[sf-lug] Noisebridge Wiki has a Linux Section

James Sundquist sundquistjames at gmail.com
Sat May 26 15:55:34 PDT 2012

Hello SF-LUG,

    Not sure if all of you are aware, but this list has served as the
inspiration for regular meetups at Noisebridge for a few years.  I've just
added a Linux section <https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Linux> to their
website/mediawiki and hope you will feel inspired to add to it yourselves
as anyone is welcome to get involved.  There are currently multiple classes
that meet on a regular basis: General Discussion, System Administration, C
and the Assembler.  We're now looking to offer two new, bi-monthly classes:
a 101 Linux Introductory class for those with no experience whatsoever on a
bi-monthly basis and a class that focuses solely on system recovery.  The
recovery class will have the fun name Fie: Failure is Eminent.  It'll be a
chance for people to implement various methods for backing up and
recovering there data, which we will put to the test and improve.  Both
will be for 1.5 hours at an unknown time though you can get an idea by
visiting the events <https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Category:Events> page.


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>   1. Linux Users' Group of Davis,      June 18: "Wikimedia and
>      Wikipedia" (nbs)
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> Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 12:36:07 -0700
> From: nbs <nbs at sonic.net>
> To: sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
> Subject: [sf-lug] Linux Users' Group of Davis,  June 18: "Wikimedia and
>        Wikipedia"
> Message-ID: <201205241936.q4OJa7M3004706 at bolt.sonic.net>
> The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding the following
> meeting:
>  Monday
>  June 18, 2012
>  7:00pm - 9:00pm
> Presentation:
>  "Wikimedia and Wikipedia"
>  Trevor Parscal and Roan Kattouw, Wikimedia Foundation
>    Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is the non-profit organization behind
>    Wikipedia and several other online collaborative wiki projects.
>    The foundation's goal is to develop and maintain open content,
>    wiki-based projects and to provide the full contents of those
>    projects to the public free of charge.
>    Wikimedia currently runs on dedicated clusters of Ubuntu Linux
>    servers, with a pair of OpenSolaris machines for ZFS.  There are 400
>    servers in Tampa, Florida, and 60 in Amsterdam, as well as 450 in
>    Virginia that are still being built out.  The operation of Wikimedia
>    depends on MediaWiki, a custom-made, free and open source wiki
>    software platform written in PHP and built upon the MySQL database.
> About the Speakers:
>  Trevor Parscal has been working at the Wikimedia Foundation since
>  2008, focusing his engineering and design efforts on the front-end of
>  MediaWiki.  Key projects he's worked on include redesigning the look
>  and feel of Wikipedia and creating ResourceLoader which optimizes the
>  way JavaScript, CSS and image resources are sent to the client.
>  His most recent work has been building a visual editor for Wikipedia.
>  Roan Kattouw has been a MediaWiki developer since 2007 and has been
>  working for the Wikimedia Foundation since 2009.  Roan has worked on
>  usability improvements for Wikipedia and on ResourceLoader, a front-end
>  resource delivery system, and is now working on building the visual
>  editor with Trevor.  Roan also works on various small things, ranging
>  from JavaScript code review to MediaWiki backend hacking to deploying
>  code on the cluster.
> This meeting will be held at:
>  Yolo County Library, Mary L. Stephen's Davis Branch
>  Blanchard Community Room
>  315 East 14th Street
>  Davis, California 95616
> For more details on this meeting, visit:
>  http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/
> For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:
>  http://www.lugod.org/meeting/library/
> ------------
> 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
> http://www.lugod.org/
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