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Date Time City Details
Tue. Apr. 17p-9pDavis LUGOD social gathering at Crepeville Restaurant, 330 3rd Street @ C Street, downtown Davis
Wed. Apr. 26p-8pSan FranciscoLinux Discussion meeting at Noisebridge's Turing Classroom, 2169 Mission nr. 18th St.
Wed. Apr. 27p-9:30pMountain View SVLUG gen. meeting at Symantec's VCAFE
Thu. Apr. 37p-9pBerkeleyBUUG meeting (map)
Sun. Apr. 611a-1pSan FranciscoSF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchanté, 6157 Geary at 26th
Tue. Apr. 87:30p-9pSebastopolNBLUG meeting TBA (map)
Wed. Apr. 96p-8pSan FranciscoLinux Discussion meeting at Noisebridge's Turing Classroom, 2169 Mission nr. 18th St.
Wed. Apr. 97p-9pMountain View ACCU Silicon Valley meeting at Symantec's VCAFE
Thu. Apr. 107p-9pMountain ViewBAFUG gen. meeting: TBA, at Hacker Dojo, 140A S Whisman Road
Thu. Apr. 107p-9pSacramento SacLUG meeting: TBA
Thu. Apr. 107:30p-9:30pMountain ViewCocoaHeads meeting: TBA
Thu. Apr. 108p-10pCapitolaSmaug dinner & meeting at Mr. Toots, 231 Esplanade, Capitola
Fri. Apr. 116p-8pWalnut CreekDVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala, 1655 N Main St. at Civic Dr.
Sat. Apr. 122p-6pFeltonFeltonLUG meeting at Felton Firehouse, 131 Kirby St.
Sat. Apr. 124p-11:59pMenlo ParkCABAL meeting at Rick & Deirdre's House (map)
Sun. Apr. 1312p-3pBerkeley BerkeleyLUG meeting at Bobby G's Pizzeria, 2072 University Ave near Shattuck
Tue. Apr. 157p-10pSan Francisco BALUG dinner & meeting: TBA (RSVP!) (map)
Wed. Apr. 166p-8pSan FranciscoLinux Discussion meeting at Noisebridge's Turing Classroom, 2169 Mission nr. 18th St.
Wed. Apr. 167p-9pFremont EBLUG meeting at Hurricane Electric: TBA (map)
Thu. Apr. 1711a-1pSunnyvaleLinux Consultants' Lunch (all welcome) (map)
Thu. Apr. 177p-9pBerkeleyBUUG meeting (map)
Thu. Apr. 177:30p-9:30pMountain ViewBayLISA meeting: TBA, at LinkedIn, 2051 Stierlin Ct. nr. N. Shoreline Blvd.
Sun. Apr. 201p-3pSan FranciscoStarship Augusta Ada meeting
Mon. Apr. 216p-8pSan FranciscoSF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchanté, 6157 Geary at 26th
Mon. Apr. 217p-9pDavis LUGOD regular meeting: 6:30-9 PM at Davis Public Library, 315 East 14th Street nr. F Street, Davis
Tue. Apr. 227p-9pSunnyvale Linuxstammtisch, Lilly Mac's (upstairs) (map)
Tue. Apr. 228p-10pSan FranciscoSF Perl UG meeting: TBA
Wed. Apr. 236p-8pSan FranciscoLinux Discussion meeting at Noisebridge's Turing Classroom, 2169 Mission nr. 18th St.
Wed. Apr. 236p-8pRedwood CityPenLUG meeting: at 2607 Hastings Shore Lane
Thu. Apr. 247:30p-9pMountain ViewBayPIGgies meeting: at Symantec's VCAFE
Fri. Apr. 256p-8pWalnut CreekDVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala, 1655 N Main St. at Civic Dr.
Sun. Apr. 2712p-3pBerkeley BerkeleyLUG meeting at Bobby G's Pizzeria, 2072 University Ave near Shattuck
Wed. Apr. 306p-8pSan FranciscoLinux Discussion meeting at Noisebridge's Turing Classroom, 2169 Mission nr. 18th St.
