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KWNPSA Social Night, 6pm Mon 18 Dec 2017 at Abe Erb in Kitchener

Abe Erb entrance

Abe Erb, Kitchener

Hi everyone! As Non-Profit System Administrators, we get to take off Monday, 18 December 2017 for good behaviour! Instead of having a meeting talking about technical things we’re having a social night to celebrate the holiday season. I’m sure we’ll talk tech, but the purpose of the evening is to eat satisfyingly good food, drink refreshingly good beverages, and have an amazingly good time.

Everyone is invited! Bring your spouses, partners, POSSLQs, friends, co-workers, and anyone else you’d like to socialize with! You don’t have to be a professional SysAdmin at a Non-Profit to be social!

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2017-07: Mail Management

Location: Communitech Jelly Bean Room 1st Floor, 151 Charles Street West, Kitchener, ON (Look for the building with the Communitech, Google, and Desire To Learn logos, enter at the glass doors.)
Date: Monday, 17 July 2017
Time: 7:00-9:00PM

Event Announcement: https://www.meetup.com/NetSquared-Kitchener-Waterloo/events/240752492/

Is e-mail obsolete? If not, how can we provide e-mail services to our Non-profit organizations? Do we treat internal, staff e-mail differently from our clients’ e-mail? How do we communicate with large groups? What mailing list services are there? Do we just give all our e-mail to Google and Microsoft? Maybe we can use the e-mail from our ISPs? They advertise “unlimited mailboxes”, right? Do we run our own e-mail servers? But then, how do we deal with spam, blocklists, and e-mail providers that don’t play fair? And, is it “E-mail” or “Email”?

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2017-06: Malware

Location: Communitech Jelly Bean Room 1st Floor, 151 Charles Street West, Kitchener, ON (Look for the building with the Communitech, Google, and Desire To Learn logos, enter at the glass doors.)
Date: Monday, 12 June 2017
Time: 7:00-9:00PM

Event Announcement: https://www.meetup.com/NetSquared-Kitchener-Waterloo/events/239940239/

Breaking News: Dozens of countries affected by ransomware cyberattack (CBC News, 12 May 2017)

Are you protected from malware? On your desktop computers? On your servers? Does your staff have malware protection at home? Is anti-virus software enough? What’s “ransomware”? What’s the difference between a virus, a trojan, and a phishing attack? Does it matter? How do you protect yourself from malware? What’s the best way to react to a malware outbreak? How do you recover from a malware attack?

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2017-05: Offsite Hosting

Location: Communitech Jelly Bean Room 1st Floor, 151 Charles Street West, Kitchener, ON (Look for the building with the Communitech, Google, and Desire To Learn logos, enter at the glass doors.)
Date: Monday, 8 May 2017
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where are your servers? Are you self-hosting? Have you thought about professional hosting? What services does a professional hosting service offer? Do you need shared hosting? Do you need a VPS? What’s a VPS? What’s a colocation site? How much will all this cost?

Come share your experiences with self-hosting, shared hosting, and VPSes. Bob and Marc have the questions, and special guest Mark Steffen from indieServe Networks will have the answers.

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