[BALUG-Announce] REMINDER: BALUG meeting TODAY!: Tu 2014-07-15 & other BALUG news

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Tue Jul 15 07:55:01 PDT 2014

REMINDER: BALUG meeting TODAY!: Tu 2014-07-15 & other BALUG news


items, details further below:
2014-07-15 TODAY Tu: BALUG meeting!
giveaways (CDs/DVDs, ...)
volunteering to help BALUG (and add to your experience & resume!)
Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/BALUG_org


For our 2014-07-15 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 and
discussions.  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).  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...

   6:30pm Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 2014-07-15
   Four Seas Restaurant http://www.fourseasr.com/
   731 Grant Ave.
   San Francisco, CA 94108
   Easy Transit Access:  The MUNI 1 line stops half a block away.  For
     folks on BART, the MUNI 1 starts about a block from Embarcadero
     BART.  Trip planning:  http://www.511.org/
   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).


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).


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:


Feedback on our publicity/announcements (e.g. contacts or lists where we
should get our information out that we're not presently reaching, or
things we should do differently): publicity-feedback@balug.org


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