Past Meetings

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, March 7 2011

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Date: 
Monday, 7 March 2011
Presentation Topic

Demo Night: Clutter, LVM, Firebug

This meeting will consist of three shorter presentations by KWLUG members.

Tim Laurence will present the Linux Volume Manager (LVM). He writes: "Partitioning without LVM is so 1988! With LVM you can gain flexibility to allow you to deal with all your changing and complex storage configuration needs with ease. Come learn how LVM can make your system administration easier."

Darcy Casselman will present Clutter. He writes: "Clutter is a library developed by Intel designed for building their smartphone user interfaces. It's open source and available for use on the desktop as well. Gnome is using it for Gnome Shell and Ubuntu is using it in their Unity netbook UI. Best of all, it's fun and easy to get started with it and see some nifty effects. We'll show you how to get started with Clutter in Python.

John van Ostrand will demonstrate Firebug, a useful (some would say essential) tool used to debug webpages.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, February 7 2011

The doors open for conversation, networking and casual Q&A some time between 6 and 6:30. Formal meeting and presentations start at 7:00pm sharp.

Date: 
Monday, 7 February 2011
Presentation Topic

Replacement Presentation Night: Zoneminder, FreeSWITCH/FusionPBX

Due to unforseen circumstances, Khalid will be postponing his PHP presentation to a later date. However, other KWLUG members have jumped in to offer some shorter presentations and demos:

John van Ostrand will demonstrate ZoneMinder, a camera and surveillance system for Linux.

Kiwi Ssennyonjo will demonstrate FusionPBX, a web management interface for the FreeSWITCH telephony solution.

John Kerr will present a "Law Librarians Linux Desktop" presentation.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, January 3 2011

The doors open for conversation, networking and casual Q&A some time between 6 and 6:30. Formal meeting and presentations start at 7:00pm sharp.

Date: 
Monday, 3 January 2011
Presentation Topic

Ruby on Rails

Ralph Janke will discuss Ruby on Rails, a popular web development framework.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: December 6 2010

The doors open for conversation, networking and casual Q&A some time between 6 and 6:30. Formal meeting and presentations start at 7:00pm sharp.

Presented
Date: 
Monday, 6 December 2010
Presentation Topic

Debian Infrastructure Tools

Andrew Cant will enlighten us about the "Debian Way", which is also applicable to Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other derivatives of this established Linux distro.

Topics that I can think off/summarize on the "Debian Way":
- Debian installation configuration (already covered by Eric as apart
of his awesome automatic installation presentation)
- creating Debian packages
- using Debian packages high-level (aptitude, synaptic, Ubuntu
Software Installer)
- using Debian packages low-level (apt, dpkg, dpkg-reconfigure,...)

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: November 1 2010

The doors open for conversation, networking and casual Q&A some time between 6 and 6:30. Formal meeting and presentations start at 7:00pm sharp.

Presented
Nominee: PCLinuxOS
Date: 
Monday, 1 November 2010
Presentation Topic

Social Night

This informal, somewhat-unstructured meeting will feature:

- socialization
- opportunities for Q&A with LUG members (bring questions!)
- demos (this is your opportunity to show off something cool!)
- troubleshooting (this is your opportunity to get help fixing something!)

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: October 4 2010

The doors open for conversation, networking and casual Q&A some time between 6 and 6:30. Formal meeting and presentations start at 7:00pm sharp.

Presented
Date: 
Monday, 4 October 2010
Presentation Topic

XBMC - A FLOSS Media Centre

XBMC is an open-source, cross-platform media player and entertainment hub. Adam Glauser will tell us about his adventures in configuring and using it.

Adam will discuss what differentiates XBMC from MythTV, as well as how they can work together. We will also look at choosing an installation method, configuring a remote, and various methods of streaming content over the local network. Using plugins to access various content on from the Internet will also be addressed.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: September 13 2010

The doors open for conversation, networking and casual Q&A some time between 6 and 6:30. Formal meeting and presentations start at 7:00pm sharp.

Presented
Nominee: OpenWRT
Date: 
Monday, 13 September 2010
Presentation Topic

Legal and Technical Aspects of Privacy in Canada

Kyle Spaans will tell us all about privacy, both from a technical and non-technical perspective. There will also be a key-signing party.

He writes: "Kyle, _who is not a lawyer_, will outline Canada's privacy laws and acts (with some nods towards copyright, just for fun) such as PIPEDA and the upcoming ACTA. For the technical side of things, Kyle will give a high-level overview of Tor: how it works and why you'd use it. Other privacy-enhancing technologies can be discussed, such as PGP, WikiLeaks, etc."

Presented

KWLUG meeting: Monday, August 9 2010

The doors open for conversation, networking and casual Q&A some time between 6 and 6:30. Formal meeting and presentations start at 7:00pm sharp.

Presented
Date: 
Monday, 9 August 2010
Presentation Topic

Programming For Linux

Raul Suarez will give a practical introduction to programming in Linux.

He writes: A very common question I've heard in on-line forums and casual chat is: "I'd like to develop for Linux, where do I start?"

This presentation is meant to provide an answer to that question. Probably not the ultimate answer and certainly not a comprehensive one as it won't cover every single possibility, but it should at least point the novice Linux developer on the right track.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, July 5 2010

The doors open for conversation, networking and casual Q&A some time between 6 and 6:30. Formal meeting and presentations start at 7:00pm sharp.

Presented
Date: 
Monday, 5 July 2010
Presentation Topic

git

Chris Frey will give us an overview of the git revision control system. He will take the fear out of git by explaining:

  • the low level mechanics
  • git's philosophy and workflow
  • how to get started with a _few_ basic commands
  • how git uses the network
  • show some cool things that can be done, to stimulate further pursuit
  • where to get more information
  • if there's time, how to use git with other SCMs
Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, June 7 2010

The doors open for conversation, networking and casual Q&A some time between 6 and 6:30. Formal meeting and presentations start at 7:00pm sharp.

Presented
Nominee: gPodder
Date: 
Monday, 7 June 2010
Presentation Topic

Demo Night

KWLUG members will give a number of quick (30 minute or less) demonstrations of assorted Linux goodies.

- Richard Weait will answer the question: "What Linux Distro Should I Use?"

- Rob Day will give a whirlwind tour of the steps involved in compiling kernels.

Presented
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