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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 19 January 2006 UNIGROUP: Ross E. Brunson conducts O


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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Thursday 19 January 2006 UNIGROUP: Ross E. Brunson conducts OpenSUSE GNU/Linux Field Trip to Novell
Date: 18 Jan 2006 14:56:18 -0500

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  what="official UNIGROUP announcement">

 From: Unigroup_of_NY <address@hidden>
 X-Original-To: address@hidden
 Subject: UNIGROUP 19-JAN-2006 (Thu): OpenSUSE Linux Field Trip to Novell


 Unigroup's OpenSUSE Field Trip to Novell is THIS Thursday!
 RSVP is Required...

 ====================================================================
 UNIGROUP OF NEW YORK - UNIX USERS GROUP - JANUARY 2006 ANNOUNCEMENTS
 ====================================================================

    ----------------------------------------------------
 1. UNIGROUP'S JANUARY 2006 GENERAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
    ----------------------------------------------------

       When:  THURSDAY, January 19th, 2006    (3rd Thursday)

      Where:  ** FIELD TRIP to Novell **

              Novell NYC Office
              1177 Sixth Avenue, 35th Floor
              (between 45th & 46th streets)
              Midtown, New York City

              ** RSVP is Mandatory! **

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

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      Topic:  OpenSuSE Linux
              --------------

   Speaker:   Ross E. Brunson, Linux Solutions Specialist,
              Novell, Inc.


    INTRODUCTION:
    -------------

    Happy New Year to all!  As previously discussed and announced, we
    pleased to say that our Field Trip to Novell, to learn about OpenSuSE
    Linux, is finally happening this month... in fact, this week!
    (Sorry for the short notice, on this holiday shortened week.)

    Based on our speaker's bio (see below), this should be an interesting
    meeting!  Our speaker has a pile of credentials including: author,
    speaker and cross-platform trainer.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
    ---------------------

    To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by using the Unigroup
    Registration Page:
          http://www.unigroup.org/unigroup-rsvp.html

    This will allow us to automate the registration process.
    (Registration will also add you to our mailing list.)
    Please avoid emailed RSVPs, if at all possible.

    Please continue to check the Unigroup web site and meeting page,
    for any last minute updates concerning this meeting.  If you
    registered for this meeting, please check your email for any last
    minute announcements as the meeting approaches.  Also make sure
    any anti-spam white-lists are updated to _ALLOW_ Unigroup traffic!

    Please try to RSVP as soon as possible.

    RSVP IS MANDATORY for this location.

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    MAIN PRESENTATION OUTLINE:
    --------------------------

    OpenSuSE Linux

    (stay tuned for more details)

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    Web Resources:
    --------------

    Novell SuSE Linux   http://www.suse.com

    OpenSUSE Linux      http://www.opensuse.com

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Speaker Biography:
    ------------------

    Ross Brunson:
      Linux Solutions Specialist with Novell, Inc.
      CNI, NCLP, LPIC1, SCSA, LCI, LCA, Inet+, Linux+,
      CCNA, MCSA, MCP, MCP+I, MCSE4

    Ross is currently a Linux Solutions Specialist for Novell Inc.'s
    North East Division based in Albany NY.  He serves on the Advisory
    Council for the Linux Professional Institute and has authored three
    books, including the best-selling LPIC Level 1 Exam Cram.

    He began his IT career in the US Army in the early 1980's working
    with battlefield simulation systems running on Unix platforms, and
    quickly graduated to working with databases and network operating
    systems.  Ross began his formal training and consulting career in
    the late 80's teaching Unix and NT Integration classes to government
    and industry customers both in education centers and onsite.  He
    quickly became the technical editor and eventually the author for
    his courses, soon achieving the organization's second highest
    scores for an instructor.  After a number of years conducting
    TCP/IP, UNIX, Linux and Networking courses for Learning Tree,
    Mastering Computers of Scottsdale and other training companies,
    he took a courseware development and instructor position with
    Computer Associates developing and delivering Windows 2000 and
    Linux courses for delivery to many USA and International companies.
    Ross then took a position with Thomson Learning's SAIR Linux
    certification and courseware division as the Director of Courseware
    Development and Instruction.  He built an excellent instructor
    force spanning 13 countries and 110 instructors in little over
    a year.  Ross and his team conducted certification seminars at
    4 consecutive Linuxworld shows, with over 2500 people attending
    and testing as a result of his team's efforts.

