[Wolves] Lightning Talks

Adam Sweet adamsweet at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 15:18:45 UTC 2020

So, here are some things I could talk about:

* The command line for beginners
* Network monitoring with Nagios
* SNMP and how to monitor your network with it
* Diet and exercise for geeks
* Taking care of your back when you sit down all day
* How to grow chillies (and other vegetables)
* Setting up a website with Linux
* Network file sharing with Linux (NFS, Samba and SSH)
* Guitar basics
* The basics of cooking good food well
* Introduction to OpenBSD
* The FreeBSD and OpenBSD pf firewall

Some things I'd like to hear others talk about:

* Containers (LXC, Docker, podman etc)
* Kubernetes, what and why
* ESP32 (firmware, language runtimes and power saving)
* HomeAssistant
* Python programming, maybe C, C++ and Java too
* Introductions to other distros e.g. (Open)SUSE, Elementary OS
* Basics of electronics

So, go ahead. Feel free to post a list of things you could demo or talk
about and let me know which of the above you'd like to hear about.

Only rule here is you should offer more than you request...


On 05/06/2020 15:37, Adam Sweet wrote:
> On Weds we discussed the idea of holding regular lightning talk
> evenings, perhaps once a fortnight or once a month as a prelude to
> holding longer format talks in future.
> By lightning talks we mean 5-15 minute introductions to a topic that you
> know something about and can explain to others. Ideally, that would be
> something geeky or to do with technology but it doesn't have to be, it
> could be some other area you know about like music, cooking or gardening
> since we're a diverse group and have lots of interests. Perhaps
> something along the lines of:
> * Your preferred Linux distro
> * A particular software application that you know that others might be
> interested in
> * What you do in your line of work (sysadmin or dev tools, the language
> or IDE you use, what technologies you use)
> * Hardware (PC, server, embedded, Arduino, ESP32/ESP8266, radio)
> * Radio stuff
> * A particular musical instrument you play and how to get started
> * Gardening or some other hobby you might have
> Obviously, being a 5-15 min talk it doesn't need to be a deep dive, just
> an intro and answering some questions.
> We're an interesting bunch and we have a lot of expertise in different
> areas of technology and a lot of interests outside of technology so I'm
> sure each of us can come up with something.
> So, for this coming Wednesday's virtual meeting, I'd like everyone to
> think of something they could talk about for 5-15 mins on and we'll
> choose enough to fill maybe an hour.
> Don't be worried about talking about stuff you think everyone will
> already know, or won't want to know, or getting something wrong, or
> being heckled, we're all in the same boat and most of us have known each
> other a long time.
> I think we'd all like more LUG content, talks and presentations in
> particular, but nobody actually wants to give them, so we all have to be
> prepared to contribute and this is a low barrier to entry.
> So, that's the price of admission for the next virtual meeting. If you
> want to join the conf, then be prepared to talk about something. Do a
> bit of prep so you know what you're going to say, maybe prepare some
> slides or do a screen share to show stuff. If we have more than an
> hour's worth, then maybe you won't have to do yours until the next time,
> but at least you'll have to volunteered and we'll have something in the
> bank for next time.
> I'm going to post a follow-up containing a list of things I could talk
> about and a list of things I'd like to hear others talk about.
> Ad

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