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TasLUG : 2013 - The Year that Was
Posted by craige on 2013/12/30 17:30:00 (321 reads)

As 2013 staggers to a close and we look forward to a brand new year, it's worth taking a moment to reflect upon the contributors to our community throughout the year. There's a list of this years talks and speakers below but first I'd like to provide some special mentions:

PyconAU
For the second year in a row, Chris Neugebauer and Josh Hesketh ran a highly successful PyconAu conference.
Linux Australia
Josh Hesketh was elected as president of Linux Australia
Python Software Foundation
Chris was elected to the Python Software Foundation
Statewide Meetup
Josh Bush organised the annual Statewide meetup which was held in Ross, with a number of talks and TasLUG folk showing off their work (recap)
Software Freedom Day
Both Hobart and Launceston (recap) held Software Freedom Day events

For the Hobart meetings, Scott Bragg introduced a quiz based upon the Linux Professional Institute exams and a news highlights segment that added depth to out meetings.

Thanks to everyone who participated in any shape or form this year - you all made it the great year it was.

2013 Hobart Talks:
January - Scott Bragg - Raspberry Pi Recipes (details)
February - Tim Serong - WTF is OpenStack (details)
March - Scott Bragg / Michael Cordover / Julius Roberts / Peter Lawler / - OS Wars, a series of short talks high lighting OpenBSD, Windows 7, OSX, Plan 9, Open Indiana. (details)
April - Chris Neugebauer - An Introduction to Python (details)
May - Scott Bragg - I Like Your Old Window Manager Better Than Your New One (details)
June - Julius Roberts - Why Ansible? Simplicity. Distributed (details)
July - Own Cloud Round Table - discussion on self-host cloud services and with OwnCloud (details)
August - Scott Bragg - Coding the KickSat: Using GNURadio for a crowd funded satellite (details)
September - Hacking for Freedom - TasLUG Sprint discussing and perhaps even making a start on contributing to a Free Software project of our choosing (details)
October - Matthew Oakes - Grok.art: Software Development and Creativity (details)
November - Josh Hesketh - Continuous integration testing against real datasets for Openstack (details)
December - End of Year Dinner - we headed to Hejos to see out the year.

2013 Launceston Talks:
January - Bob Mesibov gave an introduction to what he called, "CoPa Scripting"; the simple, yet powerful art of manipulating paste buffer contents before pasting to perform additional tasks such as creating a new file based on copied text, or removing hyphens and carriage returns from line-wrapped words (details)
February - Mike Cruseshowed off some of the locally designed and developed hardware and embedded software energy management/monitoring platforms developed by Definium Technologies, a recent recipient of support from the Federal Government's Clean Technologies Innovation Fund. (details)
March - Cheeseness gave a talk on cross-platform support in the "Humble Bundle" promotions. (details)
April - Attitude gave an introduction to the Free/Open Source point of sale suite uniCenta oPOS. (details)
May - Attitude gave a talk looking at comparisons of Linux Desktop Environments in a talk titled Objectively Choosing A Desktop Manager. (details)
June - Cheeseness gave a talk on what it takes to get an Oculus Rift head mounted display dev-kit behaving on Linux (details)
July - Attitude will be give an introduction to OpenGL, a cross platform, cross language API for rendering 2D and 3D graphics. (details)
August - Cheeseness gave a talk on using Blender's built in game engine to make a simple game, and also touched on the first person puzzle game Dance, which was made in Blender for the 7 Day FPS Challenge (details)
September - Cheeseness gave an introduction to the open source audio editor Audacity. (details)
October - Cheeseness gave a talk on D3, a Javascript visualisation library (details)
November - Mike Cruse showed off the Definium Monotreme, a locally designed and developed embedded Linux system intended to communicate with Building Automation Systems and building energy Management Systems to provide supervisory control and centralised data collection and analysis (details)
December - Cheeseness demonstrated how to use Blender to create a custom ball for the Free/Open Source Game Neverball (details)

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