SVOSUG - May meeting "call to arms" (moved to JavaOne) Tues. 5:30pm
Folks, can you hear Sherrif John singing...
"Put another candle on the birthday cake, you're another year older
today..." Well, that outta date me to growing up in California as kid,
for any of you other natives that know who Sherrif John was...
Anway, not only are we another year older, it's our first birthday so
we are a year old!
The Silicon Valley OpenSolaris Users Group has been going for a full
year, the first meeting was in April of 2005, and we are going into our
second year. Wow, did time ever fly by...this month also marked my 3rd
year at Sun, and it is nothing short of amazing with the improvements
that Solaris has taken on with S10, S10U1, SX, nevada, et al, there has
been an incredible amount of technology put into Solaris.
So, you may wonder, how could the SVOSUG have existed prior to June,
2005 when OpenSolaris was announced? The reason is that SVOSUG was
given an OK to use the name prior to the June announcement. Many of the
Solaris engineers were anxious to help start our group, and we got a
decent response from the existing community.
Look at this page, we have 29 groups and counting!
Thanks to all of those folks who have put the effort into creating
OpenSolaris user groups. Each and every one of you deserve a great deal
of thanks for doing this, I certainly know it takes work.
This month we're moving our meeting to JavaOne, as we have discussed at
the past 2 meetings with favorable response in favor of holding it up
in San Francisco for the JavaOne converence.
This meeting should be a great event, and I hear there's a bloggers
party downstairs at the same time, and a JDK "unbof" in the mezzanine
upstairs. We will also be upstairs.
We'll have stuff going on from 5:00pm-9:00pm, so come up, down, or
sideways for a good time. We have presentation time from 5:30-6:45, and
I would like to hear from other folks (leaders or community members) on
what you all have learned? What can we all focus on better?
Let's hear from others and get some ideas on where do we go from here?
What can we do as a modern user group, and how can we innovate with
each other globally. We seem to be lacking a way to tie our groups in
with each other, and with todays technology I have to think we can do
better than we currently are. I'd like to see more streaming media
coverage of user group events, or in depth topics that we can share
If you are at JavaOne, or in the Bay area, please show up and help make
a wish before we blow out the candles on our birthday cake! We're one
year old now, we're actually walking!!!! (that does usually happen
around 1 year...as many parents know...;-) And even if you don't want
to walk, this could be a pub crawl in itself between the 3 events
taking place at the Thirsty Bear!
Here's directions to the Thirsty Bear, it's very close to Moscone
Center, and there's parking on 3rd or 4th for $5 I've been told.
Parking on the street is ok in the evening also as I recall.
Re: SVOSUG - May meeting "call to arms" (moved to JavaOne) Tues. 5:30pm
*** REMINDER ***
If anyone is up in San Francisco tonight, it's the time to drop in at
the Thirsty Bear...don't
miss out on this triple pub crawl (you only need to crawl up and down
stairs!) from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
05/16 - Tonight 5:00pm - 9:00pm, at the Thirsty Bear. Be there or be
We have a 5:30pm - 6:45 slot, but we'll be there after, joint us with
the folks downstairs headed by Simon Phipps for the blogger's party,
and the JDK "unBOF" and SVOSUG upstairs!