Ubuntu New York State LoCo Team Newsletter

The New York State Ubuntu Local Community (LoCo) Team is a group of volunteers united by a commitment to Ubuntu and free and open source software (FOSS). The team advocates and supports Ubuntu for home, business, and educational use in New York State. By bringing the freedom of choice, power of the community, and stability of Ubuntu to the public, the team believes it can change the face of computing for the better.

The primary purpose of the team newsletter is to document everything the team has done. The reader should get a sense of the activities conducted by the team both offline and online. Experienced members should find information on "what happened" and "what's going on," while newer members should find information on how to get involved. In addition to this primary purpose, the team newsletter can add another community aspect to the team and contain articles written by members on relevant topics.

Welcome to the New York State LoCo Team Newsletter, Issue #2 for February 2009.

Message from the Team Officer

Content Needed

Team News


Online Presence

Regional Groups

Rockland County Group

Rochester Group
  • The Rochester group has gotten a commitment from a local college and training facility to use two labs and a classroom for an upcoming install fest hosted jointly with RCSI (Rochester Computer Society Inc) and LUGOR (Linux User Group of Rochester). This event is tentatively planned for May 23rd, but due to that weekend being a holiday weekend the event might be moved.
  • The Rochester group has local events planned through the month of June including a tentative visit from a member of the Open Street Maps project in April

Local Meetings and Events

Local Events



IconsPage/32pixel/32books.png IconsPage/32pixel/32people.png 20091217 7pm - 9pm DOX Electronics will give a presentation on computer security Golisano Building RIT


IconsPage/32pixel/32crystalpeople.png IconsPage/32pixel/32cdrom.png 20091124 7:30am - 3:00pm NYSCATE presentation by Charles Profitt Rochester Riverside Convention Center

IconsPage/32pixel/32books.png IconsPage/32pixel/32people.png 20091119 7pm - 9pm Dr. Peter Anderson, Professor Emeritus RIT, will give a presentation on J. Golisano Building RIT

IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png IconsPage/32pixel/32people.png 20091105 7pm - 9pm Bill Bukowski will give a presentation on VirtualBox 3.x Barnes and Noble @ RIT Bill Bukowski

IconsPage/32pixel/32release.png 20091108 Biannual Release Party -- 1-3pm Presentations 3-5pm Party -- Holiday Inn, Waterloo, NY


IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png IconsPage/32pixel/32people.png 20091001 7pm - 9pm Carl Schmidtmann will give a presentation on Ubuntu and Linux Security Barnes and Noble @ RIT

IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png IconsPage/32pixel/32books.png 20091015 7pm - 9pm Backup for Ubuntu Golisano Building RIT


IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png IconsPage/32pixel/32cdrom.png 20090917 7pm - 9pm Apache Web Server and Web App Firewall w/ Mod_security Golisano Building RIT


IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png IconsPage/32pixel/32cdrom.png 20090806 7pm - 9pm Ubuntu at School: A better OS for students Barnes and Noble @ RIT

IconsPage/32pixel/32books.png IconsPage/32pixel/32people.png 20090808 1pm - 4:30pm Local Bug Jam - Live! In Syracuse New York Soule Library - Syracuse


IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png IconsPage/32pixel/32books.png IconsPage/32pixel/32cdrom.png 20090716 7pm - 9pm GIMP presentation by Stefanie Milstead in conjunction with Lugor Golisano Building RIT


IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png IconsPage/32pixel/32books.png IconsPage/32pixel/32cdrom.png 20090618 7pm - 9pm Erlang presentation by Justin Kirby in conjunction with Lugor Golisano Building RIT

IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png 20090609 6:30PM - 9:00PM RCSI Open Street Map Presentation Penfield Library

IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png IconsPage/32pixel/32crystalpeople.png IconsPage/32pixel/32cdrom.png 20090604 7:45AM - 2:30PM White Hat Security Day sponsored by Mercury Networks (presentation by Carl Schmidtmann) Doubletree Inn, Henrietta NY


