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February 01, 2012, at 04:32 PM by K White - February talk
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!!!!Mythbuntu may be?
!!!!!Nick Morrott
* Possible talk on Mythbuntu or some other topic?
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!!!!!date 2012
!!!!title
!!!!!speaker
* abstract?

!!!!!7th February 2012
!!!!Micro machines and computing in schools
!!!!!Steve Matthews
* Practical experience in architecture design has been
around since the BBC micro, but is now making an interesting
comeback in the Arduino www.arduino.cc and the almost here
Raspberry Pi www.raspberrypi.org.
* The first question posed by tonight's talk is whether CovLug could be developing a part of its activity to encourage members to buy such micros and simply have fun programming with them for the greater strength of CovLug's traditional interests in Linux and open source.
* The second question, following on from the first, is the
recent conclusion of government that the ICT curricula in schools
needs to be strengthened this year by "programming", "computer
science", and "open source". The fear of many is that we might
be producing a generation of young people that can use a few standard packages, but would not have inherited the deep scientific
engineering skills base to make future computers for which the
UK is traditionally reputed.
* And so, tonight's talk will propose and consider these two questions, and to what extent CovLUG might contribute in future to the development of computing in school curricula.
* The evening will also be the beginning of a CovLUG sub-group or spin-off group relating to open source hardware and with some relevance to the evenings talk. The nature of the group is to be developed by discussion at the meeting and on-line.

!!!!!1st January 2012
!!!!A Social Tech Meeting
* Given this was the first day of the year and immediately followed the solstice celebration period we simply had a social meeting.
October 16, 2011, at 10:56 AM by K White - Nov & Dec talks.
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* Videos of the talk may be available from: http://ubuntuone.com/1vsvl98eJWtLWf4e51fQgL and http://ubuntuone.com/6avCNSBfHayjAoaD02Fz1e
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* Videos of the talk may be available from: http://ubuntuone.com/1vsvl98eJWtLWf4e51fQgL and http://ubuntuone.com/6avCNSBfHayjAoaD02Fz1e, courtesy of Iulian Arcos.
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October 16, 2011, at 10:49 AM by K White - Nov & Dec talks.
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!!!!!6'^th^' December 2011
!!!!Members Mini Talks
!!!!!Various Members
* An evening of mini talks by members.
* Please come along with an open source related talk! Your talk should be about 10 to 20 minutes long.

!!!!!1'^st^' November 2011
!!!!Graphics related?
!!!!!Iulian Arcus
* abstract to follow.
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*Location: The Castle (formerly the Varsity), Little Park St., Coventry city centre
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* Videos of the talk may be available from: http://ubuntuone.com/1vsvl98eJWtLWf4e51fQgL and http://ubuntuone.com/6avCNSBfHayjAoaD02Fz1e
October 02, 2011, at 12:09 PM by Charles Barnwell - Add abstract for my talk
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* Abstract: Introduction to developing apps for Android phones. Covers setting up the SDK and the Eclipse environment. Shows how to work with the sample code and outlines a simple application that uses the database and navigating screens.
September 19, 2011, at 07:29 PM by K White - Android Development talk.
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!!!! Ideas for Future Talks & Events
Please add any suggestions you may have here
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!!!!! Put here your ideas for future talks & events:
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!!!!Introduction to udev and device management
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!!!!!date tba
!!!!Mythbuntu may be?
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* Possible talk on Mythbuntu or some other topic?

