[Wolves] Lightning Talks

David Jackson davidjackson at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Jun 8 21:05:41 UTC 2020

I like the idea of these different talks, and I can take on the task of 
"the basics of electronics", pointing more to the field of digital and 
logic rather than radio, I am sure there are some from the radio club 
have way more experience of that part of electronics than me. However as 
I have only ever joined your meeting once before I would appreciate the 
chance to listen to other peoples talk this Wednesday with a view to 
doing my talk on a future meeting. Just to give me a chance to see how 
these go, and get to know everyone a little better before I jump in the 
deep end.

Dave (Deejay)

On 05/06/2020 16:18, Adam Sweet via Wolves wrote:
> 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...
> Ad
> 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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