Today was the second meeting of the Nairobi Linux Users Group. As has become the tradition, we met at the Kentucky Fried Chicken on Kimathi Street in downtown Nairobi. Yours truly loves Linux more than any of the other members, so he showed up early (hah!); the others trickled in later according to their own level of love for Linux. 😉
As there was no official agenda we just made small talk about industry happenings, distro news, etc. Some of the more memorable topics include:
- Design of an official Nairobi Linux Users Group web page (simple, html only)
- Formation of a Nairobi Android Users Group (to meet once a month, possibly third Saturday of the month?)
- RaspberryPi, FXI Cotton Candy and other Linux-friendly, low-cost embedded devices
- Notable features from the recently-released Fedora 17 Final, namely the ability to use Gnome3’s shell without hardware-accelerated 3D
- Elitist script kiddies on IRC, and how they’re not helpful when you need help the most!
- Mozilla, open web standards, and the imminent death of Flash
In addition to small talk, everyone was excited at the possibility of organizing some formal activities such as presentations, hackathons, etc. A few suggestions:
- How to compile Linux kernels
- How to use git (and obviously github)
- How to compile Android from source
- Getting together to run through Linux From Scratch
Stay tuned for more developments, and make sure to join the Nairobi GNU group on Google Groups to keep up to date about meetings, events, etc.
 I’m not sure if there was ever a Nairobi Linux Users Group before this one, so I’ll just call ours “the” Nairobi Linux Users Group. 😉