[sf-lug] REDMINDER: BALUG TOMORROW (Tu): Jack Deslippe on Developing for Android

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Mon Mar 14 15:06:14 PDT 2011

BALUG Tu 2011-03-15: Jack Deslippe on Developing for Android; & other  
BALUG news

In this issue (details further below):
2011-03-15 Tu: BALUG meeting Tu: Jack Deslippe on Developing for Android
     Debian/Linux/Ubuntu/... CDs
2011-05-17: Cloud.com's Mark Hinkle, VP of Community, on: Open Source  
Solutions for Building and Deploying Private and Public Clouds
Twitter! - follow BALUG on Twitter: BALUG_org


Bay Area Linux User Group (BALUG) meeting
Tuesday 6:30 P.M. 2011-03-15

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

For our Tuesday 6:30 P.M. 2011-03-15 meeting, we're proud to present:

Jack Deslippe[1] on Developing for Android[2]

It is has become clear over the last few years that mobile devices such
as smartphones, "superphones" and tablets are more than just a passing
fad - they are quickly becoming the new primary goto devices for the
public's computing and connecting needs. This mobile revolution has
given Linux[3] & open-source a second chance at being the OS of choice
for the average end-user. In particular, the Linux powered,
open-source, Android OS[2] has recently emerged as the number one
selling OS on mobile devices in the US.

Jack will give a brief introduction to what Android is (and is not) and
will discuss the opportunities and challenges of developing for
Android. Finally, he will walk us through developing your first Android
application on an Ubuntu[4] desktop and talk about some of the
development lessons that he learned the hard way.

Jack Deslippe is computational physics Ph.D. student candidate at UC
Berkeley[5]. He spends his weekdays programming for some of the largest
super-computers in the world and his weekends developing for some of
the smallest computers (Android phones). He has been using Linux for 10
years on the desktop and server and, 2 years ago, founded the Berkeley
Linux Users Group[6]. He is an active member of the Ubuntu-California
local team[7] and a developer-of/contributor-to various desktop Linux
projects. You can learn more about Jack at jdeslippe.com[1].

1. http://jdeslippe.com/
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system)
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux
4. http://www.ubuntu.com/
5. http://www.berkeley.edu/
6. http://www.berkeleylug.com/
7. http://loco.ubuntu.com/teams/ubuntu-california

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, March 15th, 2011 2011-03-15

                       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(Debian/Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Fedora/...) CDs available
at the 2011-03-15
BALUG meeting (and likely also future meetings as long as our supply
lasts/continues), most notably presently including:
Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.0 "Squeeze" - latest "stable"(/production) released
Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.0 "Squeeze" - Official i386 CD Binary-1
Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.0 "Squeeze" - Official amd64 CD Binary-1
Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop CD PC (Intel x86) i386
Kubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition
Fedora 14 i686
And other editions/releases/flavors
Thanks to Grant Bowman and the Ubuntu California Team and others for
getting CDs to us.


For our Tuesday 6:30 P.M. 2011-05-17 meeting, we're proud to present:

Cloud.com[1]'s Mark Hinkle, VP of Community, on:
Open Source Solutions for Building and Deploying Private and Public

As cloud computing has moved beyond hype, becoming a true
enterprise-ready tool that cuts IT costs and fits a variety of use
cases, IT is seeking new ways to efficiently and cost-effectively
build, deploy and manage clouds. Cloud.com's CloudStack Community
Edition, available under the GPLv3 license, is an open sourced
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) software platform that simplifies
the creation and management of public and private clouds. This platform
seamlessly integrates with existing data center infrastructure without
the need for modifications, special-purpose hardware or
reconfiguration, making it possible for users to instantly realize the
benefits of the cloud.

CloudStack Community Edition delivers several benefits including:

o Massive computing power - providing virtually unlimited CPUs
   on-demand, as required and billed by actual usage in public, private
   or hybrid deployments.
o Powerful API - Easily build, integrate and use applications based on
   common cloud APIs like Amazon's Web Services API, Citrix Cloud CenterT
   (C3) API and the vCloud API
o Secure Cloud Computing - Isolating compute, network, and storage
   resources by user, location and deployment.
o Comprehensive Service Management - Defining, metering, deploying and
   managing services to be consumed within your cloud.
o Automated resource distribution - delivering capabilities to automate
   the distribution of compute, network and storage while adhering to
   defined policies on load balancing, data security and compliance.
o Real-time visibility and reporting capabilities - ensuring compliance,
   security and comprehensive metering customer usage.
o Simplified management - empowering administrators to offset the daily
   management of services to the end users with a powerful self-service
   portal that gives the day-to-day management tasks to the user,
   enabling administrators to focus on more business critical issues
   while giving the client more control and agility over the service by
   providing a catalog of custom built and pre-defined machine images.

This session will provide best practices for building clouds, and a
technical overview and demonstration of CloudStack.

Mark Hinkle is Cloud.com's Vice President of Community where he is
responsible for driving all of the community efforts around the
Cloud.com's leading open source, cloud computing software and
ecosystem. Before that he was the force behind the Zenoss Core open
source management projects adoption and community involvement, growing
community membership to over 100,000 members.  He is a co-founder of
both the Open Source Management Consortium and the Desktop Linux
Consortium, has served as Editor-in-Chief for both LinuxWorld Magazine
and Enterprise Open Source Magazine, and authored the book, "Windows to
Linux Business Desktop Migration" (Thomson, 2006). Mark has also held
executive positions at a number of technology start-ups, including
Earthlink, (previously MindSpring)--where he was the head of the
technical support organization recognized by PC Computing and PC World
as the best in the industry--Win4Lin and Emu Software.

1. http://www.cloud.com/


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