Thu. May. 17p-9pBerkeleyBUUG meeting (map)
Date Time City Details
Thu. May. 17p-9pBerkeleyBUUG meeting (map)
Sun. May. 411a-1pSan FranciscoSF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchanté, 6157 Geary at 26th
Tue. May. 67p-9pDavis LUGOD social gathering at Crepeville Restaurant, 330 3rd Street @ C Street, downtown Davis
Wed. May. 76p-8pSan FranciscoLinux Discussion meeting at Noisebridge's Turing Classroom, 2169 Mission nr. 18th St.
Wed. May. 77p-9:30pMountain View SVLUG gen. meeting at Symantec's VCAFE
Thu. May. 87p-9pMountain ViewBAFUG gen. meeting: TBA, at Hacker Dojo, 140A S Whisman Road
Thu. May. 87p-9pSacramento SacLUG meeting: TBA
Thu. May. 87:30p-9:30pMountain ViewCocoaHeads meeting: TBA
Thu. May. 88p-10pCapitolaSmaug dinner & meeting at Mr. Toots, 231 Esplanade, Capitola
Fri. May. 96p-8pWalnut CreekDVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala, 1655 N Main St. at Civic Dr.
Sat. May. 102p-6pFeltonFeltonLUG meeting at Felton Firehouse, 131 Kirby St.
Sat. May. 104p-11:59pMenlo ParkCABAL meeting at Rick & Deirdre's House (map)
Sun. May. 1112p-3pBerkeley BerkeleyLUG meeting at Bobby G's Pizzeria, 2072 University Ave near Shattuck
Tue. May. 137:30p-9pSebastopolNBLUG meeting TBA (map)
Wed. May. 146p-8pSan FranciscoLinux Discussion meeting at Noisebridge's Turing Classroom, 2169 Mission nr. 18th St.
Wed. May. 147p-9pMountain View ACCU Silicon Valley meeting at Symantec's VCAFE
Thu. May. 1511a-1pSunnyvaleLinux Consultants' Lunch (all welcome) (map)
Thu. May. 157p-9pBerkeleyBUUG meeting (map)
Thu. May. 157:30p-9:30pMountain ViewBayLISA meeting: TBA, at LinkedIn, 2051 Stierlin Ct. nr. N. Shoreline Blvd.
Sun. May. 181p-3pSan FranciscoStarship Augusta Ada meeting
Mon. May. 196p-8pSan FranciscoSF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchanté, 6157 Geary at 26th
Mon. May. 197p-9pDavis LUGOD regular meeting: 6:30-9 PM at Davis Public Library, 315 East 14th Street nr. F Street, Davis
Tue. May. 207p-10pSan Francisco BALUG dinner & meeting: TBA (RSVP!) (map)
Wed. May. 216p-8pSan FranciscoLinux Discussion meeting at Noisebridge's Turing Classroom, 2169 Mission nr. 18th St.
Wed. May. 217p-9pFremont EBLUG meeting at Hurricane Electric: TBA (map)
Thu. May. 227:30p-9pMountain ViewBayPIGgies meeting: at Symantec's VCAFE
Fri. May. 236p-8pWalnut CreekDVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala, 1655 N Main St. at Civic Dr.
Sun. May. 2512p-3pBerkeley BerkeleyLUG meeting at Bobby G's Pizzeria, 2072 University Ave near Shattuck
Tue. May. 277p-9pSunnyvale Linuxstammtisch, Lilly Mac's (upstairs) (map)
Tue. May. 278p-10pSan FranciscoSF Perl UG meeting: TBA
Wed. May. 286p-8pSan FranciscoLinux Discussion meeting at Noisebridge's Turing Classroom, 2169 Mission nr. 18th St.
Wed. May. 286p-8pRedwood CityPenLUG meeting: at 2607 Hastings Shore Lane
Sun. Jun. 111a-1pSan FranciscoSF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchanté, 6157 Geary at 26th
