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Getting ready for CPOSC 2009

This evening MJ and I will be heading out to Harrisburg to spend the night out there prior to the Central Pennsylvania Open Source Conference (CPOSC). The Ubuntu Pennsylvania team has a table (eep, I need to do some handout printing!) so if you happen to attend, be sure to drop by and say Hi! […]

Hive projects, MythJam, CPOSC, UDS, Community Council Election

September was quite a whirlwind month for me, and while I won’t be travelling anywhere on a plane in October (first month I haven’t since June!) it looks like it’s going to be a fun-filled month as well. Now catching up… PLUG Into Hive76! We had another successful meeting on the 24th, Kevin Valentine and […]

Philadelphia be Jammin’!

The Philadelphia Mythbuntu Jam is in full swing, Andrew Keyes has been taking photos and posting them up on flickr: Andrew Keyes Flickr: Philly MythJam 2009: Big 4M original panorama Huge 14M original panorama We ended up with 22 people coming out, we’re having a blast!

F/OSS Marketing: Attracting Users AND Contributors

I gave my Expanding Involvement in F/OSS talk at PLUG West this past Monday. One of the great things about PLUG is how our different venues give us different audiences. When I gave this talk down at our Central chapter held at USP the majority of the audience was college kids, hobbiests and consultants, while […]

Philadelphia Software Freedom Day!

Yesterday the Ubuntu Pennsylvania Team hosted a Software Freedom Day event. We arrived at the Philadelphia Area Computer Society‘s meeting space in the community center of Giant grocery store in Willow Grove around 8:30AM and spent the morning in the lobby with several computers. We answered questions and chatted with folks coming through about everything […]

Pink keyboard, beer and SFD

Tonight I was at Staples picking up some last-minute items for the Ubuntu Pennsylvania Software Freedom Day Event tomorrow morning. While I was there I was seduced by the OmniTech Flexible Keyboard, in pink. Teri Solow had pointed me in the direction of a similar one a couple months ago, but the price tag for […]

Remembering Matthew Rosewarne

Last night I received an email from his father telling me that Matthew Rosewarne had passed away. It was my responsibility to pass along the notice of his passing to the rest of PLUG, so with much difficulty, I did. His obituary is online here, reposting: MATTHEW ROSEWARNE, August 23, 2009 of Philadelphia PA. Tragically […]

Ubuntu US and Pennsylvania updates

Ubuntu US Teams On August 26th the USTeams Project had a meeting: Minutes Logs Huge thanks to everyone who attended! There were a couple of major topics that came up: Visibility of the team itself, how do State teams know they can come to us for help? Some thoughts that were floated including getting ourselves […]

PLUG into Hive76, my PLUG Central talk and OpenHatch.org

On Thursday the 27th we hosted the first real PLUG into Hive76 meeting! We had 15 people show up from the groups involved (Hive76, PLUG, Linux Meetup) and brainstorming plans went well. Dan posted a little info about the meetup on the Hive76 blog: PLUG Into Hive76 == Success! Plus, Jim Fisher brought OREO CAKE! […]

Upcoming talks, photos from Virtualization Roundtable

I have two upcoming open source talks: “Expanding involvement of Women in F/OSS” at PLUG Central on September 2nd. I’ve spoken on this topic before, and committed to this one prior to my retirement from the subject in the public arena. I considered changing topics, but the folks at PLUG are a good bunch and […]