Past Meetings

Software Freedom Day 2014

Join us as we celebrate Software Freedom Day.

This year the Kitchener-Waterloo celebrations will feature a number of presentations related to the creation and organization of multimedia, some free culture and free software giveaways, and snacks.

The celebrations will be held at The Working Centre, at 58 Queen Street South and 43 Queen Street South, from 10am-4pm.

Date: 
Saturday, 20 September 2014

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, Sept 8 2014, 7pm

Date: 
Monday, 8 September 2014
Presentation Topic

XBMC remote controls

Adam Glauser will show us some arcana related to XBMC, including setting up remote controls with LIRC and configuring launchers.

Presented
Emcee: 
acant

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, August 11 2014, 7pm

Date: 
Monday, 11 August 2014
Presentation Topic

OpenWrt

Khalid Baheyeldin will show us how he uses the OpenWrt router distribution to track bandwidth use in his home. He will show us what tools are available to inspect his network's traffic, how he customized those tools to report usage per device, and how he keeps history by hour, day and month.

Presented
Emcee: 
acant

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, July 7 2014, 7pm

NOTE: the High Availability talk has been put on hiatus again. Our apologies for this.

Date: 
Monday, 7 July 2014
Presentation Topic

Short talks

This month's meeting will consist of some short, informal talks:

- Khalid Baheyeldin will discuss his adventures in getting free HD TV using an antenna.
- Tim Laurence will share "10 reasons Linux sucks!"
- Brian Bentley and Bob Jonkman will share their adventures in evangelizing Linux to the Bits and Bytes Computer Club
- Paul Nijjar will talk about the process of putting together the KWLUG podcast.

Presented
Emcee: 
acant

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, June 2, 2014, 7pm

Date: 
Monday, 2 June 2014
Presentation Topic

AppArmor

Tim Laurence will tell us about AppArmor. He writes:

AppArmor promises to provide easy to use application security.

What does it do? How do you bend it to your will? Why should you care?

Tim thinks AppArmor is pretty neat. He will explain what is all about and show just how easy it can be to use.

Update: here are the slides and demofiles from Tim's talk: 2014-06-AppArmorTalk.tgz

Presented
Emcee: 
acant

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, May 5 2014, 7pm

Date: 
Monday, 5 May 2014
Presentation Topic

GNUCash, ledger

Just in time to miss tax season, this month's meeting will feature two presentations on free-software accounting systems:

- John Kerr and/or Brent Clements will present GnuCash, a graphical double-entry bookkeeping system.

- For those who find GUIs too intimidating, Chris Frey will present ledger, a commandline accounting system that processes text files of your earnings and expenses.

Update: Chris has made his sample ledger file available: 2014-05-demo-ldg.txt (you can rename this to 2014-05-demo.ldg to make it a proper Ledger file).

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, April 7 2014, 7pm

Date: 
Monday, 7 April 2014
Presentation Topic

OpenSCAD

OpenSCAD is a script-driven, free software 3D CAD modeller that is widely used in the maker and 3D-printing community. Marius Kintel (who happens to be the lead developer of the project) will tell us about OpenSCAD and demonstrate its use.

Presented
Emcee: 
acant

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, March 3 2014, 7pm

It's March! It's March! February has somehow ended! Against all odds, March has somehow arrived! This calls for a celebration: namely our longstanding KWLUG tradition of having a March meeting -- in March, even. Our festivities will include two presentations, at least one of which will be beginner-friendly. John Kerr will tell us about the economics of free software, including how it affects consumers and taxpayers.

Date: 
Monday, 3 March 2014
Presentation Topic

The Economics of Free Software, FirefoxOS

This meeting will be beginner-friendly.

John Eddie Kerr will tell us how free software affects consumers and taxpayers.

Andrew Cant will tell us about FirefoxOS, the Mozilla Foundation's attempt to break into the mobile computing operating system space.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, Feb 3 2014

Date: 
Monday, 3 February 2014
Presentation Topic

Samba 4

Lori Paniak will tell us about Samba, the venerable open-source interoperability suite with Windows systems. He will show us some of the features included in the latest version of Samba, including its ability to serve as a domain controller.

Presented
Emcee: 
acant

KWLUG Meeting CANCELLED: Monday, January 6 2014

UPDATE: Because of the blizzard warning tonight, the scheduled presentation on high-availability clusters will be rescheduled, as will the official meeting. Unofficially it appears that some people will be present, so you can come in for an informal meeting if you wish.

Date: 
Monday, 6 January 2014
Emcee: 
acant
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