As per the WLUG charter, please note that there is a WLUG executive
committee meeting one week from today.
If you wish to get an item on the agenda for this meeting, please
email it to secretary(a)wlug.org.nz.
Committee meeting, location yet to be decided.
followup to SFD, things we got right and need to do again, things we got wrong and need to improve on. Graham has made some excellent suggestions for how we can do the event next year which we should discuss.
Desperate need to get more students involved in WLUG.
The "annual" WlugSurvey needs to be done again.
Timelapse video of WLUG's SFD event as seen by our live webcam:
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I think its safe to say that the SFD was another sucess
I've uploaded the photos i took here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wishes/sets/72157622284205669/ Let me know if
there are any you want taken down at all or if you want a larger copy for
I heard a fair bit of good feedback from several people, and also managed to
get all the sponsors names out and about a fair bit.
Anyone else got anything to contribute?
Can anyone (or two or three) help to welcome people as they come in, get
those interested to fill in a form to be in the draw for the USB sticks,
answer queries, etc. Three people would be good at 10am to start, fewer
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Hey, Bruce and I are meeting at the hub tomorrow at 10 am to do the last
minute scurrying about.
We have this to do list:
how many tables do we need? Get them
check projector and AV system for conference room
print membership forms
create/print eval/survey/prize entry forms (all one doc)
round up some demo boxen
... other things we are forgetting?
I think we should try to find a whiteboard, might be one wintec can let
So anyone interested to help, your invited to join us.
A reminder; the WLUG Fixit Meeting is tomorrow.
Saturday September 5th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
SaturdayWorkshop at Te Whanau Pūtahi (http://zoomin.co.nz/map/nz/hamilton/fairfield/-te+whanau+ptahi/), the community church at the end of Oxford Street.
We'll have the usual tables, power, various ISO's, Internet, coffee and light lunch, etc.
Hello from Kiwi PyCon 2009 HQ,
Registration is now open for Kiwi PyCon 2009! To skip to the chase, the
following links will provide you with the added motivation (as if you
needed it) to register for this first-of-its-kind event in Asia-Pacific:
1. Conference schedule: http://nz.pycon.org/talks-cfp/schedule/
2. Registration page: http://nz.pycon.org/registrations/
3. After entering your registration details, you'll be emailed an
invoice for payment and following payment your place will be
Its as easy as 1-2-3.
Students/Unwaged delegates will receive a discounted price of $20, with
general admission being $40 and speakers (i.e. excluding Lightning Talks
and Open Spaces sessions) receive a further discounted price of $10 (all
prices are in NZD).
* Kiwi PyCon T shirt (designed by the guy who brought you the BCA
* Espresso coffee vouchers
* Lunch and morning/afternoon tea snacks
* Opportunity for lots of schwag giveaways
There are only 100 places available for the Pre-Conference Party and 150
places for the Conference proper and we can't confirm your spot until
you've paid up so get in quick to ensure you don't miss out.
See you on the day - November 7-8, 2009 @ Christchurch, NZ!
Over and out,
Kiwi PyCon 2009 Organising Committee
We have a really nice venue for Software Freedom Day this year, and we
are trying to come up with ideas to best utilize it. So one of those
ideas is to have a barcamp, where anyone can give a presentation on
anything they are interested in.
I've put up a page here to get things started:
If we don't fill up that page, you can always sign up the day of, or
if you change your mind or something, we won't hold you to anything.
It's basically an open mic kind of thing, as long as the talk is
somehow related to FOSS. You can do slides if you want, we will have
a projector. Please edit the page above or let me know if you want to
give a talk or have any thoughts or suggestions.
30 September 2009: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Events Room 1, Gallagher Hub
Wintec City Campus, Gate 5
Tristram Street, Hamilton
In this insightful discussion, international Free Software advocate Richard
Stallman (RMS) will argue that software patents seriously and significantly
obstruct software development.
Software patents are patents that cover software ideas. Stallman will argue
that they restrict the development of software to the point that the risk of
legal action as a result of design decisions is dramatically raised.
Stallman will also make the point that patents in other fields restrict
factories, but in IT, software patents restrict every computer user and
Stallman will also present some of the international research and economic
data related to this issue.
Light refreshments provided.
About The Speaker
Richard Stallman is a software developer and software freedom activist.
In 1983 he announced the project to develop the GNU operating system, a
Unix-like operating system meant to be entirely free software, and has been
the project's leader ever since. With that announcement Stallman also
launched the Free Software Movement. In October 1985 he started the Free
Registration is free but essential. Places are limited - please register to
secure your place.