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Next meeting is Wednesday April 1st, 7pm:


Founder of Netscape, Marc Andreessen

April 1st, 1998, Marc Andreessen will speak at the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group (SVLUG) meeting. The meeting begins at 7pm. It will be followed by a giant party to celebrate the release of the source code.

Marc Andreessen founded Netscape in April 1994 with Jim Clark. As executive vice president, products, Andreessen oversees the technical direction of the company. He has been a director since September 1994. As an undergraduate at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Andreessen created the NCSA Mosaic browser prototype for the Internet with a team of students and staff at the university's National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). With a friendly, point-and-click method for navigating the Internet and free distribution to network users, NCSA Mosaic gained an estimated 2 million users worldwide in just over one year. Andreessen earned his bachelor of science degree in computer science at the University of Illinois in 1993.

Atfer the meeting is over, we will all carpool to a giant party in the city.

Meeting directions.

This meeting will be held at our new location, the GateWay Conference Center, Building J, Cisco Systems. The address for this conference center is

255 W. Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA 95134

General Meeting Information:


        Date:   First Wednesday of the month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

	Place:	Cisco Systems
		Building J - Gateway Conference Center
		255 West Tasman Drive
		San Jose, CA 94134

		(Building J is the only 4-story building in Cisco's West
		Tasman (headquarters) campus.)

        Info:   Hotline,      408-252-1836, info@svlug.org.
                Ben Spade,    408-446-3970, spade@svlug.org.
                Dan Kionka,   408-567-5043, dkionka@svlug.org.
		Chris DiBona, 408-285-4354, chris@dibona.com.
                http://www.svlug.org

Click here for info on previous meetings.

Directions and map to the meeting place:

From I-880 and Milpitas:

  • Take Hwy 237 westbound from I-880.
  • Exit from Hwy 237 at North First Street. Turn left (southbound) on North First Street.
  • Turn right at the second traffic signal, which is Vista Montana.
  • After passing Rennaisance Drive (which will be on the right) turn left into the Cisco parking lot.
  • Bldg J is the 4-story building ahead of you. You are facing the side with the entrance to the Gateway Conference Center.
From Hwy 87, San Jose International Airport and Downtown San Jose:
  • Take Hwy 87 (Guadalupe Parkway) northbound to North First Street.
  • Turn left on North First Street. Note the light rail tracks - you'll follow them all the way to the meeting location.
  • Follow North First Street about 2-1/2 to 3 miles. Landmarks which you'll pass are Trimble Road and Montague Expressway.
  • Turn left on West Tasman Drive. This street intersection also has a "tee" intersection in the light rail tracks.
  • Pass two traffic lights.
  • Turn right into the second or third driveways into the Cisco parking lot. Bldg J is the 4-story building ahead of you.
From Mountain View and the peninsula:
  • Peninsula residents: Use Hwy 101 "southbound" (which actually takes you east in this area) to get to Hwy 237.
  • Take Hwy 237 eastbound.
  • Exit from Hwy 237 at North First Street. The exit ramp loops to the right. Turn left (southbound) on North First.
  • Turn right at the first traffic signal, which is Vista Montana.
  • After passing Rennaisance Drive (which will be on the right) turn left into the Cisco parking lot.
  • Bldg J is the 4-story building ahead of you. You are facing the side with the entrance to the Gateway Conference Center.
From Santa Clara:
  • From parts of Santa Clara, you may need to use San Tomas Expressway to get to Montague Expressway. It's the same road and changes names as you cross Hwy 101.
  • Take Montague Expressway northbound to Lick Mill Blvd.
  • Turn left on Lick Mill. [Note: if you miss Lick Mill, turn left on North First Street and follow the "from Downtown" directions above.]
  • Follow Lick Mill to its end. (Speed limit 35mph strictly enforced by SCPD.)
  • Turn right on Tasman Drive. You'll cross over the Guadalupe River bridge.
  • Turn left at the second traffic signal, which is Vista Montana.
  • Turn right in the second driveway.
  • Bldg J is the 4-story building ahead of you. You are facing the side with the entrance to the Gateway Conference Center.
From Sunnyvale:
  • Take Lawrence Expressway northbound to Tasman Drive. (Tasman is two traffic signals north of Hwy 101 on Lawrence.)
  • Turn right on Tasman Drive. Note the narrower lanes and reduced speed limit for light rail construction. The road widens before Great America Parkway.
  • After passing Lick Mill Blvd and the Guadalupe River Bridge, turn left at the second traffic signal, which is Vista Montana.
  • Turn right in the second driveway.
  • Bldg J is the 4-story building ahead of you. You are facing the side with the entrance to the Gateway Conference Center.
From Berryessa and East San Jose:
  • Take I-680 northbound to Montague Expressway.
  • Take Montague Expressway westbound about 4 miles to North First Street.
  • Turn right on North First Street.
  • Continue with the "Downtown San Jose" directions above.
From Southeast San Jose:
  • Take Hwy 101 northbound to Montague Expressway.
  • Use the "Santa Clara" directions above.
Using the Santa Clara County Light Rail: (Light rail now runs 24 hours a day. See http://www.vta.org/SC_901.html)
  • Take the Light Rail to the Champion Court station in North San Jose. The Champion Court station is in the middle of Cisco's West Tasman (headquarters) campus.
  • Cross Tasman Drive northward on the crosswalk, toward the three-story buildings (which are Bldgs K and L).
  • Cross Champion Court westward on the crosswalk. Continue on the sidewalk along West Tasman, past Bldg K.
  • Bldg J will come into view behind Bldg K. Use the sidewalk along the side of Bldg K.
  • Once at Bldg J, pass the fountain in front of the building (where the "255" address faces) and continue around the side of the building. The Gateway Conference Center entrance is on the west side.
Alternate route for San Francisco residents (and BALUG members):
  • If Hwy 101 is jammed on the peninsula, you may choose I-280 to get to the South Bay. (Reliable traffic reports are on KLIV 1590 AM around San Jose and KCBS 740 AM around San Francisco.)
  • Exit from I-280 at Hwy 85 northbound (toward Mountain View).
  • Exit from Hwy 85 at Hwy 237 eastbound (toward Milpitas).
  • Continue with the directions above for "Mountain View."

Look! Starting a tradition, stealing the terrible ASCII map from
BayLISA!  See http://www.baylisa.org/cisco.html

                Cisco Main Campus

=========================================================
                          \                   Highway 237
                           \
                            \
               Vista Montana/\
                           /  \
  ___________________     /    \
    Tasman Drive     \   /      \
                      \ /        \
                    H  /          \
                        \ I        \
                  G      \   J      \
                     F    \          \  N. First Street
                           \ K        \
                     E      \---       \
                             \  L       \
                     D        \          \
                         C     \          \
                                \          \
                            B    \----------\--------- Tasman Drive
                                 /           \
                         A      /             \
                               Rio Robles
                                Drive

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