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2010 October meetings

posted Oct 2, 2010, 2:04 AM by jo re

October meetings:

 2 Sat   12N-3P, at UCB & IRC & VOIP online
11 Mon     5-6P, IRC & VOIP online
17 Sun   12N-3P, at UCB & IRC & VOIP online
26 Tue     5-6P, IRC & VOIP online



Location TBD for in person meetings - I've been too busy to determine a
location.  I know I'd prefer it to be in Soda or Cory hall.  Perhaps
Soda hall 3rd floor lobby this time.  Perhaps I'll ask HKN or CSUA
members if they are interested in attending the FreeSW meetings, & see
if anyone who is might like to sponsor it to be at the HKN or CSUA
office.

So, for this month, email me if you'd like to get together near Soda or
Cory, & we'll arrange something to our liking.


Please RSVP to me or the list if you think you'll come to an in person
meeting. Not necessary, but helps my planning.

Join in online (IRC & VOIP) if you can't attend in person.  :)


==
I'm so overloaded with things to do, I'm behind in several BTIP areas.
:(

I just do what I can make some time to do.  :)

I think I'm gonna be very short on time through at least January 2011.

So, this fall, I'm probably gonna not be putting together the monthly
talk videos list.  There is an opportunity for _you_, dear reader. :) 
Just let me know if you'd like to find the videos & list them. :)

I might also not:
get announcements out to local or global mailing lists.

I'm hoping I'll have time to make email announcements to UCB student
groups.

I _am_ planning to make an announcement in a few computer classes.

Posters Fall 2010?  Who knows if _I_'ll have time.

==
Hot topics:
1) Ubuntu 10.10 out this month.  What new important stuff will U & KU
have? Will KU have the network-manager & pulse-audio gnome stuff
working?!  I hope so.!

2) The KUbuntu (idiots) filter/moderate their mailing list.  I'm back
being moderated again. (!).  One moderator says they will put a post of
mine through if I re-write it for clarity! - Folks, it is an email list
post, not a phd thesis.  I am seriously thinking the KUbuntu leadership
is autistic/aspergeric. I wrote an outline of an email to the KU-dev
list, but doubt I'll have time to work it into proper shape to send it. 
-  I really think the KUbu leadership is not all it could be. But, then,
that's volunteer contribution, so one takes what one gets. ;)

3) How about a BTIP HW Project:  iPod touch that runs free sw?  Maybe
the EE's & ME's & CS's would be interested?  Would _you_ care to assist
in the design?

4) Anyone care to do VOIP improvements, or put a web server, or email
list server, on the BTIP box?

What are _your_ hot topics?

==
Join in in person, or online. :)

September meetings: 19 Sun 12N-3P, 28 Tues 5-6P

posted Sep 18, 2010, 9:55 PM by jo re

BerkeleyTIP is the all Free SW (GNU(Linux), BSD, etc), Hardware &
Culture Group.  Talks, Installfest & Project/Programming Party.
Educational, Productive, Social.  2 weekend meetings per month, 1st
Saturday, 3rd Sunday, 12N-3P on campus.  2 VOIP only meetings 9 days
later, Monday or Tuesday 5-6PM.


Come on by & get install help, use help, work on any project, or discuss
any & everything, about any free sw hw or culture stuff. :)

We'll try to meet at the Cory hall 2nd floor lounge.  If that can't be
done for some reason, we can also try perhaps Soda hall, or at
FreeSpeech cafe at Moffitt library.

Please RSVP to me if you are coming, thanks. :)  Not necessary, but
helps my planning.  Do come by even if you haven't RSVP'd.

Watch the website, mailing list, & #berkeleytip on irc.freenode.net for
latest details.

For VOIP, try the BTIP box server, since the Darkvoip service (which has
also phone dial in) is likely no longer available.

We can also try skype.

Hot topics:
Planning for Fall 10 outreach, posters, announcements in classes.
- anyone want to help update/edit/improve posters (links found at bottom
of main btip website)
What goals should we have for this fall, & spring 11?
Hardware hacking - android, make an ipod touch like android design?
What are the +'s & -'s of the available android phones for MetroPCS?
(Sprint phones can be used).
Anti-spam sw for CSUA servers?
BTIP server will need a new home sometime this semester, who might like
to host it?
I'm told one of our members did a Google summer of code project.  Tell
us on this list, or in person, what you did. :)
- IIRC, it was KDE related, so I _especially_ would like to hear about
it. :\)  [that \ was a typo, but it looks interesting.  What does it
mean?]

