[clug] PSIG meeting 8/8/13
steve at nerdvana.org.au
Mon Aug 12 01:39:23 MDT 2013
Thanks for letting me know of this, I'll advise the speakers I'd lined
up for the next few monthly meeting that they're to speak to you about
talking at future CLUG meetings.
all the best
On 08/11/2013 10:27 AM, Paul Wayper wrote:
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> Hi all,
> I thought I'd let everyone know how the PSIG went on Thursday night.
> Unfortunately, Bob had one of his children develop a fever and had to take
> them to a doctor, so couldn't open up N101 for us. Luckily, the ANU CS
> students club (or something) was having their OGM that night, so the room
> was open. I introduced myself as the cat herder for the CLUG and asked if
> we could use the room, and welcomed anyone that was interested in coming and
> hearing a talk about the development of a C library. So we had four CLUG
> people and another half dozen students, making it quite an interesting meeting.
> I'd like to do more to reach out to the students at ANU, UC and other
> places. If anyone has any contacts there, please let them know of the
> regular meetings and of the upcoming programme.
> To that end, the next couple of months is looking reasonably good:
> On the 22nd, Richard Lemon will be giving a talk at the monthly meeting
> about the security mistakes that people can make when try to get things
> working. It's a good talk with lots of amusing and relevant anecdotes on
> how security problems can occur and how they can be fixed.
> Next month, the PSIG meeting on the 12th will feature Jamie Carl, talking
> about his new web content management system, written in PHP (for a change :-) ).
> Then on the 26th of September I'm hoping to convince Bob to give his talk
> about creating a virtual, open-source, cycle-accurate CPU in an FPGA.
> Better still, he's been able to use all open-source software to do it too.
> It's a talk that several people have been pretty keen on, so I think it has
> a lot of broader interest.
> In October for the PSIG meeting on the 10th I'd like Alex to give his talk
> on converting a web site to Django using Selenium to make sure it all works
> the same as before. This is an idea that I have personal interest in, but
> it's also relevant to many people trying to update and maintain web sites.
> If anyone is interested in giving a talk, please let me know. It doesn't
> have to be complicated or slick, and it doesn't even have to be about Linux
> :-) Open Source and programming topics of all stripes are welcome.
> Hope this helps,
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