[BALUG-Announce] BALUG TOMORROW!: Tu 2013-11-19; & other BALUG News

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Mon Nov 18 06:37:30 PST 2013

BALUG TOMORROW!: Tu 2013-11-19; & other BALUG News


items, details further below:
2013-11-19: BALUG meeting!
"slides" from: 2013-10-15: Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph: Code Review for  
Systems Administrators
giveaways (CDs/DVDs, stickers, ...)
volunteering to help BALUG (and add to your resume/experience)
Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/BALUG_org


For our 2013-11-19 BALUG meeting, at least presently we don't have a
specific speaker/presentation lined up for this meeting, but that
doesn't prevent us from having interesting and exciting meetings.
Sometimes we also manage to secure/confirm a speaker too late for us to
announce or fully publicize the speaker (that's happened at least twice
in the past six or so years).  Got questions, answers, and/or
opinions?  We typically have some expert(s) and/or relative expert(s)
present to cover Linux and related topic areas.  Want to hear some
interesting discussions on lINUX and other topics?  Show up at the
meeting, and feel free to bring an agenda if you wish.  Want to help
ensure BALUG has speakers/presentations lined up for future meetings?
Help refer speakers to us and/or volunteer to be one of the speaker
coordinators.  Good food, good people, and interesting conversations to
be had.

So, if you'd like to join us please RSVP to:


**Why RSVP??**

Well, don't worry we won't turn you away, but the RSVPs really help
BALUG and the Four Seas Restaurant plan the meal and meeting, and with
sufficient attendance, they also help ensure that we'll be able to eat
upstairs in the private banquet room.

Meeting Details...

                        Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 2013-11-19

                        Four Seas Restaurant
                        731 Grant Ave.
                        San Francisco, CA 94108
                        Easy PARKING:
                          Portsmouth Square Garage at 733 Kearny:

Cost: The meetings are always free, but for dinner, for your gift of $13
           cash, we give you a gift of dinner - joining us for a yummy
           family-style Chinese dinner - tax and tip included (your gift
           also helps in our patronizing the restaurant venue).


"slides" from: 2013-10-15: Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph: Code Review for
Systems Administrators

Missed last month's meeting, or want to have another look at the
"slides"?  Have a peek at excerpts below:

> Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:43:32 -0700
> From: "Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph" <lyz@princessleia.com>
> Subject: Re: [BALUG-Talk] [BALUG-Announce] REMINDER BALUG TOMORROW  
> Tu 2013-10-15: Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph: Code Review for Systems  
> Administrators; & other BALUG News
> To: balug-talk@lists.balug.org
> Thanks to everyone who came out to the talk tonight!
> Slides are online here:
> http://princessleia.com/presentations/openstack/balug-code-review-for-sysadmins/
> And the patch for the spelling error that was found in infrastructure
> docs during the talk is now in code review:
> https://review.openstack.org/52002


We typically have various giveaway items at BALUG meetings.  We'll
likely have at least the below plus additional items.

CDs/DVDs/ISOs, etc. - have a peek here:
We may also be able to "burn" images per request or copy to USB flash,
etc.  Donations of blank or +-RW media, USB flash, or funding thereof,
also appreciated.  See the above URL for details (and the inventory
(qty.) of what we specifically have "burned" and available on-hand does
also frequently change).

Stickers - we've quite a number of Linux and more-or-less related

Hardware?  We may also have some hardware to give away at this meeting.


volunteering to help BALUG (and add to your resume/experience)

Not only can you do useful and cool stuff volunteering to help BALUG,
but it can also be a way to gain useful and practical experience, and
could also be something to add to or round out one's resume.

There a quite a variety of opportunities to help BALUG.  Come talk to us
at a meeting and/or drop us a note at:
These opportunities may include, among other possibilities:
o assist on speaker coordination/procurement, etc.
o assist on publicity
o chief/assistant cat herder
o Linux Systems Administration (e.g. do/assist/learn, with/under some
   quite experienced and skilled Linux systems administrators).
o webmaster, assistant webmaster, designer, graphic artist
o archivist/history/retrieval/etc.
o and other various/miscellaneous tasks BALUG "ought" to be doing or
   would be good to do (feel free to suggest ideas!)


Twitter - you can also follow BALUG on Twitter:



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