What are _your_ hot topics?

Outreach from BTIP to some other topic groups this semester:
FreeCulture, Drupal, SciPy, Ruby.
Any other topic groups on campus we should contact?
I'll also try to (eventually, when I have time) contact CSUA, IEEE, HKN,
TBPi, SWE

It would also be good to try to reach some:
Bio, BioEng, Business, Law groups.  Anyone have any group
names/suggestions? Contacts?

Anyone want to help with in class BTIP 3 minute announcements?
Maybe the CS61 series of classes, CS10, & intro EE classes: 1, 20,40,
42?
We should try to do that before the next in person meeting, Sat Oct 3,
12N-3P.
What other classes should we try to make an announcement in?


Sign up for the BTIP global, Berkeley, or Announce only mailing lists.
See the website for details.

July Global via VOIP Free SW HW Culture Mtgs - BerkeleyTIP

posted Jul 3, 2010, 6:12 AM by jo re

Watch some videos. Mark your calendar. Invite your friends.
Join in on IRC or Voice. Join the mailing list, say "Hi. :)"

===== 1) 2010.7 Videos:
Motorola Droid Metro PCS Apps, makeitcricket.com
How to write VOIP client in less then 2 minutes, rpdammu
Open Wonderland virtual worlds platform, Nicole Yankelovich, iED
How to Succeed in Mobile, Girl Geek Dinner, Kris Corzine
Using KDE Marble to research your next vacation, Justin Kirby
Schizophrenic Firewalls - virtualized net stack OpenBSD, Claudio Jeker
Introducing Numpy Arrays, unpingco
Meet Google Founder Larry Page, Google Faculty Summit 2009
Building the Python Community, Steve Holden, PyCon 2010
How Python, TurboGears, and MongoDB are Transforming SourceForge.net,
Rick Copeland, PyCon

http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/talk-videos/2010-7-videos

== July Meetings - Mark your calendar:
3 Sat 12N-3P PST = 3-6P EST = 19-22 UTC
12 Mon 5 -6P PST = 8-9P EST = 0- 1 UTC Tues 13
18 Sun 12N-3P PST = 3-6P EST = 19-22 UTC
27 Tue 5 -6P PST = 8-9P EST = 0- 1 UTC Wed 28


=====
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:
http://groups.google.com/group/BerkTIPGlobal

Watch the videos. Discuss them on VOIP.
10 great videos/talks this month.

Join with us at the Golden Bear Cafe, Upper Sproul Plaza, UCB
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. :)

PLEASE VIEW THE BTIP WEBSITE & MAILING LIST FOR LATEST DETIALS.
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip

BerkeleyTIP - Educational, Productive, Social
For Learning about, Sharing, & Producing, All Free SW HW & Culture.
TIP == Talks, Installfest, Project & Programming Party


===== CONTENTS: 1) 2010 JULY VIDEOS; 2) 2010 JULY MEETING DAYS,
TIMES, LOCATIONS; 3) LOCAL MEETING AT U. C. Berkeley;
4) HOT TOPICS; 5) PLEASE RSVP PROBABILISTICALLY, THANKS :) ;
6) INSTALLFEST; 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) - See videos list at top of this email.
Thanks to all the speakers, organizations, & videographers. :)
[Please alert the speakers that their talks are scheduled for
BTIP (if you are with the group that recorded their talk), because I may
not have time to do that. Thanks. :) ]

Download & watch these talks before the BTIP meetings. Discuss at the
meeting.

Email the mailing list, tell us what videos you'll watch & want to
discuss.

Know any other video sources? - please email me.

_Your_ group should video record & post online your meeting's talks!


