[sf-lug] BALUG meeting TOMORROW Tu 2010-11-16: Mark Terranova on Fedora (14), etc.; & other BALUG news

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Mon Nov 15 14:22:21 PST 2010

BALUG meeting TOMORROW Tu 2010-11-16: Mark Terranova on Fedora (14),  
etc.; & other BALUG news

In this issue (details further below):
2010-11-16 Tu: BALUG meeting Tu: Mark Terranova on Fedora (14), etc.
    Linux/Ubuntu CDs


Bay Area Linux User Group (BALUG) meeting
Tuesday 6:30 P.M. 2010-11-16

Please RSVP if you're planning to come (see further below).

For our Tuesday 6:30 P.M. 2010-11-16 meeting, we're proud to present:

Mark Terranova on Fedora[1] (14), etc.

Mark Terranova will be giving a talk about Fedora and the recently
(2010-11-02) released Fedora 14.  He will also speak some about his
experiences with Local tech stuff.

Mark Terranova is a "West Coast Community-Developed-Software guy".
Mark has regularly taught many types of computer classes specializing
in the benefits of Linux and Cross-Platform Software.

He has been involved with spreading Linux for a while.  He has helped
organize Linux Release Parties and other tech events that make it fun -
using beer, BBQ, and other ways to create a fun community. He has spent
much time in Portland, Oregon working with FreeGeek.org[2]. Their
unique style helped him learn how to involve more people in computing.

This knowledge has helped him in his role as co-founder of
Gidget Kitchen[3] (GK).  "Gidget Kitchen donates computers, generally
using Ubuntu, to groups and individuals."  GK strives to make modern
technology simple, empowering, and easy for everyone to understand.
The only requirement is the ability to "play well with others."

Mark blames his interest in technical things and electronics on his
father Michael.  "He gave me a Commodore 64 and helped me get my
amateur radio license (N6TBD) at an early age".

1. http://fedoraproject.org/
2. http://www.freegeek.org/
3. http://www.gidgetkitchen.org/

See also a bit further below for some additional goodies we'll have at
this meeting (CDs, etc.)

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 the
Four Seas Restaurant plan the meal and dining arrangements and such.

Meeting Details...

                      Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 2010-11-16

                      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 and helping
            to defray BALUG costs such treating our speakers to dinner).

Additional goodies we'll have at this meeting (at least the following):

We'll have various Linux/Ubuntu/Fedora CDs available at the 2010-11-16
BALUG meeting (and likely also future meetings as long as our supply
lasts/continues), most notably presently including:
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) Desktop CD PC (Intel x86) i386
(also at least some Fedora, Knoppix, and other Ubuntu variants presently)
Thanks to Grant Bowman and the Ubuntu California Team and others for
getting CDs to us.


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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