The Maryland LoCo Team meets every third Thursday of the month at the [http://www.hclibrary.org/index.php?page=20 Howard County Library's Central Branch] in Columbia, MD. The team also meets on IRC the first Wednesday of the month in the #ubuntu-us-md channel on [http://www.freenode.net freenode.] from 8:00pm - 9:00pm. Meeting dates and times may change, however, so check the meeting's individual wiki page from the schedule below.
General Meeting Information
Who May Attend
There are no requirements to attend team meetings. It is beneficial to have some knowledge of Ubuntu and Linux, but such knowledge is not necessary. Our meetings are attended by people of varying ages and professions. All are welcome. Feel free to bring your laptop with you.
If you're unfamiliar with Howard County Library's Central Branch, see [http://www.hclibrary.org/index.php?page=20 their web site] for a map and driving directions. The meetings are typically held in the library's conference room located just inside the front door and to the left. The room's door is near the vending machines. If no one is present when you arrive -- and the room is not occupied -- you may turn on the lights and have a seat. If you have any trouble finding us, just ask the nice folks at the front desk.
Internet Relay Chat Meetings
Meetings held on Internet Relay Chat (IRC) are in the #ubuntu-us-md channel on [http://www.freenode.net freenode.] If you need assistance getting started with IRC or freenode, take a look at the [:InternetRelayChat:community documentation for IRC] and the [http://freenode.net/faq.shtml freenode FAQ]. Please remember that, unless otherwise specified, IRC logs will be published on the wiki.
Topics of Discussion
Topics vary from meeting to meeting but our focus is on Ubuntu-specific topics rather than Linux in general. Meetings often involve discussions on group activities, proposed changes, and preparation for upcoming events. In addition to Ubuntu, our team is also active in the free software community, so our discussion may also be relevant to topics related to free software in general. Each meeting will have an agenda that will be made available at least a week prior to the meeting on the wiki. You can find the agendas listed in the Upcoming Meetings and Previous Meetings sections on this page. You are invited to contribute to the agenda by contacting ChuckFrain. IRC logs and meeting minutes (when available), will be posted to their respective meeting pages shortly after the conclusion of each meeting.