!!!!!4'^th^' October 2011
!!!!Android Application Development
!!!!!Charles Barnwell
* Awaiting talk abstract...
September 02, 2011, at 10:45 AM by Steve Matthews -
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*Location: The Castle (formerly the Varsity), Little Park St., Coventry city centre
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*Location: The Castle (formerly the Varsity) Little Park St., Coventry
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* Abstract: Mathematics is a paradigm we all master to some extent in school.
As programmers in later life many of us become master coders of standard numerical methods. Few people get to see the potential for mathematics as a programming paradigm in its own right. Tonight's presentation will be a brief tutorial upon the key features of functional programming, together with an unusual emphasis upon its open source nature. To conclude, we introduce Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) as an example of how some researchers see open source in the future.
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* Abstract: Mathematics is a paradigm we all master to some extent in school. As programmers in later life many of us become master coders of standard numerical methods. Few people get to see the potential for mathematics as a programming paradigm in its own right. Tonight's presentation will be a brief tutorial upon the key features of functional programming, together with an unusual emphasis upon its open source nature. To conclude, we introduce Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) as an example of how some researchers see open source in the future.
September 02, 2011, at 10:31 AM by Steve Matthews -
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As programmers in later life many of us become master coders of standard numerical methods.
Few people get to see the potential for mathematics as a programming paradigm in its own right.
Tonight's presentation will be a brief tutorial upon the key features of functional programming,
together with an unusual emphasis upon its open source nature.
To conclude, we introduce Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) as an example of how some researchers see open source in the future.
to:
As programmers in later life many of us become master coders of standard numerical methods. Few people get to see the potential for mathematics as a programming paradigm in its own right. Tonight's presentation will be a brief tutorial upon the key features of functional programming, together with an unusual emphasis upon its open source nature. To conclude, we introduce Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) as an example of how some researchers see open source in the future.
September 02, 2011, at 10:29 AM by Steve Matthews -
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!!!!Get Functional
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!!!!Functional Programming meets Open Source
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* A light hearted talk relating to functional programming.
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* Abstract: Mathematics is a paradigm we all master to some extent in school.
As programmers in later life many of us become master coders of standard numerical methods.
Few people get to see the potential for mathematics as a programming paradigm in its own right.
Tonight's presentation will be a brief tutorial upon the key features of functional programming,
together with an unusual emphasis upon its open source nature.
To conclude, we introduce Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) as an example of how some researchers see open source in the future.
September 02, 2011, at 10:26 AM by Steve Matthews - Functional Programming meets Open Source
August 08, 2011, at 07:40 PM by K White - Talk by R.M.Stallman
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!!!!!24'^th^' to 25'^th^' September 2011
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!!!!!25th August 2011
!!!!Special Event
!!!!!Special Speaker
*Location: Birmingham
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!!!!!25'^th^' August 2011
!!!!!6pm
!!!!Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks
!!!!!Richard M. Stallman
*Abstract: Copyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was designed to fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing press. But the copyright system does not fit well with computer networks, and only draconian punishments can enforce it. The global corporations that profit from copyright are lobbying for draconian punishments, and to increase their copyright powers, while suppressing public access to technology. But if we seriously hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of copyright--to promote progress, for the benefit of the public--then we must make changes in the other direction.
*Location: Haworth Lecture Theatre, '''University of Birmingham'''. The Lecture theatre is in building Y2, which is the main School of Chemisty building.
July 28, 2011, at 12:05 PM by Tim Williams - Added Red5 talk details
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!!!!Moodle or Red5
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!!!!Red5 - Open Source Flash Server
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* The LUG Master of Birmingham LUG will give us an overview of either Moodle or Red5.
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* Red5 is a java based flash video and communication server. Tim will discuss the capabilities of the Red5 server, move on to cover Application development and finish with a practical demonstration of a Red5 based video broadcast system designed to work with the Moodle e-Learning platform.
July 26, 2011, at 07:02 PM by K WHite - Added or updated events for Aug & Sept 2011
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!!!!!24th to 25th September 2011
!!!!PyCon UK
*The UK's official Python conference. Aimed at anyone with an interest in the Python programming language, of all skill levels, from beginners to core developers.
*Location: Techno Centre, Coventry, CV1 2TT.
*http://www.pyconuk.net/
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!!!!!25th August 2011
!!!!Special Event
!!!!!Special Speaker
*Location: Birmingham
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!!!!!speaker
* A talk is needed for this meeting - would you like to volunteer?
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!!!!Moodle or Red5
!!!!!Tim Williams
* The LUG Master of Birmingham LUG will give us an overview of either Moodle or Red5.
July 16, 2011, at 07:23 AM by K White - Talk updates.
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!!!!Introduction to udev and device management
!!!!!Nick Morrott
* An introduction to Linux device management using udev and sysfs

