Past Meetings

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, September 10 2012

Date: 
Monday, 10 September 2012
Presentation Topic

Bazaar + Outsider's Drupal Overview

Adam Glauser will show us the use of Bazaar, a distributed version control system used extensively by the Ubuntu project.

Paul Nijjar will give a somewhat-nontechnical outsider's view of his experiences with the Drupal version control system.

UPDATE: Here are the slides for Paul's talk: PDF, LaTeX Beamer sources

FLOSS Fund Nominee: JQuery

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, August 13 2012

Date: 
Monday, 13 August 2012
Presentation Topic

Social Night at the Rum Runner Pub

Join us as we engage in free-ranging discussion. Maybe there will be tech demos too.

NOTE: This event will be held at the Rum Runner Pub in Kitchener. There is no admission charge, but the hosts ask that all attendees purchase something to eat and/or drink at the pub.

Here is a picture of the pub sign:

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, July 9 2012

Date: 
Monday, 9 July 2012
Presentation Topic

Customizing Android

A number of KWLUG members will discuss topics related to the customization of Android phones:

- Making your phone run more smoothly
- Trying new firmware
- Beta-testing mods

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, June 4 2012

Date: 
Monday, 4 June 2012
Presentation Topic

OpenLayers, IPv6

Ralph Janke will demonstrate a use of the OpenLayers library that does not involve maps.

Jeff Voskamp will tell us about IPv6, an update to venerable IP addressing that we should all have known by now.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, May 7 2012

Note: The April 2012 meeting on the GIMP has been rescheduled to May.

Date: 
Monday, 7 May 2012
Presentation Topic

Image Editing with the GIMP (x2)

Julie Dey will demonstrate some techniques and "how I did this" stories with the GIMP, a powerful photo manipulation tool.

Raul Suarez will then give a second presentation on other aspects of GIMP usage.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: April 2 2012

Note: The April 2012 meeting on the GIMP has been rescheduled to May.

Date: 
Monday, 2 April 2012
Presentation Topic

Appgen, Ubuntu TV

William Park will show off AppGen, which is Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) software for UNIX. He will demonstrate the look and feel of this ERP implementation, and show how it can be used as a reference for future ERP development.

Darcy Casselman will show off Ubuntu TV, Ubuntu's cloud-connected entry into the PVR market.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, March 5 2012

Date: 
Monday, 5 March 2012
Presentation Topic

Configuration Management with Puppet

Puppet is a powerful configuration management system that allows systems administrators to centrally configure and deploy computers on their networks. Eric Gerlach will tell us about its care and feeding.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, February 6 2012

Date: 
Monday, 6 February 2012
Presentation Topic

High-Availability Linux

Aden Seaman will discuss a number of technologies and tricks he discovered in setting up a two-node high-availability cluster in his own home. He will give an overview of how DRBD block device mirroring, OCFS2 shared disk filesystems, GlusterFS cluster filesystems, clever network configuration, and the Pacemaker and Corosync cluster resource tools can work together to make a high- availability computer cluster. He will also briefly touch on integrating User Mode Linux virtual computers, an Asterisk PBX, and a DSL and firewall setup with the cluster. Finally he will give a live demonstration of his system.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, January 9 2012

Note that we will be holding this meeting on January 9, even though technically January 2 is a non-holiday Monday.

Date: 
Monday, 9 January 2012
Presentation Topic

Unity, Gnome-shell, and the fuuuuutuuuuure

The GNOME desktop environment has recently released version 3, and with it a new interface called the GNOME Shell. The Ubuntu project has developed an alternative interface called Unity. In this presentation, Chris Irwin will tell us why GNOME Shell is awesome, and Darcy Casselman will do the same for Unity.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, December 5 2011

Date: 
Monday, 5 December 2011
Presentation Topic

pfSense 2.0

Kiwi Ssennyonjo will talk about the latest release of pfSense, a powerful firewall distribution based on the BSD kernel. The firewall features: a powerful web GUI, easy rule editing, OpenVPN, pretty graphs, Captive Portal functionality, extensions/plugins, a large user base and much more.

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