[kwlug-disc] [kwlug-announce] Meeting Monday: Security

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Mon Sep 12 01:40:13 EDT 2011


For the after meeting, what's the preference?

I vote Firkin this month, but majority can rule. :-)

- Chris


On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 07:09:52AM -0400, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> 
> Canadian Thanksgiving is not until next month, but as far as I am
> concerned this is the peak of harvest season. In the fields and in the
> markets you will find ground cherries and tomatoes, eggplants and
> peppers and the last of the peaches. In the classrooms you will find
> new crops of students who have not yet had their enthusiasm crushed
> out of them. And in our community you will find a cornucopia of
> interesting computer events and meetings going on.
> 
> There is of course our KWLUG meeting this Monday at 7pm, which is all
> about computer security (in particular cryptography). Tim Laurence is
> an engaging speaker who makes text-based slides come to life, and his
> explanation of security principles is sure to be theatrical.
> 
> If that is not enough security for you, on Tuesday the 13th Fernando
> Duran is helping organize the second quarterly Kitchener-Waterloo
> Security Unconference: http://www.watsec.com/unconference . It will
> begin at 6pm at the Accelerator Centre in Waterloo.
> 
> Today (Saturday the 10th) the Kwartzlab people are holding a
> "Kwartzlab Junkyard" event from 1pm-7pm. See
> http://www.kwartzlab.ca/2011/09/kwartzlab-junkyard-tomorrow-check-out-our-junk/
> for a sampling of their wares. 
> 
> In an unusual development, the KWLUG meeting (on the first non-holiday
> Monday of the month) and the Drupal User Group (on the third Thursday)
> are happening the same week. This Thursday three members of the
> University of Waterloo Drupal team will discuss their gigantic project
> to move the university's webspace to drupal. See
> http://groups.drupal.org/waterloo-region for details.
> 
> Then there is Software Freedom Day, which is to be held next Saturday
> from 10am-4pm. This event will feature talks, demos, and installfest
> and CD giveaways. It is geared towards a general audience, so if you
> know people who might be interested in Linux and other FLOSS but are not
> highly-technical (or if you are interested in free software but have
> not really gotten into it much) then please invite them along. This
> will be held at the Working Centre's Queen Street buildings from
> 10am-4pm, and you can get more info here:
> http://www.theworkingcentre.org/sfd
> 
> Also of interest to non-experts is an initiative to organize 
> a "Linux and Free Software Literacy" course through the KW FreeSkool.
> (Disclaimer! I am involved with this.) A tentative course outline is
> here: 
> 
> http://kwfreeskool.wordpress.com/linux-and-free-software-literacy/ 
> 
> If you or somebody you know would be interested in
> participating, please contact kwfreeskool at gmail.com .
> 
> Here is a teaser for our October meeting: it will be a social
> event, but it will be a pretty special one -- KWLUG is approximately
> 10 years old, and we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary. That
> meeting will be October 3. 
> 
> I guess I should also tell you about our FLOSS Fund nominee. It is a
> little program called Inkscape -- a vector program that is great for
> designing posters, logos, and other SVG art. You can donate to
> Inkscape at the meeting, or you can contact me and we will figure out
> how you can contribute to the donation. 
> 
> As usual, our meeting will be held at 
> 
> St John's Kitchen 
> 97 Victoria St North
> (Corner of Victoria and Weber)
> Kitchener
> 
> There are maps and photos of the location on our website:
> http://www.kwlug.org . Although transit access is not fantastic, 97
> Victoria is a fairly short walk from King Street. There is car parking
> at the Worth a Second Look parking lot, and bike parking along the
> side of the building.
> 
> 
> -- 
> http://pnijjar.freeshell.org 
> 
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