BerkeleyTIP Join June Global Free SW HW Culture Mtgs via VOIP or in Berkeley
john_re at fastmail.us
Fri Jun 4 11:35:19 BST 2010
You're invited to join in with the friendly people at the BerkeleyTIP
global meeting - newbie to Ph.D. - everyone is invited.
Get a headset & join using VOIP online, or come to Berkeley.
1st step: Join the mailing list:
Watch the videos. Discuss them on VOIP.
8 great videos/talks this month - see below.
Starting off year 3 of BerkeleyTIP :)
Join with us at the LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED
at the University of California at Berkeley,
or join from your home via VOIP,
or send this email locally, create a local meeting, & join via VOIP:
Tip: a wifi cafe is a great place to meet. :)
JUNE 5 & 20 AT UCB MEETING LOCATIONS TO BE DETERMINED.
PLEASE VIEW THE BTIP WEBSITE & MAILING LIST PAGES FOR THE LATEST
BerkeleyTIP - Educational, Productive, Social
For Learning about, Sharing, & Producing, All Free SW HW & Culture.
TIP == Talks, Installfest, Project & Programming Party
===== CONTENTS: 1) 2010 JUNE VIDEOS; 2) 2010 JUNE MEETING DAYS,
TIMES, LOCATIONS; 3) LOCAL MEETING AT U. C. Berkeley LOCATION TO BE
DETERMINED; 4) HOT TOPICS; 5) PLEASE RSVP PROBABILISTICALLY, THANKS
:) ; 6) INSTALLFEST; SPECIAL: FREE 7th Annual BERKELEY WORLD MUSIC
FESTIVAL June 5 Sat; 7) ARRIVING FIRST AT THE MEETING: MAKE A
"BerkeleyTIP" SIGN; 8) IRC: #berkeleytip on irc.freenode.net; 9) VOIP
FOR GLOBAL MEETING; 10) VOLUNTEERING, TO DOs; 11) MAILING LISTS:
BerkeleyTIP-Global, LocalBerkeley, Announce; 12) ANYTHING I FORGOT TO
MENTION?; 13) FOR FORWARDING
===== 1) 2010 JUNE VIDEOS
Super Computing for Business, Brian Modra, CLUG
State of the Linux Union 2010, Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation
Journaled Soft-Updates, Dr. Kirk McKusick, BSDCan 2010
Scientific data visualization using Mayavi2, Gael Varoquaux,
Bringing OLPC to children in Afghanistan, Carol Ruth Silver, OLPC-SF
Text-to-Speech in Ubuntu with Kttsd Kmouth Festival, blip.tv
Rabbi Rabbs, the UnixRabbi, leads a group of Unix geeks, Comedy, UUASC,
The Great Debate - Are We Alone?, Geoff Marcy and Dan Werthimer, SETI at UC
Thanks to all the speakers, organizations, & videographers. :)
[Please alert the speakers that their talks are scheduled for June for
BTIP (if you are with the group that recorded their talk), because I may
not have time to do that. Thanks. :) ]
URLs for video download & full details:
Download & watch these talks before the BTIP meetings. Discuss at the
Email the mailing list, tell us what videos you'll watch & want to
Know any other video sources? - please email me.
_Your_ group should video record & post online your meeting's talks!
===== 2) 2010 JUNE MEETING DAYS, TIMES, LOCATIONS
In person meetings on 1st Saturday & 3rd Sunday, every month.
June 5 & 20, 12N-3P USA-Pacific time, Saturday, Sunday
Online only meeting using VOIP:
June 14 & 29, 5-6P USA-Pacific time, Monday, Tuesday
Mark your calendars.
5 Sat 12N-3P PDST = 3-6P EDST = 19-22 UTC
14 Mon 5-6P PDST = 8-9P EDST = 0- 1 UTC Tues 15
20 Sun 12N-3P PDST = 3-6P EDST = 19-22 UTC
29 Tues 5-6P PDST = 8-9P EDST = 0- 1 UTC Wed 30
USA-PacificDaylightSavingsTime is -7 hours UTC, due to daylight savings
currently. Times listed above should be double checked by you for
===== 3) LOCAL MEETING AT U. C. BERKELEY - LOCATION TO BE
RSVP please. See below. It greatly helps my planning. But, _do_ come
if you forgot to RSVP.
THE JUNE 5 & 20 ON CAMPUS MEETING LOCATIONS ARE CURRENTLY TO BE
DETERMINED. HOPEFULLY KNOW ON FRIDAY JUNE 4. PLEASE VIEW THE BTIP
WEBSITE & MAILING LIST FOR THE FINALIZED LOCATION. THANK YOU.
