution.  Former coordinator for the
Philadelphia area Linux Users Group[11], she is now living in San
Francisco and is one of the leaders of the Ubuntu California[12] team
where she coordinates Bay Area Ubuntu events and meetings, install
fests, booths and hosts Debian dinners every couple months for Bay Area

1. http://computereach.com/
2. http://edubuntu.org/
3. http://www.ubuntu-user.com/
5. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncil
6. http://www.partimus.org/
7. http://women.ubuntu.com/
8. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Classroom
9. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewsTeam
10. http://www.xubuntu.org/
11. http://www.phillylinux.org/
12. http://ubuntu-california.org/
13. http://bad.debian.net/


Petition US Government - free / open source software in schools

If you've not seen it[1], there's an on-line petition[2] to urge the US
Government to favor and encourage free Open Source software use in and
by schools.

2. http://wh.gov/Rz6C


Book(s), CDs/DVDs, and other "door prizes", etc.

Goodies we'll have at the meeting (at least the following):

eBook review copy (only one copy remains):
A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming,
3rd Edition, Mark G. Sobell

CDs/DVDs, etc. - have a peek here:
We may also be able to "burn" images per request or copy to USB flash,
etc.  Donations of blank or +-RW media, USB flash, or funding thereof,
also appreciated.  See the above URL for details.


"slides" from: BALUG 2012-07-17 screen(1) presented by Michael Paoli

Missed that meeting, or want to review the materials?  Have a peek here:


volunteering to help BALUG

Want to volunteer to help out BALUG?  Quite a variety of opportunities*
Drop us a note at:
balug-contact at balug.org
Or come talk to us at a BALUG meeting.
o assist on publicity
o assist on speaker coordination/procurement, etc.
o webmastering
o archivist/history/retrieval/etc.
o Linux Systems Administration (e.g. do/assist/learn, with/under some
   quite experienced and skilled Linux systems administrators).
o and other various/miscellaneous tasks BALUG "ought" to be doing or
   would be good to do (feel free to bring in ideas!)


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should get our information out that we're not presently reaching, or
things we should do differently): publicity-feedback at balug.org



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