Recent Meeting Details

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2017 LITW: The Canada 150 Edition

Date: July 16, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Location: Strathcona Park Ottawa

This year LITW will be held at Strathcona Park on Sunday July 16 @ 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 (not a flying machine), submersible rover, camera, or whatever suits your fancy.

Bring some food to share and a fun attitude. Past experience indicates that the squirrels are friendly and the gulls are voracious.

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: RaspberryPi/Arduino open discussion

Date: July 6, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin (Woodroffe) P216b

We will be in room P216b for the next few meetings

This month, we will be having an open discussion on RaspberryPi/Arduino devices.

Pre-meeting:

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.

RaspberryPi/Arduino

Speaker: Scott Murphy

No formal schedule this month. We will be having an open discussion on RaspberryPi, Arduino, BeagleBone, or whatever platform you are interested in. If you have a project you would like to talk about, fell free to join the discussion. If you want to start a project and don't know where to get started, come out and ask questions, We have members with all levels of skill in small embedded systems (or full fledged mini computers).



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June Meeting: HTML150 + UEFI Learning Experiences

Date: June 1, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin (Woodroffe) P216b

Note: Room change We will be in room P216b for the next few meetings

This month, the first talk will be on the recent HTML150 conference and the second one will be on our friend UEFI

Pre-meeting:

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.

The HTML 150

HTML150

Speaker: Bruce Davis

Our secretary, Bruce Davis will be giving a talk on the HTML 150 event he attended back in March. Bring questions.


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UEFI Lessons

Speaker: Gwyneth Morrison
Speaker: Ian Gorman

Join Ian and Gwen for a talk about UEFI and and what they learned while getting Ubuntu to live with Windows 10 on Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and 4



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May Meeting: Can-It Advanced Features & Surface Pro 4 linux

Date: May 4, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin (Woodroffe) P216b

Note: Room change We will be in room P216b for the next few meetings

This month, the main talk will be on some advanced features of the Roaring Penguin Can-It software and a short linux on the surface pro talk

Pre-meeting:

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.

Canning SPAM

Advanced features of Roaring Penguin's CanIt anti-spam software

Speaker: Dianne Skoll

This talk will briefly describe some of the advanced features of Roaring Penguin's CanIt anti-spam software followed by an in-depth discussion of the architecture of the Hosted CanIt system, which filters mail for approximately 160,000 users. Dianne will discuss tips and tricks for scaling a Linux-based mail-filtering system to that level of capacity.


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Beneath the Surface

Speaker: Scott Murphy

A short talk on my experiences with installing Linux on a Surface Pro 4

Spoiler: It is a pretty nice platform



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April Meeting: AGM, Static Sites revisited and filesystem discussion

Date: April 6, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin (Woodroffe) P213a

This is our AGM and election of board members. At this point, we have enough candidates for an election, however we still have to go through the announcement of the slate to the membership and accept any nominations from the floor. Further details follow.

Following the AGM, we will have a talk on Static sites from Scott and a follow-up talk on filesystem frustrations from John.

Pre-meeting:

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.

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2017 AGM

Speaker: Scott Murphy

This is our AGM and election of board members.

We will have our election of officers at the meeting. As of this point, we have the following people on the slate:

  • Bruce Davis
  • Ian Gorman
  • Kelly Kendrick
  • Scott Murphy
  • John Nash

Based on the current rules regarding the board, four is the minimum, six is the maximum. We prefer to have more than the minimum in case of circumstances requiring an existing member to step down.

In addition, according to the bylaws of the non-profit corporation, we require at least 20 people to be present, either in person or via proxy. We will have a sign-up sheet for the election and will require all present to sign in order to prove the election was held in compliance with the bylaws.

Proxies can be registered by sending an email to the board email address (board dash members at oclug.on.ca) prior to 17:00 on Wednesday, April 6th so that we have a record prior to the election.

The format will be:

  • Short announcement from the President
  • Short financial update from the Treasurer
  • Board elections if necessary

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Static Site Generation (revisited)

Speaker: Scott Murphy

This is a revised and expanded talk based on the talk given about 2 years ago. It seems that static sites are the new hotness and all that was old is new again.


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File Systems

Speaker: John C. Nash

John will be discussing his experiences with file system formats and his decision as to what he has settled on for his multi-platform backups at home and the reson he went with his final choice.



Past Meetings

2017 LITW The Canada 150 Edition
2017 July Meeting RaspberryPi/Arduino open discussion
2017 June Meeting HTML150 + UEFI Learning Experiences
2017 May Meeting Can-It Advanced Features & Surface Pro 4 linux
2017 April Meeting AGM, Static Sites revisited and filesystem discussion
2017 March Meeting DTMF Generator on Rotary Phone & OS Agnostic Computing
2017 February Meeting Deep Neural Networks & GalliumOS on a Chromebook
2017 January Meeting Speech Synthesis & Linux on the Surface
2016 December Meeting PDF data extraction & What do we use Linux for?
2016 November Meeting Tiny Clusters & Portable Toolkits
2016 October Meeting Ransomware
2016 September Meeting Cancelled
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
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