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Upcoming Meetings and Events

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2015 LITW: LITW 2015

Date: July 12, 2015 at 1 p.m.
Location: Strathcona Park Ottawa

This year LITW will be held at Strathcona Park on Sunday July 12 @ 13:00 (1:00pm) rain or shine.

This is a casual, family oriented event. Bring kids, significant others, devices, laptops, battery operated projects, autonomous vehicle, drone, camera or whatever suits your fancy. Bring some food to share and a fun attitude. I’ve been told the squirrels are friendly.

The board will bring a cooler of pop/juice/water, some paper plates, utensils, paper towels and anything else we think would be a good idea.

If you are planning on attending, please RSVP to the board with a count of how many people you are bringing so we have an idea as to how much to bring.

Looking forward to another successful LITW and we will see you there!

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June Meeting: From Latex to Epub, and in between

Date: June 4, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Rosemount Branch, Ottawa Public Library

We will be having a short talk on regular expressions by Ian Gorman, followed by the main talk by John updating a prior talk on electronic publishing


There will be a one hour pre-meeting item from 17:30 to 18:30 for people who are new to Linux, have general questions, or wish to help out with people who are just getting started.

After Meeting Social:

After the meeting, there will be a social event at one of the nearby pubs or restaurants. A short discussion and vote as to location will be taken then.

GPG Keysigning:

After the main talk there will be the opportunity for a GPG key signing. This is a monthly offering, just look for Scott after the talk and we can go from there. Bring some kind of photo ID and some keyslips if you expect people to sign your key.If you need some method of creating pages of keyslips, there is an online slip generator available.

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Static site generators

Speaker: Scott Murphy

Remember when a web site was just a series of HTML files? Quick to load, relatively easy to manage and no databases to worry about? That world is still here, although in a much different format. Rather than write HTML, you can use a different markup language and still get impressive content. This is a short overview of static site generators, why you might want to use one and a quick example of one of them.

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From Latex to Epub, and in between.

Speaker: John C. Nash

John Nash updates a talk he gave a couple of years ago with more recent experiences in improving workflow for writing books that are eventually distributed in epub form.

Questions, comments, and shared experiences welcome. The speaker will give a bit of background to some of the formats and tools he uses.



Promote Linux in Ottawa

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.

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Meeting Location

For 2015, we will be meeting at the Rosemount branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 18 Rosemount Avenue near Wellington. Street parking is available and there are bus routes (2, 14) that run nearby. We also have a new start time, 18:30. As this is the OPL, we also have to be done by 20:15

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