NSLUG is a low-key Linux Users Group based in
Halifax, Nova Scotia. NSLUG meets monthly (tentatively during the summer months) on the first Monday of
every month (or the second Monday, if the first is a holiday). We host
both social and technical meetings, lectures and events. Unless it has
been announced on our mailing
list, by default our meeting will be a social one.
||Jul 9 (TBD)
||Aug 13 (TBD)
||Jul 8 (TBD)
||Aug 12 (TBD)
This is a less formal atmosphere than the tech talk events. Grab a
coffee, and chat with other members for an hour or two. Some people
bring their laptops or other devices (Raspberry Pi, tablets) either to
show off something they've been working on, or to get technical
Social events are held the first Monday of almost every month (or the
second Monday, if the first is a holiday) from 5:30 to 7:30pm, or
whenever people decide to leave. We meet at the Uncommon Grounds coffee shop on
South Park Street, Halifax (between Victoria Road and Inglis Street).
The main entrance is below street level. Wheelchair access is
located around the side, to the left of the main entrance.
NSLUG hosts a series of technical events where members may give a talk.
We occasionally alternate between this style of event, and the
traditional social event where we get coffee. Tech Talks begin
at 5:30pm, running about two hours, and have typcially been
held in the Jacob Slonim Conference Room (4th floor, room 430) in
Dalhousie's Computer Science building on University Avenue (come in the
main entrance, and take the elevator to the 4th floor - signs will
direct you from there to the conference room). The future of
using this location is uncertain, and are open to alternative locations
as well as topics.
The idea is to have members present something they've been working on,
or run a tutorial on some cool technology they're familiar with.
If you'd like to present, the length of talks are typically one hour
(45 min + questions), or a half-hour (25 min + questions) to pair with
a second talk. Please e-mail the mailing list requesting a slot at
the next event.
Topics of interest include:
If you'd like to help, but don't want to give a talk, there are
several things to help with. We need posters, flyers, and
signs made; we need someone to do some outreach to like-minded
organizations; as well as a point of contact for the organization of
future tech talks. If interested in handling any of
this, please make it known at a social event or (even better) in the mailing list.
- Performance tuning (linux, apache, nginx...)
- Performance/memory profiling (dtrace, kcachegrind,
- Appliation development (your latest cool side-project)
- Computer and information security (assessment,
- Privacy (law/policy, technology...)
- Linux kernel (recent developments, little-known features...)
- Open-source programming (Perl, Ruby, C, Python, node.js...)
- Devops (puppet/chef, monitoring...)
- War stories (deep investigation of bugs/performance