SoCoSA.org is a group of SysAdmins in Sonoma County and the surrounding areas. (Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Petaluma, Novato, Windsor, etc.)

We meet the First Tuesday of each month. Meetings are generally at O'Reilly in Sebastopol. Social hour and food at 6pm, speaker at 7pm, finished at 8:30. Meetings are open to all and free except for the pizza. Feel free to bring your own food.

Join the group by Registering on the site and attending meetings. Registering will automatically invite you to both of our mailing lists, or you can sign up for them separately.

Meeting information is available via our notify list, a webcal/ical/vcalendar feed, google calendar, an RSS feed or via this website.

Meeting: computer recycling

When
2008/04/01 - 7:00pm
2008/04/01 - 8:30pm

Speaker

James Burgett of Alameda County Computer Resource Center
Details

James Burgett, Alameda County Computer Resource Center (ACCRC):
“Free Software, The Environment, Social Welfare, and the Digital Divide”

James will recount the path ACCRC has taken as it’s grown in the last five years to reclaim and reuse computers, peripherals, and other electronic devices people donate. In general, ACCRC gives computers to individuals and worthy organizations without charge or strings. ACCRC uses Linux on the systems it gives away and has developed quite a bit of expertise in installing various Linux distros on various (old) hardware.


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Board Minutes 2007-08-27

Officers – The Board decided the following board members would perform the following functions

  • President – Eric Eisenhart
  • Vice Presidet – Chris Wagner
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Susan Baur
  • Webmaster – Ryan Donham

Future Speakers

  • Ryan will present on Smoothwall next week
  • Augie will present on MySQL replication in October
  • November – we still need a speaker
  • December – we still need a speaker
  • January – we will not have a meeting since it falls on New Year’s Day
  • Ryan has some contacts and will try to get a forensics/security speaker lined up

Board Meeting

When
2007/11/26 - 6:30pm
2007/11/26 - 7:30pm

Speaker

Details

Agenda:

  • Upcoming meetings/topics:
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • Low meeting turnout
    • Promotional efforts?
    • Find better speakers?
    • Something else?
    • Give up entirely?
    • Changing our IRC server; from irc.lopsa.org (openirc) to irc.freenode.net
    • Original reason we used current network: same as LOPSA and SAGE.
    • SAGE IRC channel largely gone
    • LOPSA IRC channel looking verrry likely to move
    • Current usage of IRC: very low. No conversations.
    • NBLUG also on freenode
    • Many other popular channels on freenode
  • Other items?

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Board Minutes 2007-05-22

Board Members Present – Eric, Susan
Guest – Kat

Meeting giveaways

  • Susan procured the following from O’Reilly for raffle prizes
    • Linux System Administration
    • Windows Develop Power Tools
    • Linux Server Hacks Vol. 1
  • Linux Server Hacks Vol. 2

Electing the board

  • We Need to announce that Nominations will open in the June meeting
  • Nominations will be accepted through emailing the discuss list

Geek Picnic aka Geeknik?

  • “Picn*x 16”, will be held in August 2007”, so it does not conflict with a possible geek picnic at the end of July
  • Kat will ask NBLUG if they will join us in a geek picnic
  • We should ask perlmongers as well
  • We need to determine a location

Upcoming meetings

  • June: Drupal
  • July: PowerDNS
  • August:
  • September:
  • October: MySQL Replication
  • November:
  • December:
  • Other possibilities:
    • Building RPMs (AS, EE)
  • Subversion (AS)

Board Minutes 2007-04-23

Board Members Present – Eric, Chris, Dustin, Susan
Guest – Kat

Electing the board

  • Election structure. Members vote for positions? Members vote for board members and the board votes who takes the various positions?
    • Decided that Members vote for the board and the elected board will decide who talkes the various positions
    • Board count (3? 4? 5? formula based on roster count?)
    • Decided we should have 4 on the board
    • Board positions (Pres, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, etc…)
    • President, Vice President, Secretary and a Webmaster
    • Term lengths. 6 months? 1 year? 2 years?
    • 1 year
  • How much of the board to elect at once? whole board every time? half the board to keep some continuity?
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