Speech Synthesis & Linux on the Surface

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January Meeting: Speech Synthesis & Linux on the Surface

Date: January 5, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Location: Dymon Storage Boardroom, 110 Didsbury Road

Note - Room Change We will be meeting at Dymon Storage in Kanata, at 7:00pm

This month we will be having a talk on speech synthesis and running ubuntu on the Microsoft Surfacepossible an additional topic if someone volunteers.

Pre-meeting:

There will be a one hour pre-meeting item from 18:00 to 19:00 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.

Speech Synthesis with Festival Lite

Speaker: Scott Murphy

What is a speech synthesizer, some history, what would I use one for, and have they improved since "War Games?"


About the Speaker

Scott has been haunting server rooms and using/administrating Unix and Unix like systems for more than 30 years now. His background includes IT infrastructure, system administration, deployments and migrations, security and management. He is currently working as a consultant for the federal government.

Linux on a MS Surface

Speaker: Ian Gorman

Interested in playing with a Surface? Perhaps you do not need to run Windows after all. Ian will go over using Ubuntu on a MS Surface device.


About the Speaker

Ian has a lot of experience at applying experience outside of its original box.

He has solved problems in Economics, Math, Computer Science, logic based controllers, bicycles, and human relations, generally mixing in information from at least one other discipline or computer language to make it work, or work better. His experience with computers includes Linux, Mac, and several server OSes from IBM, Sun, and others. He has worked with drivers, parsers, API design, business rules, Java garbage collectors, and some less exotic code that just needed to work.


Finding the Meeting Location

https://www.google.ca/maps/preview?q=110+Didsbury+Road,+kanata,+Ontario&hl=en&sll=45.307567,-75.915795&sspn=0.007817,0.021136&vpsrc=0&hnear=110+Didsbury+Rd,+Kanata,+Ontario+K2T+1C4&t=m&z=16
http://www.dymonselfstorage.com/kanata-centrum-ottawa-storage.html

This location is north off the Queensway at Terry Fox Dr. The Terry Fox transit station is nearby and it is quite visible between Terry Fox and the Canadian Tire store in Kanata Centrum.



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