GeekAustin tidbits — Linux Against Poverty, more Drupal, and code review for free!
I have several interviews/articles almost ready to post on GeekAustin. However, most of my time for the rest of the month will be devoted to the Linux Against Poverty install fest. We have over 50 volunteers ready to go. What we need now are more computers! We currently have a little more than 100 computers ready to refurbish and donate. We could use 150 more. Ken and the Helios team already have homes for these as soon as they are ready. If you have spare computers that meet the requirements, please consider donating them to Linux Against Poverty. We have several convenient dropoff locations around town. If you have quantity, we'll be happy to pick them up. We can provide tax receipts as well. Large donations will also come with free ad space on GeekAustin.
While I'm on the topic of Linux Against Poverty, I'd like to give a special thanks to the folks at RGM Advisors. In addition to providing food and beverages for all the volunteers, they'll be picking up the tab for all the chairs and work tables we'll be bringing into the event. If your company is interested in supporting Linux Against Poverty, send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lot's of interesting Drupal things going on in town. This Wednesday night, we'll be hosting a Drupal install party at Union Park. It's another evening of Drinks and Drupal. We'll be assisting with both local and remote installs. On Wednesday, July 29, there will be a presentation on Drupal UX & The Client at the ACTlab. Thanks to Lauren Roth for putting this together -- and thanks to Dustin and Joey for helping to secure the the ACTlab.
To break the monotony of all the Drupal posts, I'll have a few C++ stories in the next week.
Jason Cohen and the folks at SmartBear came of with a stimulus package of their own. Anyone (even a big company) can buy a 5-seat license of Code Reviewer for $5 any day this week. This week only! This is a full version. Nothing is disabled; you get full support and upgrades for a year. All the proceeds will be donated to... a worthy startup! Jason says: "There's a few finalists right now so we're not sure who it will be yet, but it will go to a struggling startup, not our bank account." More details here. Remember: this week only!