===== 2) 2010 JULY MEETING DAYS, TIMES, LOCATIONS
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/schedule
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/directions

In person meetings on 1st Saturday & 3rd Sunday, every month.
July 3 & 18, 12N-3P USA-Pacific time, Saturday, Sunday
July 3 = Golden Bear Cafe, Upper Sproul Plaza, UCB
July 18 = Free Speech Cafe, Moffitt Library, UCB

Online only meeting using VOIP - 9 days after weekend meetings:
July 12 & 27, 5-6P USA-Pacific time, Monday, Tuesday

Mark your calendars.


===== 3) LOCAL MEETING AT U. C. BERKELEY
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/directions

RSVP please. See below. It greatly helps my planning. But, _do_ come
if you forgot to RSVP.

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:
http://www.wunderground.com/auto/sfgate/CA/Berkeley.html

Other location local meeting possibilities:
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/local-meetings
Create a local meeting in your town. Invite your friends. :)


===== 4) HOT TOPICS
Android phones - Besting iPhone? worthwhile? How knowable is the hw?
iPad, iPhone4 & iPod- rooting & running GNU(Linux)
Skype for group video conferencing?
Open Wonderland virtual worlds platform


===== 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
required.

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. :)
http://groups.google.com/group/BerkTIPGlobal


===== 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.
:)


===== 7) ARRIVING FIRST AT THE MEETING: MAKE A "BerkeleyTIP" SIGN
If you get to the meeting & don't see a "BerkeleyTIP" sign up yet,
please:
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
account login.

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
communication.


===== 9) VOIP FOR GLOBAL MEETING
Speak & listen to everyone globally using VOIP.
Get a headset! See some VOIP instructions here:
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/voice-voip-conferencing


===== 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:
http://groups.google.com/group/BerkTIPGlobal
Say "hi", tell us your interests, & what videos you'll like to watch.

Info on all lists here:
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/mailing-lists


===== 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
appreciated.
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. :)

Giovanni

Join June Global Free SW HW Culture Mtgs via VOIP or in Berkeley

posted Jun 3, 2010, 10:08 PM by jo re   [ updated Jun 5, 2010, 12:01 PM ]

MEETING LOCATION PHYSICALLY IS STILL TO BE DETERMINED -
_NOT_ AT FREE SPEECH CAFE.
CHECK ON #berkeleytip on irc.freenode.net FOR LATEST INFORMATION.
ALSO CHECK THE MAILING LIST
http://groups.google.com/group/BerkTIPGlobal

THANK YOU :)

=====
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:
http://groups.google.com/group/BerkTIPGlobal

Watch the Linux videos.  Discuss them on VOIP.
8 great videos/talks this month - see below.

Starting off year 3 of BerkeleyTIP  :)

Join with us at LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED,
 at Univ. California, 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. :)

BerkeleyTIP  -  Educational, Productive, Social
For Learning about, Sharing, & Producing, All Free SW HW & Culture.
TIP ==  Talks, Installfest, Project & Programming Party
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip

=====  CONTENTS:  1) 2010 JUNE VIDEOS;  2) 2010 JUNE MEETING DAYS, TIMES, LOCATIONS;  3) LOCAL MEETING AT U. C. Berkeley FREE SPEECH CAFE;  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, Python4ScienceUCB
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, BS"D, 2003
The Great Debate - Are We Alone?, Geoff Marcy and Dan Werthimer, SETI@UC Berkeley

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:
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/talk-videos

Download & watch these talks before the BTIP meetings. Discuss at the meeting.

Email the mailing list, tell us what videos you'll watch & want to discuss:
http://groups.google.com/group/BerkTIPGlobal

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 accuracy.


=====  3)  LOCAL MEETING AT U. C. Berkeley FREE SPEECH CAFE
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/directions
RSVP please.  See below.  It greatly helps my planning.  But, _do_ come if you forgot to RSVP.

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:
http://www.wunderground.com/auto/sfgate/CA/Berkeley.html

Other location local meeting possibilities:
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/local-meetings
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 required.

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. :)
http://groups.google.com/group/BerkTIPGlobal


=====  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 
http://www.berkeleyworldmusic.com/entry.asp?PageID=118


=====  7)  ARRIVING FIRST AT THE MEETING:  MAKE A "BerkeleyTIP" SIGN
If you get to the meeting & don't see a "BerkeleyTIP" sign up yet, please:
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 account login.

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 communication.


