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We Want You!

Monday July 8, 2019

To volunteer and help the AGA. We have a lot of moving parts and who we have now wear many many hats. Check our job posting for something that may interest you or contact volunteer@usgo.org.

We have an immediate need for the following job:

AGA Treasurer
Looking for someone with a minimum 2-3 years Accounting/CPA experience. Will assist the organization in day-to-day operations with members and chapters for payment issues. Person will help run reports for various administrators for operations activities. Person will work on tax documents yearly. This position has a two year commitment.

During the Go Congress the E-Journal is always looking for game recorders. Email the Journal to find out more information!

There will be an AGA Volunteer fair at the US Go Congress on Tuesday July 16 from 3-4PM CST in the Council room.

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Help Wanted: KGS Go Server

Wednesday May 29, 2019

-by Paul Barchilon, AGF Vice President, KGS Liaison

As many of our readers are aware, the American Go Foundation (AGF) agreed to take on ownership of the KGS Go Server in 2017.  Our goal was to stabilize and grow the server, and also provide a financial buffer for the service after its creator, Bill Shubert, no longer wanted to run it.  We think KGS is the best place for reviewing games online, with unparalleled game review tools, and terrific chat features that allow people to build real community.  Although there are many other go servers out there, including Asian ones with beautiful graphic design and strong players, we think KGS is still a unique and valuable server.  A common complaint has been that many high level dan players have moved to other servers. The AGF’s mission focuses on education and learning, and we think KGS is the perfect place for beginners and more advanced kyu players to learn and grow.  Dan players are important too, but we think the server can grow more of them, and that more strong players will come back to the server if we can revitalize it.

We had hoped that by providing financial security for the server, it would be able to survive and grow on its own.  However, as time has passed, it has become clear that we need more support from the community to make that a reality.  Our team of programmers (all volunteers) have busy day jobs, and although they do their best, there is too much work to be done. Our admin team has also become smaller, and is greatly in need of an infusion of volunteers.  

The go community should have lots of programmers out there who can help.  We should also have lots of people who are willing to be admins. If you are interested in volunteering to help make KGS the best possible server it can be, please email me at kgs@agfgo.org.  

On the programming level, we need people who can code in Java and Javascript.  The code for ShinKGS is actually open source. Skilled coders could help us bring more features to the web compatible version of KGS and – most urgently  – to create a registration module that can run from any web-browser and doesn’t require Java. If you are willing to help us with our task list, email kgs@agfgo.org.

On the Admin side, we need team players who have a helpful, forthcoming attitude, can stay calm under pressure, and are able to properly judge if, when, and how to intervene in public chats, deal with complaints and enforce KGS policies on escaping. A community only thrives with the support of those in it. The more people maintaining the spirit of KGS, the easier for all.

Admins need enough spare time to be on several times a week and should be able to keep an idle window open on the server. They should be quick to step in when needed.  We also need admins in many languages and time zones, and would like to have at least one admin on at any given time.

While the AGF owns KGS and, with the help of many donors, provides the basic financial support, KGS really belongs to all of us. If the server is to move forward, we need help from the community. 

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Get Involved!

Monday May 6, 2019

agalogoWe here at the American Go Association do a lot of work for our members. We love doing it and we want to do more for you. We need your help. The AGA is looking for some good folks to help us out. There are a number of positions that we are currently looking for. If you think you would fit one of these roles please send us an email to volunteer@usgo.org. We’ve got a full list of open positions on our new Volunteer page. Here are two of the positions we’re actively looking for:

AGA Treasurer

Looking for someone with a minimum 2-3 years Accounting/CPA experience. Will assist the organization in day-to-day operations with members and chapters for payment issues. Person will help run reports for various administrators for operations activities. Person will work on tax documents yearly. This position has a two year commitment.

AGAGD Developer
Looking for a developer to assist with AGAGD programming and upgrades. Software is written in Django and CSS. Needs to also know some PHP and MYSQL for integration. Knowledge of docker/containers helpful.

