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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 :)

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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


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=====  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

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