Date: September 5, 2013 at
Location: Shopify Headquarters
Alex Pilon will be giving a talk on the suckless project. For those who do not know what that is, it is a project to develop software that sucks less. The focus is on simplicity, clarity and frugality. Lightweight applications that do one thing well.
At present, we do not have a lightning talk presenter and do not have the list of BOF topics firmed up yet
This month, Alex Pilon will be giving an introduction to the suckless project. The talk will include an overview, disclaimers, warnings and why you want to use it. It will then go on to briefly go over the sub projects with more detail on the ones that Alex finds of particular interest. There will be some demos of features and room for questions and answers.
The suckless project includes:
For anyone who wishes to read up in advance, Alex has provided the following URLs:
Alex is a 3rd year, software engineering student at Carleton. He has been using Linux since October of his first year. Vim over emacs, favours C, awk, shell scripting and Python. Started out on Arch although disillusioned now. His career interests are in networking and security and is currently doing a co-op term at GENBAND.
Shopify is in the Byward Market, at 126 York Street, half a block east of Dalhousie and the Byward Market. Enter from the parking lot at the back.