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

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

Monday 9th March 2009: Talk on HTML5 by Dave Fisher

March 3rd, 2009

HTML 5 – What’s New, Why It Matters, And What You Can Do With It
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1 New elements and attributes
2 Modified elements and attributes
3 Deprecated elements and attributes
4 Images and multimedia elements
* figure, audio, video and embed
5 Scripting
* Canvas and GUI scripting
* More support for web-apps
* Detailed DOM spec
6 Forms
* New controls
* Scripting support
7 Prescriptive browser behaviour
* Error handling, including invalid content
* Non-XML serialisation
* Rendering consistency

Dave’s last talk was superb and I am glad he has agreed to come back
so soon to do another.

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

Monday Feb 9th – pfSense, a freeBSD based firewall distro

February 7th, 2009

The talk is by Rob Goodair and is on pfSense, a very cool freeBSD firewall distro.

The meeting is on Monday 9th Feb and 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

WYLUG Monthly Meeting: Monday 12th January 2009

January 6th, 2009

The first meeting of 2009 is also the first meeting at our new venue, Old Broadcasting House

The meeting is on Monday 12th January and 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.

The talk is still to be confirmed.

Location

Old Broadcasting House
148 Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
LS2 9EN

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

Social Meet on Dec 8th, New Venue From Jan

December 4th, 2008

Spice Quarter:

The next meet will be a purely social one, meet in the Vic on Great
George St from 7 then head over to Spice Quarter for 8.30
http://www.spicequarter.co.uk/leeds/leeds.html
Electric Press Building – Great George Street – Leeds City Centre –
LS2 3AD – 0871 811 5151

New Venue:
We will no longer be using the university from Jan, I want to thank
Mark from all of us for his assistance with the venue for so long.
The new venue is provided by NTI at Old Broadcasting house, they will
kindly be providing refreshments also.
NTI are the “Northern Technology Institute” and are part of Leeds
Metropolitan University’s Innovation North faculty.

From their about page:
“We provide digital and multimedia training courses but we’re more than
just a training centre. We believe in fostering innovation through
training, collaboration and shared ideas. And as part of the university
we also want to build skills in the region and act as a networking hub
for new and established talent.”

You may have been to a few events there (Barcamp Leeds, Opencoffee for
instance) and it is a great venue

http://www.ntileeds.co.uk/about/
http://www.ntileeds.co.uk/old-broadcasting-house/
http://www.ntileeds.co.uk/find-us/

WYLUG Monthly Meeting: Monday 10th November 2008

November 5th, 2008

Our next meeting will be on Monday 10th November 2008 in Leeds University’s EC Stoner Building.

This month we have two related talks. First up is Paul Brook on RAID in Linux: What RAID is, what it gives you and how it is implemented in the Linux kernel.

Moving up the stack a little, John Leach on LVM: Virtualise your storage on Linux: What LVM can do, how it does it and how to use it.

The meeting room is sign-posted from the main EC Stoner Building entrance (level 7, the side facing the Parkinson Tower).

The meeting officially starts at 7:00pm, but the room will be open for coffee, tea, biscuits and chat from 6:30pm. Afterwards, we usually go to the Victoria pub, behind the Town Hall, for geeky chatter.

Location:

Active Learning Lab., (Level 9, near staircase 2)
EC Stoner Building (aka Physics/Admin)
University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds UK
LS2 9JT

Directions:

Tell others you’re going with the upcoming event page for this event.

WYLUG Monthly Meeting: Monday 13th October 2008

September 29th, 2008

Our next meeting will be on Monday 13th October 2008 in Leeds University’s EC Stoner Building.

The meeting room is sign-posted from the main EC Stoner Building entrance (level 7, the side facing the Parkinson Tower).

The meeting officially starts at 7:00pm, but the room will be open for coffee, tea, biscuits and chat from 6:30pm. Afterwards, we usually go to the Victoria pub, behind the Town Hall, for geeky chatter.

Talk: Dave Fisher on Why Internet Explorer Breaks Everything … and How To Fix It

Every web developer or designer knows that cross-browser design can be tricky.

A minority know that it’s IE’s fault, because they’ve seen that standards-based designs work identically, and non-standard designs break similarly, in non-IE browsers.

A much smaller number of people know precisely why IE breaks things, and even fewer know how to fix them in a consistent and reliable way.

