Recent Meeting Details

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August Meeting: Overview of Intellectual Property Issues in Open-Source Software, ongoing projects update

Date: August 4, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin College (Woodroffe Campus), room T327

We have had projector issues for the past couple of months, so we hope to have an extra projector available, just in case the room unit has not been fixed.

This month we will be having two presentations, intellectual property issues in open source and an update on some projects that have been discussed in the past..

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.

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Overview of Intellectual Property Issues in Open-Source Software

Speaker: Adam Saunders

Adam will be giving an overview of intellectual property issues in open-source software.


Work In Progress

Project Update

Speaker: John C. Nash

John Nash will be giving an update talk on one of his many active projects. In John's own words, "Over the years I have had to deal with very large numbers of disparate files for teaching, research, administration, and personal activities. I have used a variety of tools, and developed a few of my own, in particular rmaiib (ReMove files from tree A If they are In tree B). In using different tools, it soon becomes clear that one needs a range of different approaches depending on the situation. Moreover, it is becoming more and more important to be able to automate the cleanup process to reduce not just the storage burden, but the costs of wading through unwanted material and deciding what is to be kept and what is to be discarded."

The presentation will attempt to review some tools and their pros and cons.



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July Meeting: LITW 2016

Date: July 17, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Location: Strathcona Park Ottawa

This year LITW will be held at Strathcona Park on Sunday July 17 @ 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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July Meeting: Rescheduled: Block box testing and short dashing presentation

Date: July 7, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin College (Woodroffe Campus), room T327

Due to the projector issues, we are doing the talks that did not happen last month

Tonight we will have two presentations, the one on black box recorders and one on the dashing dashboard.

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 and possibly the BoF, 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.

Black Box Pi

Raspberry Pi as a "Black Box" Tester

Speaker: Ian Gorman

It sits on an Ethernet connection and makes hourly downloads to measure speed.

When you get it back, you attach a keyboard, monitor and mouse, and use R to produce a summary report and some graphs.


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A short talk on dashing

Speaker: Scott Murphy

In the past, we made a number of attempts to get one of the Shopify people responsible for dashing to give a talk on their framework. That never worked out, so to make up for it, I'll give a brief talk on dashing based off of an existing tutorial. I also have a demo dashboard to show after we go over the basics, so you might get ideas.



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June Meeting: Block box testing and short dashing presentation

Date: June 2, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin College (Woodroffe Campus), room T327

Note that the room has changed

Tonight we will have two presentations, the one on black box recorders from last month and a second on the dashing dashboard.

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 and possibly the BoF, 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.

Black Box Pi

Raspberry Pi as a "Black Box" Tester

Speaker: Ian Gorman

It sits on an Ethernet connection and makes hourly downloads to measure speed.

When you get it back, you attach a keyboard, monitor and mouse, and use R to produce a summary report and some graphs.


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A short talk on dashing

Speaker: Scott Murphy

In the past, we made a number of attempts to get one of the Shopify people responsible for dashing to give a talk on their framework. That never worked out, so to make up for it, I'll give a brief talk on dashing based off of an existing tutorial. I also have a demo dashboard to show after we go over the basics, so you might get ideas.



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May Meeting: Presentation frustrations and Block box testing

Date: May 5, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin College (Woodroffe Campus), room T327

This is our first meeting of the new corporate year. Tonight we will have two presentations, one on presentation software and the other on black box recorders.

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 and possibly the BoF, 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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Presentation Frustrations Reduced

Speaker: Scott Murphy

This was supposed to happen in April, however we ran a little longer on the AGM and there was a lot of discussion during the IPv6 talk and it was pushed to May.

Explore the outcome of Scott's recent frustration with traditional presentation tools


Black Box Pi

Raspberry Pi as a "Black Box" Tester

Speaker: Ian Gorman

It sits on an Ethernet connection and makes hourly downloads to measure speed.

When you get it back, you attach keyboard, monitor and mouse, and use R to produce a summary report and some graphs.



Past Meetings

2016 August Meeting Overview of Intellectual Property Issues in Open-Source Software, ongoing projects update
2016 July Meeting LITW 2016
2016 July Meeting Rescheduled: Block box testing and short dashing presentation
2016 June Meeting Block box testing and short dashing presentation
2016 May Meeting Presentation frustrations and Block box testing
2016 April Meeting AGM, IPv6 talk, Presentation issues and maybe more
2016 March Meeting (Updated) Scanning Woes, Pandoc bugs, Let's Encrypt
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
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