The BALE -- Bay Area Linux Events
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|Thu. Nov. 1||7p-9p||Berkeley||BUUG meeting (map)|
|Sun. Nov. 4||DST ends|
|Sun. Nov. 4||11a-1p||San Francisco||SF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchante|
|Mon. Nov. 5||Guy Fawkes Day|
|Tue. Nov. 6||7p-9p||Davis||LUGOD social gathering at Crepeville Restaurant|
|Wed. Nov. 7||Diwali|
|Wed. Nov. 7||7p-9:30p||San Jose||SVLUG gen. meeting at Cavium cafeteria|
|Thu. Nov. 8||7p-10p||Los Gatos||BAFUG gen. meeting: TBA, at Netflix building F|
|Fri. Nov. 9||7p-9p||Walnut Creek||DVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala|
|Sat. Nov. 10||4p-11:59p||Menlo Park||CABAL meeting at Rick & Deirdre's House (map)|
|Sun. Nov. 11||Veterans' Day|
|Sun. Nov. 11||12p-3p||Berkeley||BerkeleyLUG meeting at 85c Bakery|
|Tue. Nov. 13||7:30p-9p||Sebastopol||NBLUG meeting TBA (map)|
|Thu. Nov. 15||7p-9p||Berkeley||BUUG meeting (map)|
|Thu. Nov. 15||7p-9p||Mountain View||CocoaHeads meeting: TBA|
|Thu. Nov. 15||7:30p-10:30p||San Jose||BayLISA meeting: TBA, at Paypal (TownHall Bldg)|
|Mon. Nov. 19||6p-8p||San Francisco||SF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchante|
|Mon. Nov. 19||7p-9p||Davis||LUGOD regular meeting at Davis Public Library|
|Tue. Nov. 20||7p-10p||San Francisco||BALUG dinner & meeting: TBA (RSVP!)|
|Wed. Nov. 21||7p-9p||Fremont||EBLUG meeting at Hurricane Electric: TBA (map)|
|Thu. Nov. 22||Thanksgiving Day, USA|
|Thu. Nov. 22||7p-9p||Sunnyvale||BayPIGgies meeting: at LinkedIn|
|Thu. Nov. 22||7p-9p||Sacramento||SacLUG meeting: TBA|
|Fri. Nov. 23||7p-9p||Walnut Creek||DVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala|
|Sat. Nov. 24||1p-3p||Felton||FeltonLUG meeting at Felton Firehouse|
|Sun. Nov. 25||12p-3p||Berkeley||BerkeleyLUG meeting at 85c Bakery|
|Sun. Dec. 2||Advent|
|Sun. Dec. 2||11a-1p||San Francisco||SF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchante|
|Mon. Dec. 3||Hanukkah starts|
|Tue. Dec. 4||7p-9p||Davis||LUGOD social gathering at Crepeville Restaurant|
|Wed. Dec. 5||7p-9:30p||San Jose||SVLUG gen. meeting at Cavium cafeteria|
|Thu. Dec. 6||7p-9p||Berkeley||BUUG meeting (map)|
|Sat. Dec. 8||4p-11:59p||Menlo Park||CABAL meeting at Rick & Deirdre's House (map)|
|Sun. Dec. 9||12p-3p||Berkeley||BerkeleyLUG meeting at 85c Bakery|
|Mon. Dec. 10||Hanukkah ends|
|Tue. Dec. 11||7:30p-9p||Sebastopol||NBLUG meeting TBA (map)|
|Thu. Dec. 13||Luciadagen (St. Lucia's Day), Scandinavia|
|Thu. Dec. 13||7p-10p||Los Gatos||BAFUG gen. meeting: TBA, at Netflix building F|
|Fri. Dec. 14||7p-9p||Walnut Creek||DVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala|
|Mon. Dec. 17||6p-8p||San Francisco||SF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchante|
|Mon. Dec. 17||7p-9p||Davis||LUGOD regular meeting at Davis Public Library|
|Tue. Dec. 18||7p-10p||San Francisco||BALUG dinner & meeting: TBA (RSVP!)|
|Wed. Dec. 19||7p-9p||Fremont||EBLUG meeting at Hurricane Electric: TBA (map)|
|Thu. Dec. 20||7p-9p||Berkeley||BUUG meeting (map)|
|Thu. Dec. 20||7p-9p||Mountain View||CocoaHeads meeting: TBA|
|Thu. Dec. 20||7:30p-10:30p||San Jose||BayLISA meeting: TBA, at Paypal (TownHall Bldg)|
|Fri. Dec. 21||Winter Solstice / Yule|
|Sat. Dec. 22||1p-3p||Felton||FeltonLUG meeting at Felton Firehouse|
|Sun. Dec. 23||12p-3p||Berkeley||BerkeleyLUG meeting at 85c Bakery|
|Mon. Dec. 24||Christmas Eve|
|Tue. Dec. 25||Christmas Day|
|Wed. Dec. 26||Boxing Day / St. Stephen's Day|