This talk will explain the three underlying causes beneath scores (possibly hundreds) of apparently different IE rendering ‘bugs’:

1. The non-standard ‘Box Model’
2. Floats that aren’t really Floats
3. The proprietary hasLayout property

The primary purpose of the talk is to use an understanding of these IE ‘features’ to outline a comparatively simple set of procedures for building robust page layouts that don’t need constant tweeking to accommodate new and alternative browsers.

If time permits, the talk will also cover a small number of unique bugs and version-specific gotchas which are not caused by IE’s big three underlying design flaws … including CSS hacks which can and can’t be relied upon.

Location:

Active Learning Lab., (Level 9, near staircase 2)
EC Stoner Building (aka Physics/Admin)
University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds UK
LS2 9JT

Directions:

WYLUG Monthly Meeting: Monday 14 July 2008

July 2nd, 2008

Our next meeting will be on Monday 14 July 2008 in Leeds University’s Stoner Building.

The meeting room is sign-posted from the main EC Stoner Building entrance.

The meeting officially starts at 7.00pm, but the room will be open for coffee, tea, biscuits and chat from 6.30pm.

Talk: Linux – Is it ready for work?

Linux has moved forward in great leaps over the last two or three
years regarding user friendliness. Installation is easy and the range
of applications designed to enhance business processes has grown
rapidly in quantity and quality.
Mike Goodman will introduce how Linux is being used in micro businesses
currently, which applications are most popular in his experience, and
lead a discussion on how we can go on to encourage further use in this
sector.

Location:

Active Learning Lab., (Level 9, near staircase 2)
E.C. Stoner Building (aka Physics/Admin)
University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds UK
LS2 9JT

Directions:

Open Street Map: micro-mapping party (and WYLUG social) – 22 June 2008

June 18th, 2008

We’re holding an Open Streep Map micro-mapping party followed by a general WYLUG social this Sunday, 22nd June 2008.

Open Street Map micro-mapping session – 2pm-6pm (ish)

map of leedsMeet at the Wetherspoons/Becketts Bank pub on Park
Row, Leeds at 2pm. We’ll assign areas and equipments
once we see how many people turn up. (If you can, bring along a GPS
receiver and a laptop – also, don’t forget a notepad/camera/dictaphone
to record streetnames and landmarks along the way.)

We’ll try to assign city centre areas to people on foot and those
with transport might end up mapping slightly further afield.

After a couple of hours of mapping, we’ll meet back at Becketts Bank
around 5pm for a review of how it’s gone and to start downloading the
data for editing etc.

Newcomers and experienced mappers are both very welcome to attend –
if you’ve not mapped before, we should be able to pair you up with
someone more experienced or give you some pointers to get tou started
before you head out.

  • Park Row on OpenStreetMap – Becketts Bank is between Greek Street and Bedford Street as marked with the beer sign on the map

WYLUG Social – from 7pm (ish)

pint of beerMeet in the Scarbrough Hotel from
7pm.

Anyone who’s attended before or been to the pub after a WYLUG meeting
will know what to expect. It’s just an informal get together, with no
particular agenda. Given the participants the topics of conversation
tend to be fairly geeky 🙂

The Scarbrough Hotel is conveniently located right next to Leeds
train station, and serves a good range of ale, plus other drinks.

As always, all are welcome. If you’ve not been down to a WYLUG
before, just look out for the nice shiny penguin poster – or get in
touch beforehand and we’ll keep an eye out for you. 🙂

WYLUG Monthly Meeting: Monday 09 June 2008

June 1st, 2008

Our next meeting will be on Monday 09 June 2008 in Leeds University’s EC Stoner Building.

The meeting room is sign-posted from the main EC Stoner Building entrance (level 7, the side facing the Parkinson Tower).

The meeting officially starts at 7:00pm, but the room will be open for coffee, tea, biscuits and chat from 6:30pm. Afterwards, we usually go to the Victoria pub, behind the Town Hall, for geeky chatter.

Talk: Hadoop and Friends

Robert Burrell Donkin is going to give a talk on ‘Hadoop And Friends’:

Leaving clustering behind: scaling grids to utility computing and why this matters. A lightning tour of the emerging open source utility computing nexus: Hadoop, Lucene, Nutch, Solr, SmartFrog, Mahoot, Pig, Hama, Zookeeper. More than Java: a two minute introduction to MapReduce. Catch the wave: why now’s the right time to get involved and how to do it.

Location:

Active Learning Lab., (Level 9, near staircase 2)
EC Stoner Building (aka Physics/Admin)
University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds UK
LS2 9JT

Directions: