[Novalug] Coordinating was- Re: Who's in charge of this group? - Inter group meeting BerkeleyTIP-Global August 2 Saturday
john_re at fastmail.us
Fri Aug 1 12:29:15 EDT 2008
On Fri, 01 Aug 2008 10:24:21 -0400, "greg pryzby"
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> Hello. I am the benevolent dictator that started NoVALUG in October 1993
> (LUGMan at the time). We have meet in a number of places and are
> currently guests at the Oracle facility in Reston, VA.
Pleasure to make your acquaintance, Greg. . . . Man. 1993. I am
Larry (Ellison) is a generous guy. PenLUG (One of the LUGs here in the
SanFranciscoBayArea Pen= Peninsula) started out meeting at Oracle a few
years back. (I don't know why they moved to a new meeting place.)
Oracle paid for Hamburgers, IIRC, at the LinuxPicnic in SiliconValley a
few years back too. (I note you've got a linux picnic the same day we
do out here - aug 9,)
BTW, thanks go to PenLUG's Bill Wards, who video recorded two of the
talks on the agenda for this Saturday's BerkTIP-Global meeting: Web 2.0
startups, and Asterisk VOIP.
> We can take this offlist, but I will respond to stuff below so those who
> don't have 15 years with the group will know a little more about us.
> > I call the local Berkeley meeting the BerkeleyTIP -
> > (Talks, Installfest, Potluck & ProgrammingParty)
> If you want it to be inclusive, maybe WorldTIP or something besides a
> city in CA. Although as the person behind the idea, you can call it what
> you want!
I'm just taking it one step at a time - when I had the idea to start it,
i didn't know if anyone else would be interested. If it grows, & seems
like a good idea to change the name, that could be done.
> > And I call the global simultaneous set of local meetings the
> > Berkeley-TIP-Global meeting.
> > I'm wondering
> > 1) If anyone at your group might be interested in joining together in
> > this event with others around the world, and if so, then
> Sure.... need time and details though.
Great! It's near the end of this message, & on the BerkTIPGlobal google
group website - Items # 3 & 5 in the link here:
> > 2) who might be the person(s) to head up handling arrangements, &
> > coordination, etc, for the joint meeting?
> Right now, me.
> > If this sounds to you like it might be interesting, here is some info
> > for you to read:
> > It's easy to join in with us -
> > 1) Just find someplace with at least internet capability for IRC (better
> > if it could do VOIP, but that's not necessary for the first meeting) -
> > it could be merely someone's home or apartment, an internet cafe, or a
> > school or office room.
> > 2) Post an announcement to your local list that everyone is invited.
> > 3) Come to your local meeting & get on IRC with us.
> > 4) Download some videos & watch them simultaneously with all the
> > participating groups.
> > 5) Talk about the videos, or whatever, on IRC, or VOIP.
> > That's all there is to it.
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> > ===== 5) VIDEO TALKS FOR AUGUST 2 MEETING =====
> > For this first meeting, tomorrow, Saturday, I've scheduled the following
> > videos to watch (All times Pacific Daylight Savings Time, adjust for
> > local time accordingly.):
Times are right here. PDST. I'm guessing you have Eastern Daylight ST,
so, +3 hours for all the times below. Ie, 10AM PDST -> 1PM EDST, yes?
> > TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
> > 1000 AM--------------------------------------------------------------
> > Network1: Asterisk VOIP - Sameer Verma
> > http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2148055040572903738
> > http://www.penlug.org/twiki/bin/view/Home/MeetingAgenda20070628
> > Social: ?
> > 1130 AM--------------------------------------------------------------
> > Network2: Debian - Setup A WiFi Repeater
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJKe_jXszFc
> > Prog Lang: Painless Python Part 1 - Alex Martelli
> > http://youtube.com/watch?v=bDgD9whDfEY
> > http://mail.python.org/pipermail/baypiggies/2008-June/003629.html
> > Database: A Googly MySQL Cluster
> > http://youtube.com/watch?v=HJ930zMk96U
> > 100 PM--------------------------------------------------------------
> > GUIs: ?
> > Distros: git - Linus Torvalds
> > http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2199332044603874737
> > 230 PM--------------------------------------------------------------
> > Business: Web 2.0 startups - David Weekly
> > http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2765503550413131030
> > http://www.penlug.org/twiki/bin/view/Home/MeetingAgenda20080626
> > Education: Python on the OLPC XO Laptop
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPabiIHgmBU
I see you have a meeting scheduled the same day ast the BerkTIP-Global
meeting, which is convenient.
WHERE: Oracle Building, Reston.
DATE: 1st Saturday of the month
TIME: 10:00 am to noon
NEXT MEETING: August 2nd, 2008
TOPICS: Virtualization Panel Q & A
There will be a number of presenters talking about KVM, UML, Xen, VMware
and other virtualization technologies. Come with questions and figure
out what, if any, virtualization makes sense for your environment.
In no order,
UML by Dave Kline
Xen by Chris Rogers
AMD chip extension by John Franklin
I remember someone standing up for VMware. I don't recall if there was a
Zones or Parallels speaker.
There is TIME for ANYONE who would like to present on virtualization.
Our meeting will run 10A-5PM+ PDST, so 1P-8P+ EDST, if I did the math
Eventually, it would be great if we could stream talks live from
whereever meeting is giving them. As a step toward it, if anyone in
NoVALUG is so inclined, it might be interesting to video record your
speakers. You seem to have some interesting topics there - I think
people at other locations would be interested in hearing those talks.
Since this will be the first BerkTIPGlobal meeting, I'm happy to just
make small accomplishments. If all we did was get IRC going between our
two locations, I'd call that a success. Especially on such short
The next goal I'd like to do is get VOIP working between locations -
Ekiga or TeamSpeak, perhaps. At Berkeley, whe're going to be having a
(small) installfest & ProgrammingParty, whose goal will be to get some
VOIP capabilities going. If someone(s) at your location wanted to work
on that with us, that would be great!
Some of my goals for this are: Learn things, make progress, do stuff,
develop & improve capabilities, & have a good time. - you know, the
normal GNU(Linux) community spirit kind of thing.
Since time wise, our meeting starts at 1PM your time, & your currently
schedlued meeting runs 10AM to 12N, do you, or do you think others
there, would be interested in sticking around?
My thought is that eventually, if these coordinated meetings get going
routinely,we will alwasy be able to get the very top speakers every
month from everywhere in the world, because we'll have an aggregate
large audience. This means meeting attendees get the latest & greatest
information, enabling us all to be at the top of informedness.
Also, if anyone there is interested in the ProgrammingParty/Hackathon
kind of thing, & we have VOIP going, we can get a large aggreagte group
that will be able to accomplish creating more sw.
How many people typically have attended NoVALUG meetings this past year?
Greg - you, & anyone at NoVALUG, might find it valueable to join the
BerkTIPGlobal google group mailing list. It could help in coordination
of speakers, times, ProgrammingParty, etc.
Well, that's some of my thoughts. I'd love to hear whatever
thoughts/responses you & anyone in NoVALUG have on this. :)
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