Friday, May 17, 2013

BLU Desktop GNU/Linux SIG Meeting - Learn Inkscape, Draw Freely - Weds, June 5, 2013

When: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 6:30PM

Location: Akamai, 8 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA ­

Also easily accessibly by T.


1) Please note the location is different from our
standard MIT meeting location.

2) Akamai has generously agreed to provide space
and 'free as in food' for this meeting.
Thank you to our sponsor!

3) We plan to adjourn the meeting a little
earlier this month and invite anyone interested
to join us for drinks at nearby Meadhall.


Learn Inkscape, Draw Freely


Inkscape is a free software vector
graphics editor. It competes
with proprietary graphic editors
such as Adobe Illustrator, which
was recently moved to a forced
monthly subscription model by
Adobe: (

In this talk, Martin Owens, who
is both a designer and Inkscape
contributor, will teach us how
to use Inkscape and explore its
new powerful features.

Designers, artists, those interested
in design, as well as IT people
who work with or support designers,
are all encouraged to attend.

Expect to Learn:
-- What is Inkscape
-- How to draw a logo in Inkscape
-- How to trace artwork to create a
vector image
-- How to use Live Path Effects (LPE)

We will reserve plenty of time
for Q&A so that your specific
questions about Inkscape
can be addressed.

About Our Speaker

Martin Owens (
is a programmer, artist, teacher and
community leader who has
contributed to many FOSS
projects. He is both a user and
creator of the Inkscape software.

Learn more about Martin and
see some of his artwork by
visiting the links below:

Learn more about Inkscape here:

Transportation & Parking

The Akamai office is a short walk from the Kendall
Square T stop and other public transportation.

Metered parking should be available near our

Calling All Educators

We would love to have more teachers,
professors and educators both in our
audience and giving talks.

If you know a teacher and would like
to introduce him or her to free software,
please invite them to a meeting.

If you are a teacher and would like
resources for your classroom or learn
more yourself, we're here to help.

If you would like to share your knowledge
and experience by giving a talk or
lightening talk, we'd love to arrange a
meetup around your free software
related topic.
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