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March 8th 2010: Developing headless web applications

Monday, March 1st, 2010

The next WYLUG meeting is on Monday the 8th of March 2010 at Old Broadcasting House.

This month we have a talk from Tim Nash – Developing headless web applications.

Who needs or want humans to get in the way of your applications on the web, more and more systems are moving to headless web service applications, be it checking the latest exchange rates, or sending information about an order to a third party for processing web services should be the cornerstone. Many people have been tortured by SOAP based web services fear not the solution is here with REST based applications, this talk will look at developing REST applications, backend deployment on linux systems use of Memcache, queueing systems like beanstalkd and how you can have it all up and running in under an hour or so.

The talk will start at 7:00pm, but the room will be open for coffee, tea and chat from 6:30pm. Afterwards, we usually go to The Fenton pub, across the road from OBH, for more geeky chatter.

Location:
Old Broadcasting House
148 Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
LS2 9EN

More location details on the OBH contact page or on Open Street Map.

February 8th 2010: ZFS / btrfs / Petabytes on a budget

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The next WYLUG meeting is on Monday the 8th of February 2010 at Old Broadcasting House.

This month we have a talk from Tom Hall.

Tom will be giving an update to his ZFS talk of 2 years ago, recapping
that talk and introducing shiny new features that have appeared since. He will also look at btrfs and discuss why though the feature list is similar, underneath it is quite a different beast.

He will be announcing a new project to build the Storage Pods from a design released by Backblaze mid last year and a brief survey of clustered filesystems/high availability solutions to try and get robust file and block level storage on commodity hardware.

The talk will start at 7:00pm, but the room will be open for coffee, tea and chat from 6:30pm. Afterwards, we usually go to The Fenton pub, across the road from OBH, for more geeky chatter.

Location:
Old Broadcasting House
148 Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
LS2 9EN

More location details on the OBH contact page or on Open Street Map.

December 14th: Traditional Birthday and Xmas meal

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

This month’s meeting will be the traditional birthday and Christmas meal. WYLUG will be 12 years old this month, which makes it one of the longest established LUGs in the country.

For the last three years we have gone for a meal at the Spice Quarter (combination Chinese/Thai/Indian/Italian buffet restaurant). This has served us well and it seems like a good bet for this year too.

As in previous years, we’ll meet at the Victoria pub on Great George Street at 7:00pm and head over to the restaurant for 8:30pm.

Spice Quarter
Electric Press Building
Great George Street
LS2 3AD
0871 811 5151
(Entrance in in Millenium Square)

If you’d like to come, please let James Holden know and he’ll keep the restaurant updated with the number expected. They have provisionally agreed to waive the requirement for a deposit but would like to know about the numbers as soon as possible.

It’s £18.95 per head for as many courses as you can manage.

For the benefit of any stragglers on the night, James’ mobile number is 07989 702968.

October 12th: Engaging Young People in Technology

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

The next WYLUG meeting is on Monday the 12th October at Old Broadcasting House. The talk is “Engaging Young People in Technology” by Tim Dobson from DFEY-NW.

He’ll be talking about what “Digital Freedom in Education and Youth (DFEY)” is all about and how free software communities can engage with young people.

This talk will be recorded and posted online under a Creative Commons Licence.

Tim is an active member of the Manchester Free Software group and is well known at many other technical events. Having just finished his A levels, in his spare time, he enjoys dinghy sailing.

The talks starts at 7:00pm, but the room will be open for coffee, tea and chat from 6:30pm. Afterwards, we usually go to The Fenton pub, across the road from OBH, for more geeky chatter.

Location

Old Broadcasting House
148 Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
LS2 9EN

More location details on the OBH contact page or on Open Street Map the road from OBH, for more geeky chatter.

Monday 6th April 2009 (NOT THE SECOND MONDAY OF THE MONTH AS USUAL): Andy Davidson – “Dynamic Routing with Open Source tools”

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

The next talk is Mon 6th April, Andy Davidson on “Dynamic Routing with Open Source tools”.

THIS IS NOT THE USUAL SECOND MONDAY OF THE MONTH AND NOT THE USUAL ROOM, ROOM G05 IS OURS FROM 6-8.30

The meeting officially starts at 7:00pm, but the room will be open for coffee, tea and chat from 6:00pm. Afterwards, we usually go to the Victoria pub, behind the Town Hall, for more geeky chatter.

Location

Old Broadcasting House
148 Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
LS2 9EN

More location details on the OBH contact page or on Open Street Map