Past Meetings

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 06 October 2008

Ontario Linux Fest 2008 is coming up fast. And we have our regular monthly KWLUG meeting.

Doors open at 6pm, meeting starts at 7pm sharp. Join us!

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Date: 
Monday, 6 October 2008
Presentation Topic

What's that noise? A history of sound on *nix and Linux

From the era where the only sound a computer would make was the terminal beep character to modern sound server technology, I will touch on it all from a historical perspective in a short amount of time. Whenever I am talking about something that is still of relevance to the average Linux user I will pause and discuss the details of its function and the basics of configuration. The presentation will wrap up with a couple of complete examples of useful sound hardware/software configurations for typical (and at least one not so typical) home and business/educational uses.

Topic Status: 
Topic suggestion or request
Author is volunteer presenter
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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 08 September 2008

Shouldn't Labour Day be the beginning of the New Year? The kids are back to school. There is finally a break in the humidity. The leaves are about to turn.

Doors open at 6pm, presentation starts at 7pm, sharp! Join us.

Date: 
Monday, 8 September 2008
Presentation Topic

Introduction to OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them; the project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive or unexpected ways."

An introduction to the Who, What, Where, Why of OSM will be followed by a demo of the steps in collecting, categorizing and contributing data to OSM.

This topic was originally presented at HOSUG on 12 December 2006.

Topic Status: 
Topic suggestion or request
Author is volunteer presenter
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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 11 August 2008

Boy, is it hot in here or is it just the eight core server?

Date: 
Monday, 11 August 2008
Presentation Topic

Search Engine Optimization & Search Engine Marketing

A slide show and talk about white hat Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing - how to bring more traffic to your site via online marketing through the search engines.

This will be a relatively non-technical presentation demonstrating techniques that will get you higher rankings and bring in more traffic. Suitable for technical folks, as well as site owners with less technical knowledge looking to bring in more traffic to their site.

Presenting on two areas:

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 07 July 2008

Long time KWLUGer John Van Ostrand will shed some light on the Linux Boot process for us this month.

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Nominee: Drupal
Date: 
Monday, 7 July 2008
Presentation Topic

What does this button do? The Linux boot process.

Presentation request / proposal

This presentation covers the boot process. What happens after you press the power button to start your computer? We'll look very briefly at POST and BIOS, then concentrate on what happens once Linux is in control.

  • POST
  • BIOS
  • MBR
  • LILO / Grub
  • kernel
  • initrd
  • runlevels
  • login managers
    if we are lucky we'll hear about some new stuff in development for faster booting
  • Coreboot
  • initng
  • upstart
Topic Status: 
Topic suggestion or request
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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 02 June 2008

Ah, summer time. What could be better than early evening with a Mint Julep on the dock, listening to the sweet ululations of the loons across the lake?

Well. The latest KWLUG meeting, of course!

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Date: 
Monday, 2 June 2008
Presentation Topic

Drupal for fun and profit: How to make a career in Open Source

Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) has seen steady growth for the last two decades. Yet, it is not obvious nor easy how one would go about making a career of out FOSS.

In this presentation, we present various avenues on how to do that, with stories from the trenches.

And we should not forget the fun part ...

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 05 May 2008

The meeting starts at 7pm, and the doors open for conversation and networking at 6pm.

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Nominee: GNU PDF
Date: 
Monday, 5 May 2008
Presentation Topic

Python website creation with Django

Kareem Shehata will show off his mad skills designing websites with Django, a web framework for Python.

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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 07 April 2008

New User Night!

Bring a new or potential new GNU/Linux user to the meeting for a night of introductory computer fun.

Doors open at 6pm for casual conversation and networking. The formal presentation starts at 7:00pm sharp!

Some of you may choose to join us at a local restaurant for more discussion and refreshments after the meeting.

Date: 
Monday, 7 April 2008
Presentation Topic

Noobie night: What can I do with FLOSS? What can I do with linux?

This is a presentation for the desktop home user.

This is not a technical presentation. No admin, no root, no command line.

Bring at least one guest that is new to FLOSS (family/friend/neighbor/co-worker). Promise them that they'll discover many possibilities on how to use their computer without having to spend a fortune on sofware, without running antivirus and without activelly maintaining the OS.

The presentation will have three segments

Topic Status: 
Author is volunteer presenter
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Emcee: 
Raul Suarez

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 03 March 2008

The meeting starts at 7pm, and the doors open for conversation and networking at 6pm.

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Date: 
Monday, 3 March 2008
Presentation Topic

Subversion, git and Linux on a USB Key

We have three great presentations lined up for the March meeting:

  • Raul Suarez will demonstrate how to install Linux on a USB key. This installation can then be booted from any computer that supports USB booting.
  • Andrew Cant will demonstrate the Subversion version control system. He will include some background of version control management concepts.
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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 04 February 2008

The meeting starts at 7pm, and the doors open for conversation and networking at 6pm.

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Nominee: LinuxBIOS
Date: 
Monday, 4 February 2008
Presentation Topic

How-To: A Flexible, Hands-on Software Demo Room

Imagine a live demonstration of a Content Management System (CMS) where each member of the audience can follow the presentation with their own copy of the software running on a laptop in front of them. Now, after a 10 minute break, each laptop is emulating an OLPC machine, complete with network ability. After another 10 minute break, each laptop is now running a different CMS for the audience to put through its paces.

Our own Lori Paniak will give a newbie-friendly tutorial on how to use VMware in Linux to accomplish this silicon sleight-of-hand.

Topic Status: 
Author is volunteer presenter
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KWLUG Meeting: Monday, 07 January 2008

Happy New Year! And welcome to the first 2008 meeting of keeping your Free Software Resolution. KWLUG meetings are open to everybody with an interest in Free Software, GNU/Linux and Open Source. Arrive when the doors open at 6pm for conversation and networking. Formal presentations start at 7pm. Often, many of us relocate to a restaurant for further discussion and sustenance after the meeting ends at 9pm.

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Nominee: wxwidgets
Date: 
Monday, 7 January 2008
Presentation Topic

LinuxMCE

LinuxMCE is a free, open source add-on to Kubuntu including a 10' UI, complete whole-house media solution with pvr + distributed media, and the most advanced smarthome solution available. It is stable, easy to use, and requires no knowledge of Linux and only basic computer skills.

With our history of "Standing Room Only" for MYTH-TV presentations, you'll want to be sure to arrive early for this Instant Classic as presented by our very own John Van Ostrand.

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