Open Source Saturday

Happy Independence Day!  If you are not too full of hot dogs, beer, and quite possibly curry (I know I'll be)... come on out on Saturday. :)

First I went to YAPC North America 2012 in Madison, WI last month.  I'll give a report - but you can watch all the talks on the magical series of Tubes!

I got a "giveaway"..... drum roll.... a $50 gift card for  Woot!  Fair warning you will have to do something to win it!  Will do a 5 minute mini-demo of my (1) Linode so every one can see what they are about to oil wrestle for. :)

Also wik I snagged more Tshirts! The Linode guys didn't skrimp on the quality, just like their services, and there should be enough for all comers.  Plus some Blue Host, and a shirt if you fancy them (They do all my domain registrations FTW).

For talks: RAID and WiFi

I am thinking covering what RAID is, what RAID isn't, and how that differs from Object Stores which are all the rage in the Cloud world.  That subject was touched on in the last Linux User Group but I think a white board will do the subject justice.

In the same vein... What is WiFi, and more importantly, WHAT IT IS NOT.  There will be visual aids and audience participation. Hopefully nobody gets an eye put out before the pie is served.

If you like bolded words let me know, eh?

---- Caution: Generic Meetup description follows ---

We are a group of some serious, and some not-so-serious, geeks that want to see the Open Source Ethos spread and help as many people as will let it.  During the meetings, which are pretty much an excuse to get together and have fun, we catch up on topical and industry news, projects, code releases, recent technical problems and solutions...

There are sometimes presentations - anything open source but if it is software then running on more than 1 platform is preferred (Linux, Mac, Win, etc.).  Mobile is an exception due to Apple's refusal to let FOSS code onto their IOS platform - so we talk about Android a lot more.

I you have an itch to scratch that can be solved by technology, bring it on in!  You well always get an educated opinion and sometimes a useful answer too.  The group is not homogeneous around one specific technology, or industry, or language or nationality.  What we have in common is our desire to make our lives better, and the set of people in "our" is everyone, everywhere.

Join us afterwards at Mother's Daughter's Diner for lunch! Yes, you want to save room for the pie. Hope you have a hunger for adventure. ;)

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John Fields

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  • Edgar

    Re: Rich's comments. This meetup DEFINITELY needs a bigger space. On the weekend following July 4th when you would think that hardly anyone would be there, there was still a packed room.

    1 · July 8, 2012

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    A former member

    Pretty Free form, will attended, and informative. So popular it needs a bigger meeting space.

    July 8, 2012

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