Date Time City Details
Sun. Jun. 111a-1pSan FranciscoSF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchanté, 6157 Geary at 26th
Tue. Jun. 37p-9pDavis LUGOD social gathering at Crepeville Restaurant, 330 3rd Street @ C Street, downtown Davis
Wed. Jun. 46p-8pSan FranciscoLinux Discussion meeting at Noisebridge's Turing Classroom, 2169 Mission nr. 18th St.
Wed. Jun. 47p-9:30pMountain View SVLUG gen. meeting at Symantec's VCAFE
Thu. Jun. 57p-9pBerkeleyBUUG meeting (map)
Sun. Jun. 812p-3pBerkeley BerkeleyLUG meeting at Bobby G's Pizzeria, 2072 University Ave near Shattuck
Tue. Jun. 107:30p-9pSebastopolNBLUG meeting TBA (map)
Wed. Jun. 116p-8pSan FranciscoLinux Discussion meeting at Noisebridge's Turing Classroom, 2169 Mission nr. 18th St.
Wed. Jun. 117p-9pMountain View ACCU Silicon Valley meeting at Symantec's VCAFE
Thu. Jun. 127p-9pMountain ViewBAFUG gen. meeting: TBA, at Hacker Dojo, 140A S Whisman Road
Thu. Jun. 127p-9pSacramento SacLUG meeting: TBA
Thu. Jun. 127:30p-9:30pMountain ViewCocoaHeads meeting: TBA
Thu. Jun. 128p-10pCapitolaSmaug dinner & meeting at Mr. Toots, 231 Esplanade, Capitola
Fri. Jun. 136p-8pWalnut CreekDVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala, 1655 N Main St. at Civic Dr.
Sat. Jun. 142p-6pFeltonFeltonLUG meeting at Felton Firehouse, 131 Kirby St.
Sat. Jun. 144p-11:59pMenlo ParkCABAL meeting at Rick & Deirdre's House (map)
Sun. Jun. 151p-3pSan FranciscoStarship Augusta Ada meeting
Mon. Jun. 166p-8pSan FranciscoSF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchanté, 6157 Geary at 26th
Mon. Jun. 167p-9pDavis LUGOD regular meeting: 6:30-9 PM at Davis Public Library, 315 East 14th Street nr. F Street, Davis
Tue. Jun. 177p-10pSan Francisco BALUG dinner & meeting: TBA (RSVP!) (map)
Wed. Jun. 186p-8pSan FranciscoLinux Discussion meeting at Noisebridge's Turing Classroom, 2169 Mission nr. 18th St.
Wed. Jun. 187p-9pFremont EBLUG meeting at Hurricane Electric: TBA (map)
Thu. Jun. 1911a-1pSunnyvaleLinux Consultants' Lunch (all welcome) (map)
Thu. Jun. 197p-9pBerkeleyBUUG meeting (map)
Thu. Jun. 197:30p-9:30pMountain ViewBayLISA meeting: TBA, at LinkedIn, 2051 Stierlin Ct. nr. N. Shoreline Blvd.
Sun. Jun. 2212p-3pBerkeley BerkeleyLUG meeting at Bobby G's Pizzeria, 2072 University Ave near Shattuck
Tue. Jun. 247p-9pSunnyvale Linuxstammtisch, Lilly Mac's (upstairs) (map)
Tue. Jun. 248p-10pSan FranciscoSF Perl UG meeting: TBA
Wed. Jun. 256p-8pSan FranciscoLinux Discussion meeting at Noisebridge's Turing Classroom, 2169 Mission nr. 18th St.
Wed. Jun. 256p-8pRedwood CityPenLUG meeting: at 2607 Hastings Shore Lane
Thu. Jun. 267:30p-9pMountain ViewBayPIGgies meeting: at Symantec's VCAFE
Fri. Jun. 276p-8pWalnut CreekDVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala, 1655 N Main St. at Civic Dr.
Tue. Jul. 17p-9pDavis LUGOD social gathering at Crepeville Restaurant, 330 3rd Street @ C Street, downtown Davis