|Wed. Dec. 26||Kwanzaa begins|
|Thu. Dec. 27||7p-9p||Sunnyvale||BayPIGgies meeting: at LinkedIn|
|Thu. Dec. 27||7p-9p||Sacramento||SacLUG meeting: TBA|
|Fri. Dec. 28||7p-9p||Walnut Creek||DVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala|
|Mon. Dec. 31||New Year's Eve|
|Tue. Jan. 1||New Year's Day|
|Tue. Jan. 1||7p-9p||Davis||LUGOD social gathering at Crepeville Restaurant|
|Tue. Jan. 1||New Year's Day|
|Tue. Jan. 1||7p-9p||Davis||LUGOD social gathering at Crepeville Restaurant|
|Wed. Jan. 2||Kwanzaa ends|
|Wed. Jan. 2||7p-9:30p||San Jose||SVLUG gen. meeting at Cavium cafeteria|
|Thu. Jan. 3||7p-9p||Berkeley||BUUG meeting (map)|
|Sun. Jan. 6||Epiphany|
|Sun. Jan. 6||11a-1p||San Francisco||SF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchante|
|Tue. Jan. 8||7:30p-9p||Sebastopol||NBLUG meeting TBA (map)|
|Thu. Jan. 10||7p-10p||Los Gatos||BAFUG gen. meeting: TBA, at Netflix building F|
|Fri. Jan. 11||7p-9p||Walnut Creek||DVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala|
|Sat. Jan. 12||4p-11:59p||Menlo Park||CABAL meeting at Rick & Deirdre's House (map)|
|Sun. Jan. 13||12p-3p||Berkeley||BerkeleyLUG meeting at 85c Bakery|
|Tue. Jan. 15||7p-10p||San Francisco||BALUG dinner & meeting: TBA (RSVP!)|
|Wed. Jan. 16||7p-9p||Fremont||EBLUG meeting at Hurricane Electric: TBA (map)|
|Thu. Jan. 17||7p-9p||Berkeley||BUUG meeting (map)|
|Thu. Jan. 17||7p-9p||Mountain View||CocoaHeads meeting: TBA|
|Thu. Jan. 17||7:30p-10:30p||San Jose||BayLISA meeting: TBA, at Paypal (TownHall Bldg)|
|Sun. Jan. 20||Tu B'Shevat|
|Mon. Jan. 21||Martin Luther King Day|
|Mon. Jan. 21||6p-8p||San Francisco||SF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchante|
|Mon. Jan. 21||7p-9p||Davis||LUGOD regular meeting at Davis Public Library|
|Thu. Jan. 24||7p-9p||Sunnyvale||BayPIGgies meeting: at LinkedIn|
|Thu. Jan. 24||7p-9p||Sacramento||SacLUG meeting: TBA|
|Fri. Jan. 25||7p-9p||Walnut Creek||DVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala|
|Sat. Jan. 26||1p-3p||Felton||FeltonLUG meeting at Felton Firehouse|
|Sun. Jan. 27||12p-3p||Berkeley||BerkeleyLUG meeting at 85c Bakery|
1. CocoaHeads Silicon Valley was revived in Jan. 2011 after a two-year hiatus.
2. Internet Developer Group shut down in 2003 (because founder Bill Selmeier suffered burnout). CCSF LUG revived in 2013 but then died again, but its Google Group remains usable. Bay Area Wireless User Group folded. San Francisco OpenBSD User Group folded. San Francisco Bay Area NetBSD User Group folded. Silicon Valley BSD User Group folded. Bay Area FreeBSD User Group's server seems non-functional; meanwhile, the group has devolved to a Meetup (note). LinuxDojo aka Linux Users Group Hayward was shut down by its founder, Tim Tuck. Oakland Perl Mongers is gone. SoCoSA has been inactive since 2010, but its Web site and mailing lists (1, 2) persist. Smaug ceased to hold meetings in 2012, but its mailing list and Web site persist for anyone who wants to revive it. Linuxstammtische have ended. PenLUG has been inactive since 2011, but its wiki Web site and mailing lists (1, 2) persist. ACCU Silicon Valley Chapter dropped its Internet domain, and devolved to a Meetup (note). BayLISA ceased maintaining its Web site, though all pages except the front one and its mailing lists remain reachable, and has devolved to a Meetup (note). Linux Consultants Lunch will be revived if I re-find its old mailing list roster.
