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Posted by faulteh on 2014/4/9 18:17:41 (693 reads)

Welcome to April already! Last month's talk on OpenDCP had a great reception, and I hope you're all not too busy getting new keys after that OpenSSL Heatbleed vulnerability.

NOTE: for this month only, TasLUG in will be meeting in the downstairs room at SoHo rather than upstairs.

When: Thursday, April 17th, 18:00 for an 18:30 start
Where: DOWNSTAIRS, Hotel Soho, 124 Davey St, Hobart. (Map)

Agenda:


  • 18:00 - early mingle, chin wagging, etc
  • 18:30 - Question and answer session, News of Note.

  • 19:00 - Mathew Oakes - The open-source graphics train wreck

    train wreck
    1.
    a chaotic or disastrous situation that holds a peculiar fascination for observers.
    "his train wreck of a private life guaranteed front-page treatment"

  • 20:00 - Meeting end. Dinner and drinks are available at the venue during the meeting.


We will probably get to a discussion on the Hobart LCA 2017 bid, ideas for upcoming Software Freedom Day in September, the Statewide meetup, Committee nomination and voting, so our pre-talk discussion should be packed full of jam.
Note for May: There will be no Hobart meeting next month in May - instead we should all be heading to our statewide meetup at Ross! If you need a lift, contact one of us on the mailing list or IRC so many of us can get along and bring your open source stuff to show off!


Also in April:
26th - Launceston meeting
May:
24th - Statewide Meet-up - Ross Town Hall
June:
19th - Hobart: No talk scheduled, idea being thrown about to make it an OpenStack short talk night.
July:
11-13th - Gov Hack 2014 - There's at least a Hobart venue for this event.
September:
20th - Software Freedom Day - events in Hobart and Launceston


Posted by faulteh on 2014/3/27 23:15:20 (148 reads)

We're excited to tell you that fellow LUGgers Chris Neugebauer and Craige McWhirter have laid the groundwork to put in a bid to get Linux.conf.au back to Hobart for 2017!

Starting this year, Linux Australia started announcing the successful bids for future conferences on a two year cycle, so while we have plenty of time before an actual LCA would arrive in Hobart, we need to get our bid in now!

The intention to bid was announced on the Linux Australia mailing list here.

If you would like to help out by volunteering to be part of the bid team, and later to help bring about a successful conference, please get in contact with Chris - you will find his email in the above annoucement link, drop a note on the TasLUG mailing list or drop by our IRC channel #taslug on FreeNode.


Posted by craige on 2014/3/17 8:55:05 (205 reads)

Welcome to March! I trust you enjoyed CodeCon and if you didn't make it, I have two words for you: Smoked Pork. Here's what we've got on this month:

NOTE: for this month only, TasLUG in Hobart is on the 4th Thursday.

When: Thursday, March 27th, 18:00 for an 18:30 start
Where: Upstairs, Hotel Soho, 124 Davey St, Hobart. (Map)

Agenda:

  • 18:00 - early mingle, chin wagging, etc
  • 18:30 - Question and answer session, News of Note, LPI Quiz.
  • 19:00 - Michael Gissing - Using OpenDCP to Create Cinema Quality Footage

    The software enables people to take a finished video with audio and bundle into the specific format for playing in cinemas. Digital cinemas have reached an international standard regarding file and disk formatting. Until this software was released, custom software to create this format was expensive.

    The DCP format also specifies ext3 disk formatting as digital cinemas servers are all Linux based. Cinema
    projection also uses a specific colour profile and file wrappers. This software takes a video and does the colour space conversion and codec and wraps it in an mxf file format, a simple but not trivial conversion that has until recently been complicated and expensive.

    Open DCP was developed by a software person with a part ownership of a cinema who was frustrated by complicated expensive software to make compliant files. In the talk I will discuss briefly the history behind digital cinema, the efforts to adopt reliable video servers based on Linux and the technical differences between the various colour profiles required by different display monitors or projectors and how that all needs to be translatable into an industry standard file and XML bundle that will reproduce accurately a colour graded master in cinemas world wide.



  • 20:00 - Meeting end. Dinner and drinks are available at the venue after the meeting.


Also in March:
29th - Launceston meeting
April:
17th - Hobart meeting - Matthew Oakes A Rant About The State of Linux Graphics Apps
26th - Launceston meeting
May:
15th - Hobart meeting - YOUR TALK HERE?
24th - Statewide Meet-up - Ross Town Hall
July:
11-13th - Gov Hack 2014 - There's at least a Hobart venue for this event.
September:
20th - Software Freedom Day - events in Hobart and Launceston


Posted by Cheeseness on 2014/3/13 18:02:17 (199 reads)

G'day all

For this month's Launceston meeting, I'll be talking about my experiences coordinating the CC BY-NC game Bad Golf: Community Edition as a community activity during Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight.

2:00pm
Saturday 29th March
Royal Oak
Launceston


As usual, some of us will be meeting for lunch beforehand at 1:00pm.

Hope to see you there!

Google Maps Link


Bad Golf: Community Edition forum thread
Bad Golf: Community Edition on GitHub

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CodeCon Tasmania - 14th to 16th March (camping and coding)
Next Hobart meeting: 6:00pm March 20th (Topic TBC)
Following Launceston meeting: 2:00pm April 26th (Topic TBC)
TasLUG Statewide Gathering: May 24th, Ross Town Hall


Posted by Cheeseness on 2014/2/21 1:25:35 (247 reads)

G'day all

Apologies for the late meeting announcement!

For this month's Launceston meeting, we will be taking a look at Inkscape, and walking through the process of creating a picture from a pencil sketch.

2:00pm
Saturday 22nd February
Royal Oak
Launceston


As usual, some of us will be meeting for lunch beforehand at 1:00pm.

Hope to see you there!

Google Maps Link


Inkscape Website

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CodeCon Tasmania - 14th to 16th March (camping and coding)
Next Hobart meeting: 6:00pm March 20th (Topic TBC)
Following Launceston meeting: 2:00pm February 29th (Topic TBC)


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