The Maverick Meerkat (no relation to the Maverick McCain) is rapidly approaching. In a parallel universe, some LoCo folks -- among them, Luke Faraone and Jeff Elkner -- are lobbying, cajoling, and fixing last minute issues with the Ubuntu Sugar Remix (USR) in an effort to get it included in the official set of supported goodies. Even if it doesn't make it into the official stuff, there's a PPA where work is being done. It's sort of a re-envisioning / revitalizing of Edubuntu, which has been seeing a lot of action recently. So, the thinking is that this month, those of us who walk in both worlds are proposing the OLPC Learning Club http://olpclearningclub.org/ meeting in Arlington should focus on the USR, with the hopes that the LoCo gang will put in a good showing.
Shenanigans will start at 1:00 and run until 4:00 at the Arlington Career Center http://www.apsva.us/careercenter/site/default.asp (816 South Walter
Reed Drive, Arlington, VA 22204). Afterwards, we'll retire to the Lost Dog Café http://www.lostdogcafe.com/ (5876 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205) for pizza, sandwiches, beer, more shenanigans, etc. (Lost Dog offers soy mozzarella and gluten-free crusts for those with dietary issues. Also, the Lost Dog Café has rescued, sponsored and placed hundreds of abandoned and unwanted animals over the past 13 years. See their "Abouthttp://www.lostdogcafe.com/about.htm" page for more info. As far as I know, the restaurant does NOT have WiFi.)
Public Transportation: I've found that the simplest way to get there (other than bicycling) is to head to the Pentagon metro and take one of the "16" buses, which drops you at the corner of Columbia Pike and South Walter Reed, about a block from the Arlington Career Center (ACC). The ACC is behind the public library that faces out onto Walter Reed.