[oclug-announce] OCLUG's Annual General Meeting in April
scjody at modernduck.com
Mon Mar 13 18:38:30 EST 2006
Topics: * Vote for new board of directors
* Console user interfaces with Urwid
* Typesetting using mom and groff
Date: Tuesday April 4th, 2006
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Cost: Free (donations to OCLUG encouraged)
Location: Senate Room (083) of Tabaret Hall
University of Ottawa
The Ottawa Canada Linux Users Group invites you to take part in their
Annual General Meeting (AGM), being held on April 4th, 2006.
At this meeting, 6 candidates will be elected to the board of directors.
Candidates may self-nominate by adding themselves to this list:
The candidates will each have 2 minutes to tell you about themselves and
explain why they are running for the board of directors. Once the
speeches are over, members will be invited to cast their ballots.
We also have two presentations planned for the meeting:
Ian Ward will present Urwid:
This talk will include a brief discussion on Console User Interfaces and
an introduction to Urwid (http://excess.org/urwid/), a console user
interface library for Python. Urwid handles most of the tedious and
error-prone aspects of UI development. Listeners will not need an
understanding of the Python programming language, but some programming
experience will help to get the most out of the talk.
Ian Ward is the author of Urwid, and a number of other projects hosted
at excess.org. He has studied Computer Science at Carleton University
and the University of Ottawa. He was first introduced to Linux in 1999
while working at Corel, and is currently involved in application
development, web development, system administration and video processing
as well as running a retail business in Ottawa's west end.
Peter Schaffter will present mom and groff:
In addition to covering the basics of groff (GNU troff) and the mom
macro set, Schaffter's talk will touch on the strengths of the Unix
philosophy, an introduction to text processing with GNU/Linux,
recommendations for facilitating text processing, and will also provide
an introductory tutorial on document processing with groff and mom.
Peter Schaffter is the author of the mom macro set for groff, and, as
such, is part of the development team responsible for re-vitalizing
Unix's powerful and flexible troff typesetting system. A novelist,
classical pianist, composer and champion of free software, he currently
lives in Gatineau, Quebec.
After the meeting, all are welcome to attend the montly Beer SIG at the
Pour House (upstairs of the Aulde Dubliner) on William Street in the
For more information about this meeting, please contact info at
oclug.on.ca or visit http://www.oclug.on.ca .
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