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Rescheduled: Block box testing and short dashing presentation


July Meeting: Rescheduled: Block box testing and short dashing presentation

Date: July 7, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin College (Woodroffe Campus), room B185

Due to the projector issues, we are doing the talks that did not happen last month Tonight we will have two presentations, the one on black box recorders and one on the dashing dashboard.


There will be a one hour pre-meeting item from 18:00 to 19:00 for people who are new to Linux, have general questions, or wish to help out with people who are just getting started.

After Meeting Social:

After the meeting, there will be a social event at one of the nearby pubs or restaurants. A short discussion and vote as to location will be taken then.

GPG Keysigning:

After the main talk and possibly the BoF, there will be the opportunity for a GPG key signing. This is a monthly offering, just look for Scott after the talk and we can go from there. Bring some kind of photo ID and some keyslips if you expect people to sign your key.If you need some method of creating pages of keyslips, there is an online slip generator available.

Black Box Pi

Raspberry Pi as a "Black Box" Tester

Speaker: Ian Gorman

It sits on an Ethernet connection and makes hourly downloads to measure speed.

When you get it back, you attach a keyboard, monitor and mouse, and use R to produce a summary report and some graphs.

About the Speaker

Ian has a lot of experience at applying experience outside of its original box.

He has solved problems in Economics, Math, Computer Science, logic based controllers, bicycles, and human relations, generally mixing in information from at least one other discipline or computer language to make it work, or work better. His experience with computers includes Linux, Mac, and several server OSes from IBM, Sun, and others. He has worked with drivers, parsers, API design, business rules, Java garbage collectors, and some less exotic code that just needed to work.

Dashing Bowtie

A short talk on dashing

Speaker: Scott Murphy

In the past, we made a number of attempts to get one of the Shopify people responsible for dashing to give a talk on their framework. That never worked out, so to make up for it, I'll give a brief talk on dashing based off of an existing tutorial. I also have a demo dashboard to show after we go over the basics, so you might get ideas.

About the Speaker

Scott has been haunting server rooms and using/administrating Unix and Unix like systems for more than 30 years now. His background includes IT infrastructure, system administration, deployments and migrations, security and management. He is currently working as a consultant for the federal government.

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