[SWLUG] Technical Meeting Announcement and Call for Papers/Talks

P.G. Richardson p.g.richardson at phantomjinx.co.uk
Thu Apr 9 07:36:41 UTC 2009

> Paul Connell wrote:
>> Matthew,
>> I'm more than ready to jump into the breech - I've got a presentation
>> all ready and lined up - although I've not got the hang of whizzy
>> transitions - I assume you'll have a full sound system so I can get my
>> slides to 'ping' and 'swoosh' into place?
>> I would add to the wiki but have not a clue how to use it - most
>> unfriendly piece of software - so I resorted to the next least worst
>> thing - mailing list.
>> Paul Connell
> Heh.  Well to be honest I'm not 100% I'm going to have a projector, but
> I have two leads on that front, so we'll see.
> So far we've got 1 talk 100% confirmed and 2 others which I'm just
> waiting on a final call on topics before I put them down.  Also, to show
> people how not to do it I plan on doing a short talk on summat.
> Just to clarify a few things and hopefully tempt a few more of you into
> talking, I'd like to stress the following:
> I'd mentioned filming some talks, that is not at all certain as I've got
> to borrow a DV camera.  If it does go ahead and you don't want to be
> filmed, I won't film you, it's not an issue and I won't hold anything
> against you.
> The audience is a wide one so all and any subjects are welcome.  Don't
> worry if you don't think it's suitable, the more the merrier.  Length
> wise you can do a 5 minute lightning talk (if a few people want to do
> them, I'll put them all together) all they way up to 30 mins or more,
> just let me know what you want to do.
> If you're stuck for subjects here are some ideas:
> Hardware project write-up/how-to: got a mythTV box?  built and run your
> own server?  run some squid boxes, got a beagle board?  Do a talk on
> what you did and how you did it, round up with a list of pros/cons,
> prices and how you'd do it better
> Linux/Unix news: Do you follow all the technical blogs and mailing
> lists?  Know what new and interesting developments are coming up over
> the next 6 months in the kernel/filesystems/distros/xorg/programming
> languages etc etc, then do a talk, keep us all informed!
> Program overviews:  Know loads about a certain program?  Think it's a
> killer app?  Share your knowledge with us!
> Programming/Web Dev:  anything really, intros to languages, ideas on
> cool programs you can do with new features, installing cool web apps,
> themeing stuff.
> Graphics and music:  GIMP guru?  great with jokosher?  show us how with
> a short tutorial on creative stuffs.
> Hopefully that'll get some of you thinking.
> Projector - I'm still looking for one, please can you email me direct if
> you can help.
> Posters - I'm not that fussed, but will probably knock up one over the
> weekend.  Unless someone else wants to help?  Pretty please?
> Finally, does anyone have any experience of keysigning parties?  I'd
> really like to hold one at this meeting, but I've no idea how so if
> someone can step up and help out.
> I'll have a rough schedule up soonish.

Oddly enough I looked up key signing last night and this seems an
excellent HOWTO -> http://linuxreviews.org/howtos/gnupg/signingparty/


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