Year Planning with elder Benevolent Dictators
At the beginning of the school year, UnPLUG's new set of officers and past BDs huddled to discuss current issues and to plan future projects.
Computer Literacy Training with Center for Women Studies
Marami namang nag-volunteer dito. Nakakatuwa kasi kahit ang mga hindi UnPLUG members at kahit ang mga ibang taong walang balak sumali ng UnPLUG pero kaibigan ng mga taga-UnPLUG ay nag-volunteer din. Magandang training din ito para sa mga summer learners since active ang mga summer learners sa activity na ito at mukhang nag-enjoy din naman sila. Nakakatuwa din ang mga tinuturuan. Magalang namang ang karamihan sa kanila. Kahit mas-mabilis matuto ang mga batang estudyante, mukhang mas-enthusiastic ang mga matatandang estudyante. Dapat nga lang siguro, i-ban ang facebook sa mga units ng mga estudyante.
Maganda ang mga jacket at maraming tumangkilik sa pagbili ng mga ito. Kaso lang, may ibang nag-report na nasira agad ang mga jacket nila. Maayos din namang kausap ang SFE kaya naging smooth ang mga transactions sa pagitan nila at sa atin.
KISSS - Knowledge, Information, and Skills Sharing Sessions
KISSS is an annual, open-to-all event by UP CURSOR, UP ACM and UP UnPLUG, which aims to promote the advantages and versatility of open-source software. For KISSS 2011, the topics were GIT, discussed by speakers from Orange and Bronze Labs, and KahelOS, discussed by speakers from 8-layer technology.
KSS - Knowledge Sharing Sessions 1
Mr. Gozalo enthusiastically shared his expertise on PHP and MySQL to UnPLUG's new learners. The participants were also introduced to other technologies and gadgets of the Free and Open Source world.
InFLux - Introduction to Foss and Linux
To welcome the freshies, an InFlux booth was set up at the UP Alumni Engineers Centennial Hall Lobby. The aim of this event was to introduce students to Free and Open Source Software and Linux. Participants played various FOSS games and were given copies of distros of their choice.
The Diliman Free and Open Source Distribution Service is a joint project of UnPLUG and University Computer Center that provides the students, staff and academic personnel of UP Diliman with an easy and convenient method to avail of free and open source software within the infrastructure of the Diliman Network (DILNET), which connects all units of the University to each other and to the Web.
This not only allows for a faster and more secure update but also ensures that the updates that the infrastructure will receive are stable and have been checked to prevent bugs and other issues.
This year, the University of the Philippines Linux Users' Group joined the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Linux and hosted the celebration for the campus by giving out fliers all around the university and having people go to the Department of Computer Science to exchange these fliers for their own copy of various Linux Distros. UnPLUG members donated CDs, DVDs, and other materials for the event.
Software Freedom Day
For 2011's SFD, UnPLUG chose to host their own SFD instead of partnering again with CPU. Instead of targeting a large audience, the organization chose to focus on a small group of individuals from 5 schools to immerse them with Free and Open Source Software. Quality over quantity.
Webdev Training with CWS
The Center for Women Studies asked for UnPLUG's assistance to conduct a web development training for the staff of different offices of UP system. Mr. Bautista and Mr. Cadiz taught the basics of webdev and introduced different content management systems. Other members also dedicated their time to guide the participants in understanding difficult concepts and on building their own website.
KSS - Knowledge Sharing Sessions 2
Mr. Bitanga introduced Drupal Gardens to interested learners and members of UnPLUG. He again brought his gadgets to entertain the members.
Gerry's Grill, cheese overloaded peachy peachy, two rounds of pizza, gaming, bidding, and raffle with bash tambiolo were only a few of the many interesting things in this years' UnPLUG Christmas Party...still held at the Gamonez residence.
Halalan Law 1, 2, 3?
Members generously dedicated their time and resources to assist UP College of Law Electoral and Judicial Tribunal to conduct their special elections... not once, not twice, but thrice! The members enjoyed the experience and were thankful for the pizza!
Halalan UP Manila
This year, the turnover of the USC Halalan in Manila to their local organization, SOCOMSCI(?) was started. Their volunteers set up their Halalan instance, and encoded the necessary information to the system. Initially, their installation was the unmodified Halalan 1.5.1 available in the project website, but Paolo was able to magically change the installation to a version that more suits the requirements necessary for a UP Election. As an evaluation, SOCOMSCI were able to execute the elections and they would be better through experience. Nevertheless, it is recommended to still provide them a developer next year.
Despite the pressure from a lot of organizations and countless demands of candidates and electoral boards, UnPLUG gracefully conquored this year's UP Diliman USC elections with "49% voter turn-out and lowest record of manual votes yet". UnPLUG thanks Dilnet for their assistance and OSA for making this an enjoyable experience for the members.
Friday night after USC Diliman Halalan, the current BD and thus, the organization, was contacted and invited by our ever beloved OSA people to join them and set up a booth for the OrgFair for the Top10% UPCAT Passers for the incoming batch 2012. However, notwithstanding the less than 12hours leadtime, UnPLUG was able to pull it off by displaying 2 tarps, at least 3 posters, 4 penguins, providing 2 laptops for presentations, and giving away around 20+ Ubuntu CDs (stock from SFD).