!!!!!6'^th^' September 2011
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* A light hearted talk relating to functional programming?
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* A light hearted talk relating to functional programming.
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!!!!Introduction to udev and device management
!!!!!Nick Morrott
* An introduction to Linux device management using udev and sysfs
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!!!!title
!!!!!speaker
* A talk is needed for this meeting - would you like to volunteer?
July 02, 2011, at 09:01 PM by K White - Added July 2011 talk detail.
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!!!!ARM 'OROne' microcontrollers
!!!!!Garry Bulmer
* Many people have heard of Arduino, a very successful Open Source microcontroller project and community which grew from the needs of artists and designers to apply the microcontroller.
->I'll outline the strengths of the 8-bit Arduino microcontroller, and then describe the 32-bit ARM 'OROne' microcontrollers I am developing.
->My goals are to provide both an easy entry point, and to support projects which are significantly beyond the unaided-Arduino.
For example, by using a 32-bit ARM processor, projects like music synthesisers, MP3 players, robotics, and games become feasible.
I designed the first member of the family, a robot board in 2010.
Based on feedback, I'm now working on a simpler, low-cost, flexible design which will enable people to DIY it from components if they desire.
->My microcontrollers use LeafLabs Open Source Arduino-like IDE and libraries, and USB upload."
May 15, 2011, at 02:11 PM by K White - Latest meeting additions
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!!!16'^th^' to 18'^th^' August 2011
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!!!!!date tba
!!!!Get Functional
!!!!!Steve Matthews
* A light hearted talk relating to functional programming?

!!
!!!16'^th^' to 18'^th^' August 2011
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!!!!!2'^nd^' August 2011
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!!!!!2'^nd^' & 3'^rd^' July 2011
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!!!!!5'^th^' July 2011
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!!!!!7'^th^' June 2011
!!!!An Introduction to Regular Expressions.
!!!!!Barry Gidden
*It will be fairly basic and might be useful for anyone who hasn't used them before. I'll go through some text editor and scripting examples. I seem to use them in nearly everything I do, on a daily basis, but I know there are also people who never use them at all. I can't imagine Unix/Linux without them!
April 29, 2011, at 08:48 PM by K White - Meeting updates
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* Open Street Map.
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!!!!2'^nd^' & 3'^rd^' July 2011
!!!!Godiva Festival
!!!!Open Source Community Exhibition Stand
* Please help out with the CovLUG and other local Open Source groups exhibition stand.

!!!!5'^th^' July 2011
*tech meeting tba

!!!!7'^th^' June 2011
*tech meeting tba
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* Mark works for the FolesHillfields Vision Project, a small not-for-profit he set up (with his wife) in 2007, with a nationally award-winning approach to intercultural community bridge-building in diverse and deprived areas of Coventry. FolesHillfields uses Linux and other Free & Open Source Software for nearly all of its office functions, and Mark is a keen proponent of FOSS for the voluntary/community sector. Mark will show one or two photos of FolesHillfields work, and probably do a 3-minute interactive activity to give a flavour of it; talk about what FOSS they use, what's been great about that, and what the challenges have been; make a couple of sweeping generalizations about FOSS in the voluntary sector; and ask for questions and comments.
*[[http://foleshillfields.org/|foleshillfields.org]]
March 04, 2011, at 08:25 AM by Nick Morrott - Pencil in my udev talk for August
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!!!2'^nd^' August 2011
!!!!Introduction to udev and device management
!!!!!Nick Morrott
* An introduction to Linux device management using udev and sysfs
February 15, 2011, at 11:34 AM by K White - Mar,Apr,May 2011 meeting updates
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!!!!Publishing related?
!!!!!Barry
*A talk related to publishing.

!!!5'^th^' April 2011
!!!!A Home Weather Station
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!!!!A Home Weather Station & Linux
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*[[http://www.rainsbrook.co.uk/weather/|www.rainsbrook.co.uk/weather/]]

!!!5'^th^' April 2011
!!!!Open Source in a community organisation
!!!!!Mark Hinton
* Awaiting description.
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!!!!Open Street Map?
!!!!!Speaker?
*A talk related to OpenStreetMap
.org.
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!!!!Open Street Map
!!!!!Andy Robinson
*An introduction of where OSM sits in the user generated content scene and how it differs from other crowdsource approaches
. Discussion will continue with what makes OSM tick (how it works, how you can contribute, and how everyone can obtain and use the data) and why it bucked the GIS trend. Finally a wrap up with some thoughts on completeness and fitness for purpose as well as some of the challenges facing the project going forwards.
*[[http://www.openstreetmap.org|OpenStreetMap.org]]
February 02, 2011, at 07:43 PM by K White - Talk updates
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!!!3'^rd^' May 2011
!!!!Publishing related?
!!!!!Barry
*A talk related to publishing.

