Category Archives: Meeting

xmas dinner

will be at the Ponte Vecchio, Italian Restaurant in Bridge St, Hereford sometime to be booked in December. We’ve been last two years and the food and place was great, never anything too much trouble.

November HLUG Meeting 27/11/2013

November HLUG Meeting 27/11/2013

Sun, 24/11/2013 – 20:39 β€” julianr

Hi Everyone

Just a quick note to say our November meeting will be on Wednesday night at 7.30pm, usual place the Courtyard in Hereford on the mezzanine floor.

If you attended our Software Freedom Day event, please feel to come along on Wednesday

The meeting will start at 7:30pm as usual.

Items to discuss :-

New HLUG website – my job hunting has got a whole load busier over last couple of weeks with a couple of interviews and some work for me, so as yet I have been unable to setup user logins for everyone who asked for them. I hope to complete this shortly before Weds so you’ll have something to start on .. Probably best to port some of the old contenmt over such as our previous events , but adding lots of new contnet too.

December Christmas meal will be held at the Ponte Vecchio Italian restaurant in Hereford on a date TBA. I will ring them this week and find out what availability they have. The Courtyard has free fast wifi and serves lovely coffees, and there is level access to all public areas of the building. You can find directions to The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR here

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/place?cid=8198539616210862916&q=courtyard&

The Courtyard has pay and display parking adjacent and free parking a short walk away.

It would be great to see any of the recent signups to the group, or anyone who hasn’t been for a while. The Courtyard makes a very nice venue too.

October 2013 Meeting – Weds 23th – at the Courtyard – everyone welcome

October Meeting – Weds 23th – at the Courtyard – everyone welcome

Mon, 21/10/2013 – 11:38 β€” julianr

Hi Everyone Just a quick note to say our October meeting will be on Wednesday night at 7.30pm, usual place the Courtyard in Hereford on the mezzanine floor.

If you attended our Software Freedom Day event in September, please feel to come along on Wednesday.

The meeting will start at 7:30pm as usual. I’ve been out of the loop a bit recently, with family issues to deal with, so haven’t had any opportunity to get any agenda planned.

One thing we can look at is our next presentation night. Although we have the kind offer of a training room with the facilities we require, ie wifi at Hampton Court in between Leominster and Hereford, a couple of voices wondered said they may not be able to attend it as it was ‘a bit out of the way’. I personally think it would make a good venue but it needs some discussion, as to whether a free venue with no charges for hire at Hampton Court is preferable to a paying venue in a more centrally located place such as Hereford or Leominster, etc ..

Also there is the new HLUG website ? Didn’t get chance to look at this last time.Β  I might have some time to spend on this to get it set up anew. But what do we want to do with the site ? and how can we keep it up to date and fresh .. ?

The Courtyard has free wifi and serves lovely coffees, and there is levelaccess to all public areas of the building. You can find directions to The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR here

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/place?cid=8198539616210862916&q=courtyard&

The Courtyard has pay and display parking adjacent and free parking a short walk away.

It would be great to see any of the recent signups to the group, or anyone who hasn’t been for a while. The Courtyard makes a very nice venue too.

I’ll see you there at 7.30pm

September 2013 Meeting – Weds 25th – at the Courtyard – everyone welcome.

September Meeting – Weds 25th – at the Courtyard – everyone welcome.

Mon, 23/09/2013 – 09:59 β€” julianr

Hi Everyone

Just a quick note to say our September meeting will be on Wednesday night, usual place the Courtyard in Hereford on the mezzanine floor.

If you attended our Software Freedom Day event, please feel to come along on Wednesday

The meeting will start at 7:30pm as usual. Items for discussion amongst the usual chat,

  • Software Freedom Day – What went well, what didn’t, and what we can do anew.
  • New HLUG website ? I might have some time to spend on this to get it set up anew. But want do we want to do with the site … ? and how can we keep it up to date and fresh .. ?
  • We can start looking at the next presentation night too. We now have kindly been given access to a training room, which will be ideal at Hampton Court.

The Courtyard has free wifi and serves lovely coffees, and there is level access to all public areas of the building. You can find directions to The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR here

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/place?cid=8198539616210862916&q=courtyard&…

The Courtyard has pay and display parking adjacent and free parking a short walk away.

It would be great to see any of the recent signups to the group, or anyone who hasn’t been for a while. The Courtyard makes a very nice venue too.

I’ll see you there at 7.30pm

August Meeting Weds 28/8/2013 – SFD Preparation

August Meeting Weds 28th – SFD Preparation

Mon, 26/08/2013 – 08:04 β€” julianr

Hi Everyone

Just a quick note to say our August meeting will be on Wednesday night, usual place the Courtyard in Hereford on the mezzanine floor.

The meeting will start at 7:30pm as usual.

Items for discussion amongst the usual chat,

* Software Freedom Day 21st September – Detailed Preparations – Still Lots to Do

* We need to get the posters finally designed, printed and put up – I can get them printed, but we will need volunteers to distribute and posted countywide and beyond, * Other PR – Social Media, Mentions in local press, radio, notes so far on PP etc. * Goodies – I believe we’re getting a full set of goodies from Linux Format magazine with some Raspberry Pi goodies, plus the usual bag of things- posters, banner, balloons, stickers etc to give away from the SFD organisers (Thanks Pete) * Finalisation of Talks/Demos/Presentations – Anyone else who wants to do a spot please let us know either here or on PP. * The venue is booked – and we have a couple of presentations confirmed or nearly confirmed.

The current plans/status are here on Pirate Pad – http://piratepad.net/S86u9ApX1o

Please take a look if you haven’t already to see how you can help. The more people who can help, either a lot or just a little now will make a big difference on the day ….

Likewise please come along on Wednesday ..

The Courtyard has free wifi and serves lovely coffees, and there is level access to all public areas of the building. You can find directions to The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR here

The Courtyard has pay and display parking adjacent and free parking a short walk away.

It would be great to see any of the recent signups to the group, or anyone who hasn’t been for a while. The Courtyard makes a very nice venue too.

I’ll see you there at 7.30pm

Thanks

July HLUG Meeting – Weds 24th March 2013

July HLUG Meeting –

Sun, 21/07/2013 – 09:13 β€” julianr

We will be meeting in the Courtyard Theatre, in Hereford on the Mezzanine Floor again this month.

The meeting will start at 7:30pm as usual. The meeting will be an open meeting but will also consist of discussions on:-

* Software Freedom Day preparations – coming up in Mid September again! * Update on website. We are keen to know what members want from the new website and what they also want to put in.

Everyone is welcome including our new recent members. (don’t worry we don’t bite πŸ˜‰ )

The Courtyard has free wifi and serves lovely coffees, and there is level (and/or lifts) access to all public areas of the building. You can find directions to The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR.

The Courtyard has pay and display parking adjacent and free parking a short walk away.

It would be great to see any of the recent signups to the group, or anyone who hasn’t been for a while. The Courtyard makes a very nice venue too.

I’ll see you there at 7.30pm

Thanks and I’ll see you then

Julian

June 2013 – Special Meeting – Open Street Map Presentation

June 2013 – Special Meeting – Open Street Map Presentation

Tue, 18/06/2013 – 21:58 β€” julianr

“Getting Started with OpenStreetMap”

We have a special meeting in June with a special presentation from Ben Proctor on Open Street Map. We have booked a meeting room at St John’s Ambulance, Widemarsh St, Hereford HR4 9HN on Tuesday 25th June 2013 at starting 7.30pm with a 9pm finish. Please note as we have had to hire the room there will be a small charge to attend this event. We hope to get as many old and new members and newcomers along to this exciting event.

OpenStreetMap is sometimes called Wikipedia for maps. It is a vast, remarkably accurate and powerful database of global mapping information provided by volunteers and free for anyone to use.

I hope to give you a quick overview of how it works. How easy it is to edit. Why you would bother to edit it and ways in which the maps have been and will continue to be useful. I hope it will be fairly practical and if people bring laptops they should be able to get editing the map straight away.

My hope is that you’ll get a sense of how easy it is to get started and to make use of the mapping data. This is an overview and hopefully some pointers to get you started. However if you have experience using OpenStreetMap it would be great to have you there to share your experience.

If we have time maybe we can touch on some open source GIS tools and other open mapping projects like Ushahidi (which is a tool I’ve used for a few projects).

I am aware that some LUGs have embraced open mapping and that in some areas pub crawls are combined with mapping in a useful and enjoyable way. Maybe some people will want to take this further. No pressure.

You may want to sign up for an OpenStreetMap account now. You never know when you’ll need it

Special note for Linux folk:

OpenStreetMap is an open data project and the tools to edit it are available for many OS’s. If you want to try some editing on the night you’ll need a browser that is comfortable running lots of funky javascript and you’ll need an up to date java environment installed. If you fancy you can install JOSM. There is an Ubuntu repository.

February Meeting – 27th February 2013

Tue, 26/02/2013 – 00:15 β€” julianr

We will be meeting in the Courtyard Theatre, in Hereford on the Mezzanine Floor again this month.

The meeting will start at 7:30pm as usual. The meeting will be an open meeting as my plans to arrange a talk fell through unfortunately πŸ™ Hopefully we’ll get a talk/demo lined up for next month. Everyone is welcome including our new recent members. (don’t worry we don’t bite πŸ˜‰ )

The Courtyard has free wifi and serves lovely coffees, and there is level (and/or lifts) access to all public areas of the building. You can find directions to The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR.

The Courtyard has pay and display parking adjacent and free parking a short walk away.

It would be great to see any of the recent signups to the group, or anyone who hasn’t been for a while. The Courtyard makes a very nice venue too.

I’ll see you there at 7.30pm

We will be meeting on the middle floor again

Thanks

Julian