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Posted by faulteh on 2014/4/9 18:17:41 (143 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 craige on 2014/3/17 8:55:05 (202 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 craige on 2014/2/5 20:27:42 (247 reads)

Welcome to February! I trust you're excited about CodeCon in March and you've registered. Here's what we've got on this month:

When: Thursday, February 20th, 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 Cordover - dm-crypt best practices, or how to keep medium level schmucks out of your data

    If the attacker has physical access to your box then itís no longer your box - but that doesnít mean the attacker gets access to your data. This talk will explain how to set up full-disk encryption but keep your bootloader and key on a USB, keeping you safe from even the smartest attacker. Unfortunately these techniques won't work against the NSA, but we'll have a brief look at the final steps required to get to that point.
  • 20:00 - Meeting end. Dinner and drinks are available at the venue after the meeting.


Also in February:
22nd - Launceston meeting
March:
14th-16th - CodeCon Tasmania - camping and coding, see you there!
20th - Hobart meeting - YOUR TALK HERE?
29th - Launceston meeting
April:
17th - Hobart meeting - YOUR TALK HERE?
26th - Launceston meeting
May:
24th - Statewide Meet-up - Ross Town Hall
September:
20th - Software Freedom Day - events in Hobart and Launceston


Posted by craige on 2014/1/6 6:30:00 (333 reads)

Welcome to 2014! I trust you're all safe, rested and looking forward to to the start of our new year of talks. The new year brings a new venue, CodeCon in March and a fresh set of Freedom Loving goodness.

When: Thursday, January 16th, 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, LCA2014 highlights, News of Note, LPI Quiz.
  • 19:00 - Scott Bragg / Craige McWhirter - An Introduction to OwnCloud 6 and Personal Deployment Strategies

    ownCloud provides universal access to your files via the web, your computer or your mobile devices ó wherever you are. It also provides a platform to easily view & sync your contacts, calendars and bookmarks and even firefox passwords and browsing history across all your devices and enables basic editing right on the web.

    Scott and Craige will be providing a brief overview of new features in Owncloud 6, deployment strategies and roundcube integration and encryption.
  • 20:00 - Meeting end. Dinner and drinks are available at the venue after the meeting.


January:
16th - Hobart meeting - Craige McWhirter - An Introduction to OwnCloud 6 and Personal Deployment Strategies
25th - Launceston meeting
February:
20th - Hobart meeting - YOUR TALK HERE?
22nd - Launceston meeting
March:
14th-16th - CodeCon Tasmania - camping and coding, see you there!
20th - Hobart meeting - YOUR TALK HERE?
29th - Launceston meeting
April:
17th - Hobart meeting - YOUR TALK HERE?
26th - Launceston meeting
May:
24th - Statewide Meet-up - Oatlands
September:
13th - Software Freedom Day


Posted by craige on 2013/11/6 22:07:57 (467 reads)

Welcome to November! I trust you're all looking forward to our end of year dinner on December 12th but first, here's what's on this month:

When: Thursday, November 21st, 18:00 for an 18:30 start
Where: 69 Liverpool St, Hobart. (Map)
Agenda:
Agenda:

  • 18:00 - early mingle, chin wagging, etc
  • 18:30 - Question and
    answer session, lightening talks, news of note, new website discussion.
  • 19:00 - Josh Hesketh - Continuous integration testing against real datasets for Openstack

    OpenStack is one of the largest and most active projects around with over 92,245 commits made by 1,708 contributors representing 1,736,343 lines of code. It is deployed in countless data centers by hundreds of companies some of which run trunk version. One of the things OpenStack does very well is it ensures trunk always works. In this talk Joshua Hesketh will go over what it takes to submit a patch into the OpenStack environment and what effect that triggers. That is, how are tests launched, how do we ensure the high quality of code, how do we make sure OpenStack always runs and how do we manage the commits over 20 components that make up OpenStack. Specifically we will look at Turbo-Hipster, a new tool Josh has been working on to ensure Nova (the compute engine) performs database schema changes correctly against real production datasets and what effect this will have for upstream developers.
  • 20:00 - Meeting end. Many people go to the Brunswick for dinner.


Upcoming events:
November:
30th - Launceston meeting
December:
12th - Hobart Christmas Party

2014:
January:
16th - Hobart meeting - Your talk here?
25th - Launceston meeting
March:
14th-16th - CodeCon Tasmania 2014.


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