Past Meetings

KWLUG Meeting: December 7 2009

Presented
Nominee: flameeyes
Date: 
Monday, 7 December 2009
Presentation Topic

When you cannot be there... Remote access and collaboration.

In this presentation I will show how you can remotely access other computers to work as if you were in front of the keyboard or let other people view your desktop or control your computer, even behind firewalls. All using Free software.

The presentation will be at the end user level, showing the practical and hands-on side of it. The presentation is not about explaining the technology, just how to use it.

Topic Status: 
Topic suggestion or request
Author is volunteer presenter
Presented
Emcee: 
Raul Suarez

KWLUG Meeting: November 2 2009

This meeting is scheduled to be held at the Heuther Hotel in Waterloo. It will be held in the Heuther boardroom, which is on the third floor of the building. You'll find the boardroom by going up the to second floor, through the bar and up one more flight of stairs.

Join us at 7pm sharp for the presentation. Or join us as early as 6:30 for conversation and questions before the meeting starts.

We'll adjourn to one of the Heuther dining rooms after the presentation for refreshments and further discussion.

Presented
Nominee: Memtest86+
Date: 
Monday, 2 November 2009
Presentation Topic

Linux Tools for Monitoring and performance

In this presentation, Khalid will go through various tools and techniques used to analyze performance issues with systems running Linux.

We will cover a bit of everything:
- Status tools
- Debugging/profiling, with an emphasis on performance rather than code debugging.
- Monitoring tools
- Statistics tools

We will examine live systems running the above tools where possible, in order to show real life data ...

Topic Status: 
Topic suggestion or request
Author is volunteer presenter
Presented

KWLUG Meeting: October 5 2009

This meeting is scheduled to be held at the Heuther Hotel in Waterloo. It will be held in the Heuther boardroom, which is on the third floor of the building. You'll find the boardroom by going up the to second floor, through the bar and up one more flight of stairs.

Join us at 7pm sharp for the presentation. Or join us as early as 6:30 for conversation and questions before the meeting starts.

We'll adjourn to one of the Heuther dining rooms after the presentation for refreshments and further discussion.

Presented
Nominee: CIPPIC
Date: 
Monday, 5 October 2009
Presentation Topic

But I don't want to look at the source code!

Sometimes quick and dirty get the job done. As Perl programmers say "There
is more than one way to do it" and in the case of a finding out why a
program is not doing what you would like to do this is very true. One could
fire up the debugger and dig into the source code but often simpler and
faster methods are available. In the cases where you don't have the source
code these may be all you have. t

Presented

Software Freedom Day: Saturday, September 19 2009

KWLUG is helping celebrate Software Freedom Day. We will have talks, an installfest, and other festivities. You can see more details on the official page .

Please join us and bring a friend!

We can use volunteers as well.

(Yes. This is the same day as Talk Like a Pirate Day. Deal.)

Date: 
Saturday, 19 September 2009

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, September 14 2009

This meeting is scheduled to be held at the Heuther Hotel in Waterloo. It will be held in the Heuther boardroom, which is on the third floor of the building. You'll find the boardroom by going up the to second floor, through the bar and up one more flight of stairs.

Join us at 7pm sharp for the presentation. Or join us as early as 6:30 for conversation and questions before the meeting starts.

We'll adjourn to one of the Heuther dining rooms after the presentation for refreshments and further discussion.

Presented
Nominee: OpenLayers
Date: 
Monday, 14 September 2009
Presentation Topic

The Apache Web Server

Khalid Baheyeldin of 2bits.com, Inc, will lead us through an in depth trip for the Apache web server, including:

  • Overview of the HTTP protocol that powers the entire world wide web
  • Overview of Apache, history, license, who uses it, popularity
  • Installation of Apache
  • Configuration details for apache
  • Overview of some commonly user Apache modules
  • Being dynamic (CGI, FastCGI, inline)
  • Tips of security
  • Discussion, questions, comments
Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, August 10 2009

Presented
Nominee: Mapnik
Date: 
Monday, 10 August 2009
Presentation Topic

Syslog servers and log parsing

NOTE: This meeting is scheduled to be held at the Heuther Hotel in Waterloo. It will be held in the Heuther boardroom, which is on the third floor of the building (go up the second floor, through the bar and up one more flight of stairs).

Computers generate a lot of logs. Sometimes the logfiles contain useful information or warnings about your computers, routers, printers and other devices on your network. Reading and understanding all those logs can quickly get overwhelming, but a syslog server can help.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, July 6 2009

Date: 
Monday, 6 July 2009
Presentation Topic

LAMP Stack: Linux, Apache, MySQL, Python/Perl/PHP/Ruby(!)/...

NOTE: The meeting location for this month has changed. This month's meeting will be held at the Heuther Hotel in Waterloo. We are meeting in the Boardroom beginning at 7:30.

Khalid will tell us about the LAMP stack, the basis of oodles and oodles of websites that distract and upset us.

Here is a proposed outline of the talk. Should be 1.5 hours or so.

- What is LAMP
- Why LAMP
- Some applications running LAMP (Drupal, Joomla, Zope/Plone, Django)
- Some sites running LAMP (Slashdot, Digg, ...etc.)
- The L we all know and love

Presented
Emcee: 
kbahey

KWLUG Meeting: June 1 2009

Presented
Date: 
Monday, 1 June 2009
Presentation Topic

OpenLayers

OpenLayers makes it easy to put a dynamic map in any web page. It can display map tiles and markers loaded from any source. MetaCarta developed the initial version of OpenLayers and gave it to the public to further the use of geographic information of all kinds. OpenLayers is completely free, Open Source JavaScript, released under a BSD-style License.

Presented

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, May 4 2009

Presented
Date: 
Monday, 4 May 2009
Presentation Topic

Where is my money going? Using Gnucash to track it

GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.
... GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses.

I'll show you how to create accounts, how to import transactions from your bank, Do transfers and generate reports.

GnuCash has a special place for me as it was my epiphany to the value of Open source:

Topic Status: 
Topic suggestion or request
Author is volunteer presenter
Presented
Emcee: 
acant

KWLUG Meeting: Monday April 6 2009

Presented
Date: 
Monday, 6 April 2009
Presentation Topic

iSCSI a new path to your data

How much disk space do you have? And how much disk space do you need? If you're like me the answers are "not enough" and "more". Our digital age has lead to increasing use of disk space to hold media of all kinds. Our photo album is the computer, our video library is also there and our file cabinet is slowly creeping onto that disk as well. It's all precious data that just continues to grow and grow.

Managing data is becoming a common need for today's households and a burden for companies. It needs to be more simple and less expensive and more reliable than before.

Presented
Emcee: 
john
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