new security lab

PLUG is starting a new security lab on the second Saturday of every month. We'll be meeting from noon until 15:00 at UAT.

A security tool will be presented and then we'll work on using it. Bring a laptop and be prepared to use Live CDs to experiment with various Free Software security tools.

Thanks to UAT for providing a space for us to meet and especially for allowing us to run a security lab on their network.

authentic Oktoberfest

Ready for a real Oktoberfest experience in Arizona? Try the 3rd annual Phoenix Oktoberfest from the Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures.

Phoenix Oktoberfest is being put on by valley german, austrian and swiss groups in conjunction with the AC4GC.

We'll have real german food, beer and drinks. It's 10:00 to 22:00 at the Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix. 200 East Moreland is just South of the Burton Barr Phoenix library on Central.

ABLEconf is almost here

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 inaugural ABLEconf event is being held on Software Freedom Day, Saturday, September 20th 2008, at the University for Advancing Technology (UAT) from 10:00 to 17:00.

Arizona Club in Dresden

Es gibt ein Arizona club in Dresden. Sie treffen sich um über die Wüste zu lernen. Sie ermöglichen Studenten Austausch zwischen Deutschland und Arizona. KJZZ hat ein Berich um den Arizona Club gemacht.

ABLEconf call for presentations

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.

OpenOffice.org sold out!

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.

deutsche Film bloss bis Montag

OneNightCinema mietet ein Kino um bestimmte Filme zu ziegen.

Ein deutscher Film, Yella läuft bis Montag.

Der Tempe Stammtisch sieht ihn am Sonntag und am Montag an.

( The German film Yella is showing until Monday, see link for more info )

Fall Free Software classes

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.

GNU/Linux Shell Scripting

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

Learning the bash Shell, 3rd edition

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BPC110 - OpenOffice.org class

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.

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