NSLUG hosts a series of technical events where members may give a talk. We alternate between this style of event, and the traditional social event where we get coffee. February is a technical month, and so is every other month after that.


The Jacob Slonim Conference Room (4th floor, room 430) in Dalhousie's Computer Science building on University Ave. Come in the main entrance, and take the elevator to the 4th floor. Signs will direct you from there to the conference room.


We will begin at 5:30pm, and the event will run about two hours.


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). Email the mailing list requesting a slot at the next event. Topics of interest include:

  • Performance tuning (linux, apache, nginx...)
  • Performance/memory profiling (dtrace, kcachegrind, Devel::NYTProf...)
  • Web development (ruby, perl, javascript, HTML5, CSS3...)
  • Appliation development (your latest cool side-project)
  • Computer and information security (assessment, penetration...)
  • 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 degradation...)

If you'd like to help, but don't want to give a talk, there are a bunch of things that need doing. We need posters, flyers, and signs made; we need someone to do some outreach to like-minded organizations; and a bunch more. Please get in touch with Mike Doherty <doherty@cs.dal.ca> to get access to the task tracker.