IconsPage/32pixel/32linuxhw.png IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png IconsPage/32pixel/32release.png IconsPage/32pixel/32cdrom.png 20090530 9:00AM - 4:00PM Joint Install Fest with Lugor and RCSI Golisano Building RIT

IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png 20090521 7PM - 9PM Joint Virtualization Presentation Golisano Building RIT


IconsPage/32pixel/32release.png IconsPage/32pixel/32cdrom.png IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png 20090425 2pm - 4pm Jaunty Throw Down (Public Awareness) Holiday Inn @ Waterloo

IconsPage/32pixel/32release.png IconsPage/32pixel/32people.png 20090425 4pm - 6pm Jaunty Throw Down (NY State Ubuntu LoCo, SYRLug and Lugor party) Holiday Inn @ Waterloo

IconsPage/32pixel/32crystalpeople.png IconsPage/32pixel/32cdrom.png 20090418 8am - 11pm Rochester Bar Camp 4 Rochester @ RIT Campus

IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png 20090416 7pm - 9pm OpenStreetMap Presentation by Richard Weait Golisano Building RIT


IconsPage/32pixel/32people.png IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png IconsPage/32pixel/32cdrom.png 20090326 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ed Tech Day 2009 Ithaca College

IconsPage/32pixel/32crystalpeople.png IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png 20090305 7:00 - 9:00 PM Watching TV on Linux: Myth TV Rochester @ B&N RIT


IconsPage/32pixel/32people.png IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png 20090221 4pm - 9pm Global Bug Jam - Live! In Rochester New York Rochester @ B&N RIT

IconsPage/32pixel/32people.png IconsPage/32pixel/32cdrom.png 20090217 6:30 - 9:00 PM RCSI Linux SIG

IconsPage/32pixel/32people.png 20090207 2:00 - 4:00 PM Syracuse area meet-up Liverpool Library

IconsPage/32pixel/32people.png IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png 20090205 7:00 - 9:00 PM The future of business technology Rochester @ B&N RIT


IconsPage/32pixel/32neotux.png IconsPage/32pixel/32people.png 20090108 7:00 - 9:00 PM Asterisk Demonstration Rochester @ B&N RIT

Archived Events

Members News

Charles Profitt was approved for Ubuntu Membership on January 7th.

General News

Ubuntu Global Bug Jam 20-22 February 2009 - The NYS Ubuntu Loco has scheduled a public event for Saturday February 21st from 4pm - 9pm. The Syracuse group is working on securing a location as well. The team will also work over IRC during that weekend to contribute from all areas of the state.

Member Opinions

Upcoming Team Meetings and Events

Please see the meetings page of

Upcoming Linux and FOSS Events in New York


Getting Involved

Regular members have no obligations. Active members who volunteer to help the team are greatly appreciated and they impact the community. Your ideas and service count!

Team Discussions


The team IRC channel is a place where members of the team communicate and collaborate with each other in real-time. People from New York State can also find out more information about Ubuntu.

Channel: #ubuntu-us-ny

Registering Membership

Team Information

Team Owner: Jeremy Austin-Bardo


President: Jeremy Austin-Bardo
Vice President: Charles Profitt
Secretary: (Rochester): Brian Neil
Treasurer: The-Stace

Team Membership : 160 as of November 2008 (cumulative: website, Launchpad team, mailing list)
Team General IRC Meeting Schedule: third Monday every month at 8 PM Eastern Time
Team Wiki:
Team Website:
Team Mailing List: ubuntu-us-ny on
Team Forum:
Team Blog:
Team IRC channel: #ubuntu-us-ny on
Team SIP conference channel: or *8771-5000 on SIPBroker affiliates


You can find older New York State LoCo Team Newsletter issues at:

Additional Ubuntu News

You can find more news and announcements about Ubuntu at: and


Thank you for reading the New York State LoCo Team Newsletter.

See you next month!


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