KanchiLUG celebrates its first anniverary

It happened 1 year ago. The birh of KanchiLUG.

I was talking to form a group of students to learn linux and form a LUG, to my brothers and their friends. Inspired by ChennaiLUG, We decided to have regular meetings, meetings and public events.

Registered a mailing list at freelists.org so that anyone can join.
Opened a blog kanchilug.wordpress.com to announce all our activities.

Weekly Meetings. When we decided to meet every Sunday, even we had doubts on its continuity.
But, our team made this possible. We had 45 meets. We had tough times on finding a place to meet. Kanchipuram, a temple city, gave a nice temple for us to meet.

With a temple, where no electricity is given for public, we did demos for 1 hr with our laptop batteries.
We needed more power. So moved to a Study Center “Siva Kalvi Nilaiyam”, where we studied our Tuition on our school days. Thanks for our masters. We had power, water and space.

Weekend meetings were filled with tutorial sessions and demos. Mailing list was getting more members.

We went to colleges and gave talks. We conducted Ubuntu Release Party. We published a 2010 calendar.
You can see a glimpse of our 2009 acticities here.

We have some goals for 2010.
They are here. https://kanchilug.wordpress.com/2010-goals/

Yes. We have to reach more heights. We hope that we will do our best to give back to the open source community. Thanks a lot for the people around the globe for the support and encourage.

The first anniversary was celebrated on March 28,2010 at arul’s home.

We started the day with the translation of ubuntu-manual into tamil.
Then, we had the Ubuntu Gloabal Bug Jam.
We learnt how to report a bug and how to triage a bug.
We all started on assigning proper packages to the Bugs.

Then, the funtime started. Cake, snacks, and photo session.

Well. It became one of the memorable days in the community life.

ubuntu-manual translation is going on.

Snacks Time.

Dhasthageer with his ubuntu t-shirt.

Tea Time.

Ubuntu Logo with Tea Cups.

Birthday Cake.

Cake is for me only.

My mom and dad cut cake.

The KanchiLUG Team.

Thanks a lot Team.

More pics are here


11 Responses to KanchiLUG celebrates its first anniverary

  1. manoj says:

    can i get you on facebook

  2. Thyagarajan says:

    Hi Folks at Kanchi Lug,

    Congrats on the completion of first year, definitely an achievement. Keep Rocking.

    Thyagarajan Shanmugham

  3. Mohan R says:

    Great going guys!! keep it up!!

  4. Hi to all the KanchiLUG members,

    I am really glad on the LUG to successfully reach the first year completion.

    I am also proud to be an member [ inactive ] of this group.

    I wish all the best for the upcoming years and also a bright future to all the members of KanchiLUG user Group.

    Keep rocking.


  5. Very glad to hear this! Good luck and keep it up!

  6. bala says:

    Really nice team work… Keep it up friends… Really i miss all this events….

  7. Sriram says:

    Great Work…

  8. Prasath says:

    Nice to hear by celebrating 1st anniverary.

    Great work. Keep on.

  9. Maheswaran Umaiyorupagan says:

    hello folks..
    really nice to hear about the first anniversary..
    i am not taking part in any of KLUG activities but i am looking on your team work..through mails and subscriptions.
    really a great effort by you guys and girls.
    thanks to srini(anna), arul, dasthagheer.. and all..
    wish you all the best

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