November 2009 Meeting

Topic for November: Answering the Northrup Grumman Lunar Lander X PRIZE

The Northrup Grumman Lunar Lander X Prize Challenge, a NASA space competition
prize contest, is intended to foster the commercial development of a vehicle
capable of launching from the surface of the moon into lunar orbit and then
land back on the moon. Consisting of two levels of difficulty, a prize is
given to the 1st and 2nd place winners of each level. Unreasonable Rocket, one of three teams that competed at this year's event, attempted to claim purses
from both competition levels.

Come listen to the team from Unreasonable Rocket share their experience in
this year's event.

Date: Thursday November 12, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

October 2009 Meeting

Topic: Open Street Map: What, Why, and How

Presented by: Blars Blarson, from Open Street Map

Date: Thursday October 8, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

August 2009 Meeting

Possible topics include Defcon.

Date: Thursday August 13, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

July 2009 Meeting

Topic summary: Fedora 11, code named Leonidas, is the latest offering from
Fedora. With over 60 improvements and new features, Fedora 11 will be
demonstrated at the meeting.

About the speaker: Larry Cafiero is the Regional Ambassador for the U.S. West
Coast for the Fedora Project. He is also a senior partner at Redwood Digital
Research in Felton, California (Santa Cruz County), which is a small
business/SOHO computer maintenance and networking firm utilizing FOSS
programs. He also blogs as "Larry the Free Software Guy" at

Date: Thursday July 9, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

June 2009 Meeting

Linux Virtual Server by Solomon Chang

WordPress plugin by Braydon Fuller (time permitting)

Solomon is a MySQL certified DBA and the current acting director of LAMPSIG.
He works as a professional Database Administrator for Vantage Media in El
Segundo, and is a co-author of the MySQL Cluster Certification Study Guide.
When he's not pulling all-nighters in the office, he plays piano, poker, and
Warhammer 40K, although not always all at the same time.

Date: Thursday June 11, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107