Date: February 5, 2014 at
Location: Shopify Headquarters
This month we have a short topic talk by Ian Gorman on slide generation and a main talk by Richard Guy Briggs on GPG.
As a reminder to the community, the AGM will be at the beginning of the April meeting. We have had a loss of two board members, so we would like at least two people to volunteer to be on the board. In addition, according to our bylaws, we need at least twenty people to be at the meeting in order to meet the requirements for the AGM and election of officers. If anyone is interested serving on the board, please contact the secretary, RGB. We do not run for a position, those are assigned at the first board meeting after the election. If we have too many people, there will be an election with ballots. Anyone can be nominated, including self-nomination.
After the presentations, there will be a GPG key signing for anyone who is interested.
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.
Ian Gorman will give a brief demonstration to show how he used OpenOffice and R to prepare slides for a technical presentation to the Ottawa Vintage Radio Club
Ian has a lot of experience at applying experience outside of its original box.
He has solved problems in Economics, Math, Computer Science, logic based controllers, bicycles, and human relations, generally mixing in information from at least one other discipline or computer language to make it work, or work better. His experience with computers includes Linux, Mac, and several server OSes from IBM, Sun, and others. He has worked with drivers, parsers, API design, business rules, Java garbage collectors, and some less exotic code that just needed to work.
Richard Guy Briggs (RGB) will be giving an updated talk on GPG
After the formal presentation, we will have a GPG key signing for anyone who wishes to have their GPG key signed. This will be very informal, more of an activity rather than a talk. In order to participate, you will need a few things:
Ideally, you should bring small pieces of paper with your name, email and pgp key fingerprint on them to hand out to people. You can include a small "verified" checkbox that someone can mark if they choose to check identification.
We can also discuss doing a CACert event if there is sufficient interest.
Scott has been haunting server rooms and using/administrating Unix for more than 30 years now. His background includes IT infrastructure for small startups to large corporations and is currently working as a consultant managing the IT infrastructure for a chip design company.
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.