[nSLUG] nSLUG Meeting on Monday

Vlado Keselj vlado at dnlp.ca
Mon Jun 2 10:06:04 ADT 2014


Just to confirm location and time:

Time/date: 5:30pm, Mon, 2-Jun-2014

Location: Slonim Conference Room (rm 430)
          4th floor, Goldberg Computer Science Building,
          6050 University Ave, Halifax


On Fri, 30 May 2014, Ben Armstrong wrote:

> On 29/05/14 09:29 AM, odoepner wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Does anyone have an update on whether the meeting will happen, who will
> > present and about what topic?
> It is. Rather than a lecture-style talk, I would like to lead a BoF*
> talk. My topic:
>     Social FOSS self-tracking
> Some suggested links (feel free to collect/share more!)
>     - http://thegovlab.org/personal-data-for-the-public-good/
>     - http://www.openyou.org/
>     - http://www.openstreetmap.org/
> The idea here is that personal improvement by open source software (not
> just for Linux, but also Android and other platforms) allows us to set
> our own goals, track them, and help each other in their own tracking
> regimes by sharing our data and observations with friends online.
> Unfortunately, the popular software that fills this niche today seems to
> work by submitting your data to a web site with a (sadly, fairly
> standard) privacy policy that both provides no guarantee as to the
> privacy of your data, and also claims ownership of the data you submit.
> On and off for months I've had some ideas to address this on the back
> burner, and recently I've started doing some tracking of my own with a
> non-free app using this kind of website. I'd like to stimulate
> discussion about how we, as a LUG, could help improve things in this
> area, whether it is by raising awareness of and lending our support to
> existing projects, or coming up with something on our own.
> Ben
> * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birds_of_a_feather_(computing)
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