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This is our main meeting.  This meeting usually takes the form of 1 or usually more presentations.  We try to keep a good balance of novice and advanced subjects so that nobody will be overwhelmed of bored.  Just show up, and we hope you learn something.

If you would like some examples of what to expect at this meeting, check out some of the videos that have been made of our presentations.

Various topics ranging form beginner's to advanced, user to administrator.
When: Second Thursday of each month at 7:00PM
Where: Currently we are only meeting online at https://lufthans.bigbluemeeting.com/plu-yuk-7xx , please check if there is an announcement with an alternative address.  We hope to start meetings in person again soon.

What to expect(For in person meeting):

  • 6:30 - mingling/networking and last minute setup
  • 7:00 - Formal meeting starts with announcements and other PLUG business
  • 7:15 - Presentation(s)
  • 9:00 - Clean up and CAT (Chat About Technology) at a local restaurant. (We sit around and talk about Linux and other geeky stuff over food) We usually meet up at BJ;s in the Chandler fashion center mall located at:
    3155 W.Chandler Blvd.
    Chandler, AZ  85226 (Map to BJ's)

August's meeting will have two presentations.


Time: 19:00
Location: Kiva room in the Kirk Student Center
Address: Mesa Community College (MCC), 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85202


Presenter: der.hans
Topic: MySQL backups using Percona XtraBackup - recovering through crashing

Abstract: Replace mysqldump with XtraBackup to get hot backups and faster recoveries for MySQL and MySQL-related databases such as Percona Server, MariaDB and Drizzle.


Presenter: der.hans
Topic: Undeading Trees - using Xournal to draw and write on PDF documents

Abstract: Xournal edits existing PDFs allowing one to fill in static PDF forms without needing to print them out. It also has drawing mechanisms similar to a simplified GIMP for easy note-taking that requires illustrating


Bio: der.hans is the founder of ABLEconf. He's also chairman of the Phoenix Linux Users Group, founder of the Free Software Stammtisch, lead for SCaLE 10x BoFs, strategic advisor to TEDxPhoenix and an adjunct faculty at Mesa Community College.

This month topis will be:

Presenter: Connie J Mableson

Topic: Open Source programs for virtual worlds


Presenter: Phillip Waclawski

Topic: Blender


Connie J. Mableson is the Managing Director of Mableson Law Group (Connie J. Mableson, PLLC), in Phoenix, Arizona.  In practice for 28 years, she focuses on six practice areas, Intellectual Property, Arts & Entertainment Law, Corporations & Limited Liability Companies, Games and Virtual Worlds, and Estate Planning and Probate Litigation involving Intellectual Property and Digital Assets.  She has been recognized as the “Best of the Bar,” - Top 10 IP Attorneys in Arizona (2005) by the Phoenix Business Journal, and the Top Boutique Firm for IP (2007) by the Phoenix Business Journal.

Ms. Mableson is also known for her international work with Virtual Worlds such as Second Life and other MMO’s.  She made history as the first attorney to open a law practice in a virtual world when she launched her Intellectual Property Resource Center in Second Life in 2005.  She also made Internet history when she represented the very first business to commercialize the Internet, “Cybersell” (aka “Cantor & Siegel”).  In Spring 2010, Connie taught the first class of its kind at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law called “Governance of Virtual Worlds.”  Her first book about copyright and virtual worlds running open source platforms, “DMCA Handbook for Virtual World Owners,” will be published this summer.

Ms. Mableson is a graduate of the University of Denver (with Honors) and the Gonzaga University School of Law (cum laude), where she participated on the moot court team and served as Editor of the Canadian-American Law Journal.

She is an avid sci/fi fan and gamer.  www.mablesonlaw.com

Chris will be doing a presentation about DefCon

The topic for the east side PLUG meeting this month will be an introduction to Inkscape with several tutorials on how to do some common items.


Presented by Brian Cluff

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