The wonderful folks at OpenX are hosting this meeting, and they are also providing pizza. We need to provide a list of names to building security. RSVPs will be capped at 60. Contact Lan if you have questions.

Also, the Southern California Linux Expo is a month away. We'll talk about what to expect and where we need help.


Open source is vital towards our future in technology development and is being promoted across government institutions and within the private sector. In this talk he will cover the who, what, where, why, and how's of open source based on his life experience. This talk will seek to inform and recruit the audience to engage and contribute in open source by providing answers to the simple questions. Together we will discuss lowering the barrier to entry into the open source world. And if you're already contributing to open source then we will share life experiences and camaraderie and plans to infect more people with the open source bug.


Mr. Paul Ramirez has worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for the past 17 years and is currently a group supervisor (i.e. hiring manager) for the Science Data Systems Operations Engineering and Computer Science for Data Intensive Applications groups. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Cal Poly Pomona and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. Mr. Ramirez has developed, advocated, and help drive policy for Open Source at NASA. Mr. Ramirez has been involved with the Apache Software Foundation as a committer and mentor.


OpenX is located in the One West Bank building @ 888 E Walnut St. Pasadena CA, 91101. Entrances to the building are eastbound on Walnut, right hand side before the Lake St. intersection or southbound on Lake St. right hand side after the Walnut St. intersection. Once through the driveway, please park in the 888 Lot that has the OpenX logo displayed out front. Pull a ticket and bring it with you to the Meetup, we will validate your parking.

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