3 Starship Augusta Ada's Web site / mailing list machine has been offline since a 2009 server collapse, even though backups have been found. A substitute Google Group then serve in its place, but activity apparently ceased Jan. 2017.
4. SlugLUG revived in 2014 with a new Web site and discussion and announcements Google Groups.
5. Every effort is made to keep these listings accurate. If they aren't, please let BALE know, so we can fix the problem. (Please include the word "BALE" in your Subject header.)
Association of C and C++ Users, Silicon Valley Chapter
meets a few times a month in Mountain View, Berkeley, and San Francisco, but not following a regular pattern. What:Main meetings feature discussion and publications about coding in C, C++, Java, Python, and other languages, national and local journals, conferences, monthly meetings, mailing lists, and more. Workshops have presentations and interactive discussion
Directions/Transit/Parking: See the ACCU Meetup (note) page.
Further Info: See the ACCU Meetup (note) page. It seems as if the group's separate mailing lists are no more.
Bay Area Debian
is an active community of Debian GNU/Linux developers and users. What: Holds informal meetings, usually with keysignings, at various places and times. There's a "Shotgun Rules" protocol for calling upcoming meetings (which are sporadic, but traditionally on 2nd Wednesdays), and you should check recent mailing list posts to spot them.
Further info: See Bay Area Debian 's Web site and discussion mailing list.
Bay Area FreeBSD User's Group (BAFUG)
meets 2nd Thursdays, 7-10 pm, at Netflix, building F: "Fuller House", 111 Albright Way, Los Gatos. What: The Bay Area's FreeBSD user group, serving the Peninsula, San Francisco, and much of the East Bay.
Further info: There is now a Meetup (note) in place of the dysfunctional BAFUG Web pages and mailing lists.
Bay Area Linux Users Group (BALUG)
meets every 3rd Tuesday, 7pm sharp, generally at Henry's Hunan Restaurant, 110 Natoma St. (between 2nd & New Montgomery), San Francisco. What: Dinner is ordered at 7pm; the meeting follows. Past meetings have featured a broad range of interesting Linux-oriented speakers
By Muni: Any line that goes near the Market or Mission downtown corridors, of which there are many. By BART: Exit at Montgomery, walk 5 very short blocks south on 2nd Street: Cross-streets will be Stevenson, Jessie, Mission, Minna, and Natoma. Turn right (southwest) on Natoma, walk 1/2 block to 110 Natoma on your right. By CalTrain: The San Francisco terminus is at 4th Street and King. Take a cab, or take Muni's 10-Townsend bus to 2nd and Howard. Walk 1 short block further northwest along 2nd to Natoma, turn left, walk 1/2 block to 110 Natoma on your right. By car: Your favourite route to south of Market. There is limited parking, as this is near Moscone Center.
Further Info: See BALUG's Web site, discussion mailing list, announce mailing list, and admin mailing list.
Bay Python Interest Group (BayPIGgies)
meets 4th Thursdays, 7 - 9 pm, at LinkedIn, Unify Meeting Room 950 W. Maude Ave, Sunnyvale. What: Study and use of Guido van Rossum's Python programming language.
Further Info: See BayPIGgies's Web site and discussion mailing list.
BayLISA (Bay Area Large Installation System Administrators)
meets 3rd Thursdays at 7:30 - 10:30 pmat Paypal (TownHall Bldg), 2161 North First St., San Jose What: For people interested in system / network / related administrative issues for any size system, not just large ones ("large", here, meaning multiuser-capable), and all OS interests.
Further info: See the Meetup (note), which BayLISA has almost entirely devolved into, except for its apparently vestigial mailing lists and some other of its former Web pages that are still reachable.
