Past Meetings

Software Freedom Day, Sept 17

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


KWLUG Meeting: Monday Sept 12 2011

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.


KWLUG Meeting: Monday, August 8 2011

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


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.

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"


KWLUG Meeting: Monday, June 6 2011

Monday, 6 June 2011
Presentation Topic

Social Night

Join us for another KWLUG social night! Depending on attendee interest, this meeting might include:

- Interesting discussions about technical and social topics related to open source
- Hands-on informal demonstrations of interesting hardware and software (including projects being worked on by KWLUG members)
- Installfests and Linux troubleshooting help
- A keysigning party
- Snacks and munchies


KWLUG Meeting: Monday, May 2 2011

Monday, 2 May 2011
Presentation Topic

App Inventor Toolkit, Linux Security Overview

Brian Nickle will present the Google App Inventor for Android, a programming language that supports drag-and-drop programming.

Fernando Duran will present an overview of Linux server security, with a review of security areas, a checklist covering security aspects to be aware of, and a list of OS tools and free services you can use for security auditing.

John van Ostrand's presentation on the Sleuth Kit will be rescheduled.


KWLUG Meeting: Monday, April 4 2011

Monday, 4 April 2011
Presentation Topic


Lori Paniak will discuss the powerful OpenVPN virtual private network solution, which allows you to connect computers that are far away physically into a secure virtual network. OpenVPN server and/or client is available on a wide range of hardware from routers to servers running BSD, GNU/Linux, Windows and MacOSX.

Topics of discussion:
1) Generating your own Certificate Authority with Easy RSA. Creating and maintaining certificates and keys for use with OpenVPN.


KWLUG Meeting: Monday, March 7 2011


(We only video for Darcy's part of the presentation)

and a link to the video if the embedded version does not work.

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.


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.

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.


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.

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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