Unigroup's June 2007 Meeting Announcement


Nathan Eckenrode,
New York Ubuntu Local Community (LoCo) Team

Thursday, 21-JUN-2007      (** 3rd Thursday **)

Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility
104 Washington Street      (Between Rector and Carlisle Streets)
South West Corner of Wall Street Area
Downtown, New York City
** Please RSVP (but its not required) **

6:15 - 6:25 PM Registration
6:25 - 6:35 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business
7:00 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation


It looks like Unigroup's next Solaris Field Trip to Sun Microsystems will be happening in July, based on Sun's schedule. We are currently trying to lock this meeting down (the last date I heard from Sun was in the 3rd week of July).

This leaves June available, and so we are pleased to have an Ubuntu NY LoCo Team member available to present a talk about Ubuntu Linux. Various Unigroupers have said nice things about Ubuntu, and vendors such as Dell have also shown an interest in this Desktop Linux. Interest in this particular Linux Distribution seems to be increasing, across all fronts. Come to our June 2007 meeting to learn the latest about Ubuntu.


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	Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility
	104 Washington Street
	Wall Street Area
	Downtown, New York City

This building is located on the West side of the street. Cross Streets: Between Rector (South) and Carlisle (North) Streets.

Our meeting location is in the Lower West Corner of Downtown, North of the Battery Tunnel, South of the Downtown Hotel, North of the Resturant, East of West Street, and West of Greenwich Street. Walking West on Rector Street from Broadway, you pass Church, Greenwich then Washington Streets.

There are multiple blocks of parking lots right there, between Washington and Greenwich Streets, starting at the Battery Tunnel and extending North for a number of blocks.

Nearest mass transit stations, in order, are the '1/9' (Rector Street), 'R/W' (Rector Street) and the '4/5' (Wall Street).


About Ubuntu:

The Ubuntu Promise:

Meeting Outline:

Web Resources

   Ubuntu Linux    http://www.ubuntu.com


Nathan has been a Ubuntu Linux User for two years. During that period he has been privileged to offer his anecdotal experiences for ICT Seminars and Conferences in the metropolitan area (the UN, Farmingdale College to mention a couple of venues). He serves as a community ambassador to the developer base and provides responses within the community forums.

Nathan has aided in the organization and preparation for Ubucon New York 2007.

Nathan is a college student at University of Phoenix, studying Information Technology. He has convinced several classmates (who he has never met face to face) to purchase computers from a vendor which offers Ubuntu Linux pre-installed. He convinced his mother (who is a piano teacher and "not super technologically inclined") to purchase a similar computer, and he convinced his father (who works in a database mine for a large three letter technology corporation) to download and install Ubuntu for part time use in his home lab.

For further information about Nathan, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NathanEckenrode


Nathan is representing New York Ubuntu Local Community (LoCo) Team.

For further information about the NY LoCo Team, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewYorkTeam


O'Reilly has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.

Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. Addison-Wesley also has a new end-user discount, available through their User Group program. We will be announcing the details at our next meeting!

Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.

Note: The chances tend to be about 1 in 5, that any attendee of our meeting will walk away with a fairly valuable giveaway (ie. many of these books are valued between $30 and $60)!


         Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
       * Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
         Student Yearly Membership (with ID):            $ 20.00
         Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
         Cash, Check, American Express.


Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.

Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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