Past Meetings

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 05 May 2008

The meeting starts at 7pm, and the doors open for conversation and networking at 6pm.

Presented
Nominee: GNU PDF
Date: 
Monday, 5 May 2008
Presentation Topic

Python website creation with Django

Kareem Shehata will show off his mad skills designing websites with Django, a web framework for Python.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 07 April 2008

New User Night!

Bring a new or potential new GNU/Linux user to the meeting for a night of introductory computer fun.

Doors open at 6pm for casual conversation and networking. The formal presentation starts at 7:00pm sharp!

Some of you may choose to join us at a local restaurant for more discussion and refreshments after the meeting.

Date: 
Monday, 7 April 2008
Presentation Topic

Noobie night: What can I do with FLOSS? What can I do with linux?

This is a presentation for the desktop home user.

This is not a technical presentation. No admin, no root, no command line.

Bring at least one guest that is new to FLOSS (family/friend/neighbor/co-worker). Promise them that they'll discover many possibilities on how to use their computer without having to spend a fortune on sofware, without running antivirus and without activelly maintaining the OS.

The presentation will have three segments

Topic Status: 
Author is volunteer presenter
Presented
Emcee: 
Raul Suarez

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 03 March 2008

The meeting starts at 7pm, and the doors open for conversation and networking at 6pm.

Presented
Date: 
Monday, 3 March 2008
Presentation Topic

Subversion, git and Linux on a USB Key

We have three great presentations lined up for the March meeting:

  • Raul Suarez will demonstrate how to install Linux on a USB key. This installation can then be booted from any computer that supports USB booting.
  • Andrew Cant will demonstrate the Subversion version control system. He will include some background of version control management concepts.
Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 04 February 2008

The meeting starts at 7pm, and the doors open for conversation and networking at 6pm.

Presented
Nominee: LinuxBIOS
Date: 
Monday, 4 February 2008
Presentation Topic

How-To: A Flexible, Hands-on Software Demo Room

Imagine a live demonstration of a Content Management System (CMS) where each member of the audience can follow the presentation with their own copy of the software running on a laptop in front of them. Now, after a 10 minute break, each laptop is emulating an OLPC machine, complete with network ability. After another 10 minute break, each laptop is now running a different CMS for the audience to put through its paces.

Our own Lori Paniak will give a newbie-friendly tutorial on how to use VMware in Linux to accomplish this silicon sleight-of-hand.

Topic Status: 
Author is volunteer presenter
Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 07 January 2008

Happy New Year! And welcome to the first 2008 meeting of keeping your Free Software Resolution. KWLUG meetings are open to everybody with an interest in Free Software, GNU/Linux and Open Source. Arrive when the doors open at 6pm for conversation and networking. Formal presentations start at 7pm. Often, many of us relocate to a restaurant for further discussion and sustenance after the meeting ends at 9pm.

Presented
Nominee: wxwidgets
Date: 
Monday, 7 January 2008
Presentation Topic

LinuxMCE

LinuxMCE is a free, open source add-on to Kubuntu including a 10' UI, complete whole-house media solution with pvr + distributed media, and the most advanced smarthome solution available. It is stable, easy to use, and requires no knowledge of Linux and only basic computer skills.

With our history of "Standing Room Only" for MYTH-TV presentations, you'll want to be sure to arrive early for this Instant Classic as presented by our very own John Van Ostrand.

Presented

Happy GNU Year

Happy GNU Year.

Date: 
Tuesday, 1 January 2008

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 03 December 2007

The meeting starts at 7pm, and the doors open for conversation and networking at 6pm.

Presented
Nominee: pilot-link
Date: 
Monday, 3 December 2007
Presentation Topic

64Studio--Linux for aspiring musicians (on a budget or not)

Brent is our resident turntable mix-ologist and DJ-Extrordinaire. He's going to whip a little Learnin' on us regarding audio.

Topic Status: 
Author is volunteer presenter
Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 05 November 2007

The meeting starts at 7pm, and the doors open for conversation and networking at 6pm.

Presented
Date: 
Monday, 5 November 2007
Presentation Topic

Eye Candy! Beryl/compiz. What's it all about?

We'll have a demonstration and explanation of the fancy eye-candy extensions.

Topic Status: 
Author is volunteer presenter
Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 01 October 2007

Presented
Date: 
Monday, 1 October 2007
Presentation Topic

Hardware solutions spectacular

This meeting will be round-table style. John will lead off with a laptop and discuss the challenges presented by the hardware selections made by the laptop manufacturer and how he solved them.

Bring your challenging hardware and tell us how to address it.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 10 September 2007

We have a vendor presentation scheduled for this meeting. Doors open at 6pm for casual conversation and networking. Formal presentation starts at 7pm.

Presented
Date: 
Monday, 10 September 2007
Presentation Topic

Virtualization with VMware

VMware provides virtualization products. The largest of four world wide VMware support centres is in Burlington, Ontario.

Brian Ferguson and a number of colleagues from VMware will delight us with stories from inside VMware. They'll provide us with configuration and deployment tips to make VMware work better for us.

Presentation outline
* Introduction to VMware and a little about our culture
* Most Interesting Cases we have faced
* Strangest Cases we have faced
* Most Challenging Cases we have faced
* Recognizing when and when NOT to use VMware products

Presented
Emcee: 
richard
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