!!!5'^th^' April
2011
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!!!1'^st^' March 2011
!!!!Open Street Map?
!!!!!Speaker?
*A talk related to OpenStreetMap.org.
January 30, 2011, at 01:12 PM by K White - Added Dec 2010 & Jan-Apr 2011 events
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(:title Meetings & Events:)
(:div style="float:right; width:20ex; padding:0.5ex; background-color:#eff; border:1px solid gold;":)
!!!! Ideas for Future Talks & Events
Please add any suggestions you may have here:
* Disk-less systems
* Installing apps from source - What is happening during "./configure, make & make install", customising the configuration and installation, trouble shooting.
* Backup strategies.
* Open Street Map.
(:divend:)

This is for technical and other meetings and events. Our social meetings are generally arranged via the mailing lists.

In '''reverse date order''' - newest first, oldest last:

!!!16'^th^' to 18'^th^' August 2011
!!!!Use R! The R User Conference 2011
*Location: University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
*[[http://www.warwick.ac.uk/statsdept/useR-2011/ | http://www.warwick.ac.uk/statsdept/useR-2011/]]

!!!1'^st^' March 2011
!!!!A Home Weather Station
!!!!!Andrew Stringer
*My home weather station and Linux.

!!!1'^st^' February 2011
!!!!Btrfs and it's impact to the Linux World
!!!!!Jan Harasym
*The Btrfs and it's impact to the Linux world, including brief outlook on what filesystems actually are and the difference between the different filesystems offered by most distributions. He will also cover the features and performance of each filesystem.
*[[https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/ | btrfs.wiki.kernel.org]]

!!!4'^th^' January 2011
!!!!Joomla! and Facebook
!!!!!Caroline Rogers
*A description of installing the Joomla CMS via a web interface. And CovLUG on Facebook.
*[[http://www.joomla.org/ | www.joomla.org]]

!!!6'^th^' December 2010
!!!!Multiple Image Alignment and Fusion
!!!!!Keith White
*An overview "how do they do it?" on multiple image alignment and fusion. Originally intended for the local astronomy group but the LUG was interested too. Linux and open source software was used for the talk and a list of some open source tools related to the topic was given at the end of the talk.
*[[http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/covwarksastro/ | Coventry & Warwickshire Astronomical Society]]

!!!1st-2nd May 2010
!!!! OggCamp10
*Liverpool
*[[http://www.oggcamp.org/ | www.oggcamp.org]]

!!!24'^th^' October 2009
!!!!LUG Radio Live
*Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton
*[[http://www.lugradio.org/live/2009/ | www.lugradio.org/live/2009/]]

!!!7th-9th August 2009
!!!!UKUUG Summer 2009 Conference
*At The Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, B3 3HG. It's local and easy to get to.
*[[http://summer2009.ukuug.org/]]

!!!21 July 2009
!!!!Virtualisation - VMWare and others
*At the Royal Warwick Club on Tower Street, Coventry City Centre.

!!!4-5 July 2009
!!!!Godiva Festival Stall
*Please come and help at the stand. This is a hot opportunity to publicise CovLUG and recruit new members and spread awareness of Linux and Open Source Software.

!!!16 June 2009
!!!!Regular technical meeting - subject t.b.a.
*At the Royal Warwick Club on Tower Street, Coventry City Centre.


!!! sometime 2009?
!!!! Exhibition stand at The Herbert
* With the newly refurbished and extended museum and art gallery being fully open it is another chance for us to publicise CovLUG and raise awareness of Linux and OSS by having an exhibition stand in the new reception area.

!!!17 February 2009
Temporarily having social meetings at Pasta Hut until a new Tech Meeting venue can be found. Please join us.

!!!20 January 2009
Temporarily having social meetings at Pasta Hut until a new Tech Meeting venue can be found. Please join us.

!!!16 December 2008
!!!!OpenStreetMap
* Postponed due to loss of meeting venue.
*'''Andy Robinson'''
*[[http://www.openstreetmap.org|OpenStreetMap]]
*Andy will cover in the introduction where OSM sits in the user generated content scene and how it differs from other crowdsource approaches. Discussion will continue with what makes OSM tick (how it works, how you can contribute, and how everyone can obtain and use the data) and why it bucked the GIS trend. Finally a wrap up with some thoughts on completeness and fitness for purpose as well as some of the challenges facing the project going forwards.


!!!18 November 2008
* Postponed due to loss of meeting venue.
!!!!Computer Forensics
*'''Adrian Shaw'''
*Linux and Computer Forensics.
*Why Linux is the best platform for computer forensics...but seldom used! I'll talk about the Linux based tools and techniques used to conduct forensic investigations. We'll also look at some good data recovery tools for those of us who routinely format our camera cards then remember that there were really important photos on there. Maybe some techniques for recovering your forgotten password from your Windoze box, or tools/techniques for recovering data from a hosed hard drive or file system, some war stories maybe...depends on audience interest.

!!!21 October 2008
!!!!Joomla CMS
*'''Philip Cowen'''
*Joomla is popular open source content management system used to build websites and online applications. The talk will cover the following topics:
*A background and history of the Joomla project.
*How to install Joomla on a localhost.
*An explanation of the key elements of Joomla and how to configure them.
*How to backup a live Joomla site and copy to localhost.
*Additional resources available on the Internet.
*Reference sites that have been built using Joomla.
*View a copy of the presentation slides here [[(Attach:)Joomla_presentation.pdf]]

!!!September 2008
!!!!Freshers Fair - Coventry University
*CovLUG publicity event.

!!!16 September 2008
!!!!No tech meeting this month
*We had a social meeting in Pizza Hut instead.

!!!19 August 2008
!!!!Ubuntu
*'''Quentin'''
*A general talk about the Ubuntu Linux operating system, how to install it etc.


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%maroon%Below still needs to be tidied, organised and have the resources and links added (refer to the old site). If anyone has the time please feel free to contribute.

Date Topic Presented by Files
!!!18/07/2006
!!!! Introduction to TCP/IP
*'''Andrew Stringer'''
*TCPIP.pdf (PDF)
!!!! Configuring Linux networking
*'''Darren Austin'''
*Network-Config.pdf (PDF)

(:table border=1 width=100%:)
(:cell:)
19/09/2006
(:cell:)
Introduction to Ethernet
(:cell:)
Andrew Stringer
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Ethernet.pdf (PDF)
(:cellnr:)

(:cell:)

(:cell:)

(:cell:)

(:tableend:)

!!!17/10/2006
!!!!Alternative operating systems
*'''Bernard Giltrap'''

21/11/2006 Introduction to Perl Barbie, Birmingham PM Intro to Perl (View online)
Perl-Intro.tar.gz (Gzip'ed tar)
19/12/2006 Linux in the Christmas Enterprise Andrew Stringer Linux-In-Lapland (PDF)
16/01/2007 Voice over IP and Trixbox Quentin Wright VoIP.tar.gz (Gzip'ed tar)
20/02/2007 Introduction to DNS Andrew Stringer DNS-Intro.pdf (PDF)
DNS resource records Darren Austin DNS-RRs.pdf (PDF)
20/03/2007 Looking up DNS records Andrew Stringer DNS-Lookups.pdf (PDF)
DNS server configuration Darren Austin DNS-Config.pdf (PDF)
17/04/2007 Introduction to the command line Quentin Wright (No files)
22/05/2007 Introduction to email and clients Andrew Stringer
Darren Austin
Bernard Giltrap
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(:title Meetings & Events:)
(:div style="float:right; width:20ex; padding:0.5ex; background-color:#eff; border:1px solid gold;":)
!!!! Ideas for Future Talks & Events
Please add any suggestions you may have here:
* Disk-less systems
* Installing apps from source - What is happening during "./configure, make & make install", customising the configuration and installation, trouble shooting.
* Backup strategies.
* Open Street Map.
(:divend:)

This is for technical and other meetings and events. Our social meetings are generally arranged via the mailing lists.

In '''reverse date order''' - newest first, oldest last:

!!!16'^th^' to 18'^th^' August 2011
!!!!Use R! The R User Conference 2011
*Location: University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
*[[http://www.warwick.ac.uk/statsdept/useR-2011/ | http://www.warwick.ac.uk/statsdept/useR-2011/]]

!!!1'^st^' March 2011
!!!!A Home Weather Station
!!!!!Andrew Stringer
*My home weather station and Linux.

!!!1'^st^' February 2011
!!!!Btrfs and it's impact to the Linux World
!!!!!Jan Harasym
*The Btrfs and it's impact to the Linux world, including brief outlook on what filesystems actually are and the difference between the different filesystems offered by most distributions. He will also cover the features and performance of each filesystem.
*[[https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/ | btrfs.wiki.kernel.org]]

!!!4'^th^' January 2011
!!!!Joomla! and Facebook
!!!!!Caroline Rogers
*A description of installing the Joomla CMS via a web interface. And CovLUG on Facebook.
*[[http://www.joomla.org/ | www.joomla.org]]

!!!6'^th^' December 2010
!!!!Multiple Image Alignment and Fusion
!!!!!Keith White
*An overview "how do they do it?" on multiple image alignment and fusion. Originally intended for the local astronomy group but the LUG was interested too. Linux and open source software was used for the talk and a list of some open source tools related to the topic was given at the end of the talk.
*[[http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/covwarksastro/ | Coventry & Warwickshire Astronomical Society]]

!!!1st-2nd May 2010
!!!! OggCamp10
*Liverpool
*[[http://www.oggcamp.org/ | www.oggcamp.org]]

!!!24'^th^' October 2009
!!!!LUG Radio Live
*Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton
*[[http://www.lugradio.org/live/2009/ | www.lugradio.org/live/2009/]]

!!!7th-9th August 2009
!!!!UKUUG Summer 2009 Conference
*At The Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, B3 3HG. It's local and easy to get to.
*[[http://summer2009.ukuug.org/]]

!!!21 July 2009
!!!!Virtualisation - VMWare and others
*At the Royal Warwick Club on Tower Street, Coventry City Centre.

!!!4-5 July 2009
!!!!Godiva Festival Stall
*Please come and help at the stand. This is a hot opportunity to publicise CovLUG and recruit new members and spread awareness of Linux and Open Source Software.

!!!16 June 2009
!!!!Regular technical meeting - subject t.b.a.
*At the Royal Warwick Club on Tower Street, Coventry City Centre.


!!! sometime 2009?
!!!! Exhibition stand at The Herbert
* With the newly refurbished and extended museum and art gallery being fully open it is another chance for us to publicise CovLUG and raise awareness of Linux and OSS by having an exhibition stand in the new reception area.

!!!17 February 2009
Temporarily having social meetings at Pasta Hut until a new Tech Meeting venue can be found. Please join us.

!!!20 January 2009
Temporarily having social meetings at Pasta Hut until a new Tech Meeting venue can be found. Please join us.

!!!16 December 2008
!!!!OpenStreetMap
* Postponed due to loss of meeting venue.
*'''Andy Robinson'''
*[[http://www.openstreetmap.org|OpenStreetMap]]
*Andy will cover in the introduction where OSM sits in the user generated content scene and how it differs from other crowdsource approaches. Discussion will continue with what makes OSM tick (how it works, how you can contribute, and how everyone can obtain and use the data) and why it bucked the GIS trend. Finally a wrap up with some thoughts on completeness and fitness for purpose as well as some of the challenges facing the project going forwards.


!!!18 November 2008
* Postponed due to loss of meeting venue.
!!!!Computer Forensics
*'''Adrian Shaw'''
*Linux and Computer Forensics.
*Why Linux is the best platform for computer forensics...but seldom used! I'll talk about the Linux based tools and techniques used to conduct forensic investigations. We'll also look at some good data recovery tools for those of us who routinely format our camera cards then remember that there were really important photos on there. Maybe some techniques for recovering your forgotten password from your Windoze box, or tools/techniques for recovering data from a hosed hard drive or file system, some war stories maybe...depends on audience interest.

!!!21 October 2008
!!!!Joomla CMS
*'''Philip Cowen'''
*Joomla is popular open source content management system used to build websites and online applications. The talk will cover the following topics:
*A background and history of the Joomla project.
*How to install Joomla on a localhost.
*An explanation of the key elements of Joomla and how to configure them.
*How to backup a live Joomla site and copy to localhost.
*Additional resources available on the Internet.
*Reference sites that have been built using Joomla.
*View a copy of the presentation slides here [[(Attach:)Joomla_presentation.pdf]]

!!!September 2008
!!!!Freshers Fair - Coventry University
*CovLUG publicity event.

!!!16 September 2008
!!!!No tech meeting this month
*We had a social meeting in Pizza Hut instead.

!!!19 August 2008
!!!!Ubuntu
*'''Quentin'''
*A general talk about the Ubuntu Linux operating system, how to install it etc.


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%maroon%Below still needs to be tidied, organised and have the resources and links added (refer to the old site). If anyone has the time please feel free to contribute.

Date Topic Presented by Files
!!!18/07/2006
!!!! Introduction to TCP/IP
*'''Andrew Stringer'''
*TCPIP.pdf (PDF)
!!!! Configuring Linux networking
*'''Darren Austin'''
*Network-Config.pdf (PDF)

(:table border=1 width=100%:)
(:cell:)
19/09/2006
(:cell:)
Introduction to Ethernet
(:cell:)
Andrew Stringer
(:cell:)
Ethernet.pdf (PDF)
(:cellnr:)

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!!!17/10/2006
!!!!Alternative operating systems
*'''Bernard Giltrap'''

21/11/2006 Introduction to Perl Barbie, Birmingham PM Intro to Perl (View online)
Perl-Intro.tar.gz (Gzip'ed tar)
19/12/2006 Linux in the Christmas Enterprise Andrew Stringer Linux-In-Lapland (PDF)
16/01/2007 Voice over IP and Trixbox Quentin Wright VoIP.tar.gz (Gzip'ed tar)
20/02/2007 Introduction to DNS Andrew Stringer DNS-Intro.pdf (PDF)
DNS resource records Darren Austin DNS-RRs.pdf (PDF)
20/03/2007 Looking up DNS records Andrew Stringer DNS-Lookups.pdf (PDF)
DNS server configuration Darren Austin DNS-Config.pdf (PDF)
17/04/2007 Introduction to the command line Quentin Wright (No files)
22/05/2007 Introduction to email and clients Andrew Stringer
Darren Austin
Bernard Giltrap
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!!!16'^th^' to 18'^th^' August 2011
!!!!Use R! The R User Conference 2011
*Location: University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
*[[http://www.warwick.ac.uk/statsdept/useR-2011/ | http://www.warwick.ac.uk/statsdept/useR-2011/]]

!!!1'^st^' March 2011
!!!!A Home Weather Station
!!!!!Andrew Stringer
*My home weather station and Linux.
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*[[http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/covwarksastro/ | Coventry & Warwickshire Astronomical Society]]
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!!!1'^st^' February 2011
!!!!Btrfs and it's impact to the Linux World
!!!!!Jan Harasym
*The Btrfs and it's impact to the Linux world, including brief outlook on what filesystems actually are and the difference between the different filesystems offered by most distributions. He will also cover the features and performance of each filesystem.
*[[https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/ | btrfs.wiki.kernel.org]]
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!!!4'^th^' January 2011
!!!!Joomla! and Facebook
!!!!!Caroline Rogers
*A description of installing the Joomla CMS via a web interface. And CovLUG on Facebook.

!!!6'^th^' December 2010
!!!!Multiple Image Alignment and Fusion
!!!!!Keith White
*An overview "how do they do it?" on multiple image alignment and fusion. Originally intended for the local astronomy group but the LUG was interested too. Linux and open source software was used for the talk and a list of some open source tools related to the topic was given at the end of the talk.
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!!!1st-2nd May 2010
!!!! OggCamp10
*Liverpool
*[[http://www.oggcamp.org/ | www.oggcamp.org]]
July 08, 2009, at 07:39 AM by KWhite - LUG Radio Live, UKUUG, VMWare, tidy up.
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!!!24'^th^' October 2009
!!!!LUG Radio Live
*Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton
*[[http://www.lugradio.org/live/2009/ | www.lugradio.org/live/2009/]]

!!!7th-9th August 2009
!!!!UKUUG Summer 2009 Conference
*At The Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, B3 3HG. It's local and easy to get to.
*[[http://summer2009.ukuug.org/]]

!!!21 July 2009
!!!!Virtualisation - VMWare and others
*At the Royal Warwick Club on Tower Street, Coventry City Centre.
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!!!4-5 July 2009
!!!!Godiva Festival Stall
*Please come and help at the stand. This is a hot opportunity to publicise CovLUG and recruit new members and spread awareness of Linux and Open Source Software.


!!!16 June 2009
!!!!Regular technical meeting - subject t.b.a.
*At the Royal Warwick Club on Tower Street, Coventry City Centre.
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!!!17 February 2009
Temporarily having social meetings at Pasta Hut until a new Tech Meeting venue can be found. Please join us.

