Linux-Ottawa Jitsi Server
As this server is being built about an half an hour prior to the meeting to keep the operating cost down, there should be no connectivity until roughly 30 minutes prior to the meeting. Access codes follow a simple predictable pattern and you can find the pattern in the mailing list.
When: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Where: jitsi video conference (details below)
The first part of the meeting will be the Annual General Meeting (AGM). As most of you know, we are a registered non-profit and we are required to hold an AGM where we perform elections. Quorum is 15 people and the format is short and sinmple. This year more so than usual. If you will not be there, make sure you send a proxy.
After the AGM, we will have our regular talks.
For those new to Linux, John has a talk titled: “Getting the software you want installed”
After John, Scott will do a talk on building the Raspberry Pi based KVM he demonstrated at the March meeting as well as why you may want one.
The meeting URL is now fixed URL, https://six.linux-ottawa.org and should be up for connection by 18:30 on meeting nights and will vanish shortly after the meeting has concluded. The codewords that you need will also be predictable so that you no longer need the email with them to join. Hopefully you are on the mailing list so you will know the pattern. If not, it is in the list archive and you just append it to the meeting URL. Since you will be joining as anonymous guests, you will not have a username or password. If it asks for a username and password, it has not been started yet. I will be attempting to have it running no later than 18:45. It should be online earlier, but I expect it to be online by then.
Video and audio will be disabled when you join. In order to make sure the experience is a reasonable one for all involved, the presenter will share their screen-window-whatever they are comfortable with and you will see it quite clearly. Rather than unmute, pressing your space bar is will unmute your microphone while pressed, so you can try that to ask questions. There is also the chat window, which no longer appears to obscure the rest of the session (maybe on small monitors?) Feel free to post questions and as opportunity presents itself and the presenter notices, they will get answered. After the presentation is completed, feel free to unmute and have a normal voice/video Q&A.
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