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It's that time of year again! WPLUG's 13th annual Open Source Picnic will take place in North Park on August 9, 2014 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. In the spirit of open source collaboration, we invite everyone to help make our picnic a success by bringing food, inviting people, and organizing activities for the day. Bring your friends! Invite the whole family!

(That's our only rule for the day, incidentally: everything must be family-friendly. No booze; nothing scandalous.)

The more people participate, the more successful we'll be. If you'd like to pitch in, add your name to one of the lists below. Be sure to RSVP for your entire party (including guests) at Eventbrite. You need to do this even if you've signed up below.


Hanging signs, setting up pic-a-nic tables, and chasing away pesky critters. Please show up at 12:30.



Try to be considerate of people with food allergies (listed below). If you pack something that somebody can't eat, tossing in something extra for them would be very nice!

  • WPLUG will provide some picnic snacks and beverages, but we're not in a position to provide enough this year to feed everyone. So if you can, please do bring a dish or beverage to share, and note your plans here!
  • Vance Kochenderfer - ice
  • Justin Smith - Burgers (probably the sundried tomato turkey burgers that Whole Foods sells)
  • Vance Kochenderfer - corn chips, hummus, maybe some pitas
  • Pat Barron - Package of regular (pre-packaged) hamburgers, 2 packages hot dogs, package of American cheese slices, hamburger and hot dog buns, 2x one liter soda (probably Coke and Sprite), jug of packaged iced tea, napkins
  • Joe Prostko - About 7 gallons of water in glass carboys for consumption and/or cleanup. Also, some apples, bananas, and other food I pick up at Frankferd Farms on my way to the picnic.
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Food Allergies[edit]

If you're planning to attend, please list your food allergies here and rate them according to severity:

  • Mild (minor effects; may be okay in small quantities)
  • Moderate (noticeable effects)
  • Severe (life-threatening).

We cannot guarantee that people bringing food will accommodate your dietary restrictions. If it looks like your choices will be limited, pack something for yourself - or better yet, bring enough for everyone so we can try something new!


(Grills, coolers, paper towels, cutlery, hand sanitizer, etc)

  • Vance Kochenderfer - large (62 qt.) WPLUG cooler
  • Terry Golightly - The Official WPLUG Grill
  • Justin Smith - Grilling supplies - charcoal, lighter fluid, etc. Paper plates remaining from WPLUG's Blender event. (I never ended up using them...)
  • Vance Kochenderfer - plastic cups, cutlery
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  • Terry Golightly - I have acouple of Frisbees. Somebody must have some suggestions.
  • Justin Smith - For the Android users in the house, a quick introduction to geocaching and demonstration of C:Geo, an open source app that will guide you to hidden treasures in North Park.
  • Pat Barron - I can bring a chess set and clock, if anyone wants to play - not really a "traditional" picnic-type game, I know, but for those of us who are not athletically inclined, it sure beats anything involving physical activity.  ;-)
  • Your idea here

Venue Information[edit]

The picnic will take place at the Babble Brook Shelter in North Park.

The shelter is at the intersection of Ingomar Road and Babcock Blvd. Parking is available in the parking lot on Ingomar Road, across from the shelter.


If you need a ride to the park or can provide one, post in this area.

  • Vance Kochenderfer - driving from South Hills (Castle Shannon); use the e-mail address on my user page
  • Your name - your location
  • Your name - your location