[svlug-announce] SVLUG Jun 04: Bill Kendrick: Sharp's Zaurus PDAs

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Thu May 29 22:51:20 PDT 2003


We're pleased to announce the next meeting of the Silicon Valley Linux
Users Group!  


WHAT:

  Sharp's Zaurus PDAs

WHEN:

  Wednesday, 04 Jun, 7pm-9pm or so.

WHO:

  Bill Kendrick, President, Linux Users' Group of Davis
  
BACKGROUND:

  The Zaurus line of PDAs from Sharp Electronics are powerful
  Linux-based handheld computers. Sporting fast CPUs and lots of RAM,
  dual expansion slots, built-in keyboard, and Java runtime
  environment, they are capable of handling a wide range of tasks:
  Addressbook and calendar; web browsing; 3D video games with stereo
  sound; MP3 and video playback; voice recorder; Apache webserver with
  MySQL database; remote desktop control with VNC.

  Bill Kendrick has ported a number of games to the Zaurus, and
  created the Unofficial Zaurus FAQ. He's currently president of the
  growing Linux Users' Group of Davis, near Sacramento.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

  Bill Kendrick is an Open Source software developer living in Davis,
  California, where he's the president, public relations officer and
  webmaster of the local 350-member Linux Users Group.

  He has written about 20 games for Linux and other platforms -- his
  most recent being 'Tux Paint', a drawing program geared towards
  young children. Bill created, but hasn't had the time recently to
  maintain, the "Unofficial Zaurus FAQ." He is active in numerous
  online communities.

WHERE:

Cisco Building 9.  The land of NUMBERS.  The VINEYARDS conference
center.  The side we are on is the Silver Oak/Jordan conference rooms,
where a large Cisco fountain is usually not turned on.  Directions on
how to get there are listed at:

        http://www.svlug.org/directions/cisco-9.shtml

We've tried our very best for these directions to be accurate.  If you
have any improvements to make, please let our Web Team know!
web-team at svlug.org

NOTES:

It's best if you arrive close to on time, as otherwise there may not
be someone posted at the door to let you in.  After the speakers end
their presentation there is usually a Q&A session, time for job
seekers and employers to meet, and often a few door prizes.  When the
meeting is over people are encouraged to chat a bit, but also to exit
the building so Cisco can lock up.  Don't worry, a lot of us go to
dinner afterward so there's plenty of time to chat outdoors or
offsite.

We look forward to seeing you there!




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