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Tuesday June 5, 2007
Start: 18:00
End: 19:00

Eat pizza, that kind of thing…

Start: 19:00
End: 21:00

Still working on the details, but here’s a bit of info:

Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. AKA, an “open source content management system.” Tens of thousands of people and organizations have used Drupal to power web sites, including SoCoSA.org. It works on a variety of platforms including Unix and Windows.

Steven is the Drupal project’s Documentation Team Lead, one of the leaders of the Drupal Association, a user of Drupal since 2003, and a fellow System Administrator.

Steven will cover such topics as:

  • What Drupal is and why you might want to use it.
  • Setting up a Drupal site
  • Administration
  • Upgrading
  • installing modules
  • Picking the right modules so that upgrading or migrating are easy
  • theming your drupal site
  • letting your users create and edit content
Monday June 25, 2007
Start: 18:30
End: 19:30

Board meetings are on the 4th monday of every month; agenda will be put here.

Locations vary, but it’s generally at a restaurant in Santa Rosa or Rohnert Park/Cotati; email steering@socosa.org if you’re interested in attending.

Tuesday July 3, 2007
Start: 18:00
End: 19:00

Eat pizza, that kind of thing…

Monday July 23, 2007
Start: 18:30
End: 19:30

Board meetings are on the 4th monday of every month; agenda will be put here.

Locations vary, but it’s generally at a restaurant in Santa Rosa or Rohnert Park/Cotati; email steering@socosa.org if you’re interested in attending.

Agenda:

  • “Role Call”
  • Approval of last meeting’s minutes
  • Welcome to new board member(s)
  • Exchange contact information, etc.
  • Upcoming meetings
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    • Other items?
  • Day for board meeting, 4th Monday or Tuesday

Tuesday August 7, 2007
Start: 18:00
End: 19:00

Hang out, eat pizza (or other food), chat about whatever, etc…

Show up by 6:10 (or contact steering@socosa.org the day before) to get in on a pizza order.

Start: 19:00
End: 21:00

Eric will discuss the puppet configuration management system for automating many common system administration tasks on unix systems. He’ll be concentrating on the puppet language, but also include some of the other details about how it all works and why you might want to use it.

Slides: OpenOffice.org format: puppet-talk.odp
Slides: PDF: puppet-talk.pdf

Monday August 27, 2007
Start: 18:30
End: 19:30

Board meetings are on the 4th monday of every month; agenda will be put here.

Locations vary, but it’s generally at a restaurant in Santa Rosa or Rohnert Park/Cotati; email steering@socosa.org if you’re interested in attending.

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