Recent Meeting Details

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October Meeting: Intro to Arduino

Date: October 2, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Location: Dymon Storage Boardroom, 110 Didsbury Road

Note: We currently do not have a fixed location for the monthly meetings, so this month it will be in Kanata. In November and December it will be at Dymon Storage on Carling Avenue (Carling at the Queensway)

This month we will be having an introductory talk on the arduino platform by Peter Sjöberg.

There will be 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.

After the main talk, there will be the opportunity for a GPG key signing. This is a standard offering, just look for Scott after the talk and we can go from there.

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Intro to Arduino

Speaker: Peter Sjöberg

Peter is going to give an introduction to the platform, go over the installation of the IDE and show some of the things you can accomplish with the platform.

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BoF Session

Speaker: various

We will not have a lot of room to break up, however we have the room until just before 9:00, so if anyone wants to have a discussion after the presentation, we can attempt to accommodate a couple of different topics.

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September Meeting: Open Topics and Swap Meet

Date: September 4, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Location: Dymon Storage Boardroom, 323 Coventry Rd

We do not have a specific topic this evening, so it is a free forum night. If you have questions, bring them and perhaps the collective experience of the group will be able to answer them.

In addition, this will be a hardware swap meet. If you have some unused hardware lying about, you can bring it along and see if anyone is interested in taking it away to a new home.

Given the new location and short notice, we will not be having the pre-meeting help session, however that does not mean we will not entertain such questions as part of the general meeting.

We will also entertain ideas for future meetings and volunteer speakers.

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August Meeting: A Short Introduction the Ecere SDK

Date: August 7, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Location: Shopify Headquarters

This month we will be having a talk on the Ecere SDK from Jérôme Jacovella-St-Louis, the founder and CTO of Ecere Corporation in Gatineau.

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.


The Ecere SDK

Speaker: Jérôme Jacovella-St-Louis

Jérôme will be giving an overview on the Ecere SDK - Free Open Source Software (Under the New BSD license). The SDK consists of:

  • Compiling tools for the eC programming language
  • The Ecere Integrated Development Environment (IDE) - Lets you write, build and debug applications, with support for C, C++ and eC programming languages so far
  • The Ecere runtime library - a cross-platform library (Windows, Linux, OS X, Android...) providing:
    • A GUI toolkit A uniform system API across platforms (Threads, Files, Archives, Persiste...)
    • 2D (Fonts, Bitmaps...) and 3D graphics
    • Network Communication

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2014 LITW: Linux In The Wild 2014

Date: July 13, 2014 at 1 p.m.
Location: Strathcona Park Ottawa

This is a casual, family oriented event. Bring kids, significant others, devices, laptops, battery operated projects, your homemade drone or whatever suits your fancy. Bring some food to share and a fun attitude.

LITW typically occurs around the same time as the Ottawa Linux Symposium, so we will probably have a few extras from the symposium attend as well. Come out and meet some new people and old friends.

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: BBQ, Beer, BOFs

Date: June 5, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Location: Smoque Shack

Unfortunately, we lost our venue this month due to Shopify's Hacker Week events. As a consolation, we have a reservation across the street at the Smoque Shack at 7:00.

Come out for discussions, food, beverages, break-out groups or whatever you feel like.

This also means we will not have a one hour pre-meeting item from 6:00 to 7:00 for people who are new to Linux, have general questions, etc.

Past Meetings

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
2014 May Meeting Experiences with Modern Document Production
2014 April Meeting AGM and EEC Memory Talk
2014 March Meeting OO+R, systemd, UEFI installations and GPG key signing for interested persons
2014 February Meeting OpenOffice and R, GPG update
2014 January Meeting Open Discussion on UEFI
2013 December Meeting Regular expressions, asterPibx followup, presentation software, and BOFs
2013 November Meeting Virtualization Intro and Device Trees
2013 October Meeting Remastersys, Asterisk on Raspberry Pi, BoFs
2013 September Meeting Introduction to the Suckless Project
2013 August Meeting Using VMs for Special Purposes, SUSEstudio talk and BTRFS presentation
2013 July Meeting Linux in the Wild 2013
2013 June Meeting Too much RAM breaks Internet! News at 7!
2013 May Meeting OpenStack Cloud Software
2013 April Meeting Annual General Meeting
2013 March Meeting Output! One way or another!
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