Are you a Linux user group leader? Please see this essay.


Date Time City Details
Tue. Jan. 1
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New Year's Day
Tue. Jan. 17p-9pDavis LUGOD social gathering at Crepeville Restaurant
Wed. Jan. 2
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Kwanzaa ends
Wed. Jan. 27p-9:30pSan Jose SVLUG gen. meeting at Cavium cafeteria did not occur
Thu. Jan. 37p-9pBerkeleyBUUG meeting (map)
Sun. Jan. 6
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Epiphany
Sun. Jan. 611a-1pSan FranciscoSF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchante
Tue. Jan. 87p-8:30pSanta RosaNBLUG meeting TBA (map)
Thu. Jan. 107p-10pLos GatosBAFUG gen. meeting: TBA, at Netflix building F
Fri. Jan. 117p-9pWalnut CreekDVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala
Sat. Jan. 124p-11:59pMenlo ParkCABAL meeting at Rick & Deirdre's House (map)
Sun. Jan. 1312p-3pBerkeley BerkeleyLUG meeting at 85c Bakery
Tue. Jan. 157p-10pSan Francisco BALUG dinner & meeting: TBA (RSVP!)
Wed. Jan. 167p-9pFremont EBLUG meeting at Hurricane Electric: TBA (map)
Thu. Jan. 177p-9pBerkeleyBUUG meeting (map)
Thu. Jan. 177p-9pMountain ViewCocoaHeads meeting: TBA
Thu. Jan. 177:30p-10:30pSan JoseBayLISA meeting: TBA, at Paypal (TownHall Bldg)
Sun. Jan. 20
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Tu B'Shevat
Mon. Jan. 21
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Martin Luther King Day
Mon. Jan. 216p-8pSan FranciscoSF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchante
Mon. Jan. 217p-9pDavis LUGOD regular meeting at Davis Public Library
Thu. Jan. 247p-9pSunnyvaleBayPIGgies meeting: at LinkedIn
Thu. Jan. 247p-9pSacramento SacLUG meeting: TBA
Fri. Jan. 257p-9pWalnut CreekDVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala
Sat. Jan. 261p-3pFeltonFeltonLUG meeting at Felton Firehouse
Sun. Jan. 2712p-3pBerkeley BerkeleyLUG meeting at 85c Bakery
Date Time City Details
Sat. Feb. 2
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Groundhog Day / Imbolc / Candlemas
Sun. Feb. 311a-1pSan FranciscoSF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchante
Tue. Feb. 5
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Chinese New Year / Spring Festival (year of the pig)
Tue. Feb. 57p-9pDavis LUGOD social gathering at Crepeville Restaurant
Wed. Feb. 6
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Lincoln's Birthday
Wed. Feb. 67p-9:30pSan Jose SVLUG gen. meeting at Cavium cafeteria probably won't occur
Thu. Feb. 77p-9pBerkeleyBUUG meeting (map)
Fri. Feb. 87p-9pWalnut CreekDVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala
Sat. Feb. 94p-11:59pMenlo ParkCABAL meeting at Rick & Deirdre's House (map)
Sun. Feb. 1012p-3pBerkeley BerkeleyLUG meeting at 85c Bakery
Tue. Feb. 127p-8:30pSanta RosaNBLUG meeting TBA (map)
Thu. Feb. 14
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Valentine's Day
Thu. Feb. 147p-10pLos GatosBAFUG gen. meeting: TBA, at Netflix building F
Mon. Feb. 18
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Presidents' Day
Mon. Feb. 186p-8pSan FranciscoSF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchante
Mon. Feb. 187p-9pDavis LUGOD regular meeting at Davis Public Library
Tue. Feb. 19
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Lantern Festival
Tue. Feb. 197p-10pSan Francisco BALUG dinner & meeting: TBA (RSVP!)
Wed. Feb. 207p-9pFremont EBLUG meeting at Hurricane Electric: TBA (map)
Thu. Feb. 217p-9pBerkeleyBUUG meeting (map)
Thu. Feb. 217p-9pMountain ViewCocoaHeads meeting: TBA
Thu. Feb. 217:30p-10:30pSan JoseBayLISA meeting: TBA, at Paypal (TownHall Bldg)
Fri. Feb. 22
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Washington's Birthday
Fri. Feb. 227p-9pWalnut CreekDVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala
Sat. Feb. 231p-3pFeltonFeltonLUG meeting at Felton Firehouse
Sun. Feb. 2412p-3pBerkeley BerkeleyLUG meeting at 85c Bakery
Thu. Feb. 287p-9pSunnyvaleBayPIGgies meeting: at LinkedIn
Thu. Feb. 287p-9pSacramento SacLUG meeting: TBA
Date Time City Details
Sun. Mar. 311a-1pSan FranciscoSF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchante
Tue. Mar. 57p-9pDavis LUGOD social gathering at Crepeville Restaurant
Wed. Mar. 6
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Ash Wednesday
Wed. Mar. 67p-9:30pSan Jose SVLUG gen. meeting at Cavium cafeteria probably won't occur
Thu. Mar. 77p-9pBerkeleyBUUG meeting (map)
Fri. Mar. 8
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International Women's Day
Fri. Mar. 87p-9pWalnut CreekDVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala
Sat. Mar. 94p-11:59pMenlo ParkCABAL meeting at Rick & Deirdre's House (map)
Sun. Mar. 10
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DST begins
Sun. Mar. 1012p-3pBerkeley BerkeleyLUG meeting at 85c Bakery
Tue. Mar. 127p-8:30pSanta RosaNBLUG meeting TBA (map)
Thu. Mar. 147p-10pLos GatosBAFUG gen. meeting: TBA, at Netflix building F
Sun. Mar. 17
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St. Patrick's Day
Mon. Mar. 186p-8pSan FranciscoSF-LUG social meeting at Cafe Enchante
Mon. Mar. 187p-9pDavis LUGOD regular meeting at Davis Public Library
Tue. Mar. 197p-10pSan Francisco BALUG dinner & meeting: TBA (RSVP!)
Wed. Mar. 20
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Spring Equinox / Ostara / Eostar / Eostre
Wed. Mar. 20
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Purim
Wed. Mar. 207p-9pFremont EBLUG meeting at Hurricane Electric: TBA (map)
Thu. Mar. 21
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Holi
Thu. Mar. 217p-9pBerkeleyBUUG meeting (map)
Thu. Mar. 217p-9pMountain ViewCocoaHeads meeting: TBA
Thu. Mar. 217:30p-10:30pSan JoseBayLISA meeting: TBA, at Paypal (TownHall Bldg)
Fri. Mar. 227p-9pWalnut CreekDVLUG meeting at Caffe La Scala
Sat. Mar. 231p-3pFeltonFeltonLUG meeting at Felton Firehouse
Sun. Mar. 2412p-3pBerkeley BerkeleyLUG meeting at 85c Bakery
Thu. Mar. 287p-9pSunnyvaleBayPIGgies meeting: at LinkedIn
Thu. Mar. 287p-9pSacramento SacLUG meeting: TBA
Sun. Mar. 31
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Cesar Chavez Day (California)
Mon. Apr. 1
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April Fools Day


Notes:

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. Silicon Valley Linux User Group's meeting program ended in July 2018. 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.)


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Group Descriptions:

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 vestigi