[Smaug] Picn*x14: Free Linux picnic in Sunnyvale, Aug 14th - RSVP today!

Bill Kendrick nbs at sonic.net
Sun Jul 24 15:23:18 PDT 2005

(Sorry, I'm not subscribed to the SMAUG list, and couldn't find any
'official contact' information on the scruz.org website.  Hopefully some
kind listadmin will approve this post. ;^) )

Announcing "Picn*x14":

  This August marks the 14th birthday of the Linux kernel, and the
  local Linux community is throwing its annual picnic and barbecue
  to celebrate.

  This year's event, "Picn*x14", will be held on Sunday, August 14th
  (the weekend following LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco) in
  Sunnyvale, California:

    Sunnyvale Baylands Park
    999 East Caribbean Drive
    Sunnyvale, CA 94089

  For maps and directions, see:

  To RSVP for this event, visit:

Free Event, Free Food, Free Give-Aways:

  The picnic is a free, family-friendly event.  Free food and soft-drinks
  will be provided to those who RSVP in advance.  (Vegetarian options
  will be available.)  Sports, games and 'geeky' activities will take
  place.  (See http://www.linuxpicnic.org/activities/ for details.)

  There will be free give-aways (books, t-shirts and more),
  free commemorative t-shirts (courtesy of Google.com) and
  a chance to win some big-ticket prizes:

    * 1U rack-mounted Linux server (courtesy of Linux-Consulting.com)
    * "VoomPC" car PC enclosure (courtesy of mini-box)

  For more details and contest information, see:

  Remember to RSVP!

About the Annual Picnic:

  Picn*x began in 2001 as "Linux10", to celebrate the 10th birthday of
  the Linux operating system, and has been held annually, each August,
  in Sunnyvale, California.  (See http://www.linuxpicnic.org/history/ )

  This year's event is being organized by:
    Bay Area Large Installation Systems Administrators (BayLISA),
    Consortium of All Bay Area Linux (CABAL),
    Linux User Group of Davis (LUGOD),
    Peninsula Linux User Group (PenLUG),
    Silicon Valley Linux User Group (SVLUG) and
    sbay.org - South Bay/Silicon Valley Community Network,

  and is being sponsored by:
    Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall PTR,
    Coco Ranch,
    Mini-box Embedded Systems,
    No Starch Press,
    Open Country,
    Oracle Technology Network,
    O'Reilly & Associates,
    Penguin Computing,
    Polywell Computers,
    Sonic.net, and
    Vattar Group.

  Sponsorship details can be found at:

How To Help:

  Those who wish to help at this year's event can sign up as a

  Promotional flyers and web banners are available, as well:

  Please feel free to pass this announcement along to other
  groups or individuals that you think will be interested!

Thank you, and see you at the picnic!

Picn*x14 Co-Coordinator

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