Past BLUG Events

BLUG/LFNW “DotOrg” Business meeting Thurs, July 13th

07/13/2017 at 07:00 PM

Our monthly business meeting is this Thursday July 13th

Location:
The Gaston Bay Building (home of SUSE in Bellingham)
2925 Roeder Ave, Suite 300, (3rd floor)
see:
https://goo.gl/maps/5YCVTu4GBEA2

Time:
7pm til 9pm.

No BLUG meeting Thursday July 6th, picnic date and time TBO

07/06/2017 at 07:00 PM

Sorry for this last minute announcement.

There’s NO BLUG meeting tomorrow, July 6th, at BTC and
the BLUG summer picnic date and time will be
announced soon.

Further updates forthcoming

BLUG meeting this Thurs June 1st at BTC

06/01/2017 at 06:30 PM

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

Meeting includes:
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News,
Q&A, and presentations organized by James Mason “Lightning talks.”

“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.

“Presentations”
James Mason has organized a series of short “lightning Talks”

Location:
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!

Bill

May BLUG mtg canceled cuz LinuxFest Northwest is happening May 6-7

05/06/2017 at 09:00 AM

BLUG mtg for May 4th postponed til June 1st cuz LFNW.org is happening May 6-7
LinuxFest Northwest is held in the Campus Center.
The Exhibit Hall is in the main auditorium and the presentations are in the classrooms.
Lunch is served both days in the cafeteria.

BLUG/LFNW “DotOrg” Business meeting Thurs, April 13th

04/13/2017 at 07:00 PM

Our monthly BLUG/LFNW business meeting is this Thursday April 13th

Location:
The Gaston Bay Building (home of SUSE in Bellingham)
2925 Roeder Ave, Suite 300, (3rd floor)
see:
https://goo.gl/maps/5YCVTu4GBEA2

Time:
7pm til 9pm.

Our host James Mason will have the front door open 15 minutes
before the start of the meeting.

All those who wish to participate and have a voice in our decision making
are urged to attend.

BLUG meeting Thurs April 6th at BTC

04/06/2017 at 06:30 PM

Thursday, April 6th, at BTC, IN ROOM – CC201,
from 6:30pm til 9pm, BLUG will have its regular
public meeting.

Meeting includes:
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News,
Q&A, and a presentation by Joshua “JD” Drake: “PostgreSQL snap packages, why!?”

Joshua’s Presentation:
“A discussion about the snap package format, why it benefits PostgreSQL,
 the basics of creating a snap package and the future direction
 of the  PostgreSQL snap distribution. Topics include discussions
 of snap vs flatpak, community, building and deploying and practical
 use considerations of PostgreSQL within this format.”

“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.

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/LFNW “DotOrg” Business meeting Thurs, Mar 9th

03/09/2017 at 07:00 PM

Our monthly BLUG/LFNW business meeting is this Thursday Mar 9th

Location:
The Gaston Bay Building (home of SuSE Bellingham)
2925 Roeder Ave, Suite 300, (3rd floor)
see:
https://goo.gl/maps/5YCVTu4GBEA2

Time:
7pm til 9pm.

Our host James Mason will have the front door open 15 minutes
before the start of the meeting.

All those who wish to participate and have a voice in our decision making
are urged to attend.

BLUG meeting Thurs March 2nd at BTC

03/02/2017 at 06:30 PM

Thursday, March 2nd, at BTC, IN ROOM – CC201,
from 6:30pm til 9pm, BLUG will have its regular
public meeting.

Meeting includes:
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News,
Q&A, and a presentation by Garth Johnson:
“Distributed Computing with Raspberry Pi and Minecraft”

“Garth’s Presentation”
“How to create and configure a distributed network of
Raspberry Pi systems to collaboratively serve Minecraft for an
effectually unlimited number of players.”

“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.

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/LFNW “DotOrg” Business meeting tomorrow Thurs, Feb 9th

02/09/2017 at 07:00 PM

Our monthly BLUG/LFNW business meeting is tomorrow Feb 9th

Time:
7pm til 9pm.

Location:
The Gaston Bay Building (home of SUSE Bellingham)
2925 Roeder Ave, Suite 300, (3rd floor)
see:
https://goo.gl/maps/5YCVTu4GBEA2

Our host James Mason will have the front door open 15 minutes
before the start of the meeting.

All those who wish to participate and have a voice in our decision making
are urged to attend.

BLUG meeting, in person with Peter Linnell

02/02/2017 at 06:30 PM

This Thursday, Feb 2nd, at BTC, IN ROOM – CC201,
from 6:30pm til 9pm
Meeting includes:
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News,
Q&A, and a presentation by Peter Linnell:
 “15+ Years with Scribus – Lessons in Sustaining an Open Source Project”

Peter Linnell (a.k.a MrDocs) is a Sr. System Engineer for SUSE. He has
fifteen plus years of experience in open source projects, as a founder,
project leader and most recently a member of the openSUSE Community
Board. Before joining SUSE, he worked in Software Engineering at
Cloudera – the Hadoop Big Data startup in Silicon Valley. Prior to
returning to the US, he spent almost a decade living in Europe in the
UK and France. While in France, he was a project manager at INRIA
(National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Controls)
working on high performance computing, file systems and large scale
systems with 19 academic and industrial partners.

He is a founder and PMC of Apache Bigtop for Hadoop and Apache Stratos
– – Platform as a Service. He is also a founder and Core Team member of
Scribus – the open source page layout application. He is a frequent
presenter at tech conferences around the world.

“Peter’s Presentation”
Peter will discuss and actively ask the audience:
• Does your choice of language/toolkit matter ?  Yes, it does.
• Choices for bug tracking/feature requests.
• How to mentor new contrbutors ?
• Is making your software cross-platform important?  Yes, it is (and
  the session will explain why).
• How to engage your end users ?   Very important for long term
  sustainability.
• How to collabrate/learn from with other projects ? More important
  than you might think.
• What would you do differently ?
• Curating and motivating your existing community.

“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.

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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