ALWAYS BE SURE TO CHECK THE BTIP WEBSITE _&_ MAILING LIST FOR THE LATEST
LAST MINUTE DETAILS & CHANGES, BEFORE COMING TO THE MEETING! :)
DO BRING A VOIP HEADSET, available for $10-30 at most electronics retail
stores, & a laptop computer, so you are able to communicate with the
global BTIP community via VOIP. It is highly recommended that you have
a voip headset, & not rely on a laptop's built in microphone & speakers,
because the headphones keep the noise level down. Bringing a headset is
not required, but is a great part of the being able to communicate with
the global community. :)
Clothing: Typically 55-80 degrees F. Weather:
Other location local meeting possibilities:
Create a local meeting in your town.
===== 4) HOT TOPICS
Oracle owns Sun - Free SW implications? OpenOffice?
OpenOffice - Ready for college Fall 2010?
MakerBot, RepRap - Personal Making - Like where PCs were in 1975?
Android phones - Besting iPhone? worthwhile? How knowable is the hw?
- Can BSD be run on Android phones?
iPad, iPhone & iPod- rooting & running GNU(Linux) & BSD
===== 5) PLEASE RSVP PROBABILISTICALLY, THANKS :)
If you think there is a >70% chance ("likely") you'll come to the in
person meeting in Berkeley, please RSVP to me. Thanks. It helps my
planning. Please _do_ come even if you haven't RSVP'd, it's not
Better yet, join the BerkeleyTIP-Global mailing list, send the RSVP
there, & tell us what things you're interested in, or what videos you'll
try to watch - so we can know what videos are popular, & we might watch
them too. :)
===== 6) INSTALLFEST
Get help installing & using Free Software, Hardware & Culture.
Laptops only, typically. There isn't easy access for physically
bringing desktop boxes here.
RSVP _HIGHLY RECOMMENDED_ if you want installfest help. Please RSVP to
me, Giovanni, at the from address for this announcement, or better, join
& send email to the BTIP-Global mailing list telling us what you'd like
help with. This way we can be better prepared to help you, & you might
get valuable advice from the mailing list members.
If you are new to using free software, an excellent system would be the
KUbuntu GNU(Linux) software. It is very comprehensive, fairly easy to
use (similar to Windows or Mac), & suitable for personal, home,
university, or business use.
We are also glad to try to help people with software who join via VOIP.
Please email the mailing list with requests that you want help with, so
we can try to be prepared better to help you.
Installfest volunteers/helpers always welcome, in person, or via VOIP.
===== SPECIAL - MUSIC IN BERKELEY JUNE 5 SATURDAY
===== Also June 5 Sat in Berkeley, after BTIP:
===== FREE 7th Annual BERKELEY WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL
===== Telegraph Avenue 12 Noon - 9 pm
"Berkeley World Music Fest... has some of our best world musicians
who call East Bay home...a wonderful event, and intimate, mix of
outdoor performances in cafes and shops(the best music People's Park
gets each year along Telegraph Ave. (Larry Kelp, KPFA music host)"
Continuous music outdoors & in cafes
===== 7) ARRIVING FIRST AT THE MEETING: MAKE A "BerkeleyTIP" SIGN
If you get to the meeting & don't see a "BerkeleyTIP" sign up yet,
1) Make a BTIP sign on an 8x11 paper & put it at your table,
2) Email the mailing list, or join on IRC, & let us know you are there.
Ask someone if you could use their computer for a minute to look
something up, or send an email. People are usually very friendly &
willing to help. We can also email you a temporary guest AirBears
We will have wifi guest accounts available for BTIP attendees. Be sure
you have wifi capable equipment. Be Prepared: Bring a multi-outlet
extension power cord.
===== 8) IRC: #berkeleytip on irc.freenode.net
For help with anything, especially how to get VOIP working, & text
===== 9) VOIP FOR GLOBAL MEETING
Speak & listen to everyone globally using VOIP.
Get a headset! See some VOIP instructions here:
===== 10) VOLUNTEERING, TO DOs
Enjoy doing or learning something(s)? Help out BTIP in that area.
Website development, mailing list management, video locating, VOIP
server (FreeSwitch, Asterisk) or client (Ekiga, SFLPhone,...), creating
a local meeting. Join the mailing list & let us know. Your offers of
free help are always welcome here. :)
===== 11) MAILING LISTS: BerkeleyTIP-Global, LocalBerkeley, Announce
Everyone should join the BerkeleyTIP-Global list:
Say "hi", tell us your interests, & what videos you'll like to watch.
Info on all lists here:
===== 12) ANYTHING I FORGOT TO MENTION?
Please join & email the BerkeleyTIP-Global mailing list.
===== 13) FOR FORWARDING
You are invited to forward this message anywhere it would be
Better yet, use it to create a local meeting. Invite & get together
with your friends locally, & join in with us all globally. :)
Looking forward to meeting with you in person, or online. :)
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