[kwlug-announce] Meeting Monday: bazaar, Drupal

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Fri Sep 7 23:56:43 EDT 2012


Theatre of the Bazaar: In this riveting drama, Adam (played by Adam
Glauser) struggles against the forces of file mismatches, sprawling
software repositories and accidental deletions.  He teams up with a
misunderstood underdog version control system (played by bazaar) to
vanquish their foes and learn about themselves and each other. Glauser
gives a fresh face to an old story, in a performance that is getting
early Oscar buzz. Rated PG. 

Adventures in Drupalia: A hapless systems administrator (played by
Paul Nijjar) is thrust into the world of web development. Despite the
dated visuals (didn't LaTeX go out of style in the 90s?) and blatant
miscasting, the film draws viewers into the strange sociology and
technology of the Drupal content management system. Rated PG-13.

FLOSS Fund LXIV - jQuery: The latest incarnation of this
software-exploitation franchise features jQuery (http://jquery.com), and
innocent JavaScript library that started out making AJAXy dynamic
websites easy to build, and ended up being the victim of wanton
philanthropy by KWLUG members. Rated R. 


Ubuntu Global Jam (Release date: Saturday, Sept 8, 4-8pm). The trials
and triumphs of DJ Darcy as he whips up a ragtag group of Free
Software fans into Elite Ubuntu Contributors. Will the KW Locos squash
enough bugs and launch enough pads to be ready for Ubuntu Dance-a-thon
12.10? Held at Kwartzlab, 283 Duke St West, Kitchener. Rated G.

Software Freedom Day 2012 (Release date: Saturday, Sept 22, 10am-4pm).
The 2012 edition of this holiday franchise showcases newbie-friendly
talks on writing your own software, free software photography, and
transitioning from manufacturing to IT, in addition to beloved
holiday traditions like installfests and DVD giveaways. Held at the Queen
Street Commons, 43 Queen Street South.  Rated G.

The Internet Democracy Cafe (Release date: Wednesday, Sept 26,
7-9:30pm).  This documentary probes into the questions of how changing
Canadian legislation affects our ability to peacefully organize and
share information over the Internet. Energetic scenes of group
discussion in addition to the usual talking heads. Also held at the
Queen Street Commons. Rated PG.


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- Paul


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