[sf-lug] BALUG: Meetings: 2016-06-21: Tomorrow Tu; 2016-07-19: Elizabeth K. Joseph on: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus"; & other BALUG News

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Mon Jun 20 08:51:55 PDT 2016

BALUG: Meetings: 2016-06-21: Tomorrow Tu; 2016-07-19: Elizabeth K.  
Joseph on: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus"; & other BALUG News


items, details further below:
BALUG meeting Tu 2016-06-21
BALUG meeting Tu 2016-07-19: Elizabeth K. Joseph on: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
      "Xenial Xerus"
Shape AT&T Tech Expo July 15 & 16 @ AT&T Park (free with coupon code ...)
O'Reilly - free "reports" (mini-books)
giveaways (Books & other titles, CDs/DVDs, ...)
Upcoming BALUG list changes?!
help BALUG! :-) - volunteering, venue, ...
Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/BALUG_org


For our 2016-06-21 BALUG meeting:

At least presently we don't have a specific speaker/presentation lined
up for this meeting, but that doesn't prevent us from having
interesting and exciting meetings and discussions.  Sometimes we also
manage to secure/confirm a speaker too late for us to announce or fully
publicize the speaker (that's happened at least twice in the past).
Got questions, answers, and/or opinions?  We typically have some
expert(s) and/or relative expert(s) present to cover Linux and related
topic areas.  Want to hear some interesting discussions on LINUX and
other topics?  Show up at the meeting, and feel free to bring an agenda
if you wish.  Want to help ensure BALUG has speakers/presentations
lined up for future meetings?  Help refer speakers to us and/or
volunteer to be one of the speaker coordinators.  Great food and
people, and interesting conversations to be had.
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 our venue plan for the meeting and accommodations, so please
let us know.

    6:30pm Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 2016-05-17
    Henry's Hunan Restaurant
    110 Natoma St. (between 2nd & New Montgomery)
    San Francisco, CA 94105-3704
    Easy Transit/Parking Access: short walk from BART, MUNI, parking
       Trip planning:  http://www.511.org/

Delicious Hunan cuisine and reasonably priced.

Meeting Details...

     The meetings are always free, but dinner is not (unless you are our
     guest speaker, in which case we also treat you to dinner).  For
     Henry's Hunan Restaurant, if folks are agreeable, we'll share and
     dine "family" style, and split up the costs, and typical cost per
     person including tax and tip (but not including beverages beyond
     complementary tea) would be in the $13.00 to $17.50 range, and
     commonly around $15.00 to $16.50.  Cash may be preferred to ease
     splitting up the check.  One can also specifically order the
     dish(es) one needs/prefers (e.g. for dietary considerations) - and
     we also commonly order some dish(es) that may meet various dietary
     considerations) (e.g. vegetarian, non-pork, ...).  Please arrive by
     7:00 P.M., we expect to order entrees at that time, and may order
     appetizer(s) and/or soup(s) anytime after 6:30 P.M.


For our 2016-07-19 meeting, we're proud to present:
Elizabeth K. Joseph[1] on: Ubuntu[2] 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus"[3]

Ubuntu 16.04 is the latest Long-Term Support (LTS)[4] release from the
Ubuntu community[5] and Canonical[6]. This talk will be a tour of new
features, including disabling of Amazon search by default, replacement
of the Ubuntu Software Center, replacement of init system with
systemd[7] (new since the last LTS release), ability to move the Unity
launcher to the bottom of the screen, inclusion of ZFS[8] and the
introduction of Snappy[9]. An update on the progress of Ubuntu on
phones and tablets will also be presented, with a demonstration of the
first convergence device on the market, the bq Aquaris M10 Ubuntu

Elizabeth K. Joseph is a Senior Automation and Tools Engineer at
HPE[10] working on the OpenStack[11] Infrastructure team. She is a
former member of the Ubuntu Community Council[12] and is a co-author of
the 8th and upcoming 9th editions of The Official Ubuntu Book[13]. Here
in San Francisco, she serves on the Board of Directors for
Partimus.org[14], a non-profit providing Linux-based computers to area
education and low-income housing centers in need.

1. http://princessleia.com/
2. http://www.ubuntu.com/
3. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/ReleaseNotes
4. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS
5. http://community.ubuntu.com/
6. http://www.canonical.com/
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systemd
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZFS
9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snappy_(package_manager)
10. https://www.hpe.com/
11. https://www.openstack.org/
12. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncil
13. http://www.informit.com/store/official-ubuntu-book-9780133905397
14. http://partimus.org/


Shape AT&T Tech Expo July 15 & 16 @ AT&T Park (free with coupon code ...)


O'Reilly - free "reports" (mini-books)


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

Books and other titles!
have a look/read here:

CDs/DVDs/ISOs, etc. - have a peek here:
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).


Upcoming BALUG list changes?!

Yes, for the past many years, much of BALUG, including our lists, has
been and is still presently hosted on DreamHost.com.  We will be
changing that in the not-too-horribly-distant-future.  (primary
volunteer on this has been buried under some other stuff to attend to,
so taking a bit longer.) We'll update on status when that's about to
change and when it does change.  We'll provide more details as we
approach and go through that transition, and we'll make it as painless
as feasible.


help BALUG! :-) - volunteering, venue ...

You can do useful and cool stuff volunteering to help BALUG,
e.g. following up on many leads for possible venue, among many other

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 venue arrangement (e.g. followup on potential leads
   on-site coordination/preparations), see also:
o chief/assistant cat herder
o assist on speaker coordination/procurement, etc.
o assist on publicity
o Linux Systems Administration (e.g. do/assist/learn, with/under some
     quite experienced and skilled Linux systems administrator(s)).
o webmaster, assistant webmaster, designer, graphic artist
o archivist/history/retrieval/etc.
o and other various/miscellaneous tasks BALUG would like to be doing
     (also feel free to suggest ideas!)


Twitter - you can also follow BALUG on Twitter:


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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