ABLEconf is the brand new Free Software conference for Arizona. Our goal is to introduce Free Software such as GNU/Linux, Firefox, Thunderbird, the GIMP, Inkscape and OpenOffice.org to the general public. We'll also have geek stuff like programming and storage and toys and games :).
The schedule shows a variety of talks as well as continental breakfast.
There is no cost to attend ABLEconf and no need to pre-register.
A coalition of Arizona Free Software user groups are proud to announce the 1st annual Arizona Business and Liberty Experience Conference.
ABLE Conf is a Free Software conference organized by The League of Professional System Administrators Arizona Chapter, the Phoenix Linux Users' Group, the Ubuntu Arizona LoCo Team, the Phoenix BSD Users' Group, Teens for Linux, the Tucson Free Unix Group, the SMLUG, the Linux Users' Group of Yavapi, the Arizona State University Linux Users' Group, and DeVry Linux Users' Group.
The OpenOffice.org class at MCC is 100% full. Doubly-so, actually.
It was supposed to be limited to a half-size class, but it has a full class of students.
Other Free Software classes at a variety of community colleges in the valley are also doing well.
The Fall semester starts next week for the community colleges. Lots of Free Software classes being offered.
Update: changed the URL to include full classes and not specify the semester. It seems to default to the current semester.
Here are the results for a search for Linux that was netting 42 classes and 17 different courses.
Mesa Community College Network Academy
CIS239 - GNU/Linux Shell Scripting
Class # 58446
Mondays and Wednesdays
18:00 - 21:55
starts Monday, 2010Aug23
BII classes have moved to MCC's Southern and Dobson and classes will be in the BA building.
BA 1E on the Southern and Dobson campus
Section number 15782 of BPC110 is an online class covering an introduction to the OpenOffice.org application suite. It starts August 25th, so sign up now.
The class is full! That's great news for education about Free Software. The class limit is higher than it was supposed to be, so there are still a few extra slots left. Sign up now if you want to take the class.
Paintball was fun. We had a mix of people. It was also a good opportunity to give Kevin a bit of a send off and hope it's the last time he's shot at in the next few years.
tunys was in to represent the Avondale Stammtisch and schlepped his Lojban book with him. We should've gotten him to yell out war cries in Lojban :).
The indoor facility is nice and the appropriate place for summer games in Phoenix, but we should try one of the outdoor facilities in late Fall.
Some PLUG and LOPSA-US-AZ members will be meeting to play paintball at noon on June 14th. The event is open to anyone who wants to join us. We can get up to 30 people on the group reservation, but the facility can accomodate more.
We've got lot's of activities coming up.
GNU/Linux security class starting the first week of June.
Geek paintball at xtreme-pursuit at noon on June 14th. We're working on a group rate, so contact me if you'd like to participate.