[svlug] ANNOUNCEMENT- Debian meeting tomorrow 11/12 6-9+PM Milpitas - Come help get IRC up for remotes!

Hereon hereon1 at fastmail.us
Tue Nov 11 23:38:56 PST 2003

You are invited to the November 12, 2003 Bay Area Debian meeting.  :)

It will be held at QCup, a wifi enabled (802.11b) tea & snacks cafe in
Milpitas, tomorrow, 11/12, from 6+PM to 9+PM.  [Whoever gets there first,
make a BAD sign or Debian swirl out of materials found onsite, ala
McGuyver.  :) ]

We will have a special topic for those who wish to participate, in
addition to our normal "discuss anything of interest".

SPECIAL TOPIC -  (Optional.  For those who wish to help or learn.)
============= -  Work on getting wireless & IRTextC (& maybe Voice
Communication) running, to connect the Debian meeting to remote
locations.  This is an opportunity for you to help bring access from
Debian meetings to remote attendees.

(This is also being done as preparation for generating the technology to
be used by the WW Linux FSW GPL VideoNetcast Conference & SW Creation
Event.   http://wiki.debian.net/index.cgi?WwdebVideoconf)

We'll work on
1) Identifying the sw to be used. (wireless networking [configing a
laptop to serve as a wifi AP], IRC [servers & clients], & perhaps voice)
2) Determining configuration parameters.
3) Getting a demo working.
4) Connecting w/ any remotes that might exist for this meeting.
5) Documenting this for use by others.

This is open to everyone, no matter what your skill level.  Come to
learn, or help out.  Bring an 802.11b wireless capable laptop for fullest
opportunities.  (You might want to bring a 6' multi-outlet extension
cord, if you need to ensure you have access to power.)

==== USUAL TOPICS =====:  Discuss anything of interest to attendees. 
This is open to everyone, no matter what your skill level.  Discuss
installing or using Debian, or anything else.

This meeting will be in real & virtual space.

If you wish to connect to the meeting from a remote location, email the
BAD list [bad at bad .debian. net] & inform us.  We'll get info on how to
connect to us back to you by email, or a post to the bad mailing list, or
via the wiki.

[For up to the minute details, look here:

See you there!  :)

LOCATION: 1679 N Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas (408) 956-9097



----- First, get onto Dixon Landing Rd in Milpitas.

----- From San Jose:
Go North on 880, about 1 mile north past 237.  Take the Dixon Landing
Road exit (toward the hills).  As you come off the freeway, you'll curve
right, and come to a stop up a T intersection at California Circle.  Make
a Left onto California Circle, go about 100 yards, and make a Right onto
Dixon Landing Road, heading toward the hills.

----- From Hayward:
Go South on 880. Take Dixon Landing Road exit.  Make a Left onto Dixon
Landing, & go over the freeway, towards the hills.

----- Then:
Drive about 1/3 mile, going over/past the RR Tracks, and make a Right
(thus heading South) onto North Milpitas Blvd (NMB becomes Warm Springs
Blvd on the other side of the intersection, if you were to instead turn
Left & head North toward Freemont.)

Head south on North Milpitas Blvd about 1000 feet.  On your right hand
side is a shopping center.  In there is QCup.

Public Transportation:

1) From BART take AC Transit 217 and get off on Milpitas Blvd just past
Or from BART take VTA 180 and get off at Jacklin and Milpitas blvd and
walk north on Milpitas blvd.
2) From downtown SJ take vta 66 north and get off at Milpitas blvd and
Dixon-Landing and walk south on Milpitas blvd.
3) Via light rail go to i880 station at Tasman and Alder and take the 33
or 74 and transfer to the 66 northbound( ask the vta personel how to make
this connection). Then take the 66 northbound to Dixon-Landing and walk
south on Milpitas blvd.
4) Refer to mapquest.
Any questions call VTA at (408) 321-3200.

===== Small map:

===== Bigger map:


===== Reviews of this QCup cafe.

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