Sarah Blow started the first Girl Geek Dinner in London, England back in 2005. Since then, Girl Geek Dinner chapters have sprung up all over the world. LA Girl Geek Dinners are a way to gather lady geeks of all stripes in Southern California to discuss topics in technology and what it's like to be a female in typically male-saturated industries.

The Los Angeles LAMP Special Interest Group (LAMPsig) is an off-shoot of the Linux Users of Los Angeles (LULA) group. LAMPsig is focused on web development and end user web interfaces. The LAMP environment (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) is the SIG's starting point.

The LAMPSIG group will be showcasing the Synergy application.

LibreOffice is a Free Open Source suite of office applications, available for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

LibreOffice is developed and supported by The Document Foundation, an independent self-governing meritocracy focused on delivering the best possible document production software to a broad range of users.

Created by leading members of the OpenOffice.org community, and building on years of dedicated work within that project, founders of the Document Foundation believe that the culture of an independent community brings out the best from all contributors.

LinHES (formerly KnoppMyth) is an Open Source solution for anyone wanting to build their own PVR. LinHES is powered by Linux, MythTV and various Open Source software. It includes all one needs to make a powerful yet easy to use PVR.

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Available in both print and digital editions, Linux Pro Magazine (Linux Magazine outside North America) brings practical, hands-on solutions for real users who depend on Linux in their daily lives. Our readers are a new generation of Linux experts who are pushing the limits of Linux as a server, desktop, and development platform. They read Linux Pro Magazine to learn more about technologies and products for Linux.

The Linux Professional Institute is globally supported by the IT industry, enterprise customers, community professionals, government entities and the educational community. LPI's certification program is supported by an affiliate network spanning five continents and is distributed worldwide in multiple languages at more than 5,000 testing locations. Since 1999, LPI has delivered over 350,000+ exams and 120,000+ LPIC certifications around the world.

LinuxChix is many things to many people, but it primarily focuses on supporting women in computing, specifically in Open Source/Free Software/Software Libre computing.

LinuxChix is a community that encourages participation by allowing the quieter voices a place to speak without being drowned out by a vocal minority by holding fast to the two core tenets within the LinuxChix community: "be polite" and "be helpful."

The international community of LinuxChix has been active for over nine years and the Los Angeles chapter of LinuxChixLA was established in 2002.

LinuxMCE is a next generation smart home platform, based on Kubuntu Linux. It fuses the capabilities of a multi-homed media center, a home automation system, and a home file server and gateway into a single system, which can be deployed in a home and used as an appliance.LinuxMCE combines MythTV, VDR, Asterisk, Xine, and other open source projects, along with a comprehensive code base amassing over four million lines of code to create a smart home platform unlike any other, seamlessly providing control over:

LA Drupal is intended to be a hub for Drupal users and their fans in the Los Angeles area to network, collaborate and ask questions. It is their goal to support and encourage the open exchange of ideas that takes place in regular face-to-face meetings, and to promote a greater sense of community for local node-monkeys and pixel-lovers.

MinnowBoard.org is a community dedicated to the support of Open Hardware utilizing Intel® processors. This web site will serve as a starting point for the MinnowBoard community.

The MinnowBoard is an Intel® Atom™ processor based board which introduces Intel® Architecture to the small and low cost embedded market for the developer and maker community. It has exceptional performance, flexibility, openness and standards