February Meeting Announcement - Jonathan Riddell and Justin Kirby

Chuck Frain chuck at chuckfrain.net
Sun Jan 24 20:30:04 GMT 2010

Hi Everybody!

I have scheduled a couple of talks for our February 10th meeting! 

About 7 days ago I was able to confirm Jonathan Riddell and Justin Kirby
for talks at our next meeting.  

Jonathan Riddell will be opening with his talk entitled "Kubuntu
Community and Technology". He will talk about the Linux distribution 
Kubuntu[0] who makes it and the tools used.  

Jonathan works for Canonical[1] and started Kubuntu five years ago.

As long as Jonathan keeps to his contract and doesn't do his Leno
impression he'll turn over speaker responsibilities to Justin Kirby*.

Justin will be presenting his talk "Making the leap from KDE user to
contributor". Justin will discuss simple ways for KDE[2] users to become
contributors, even without knowing a thing about developing code.  His talk
will provide specific details about various teams that exist within KDE,
what you can do to help them out, and who to talk to if you have questions.

Justin Kirby is an active contributor to the KDE Promo team.  He has
been a user of KDE for about 3 years but more recently got actively involved
in giving back to the community in July of 2009.  You can learn more about
the KDE Promo team on their wiki[3].

We will be meeting at the Columbia, MD[4] offices of Tenable Network
Security[5] from 6:30-9pm. From 6:30-7 we'll be enjoying pizza, wings
and soda provided by Praxis Engineering[6]. We'll get Jonathan started
pretty close to 7 to accommodate both speakers.

As always once you're on Columbia Gateway Drive and you think you're
close to the building look for the Nessus Eye logo looking out at you.
Go to the back of the building and enter at the patio with the blue


See you there!

* After minutes of negotiation with Justin's agent I was able to
schedule a return appearance should Jonathan decide the evening belongs
to him alone. 

Chuck Frain 
GPG Key: B2420431

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