[svlug] [svlug-announce] SVLUG Jan. 6th meeting (Wed.): "Ubuntu Linux"

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Jan 4 22:16:35 PST 2010


WHEN:

  Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 
  7pm-9pm



  TOPIC:
    Ubuntu Linux

  PRESENTED BY:
    Mark Terranova

  TOPIC SUMMARY:
      Mark Terranova will be giving a talk about what is new in Ubuntu
      Linux's newest release - version 9.10 AKA Karmic Koala, and about 
      the upcoming 10.4 "Lucid Lynx" release due out in April.  He will 
      also speak some about his experiences with local tech stuff.

  ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
      Mark Terranova (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarkTerranova) is a "West
      Coast Community-Developed-Software guy". Mark has regularly taught 
      many types of computer classes, specialising in the benefits of 
      Linux and cross-platform software.

      He has been involved with spreading Ubuntu for a while, having 
      helped organize Ubuntu release parties and other tech events 
      that make it fun - using beer, BBQ, and other ways to create a 
      fun community - and has spent much time in Portland, Oregon 
      working with FreeGeek.org (http://www.freegeek.org/).  Their
      unique style helped him learn how to involve more people in 
      computing.

      This knowledge has helped him in his role as co-founder of 
      Gidget Kitchen (GK, http://www.gidgetkitchen.org/): 
      "Gidget Kitchen donates computers, generally using Ubuntu,
      to groups and individuals."  GK strives to make modern technology 
      simple, empowering, and easy for everyone to understand.  The only 
      requirement is "the ability to play well with others."

      Mark blames his interest in technical things and electronics on 
      his father Michael:  "He gave me a Commodore 64 and helped me get 
      my amateur radio license (N6TBD) at an early age".


LOCATION:

  Symantec
  VCAFE Facility
  350 Ellis Street (near E. Middlefield Road)
  Mountain View, CA 94043

  Directions on how to get there are listed at:

    http://www.svlug.org/directions/veritas.php

  We've tried our very best for these directions to be accurate.
  If you have any improvements to make, please let SVLUG's volunteers know!
  webmaster at svlug.org

POST-MEETING GATHERING:

  If you just can't get enough, a smaller group usually goes to a local
  restaurant/diner after the meeting.  We'll announce the restaurant
  selection at the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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