=====  9)  VOIP FOR GLOBAL MEETING
Speak & listen to everyone globally using VOIP.
Get a headset!  See some VOIP instructions here:
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/voice-voip-conferencing


===== 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:
http://groups.google.com/group/BerkTIPGlobal
Say "hi", tell us your interests, & what videos you'll like to watch.

Info on all lists here:
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/mailing-lists


=====  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 appreciated.
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. :)

Giovanni

BerkeleyTIP-Global meeting on Sunday April 18 12N-3P, & April 27

posted Apr 17, 2010, 11:35 PM by jo re

Join via VOIP or come to Berkeley
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/voice-voip-conferencing
FSCafe at Moffitt, opens 1pm, but can connect from outside at 12N.

Hot topics: Ubuntu 10.04, Free Culuture, VOIP, Set up the web server &
mail list & asterisk/freeswitch on the BTIP box with Ubuntu 10.04?

Tues April 27 5-6P VOIP online meeting also.

http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/

Join the mail list, tell us what you're interested in.
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/mailing-lists

TONIGHT Join 5-6P Mon 11th - 1st Evening Meeting IRC & VOIP online

posted Jan 11, 2010, 5:20 AM by jo re

You're invited to our first test of our bimonthly evening meetings.   :) 

Join in tonight, Monday Jan 11, 5-6P Pacific, 8-9P Eastern, = Tues Jan 12 1A-2A UTC.
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/schedule

On #berkeleytip on irc.freenode.net,
& on voip - whatever is working - try btip server first.
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/remote-attendance

This will be an online only meeting - no in person meeting at ucb.

Hot topics: Community Leadership Summit review of interesting sessions, Spring 2010 efforts for UCB & all UC's & all college activities, Upcoming KDE conference end of next week, for 1 week, in Los Angeles.

What do _you_ want to discuss?

==
Some people have asked for an evening meeting, because: a) they can't make weekend meetings, b) they want more BTIP. ;)

So, this will be a test, everyone invited, to see if we can make this work.

Dec 20 Global All Free SW HW Culture meeting - BerkeleyTIP

posted Dec 17, 2009, 12:33 AM by jo re

A great December Solstice to you & yours.  :) 

JOIN the Global All Free SW, HW, Culture meeting via VOIP
Dec 20 Sunday, 12N-3PM (Pacific = UTC-8) = 3P-6P Eastern = 8P-11P UTC
[Jan 2009 meetings: 2nd, 17th - mark your calendar]
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/schedule


== WATCH some VIDEOS:
Mark Shuttleworth Interview - 10.04 Lucid Larynx
Learning from Code History , Andreas Zeller
Why does my program fail? Your version history might have the answer.
Audio Hardware Enablement Session, UbuntuDevelopersSummit in Dallas
Distributed Development, UDS in Dallas
Splunk, Jeremy Thurgood CLUG
Upstart, Stefano Rivera CLUG
Interfacing with the real world, Mark Ter Morshuizen, Marc Welz CLUG
Accelerating Graphics; Camp KDE 2009
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/talk-videos


== Join the MAILING LIST & tell us which videos you will watch & why:
http://groups.google.com/group/BerkTIPGlobal


== JOIN the meeting via IRC & VOIP:
Come discuss any & everything, & work on your individual or group
projects.

HOT TOPICS: Ub or KUb 9.10?, Ubuntu 10.04 plans, Android, Python3000 in
2010?

Start on the #berkeleytip irc.freenode.net channel, & we'll help you get
your VOIP system up & working. For VOIP SW, & connection info, see:
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/remote-attendance


== Berkeley meeting LOCATION: Watch the website & mail list for latest
details, perhaps at the Berkeley Public Library, or a cafe, due to Free
Speech Cafe closed for winter break.
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/

We need suggestions for where to meet. My #1 preference would be a
rather public place with people around, like a wifi cafe. Needs to have
voip quality inet!!! What wifi cafe near campus do you recommend?

Maybe also some UCB campus building, Soda, Cory, etc, but this is the
day after finals, & open places will be closed. But, people are in
Soda, Cory, etc. So, maybe just a room in some building - but, not so
good cause not as pleasant as with many people around.

