Previous Talks (newest first)
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Jun 6, 2017 - James Bell - What Steve Can Teach Us
A talk about the the history of the digital technology industry, and why understanding that history can be a help and a hinderence.
May 2, 2017 - Miles Gould - Linear Programming
Miles Gould joins us for a talk on Linear Programming. That's all we know so far!
Apr 4, 2017 - Greg Sutcliffe - First steps in home automation with OpenHAB
Our maintainer steps in this month to fill a slot, and will be giving us a look at first tentative steps in home automation, using OpenHAB, Nest, HestiaPi, and more.
Mar 7, 2017 - Paul Wilson - Making a moisture meter, with embedded Elixir
Paul Wilson has been playing around with things like Arduinos, PiZeros, and the like for a while, and joins us to explain how he's trying to use such hardware along with embedded Elixir for building remote sensing gear, such as for monitoring moisture levels in plants.
Jan 3, 2017 - FLUG - January pub meetup
As always in January, there'll be no talk, since we'll all be too busy recovering from the effects of Hogmanay. If you can handle yet another night of chitchat and good cheer, feel free to join us for a meal and a few drinks.
Dec 6, 2016 - FLUG - Christmas Meal
As traditional at FLUG, December's talk is replaced by an extended meal, along with more of the usual excellent discussion, chat, and problem solving. We'll also use this as our annual "AGM" where we discuss what might change for next year.
Nov 1, 2016 - Rachel Willmer - 20 Years Without A Proper Job
The ever-excellent (and hard-to-book) Rachel Willmer will be joining us this month for an as-yet untitled talk of her choice. Rachel is always involed in interesting projects, so it'll be a great night regardless of topic.
Oct 4, 2016 - Rob Lazzurs - Open Sourcing Government
This month we welcome back an old friend - Rob Lazzurs will be giving us a talk on his work on open source within the UK government.
Sep 6, 2016 - Greg Sutcliffe - Installing/Using/Extending Nextcloud
Our LUG maintainer will be abusing his priviledges to bring us a talk on the cloud data platform, Nextcloud. We'll be installing NC live on a RasPi, configuring it, testing it and adding plugins to it. Not just a hypefest - discussion on pitfalls and drawbacks included!
Aug 2, 2016 - LUG Members - Lightning Talks
As ever in August, we'll be having a range of off-topic Lightning Talks from around the LUG, so join us for an evening of interesting (if non-techy) learnings!
Jul 5, 2016 - Jan Goulding - A Year with Mobile Internet
Jan from EDlug will be coming along to tell us all about how I survived for over a year with no desktop or laptop computer and only having connectivity through a Sony Xperia smartphone. Highlights on the things that weren't a problem and the things that were.
Jun 7, 2016 - Rab McLay - Vulnerable VMs
Rab McLay will be giving a talk on COMPUTER HACKING ... or rather, how to learn and perform computer security testing legally using purpose-built virtual machines, with a live demo.
May 3, 2016 - Jonathan Riddell - KDE Neon
Jonathan Riddell will be coming along to talk to us about the new KDE Neon project, a rapidly evolving software repository which aims to put the latest and greatest builds of KDE into the hands of it's users with the minimum amount of overhead.