Slide Show

You'll use presentation slides as part of your talk.

Using GnuPG with Thunderbird and Mutt

Andrew Cant will demonstrate and discuss using GnuPG with the Thunderbird and Mutt email clients. After the presentation the attendes should have enough information to go out and use Thunderbird or Mutt to sign, verify, encrypt and decrypt their email.
The presentation is intended for beginner/intermediate.

Introduction to VoIP for SOHO

This introduction to VoIP is aimed at small office / home office users. John will cover hardware, software and configuration issues at the introductory level. The interested attendee will learn what options they have, and what steps to take to implement their own VoIP system. Expect to hear about VoIP phones, analog telephone adapters, telephony cards, Asterisk, TrixBox, and VoIP providers.

Linux Top Ten Commands

Glenn Simpson, from Hamliton Linux User Group will deliver a presentation of (his) Top Ten Command line tools for Linux. Here's a little secret for you, Glenn's Top Ten includes many more than ten commands. There will be something in this presentation for everyone.

The GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program

Richard will provide an introduction to photo-manipulation with The GIMP. The GIMP is a pixel-based image program. This introduction will cover a few basics and a few examples.
We'll look at GIMP tools and actions with useful examples.
Demonstrations may include, redeye reduction, contrast improvement, masking and cropping, merging and separation.

Blender - 3D graphics modelling

Chris will demonstrate and discuss Blender.
Including basic navigation, making a toilet, game engine, examples of what can be done.
The presentation is intended for beginner.
Blender's "Elephants Dream" was nominated for the UK Linux & Open Source Awards 2006. On Oct 26 it was announced that it won, making Dreamworks’ Over the Hedge and Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Monster House bite the dust!

Make your web site cooler (and simpler to maintain) - The Drupal content management system

Evan Leibovitch will demonstrate and discuss the Drupal Content Management System.


Geographic Resources Analysis Support System
Commonly referred to as GRASS, this is a Geographic Information System (GIS) used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization. GRASS is currently used in academic and commercial settings around the world, as well as by many governmental agencies and environmental consulting companies.

Virtualization and Xen

Virtualization is one of the big topics in IT today. But implementations of virtualization environments for operating systems (aka hypervisors) have been around since the late 1960s!
This presentation will provide an overview of the "w5" of virtualization, including virtualization solutions as they exist today across various hardware platforms. The presentation will focus on the Xen Open Source environment.
Jim Elliott's web site.
Jim Elliott is the Advocate for Infrastructure Solutions at IBM Canada. Over a 33 year career at IBM he has had roles in IT operations, systems programming and technical marketing support for IBM Canada and application development for IBM Americas/Far East. From 1992 through 2001 he was a product manager for enterprise operating systems for IBM Canada and then for IBM Americas. From mid-1998 to the end of 2001 he was responsible for launching Linux on IBM mainframes for IBM Americas. At the start of 2002, Jim came back to Canada as Advocate for Infrastructure Solutions, including Linux, Open Source, and Virtualization and in that role leads IBM Canada's activities in this area. Jim also continues in his role as product manager for the System z operating systems in Canada.

The EFF Variety Show: Requests, Questions, and (Hopefully) Answers on Tech Policy in Canada and Beyond

Ren is Electronic Frontier Foundation's Policy Coordinator, Americas. He will introduce the EFF to those of us who are unfamiliar with their work. Other topics of discussion will include technology policy and law in Canada, advocacy issues involving F/LOSS, EFF technology projects, privacy and censorship.

Understanding the's XDG menus specification

Raul Suarez will explain the's XDG menus specification including how the menus work, how you can modify them, what tools there are to work with them and how you can take advantage of the XDG structure for other purposes. Raul will demonstrate how he is implementing them in a linux distribution to dynamically update the menu when new applications are installed regardless of the Window manager used.
The XDG menu structure is currently being used in Gnome and KDE and it is supported at various levels by many other window managers.
The presentation is intended for all audiences. It will include some practical concepts along with some code.
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