Past BLUG Events

BLUG/LFNW DotOrg meeting Thurs, Nov 14th, at RE Sources

11/09/2013 at 10:45 PM

Thursday, Nov 14th, is the regular monthly meeting of the BLUG/LFNW DotOrg Committee.
All those interested in participating in BLUG business and
LFNW planning are encouraged to attend.
We’ll meet from 7pm until 9pm in the library of RE Sources
which is located above the RE Store on 2309 Meridian Street,
Bellingham (access is from the alley via the stairs in back).

BLUG meeting on Thurs Nov 7th at BTC

11/07/2013 at 06:30 PM

On Thursday, Nov 7th, at BTC, IN ROOM – CC201, from 6:30pm til 9pm, BLUG will have it’s regular public meeting.

Meeting includes: “Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG & Linux News, Q&A, and a presentation by Mike Titus on “Query and index optimization in MySQL”.

“Hands-on Help Time”: Starting at 6:30pm, 1/2 hour prior to the regular 7pm start time, BLUG offers hands-on help for anyone with a Linux issue. Bring your computer and let the BLUG folks give you a hand.

Presentation: Query and index optimization in MySQL “On Nov 7th Mike Titus will present on query and index optimization in MySQL. He’ll give a brief introduction to database tables and indexes, and why proper indexes are so important for database performance. Then, he’ll do a detailed walk through of optimizing a complex query in MySQL, showing how to use and interpret the EXPLAIN command.”

Location: WE WILL BE IN ROOM CC201, on the 2nd floor of BTC’s new Campus Center Building.

Remember, this meeting is open to the public. Tell your neighbor and bring a friend!

BLUG-dot-ORG Committee

10/17/2013 at 07:00 PM

This Thursday, Oct 10th, Postponed until next thursday, Oct 17th is the regular monthly meeting of BLUG’s DotOrg Committee.

All those interested in participating in BLUG business and

LFNW planning are encouraged to attend.

We’ll meet from 7pm until 9pm in the library of RE Sources
which is located above the RE Store on 2309 Meridian Street,
Bellingham (access is from the alley via stairs in back).

BLUG meeting this Thurs Aug 1st, at BTC

07/30/2013 at

This Thursday, Aug 1st, at BTC, IN ROOM – CC201, from 6:30pm til 9pm, BLUG will
have it’s regular public meeting.

Meeting includes:
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG & Linux News, Q&A, and a presentation by John Blanford on Linux Basics:Command Line Fun.

“Hands-on Help Time”:
Starting at 6:30pm, 1/2 hour prior to the regular 7pm start time,
BLUG offers hands-on help for anyone with a Linux issue.
Bring your computer and let the BLUG folks give you a hand.

John B’s Presentation:
The Linux+ and LPIC-1 certification exams have become the two most
popular beginning level Linux certifications.   This will be the first
of a series of talks about Linux basics inspired by the objectives
used in these exams.   The talks are designed to be training for Linux
newbie’s and a good review for veterans.
I will talk about the two exams, and then go over a few of the objectives
(103.1, 103.4, 103.2, 103.7) that have to do with working on
the command line.   If we have time, I will also go over some objectives
(102.5, 102.4) about package management.

For more information about the exams see:
http://certification.comptia.org/getCertified/certifications/linux.aspx
http://www.lpi.org/linux-certifications/programs/lpic-1

Location:
WE WILL BE IN ROOM CC201, on the 2nd floor of BTC’s
new Campus Center Building.

Remember, this meeting is an open to the public. Tell your neighbor and bring a friend!

BLUG’s DotOrg Committee meeting Thurs, 11th

07/08/2013 at

This Thursday, July 11th, is the regular monthly meeting of BLUG’s DotOrg Committee.
All those interested in participating in BLUG business and LFNW planning are encouraged to attend.
We’ll meet from 7pm until 9pm in the library of RE Sources which is located above the RE Store on 2309 Meridian Street, Bellingham (access is from the alley via stairs in back).

No BLUG meeting Thursday July 4th

06/15/2013 at

BLUG Announcement:

Due to the holiday,
there will be NO regular BLUG meeting on Thursday July 4th.

The next regular BLUG meeting will be on August 1st.

BLUG DotOrg Committee meeting Thurs, 13th

06/11/2013 at

Thursday, June 13thth, is the regular monthly meeting of BLUG’s DotOrg Committee.
All those interested in participating in BLUG business and LFNW planning are encouraged to attend.
We’ll meet from 7pm until 9pm in the library of RE Sources which is located above the RE Store on 2309 Meridian Street, Bellingham (access is from the alley via stairs in back).

BLUG meeting Thurs June 6th, at BTC

05/29/2013 at

Thursday, June 6th, at BTC, IN ROOM – CC201, from 6:30pm til 9pm, BLUG will have it’s regular public meeting.
Meeting includes:
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, Linux News, Q&A, and a presentation by Brian Lawler on Amateur (Ham) Radio.
“Hands-on Help Time”:
Starting at 6:30pm, 1/2 hour prior to the regular 7pm start time, BLUG offers hands-on help for anyone with a Linux issue. Bring your computer and let the BLUG folks give you a hand.
Presentation:
Brian’s talk will include some “show and tell” items such as hand-held radios including a unit that Amazon sells for $39 and explain how they are different (better) than FRS.
He’ll also talk about how ham radio is a good intro to electronics
which can inspire software hackers to become hardware hackers.
Show some WRT-54G routers that he converted to mesh networking for amateur radio. Tell about the current “state of the art” in slow digital data transfer over long distances using free Linux based software (NBEMS) and show a digital radio that links over local repeaters to anywhere in the world via a CentOS server that he maintains (DSTAR).
He’ll also get in to some of the basic requirements for the entry level radio license (Technician) and give some tricks to remembering the material.
Location:
WE WILL BE IN ROOM CC201, on the 2nd floor of BTC’s new Campus Center Building.

Remember, this meeting is open to the public. Tell your neighbor and bring a friend!

BLUG DotOrg Committee meeting Thurs, May 9th

05/02/2013 at

Thursday, May 9th, is the regular monthly meeting of BLUG’s DotOrg Committee.
All those interested in participating in BLUG business and LFNW planning are encouraged to attend.
LFNW 2013 was a success and we’ll be discussing what worked, what didn’t and how we can make it even better next year, our 15th anniversary.
We’ll meet from 7pm until 9pm in the library of RE Sources which is located above the RE Store on 2309 Meridian Street, Bellingham (access is from the alley via stairs in back).

BLUG meeting Thurs May 2nd, at BTC

04/30/2013 at

Thursday, May 2nd, at BTC, IN ROOM – CC201,from 6:30pm til 9pm, BLUG will have
it’s regular public meeting.
Meeting includes:
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, Linux News, Q&A, and a group recap of this year’s LFNW
“Hands-on Help Time”:
Starting at 6:30pm, 1/2 hour prior to the regular 7pm start time, BLUG offers hands-on help for anyone with a Linux issue. Bring your computer and let the BLUG folks give you a hand.
Location:
WE WILL BE IN ROOM CC201, on the 2nd floor of BTC’s new Campus Center Building.
Remember,
this meeting is open to the public. Tell your neighbor and bring a friend!

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