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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.

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.

Paintball was fun

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.

Geek Paintball

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.

See the Xtreme Pursuit group rate page to see what you get for $25. We'll certainly be needing to buy more ammo as well.

lots of Free Software activities

We've got lot's of activities coming up.

GNU/Linux security class starting the first week of June.

The Ubuntu desktop class continues on Wednesday at the west side meeting.

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.

Software Freedom Day

A big round of thanks to Dennis for organizing the Phoenix event for Software Freedom Day 07. Thanks also to the volunteers who helped him organize and run the event and those who did recon on possible event locations.

Dennis has posted a short wrapup with pictures.

Hopefully PLUG will follow Software Freedom Day up with a picnic in October.

new faces

Last week's interesting presentation on screen brought in several new people. We also had several new people show up at last month's west side meeting.

It's up to us to make PLUG interesting enough for them to come back.

Thanks to Colin for his presentation. Thanks also to Dierk and Joe for their impromptu mini-presentations.

Phoenix Asterisk User Group

James over at Rhino Equipment mentioned that he was planning on starting a local Asterisk user group. He's setup a web site saying that it'll kick off in September.

September is also the Phoenix AstriCon.

Amanda from Rhino Equipment has been out to help at the InstallFest.

PLUG site moved and revamped

PLUG recently moved its web site to new hardware. With the change we also moved to Drupal from Joomla!.

With the change we've been getting more participation in maintaining the web site, which it great. Some of that is due to us doing a better job of getting people access to make updates. Some is we seem to have more people familiar with Drupal.

Once again Kevin is updating the user map to work with the new environment. As usual, he's also adding features.

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