[kwlug-announce] Meeting Monday: Apache 2: Electric Boogaloo

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Fri Sep 11 23:47:52 EDT 2009


It's September. You know what that means. Back to school! Back
to work! And at this month's KWLUG meeting, we're going back to the 
apache web server! 

By popular demand, Khalid Baheyeldin will be following up his
presentation on the LAMP stack with an in-depth look at the Apache web
server. He'll refresh us on basic setup and usage, then share his
expertise as a professional web developer by taking us deep into the
heart of configuration and tuning. This presentation will begin at
7pm at the Heuther. 

This month's FLOSS Fund nominee is OpenLayers, which Andrew Cant
presented a few months ago. OpenLayers is a Javascript library used to
display the "slippy maps" used on the OpenStreetMap project. See
http://www.openlayers.org for more information. 

(We're looking for more FLOSS Fund nominees, incidentally. They don't
even need to be map related! If you have some worthy projects to
nominate, contact me or fill out a nomination on the website.) 

Of the many things going on this month, the most time-sensitive is the
Canadian Copyright Consultation, which ends this Sunday, on September
13. Although it seems likely that this sitting of the federal
government will not pass copyright legislation before the next federal
election, it is important that we make our voices heard. The "Fair
Copyright for Canada" group has posted a 4 page quickstart to
contributing here: http://faircopy.ca/participate/

Although it's hard to believe, the arrival of September means it's
almost October, which means that it's almost time for Ontario Linux
Fest. This year the conference will be taking place in the context of
"Toronto Open Source Week" from October 24-30. Along with
Ontario Linux Fest, there will be a Wordpress meetup and the FSOSS
2009 conference. You can register for the Ontario Linux Fest at
http://onlinux.ca , and learn more about Toronto Open Source week at 
http://torontoopensourceweek.pbworks.com/

On Saturday, September 19, The Working Centre, KWLUG and the UW
Computer Science Club will be celebrating Software Freedom Day. We'll
have an Installfest/Troubleshootingfest, 20-minute talks,
demonstrations and lots of fun. You can volunteer, or just come out
and invite a friend. See http://www.theworkingcentre.org/sfd09 for
more information. (Actually, don't check that quite yet. Content will
be up tomorrow.) 

The hackerspace initiative in Kitchener-Waterloo has achieved an
important milestone: last month they opened their space! On October 1
the KWartzlab will be having its grand opening, and everybody is
invited to check out their new digs. See http://kwartzlab.ca for more
information.

After a brief August break, the KW Drupal Group is active again. They
will have their next meeting on Thursday, September 17. It will be a
Q&A roundtable. See http://groups.drupal.org/waterloo-region for more
information. 

Phew. I think that's the avalanche, folks. Now all you need to know is
that our meetings have moved (permanently, I think) to the Heuther
Hotel: 

Heuther Hotel
59 King Street North
(Corner of Princess and King streets)
Waterloo, Ontario 

We meet on the Boardroom in the third floor. Check out
http://kwlug.org/node/655 for pictures and maps. 

- Paul




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