Past Meetings

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, April 13, 2015, 7pm

Date: 
Monday, 13 April 2015
Presentation Topic

btrfs

Chris Irwin will relate his experiences with btrfs, a next-generation file system. He will explore an end-user perspective of the goals, benefits and problems (both solved and created) of this new filesystem.

UPDATE: Here are the slides from Chris's presentation: 2015-04-13-btrfs.pdf

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, March 2, 2015, 7pm

Date: 
Monday, 2 March 2015
Presentation Topic

Gitlab

Colin Knapp will discuss Gitlab, an online git repository.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, February 2 2015, 7pm

Date: 
Monday, 2 February 2015
Presentation Topic

Docker

Tim Laurence will first learn about and then present Docker, the platform that allows people to deploy software inside application containers.

Presented
Emcee: 
acant

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, Jan 5 2015, 7pm

Date: 
Monday, 5 January 2015
Presentation Topic

Licensing, Flashing an Acer Android Tablet

Nathan Fish will discuss the importance of choosing the right license for software you write or modify, and some guidelines for doing so.

Khalid Baheyeldin will share some of his adventures flashing an Acer A500 tablet with OmniROM. He will walk us through the process of upgrading his tablet from the stock (outdated) Android version installed by the vendor to a more recent third party ROM. He found that his 2.5 year old tablet became faster as a result.

UPDATE: Khalid's slides are here and Nathan's are here.

Presented
Emcee: 
acant

KWLUG Meeting Monday, Dec 1 2014, 7pm

Important! Our usual meeting space is under renovations this month, so this month's meeting will be held at a different Working Centre location:

The Working Centre
58 Queen Street South
(near the corner of Charles and Queen)
Kitchener

Sorry for the last minute notice.

Date: 
Monday, 1 December 2014
Presentation Topic

Ansible, Puppet

Joe Wennechuk will tell us about the Ansible change management system, which focuses on simplicity, ease of use, security, and reliability.

Tim Laurence will tell us about Puppet, including an overview of change management systems in general.

Presented
Emcee: 
acant

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, Nov 3 2014, 7pm

Date: 
Monday, 3 November 2014
Presentation Topic

VirtualBox, libvirt, and KVM

Khalid Baheyeldin went on an epic journey to set up "The Cloud" in his home, building virtual machines for testing and development.

In this presentation, he shares what he has learned, including the use of virt-install, virsh, virt-top and virt-viewer. His presentation will focus on commandline tools for creating, deploying, and managing virtual machine servers.

Presented
Emcee: 
acant

KWLUG Meeting Monday, Oct 6 2014, 7pm

Date: 
Monday, 6 October 2014
Presentation Topic

Cloud Storage Shootout

Bob Jonkman and Jeff Smith will join forces and discuss two "self-hosted" cloud storage options: OwnCloud and the integrated "private cloud" services available on Synology NAS devices.

Video from this presentation is now available: https://archive.org/details/kwlug-cloud-storage-shootout-2014-10-06

Presented
Emcee: 
acant

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
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