SGV Linux Users Group - Building a Community

San Gabriel Valley Tech
San Gabriel Valley Tech
Public group

Every 2nd Thursday of the month

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The wonderful folks at OpenX are hosting this meeting and providing pizza and drinks. We need to provide a list of names to building security. We require RSVPs by 5pm on Tuesday, Feb 9th. Please keep RSVPs up-to-date, particularly if we have a waitlist. RSVPs will be capped at 70.

Big thanks to Bobby at OpenX for making the arrangements.


Liz Krane started the Learn to Code LA meetup group in 2015, and with perseverance and some luck, the community grew to over 2200 members in less than a year. In this talk, she will share what she learned by building a community from scratch in a field she knew nothing about.

How do you build a community? From small open-source projects to international movements, communities amplify our individual motivations and enable us to create meaningful changes in the world. And on a personal level, communities are essential for our well-being as social animals. What makes for a successful community, and how do you persuade other people to get involved?


Liz Krane is the founder of Learn to Code LA, a community that introduces new people to computer science and programming with classes and fun events.Liz is a professional dabbler who dreams of learning something about everything. Previously a research assistant at USC Annenberg, she currently works as a freelance web developer, writer, photographer and designer, exploring the intersections between technology, education and journalism.


At about 7:30pm, we'll start the meeting with LUG business and Linux in the News. The talk will start shortly afterwards.

Since we didn't get to raffle off much stuff at our booth at SCALE, we'll be doing some raffles during the next few meetings. We will draw for the raffle before and after the talk. You will get a raffle ticket just for showing up. You may earn extra raffle tickets for audience participation.


OpenX is located in the One West Bank building @ 888 E Walnut St. Pasadena CA, 91101. Entrances to the building are eastbound on Walnut, right hand side before the Lake St. intersection or southbound on Lake St. right hand side after the Walnut St. intersection. Once through the driveway, please park in the 888 Lot that has the OpenX logo displayed out front. Pull a ticket and bring it with you to the Meet-Up, we will validate your parking.


SGVLUG is one of the oldest and most active Linux User Groups in the Greater Los Angeles area. In addition to Linux, the group also shares interests in other free and open source software, all forms of technology, and the discussion of issues that arise with the these new tools, such as privacy rights. SGVLUG attracts members from throughout LA County including Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, and eastward throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Our members include software developers, system administrators, hardware engineers, and software users of all levels of experience. Many work in the technology field as employees, contractors or consultants, and enjoy the learning and networking opportunities available from the group. We also have many members that serve as volunteers of their time and skills at various local events, including the annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE).