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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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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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2019 10 — October Meeting CANCELLED

After much deliberation, we regret to inform you that our next KWNPSA meeting slated for October 21st is cancelled. We had contemplated putting it on, however, the fact that the date falls on voting day for our federal election just complicated matters too much.

Our next meeting will then take place on the evening of November 11th. Although, this falls on Remembrance Day, we could take a couple of minutes at the meeting to recognize those who have and are helping Canada in times of strife, and, in peace.

Our next topic will be posted soon as we are doing a bit of re-jigging of topics.

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2019 09 The Linux Desktop — A Sensible Alternative to Windows Desktop

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, 16 September 2019
Time: 7:00-9:00PM

As of the last count for February 2019, NetMarketShare estimates that
Windows’ desktop market share sits at 87.56% worldwide, the rest of the
desktop market share is divided up between macOS – 9.65%, Linux – 2.14%,
Unknown – 0.32%, ChromeOS – 0.32% and BSD – 0.01%.

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2019 08 Presentation Software

Location: Room 1300 — 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, 19 August 2019
Time: 7:00-9:00PM

Are you a visual learner? Are you a visual presenter? Is a picture worth a thousand words? What’s an infographic, anyway? Do you use images to convey ideas? Bullet points? Wall of text? What’s the best way to get your message across? And what do you use to get your message across?

We’ll explore some of the different software available to create presentations.

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2019 07 LibreOffice User Group

Location: Room 1300 — 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, 15 July 2019
Time: 7:00-9:00PM

Does your organization write documents? Work with spreadsheets? Create graphics? Make presentations? Do you use an Office Suite of applications? Do you need support for your Office Suite? Do you use Free/Libre and Open Source Software? Would you like to put all this together?

Welcome to the Inaugural Meeting of the LibreOffice User Group!

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