[Wolves] Lightning Talks

Andy Chamberlain triumph900 at talktalk.net
Tue Jun 9 12:45:36 UTC 2020

Hi Adam,

Not sure what I could offer apart from Hospital  Radio, Northycote Farm 
and Bereavement Support, we have just started Virtual Bereavement hubs. 
Any talk I would give would not be particularly technical but hopefully 
of interest.

I am particularly interested in hearing your talk on growing peppers as 
I have had some seeds in compost for about 6 weeks and I think one has 
germinated!! Also cooking with them would be interesting too.



On 09/06/2020 11:15, Adam Sweet via Wolves wrote:
> Thanks Dave, I'd be interested in that.
> FWIW, if anyone wanted to join the conf but was going to have to miss
> out because of the condition I placed where you must offer a talk to be
> able to join, then please just join anyway. I realise at least for this
> one that it was a bit short notice to prepare something, not everybody
> will be able to offer a talk every time and I'd rather have you attend
> than not.
> When we do this in future though, I think monthly, that should be
> sufficient time to come up with a talk title and be able to talk for
> 5-15 mins on something.
> Ad
> On 08/06/2020 22:05, David Jackson via Wolves wrote:
>> 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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