Notes:

1. CCSF LUG has been revived. 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), though the Web site persists. Bay Area Wireless User Group seems totally dead. San Francisco OpenBSD User Group has folded. San Francisco Bay Area NetBSD User Group stopped meeting a few years ago. LinuxDojo aka Linux Users Group Hayward was shut down by its founder, Tim Tuck. Oakland Perl Mongers is gone. SoCoSA has been inactive for quite a while. SlugLUG has been dormant for years, for lack of UCSC student leadership, but its mailing list persists.

3. Starshine Augusta Ada's Web site has been having extended downtime (since 2009) following a server collapse.

4. Smaug changed its meeting location again.

5. PenLUG is currently inactive because Peter Knaggs is busy working on an upcoming Oracle RDBMS release.

6. 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.)


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Group Descriptions:

Association of C and C++ Users, Silicon Valley Chapter
meets 2nd Wednesdays, 7-9 pm at Symantec's VCAFE building, 350 Ellis Street (near E. Middlefield Road), Mountain View. What: Discussion and publications about coding in C, C++, Java, Python, and other languages, national and local journals, conferences, monthly meetings, mailing lists, and more.

Directions/Transit/Parking: See the ACCU Directions page.

Further Info: See the ACCU Silicon Valley Web page, which includes info. on the ACCU umbrella group's discussion and announcements mailing lists.


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 the Bay Area Debian Web page, which includes info. on the discussion mailing list.


Bay Area FreeBSD User's Group (BAFUG)
meets 2nd Thursdays, 7-9:30 pm, at Hacker Dojo, 140A S Whisman Road, just north of the CA-237 Whisman Rd. / Dana St. offramp, Mountain View. What: The Bay Area's FreeBSD user group, serving the Peninsula, San Francisco, and much of the East Bay.

Further info: See the BAFUG Web pages, which include info. on the discussion and announce-only mailing lists.


Bay Area Linux Users Group (BALUG)
meets every 3rd Tuesday, 7pm sharp in the upstairs banquet room at Four Seas Restaurant, 731 Grant St. nr. Sacramento St., Chinatown, San Francisco. What: Dinner is served at 7pm ($13 per person); the meeting follows. Past meetings have featured a broad range of interesting Linux-oriented speakers. The Chinese dinner is a bargain, too.

By Muni: The 30 Stockton and 45 Union lines run north-south, one block to the west, on Stockton Street. The 1 California runs east along Sacramento Street, and west along Clay (just north of the Four Seas), connecting with Embarcadero Station as the eastern terminus. By BART: Exit at Montgomery, walk 5 blocks north on Montgomery to a left turn (west) onto Sacramento, and go two blocks to a right turn onto Grant. By CalTrain: The San Francisco terminus is at 4th Street and King. Take a cab, or take Muni's 30 Stockton or 45 Union to Stockton & Sacramento, then walk one block east to turn left (north) on Grant, or walk north seven blocks on 4th Street to Market, turn half-right (still north) onto Stockton, go eight blocks to a left (west) turn onto Sacramento, one block to a right (north) turn onto Grant, and the Four Seas is immediately on your left. By car: Your favourite route to central Chinatown. (Beware of one-way streets and rush-hour congestion in the downtown area.) One route from the South Bay is US-101 (which becomes I-80) to a right-hand-side exit at 7th Street, bearing left (north) at the bottom of the ramp onto 7th Street, passing under I-80. Go five blocks to a left (west) on Market. Go three blocks to a right (north) onto Van Ness. Go 21 blocks to a right (east) onto Broadway. Go 10 blocks (including the Broadway Tunnel) to a half-right onto Columbus. Go two long blocks to a half-right (south) onto Montgomery. Go two blocks to a right (west) onto Sacramento. Go one block to a a right (north) onto Kearny. Garage is 1 1/2 blocks ahead on your left (under Portsmouth Square). Walk one block south (back along Kearny) to a right (west) onto Sacramento, then one block to Grant. There are fewer parking problems on-street than you might think, but the paid lot is always handy. (map)

Further Info: See BALUG's Web pages, which include info. on the discussion and announce-only mailing lists.


Bay Area Wireless User Group
used to meet as could be arranged, at a variety of locations. What: Promote wireless networking / Internet access for the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Further Info: See BAWUG's Web site. This group is completely defunct, at this point -- unless someone contacts the domain owner to revive it).


Bay Python Interest Group (BayPIGgies)
meets 4th Thursdays, 7:30-9 pm, at Symantec's VCAFE Facility. That's at 350 Ellis Street near E. Middlefield Road, Mountain View.

Directions/Transit/Parking: See SVLUG's general meeting directions page, for details.

What: Study and use of Guido van Rossum's Python programming language.

Further Info: See the BayPIGgies' Web page, which includes info. on its discussion mailing list.


BayLISA (Bay Area Large Installation System Administrators)
meets 3rd Thursdays at 7:30 - 9:30 pm at LinkedIn, 2051 Stierlin Ct. nr. N. Suoreline Blvd. (across from Shoreline Amphitheater), Mountain View. 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 BayLISA Web pages, which include info. on the discussion and announce-only mailing lists.


BerkeleyLUG (Berkeley Linux Users Group)
meets 2nd and 4th Sundays, 12 n - 3 pm, at Bobby G's Pizzeria, 2072 University Ave near Shattuck, 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). Register as a user on BerkeleyLUG's WordPress site to gain access to a WP-Forum (Web discussion forum), access to an intra-group messaging system, and ability to post and reply to articles.

