[wellylug] Software Freedom Day - Tomorrow!! [IMPORTANT INFO]

Callum Grant callum.el.grant at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 23:52:09 NZST 2009


Sweet, see you there.
Callum

On Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 8:31 PM, Jethro Carr <jethro.carr at jethrocarr.com>wrote:

> hi all,
>
> Software Freedom Day Wellington is tomorrow (Sunday 20th September),
> this email is just summarising some of the events taking place and what
> will be available as well as important info for attendees and install
> team.
>
>
> WHEN TO COME
>
> If you want to take part in other events during the day, I recommend you
> arrive between 8:30 & 9:30am, since there is an "intro to the SFD" talk
> at 9:30am.
>
> If you are bringing your computer along to get an install done, it's
> best if you arrive any time after 9:30am. If you arrive before then it's
> ok, but we might still be getting the networks up and running etc.
>
> The installfest is in Lion Harper Lounge 2, there will be a map
> provided, from the reg desk go across the sky bridge, past the coffee
> machine, past the hackfest/OLPC people and around the curved room till
> you come to the area with tables and geeks with Linux PCs ;-)
>
>
> WHEN TO GO
>
> The installfest finishes at 4:30pm, there is then a wrap up for the
> whole conf, including prize draw.
>
> Afterwards there is a networking session at Mac's Brewery that anyone is
> welcome to attend.
>
>
>
> STUFF TO BRING (ATTENDEES)
>
> Please bring your computer (inc screen, keyboard, mouse, and power
> cables if required).
>
> It is also appreciated if you bring along your ethernet cable, since we
> don't have many spares.
>
> Cafenet wifi tokens will be provided to attendees, we expect to also
> have a 24-port switch with a laptop doing ethernet-to-wifi bridging (as
> well as proxy to increase update performance).
>
>
>
>
>
> LINUX-RELEVANT EVENTS AT SFD
>
> There is a *lot* of stuff going on at SFD:
> http://www.softwarefreedomday.org.nz/Schedule
>
>
>
> In particular, the following is on at the installfest:
>
>
>
> 11:00am - 11:30am       Introduction to Linux (by Jethro Carr)
>
> My talk is aimed at people who have heard of Linux but who aren't really
> familiar with what it is all about or the specifics.
>
>
>
> 11:30am - 12:00         Linux & OSS at Amberdms (by Jethro Carr)
>
> I will also be doing a lightning talk sometime between 11:30 - 12:00
> about the use of Linux & OSS to run at my startup (www.amberdms.com)
> which may be of interest to some. This will be in a different
> area of the SFD venue though, not in the same area as the installs.
>
>
>
> 2:00pm - 3:00pm         Getting up to speed with Silverstripe (by Will
> Rossiter & Simon Welsh)
>
>
> SilverStripe is a open source website content management system and
> development framework. It embraces a flexible, modern system
> architecture enabling users to implement powerful websites and
> web-applications quickly.
>
> This session will cover how to setup SilverStripe on your computer,
> getting started with modules and provide a chance for you to ask
> questions and talk with experienced SilverStripe developers.
>
>
>
>
> PRIZES
>
> There are some pretty cool prizes, including ones specially for
> secondary/tertiary students:
>
> http://www.softwarefreedomday.org.nz/Prizes
>
>
>
>
> OPERATING SYSTEMS
>
>
> Official Printed Media:
> * Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop x86 Live/Install CD
> * OpenSolaris 2009.06 x86/x64 Live CD
> * SuSe Linux Enterprise 10 (evaluation version, 60days updates only)
>
> ISOs that I will have available:
> * Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop ppc CD
> * Fedora 11 - x86, x86_64, ppc (DVD versions)
> * CentOS 5.3 - x86 and x86_64 (DVD versions)
> * SystemRescue CD
>
> If you want anything else, email me before midnight and I can download
> it for you (got to have something to spend my 120GB cap on....) ;-)
>
>
> There will be a USB DVD writer/reader which can be used to burn ISOs as
> well as to install Linux onto systems without optical drives.
>
>
>
> HELPERS
>
> I know that there are a number of people who will be helping during the
> day, please identify yourselves to me when you arrive.
>
> If you don't know who I am, look for the guy with long hair and a Linux
> t-shirt ;-)
>
>
> regards,
> jethro
>
> --
> Jethro Carr
> www.jethrocarr.com/index.php?cms=blog
> www.amberdms.com
>
>
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Callum Grant
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