[Gllug] Next GLLUG Meeting, 6 December 2003 [Updated]

GLLUG Organiser gllugadmin at gllug.org.uk
Wed Dec 3 02:00:36 UTC 2003

This is a reminder of the GLLUG meeting this Saturday 6th December 2003,
between 12noon and 5pm at the University of Westminster.

Also, we are in the process of changing the GLLUG Website and
mailing lists, From now on, the official address for the website is
http://www.gllug.org.uk The GLLUG-ANNOUNCE mailing list has also now
moved, for details about joining, consult the url at the bottom of this
message. The main GLLUG mailing list will be moving to its new address
after the meeting, details will be posted to GLLUG-ANNOUNCE shortly.

(actually there's not much in the way of details to post, we're updating
the website, with details. We'll move everybody over automatically, you'll
just see the mailing list using gllug.org.uk as a domain, rather than 
linux.co.uk. Of course, if you filtering you inbox, you may need to update 
your ruleset)

---------------------------- posting -----------------------------------
  There is a GLLUG meeting on Saturday 6th December 2003, between 12noon
  and 5pm.

  We will be meeting in the New Cavendish Street campus of Westminster
  University.  This is in the shadow of the BT Tower, the nearest tube
  stations are Great Portland Street, Warren Street and Goodge Street.
  You will find a map at http://www.wmin.ac.uk/static/maps.asp  or via

  NOTE: you will need to sign in at the front desk to gain access to the

  This event is FREE to members and non-members alike, if you want to
  join GLLUG, sign on to the gllug-announce mailing list, detailed at
  the end of this email.

  We have two main talks planned. These will be in the large lecture
  theatre on the second floor:-

12:00 - 12:45
  Welcome and Introduction.
  also opportunity to try and debug overhead projectors :-)

12:45 - 14:30
  Tushar Joshi - PostgresSQL 7.4 Vs. MySQL 4.1

  With databases being used in the backend of most systems nowadays and
  the emergence of open source database as a viable alternative to bespoke
  and proprietary systems, Tushar will be analysing two most commonly
  used open source databases. The talk will start with an overview of
  general database technology before focusing on the pros and cons of
  each database with a bias on application development.

14:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 16:45
  Steve Coast - Mapping the Internet

  Steve's been generating some cool maps of the Internet, inspired by
  Cheswick's maps of the Internet. He's a good speaker, with lots of
  interesting things to say regarding, his software, tools he used,
  and stuff. (Physics, Mathematics and Art)

16:45 - 17:00
  Closing announcements

* Do please be aware that we can't guarantee that the talks will
  happen at the times stated, but we will do our best to make sure
  they do.

  We have two lab areas, one opposite the main lecture room on the second
  floor, mostly used for chatting and accessing the Internet. There is
  also a larger lab down in the basement. There will be signs directing
  people there.

  People can also bring and setup their own machines. You can do this
  if you have something to show off, or you are looking for a solution
  to some problems. If your are bringing in your own machine, make sure
  you sign it in when you arrive, otherwise security won't let you take
  it when you go! We'll have monitors, keyboards, mice, and powerleads
  available. [So no need to lug all that stuff].

  We will have access to some of the latest iso images and a CD-Burner.

  If you decide to bring a PC, please have the serial number written
  down ahead of time, in case it needs to be registered at the ground
  floor Reception. We may also take a picture of you and your PC as
  proof of ownership.

  The two labs are the places you can go to, should you be looking for
  sanctuary away from the formal talks. If we're lucky the Refectory on
  the ground floor will have its food and drinks machines restocked.

  After the meeting, for those that want, the group will move off to
  'The Green Man' public house, very close to Great Portland Street
  Even if you were unable to make the daytime meeting, please feel
  free to join us at the pub.  To help you find the pub have
  a look at the link on the website.


  Saturday 24th January 2004


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