The wonderful folks at OpenX are hosting this meeting, and they are also providing pizza. We need to provide a list of names to building security. Contact Lan if you have questions.
Also, the Southern California Linux Expo (http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/16x) is a month away. We'll talk about what to expect and where we need help.
Open source is vital towards our future in technology development and is being promoted across government institutions and within the private sector. In this talk he will cover the who, what, where, why, and how’s of open source based on his life experience. This talk will seek to inform and recruit the audience to engage and contribute in open source by providing answers to the simple questions. Together we will discuss lowering the barrier to entry into the open source world. And if you’re already contributing to open source then we will share life experiences and camaraderie and plans to infect more people with the open source bug.
Mr. Paul Ramirez has worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for the past 17 years and is currently a group supervisor (i.e. hiring manager) for the Science Data Systems Operations Engineering and Computer Science for Data Intensive Applications groups. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Cal Poly Pomona and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. Mr. Ramirez has developed, advocated, and help drive policy for Open Source at NASA. Mr. Ramirez has been involved with the Apache Software Foundation as a committer and mentor.
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 Meetup, 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 volunteer their time and skills at various local events, including the annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE).