ILUGC Monthly Meeting June 2009

The monthly meeting of ilugc, which usually happens every second Saturday, for the month of June 2009 happened yesterday. There were two talks, Emacs’ org-mode by Ashok Gautham and CUPS configuration in the Configuration Series by Raman P.

As we did not have projector this time, both of them had to resort using the white board, which made them actually finish the talk sooner than expected. Although Raman managed to make the talk interesting by including real life situations he had faced, thanks to his experience, Ashok struggled a bit as his was more a practical demonstration. We should try our best to get the projector for the meet from next time, as well as the speakers should be prepared to do without one.

There was a lot of first timers to LUG meet this time, and one of them is involved in a project developing custom made embedded boards, which they plan to make available for a cost of 3ooo INR so that students can buy and play with them. He will hopefully be demonstrating the board during the next meet, so embedded fanboys mark your calendar in advance.

Here are some snaps from the meeting,

Ashok Gautham during his org-mode talk

Ashok Gautham during his org-mode talk

Raman speaking about CUPS configuration

Raman speaking about CUPS configuration

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happenings update for Feb09

There are too many things happening so I thought of summing them together..

  1. freed.in 2009 at Delhi
  2. FOSS Meet at NIT Calicut
  3. fossconf 2009 at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai

But I wouldn’t be attending any of them. I always plan to attend freed.in but keep missing it. It’s been 2 years since I went to NIT Calicut as well. And this time am missing fossconf as well, being the first time I miss an event by my home LUG.

Besides the conferences, there seems to be lot of User Group activity in Bangalore. Today, both ILUG Bengaluru and BangPypers (Bangalore Python Users Group) met separately at Thought Works in the afternoon. GNU(s) grazing is also pending for sometime now. CIS is also organizing a talk on “The Internet and Illusions of Space and Liberty” by Kiran Sahi during the beginning of March.