[sf-lug] Linux Users' Group of Davis, April 2010 events

nbs nbs at sonic.net
Fri Mar 26 16:22:28 PDT 2010

The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding the following three
events this April in Davis:


Linux Installfest Workshop:

  April 3, 2010
  10:00am - 4:00pm

  Kemper Hall  (Previously Engineering Unit II)
  Room 1003
  1228 Bainer Hall Drive
  UC Davis
  Davis, California 95616


  Linux is a completely free, 'open source' operating system that can run
  on a wide variety of computer hardware.  It can act as a web-, file-,
  print- or game-server, run in a 'cluster' of computers to do 3D rendering
  or other intense math, or sit under your TV and record your favorite shows
  for later viewing.  Many people use it as an inexpensive, stable,
  virus- and spyware-free alternative to commercial software, such as
  Microsoft Windows.  It can be installed over, or alongside, Windows or
  Mac OS X.

  Members of the community are invited to bring their computers and laptops
  to this informal workshop, and volunteers from LUGOD will help you install
  and configure Linux, for FREE!

For details, and to RSVP:

  If you wish to bring in your PC, you must RSVP beforehand to reserve a
  space.  The RSVP form, and lots of useful information about Linux and
  Installfests, and how to prepare for the event, are accessible on the
  web at:


For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:



Social Gathering:

  April 6, 2010
  7:00pm - ???

  Crepeville Restaurant
  330 3rd Street  (intersection of 3rd & C Streets)
  Davis, California 95616

  Join other Linux and open source enthusiasts for a social gathering
  over dinner.  Free WiFi is available.  Note: Crepeville only accepts
  cash and check (but there's an ATM in back).

For details, visit:


For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:



General meeting:

  April 19, 2010
  7:00pm - 9:00pm

  Explorit Science Center  (Mace Ranch Facility)
  3141 5th Street
  Davis, California 95616


  Silent no more: engaging with with non-geeks through Free & Open Source video

  Presented by:
    Christian Einfeldt, Digital Tipping Point

  Did you know that it is very easy to make videos with with
  Linux? Kdenlive (KDE Non-Linear Video Editor) is a robust, user-friendly
  video editing software that will allow you to make decent video shorts
  with a minimum of effort.
  Christian Einfeldt will be demonstrating the basics of KDEnlive, and
  will talk about why it is important to use Free Software non-linear
  video editors like KDEnlive to make videos that are fun for non-geeks
  to watch. Einfeldt uses KDEnlive to composite video for the Digital
  Tipping Point project, which is a library of interviews with FOSS
  users and developers from around the world.

  About the Speaker:
    Christian Einfeldt is a simple end user and attorney in San
    Francisco who has been using Linux as his primary platform since
    early 2001 in his law practice.  Einfeldt has traveled to 6 nations
    and 3 continents to shoot stock footage interviews for the Digital
    Tipping Point project, a documentary movie about how Free Software
    is changing global culture. Einfeldt is producing the movie as an
    "open source" project in that the "code" (the footage) is available
    in forkable digital bits on the Internet Archive's Digital Tipping
    Point Video Collection.

For more details on this meeting, visit:


For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:



About LUGOD:

  The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
  dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
  and Free Software.

  Since 1999, LUGOD has held regular meetings with guest speakers
  in Davis, California, as well as other events in Davis and the greater
  Sacramento region.  Events are always free and open to the public.

  Please visit our website for more details:  http://www.lugod.org/

Bill Kendrick
pr at lugod.org
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis

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