No Launceston August Meeting

Hi people! Enterprize in Launceston is in the process of relocating to Macquarie House. To help avoid being underfoot and to give people notice of the new venue, we’ve decided to skip this month’s meeting.

We look forward to seeing you in September in Enterprize’s new venue!

Hobart TasLUG Meeting: Thursday 8 August

The month has just begun but TasLUG is almost upon us. This month’s meeting will feature the following talks:


Steven Honson

An introduction to WireGuard, a fast, modern, cross-platform, secure VPN solution that is on a trajectory towards inclusion in the mainline Linux kernel.

Chris Barnard

A short talk about his experience with Aurora’s time-of-use tariff, which is a follow-up to a similar talk he gave last year about TasNetworks.

General Discussion

There should be some time at the end of the meeting to open things up for general discussion and for people to say a few words about any projects they are currently working on.


The venue for this month will be Enterprize Hobart:

When:
Thursday 8 August 2019 - 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start
Where:
Enterprize - Hobart
5th floor, Hobart City Council Building
24 Davey Street (map)

Note: the doors inside the foyer will be locked, so you will need to use the intercom to let us know to buzz you in.

Enterprize provide a selection of alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks and coffee pods for the appropriate donation, as well as free instant coffee and tea. So arrive at 6:00pm, get a drink, and have a bit of a mingle before the talks start at 6:30pm. We will also be heading out to find somewhere to eat afterwards for those interested.

We would like to to extend a big thank you to Enterprize for generously allowing us to use their space to hold regular meetings.

Launceston July Meeting - An introduction to MuseScore 3

Hi people. For this month’s Launceston meeting, we will be taking a look at how to write and play music with the F/OSS composition and notation software MuseScore.

Where:
Enterprize
22-24 Patterson St
When:
Saturday 27th July
2:00pm Start

As always, everybody is welcome to come along and join the discussion. Hope to see you there!

Hobart TasLUG Meeting: Thursday 11 July 2019

July is here and with John away I’m attempting to fill his rather large shoes. This month we’re on again and have the following items organized:


Peter Billam

audio2midi: convert features of audio signals into MIDI data

Karl Goetz

Debian 10 (“Buster”) release party!! Including something “celebratory” to eat :)

Your name here?

Lightening talks. A technology you’re excited about?? Share it with us (un-timed).


The venue for this month will be Enterprize Hobart:

When:
Thursday 11 July 2019 - 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start
Where:
Enterprize - Hobart
5th floor, Hobart City Council Building
24 Davey Street (map)

Note: the doors inside the foyer will be locked, so you will need to use the intercom to let us know to buzz you in. However, if you arrive after 6:30pm, then we’ll leave a note with a phone number to call as the intercom isn’t near where the talks will be.

Enterprize provide a selection of alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks and coffee pods for the appropriate donation, as well as free instant coffee and tea. So come at 6:00pm, get a drink, and have a bit of a mingle before the talks start at 6:30pm.

Launceston June Meeting - An introduction to Matplotlib and NumPy

Hi people. For this month’s Launceston meeting, we will be taking a look at using 2D plotting library Matplotlib and array computing package NumPy to process data and create charts and graphs.

Where:
Enterprize
22-24 Patterson St
When:
Saturday 29th June
2:00pm Start

As always, everybody is welcome to come along and join the discussion. Hope to see you there!

Hobart TasPubLUG: Thursday 13 June - Shambles Brewery

Unfortunately the room at Enterprize Hobart is already booked out for next Thursday, so there won’t be a meeting with talks this month as previously planned. However, Julius has volunteered to host the TasLUG meeting while John is away next month, so we will just switch the months around and have talks next month instead.

This month we will instead be having a TasPubLUG at the Shambles Brewery

When:
6:30pm, Thursday 9 May 2019
Where:
Shambles Brewery (222 Elizabeth Street Hobart)
http://www.shamblesbrewery.com.au/

If you are planning to come along (even for a quick drink) it would be great if you can let John know. If a largish number of people plan to come along then I’ll reserve a table.

Launceston May Meeting - An introduction to making games with Godot 3

Hi people. Apologies for the super late announcement! For this month’s Launceston meeting, Cheese will be talking about the Godot game engine and his recent experiences with making the upcoming management sim/base building game Hive Time with it. We’ll be looking at general engine usage, some patterns for input handlers, and workflows for getting 2D and 3D resources into the engine.

Want to make fancy looking games, but don’t know where to get started? Get some tips at this month’s meeting!

Where:
Enterprize
22-24 Patterson St
When:
Saturday 25th May
2:00pm Start

As always, everybody is welcome to come along and join the discussion. Hope to see you there!

Hobart TasPubLUG: Thursday 9 May - Shambles Brewery

May is TasPubLUG time where we head to the pub to talk about Free and Open Source software, hardware and culture… or just generally hang out and have something to eat and drink.

Now that meetings are on the second Thursday of the month they long longer clash with A Pint of History at the Shambles Brewery, so we figured we would head back there.

When:
6:30pm, Thursday 9 May 2019
Where:
Shambles Brewery (222 Elizabeth Street Hobart)
http://www.shamblesbrewery.com.au/

If you are planning to come along (even for a quick drink) it would be great if you can let John know. If a largish number of people plan to come along then I’ll reserve a table.

Short talks wanted for June Hobart meeting

The June meeting is still a while off yet, but we thought we would try something a little bit different and have a bunch of short talks instead of the usual one or two longer talks.

Some suggestions for things people might want to talk about:

  • some project they are currently working on
  • a useful tool/application/distro they think others should know about
  • some useful tips/tricks
  • a general rant about some topic

Pretty much any topic semi-related to open source software, hardware, or culture would be welcome. If you have a topic you are a bit unsure about, feel free to run the idea by John… he’ll most likely say yes.

If you want to give a short talk, then please drop John a line letting him know the topic and how long you think your talk will be. Ideally we would like to keep talks between 2-10 minutes, but if you need more time let John know and we’ll see what we can schedule in.

We look forward to seeing what people come up with.

Launceston April Meeting - How to build gadgets with a Raspberry Pi and Nerves

Hi people! For this month’s Launceston meeting, Elliott will be discussing and demonstrating how to use Nerves to drive Raspberry Pis for custom hardware projects.

Want to know what Elixir and Nerves are, and why you would want to use them to make robots? Find the answers and a walkthrough of creating fresh project at this month’s meeting!

Where:
Enterprize
22-24 Patterson St
When:
Saturday 27th April
2:00pm Start

As always, everybody is welcome to come along and join the discussion. Hope to see you there!