Past Meetings

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.

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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,...)

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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.

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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!)

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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
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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.

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KWLUG Meeting: May 3 2010

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Date: 
Monday, 3 May 2010
Presentation Topic

Overview of the MySQL Database

Khalid Baheyeldin of 2bits.com will give a presentation on the the MySQL database.

MySQL is a popular and free database management system used in many applications, and by many web sites.

  • Relational databases and SQL
  • What is MySQL?
  • History of MySQL?
  • Who is using MySQL?
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • The plethora of MySQL engines
  • The MyISAM and InnoDB engines
  • Creating a database
  • Creating tables
  • Inserting, retrieving and deleting data
  • Backup, replication and repair
  • The future of MySQL

The slides from the presentation are now here.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, April 12 2010

Note that April 5 is Easter Monday, so this meeting will be on April 12.

Presented
Nominee: RRDtool
Date: 
Monday, 12 April 2010
Presentation Topic

KVM, libvirt and QEMU virtualization

Virtualization systems allows your computer to run more than one operating system at the same time. KVM is a Hypervisor -- the main part of a virtualization system -- included in the Linux Kernel. Chris Irwin will show us what virtualization is, as well as how and why to use KVM, QEMU, and libvirt on Linux.

This presentation is suitable for those new to virtualization and curious about it as well as those with moderate virtualization experience.

Update: Here are a tarball of the presentation slides.

Presentation topics covered ...

Topic Status: 
Author is volunteer presenter
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