By car: From I-880, navigate to Berkeley, exiting eastbound on University Ave. Proceed 1.5 miles to near Shattuck. Bobby G's is just before Shattuck, on your right. 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 Bobby G's Pizzeria. 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 the BerkeleyLUG WordPress site and forum. Also, you can contact Jack Deslippe, jdeslip@berkeley.edu for more information.


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)

Further 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 at various locations, and holds other Linux-oriented events at 1105 Altschul Avenue, taking advantage of Rick and Deirdre's Internet leased lines and Linux servers. 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 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 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 the CABAL Web and ftp sites. The Web site includes info. on CABAL's "conspire" discussion mailing list, which is also available in NNTP newsgroup format, as nntp://linuxmafia.com:/cabal.conspire.


City College of San Francisco (CCSF) GNU/Linux Users Group
is an on-campus official student group. What: Linux discussion, installation help, library of books and CD-ROMs.

Further info: See the CCSF LUG Web site (1, 2). CCSF LUG has an announcements Google Group, and a Facebook page.


CocoaHeads, Silicon Valley Chapter
meets 3rd Thursdays at 7 - 9 pm at Grand Teton Tech Talk Room, Google West Campus 2, 1501 Salado Dr. nr. Garcia Ave., Mountain View. What: For people interested in Cocoa programming and related projects.

Further info: See the CocoaHeads Web pages, which include info. on the Silicon Valley chapter's Google Group and the umbrella organisation's discussion / announcements mailing lists.


Diablo Valley Linux User Group (DVLUG)
meets 2nd and 4th Fridays at 6PM inside Caffe La Scala, 1655 N Main St at Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. What: Serving Linux users in the north-east San Francisco Bay Area — Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Danville, Lamorinda, Walnut Creek, and nearby areas in Contra Costa County — aiming to advocate and spread Linux, do LUG events in the Diablo Valley area, and have fun doing it.

Further info: See the DVLUG Web site, which includes info. on the discussion mailing list.


East Bay Linux User Group (EBLUG)
meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 7-9 PM, at Hurricane Electric, 760 Mission Court, Fremont. What: Linux events for residents of Silicon Valley East.

By BART: Exit at Fremont station, and then take AC Transit Route 28 Fremont BART - Milpitas to the Warm Springs Blvd. / Mission Blvd. exit. By VTA bus: Routes 140 Fremont BART - Sunnyvale and 520 (Express) Fremont BART - Shoreline Industrial Park stop nearby. By AC Transit bus: Route 22 Fremont BART - Milpitas stops nearby and Route 28 Fremont BART - Milpitas stops one block south. By car: From I-880, exit eastbound at the Mission Blvd./Warm Springs District exit, proceeding 1/2 mile to turn left (north) onto Warm Springs Blvd. Turn left (west) at the first intersection, Mission Court. Hurricane Electric is 760 Mission Court. From I-680, exit westbound at the Mission Blvd./Warm Springs District exit, proceeding 1/2 mile to turn right (north) onto Warm Springs Blvd. Turn left (west) at the first intersection, Mission Court. Hurricane Electric is 760 Mission Court. (map)

Further info: See the EBLUG Web site and the EEBLUG backup site.


FeltonLUG (Felton Linux Users Group)
helps promote GNU/Linux and free/open source software in Felton and the surrounding San Lorenzo Valley area, meeting 2nd Saturdays, 2-6 pm at Felton Firehouse, 131 Kirby St. behind the Felton community hall, Felton. What: Linux and open source in the San Lorenzo River valley.

Further info: See the FeltonLUG Web site.


Linux Consultants' Lunch
occurs every 3rd Thursday, 11 am - 1 pm if someone sends out the announcement e-mail, in Turmerik Asian Specialties restaurant's upstairs rear room, 141 S. Murphy Ave. between Washington Ave. and W. Evelyn Ave., Sunnyvale. It's best to post to the mailing list, a few days before, to see how many will be coming. What: Linux people get together for an inexpensive all-you-can-eat buffet lunch, plus casual conversation.

Mailing list went down in Feb. 2006 on account of hardware failure, and is as of Oct. 2011 soon to be revived, on a different machine.