!!!20 January 2009
Temporarily having social meetings at Pasta Hut until a new Tech Meeting venue can be found. Please join us.
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!!!!OpenStreetMap
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*Andy will cover in the introduction where OSM sits in the user generated content scene and how it differs from other crowdsource approaches. Discussion will continue with what makes OSM tick (how it works, how you can contribute, and how everyone can obtain and use the data) and why it bucked the GIS trend. Finally a wrap up with some thoughts on completeness and fitness for purpose as well as some of the challenges facing the project going forwards.
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*View a copy of the presentation slides here [[(Attach:)Joomla_presentation.pdf]]
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*Joomla is popular open source content management system used to build websites and online applications. The talk will cover the following topics:
*Some background information and history of the Joomla project
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*How to install Joomla on a localhost.
*An explanation of the key elements of Joomla and how to configure them
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*How to backup a live Joomla site and copy to localhost.
*Additional resources available on the Internet.
*Reference sites that have been built using Joomla.
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!!! sometime 2008?
!!!! Exhibition stand at The Herbert
* When the newly refurbished and extended museum and art gallery is fully open it is another chance for us to publicise CovLUG and raise awareness of Linux and OSS by having an exhibition stand in the new reception area.
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*Linux and Computer Forensics.
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!!! October 2008
!!!! Exhibition stand at The Herbert
* The newly refurbished and extended museum and art gallery should be fully open by now and is another chance for us to publicise CovLUG and raise awareness of Linux and OSS by having an exhibition stand in the new reception area.
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*Why Linux is the best platform for computer forensics...but seldom used! I'll talk about the Linux based tools and techniques used to conduct forensic investigations. We'll also look at some good data recovery tools for those of us who routinely format our camera cards then remember that there were really important photos on there. Maybe some techniques for recovering your forgotten password from your Windoze box, or tools/techniques for recovering data from a hosed hard drive or file system, some war stories maybe...depends how quickly people got bored.
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*Why Linux is the best platform for computer forensics...but seldom used! I'll talk about the Linux based tools and techniques used to conduct forensic investigations. We'll also look at some good data recovery tools for those of us who routinely format our camera cards then remember that there were really important photos on there. Maybe some techniques for recovering your forgotten password from your Windoze box, or tools/techniques for recovering data from a hosed hard drive or file system, some war stories maybe...depends how quickly people get bored.
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!!!!Computer Forensics
*'''Adrian Shaw'''
*Linux and computer forensics.
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!!!!Joomla CMS
*'''?? (sorry forgotten you name)'''
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!!!!No tech meeting this month
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!!!!Ubuntu
*'''Quentin'''
*A general talk about the Ubuntu Linux operating system, how to install it etc.
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!!!16 December 2008
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*topic
*notes & and resources.

!!!18 November 2008
!!!!title
*'''Speaker'''
*topic
*notes & and resources.

!!! October 2008
!!!! Exhibition stand at The Herbert
* The newly refurbished and extended museum and art gallery should be fully open by now and is another chance for us to publicise CovLUG and raise awareness of Linux and OSS by having an exhibition stand in the new reception area.

!!!21 October 2008
!!!!title
*'''Speaker'''
*topic
*notes & and resources.

!!!September 2008
!!!!Freshers Fair - Coventry University
*CovLUG publicity event.

!!!16 September 2008
!!!!title
*'''Speaker'''
*topic
*notes & and resources.

!!!19 August 2008
!!!!title
*'''Speaker'''
*topic
*notes & and resources.


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!!!! Configuring Linux networking
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17/10/2006
!!!!Alternative operating systems
*'''Bernard Giltrap'''
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Excludes social meetings.

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!!!18/07/2006
!!!! Introduction to TCP/IP - Andrew Stringer
*TCPIP.pdf (PDF)
!!!! Configuring Linux networking - Darren Austin
*Network-Config.pdf (PDF)
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17/10/2006 Alternative operating systems Bernard Giltrap (No files)
21/11/2006 Introduction to Perl Barbie, Birmingham PM Intro to Perl (View online)
Perl-Intro.tar.gz (Gzip'ed tar)
19/12/2006 Linux in the Christmas Enterprise Andrew Stringer Linux-In-Lapland (PDF)
16/01/2007 Voice over IP and Trixbox Quentin Wright VoIP.tar.gz (Gzip'ed tar)
20/02/2007 Introduction to DNS Andrew Stringer DNS-Intro.pdf (PDF)
DNS resource records Darren Austin DNS-RRs.pdf (PDF)
20/03/2007 Looking up DNS records Andrew Stringer DNS-Lookups.pdf (PDF)
DNS server configuration Darren Austin DNS-Config.pdf (PDF)
17/04/2007 Introduction to the command line Quentin Wright (No files)
22/05/2007 Introduction to email and clients Andrew Stringer
Darren Austin
Bernard Giltrap
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!!! Ideas for Future Talks

* Disk-less systems