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Welcome to the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group

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SVLUG Meetings are First Wednesdays of each month at 7PM-9PM.
We need a speaker for every month.

The Silicon Valley Linux User Group (SVLUG) has openings for speakers for our monthly meetings. If you would like to present a topic of general interest to the Linux community, please feel free to contact the SVLUG program committee at speakers@svlug.org.

(Please note that that address goes to a public mailing list, volunteers@lists.svlug.org. If you need to send us private data, we can arrange something.)

About the group:

The Silicon Valley Linux User Group (SVLUG) is the oldest and one of the largest Linux user groups in the world. Past speakers include Marc Andreessen, Paul Vixie, Tim O'Reilly, and Larry Wall. SVLUG celebrated its 10th anniversary at the March 4, 1998 meeting, where Linus Torvalds addressed an audience of 500.

SVLUG members include Linux professionals and enthusiasts in the vicinity of San Jose, California, internationally known as Silicon Valley. Member interests include Linux and free or low-cost implementations of Unix, as well as other open source software. The group was originally formed in 1988 as the PC-Unix Special Interest Group of the Silicon Valley Computer Society.

SVLUG meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month, in meeting facilities provided by Symantec in Mountain View. The meetings are 2-hour technical presentations for an engineering audience, with Q&A. Typical audience size for the monthly meeting is 150-250 people, with as many as twice that for popular topics. The standard room configuration includes video projector and wireless microphones. All meetings are free and open to the public. There are catered refreshments at the meeting. Also, a core group of 15-20 tends to convene at a local diner afterwards, with the evening's speaker encouraged to come along for some relaxing conversation and decompression.

Recent meeting details are available on our meetings page.

Past meetings are listed on our previous meetings page.

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