Bring tech books and leftover conference swag to exchange with other members, or put towards a swag pile for our SCaLE booth, if we have one. Anything that nobody wants could be brought to Repair Cafe this weekend.
We also have a double-feature for this month's presentation, both given by new member Sean Marquez.
How (and Why) to Choose an Open Source License
There is a common misconception that just because your code is public on GitHub that it is open source, but unless there is a license in your codebase, then it is by default copyrighted. This talk will cover an introduction to copyright, open source, the types of open source licenses, how to go about choosing an open source license for your project, and why should you choose to open source your project.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Markdown
Markdown is the most commonly used lightweight markup language on the internet. However, lately it has been adopted by the technical writing community as a solution for writing documentation. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
Sean Marquez graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in design of dynamic systems, from UC Irvine. During his undergrad, he project managed a CubeSat program where he developed a passion for space exploration. He worked for an OEM aerospace consulting firm for over a year as an associate mechanical design engineer. In 2015, he joined and collaborated with an online team, performing numerical simulations & control systems design, for rLoop – a non-profit global think tank that won the innovation award for the first SpaceX hyperloop pod competition. Sean is currently a worker-owner at Space Cooperative Inc., involved with development and testing of smart contracts to be utilized by the Space Decentral network, collaborating on Coral - an open source robotic space mission to mine lunar regolith for in-situ resource utilization, and leading efforts on the adoption of the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methodology.
Join us for dinner and presentations. Dinner begins at 7 pm and any presentations will start after most people have received their food or 8 pm, whichever comes first.
You are not required to have dinner with us or order food or stay for the entire meeting. We will have separate checks. Validation is not required for parking. However, please take note of signs when 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).