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Go Classified: Help with Leela Zero

Sunday February 24, 2019

Help with Leela Zero: Looking for assistance in installing Leela Zero on my MacBook Air (Mid 2013) running Mac OS X 10.13.5. Contact Arunas Rudvalis at rudvalis@math.umass.edu or call 619-985-4048

 

 

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Go Classified: Demo board; Gobans & stones for sale; go teachers wanted

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Demo board wanted: “I’ve been scouring the Internet for one of those old, large, magnetic go boards that can be stood up on an easel,” writes Dirk Knemeyer. “I have learned that they are no longer easily available because the teaching methods in go have largely moved on from these large easels to computers and projectors. It seems likely that there are unused, unwanted magnetic go boards in closets or attics of go clubs around the U.S.” and Knemeyer is interesting in buying one. Reach him at dirk.knemeyer@gmail.com

Gobans & stones for sale: large lot of gobans, standard/undersize/custom boards, agate and Yunzi stones, portable complete sets, all for $300.  Local pickup in West Virginia only, no shipping, near I-81 less than two hours west of the Baltimore and Washington DC beltways.  Email gerratt5@aol.com or call 304-820-3167 and leave message anytime for photos.  Cash, Paypal, or credit/debit card OK.

Go teachers wanted: An Oakton VA family is currently looking for a teacher for a 5-year old beginner; contact Mr. Zhang at zhiyuanz@gmail.com; a Fairfax County, Virginia non-profit weekend Chinese-language school is looking for a go teacher for a class with 6-12 students; contact Ms. Liu at 6yichunzi@gmail.com

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Go Classified: Seeking players in Jackson, Mississippi

Wednesday June 13, 2018

Seeking players in Jackson, Mississippi: I am in the metropolitan area including Jackson, Flowood, Ridgeland, Madison, and Clinton. Email Sydney Andrews at sydney.tinker@gmail.com

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Go Classified: Crazy Stone emulation? Sunnyvale CA players

Monday March 19, 2018

Does Crazy Stone Deep Learning run on a Mac in Emulation? Looking for someone(s) who has(have) experience in running Crazy Stone Deep Learning on a Mac using emulation such as Parallels or VMWare Fusion.
Reply to  rudvalis@math.umass.edu

Sunnyvale CA players wanted: Go players and wannabe Go players aged 50 years and over, please join us in the Sequoia Room of the Sunnyvale Senior Center, 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, from 2-4pm on Fridays. Contact: Jean deMaiffe, (408) 930-5888; jean@dougandjean.com

 

 

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Go Classified: Go Equipment Collection Liquidation Sale

Monday December 4, 2017

Go Equipment Collection Liquidation Sale: 17 boards $7 to $200, 6 pairs of bowls $25 to $80, 7 sets of stones $15 to $130, plus software and small complete go sets.  Call Donald at 304-820-3167 or email gerratt5@aol.com and I will send you descriptions and photos.  Payment by Paypal or credit/debit card OK.

South Texas Players Wanted: “I am looking for live players in the McAllen or Harlingen Metropolitan areas in South Texas.  I am fairly new (about 18 kyu) but would like to find others who enjoy this incredible game.  Please contact me at aaron.amedina@gmail.com” 

Classifieds are free! Email journal@usgo.org

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Go Classified: Specialty go boards for sale

Thursday September 14, 2017

FOR SALE: Specialty go boards—platform board $140, catalpa board w/ drawers $200, decorative board with case $200.  All prices plus shipping from WV.  Email gerratt5@aol.com or call 304-820-3167 for photos and descriptions.  Payment by Paypal or credit card.

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Go Classified: Go books; Board, bowls & stones for sale

Sunday August 27, 2017

Go books for sale: Selling most of my go book collection comprising about 40 books. Email hughbzhang@gmail.com for the full list if interested.

Board, bowls & stones for sale: Go board, 5.5cm of solid, very fine-grained wood and quite handsome. 12 pounds, 16.5” X 18” X 2.2; two bowls (perhaps mulberry?), 5.5” wide, 3.1” high; stones, 1.87” wide, double convex glass. All in excellent condition in the original box. $75. Pick up in person in Annapolis, Maryland. Contact K. Dove at k.dove@mac.com

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