Recent Meeting Details

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February Meeting: Libreoffice and more

Date: February 4, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin College (Woodroffe Campus), room T303

Note This meeting is at the Woodroff campus of Algonquin in Building T, room T-303 at 7:00pm

This month we will be having a talk on libreoffice, one on open data with ipython notebooks and maybe a third, unknown at present. If any others come in over the next few days, this post will be updated to reflect the new information.

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.

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LibreOffice Master Documents

Speaker: Aaron Wilcox

This will be a short talk on composite document creation


iPython Notebook

iPython notebooks, open data and pandas

Speaker: Scott Murphy

A brief look at iPython notebooks and some of the things you can do with them. Similar to using KnitR



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January Meeting: Ansible talk

Date: January 14, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin College (Woodroffe Campus), room T303

Note This meeting is at the Woodroff campus of Algonquin in Building T, room T-303 at 7:00pm

This month we will be having at least a talk on orchestration of systems. If any others come in over the next few days, this post will be updated to reflect the new information.

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.

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Ansible - Short Introduction

Speaker: Scott Murphy

This talk will be a short (hopefully between 30 - 45 min) introduction to Ansible which is a configuration management system like puppet, chef, cfengine, bcfg, etc. It does have some major differences as well, making it useful for managing things on a small scale as well as large scale. More details during the talk.



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December Meeting: Distro Talk 2015

Date: December 3, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin College (Woodroffe Campus), room T303

Note This meeting is at the Woodroff campus of Algonquin in Building T, room T-317 at 7:00pm

This month we will be having a distro talk. If you have a distro or specialty you are interested in and want to share some information on, feel free to take a turn at the front of the room when the scheduled speakers are done.

We have at three distros/environments scheduled so far, but there is room for more. If this changes, the page will be updated.

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.

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CentOS Overview

Speaker: Scott Murphy

Scott will be giving a brief overview of CentOS


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Linux Mint

Speaker: Kelly Kendrick

Kelly will be giving a brief overview of Linux Mint


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Kodi and Openelec

Speaker: John C. Nash

John will be giving a brief talk on Kodi and Openelec on an ASUS EEE 900


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Ubuntu Linux

Speaker: Ian Gorman

Ian will be giving a short talk on Ubuntu


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Puppy Linux

Speaker: Ian Gorman

Ian will be giving a short talk on Puppy



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November Meeting: Malware Reverse Engineering

Date: November 5, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin College (Woodroffe Campus), room T303

Note This meeting is at the Woodroff campus of Algonquin in Building T, room T-317 at 7:00pm

This month we will be having a single talk on malware reverse engineering. The talk will be filled with examples and may go on for an extended period, depending on audience interest..

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.

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Malware Reverse Engineering

Speaker: Patrick Malcom

Most intrusions involve some form of malicious software. When investigating an incident, the responder typically seeks to answer questions such as: Which systems are affected? What actions can the malware specimen perform on the system? How does it spread? How does it maintain contact with the attacker? These questions can all be answered by analyzing the malware.

Patrick Malcolm will demonstrate how malware reverse engineering can support the efforts of those pursuing adversaries employing malicious code in their trade-craft.



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October Meeting: Short topics and open talk night

Date: October 1, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin College (Woodroffe Campus), room T303

Note This meeting is at the Woodroff campus of Algonquin in Building T, room T-317 at 7:00pm

This month we will be having a few short talks kind of a lightning talk night. We only have one talk finalized so far, but if anyone has a topic they would like to make a short presentation on, we will entertain them as well. As talk details are confirmed, they will be added to the list.

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.

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"LibreOffice and Scribus: Which One? Or Both?"

Speaker: Ian Gorman

A short talk and demo about how Ian uses them and when he would choose one over the other.


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Visi-uh-oh!

Speaker: Scott Murphy

A short talk on what to do when you realize that the person who documented all the network just took off and everything is in visio format. All is not lost



Past Meetings

2016 February Meeting Libreoffice and more
2016 January Meeting Ansible talk
2015 December Meeting Distro Talk 2015
2015 November Meeting Malware Reverse Engineering
2015 October Meeting Short topics and open talk night
2015 August Meeting Using browsers securely
2015 LITW LITW 2015
2015 June Meeting From Latex to Epub, and in between
2015 May Meeting FIRST Robotics Competition
2015 April Meeting AGM and mutt presentation
2015 March Meeting The GNU EMACS Editor
2015 February Meeting Short Topics and BoF
2015 January Meeting Recent interesting legal news regarding open-source software
2014 December Meeting Vim Talk
2014 November Meeting BoF Session
2014 October Meeting Intro to Arduino
2014 September Meeting Open Topics and Swap Meet
2014 August Meeting A Short Introduction the Ecere SDK
2014 LITW Linux In The Wild 2014
2014 June Meeting BBQ, Beer, BOFs
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