Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Reminder: BLU Desktop GNU/Linux SIG Meeting - Project/Hangout Night - Weds, August 7, 2013

When: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 6:30PM

Location: Akamai, 8 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA ­

Directions
http://www.akamai.com/html/about/driving_directions.html
Also easily accessibly by T.

Notes

1) We have one attendee who has requested help
with Ubuntu Studio and a Tascam sound card.
We should also have a couple of attendees
working on distro installs. Grey beards with
and without actual beards more than welcome
...as usual.

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

3) Akamai has generously agreed to provide space
and 'free as in food' for this meeting.
Thank you to our sponsor!
http://www.akamai.com/

Summary

Project Night/Hangout Night

Abstract

In the spirit of summer, we're going
to make our August 7 meeting a bit
more free form with opportunities to
get (and give) help, as well as to
socialize with other users of free &
open source software.

You are encouraged to bring your
laptop.

If you are working on a project, e.g.
getting a GNU/Linux distro up & running,
learning some new software,
configuring privacy protection,
trying to configure something, etc.,
bring it with you to work on.

We'll try to match you up with other
attendees who might be able to help.
If you email me in advance with your
issue, I'll try my best to have someone
available to assist.

If you don't have a specific project,
please still come to socialize and
help others. I'd also love to hear
your ideas for future meetup events.
Even in today's virtual society, there
is no substitute for meeting face to
face.

This is also a good opportunity to
bring a friend. Is there someone in
your life that you think could benefit
from switching to free software?
Everyone! ;-) Invite them along and
give them an opportunity to speak to
other users and hear from different
perspectives.

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
location.

Talks & Lightening Talks

Want to give a talk or lightening talk at
one of our meetups? Please email me.

Lightening talks can be very short and
informal. Perhaps there is a project
you want the group's feedback on or
something cool you'd like to share or
a problem you want to bring more
attention to...we'd love to hear from you.

More Events & Announcements

Annual Summer BBQ XIX
Saturday, August 17
http://www.blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2013-bbq19

OpenStack from Scratch (Federico)
Wednesday, August 21 at MIT
http://www.blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2013-aug

Open Hardware Summit
Friday, September 6 at MIT
http://2013.oshwa.org/

Software Freedom Day
Saturday, September 21 9:30am - 5:30pm
Details to follow, save the date
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