    For the last 3 years, Ross has performed many Linux and Open Source
    training events for various vendors in the Open Source training
    industry, including The Training Camp with attendees drawn from a
    who's-who of the technical industry.  After 3+ years of conducting
    Linux, Solaris and Cisco boot camps, he joined Novell/SuSE's
    Advanced Technical Training Team as as the ATT Linux team's
    development lead and Senior Technical Training Engineer focusing on
    large industry and Fortune 100/500 customer training needs where his
    clients included IBM, Intel, Merck and many other industry giants.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Giveaways:
    ----------

    We hope to be able to give away copies of OpenSUSE at this
    meeting.  Details still have to be finalized with Novell.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

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

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.

    We believe Novell will be sponsoring the food service for
    this meeting.  Details still have to be finalized with Novell.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Directions:

      ** FIELD TRIP LOCATION **
      Novell NYC Office
      1177 Sixth Avenue, 35th Floor (between 45th & 46th streets)
      Midtown, New York City

    -----

    Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
    Please tell your friends about Unigroup!

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    -----------------
 2. UPCOMING MEETINGS
    -----------------

    We have a series of meetings in the works:

    - Field Trip to Novell - SuSE/OpenSuSE Linux
    - NO SPAM!  (know any speakers?)
    - Asterix / VoIP
    - Field Trip to HP - Invited
    - Are there too many Linux Distributions?
    - Unix 35th Birthday Celebration (Sun has offered to host this!)
    - IPsec and IPv6
    - Samba
    - DNS
    - Unix Clusters and Clustered Databases
    - Linux Clustering Part 3: Beowulf version 2
    - Building a Firewall using FreeBSD and Linux
    - High Performance Internet Servers / Web Acceleration
    - Unix Office Tools: Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Accounting Packages.
    - PKI
    - GNU Development Environments
    - iSCSI, Serial ATA, and other new peripheral technologies

    Please let us know about any other meeting topics that you may be
    interested in.  Potential speakers on Unix related technology topics
    should contact the Unigroup Board.

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    --------------
 3. PRIOR MEETINGS
    --------------

    November 2005: Time Management for SysAdmins
    --------------------------------------------

    Unigroup would like to thank Tom Limoncelli from Cibernet Corp.
    for his presentation of "Time Management for System Administrators."

    Tom presented tips from his new book, "Time Management for System
    Administrators," published by O'Reilly, and he had provided us with
    discount coupons for pre-ordering his book.  Tom also brought in some
    t-shirts and books to raffle off to our meeting attendees.  The
    discussion at this meeting was lively and interesting, and the
    audience participated by sharing some of their own tips for time
    management.


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    --------------------
 4. UNIGROUP INFORMATION
    --------------------

    Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving
    the Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.  Unigroup
    is a not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded volunteer
    organization.  Unigroup holds regular and special event meetings
    throughout the year on technical topics relating to Unix and the Unix
    User Community.  Unigroup is/was also the Greater NYC Regional Area
    Affiliate of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.

    Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for (at a minimum) the Third
    THURSDAY of Odd Months.  We generally try to hold Field Trip or
    Vendor Specific Meetings on the Even Months, although we do have the
    ability to hold monthly meetings at our new downtown meeting location.
    Recently, we have been holding meetings on a more monthly basis.

    Planned regular meeting dates are: 1/19/2006, 3/16/2006, 5/18/2006, ...
    Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC
    as well as "Field Trips" to the facilities of local hardware and
    software vendors.

    =========================================================================
    = For Unigroup Information, Events and Meeting Announcements be sure to =
    = visit our World Wide Web Home Page:                                   =
    =       http://www.unigroup.org                                         =
    =========================================================================

    For further information or to get on the Unigroup Electronic Mail Mailing
    List send an EMail message to:
         unilist (at) unigroup.org

    To contact the Board of Directors of Unigroup, send an EMail message to:
         uniboard (at) unigroup.org

    If you have recently attended a meeting and you are not receiving
    Email announcements, please send us an Email and we will make
    corrections to our lists.

    Please Email the Board with any suggestions, especially potential
    meeting topics and speakers.  Unigroup welcomes contributions and
    content suggestions for our newsletter.  Unigroup is a volunteer
    organization and we need your assistance!  Please let us know if you
    can help!

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 I hope to see you all at our next meeting!

 -Rob Weiner
  Unigroup Executive Director
  unilist (at) unigroup.org
  http://www.unigroup.org
  
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