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Abstract: Rusty Russell is best known for his kernel work, particularly netfilter and modules.  With changing life priorities, he decided to try his hand at userspace coding and a new project (SAMBA) to stretch his brain into fresh shapes.  After ten years in the kernel, it's a little daunting to enter an established project as the new kid, but along the way we'll see how he has managed to carve out a niche and have a great time coding inside a huge and complex codebase.
  
  

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Linux users of Victoria

This is the working wiki for Members of LUV and the committee.

To visit the website go to http://www.luv.asn.au

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Talks

Talk Suggestions - Talk Offers

January 2010

No Meeting

BBQ on Saturday January 9

LCA from Jan 18-23

February

Main - Tues 2nd - Trinity College

  • Jason King — Using django to make web apps

Django is a web framework written in python, that makes it quite pleasant to make reasonably complicated sites involving different types of information. I will be showing you how to make a simple site using django's template language, and demonstrate django's database extraction capabilities. A basic level of python is assumed.

Jason King is a former President of Linux Users Victoria, and has had various progamming jobs over the years, ranging from delphi, to php and python.

  • Daniel Price - Simulating the formation of stars


Beginners - Sat 20th - The Hub@Docklands

Ctte - Mon 8th - The Leveson (donna to book)

March

Main - Tuesday 2nd - Trinity College

  • Dave Hall - GlusterFS

Title: GlusterFS

Abstract:

GlusterFS is a general purpose distributed file system for scalable storage. Over the last couple of months Dave has been testing GlusterFS as an alternative to NFS for replicating files across multiple web servers. Now it is all working properly, Dave will give an explanation of what GlusterFS is, how he uses it, the issues he had while deploying it and why he stuck with it.

Bio:

IT Consultant, webapp coder, geek, slacker, father of 2, fat opinionated bastard

  • Claudine Chionh

Humanities computing, Drupal and What I did on my holidays

This presentation will introduce the opportunities that free software and the web present for research, publication and collaboration in the humanities, particularly in the area of public history. I will discuss some of the technical and social challenges I have faced on the Founders and Survivors project, and will demonstrate how I am using Drupal to implement the data collection and presentation tasks for this project.

This is a mashup of two presentations I gave at LCA and DrupalSouth in Wellington in January, now with added Drupal goodness thanks to the feedback I received.

Claudine Chionh can get equally excited by original manuscripts and by the latest developments in Drupal 7. She is a developer on the Founders and Survivors project <http://www.foundersandsurvivors.org>, which will follow the lives of Australian families from the convict transportation period to the First World War. She is especially interested in the use of web technologies to enable collaboration between academics and the wider community, and in connecting with others working in humanities computing in Australia.

Beginners - Sat 20th - The Hub@Docklands

Ctte - Mon 8th - The Leveson

April

Main - Tuesday 6th at Trinity College

  • Rusty Russell - Switching To Userspace: A Kernel Hacker Leaves The Nest

Abstract: Rusty Russell is best known for his kernel work, particularly netfilter and modules. With changing life priorities, he decided to try his hand at userspace coding and a new project (SAMBA) to stretch his brain into fresh shapes. After ten years in the kernel, it's a little daunting to enter an established project as the new kid, but along the way we'll see how he has managed to carve out a niche and have a great time coding inside a huge and complex codebase.


  • Tim Serong - High Availability in 37 Easy Steps

Title: High Availability in 37 Easy Steps

Abstract:

High Availability can be a curiously nebulous term, and most people probably don't care about it until they can't access their online banking service, or their plane crashes.

This talk examines some of the considerations necessary when building highly available computer systems, then focuses on the HA infrastructure software currently available from the Corosync/OpenAIS, Linux-HA and Pacemaker projects.

Bio:

Tim is a native of Melbourne, currently employed by Novell to work on (surprise!) the SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension. He goes by tserong in various places (Freenode, LinkedIn, Flickr), but somehow managed to completely avoid Twitter.

Interests include motorcycling, beer, and making technology simpler and more reliable (although not necessarily in that order, and usually not all at the same time).

Beginners - Sat 17th - The Hub@Docklands

Ctte - April 12th - The Leveson

May

Main - Tue 4th - Trinity College

  • Geoff Beasley - Linux Audio Studio
  • TBC

Beginners - Sat 15 - The Hub

Ctte - Mon 10 - The Leveson

June

Main - Tues 1 - Trinity College

  • Brianna Laugher - Python and the Natural Language Tool Kit

Beginners - Sat 19 - The Hub

Ctte - Mon 14 - The Leveson

July

Main - Tues 6 - Trinity

Beginners - Sat 17 - The Hub

Ctte - Mon 12 - The Leveson


August

Main - Tues 3 - Trinity

Beginners - Sat 21 - The Hub

Ctte - Mon 9 - The Leveson


September 2010

Main - AGM - Tues 7 - Trinity

Beginners - SFD - Sat 18 - The Hub?

Ctte - Handover - Mon 13 - The Leveson?

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