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Upcoming Meetings and Events

OCLUG usually meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm
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May Meeting: FIRST Robotics Competition

Date: May 7, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Rosemount Branch, Ottawa Public Library

We will be having a short talk on regular expressions by Ian Gorman, followed by the main talk on the FIRST Robotics Competition and the local team, the Ashbury College Coltenoids' use of open source software.


There will be a one hour pre-meeting item from 17:30 to 18:30 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.

Regular Expressions

Regular Expressions 101

Speaker: Ian Gorman

Regular expressions allow you to find words (or other strings) particular kind instead of requiring you to look for individual words.

Instead of looking for "Tom", "Dick" and "Harry", you can look for all the words that start with a capital letter and where all the other letters are lowercase. Or all the strings in a program that are 'legal' C identifiers.

You don't need a book for this (although a good one is available) - you can do a lot with a few simple tricks. If you know those tricks, you can pick up the other tricks when you need them.

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FIRST Robotics Competition

Speaker: Aaron Wilcox

Aaron will be talking about the FIRST Robotics Competition and the Ashbury College Coltenoids' use of open-source software for this competition.



Promote Linux in Ottawa

Do you have an idea about how to promote Linux and Open Source Software in Ottawa? OCLUG may be able to help with up to $500 towards your expenses.

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Meeting Location

For 2015, we will be meeting at the Rosemount branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 18 Rosemount Avenue near Wellington. Street parking is available and there are bus routes (2, 14) that run nearby. We also have a new start time, 18:30. As this is the OPL, we also have to be done by 20:15

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