Originally Published: Monday, 27 March 2000 Author: Gareth Greenaway
Published to: interact_articles_lugs/Articles Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

LUG Fest Summary - Simi Valley, CA

On March 18th, 2000 at Nortel Networks in Simi Valley the Simi Conejo Linux Users' Group held its second annual LUG Fest. The LUG Fest is designed to be a gathering of Linux Users, Linux companies, and anyone with an interest in Linux. This year's LUG Fest had companies such as Loki Games, VMware, and Corel and big named developers such as Mike Elkins(Mutt), Daryll Strauss(X) and Luke Leighton(Samba) demonstrating their respective software projects.

At noon, the number of attendees almost equaled the total attendees from the first LUG Fest, so the outlook for the day looked promising. As the day progressed more people flocked into the LUG Fest with a total of around 200 people passing thru, making the cafeteria at Nortel Network a bit crowded.


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On March 18th, 2000 at Nortel Networks in Simi Valley the Simi Conejo Linux Users' Group held its second annual LUG Fest. The LUG Fest is designed to be a gathering of Linux Users, Linux companies, and anyone with an interest in Linux. This year's LUG Fest had companies such as Loki Games, VMware, and Corel and big named developers such as Mike Elkins(Mutt), Daryll Strauss(X) and Luke Leighton(Samba) demonstrating their respective software projects.

At noon, the number of attendees almost equaled the total attendees from the first LUG Fest, so the outlook for the day looked promising. As the day progressed more people flocked into the LUG Fest with a total of around 200 people passing thru, making the cafeteria at Nortel Network a bit crowded.

Thru out the day, SCLUG gave away merchandise that had been donated by various vendors in a raffle. The raffle became quite popular as people quickly realized the cool products that were being raffled off. The most popular merchandise would was most probably a aluminum boxed copy of Quake III donated by Loki Entertainment.

All and all the event was a huge success with all the vendors agreeing that it was well worth their time spent there. SCLUG will be definately be holding another LUG Fest. Who knows, it might turn into the new Southern California Linux expo.

Story submitted by Gareth J. Greenaway, SCLUG





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