Past Meetings

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, March 5 2012

Date: 
Monday, 5 March 2012
Presentation Topic

Configuration Management with Puppet

Puppet is a powerful configuration management system that allows systems administrators to centrally configure and deploy computers on their networks. Eric Gerlach will tell us about its care and feeding.

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, February 6 2012

Date: 
Monday, 6 February 2012
Presentation Topic

High-Availability Linux

Aden Seaman will discuss a number of technologies and tricks he discovered in setting up a two-node high-availability cluster in his own home. He will give an overview of how DRBD block device mirroring, OCFS2 shared disk filesystems, GlusterFS cluster filesystems, clever network configuration, and the Pacemaker and Corosync cluster resource tools can work together to make a high- availability computer cluster. He will also briefly touch on integrating User Mode Linux virtual computers, an Asterisk PBX, and a DSL and firewall setup with the cluster. Finally he will give a live demonstration of his system.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, January 9 2012

Note that we will be holding this meeting on January 9, even though technically January 2 is a non-holiday Monday.

Date: 
Monday, 9 January 2012
Presentation Topic

Unity, Gnome-shell, and the fuuuuutuuuuure

The GNOME desktop environment has recently released version 3, and with it a new interface called the GNOME Shell. The Ubuntu project has developed an alternative interface called Unity. In this presentation, Chris Irwin will tell us why GNOME Shell is awesome, and Darcy Casselman will do the same for Unity.

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, December 5 2011

Date: 
Monday, 5 December 2011
Presentation Topic

pfSense 2.0

Kiwi Ssennyonjo will talk about the latest release of pfSense, a powerful firewall distribution based on the BSD kernel. The firewall features: a powerful web GUI, easy rule editing, OpenVPN, pretty graphs, Captive Portal functionality, extensions/plugins, a large user base and much more.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, November 7 2011

Date: 
Monday, 7 November 2011
Presentation Topic

Batch Video Editing, FLOSS in the Developing World

We have two presentations lined up for this month.

Rodrigo Gonzalez will give us a short presentation on "Free Software in the Developing World". This may turn into a series of short presentations on free software adoption in different geographic areas.

Raul Suarez will give a talk on batch editing tools. He writes:

GUI Video editors are great for one-offs but very time comsuming when you need to repeat the same video process to multiple videos.

There are several very powerful free software command line utilities that can be used for scripting those repetitive tasks.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, October 3 2011

Date: 
Monday, 3 October 2011
Presentation Topic

KWLUG 10th Birthday Party

KWLUG held its first meeting on October 13, 2001, which means this month marks the 10th anniversary! Help us celebrate at this informal social event.

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Software Freedom Day, Sept 17

Date: 
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Presentation Topic

SFD Celebrations

Join KWLUG as we celebrate Software Freedom Day 2011. There will be

- Presentations
- An install/supportfest (bring your computer!)
- Giveaways of CDs and DVDs
- Demonstration machines

and more.

For more information about our local celebrations, please visit http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2011/Canada/Kitchener/TWC

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday Sept 12 2011

Date: 
Monday, 12 September 2011
Presentation Topic

Cryptography and SSL

Tim Laurence will discuss cryptography and the Secure Sockets Layer system that we all use for https webpages.

Tim kindly provided his presentation slides in Text Presentation Program format.

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, August 8 2011

Date: 
Monday, 8 August 2011
Presentation Topic

Big Blue Button, RealLife Mobile Messaging

Big Blue Button is open-source web conferencing software geared towards education. It features live video chat, VoIP communication, document sharing and much more. Raul Suarez will discuss Big Blue Button:

- What it is
- How to set it up
- How to use its Web API
- How to integrate components

In addition, Norman Young will demonstrate a mobile phone app he created called "RealLife Mobile Messaging". He writes:

Despite running on Linux, Android incurs a paradigm shift from

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: July 4 2011

NOTE: We are indeed having a meeting on July 4, because the Canadian holiday is Friday July 1 this year.

Date: 
Monday, 4 July 2011
Presentation Topic

Ubuntu Community Tools, apt-dater, FreeSWITCH/FusionPBX

Join us for a series of shorter presentations:

Kiwi Ssenyonjo will update us on the latest developments in FreeSWITCH (the telephony platform) and FusionPBX (a graphical frontend).

Darcy Casselman will give a presentation on "Ubuntu Canada: Communitizing the Community with Community Tools"

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