By car: From I-280 southbound from San Francisco: Take Hwy 85 heading north for about three miles. Take the El Camino Real exit south. After about two miles turn left on Matilda (towards downtown Sunnyvale). After 3/4 mile, turn right on Washington. Go through the first street light (Macy's will be on your right) and turn left on Francis. You will find parking and the back entrance to Turmerik on your right. From I-280 northbound from San Jose: Take the De Anza exit to the right (towards Sunnyvale). After about 2 miles, the road will become Matilda. When the road forks, continue on Matilda and cross El Camino Real. Continue straight for 3/4 mile and turn right onto Washington. Continue using the directions above. From: US-101, Take the Matilda exit, heading south. Follow Matilda 1.5 miles, crossing the bridge (over the railroad tracks and Evelyn). Take your first left on Washington. Continue using the directions above. Parking: There are ample lots surrounding S. Murphy Street (one at the restaurants back entrance), a garage at S. Frances/Evelyn, and large lot parking near Macy's/Sunnyvale Town Center. By Caltrain: Exit at Sunnyvale Caltrain station. The S. Murphy Street / W. Evelyn Street intersection is just on the south side of the tracks. By VTA bus: Exit from a route 26, 32, 53, 54, 55, 304, or 305 bus as close as possible to Sunnyvale Town Center. The commercial block of S. Murphy Street is immediately east of Town Center.

Further info: See the restaurant's Web site and the Linux Consultants' mailing list.


Linuxstammtische
occur the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 PM at Lilly Mac's (upstairs), 187 S. Murphy Street near E. Washington, Town Center, Sunnyvale. (This Irish pub is the one formerly known as Scruffy Murphy's.) What: Beer (natürlich), good fellowship, and an occasional lesson in the German language.

Our stammtische (plural) are social gatherings of local Linux, FreeBSD, and other open-source software users at a local brewpub, originated in connection with the first annual Linuxbierwanderung (Linux Beer Hike, August 1999 in Bavaria, August 2000 in England's Lake District, August 2001 in Bouillon, Belgium, etc.) We generally gather on the upstairs balcony: Bring some visible indication of Linux interest; you might be the first or only Linuxer to arrive. If the latter, the beer is still excellent, as are the bangers and mash! (map)

By VTA bus: Routes 26 Eastridge - Lockheed or 54 West Valley - Fair Oaks/Tasman would be good picks. By CalTrain: Exit at the Sunnyvale station on the south side, cross E. Evelyn Ave., walk about one long block east, and turn right (south) onto S. Murphy Ave. Lilly Mac's will be on your right, near the end of the block. By Greyhound bus: The Sunnyvale Greyhound station is under the intersection of N. Mathilda and E. Evelyn Ave. Walk east along E. Evelyn Ave. about two blocks, turning right (south) onto S. Murphy Ave. Lilly Mac's will be on your right, near the end of the block. By car: From US-101, take the N. Mathilda Ave. exit southbound, proceeding about 1 mile to just past the Central Expressway overcrossing. Turn left (east) at the next intersection, E. Washington Avenue, then proceed four short blocks S. Murphy. (Lilly Mac's will be on your left, near the corner.) There is parking behind the strip of businesses along S. Murphy Ave. on both sides, and in the Sunnyvale Town Center (shopping centre) parking lot.

Further info: See the Local Linuxbierwanderung and main Linuxbierwanderung Web pages.


Noisebridge Linux Discussion
meets every Wednesday, 6 PM to 8 PM, wide open to any ideas relating to using the various GNU-and-other-process/Linux-based operating systems, What:

Activities include but not limited to installations, hardware investigation, configuration, and troubleshooting. Discussion is held in the Turing Classroom, Noisebridge, 2169 Mission nr. 18th St., San Francisco.

Further info: See the LinuxDiscussion Web page.


North Bay Linux Users' Group
meets 2nd Tuesdays at 7:30 - 9 pm at the O'Reilly Media building, 1005 Gravenstein Highway North (CA-116) Sebastopol, at the north end of town. What: General Linux coverage.

By car: From US-101 in Santa Rosa, exit onto CA-12 westbound, proceeding about 6 miles to turn right (north) onto Petaluma Ave. / CA-116. Follow CA-116 about 1 1/2 miles, as it turns three times and changes street names four times, eventually becoming Gravenstein Highway North at the final turn. The new[er] O'Reilly campus is at the north edge of town. (map)

Further info: See the NBLUG Web site, which includes info. on the discussion and announce-only mailing lists.


