Posts Tagged ‘linux’

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.

November 9th: Icarus Project, high altitude automated photography

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The next WYLUG meeting is on Monday the 9th of November at Old Broadcasting House. The is talk by Robert Harrison about his Icarus Project “high altitude ballooning and photography”.

Robert sends cameras attached to helium weather balloons high into the stratosphere to take pictures of the Earth. An on-board computer takes pictures at timed intervals in various directions and then handles phoning home when it lands.

Icarus box

He’ll be talking to us about the challenges involved in designing and building these devices: GPS, HAM radio, nitrocellulose explosives and dealing with interest from the ministry of defence (they tend to notice unidentifiable devices 35,000 feet up above the Earth).

Robert will also be bringing along some of the stuff he’s launched for us to see.

The talk is open to all and 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.

September 14th: LyX, LaTeX and TeX: Producing superior documents

Monday, September 7th, 2009

The next WYLUG meeting is on Monday the 14th September at Old Broadcasting House. The talk is “LyX, LaTeX and TeX: Producing superior documents” by John R Hudson.

UPDATE: Attached a LyX LaTeX and TeX expanded notes PDF.

The meeting officially 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.

August 10th: The WYLUG Social – straight to the pub

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

August is traditionally the WYLUG social event, so no talks we just meet at the Victoria Hotel pub. We have “Albert’s Room” booked from 6.30pm until closing on Monday the 10th August. Everybody is welcome!

We’re currently looking for sponsorship for food (£7.50 per head for about 15 to 20 people) if anyone would like to volunteer. Otherwise we’ll probably go for a curry at Akhbar’s afterwards. We’ll post an update here if we get sponsorship in time.

Location:

Victoria Hotel
Great George St, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 3BB
Tel: 0113 245 1386

Directions:

WYLUG Monthly Meeting: Monday 10th November 2008

Wednesday, 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.