[buug] BALUG meeting TOMORROW Tu 2014-04-15 & other BALUG news

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Mon Apr 14 06:38:47 PDT 2014

BALUG meeting TOMORROW Tu 2014-04-15 & other BALUG news


items, details further below:
2014-04-15 TOMORROW Tu: BALUG meeting!
2014-04-17 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release date
2014-04-24 San Francisco Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Release Party
2014-05-20 BALUG: Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr"
giveaways (Books!/CDs/DVDs, ...)
volunteering to help BALUG (and add to your experience & resume!)
Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/BALUG_org


For our 2014-04-15 BALUG meeting, at least presently we don't have a
specific speaker/presentation lined up for this meeting, but that
doesn't prevent us from having interesting and exciting meetings and
discussions (heck, at the last meeting our conversations carried on as
long or longer than when we have a speaker, despite not having a
speaker for the meeting).  Who knows, we may discuss HeartBleed and/or
many other interesting bits and stories.  Sometimes we also manage to
secure/confirm a speaker too late for us to announce or fully publicize
the speaker (that's happened at least twice in the past ten or so
years).  Got questions, answers, and/or opinions?  We typically have
some expert(s) and/or relative expert(s) present to cover Linux and
related topic areas.  Want to hear some interesting discussions on
LINUX and other topics?  Show up at the meeting, and feel free to bring
an agenda if you wish.  Want to help ensure BALUG has
speakers/presentations lined up for future meetings?  Help refer
speakers to us and/or volunteer to be one of the speaker coordinators.
Good food, good people, and interesting conversations to be had.

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...

   6:30pm Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 2014-04-15
   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, 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).


2014-04-17 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" release date


2014-04-24 San Francisco Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" Release Party
The release party will also feature a mini-presentation that will be a
partial sneak preview of the talk/presentation to be featured at the
2014-05-20 BALUG meeting (see further below).


For our 2014-05-20 BALUG meeting we're proud to announce and present:
Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph[1] on Ubuntu[2] 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr"[3]

Ubuntu 14.04 is the latest Long-Term Support (LTS) release from the
Ubuntu community and Canonical[4].  This talk will be a tour of new
features, offer an overview of what both desktop and server users can
expect from this release and an update on the progress of Ubuntu on
Phones and Tablets.

Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph is an Automation and Tools Engineer at HP[5]
working on the OpenStack[6] Infrastructure team. She is a member of the
Ubuntu Community Council and is a co-author of the upcoming 8th edition
of The Official Ubuntu Book. Here in San Francisco, she serves on the
Board of Directors for Partimus[7], a non-profit providing Linux-based
computers to area schools in need.

1. http://www.princessleia.com/
2. http://www.ubuntu.com/
3. http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.04/
4. http://www.canonical.com/
5. http://www.hp.com/
6. http://www.openstack.org/
7. http://partimus.org/


We typically have various giveaway items at BALUG meetings.  We'll
likely have at least the below plus additional items for our upcoming

Books!  Have a peek here:
At present, still have at least one of each of those titles left,
including in print form for the Ubuntu title.

CDs/DVDs/ISOs, 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 (and the inventory
(qty.) of what we specifically have "burned" and available on-hand does
also frequently change).


volunteering to help BALUG (and add to your resume/experience)

Not only can you do useful and cool stuff volunteering to help BALUG,
but it can also be a way to gain useful and practical experience, and
could also be something to add to or round out one's resume.

There a quite a variety of opportunities to help BALUG.  Come talk to us
at a meeting and/or drop us a note at:
balug-contact at balug.org
These opportunities may include, among other possibilities:
o assist on speaker coordination/procurement, etc.
o assist on publicity
o chief/assistant cat herder
o Linux Systems Administration (e.g. do/assist/learn, with/under some
   quite experienced and skilled Linux systems administrators).
o webmaster, assistant webmaster, designer, graphic artist
o archivist/history/retrieval/etc.
o and other various/miscellaneous tasks BALUG "ought" to be doing or
   would be good to do (feel free to suggest ideas!)


Twitter - you can also follow BALUG on Twitter:


Feedback on our publicity/announcements (e.g. contacts or lists where we
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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