KWLUG - The Kitchener-Waterloo Linux User Group is a monthly meeting of GNU/Linux, Free Software, Open Source and technology enthusiasts.

Where? When? We meet in Kitchener, Ontario, usually on the first (non-holiday) Monday of the month, beginning at 7pm. (Directions)

How much? Our meetings are free of charge and open to anybody with an interest in Linux and/or free software.

What next?

Upcoming Meetings

Saturday, February 20, 4pm: Laptop Rescue Mission

Every so often a group of KWLUGers volunteers to rescue laptops donated to the Computer Recycling project at The Working Centre. For assorted reasons it is not viable for Computer Recycling to spend much time refurbishing these laptops itself, so we sort through them, select ones in reasonable condition, then install Xubuntu on them for resale.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, March 7 2016, 7pm

Monday, 7 March 2016
Presentation Topic

Mastering Photo DVDs, Editing Videos

This month's meeting will feature two speakers. First, Raul Suarez will demonstrate how he mastered a DVD (?!) full of photos for his parents. Bob Jonkman will also demonstrate video editing with KDEnlive.


KWLUG Meeting: Monday, April 4 2016, 7pm

Monday, 4 April 2016
Presentation Topic

Interactive Docker Workshop

Tim Laurence will lead an interactive tutorial on setting up and using Docker. If you have a laptop, you can bring it and follow along.

Watch this space for links to supplementary materials and downloads that will be helpful in getting ready for the presentation.


KWLUG Meeting: Monday, May 2 2016, 7pm

Monday, 2 May 2016
Presentation Topic

Sound in Linux, Part 2

R. Brent Clements will continue his discussions and demonstrations of sound tools in Linux, including audio recording for music.


KWLUG Meeting: June 6, 2016, 7pm

Monday, 6 June 2016
Presentation Topic

Raspberry Pi Projects

Omar Atwa will demonstrate a moisture monitoring system he developed for plants.

Khalid Baheyeldin will demonstrate his new Raspberry Pi development kit, and how he got started:

  • Where to buy a kit?
  • Using NOOBS to install Raspbian Jessie
  • How to turn the Pi into a music player, including controlling it on the commandline and from the web.
  • Writing a Python app, including a web server.

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, July 4, 2016, 7pm

Monday, 4 July 2016
Presentation Topic

Synchronizing mail, calendars and contacts

Chris Irwin lived a personal experiment to synchronize his mail, with the following goals:

  • Access mail from the commandline
  • Synchronize between hosts, with no information totally local
  • Use standards
  • Minimal annoyance day to day
  • Synchronize with Android

To accomplish this he uses a stew of utilities and libraries: mutt, notmuch, Khard, Khal, Todoman, iSync/MBsync, vdirsyncer, git, CalDav-sync, CardDav-sync, OpenTasks, Baikal and DavMail.

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