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2020-05 KWNPSA EVENT CANCELLED — May 11, 2020

KWNPSA EVENT CANCELLED — May 11, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 virus spread, and, in keeping, as well as adhering to various governmental laws and suggestions re: avoiding any group gatherings, the May 11 KWNPSA meeting is cancelled. The KWNPSA will be exploring various options of online group meeting for future meetings.

We would like to express our sincerest sympathies to those who have succumbed to the virus and hope for a speedy recovery to those hospitalized and/or in quarantine.

Keep safe, practice social distancing, wash your hands often.

Marc, Steve and Bob

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2020-04 KWNPSA EVENT CANCELLED — April 13, 2020

KWNPSA EVENT CANCELLED — April 13, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 virus spread, and, in keeping, as well as adhering to various governmental laws and suggestions re: avoiding any group gatherings, the April 13 KWNPSA meeting is cancelled. The KWNPSA will be exploring various options of online group meeting for future meetings.

We would like to express our sincerest sympathies to those who have succumbed to the virus and hope for a speedy recovery to those hospitalized and/or in quarantine.

Keep safe, practice social distancing, wash your hands often.

Marc, Steve and Bob

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2020-03 KWNPSA EVENT CANCELLED — March 09, 2020

KWNPSA EVENT CANCELLED — March 09, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 virus spread, and, in keeping, as well as adhering to various governmental laws and suggestions re: avoiding any group gatherings, the April 13 KWNPSA meeting is cancelled. The KWNPSA will be exploring various options of online group meeting for future meetings.

We would like to express our sincerest sympathies to those who have succumbed to the virus and hope for a speedy recovery to those hospitalized and/or in quarantine.

Keep safe, practice social distancing, wash your hands often.

Marc, Steve and Bob

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2020-02 Colocation — Visit to DataCity – Waterloo Data Center

Location: DataCity – Kitchener Waterloo Data Center, 440 Phillip Street, Waterloo
Date: Monday, 10 February 2020
Time: 7:00-9:00PM
*** Attendee limit: 20 members ***

Note: This month’s meeting is a “field-trip” held off-site at DataCity at its Waterloo Center. Location: DataCity – Kitchener Waterloo Data Center, 440 Phillip Street, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 5R9

Where are your servers? Is that really safe? Have you thought about professional hosting at a colocation site? What’s a colocation site? Who offers colocation services? What services do colocation sites offer? How much will all this cost? Can I still come visit my server when it’s been placed in a colocation site?

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2020-01 Marking Up Text for Structured Documents

Location: Room 1301 — Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N. · Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6 (bottom floor, in the hallway that connects the main building to the Chapel-Residence building)
Date: Monday, 13 January 2020
Time: 7:00-9:00PM

In October 2017 we discussed markup languages used by some members of the KWNPSA. In this iteration of the topic, long-time member Steve Izma discusses his use of markup languages in “real-world” circumstances throughout his professional career in publishing. Where documentation requires the need of serious structure, markup languages may be the right fit for the job.

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Suggested Topics

If you have any topic suggestions, don’t be shy … let us know about them.

  • Collaborative Work Space field trip
  • Risk Management
  • Event Management
  • Contact Management Software
  • Donors and Donations, eg. CiviCRM
  • Optical Character Recognition – Document archiving, crowd sourcing
  • Finding Things – Search strategies and tools
  • Document Management
  • Encryption
  • Fallout from data breaches
  • Network Security
  • Presentation software

 

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2020 Content Management

Location: TBA
Date: TBA
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Description: TBA

— Bob, Steve and Marc

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2020 Enterprise Resource Management

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Description: TBA

— Bob, Steve and Marc

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2019-12 — Social — CANCELLED

KWNPSA end-of-year social has had to be cancelled due to unexpected events. We will organize an alternative social sometime in the first half of 2020.

 

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2019 11 — Friendica

Location: Room 1301 — Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N. · Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6 (bottom floor, in the hallway that connects the main building to the Chapel-Residence building)
Date: Monday, 11 November 2019
Time: 7:00-9:00PM

With all of the recent issues going on with social media giants, and, of particular with Facebook, we look to open source solutions where securing data and the sharing of personal data is of primary concern.

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