Hobart end of year TasLUG dinner: Thursday 29 November

The end of the year is fast approaching and before everyone starts winding down for the holiday season there is one last opportunity for the Hobart TasLUG community to catch up for an end of year dinner.

When:
6:30pm, Thursday 29 November
Where:
Amigo Mexican Restaurant
http://amigostas.com.au/menu/

If you plan on coming along, then please RSVP to John by Tuesday 27 November so he can make the appropriate booking.

If Amigos are unable to fit us in, the backup option will be Mother India just down the road.

No Hobart TasLUG this month & end of year dinner

There will be no Hobart TasLUG meeting this coming Thursday. The two speakers we had lined up for this months meeting will both be out of the state this Thursday and we haven’t had any time to organise anyone to replace them.

However it is getting close to the end of the year and there has been some talk about having some sort of end of year dinner. Our current thinking is that we have this on Thursday 29 November so as to avoid the silly season that is December.

A couple of suggestions for places to go for the dinner have been the Tacos or Amigo’s Mexican restaurants, but please get in touch with John if you have any other suggestions or preferences. Firmer details will be posted closer to the date.

Hobart TasPubLUG: Thursday 18 October

This month is TasPubLUG time again. We will be heading to the pub to talk about Free and Open Source software, hardware, and culture… or just to generally hang out and having something to eat and drink. This time I’ve randomly pick the Brunswick Hotel as the venue:

When:
6:30pm, Thursday 18 October
Where:
Brunswick Hotel (67 Liverpool Street, Hobart)
http://brunswickhotelhobart.com.au/

If you are planning to come along (even for just a quick drink) please let John know by Tuesday so the appropriate booking can be made if needed.

Launceston Meeting: 29th September - An introduction to QGIS

Hi people! For this month’s Launceston meeting, we will be taking a look at the F/OSS desktop Geographic Information System, QGIS, which supports viewing, editing and analysis of geospatial data. In this talk we will demonstrate how to connect to a variety of different data sources for displaying within a map, as well as adding in new data and editing existing data.

Where:
Enterprize
22-24 Patterson St
When:
Saturday 29th September
2:00pm Start

As always, everybody is welcome to come along and join the discussion. Hope to see you there!

Hobart TasLUG Meeting: Thursday 20 September

It is an odd month so that must mean it is a talk month at Hobart TasLUG. At the meeting this month we will be having another two talks:


Julius Roberts

Using GitLabCI to build better software.

Peter Billam

Talking about some random-distribution generators in Lua and PostScript, some Markov Chains, some first steps in torch - and then an unorthodox Guitar-Tablature.


The venue for this month will be Enterprize Hobart:

When:
Thursday 20 September 2018 - 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start
Where:
Enterprize - Hobart
5th floor, Hobart City Council Building
24 Davey Street (map)

Note: the doors inside the foyer will be locked, so you will need to use the intercom to let us know to buzz you in. However, if you arrive after 6:30pm, then we’ll leave a note with a phone number to call as the intercom isn’t near where the talks will be.

Enterprize provide a selection of alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks and coffee pods for the appropriate donation, as well as free instant coffee and tea. So come at 6:00pm, get a drink, and have a bit of a mingle before the talks start at 6:30pm. We will also be heading out to find somewhere to eat afterwards for those interested.

I would like to to extend a big thank you to Enterprize for generously allowing us to use their space to hold regular meetings.

GovHack 2018

A quick not to let everyone know that Enterprize are hosting this years GovHack. It is on this weekend and you can find more details about the Hobart event on their Facebook page.

Launceston Meeting: 25th August - Using Git for backup, version control and collaboration

Hi people! For this month’s Launceston meeting, we will be taking a look at the F/OSS version control system, Git, going over version control basics and some handy tips for common tasks. In addition to Git itself, we’ll also be touching on GUI front-ends and repository management suites like GitLab.

Where:
Enterprize
22-24 Patterson St
When:
Saturday 25th August
2:00pm Start

As always, everybody is welcome to come along and join the discussion. Hope to see you there!

Hobart TasPubLUG: Thursday 16 August

As mentioned at the last Hobart meeting we will aim to have talks at Enterprize every second month and have the LUG at the pub the months in between. So this month is a pub month and someone in the chat channel suggested Tom McHugo’s, so that’s where we will try.

When:
6:30pm, Thursday 16 August 2018
Where:
Tom McHugo’s (87 Macquarie Street, Hobart)

If you are planning to come along (even for a quick drink) please let John know by Wednesday so we can make the appropriate booking if needed.

Launceston Meeting: 28th July - The Ins and Outs of Inkscape

Hi people! For this month’s Launceston meeting, we will be taking a look at the F/OSS vector illustration program Inkscape, discussing its major features and walking through the steps of creating a piece of vector art.

Where:
Enterprize
22-24 Patterson St
When:
Saturday 28th July
2:00pm Start

As always, everybody is welcome to come along and join the discussion. Hope to see you there!

Hobart TasLUG Meeting: Thursday 19 July

Talks at Hobart TasLUG are back! At the meeting this month we will be having two short talks:


Tim Serong

Talking about how he got a Raspberry Pi to talk to his solar PV inverter to monitory its electricity generation.

Chris Barnard

Talking about his participation in the TasNetwork emPOWERing You Trial.


By happy coincidence both of these talks about electricity related topics will be held at our new venue: Enterprize - which just happens to be located in the old Hydro Electrical Commission building.

When:
Thursday 19 July, 2018 - 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start
Where:
Enterprize - Hobart
5th floor, Hobart City Council Building
24 Davey Street (map)

Note: the doors inside the foyer will be locked, so you will need to use the intercom to let us know to buzz you in. However, if you arrive after 6:30pm, then we’ll leave a note with a phone number to call as the intercom isn’t near where the talks will be.

Enterprize provide a selection of alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks and coffee pods for the appropriate donation, as well as free instant coffee and tea. So come at 6:00pm, get a drink, and have a bit of a mingle before the talks start at 6:30pm. We will also be heading out to find somewhere to eat afterwards for those interested.

I would like to to extend a big thank you to Enterprize for generously allowing us to use their space to hold regular meetings into the future.