[sf-lug] BALUG meeting Tu 2014-01-21: CiviCRM - Tim Otten, ...; & other BALUG news

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Fri Jan 17 07:22:42 PST 2014


BALUG meeting 2014-01-21: CiviCRM - Tim Otten, ...; & other BALUG news

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items, details further below:
BALUG meeting Tu 2014-01-21: CiviCRM - Tim Otten, Dave Greenberg, ...
giveaways (CDs/DVDs, ...)
volunteering to help BALUG (and add to your resume/experience)
Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/BALUG_org

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For our 2014-01-21 BALUG meeting, we're proud to present:

CiviCRM[1] Open source constituent relationship management for non-profits,
NGOs and advocacy organizations.

For our 2014-01-21 meeting we have talk/presentation on CiviCRM by some
folks from CiviCRM -
Tim Otten - software architect
Dave Greenberg - core engineering team member
The talk will cover CiviCRM and will likely cover areas such as:
overview of Civi - the software and the project
approaches to extending and customizing the platform
and may also at least touch upon:
application level features
architecture
extensibility
API
and other areas.
Feel free to ask your questions in advance on the BALUG-Talk[2] list, or
bring your questions the meeting.

1. https://civicrm.org/
2. http://lists.balug.org/listinfo.cgi/balug-talk-balug.org

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
BALUG and the Four Seas Restaurant plan the meal and meeting, and with
sufficient attendance, they also help ensure that we'll be able to eat
upstairs in the private banquet room.

Meeting Details...

                        6:30pm
                        Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 2014-01-21

                        Four Seas Restaurant
http://www.fourseasr.com/
                        731 Grant Ave.
                        San Francisco, CA 94108
                        Easy PARKING:
                          Portsmouth Square Garage at 733 Kearny:
                          http://www.sfpsg.com/

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).

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We typically have various giveaway items at BALUG meetings.  We'll
likely have at least the below plus additional items.

CDs/DVDs/ISOs, etc. - have a peek here:
http://www.wiki.balug.org/wiki/doku.php?id=balug:cds_and_images_etc
We may also be able to "burn" images per request or copy to USB flash,
etc.  Donations of blank or +-RW media, USB flash, or funding thereof,
also appreciated.  See the above URL for details (and the inventory
(qty.) of what we specifically have "burned" and available on-hand does
also frequently change).

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volunteering to help BALUG (and add to your resume/experience)

Not only can you do useful and cool stuff volunteering to help BALUG,
but it can also be a way to gain useful and practical experience, and
could also be something to add to or round out one's resume.

There a quite a variety of opportunities to help BALUG.  Come talk to us
at a meeting and/or drop us a note at:
balug-contact at balug.org
These opportunities may include, among other possibilities:
o assist on speaker coordination/procurement, etc.
o assist on publicity
o chief/assistant cat herder
o Linux Systems Administration (e.g. do/assist/learn, with/under some
   quite experienced and skilled Linux systems administrators).
o webmaster, assistant webmaster, designer, graphic artist
o archivist/history/retrieval/etc.
o and other various/miscellaneous tasks BALUG "ought" to be doing or
   would be good to do (feel free to suggest ideas!)

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Twitter - you can also follow BALUG on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/#!/BALUG_org

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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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