BerkeleyLUG (Berkeley Linux Users Group)
meets 2nd and 4th Sundays, 12 n - 3 pm, at 85c Bakery, 21 Shattuck Square, Berkeley. What: Provide a fun and active user and support community in Berkeley. Improve Linux through local projects. Actively promote the spread of Linux and open source in the East Bay. BerkeleyLUG tries to create a community of people who use Linux primarily on the desktop (laptops, netbooks, and mobile devices included).
By car: From I-880, navigate to Berkeley, exiting eastbound on University Ave. Proceed 1.5 miles to Shattuck Square. Good luck with parking. (There are public pay lots, nearby.) By BART: Exit at downtown Berkeley station via the "Shattuck / Addison West" stairs, then walk north to University Avenue, turning left/downhill (west) briefly to find 85c Bakery. By AC Transit bus: AC Transit lines F, 7, 8, 9, 15, 40, 43, 51, 64, 65, and 67 stop nearby. Transit511.org has details. (map)
More info: See BerkeleyLUG's WordPress site and forum and Google Group.
BUUG (Berkeley Unix User Group)
meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7-9 pm at Cafe Au Coquelet, 2000 University Ave. at Milvia, two blocks west (downhill) of Shattuck, Berkeley. What: A support network for residents of the greater Berkeley area who want to learn and discuss Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, or other Unix-type operating systems.
By BART: Exit at Berkeley Station onto University Avenue, and head downhill (west) one long block to the corner of Milvia Street. Cafe Au Coquelet is on the near side, on the left. By AC Transit: Any of the numerous bus lines that stop at or near Berkeley BART will do. By car: Take I-80 to Berkeley, exiting eastbound onto University Avenue, and proceeding about 1.5 miles uphill (east) to the corner of Milvia Ave. (map)
More info: See the BUUG Web site, which includes info. on BUUG's discussion mailing list.
CABAL (Consortium of All Bay Area Linux)
meets 2nd Saturdays, 4 pm - midnight at 1105 Altschul Ave. near Gordon Ave., Menlo Park. What: CABAL coordinates Linux InstallFests / social meetings at 1105 Altschul Avenues. Always feel free to bring computers to install Linux on, using your own or the distributions on hand. There will also typically be a barbecue dinner, in the evening.
By car: From I-280: Exit eastbound onto Sand Hill Road, going downhill 1.5 mile to turn left (logical north) at the first major intersection, onto Santa Cruz Avenue. After two long blocks at the first traffic light, bear left (still logical north) onto Alameda de las Pulgas. In four blocks (1/8 mile) you will cross Avy Avenue, which has a Shell station and Starbuck's. Proceed two more blocks to turn left (logical west) onto Ashton Avenue, climbing up one block to turn left (logical south) onto Altschul Ave. 1105 Altschul Ave. is on the right, near the next cross-street (Gordon Ave.). From US-101: Exit westbound onto Marsh Road, turning left (logical south) when Marsh Road ends after 1 mile, onto Middlefield Road. Go 1/2 mile, past Watkins Ave., Lane Place, Prior Lane, Encinal Ave. (note schoolyard), and Surrey Lane, to turn right (logical west) onto Glenwood Ave. In one mile, Glenwood crosses El Camino Real at a traffic light, becoming Valparaiso Ave. Proceed 2 miles, one long block past the traffic light at Alameda de las Pulgas (fire station on the corner), to turn left (logical south) onto Altschul Ave. (That intersection lacks street signs, but you'll see "Sharon Hills Park" on the far-right corner.) Proceed four blocks (1/8 mile) to 1105 Altschul Ave., on your right need the corner of Gordon Avenue. By CalTrain: Exit at Menlo Park station, then walk 2 miles logical west along Santa Cruz Avenue. Alternatively, call us at 650-283-7902, and we'll come pick you up. After 1.8 miles, you'll see a graveyard on the left. Just after that, Santa Cruz Avenue turns half-left (south): Ignore that turn, proceeding straight onto Avy Avenue. Proceed five blocks (crossing Alameda de las Pulgas) to turn left (logical north) onto Altschul Avenue. 1105 Altschul Ave. will be on your left at the end of the block. By bus: Unfortunately, SamTrans routes 295 San Mateo - Menlo Park Caltrain Feeder and 282 Portola Valley-Palo Alto CalTrain, as well as Stanford University's free Marguerite shuttle bus route M (Menlo Line) run weekdays only, and therefore are no use for these events. (map)
Further Info: See CABAL's Web site and discussion mailing list.