Also, I'll ask our server box host if he'd be willing to have the
meeting at his office. Then we could work on freeswitch VOIP stuff with
the box right there. Jack - would that be a doable option?

Less good cause not a lot of people around, & also I don't know if we
can reserve it yet, is the room at the Berk city public main library,
which we used last January. But, the wifi was fine for voip.

It would be preferable to keep discussion about the meeting location on
the local berkeley BTIP mailing list, BerkTIP at (youknowwhere), but you
can also send email to the global list, if you wish.



== OPPORTUNITIES to VOLUNTEER or learn new JOB SKILLS for 2010:
Help set up our: Mailing list, FreeSwitch VOIP server, website
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/opportunities
Inquire & discuss at the meeting.


== For Forwarding - You are invited to forward this announcement
wherever it would be appreciated.

Nov 7 & Nov 22 - Join Global FreeSW GNU(Linux) HW Culture meeting via VOIP - BerkeleyTIP GlobalTIP

posted Nov 7, 2009, 6:02 AM by jo re

CONTENTS: Meeting days/times & Howto - Mark your calendar's dates;
Videos; Hot topics; Opportunities; Announcement Flyers; New webpages

=====
Come join in with the Global Free SW HW & Culture community at the
BerkeleyTIP/GlobalTIP meeting, via VOIP.

Two meetings this month:
Sat Nov 7, 12Noon - 3PM Pacific Time (=UTC-8)
Sun Nov 22, 12Noon - 3PM Pacific Time (=UTC-8)
Mark your calendars, 1st Sat, 3rd Sun every month.
{Note: 4th Sunday this November, to give 2 week spacing.}

Join online #berkeleytip on irc.freenode.net
& we'll help you get your voip HW & SW working:
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/remote-attendance
Or come to the FreeSpeech Cafe at UC Berkeley in person meeting.

Join the global mailing list
http://groups.google.com/group/BerkTIPGlobal

I hope to see you there. :)


===== Talk Videos for November 2009:
Django Development - Richard Kiss, Eddy Mulyono, Glen Jarvis, Simeon
Franklin; BayPiggies
Python for scientific research, discussion with Guido van Rossum;
UCBSciPy
Netbooks - Michael Gorven, Dave Mackie, and Jonathan Carter; CLUG
Japan Linux Symposium Keynote, Linus Torvalds & Jim Zemlin; Linux
Foundation

http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/talk-videos
Download & watch them before the meetings, discuss at the meetings.

Thanks to all the Speakers, Videographers, & Groups! :)
[Record your local meeting! Put the video online, & email me for
inclusion for next month. :) ]

===== Hot topics: Ubuntu 9.10 - Problems? Fixes? Upgrade? Install?
Freeswitch VOIP server - setup for BTIP
Flyers & outreach to UCBerkeley.
Outreach to other UC campuses next semester.


===== Opportunities - Learn new, or increase your job skills, &/or
volunteer & help the community: Set up any of: a BTIP Mailing List, web
server/site, Freeswitch VOIP server, or Virtual Private Network & SSL


===== Announcement Flyers: Print & Post them in your community. 4/5
available - Freedom, Karmic Koala, Free Culture, SciPy, OLPC. See bottom
of page: http://groups.google.com/group/BerkTIPGlobal


===== New BTIP Webpages @ http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/
UC Campus local groups; Free Hardware; System Administration;
Announcement Flyers; Opportunities

No Local Oct 3 FSC meeting, but VOIP OK. Oct 18 meeting is local & global VOIP.

posted Oct 1, 2009, 8:56 PM by jo re

Ad hoc, ad loc, & quid pro quo -
so little time, so much to know.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adhocracy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Hilary_Boob


This Saturday, October 3, scheduled BTIP day,
is also UCB Homecoming, with many interesting talks,
(open for free to any/everyone)
http://homecoming.berkeley.edu/everyone/faculty-seminars.cfm


So, we'll have the online meeting for sure, for anyone who wants to get together. :)
But, I will be too busy, & given the homecoming opportunities, which I suggest people persue over BTIP this Saturday, we will pass on the local meeting at the FSCafe.