OLPC-SF is the One Laptop Per Child user group for the San Francisco Bay Area, meeting monthly on a Saturday in the middle of the month, 10am - 2pm at Room 553, SF State Downtown campus, 835 Market, San Francisco. What: To promote interest in the OLPC XO Laptop, generate ideas, and learn from each other in a face-to-face environment.

Directions: by car, by Muni, and by BART.

Further info: See the OLPC-SF Web site and the OLPC-SF Web page on the OLPC Project's wiki, Open Source and SFSU's OLPC-SF category, and join or read OLPC-SF's discussion mailing list.


PC Clubhouse (of Hayward) Linux SIG
meets at a residence in Hayward on the last Saturday of every month, 2:00 pm, at Tom and Elsie Smith's house, 26799 Contessa St., Hayward. Contact Jan Fagerholm at janf@netzero.net, or telephone him at (510) 597-1516 for further details. What: A group of Linux enthusiasts, most being desktop-type users. (map)

Further info: See the PC Clubhouse SIG page.


Peninsula Linux Users' Group (PenLUG) meets 4th Wednesdays, 6-8 pm, at Peter Knaggs's townhouse, 2607 Hastings Shore Lane off Redwood Shores Parkway, Redwood City (Redwood Shores, Bay side of US-101). Because of the holidays, PenLUG meets 2nd Thursdays during November and December.

What: A Linux group for San Mateo County and surrounding areas.

Directions and transit details: The group covers this on a comprehensive Web page.

Further info: See the PenLUG Web pages / wiki, which include info. on the discussion and announce-only mailing lists.


San Francisco Linux Users' Group (SF-LUG)
is a group for users of Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OSX, and similar systems. It meets 1st Sundays 11 am-1 pm and 3rd Mondays 6-8 pm of each month, at Cafe Enchanté, 6157 Geary at 26th, San Francisco.

Further info: See the SF-LUG Web site, or join its discussion mailing list


San Francisco Perl Users Group (SFPUG), aka San Francisco Perl Mongers
meets fourth Tuesdays at 8 PM, subject to scheduling, somewhere in San Francisco. What: The first San Francisco Bay Area Perl Users' Group.

Further Info: See the SFPUG Web site, which includes info. on the discussion mailing list.


San Jose State U. LUG
is a college Linux User Group affiliated as an official student group at SJSU. What: Online discussion among Linux users, with a focus on SJSU.

Further info: See the SJSU LUG Web site and Google Group.


Silicon Valley BSD Users Group (SVBUG),
used to meet first Thursdays at 7 pm (but as of 2008 has not met since 2006) in the community meeting room at Carl's Jr. Restaurant, 2551 N. First Street at Trimble Road, San Jose. The group needs someone to take over running meetings; anyone interested is invited to come to a CABAL meeting and express interest. What: The South Bay's group for Berkeley Unix (and embedded BSD) systems. SVBUG's monthly meetings start with an early track at 7 pm, for people new to BSD and the club. The featured presentation then starts around 7:45 pm, running to 9:45 pm.

By car: From US-101, exit east on Trimble, 1 mile to a right (south) turn onto N. First Street. Carl's Jr. is on the right, a few buildings down. Ample parking. By VTA Light Rail: Near the Almaden - Ohlone/Chynoweth Light Rail line's Bonaventura Station, on N. First Street. (map)

Further Info: See the SVBUG Web pages.


Silicon Valley Linux User Group (SVLUG)
meets first Wednesday of each month at 7-9 pm, at Symantec's (formerly Veritas's) VCAFE Facility. That's at 350 Ellis Street near E. Middlefield Road, Mountain View.

What: SVLUG features Q & A, technical presentations, and product demos.

Main Meeting Directions/Transit/Parking: See the SVLUG general meeting directions page, for details.

Further Info: See the SVLUG Web main page and InstallFest Web page (including directions/transit/parking). Web site includes info. on the discussion and announce-only mailing lists.


SlugLUG
is the Linux user group of University of California at Santa Cruz. What: An ASUC-accredited student Linux group at UC Santa Cruz -- currently dormant for lack of an active maintainer.

Further Info: See the group's Web site, which includes information on the discussion mailing list.


