Date: March 6, 2014 at
Location: Shopify Headquarters
This month we will actually be having the short topic talk by Ian Gorman on slide generation and a main talk by Robert P. J. Day on systemd. In addition, we will be having a BOF on UEFI installations led by John Nash and as a standard feature, we will be offering GPG key signing after the main talk.
Next month (April) is the AGM and election of board members. We have had a loss of two board members, so we would like at least two people to volunteer to be on the board. In addition, according to our bylaws, we need at least twenty people to be at the meeting in order to meet the requirements for the AGM and election of officers. If anyone is interested serving on the board, please contact the secretary, RGB. We do not run for a position, those are assigned at the first board meeting after the election. If we have too many people, there will be an election with ballots. Anyone can be nominated, including self-nomination. In addition, we have a requirement for attendees at the AGM to sign an attendance sheet in order to prove we had 20 people present. Proxies are permitted, so anyone who can not make it to the meeting can nominate somebody be their proxy. An email stating that a specified individual will hold your proxy will be sufficient for our purposes. This will be mentioned again at the beginning of the evening.
As per our newer format, we will have a one hour pre-meeting item from 6:00 to 7:00 for people who are new to Linux, have general questions, or wish to help out with people who are just getting started.
Ian Gorman will give a brief demonstration to show how he used OpenOffice and R to prepare slides for a technical presentation to the Ottawa Vintage Radio Club
Robert will be giving a talk based on his experiences with systemd over the past few months.
John will be leading a BOF on the joy of UEFI. Open discussion and experience stories welcome
After the formal presentation, we will have a GPG key signing for anyone who wishes to have their GPG key signed. This will be very informal, more of an activity rather than a talk. In order to participate, you will need a few things:
Ideally, you should bring small pieces of paper with your name, email and pgp key fingerprint on them to hand out to people. You can include a small "verified" checkbox that someone can mark if they choose to check identification.
Do you have an idea about how to promote Linux and Open Source Software in Ottawa? OCLUG may be able to help with up to $500 towards your expenses.
Shopify is at 126 York Street. Enter from the parking lot at the back.
We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm.
Before every meeting, we have a New-to-Linux meeting for anyone who wants to learn or wants some help with their Linux system. This happens from 6:00pm to 7:00pm