We'll get back to the FSC local meeting on our next scheduled date: October 18. :)


Below are just a few of the talks at the Berkeley homecoming. Some relevant to BTIP's free sw hw or culture. :)

I encourage everyone to make time for one of these only once per year, free & freedom events. :) There are many other days we can spend time on BTIP activities. :)


=====================================================================
===== Friday, October 2

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Language and Symbolic Power
Speaker: Claire Kramsch, Professor of German and Affiliate Professor of Education

Barrows Hall Lipman Room

The well-known saying, “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me,” seems to have lost its meaning. Marketing strategists, political campaign managers, and media representatives remind us daily of the power of words to inflict pain and construct symbolic worlds that are just as real as those made of sticks and stones. We will discuss key aspects of the symbolic power of language using examples from everyday life, including classrooms and boardrooms. Sponsored by the College of Letters & Science.


11 a.m. - noon The Ugly Laws
Speaker: Susan Schweik, Professor of English and Co-Director of UCB's Disability Studies Program

Barrows Hall Lipman Room

This seminar will discuss issues surrounding an American law that prohibited "any person who is diseased, maimed, or deformed so as to be an unsightly or disgusting object" from "exposing him or herself to public view."


2 - 3 p.m. Changing the World, One Student at a Time
Speaker: Mike Bishop, Acting Director, Cal Corps Public Service Center

Alumni House

Hear about three projects that demonstrate the extraordinary commitment of Berkeley students to reshape our world through public service. Catalani worked with residents from a poor community in New Orleans to produce videos that share their stories of devastation and resilience following Hurricane Katrina. Seigel-Boettner distributed custom-built cargo bikes to coffee growers in Rwanda through a micro-loan system. Stachel employs renewable energy technology in rural Nigerian hospitals to improve lighting, medical, and communication equipment and reduce high maternal mortality rates. This seminar is part of the CALIFORNIA Live! series sponsored by the California Alumni Association.


3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Secrets of the Sleeping Brain: Overnight Improvements in Memory and Emotion
Speaker: Matt Walker, Director, Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory

Bechtel Engineering Center Sibley Auditorium

The functions of sleep remain largely unknown, a surprising fact given the vast amount of time it takes from our lives. Explore new evidence, featured in a 2008 episode of CBS's "60 Minutes," that suggests sleep may enhance our memories by remodeling our brains and rebalance our emotional brain reactivity, preparing us for next-day social and psychological challenges. Sponsored by the College of Letters & Science.


===== Saturday, October 3

10 - 11 a.m. Cave Art and the Human Imagination
Speaker: Meg Conkey, Class of 1960 Professor of Anthropology

Barrows Hall Lipman Room

What do cave art and other expressions of Europe's Ice Age peoples tell us about human imagination and cultural sensibilities from this 25,000-year-long tradition? Spirituality, shamanism, memorializing practices, and cultural performances, as well as humans' relationship with animals, all inform current understandings. We will also discuss the state of preservation and challenges for cave art. Sponsored by the College of Letters & Science.


10 - 11 a.m. Igniting the "Public" in Public Education
Speaker: Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, Assistant Professor, Education

Alumni House

What makes UC Berkeley “public,” and what opportunities and responsibilities does this entail for our students, families, alumni, and faculty? Explore the unrivaled power and privileges that come with public institutions of learning. As the No. 1 public university in the world, Berkeley is uniquely positioned to ignite the potential of public learning, knowledge, and change within -- and far beyond -- our campus. Sponsored by the Graduate School of Education.


11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Managing Your Career in Challenging Times
Speaker: Susan Bernstein,
Speaker: Mark Coopersmith,
Speaker: Lauren M. Doliva,
Speaker: Nancy Friedman,
Speaker: Martha Gerhan,

Haas School of Business Arthur Andersen Auditorium

Never has strategically managing your career been more important than in these uncertain economic times. Learn from a panel of experts, many of whom are Haas alumni, on how to identify a viable new career path, attain professional goals, and maximize your unique skills and experiences. Whether you want to progress within your organization, change jobs or industries, or work with recruiters, this session will offer practical tips on effectively guiding your career path. Sponsored by the Haas School of Business.


