[kwlug-announce] Meeting Monday: Python 3, Voting Systems (Dec 2020)

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Sat Dec 5 03:20:37 EST 2020

We were already in the red, but it is starting to look grey. The days
are short and the sun is in hiding. The War on Christmas is finally
over, and the grinches won. Thank goodness there is a KWLUG meeting to
look forward to. 

This month we have a special treat, courtesy of our friends at WatPy.
Special envoy Derek Steinmoeller will be on hand to talk about Python3
for Linux users. If you have realized just how much bash scripting
sucks (don't give me that. yes it does), but still want to write
scripts and automate things, this is the talk for you. In addition to
automating things and writing apps for the desktop, he will also
talk about Python scripting for the Raspberry Pi. 

Also on the card for this meeting is Mikalai Birukou, who will tell us
about his work on electronic voting systems. If this topic sounds
familiar, it is because Mikalai was originally scheduled to deliver it
for September's meeting, but had to cancel at the last minute.
Election excitement may have faded, but discussions on whether you can
hope to have secure voting online are evergreen.

Also from our friends at WatPy: a Talk Club, where people will get
together and collectively watch talks relevant to the Python
community. If you wish you watched more talks but have been lacking
a community to discuss the topics (or the discipline to sit down and
watch them when Freecell is calling) then this is the club for you.
Sign up for the first event on Dec 10 here:

Do you know of FLOSS-friendly groups in town? Invite them to send an
envoy and give us a talk. COVID has shut many meetup groups down, but
they are welcome to join us as we keep trucking along.

This month's meeting will be held at our very favourite place in the
world: our BigBlueButton instance:

There will be no passcode. If you want access via a phone bridge email

The meeting starts at 7pm. See you then?

- Paul
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