Past Meetings

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, December 5 2011

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.


KWLUG Meeting: Monday, November 7 2011

Monday, 7 November 2011
Presentation Topic

Batch Video Editing, FLOSS in the Developing World

We have two presentations lined up for this month.

Rodrigo Gonzalez will give us a short presentation on "Free Software in the Developing World". This may turn into a series of short presentations on free software adoption in different geographic areas.

Raul Suarez will give a talk on batch editing tools. He writes:

GUI Video editors are great for one-offs but very time comsuming when you need to repeat the same video process to multiple videos.

There are several very powerful free software command line utilities that can be used for scripting those repetitive tasks.


KWLUG Meeting: Monday, October 3 2011

Monday, 3 October 2011
Presentation Topic

KWLUG 10th Birthday Party

KWLUG held its first meeting on October 13, 2001, which means this month marks the 10th anniversary! Help us celebrate at this informal social event.


Software Freedom Day, Sept 17

Saturday, 17 September 2011
Presentation Topic

SFD Celebrations

Join KWLUG as we celebrate Software Freedom Day 2011. There will be

- Presentations
- An install/supportfest (bring your computer!)
- Giveaways of CDs and DVDs
- Demonstration machines

and more.

For more information about our local celebrations, please visit


KWLUG Meeting: Monday Sept 12 2011

Monday, 12 September 2011
Presentation Topic

Cryptography and SSL

Tim Laurence will discuss cryptography and the Secure Sockets Layer system that we all use for https webpages.

Tim kindly provided his presentation slides in Text Presentation Program format.


KWLUG Meeting: Monday, August 8 2011

Monday, 8 August 2011
Presentation Topic

Big Blue Button, RealLife Mobile Messaging

Big Blue Button is open-source web conferencing software geared towards education. It features live video chat, VoIP communication, document sharing and much more. Raul Suarez will discuss Big Blue Button:

- What it is
- How to set it up
- How to use its Web API
- How to integrate components

In addition, Norman Young will demonstrate a mobile phone app he created called "RealLife Mobile Messaging". He writes:

Despite running on Linux, Android incurs a paradigm shift from


KWLUG Meeting: July 4 2011

NOTE: We are indeed having a meeting on July 4, because the Canadian holiday is Friday July 1 this year.

Monday, 4 July 2011
Presentation Topic

Ubuntu Community Tools, apt-dater, FreeSWITCH/FusionPBX

Join us for a series of shorter presentations:

Kiwi Ssenyonjo will update us on the latest developments in FreeSWITCH (the telephony platform) and FusionPBX (a graphical frontend).

Darcy Casselman will give a presentation on "Ubuntu Canada: Communitizing the Community with Community Tools"


KWLUG Meeting: Monday, June 6 2011

Monday, 6 June 2011
Presentation Topic

Social Night

Join us for another KWLUG social night! Depending on attendee interest, this meeting might include:

- Interesting discussions about technical and social topics related to open source
- Hands-on informal demonstrations of interesting hardware and software (including projects being worked on by KWLUG members)
- Installfests and Linux troubleshooting help
- A keysigning party
- Snacks and munchies


KWLUG Meeting: Monday, May 2 2011

Monday, 2 May 2011
Presentation Topic

App Inventor Toolkit, Linux Security Overview

Brian Nickle will present the Google App Inventor for Android, a programming language that supports drag-and-drop programming.

Fernando Duran will present an overview of Linux server security, with a review of security areas, a checklist covering security aspects to be aware of, and a list of OS tools and free services you can use for security auditing.

John van Ostrand's presentation on the Sleuth Kit will be rescheduled.


KWLUG Meeting: Monday, April 4 2011

Monday, 4 April 2011
Presentation Topic


Lori Paniak will discuss the powerful OpenVPN virtual private network solution, which allows you to connect computers that are far away physically into a secure virtual network. OpenVPN server and/or client is available on a wide range of hardware from routers to servers running BSD, GNU/Linux, Windows and MacOSX.

Topics of discussion:
1) Generating your own Certificate Authority with Easy RSA. Creating and maintaining certificates and keys for use with OpenVPN.

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