1 - 1:45 p.m. The Innovation Eco-system at Haas
Speaker: Michael Katz, Director, Institute of Management, Innovation and Organization

Haas School of Business Arthur Andersen Auditorium

Central to the success of corporate and non-profit enterprises alike, innovation is, indeed, a critical driver of the economic welfare of nations. No enterprise innovates alone, and innovation also comes in many forms, including new products, processes, organizational structures, and business models. Professor Katz will discuss the Haas School’s innovation eco-system and what it is doing to help other organizations improve their ability to innovate in a variety of ways. Sponsored by the Haas School of Business.


1 - 2 p.m. Aging: Genetic Regulation and Dietary Intervention
Speaker: Danica Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Science and Toxicology

Barrows Hall Lipman Room

Can we slow aging and prevent age-related diseases? This seminar will explore the latest development on how genetic factors and diet regulate the aging process, and how small molecules are designed to prevent age-related diseases. Taking a pill a day to slow aging may not be a fairy tale after all. Sponsored by the College of Natural Resources.


1 - 2 p.m. The Future Is Not What It Used to Be
Speaker: Ken Jowitt, Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Stanley Hall 105

In Common Sense, Thomas Paine made a ringing declaration: "We (Americans) have it in our power to make the world over again." This messianic element in American political culture has been manifested and contested at regular intervals throughout history. Hear about what occurred in the 20th century and why the prophecy has not come to fruition. Sponsored by the College of Letters & Science.


2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Grassroots Biosecurity
Speaker: Stephen Maurer, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy and Director, Information Technology and Homeland Security Project

Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

The technologies needed to make advanced biological weapons are available from hundreds of commercial suppliers and academic laboratories throughout the world. Experts agree that such traditional Cold War strategies as treaties and regulation will be hard-pressed to manage the threat of advanced biological weapons. But if government regulation won’t work, why not enlist the commercial and academic communities involved in their making? This seminar will describe how the Goldman School is helping one such community –- synthetic biologists, who use artificial DNA to create designer organisms –- take practical steps to make their field safer. Sponsored by the Goldman School of Public Policy and the School of Law.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. The Origins of Federal Power
Speaker: Robin Einhorn, Professor, History

Bechtel Engineering Center Sibley Auditorium

The powerful federal government we know today was not what the framers of the Constitution had in mind in the 18th century. This seminar will examine how the U.S. federal system was transformed, isolating major moments of change mainly since the Civil War. Sponsored by the College of Letters & Science.

Sunday 20th Global Free SW HW Culture Mtg via VOIP

posted Sep 19, 2009, 3:49 AM by jo re   [ updated Sep 19, 2009, 8:37 PM ]

Get a VOIP headset, Install VOIP client SW, & join the global Free SW HW Culture meeting this
Sunday Sept 20, 12N-3P Pacific Daylight Savings Time (UTC-8),
3P-6P Eastern, (7P-10P UTC?)
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/remote-attendance

Lots of great, exciting new things for Free SW HW Culture people,
as we start Year 2 of the Global FSW GNU(Linux)/BSD,
Free HW, Free Culture, TIP meetings:
TIP = Talks, Installfest, Project/Programing Party.
Educational, Productive, Social.

Join with the meeting from your home via VOIP,
or create a local meeting at your local college wifi cafe.


=====
Quick announcement. We're starting up BTIP year 2, for the 2009-10 school year.
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/home

September Videos: Puppet language, Python mystery talks, CampKDE
http://sites.google.com/site/berkeleytip/talk-videos

This year 2 we'll be focusing on
1) Inviting UC Berkeley students via poster/flyers
2) Getting local meetings going at California colleges
3) Getting invitations out to more American countries
4) Getting topic groups (OLPC, Python, KDE & GNOME, Debian, Ubuntu, etc) having simultaneous meetings.
5) Improving our VOIP server, perhaps upgrading to FreeSwitch.

==
Come join the Sept 20 Sunday meeting, get on voip, chat, discuss the videos, work on your own projects & share them with others, help educate students, & help work on the group projects.

Join #berkeleytip on irc.freenode.net, & we'll help you get your VOIP HW & SW working. :)

Join the mailing lists & say hi, tell us what you are interested in.
http://groups.google.com/group/BerkTIPGlobal/?pli=1

You are invited to forward this message anywhere it would be welcomed. :)

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