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!

Hobart TasLUG Meeting: Thursday 11 April

April is upon us and with it brings an earlier than usual TasLUG meeting, the second of the year to feature talks:


Ben Short

Grafana is a data visualisation and analytics platform and the project has recently started developing a logging platform called Loki. Ben will take you through setting up some basic network & syslog monitoring using Grafana, Loki, and Docker containers.


The venue for this month will be Enterprize Hobart:

When:
Thursday 11 April 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. We will also be heading out to find somewhere to eat afterwards for those interested.

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

Launceston Feburary Meeting - Bash Scripting for Everyone

Hi people! For this month’s Launceston meeting, we’ll be taking a look at Bash shell scripting. It doesn’t matter swhether you’re an old hand or a complete noob, there should be something in this talk for everyone. We’ll be starting with simple abstract scripts to demonstrate techniques, and moving up to useful practical examples for everyday use.

Where:
Enterprize
22-24 Patterson St
When:
Saturday 30th March
2:00pm Start

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

Hobart TasPubLUG: Thursday 21 March - Hope and Anchor Tavern

This month sees the return of TasPubLUG in Hobart and a chance to talk about all things related to free and open source software, hardware, and culture.

When:
6:30pm, Thursday 21 March 2019
Where:
Hope and Anchor Tavern (65 Macquarie St, Hobart)

Let John know if you are planning to come along. If we hear from more than a handful of people that they are coming then we’ll book a table, otherwise we will just rock up see what is available.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next week on Thursday.

Hobart TasLUG meeting day survey

There was recently a query about the possibility of changing the day of the month that the Hobart TasLUG meetings are held. Given this it seemed like it would be a good opportunity to do a general survey of when people are available to attend meetings.

With this in mind a survey has been set up for people to fill out. For each day of the month you can select whether you can make it to meetings (green tick), can’t make it on that day (red cross), or would be a maybe (amber tick in parens).

It would be great if everyone interested in attending Hobart meetings could enter their preferences, especially if the current meetings day makes it difficult to attend.

Please note that this survey is for informational purposes only and will only be one factor taken into consideration when determining the best meeting day going forward.

Hobart TasLUG Meeting: Thursday 21 February

The holiday season is well a truly behind us and it is now time for the first Hobart TasLUG meeting of the year. This month’s meeting will feature two talks:


Scott Bragg

LoRaWAN IoT - The hardware components you can add to your microcontrollers to join TheThingsNetwork (TTN), how LoRaWAN works and collecting data from your devices.

Ian Stevenson

Simple backups for home servers and workstations.


The venue for this month will be Enterprize Hobart:

When:
Thursday 21 February 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. We will also be heading out to find somewhere to eat afterwards for those interested.

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

Launceston Feburary Meeting - Sculpting in Blender

Hi people! For this month’s Launceston meeting, we’ll be taking a look at the sculpting tools included with the Free/Open Source 3D creation suite Blender. We’ll also be doing a live demonstration, creating a character (or as much of one as we can squeeze into the meeting) from scratch.

Where:
Enterprize
22-24 Patterson St
When:
Saturday 23rd February
2:00pm Start

This meeting’s presentation may be focused toward newcomers, but as always, everybody is welcome to come along and join the discussion. Hope to see you there!

Launceston January meeting postponed

Hi people!

For various reasons, it doesn’t make sense for us to run a meeting on the 26th of January, so we’ll be skipping this month’s meeting.

Apologies for the late notice, and to anybody who was hoping to catch up. Looking forward to seeing everybody next month!

~ Cheese

Hobart end of year TasLUG dinner: Thursday 29 November

The end of the year is fast approaching and before everyone starts winding down for the holiday season there is one last opportunity for the Hobart TasLUG community to catch up for an end of year dinner.

When:
6:30pm, Thursday 29 November
Where:
Amigo Mexican Restaurant
http://amigostas.com.au/menu/

If you plan on coming along, then please RSVP to John by Tuesday 27 November so he can make the appropriate booking.

If Amigos are unable to fit us in, the backup option will be Mother India just down the road.