Smaug (in Capitola)
serves (mostly) Linux and *BSD users in the greater Santa Cruz area, meeting 2nd Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 pm at Mr. Toots Coffeehouse, 231 Esplanade nr. Cliff Dr. / Stockton Ave., Capitola. What: A user group for all the truly interesting computer systems, serving the Santa Cruz region. (venue info)

Further info: See the Smaug Web site, which includes info. on the discussion mailing list.


SoCoSA (Sonoma County System Administrators)
has in the past met 1st Tuesdays at 6 - 8:30 pm at the O'Reilly Media building, 1005 Gravenstein Highway North (CA-116) Sebastopol, at the north end of town. However, it's lately been inactive for lack of attendees. What: A group of SysAdmins in Sonoma County and the surrounding areas (Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Petaluma, Novato, Windsor, etc.). Social hour and food at 6pm, speaker at 7pm, finished at 8:30. Meetings are open to all and free except for the pizza. Feel free to bring your own food.

By car: From US-101 in Santa Rosa, exit onto CA-12 westbound, proceeding about 6 miles to turn right (north) onto Petaluma Ave. / CA-116. Follow CA-116 about 1 1/2 miles, as it turns three times and changes street names four times, eventually becoming Gravenstein Highway North at the final turn. The new[er] O'Reilly campus is at the north edge of town. (map)

Further info: See the SoCoSA Web pages, which includes mailing list sign-up and other features.


Stanford University Linux Users Group (SULUG)
meets (when meetings are scheduled) the 3rd Tuesday of every month, at 6:45pm in the Gates Building, Room 104, Stanford U. What: Support and educate the Stanford community.

Further info: See the SULUG Web page, which includes info. on the discussion and announce-only mailing lists. (Counterintuitively, these are hidden on the Web site's "Help" navbar link.)


Starship Augusta Ada
meets third Sundays at 1 pm at a San Francisco Inner Richmond District Round Table Pizza restaurant, 3567 Geary Blvd. nr. Arguello Avenue. What: A group for those who are fans of both Linux and the Star Trek mythos. It is also a branch of Starfleet International, an SF/Trek fan organisation promoting volunteerism and community service.

By car: Your favourite route to San Francisco's Inner Richmond District. By BART/Muni: Muni bus routes 38 and 28L pass nearby. Route 28 connects with BART at the Daly City station, while route 38 connects with BART at the Montgomery station. By CalTrain: From the 4th & King terminus, transfer to Muni Metro N/Judah, take that to Montgomery, and change to the 38 bus. Beware of infrequent CalTrain service on weekends.

Further info: See the Starship Augusta Ada Web pages, or e-mail ops@starshine.org for more information, or to join the group's mailing list.


Groups in Nearby Areas

Linux User Group of Davis (LUGOD)
meets every third Monday, 6:30-9 pm, usually at Davis Public Library, 315 East 14th Street nr. F Street, Davis, and every first Tuesday, 6:30-9 pm as a social gathering at Crepeville Restaurant, 330 3rd Street @ C Street, downtown Davis near UCD. What: Geekify the populace, and have fun doing it. LUGOD serves Yolo County and the city of Davis.

To the library, by car: From I-80 west, take CA-113 north towards Davis / Woodland. Exit at the Covell / Road 31 exit (the third exit), and turn right onto Covell. Turn right onto F Street (after about 1 mile). Turn right onto 14th Street. The library is on the right (north) side of 14th.

Further Info: See the LUGOD Web page for further details and the current meeting schedule, and information on LUGOD's mailing lists.


Linux User Group of Davis (LUGOD) Installfests
are on a Saturday or Sunday, as can be arranged, 10 am - 6 pm at UC Davis's Kemper Hall, Room 1003. Please RSVP on the InstallFest Web page (linked below).

Further Info: See the LUGOD InstallFest page for details including map and directions, for those events.


Linux User Group of Sacramento (SacLUG), a SIG of Sacramento PC Users Group,
holds meetings (generally) 3rd Thursdays at 7-9 pm at the Silver Skillet Restaurant, I-80 and El Camino, Sacramento. What: Learn more about Linux, or share your knowledge.

By car: From I-5 South, take US-50 East, exiting south on Watt Ave. Proceed to a left turn onto Folsom Blvd., then travel east to Manlove From Manlove, turn left onto Cal Center Drive. ExitCertified is at 8950 Cal Center Drive.

Further Info: See the SacLUG Web pages, which includes info. on the discussion mailing list.



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