Past Meetings

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, April 12 2010

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

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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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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, March 1 2010

The March 2010 KWLUG meeting will have all of your favorite activities. New attendees are welcome and we'll have informal Q&A from arrival time until the presentation starts at 7pm. You'll learn everything that there is to know about regular expressions Afterwards we'll adjourn to a local restaurant for further discussion and refreshments. There is no fee to attend KWLUG meetings and everybody with an interest in Linux, Free Software, Software Libre, Open Source Software and flightless waterfowl in formalwear are welcome to attend.

NOTE: This meeting will be held at St John's Kitchen 97 Victoria Street North Kitchener, at the corner of Weber and Victoria. Use the door on the left / North side of the building. We meet on the second floor. Doors will open around 6:30pm.

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Nominee: OpenBSD
Date: 
Monday, 1 March 2010
Presentation Topic

Regular Expressions

You search text every day, often many times. Although much of that may be Internet searches, there are still lots of places to use the pattern matching power of Regular Expressions.

The cryptic looking regular expressions are usually quite simple. This presentation will help you understand the most commonly used features of regular expressions and will cover the most commonly used tools and a couple of programming languages.

So whether you are a graphical interface user, command line user, system administrator or programmer you'll find regular expressions useful.

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KWLUG Meeting: February 1 2010

The February 2010 KWLUG meeting will have all of your favorite activities. New attendees are welcome and we'll have informal Q&A from arrival time until the presentation starts at 7pm. Our very own Eric G. will inform and delight us with daring tales of automated installation. Afterwards we'll adjourn to a local restaurant for further discussion and refreshments. There is no fee to attend KWLUG meetings and everybody with an interest in Linux, Free Software, Software Libre, Open Source Software and flightless waterfowl in formalwear are welcome to attend.

NOTE: This meeting will be held at St John's Kitchen 97 Victoria Street North Kitchener, at the corner of Weber and Victoria. Use the door on the left / North side of the building. We meet on the second floor. Doors will open around 6:30pm.

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Date: 
Monday, 1 February 2010
Presentation Topic

Installing Linux in 6 Minutes: Automated Installation

Eric Gerlach will demonstrate the use of preseeding, PXE booting, local mirrors and other tricks he uses to automate Linux server installations. You will be amazed and delighted by Eric's daring demonstrations of eliminating the mundane aspects of installing a new system while still getting the system you want, the system you need, even the system you deserve. This presentation is suitable for all audiences. If you have ever installed a Linux system, or thought about it, you'll learn something fun.

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Emcee: 
richard

KWLUG Meeting: January 4 2010

NOTE: This meeting will be held at a new location: St John's Kitchen in Kitchener, at the corner of Weber and Victoria. Doors will open around 6:30pm.

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Date: 
Monday, 4 January 2010
Presentation Topic

LaTeX

Kyle Spaans will show us the care, feeding and deciphering of the LaTeX typesetting language.

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KWLUG Meeting: December 7 2009

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Nominee: flameeyes
Date: 
Monday, 7 December 2009
Presentation Topic

When you cannot be there... Remote access and collaboration.

In this presentation I will show how you can remotely access other computers to work as if you were in front of the keyboard or let other people view your desktop or control your computer, even behind firewalls. All using Free software.

The presentation will be at the end user level, showing the practical and hands-on side of it. The presentation is not about explaining the technology, just how to use it.

Topic Status: 
Topic suggestion or request
Author is volunteer presenter
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Emcee: 
Raul Suarez

KWLUG Meeting: November 2 2009

This meeting is scheduled to be held at the Heuther Hotel in Waterloo. It will be held in the Heuther boardroom, which is on the third floor of the building. You'll find the boardroom by going up the to second floor, through the bar and up one more flight of stairs.

Join us at 7pm sharp for the presentation. Or join us as early as 6:30 for conversation and questions before the meeting starts.

We'll adjourn to one of the Heuther dining rooms after the presentation for refreshments and further discussion.

Presented
Nominee: Memtest86+
Date: 
Monday, 2 November 2009
Presentation Topic

Linux Tools for Monitoring and performance

In this presentation, Khalid will go through various tools and techniques used to analyze performance issues with systems running Linux.

We will cover a bit of everything:
- Status tools
- Debugging/profiling, with an emphasis on performance rather than code debugging.
- Monitoring tools
- Statistics tools

We will examine live systems running the above tools where possible, in order to show real life data ...

Topic Status: 
Topic suggestion or request
Author is volunteer presenter
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KWLUG Meeting: October 5 2009

This meeting is scheduled to be held at the Heuther Hotel in Waterloo. It will be held in the Heuther boardroom, which is on the third floor of the building. You'll find the boardroom by going up the to second floor, through the bar and up one more flight of stairs.

Join us at 7pm sharp for the presentation. Or join us as early as 6:30 for conversation and questions before the meeting starts.

We'll adjourn to one of the Heuther dining rooms after the presentation for refreshments and further discussion.

Presented
Nominee: CIPPIC
Date: 
Monday, 5 October 2009
Presentation Topic

But I don't want to look at the source code!

Sometimes quick and dirty get the job done. As Perl programmers say "There
is more than one way to do it" and in the case of a finding out why a
program is not doing what you would like to do this is very true. One could
fire up the debugger and dig into the source code but often simpler and
faster methods are available. In the cases where you don't have the source
code these may be all you have. t

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Software Freedom Day: Saturday, September 19 2009

KWLUG is helping celebrate Software Freedom Day. We will have talks, an installfest, and other festivities. You can see more details on the official page .

Please join us and bring a friend!

We can use volunteers as well.

(Yes. This is the same day as Talk Like a Pirate Day. Deal.)

Date: 
Saturday, 19 September 2009

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, September 14 2009

This meeting is scheduled to be held at the Heuther Hotel in Waterloo. It will be held in the Heuther boardroom, which is on the third floor of the building. You'll find the boardroom by going up the to second floor, through the bar and up one more flight of stairs.

Join us at 7pm sharp for the presentation. Or join us as early as 6:30 for conversation and questions before the meeting starts.

We'll adjourn to one of the Heuther dining rooms after the presentation for refreshments and further discussion.

Presented
Nominee: OpenLayers
Date: 
Monday, 14 September 2009
Presentation Topic

The Apache Web Server

Khalid Baheyeldin of 2bits.com, Inc, will lead us through an in depth trip for the Apache web server, including:

  • Overview of the HTTP protocol that powers the entire world wide web
  • Overview of Apache, history, license, who uses it, popularity
  • Installation of Apache
  • Configuration details for apache
  • Overview of some commonly user Apache modules
  • Being dynamic (CGI, FastCGI, inline)
  • Tips of security
  • Discussion, questions, comments
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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, August 10 2009

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Nominee: Mapnik
Date: 
Monday, 10 August 2009
Presentation Topic

Syslog servers and log parsing

NOTE: This meeting is scheduled to be held at the Heuther Hotel in Waterloo. It will be held in the Heuther boardroom, which is on the third floor of the building (go up the second floor, through the bar and up one more flight of stairs).

Computers generate a lot of logs. Sometimes the logfiles contain useful information or warnings about your computers, routers, printers and other devices on your network. Reading and understanding all those logs can quickly get overwhelming, but a syslog server can help.

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