We're planning to organize a FOSS Family dinner before the holidays and
everyone goes home; if you want to join the RIT FOSS community for
dinner, please fill out this WhenIsGood survey to find the best time /
date before next Wednesday, Dec. 6th.
Location is not yet decided. From discussions with some of you, we can
give somewhere new a try, since I think some folks are a little tired of
Peppermint's. We figure out location after we find a good date / time.
Please try to fill the survey out before Wednesday, Dec. 6th if you want
to join us for a final dinner this semester. Thanks!
Justin W. Flory
Hey all, you're all invited to join Charles Profitt and RITlug this
Friday for "Linux and FOSS: Hidden in the Data Center"! Details below,
or a pretty version here:
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Subject: [RITlug] Linux and FOSS: Hidden in the Data Center - Dec. 1, 4pm
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 03:06:27 +0000
Welcome back to campus for Week 13. We’re in the home stretch! I hope
all of you enjoyed your time off, whether it was here in Rochester or at
home with family and friends.
This week, we’re happy to welcome guest speaker Charles Profitt
<http://ift.tt/2AbD8XZ> to learn about the secrets of the data center!
Linux and FOSS: Hidden in the Data Center
Join RITlug this *Friday, Dec. 1st* at *4:00pm in GOL-2650* (large DB
lab) to discover some of the secrets hidden inside the data center.
Charles Profitt, former lead of the Linux Users Group of Rochester
(LUGoR) and IT professional with over 20+ years of experience in
industry comes to share the secret with us!
It used to be that data centers were ruled by big iron and proprietary
software. Today data centers are running on top of open source. In many
cases, the open source stack is hidden. We’ll highlight several vendors
that leverage open source in their products.
* *Day*: Friday, Dec. 1st, 2017
* *Time*: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
* *Where*: GOL-2650 (large DB lab, 2nd floor of GCCIS)
Come hang out with us!
RITlug is now on Slack! To keep in touch with the community or our
projects, please join our new Slack <http://ift.tt/2yP450S>. There, you
can talk about RITlug, our projects, or talk with the open source
community at RIT.
* CampusGroups <http://ift.tt/2fgPs18>
* Website <http://ritlug.com>
* Slack <http://ift.tt/2yP450S>
If you join, make sure to say hello!
To get the bare minimum news about RITlug, make sure you’re a member of
our mailing list <http://ift.tt/2uWd2GZ>. This is the best way to
receive future updates on what we’re up to and where you can find us.
A special thanks goes out to everyone who helped us at the Rochester
Mini Maker Faire this year. It was a great event and I’m happy we shared
our community with the local Rochester community. I hope you all enjoyed
We hope to see you this week! As always, keep the FOSS flag high!
* Justin W. Flory (jflory7 / jwf)
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Don't miss out on this tomorrow. :)
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Subject: FOSS@MAGIC Talks - Open Source @ Facebook Tomorrow (Wednesday)
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:25:56 +0000
From: Daniel Schneiderman <dan(a)magic.rit.edu>
Hope everyone is keeping warm and getting ready for Thanksgiving break!
We have one last FOSS@MAGIC talk for the semester tomorrow.
*FOSS@MAGIC Talks - Open Source @ Facebook - November 15th, 4:30pm - 6pm*
FOSS@MAGIC would like to invite everyone to attend our last FOSS Talk of
the semester on Wednesday, November 15 as we welcome Christine
Abernathy, the Open Source Developer Advocate at *Facebook*.
She'll be sharing insight into some of their challenges that they've
faced as they continue to scale their open source program and some of
the tools and processes they've used to help solve their biggest
Pizza and other consumables will be provided. Please RSVP so we know how
much to buy.
*FOSS Hours – Every Wednesday, 4pm-6pm*
We would additionally like to invite everyone to join us at our weekly
FOSS Hours in GCCIS-2500 (GOL Hall). Anyone who is interested in any
form of open source (software, hardware, design, art), or would like to
hang out and meet folks from the RIT open source community is invited to
join us. Be sure to invite your friends.
For more events and news, feel free to join us on Telegram or IRC, along
with watching for updates at foss.rit.edu <http://foss.rit.edu/>.
I see from
that the first registrations for next semester, Spring 2018, start rolling tomorrow, Monday, November 13th.
Our introductory course, Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Development, affectionately abbreviated as "HFOSS" is being offered next semester, so I wanted to put in a short word to remind you to be sure to add it to your shopping cart!
The course is IGME-582 and meets MWF 9:05am-10am. It nominally requires 3rd-year standing, but we have a good history with taking students earlier than that via permission of the instructor (ie, yours truly!). So, if you're at all interested, please get in touch!
HFOSS is a pre-requisite for another class that is also running this spring, IGME 585 Project in Free and Open Source Software Development. As with HFOSS, there's a possibility of enrolling with permission of the instructor if one lacks the pre-reqs. In this case, please contact Prof. Stephen Jacobs, sj(a)magic.rit.edu.
You can read more about the RIT FOSS curriculum at:
If you're reading this, you already have some access to our discussion mailing list (or its web interface). For other ways of getting in touch, please see http://foss.rit.edu
D. Joe Anderson
Interactive Games & Media GCCIS, RIT
In case you missed it, both RITlug and FOSS@MAGIC will be at the Maker
Faire this year (details below). If you'd like to volunteer and spend
time at the Faire with us, we have extra (free) tickets so you get to
see the rest of the cool things during the event.
If you're interested to participate with RITlug, please contact me
directly; if for FOSS, you can reply back here!
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Subject: RIT at the Rochester Mini Maker Faire - Don't Miss It -
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2017 14:27:14 -0500
From: RIT Message Center <msgctr(a)rit.edu>
*/Calling all RIT students, staff and faculty! Attend the 2017 Rochester
Mini Maker Faire!/*
RIT is proud to once again be a sponsor of the Rochester Mini Maker
Faire. The 2017 event will be held on November 18^th , from 9am-5pm at
the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
The Rochester Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration
featuring 100+ local do-it-yourself science, art, robots, crafts,
technology, music, hands-on activities, and more. This year will feature
a* 19ft tall, 30ft long, fire-breathing dragon*.
RIT’s presence at the festival increases each year. Over 25 on-campus
students, faculty, staff, and alumni will be waving the RIT flag at
this's fair, including the MRDC's Drivable Couch, RIT's Cosplay Troupe,
the Construct, games created by students and MAGIC Spell Studios, ROC
Game Dev, Rochester Lego User Group, and RIT's Theme Park Enthusiasts
with their latest creations.
Single Ticket – $9 online, $12 at the door
Family Pass (2 adults, 3 kids) - $30 online, $40 at the door
For general information about the Rochester Mini Maker Faire, go
to rochester.makerfaire.com <http://rochester.makerfaire.com/>.
Questions? Contact rochesterfaireinfo(a)gmail.com
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