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Dean Wilson: Puppet Camp - Ghent 2013

Planet GLLUG - Mon, 11/02/2013 - 14:11
It's been a while since I've attended a Puppet Camp but considering the quality of the last one (organised by Patrick Debois) and the fact it was being held in the lovely city of Ghent again I thought it'd be a wise investment to scrape together the time off.

The quality of the talks seemed quite high and considering the number of newer users present the content level was well pitched. A couple of deeper talks for the more experienced members would have been nice but we mostly made our own in the open sessions. Facter, writing MCollective plugins, off-line and bulk catalogue compilation and the murky corners of our production puppets all came under discussion - in some cases quite fruitfully.

The wireless was a point of annoyance and amusement (depending on the person and the time of day). We had 20 users for an audience of ten times that - the attitudes covered the gamut from "I only need to check my mail once a day" to "I have my own tethering" and all the way to "This is my brute force script I run in a loop". You can tell when most of us lost our access based on the twitter hash tag.

I was a little surprised at the number of Puppet Camps there will be this year - 27 was the number mentioned. I think a lot of the more experienced members of the community value the camps and confs as a chance to catch up with each other and the PuppetLabs people and I'd hate to see us sticking to our own local camps and losing the cross pollination of ideas, plans and pains.

You can also view the Puppet Camp slides for a number of the sessions.

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Pre-FOSDEM Drinks Thursday 31st January 2013 from 6:30pm @ Ye Olde Cock Tavern

Greater London LUG News - Fri, 25/01/2013 - 19:19
Pre-FOSDEM drinks because I'm hoping to get people involved who may be visiting in London that night because they will be heading off to FOSDEM the next day.

But even if you're not heading to FOSDEM you should still come because not only will you be meeting a great bunch of people you'll also be able to claim some O'Reilly merch from me including some books.

We'll be upstairs at the top of the pub, the stairs on your right immediately as you walk in. You'll know it's the right place because I'll have a Tux sitting around in the room.

Really looking forward to seeing you all there.

The details:
From 6.30pm 'til Late - 31st January 2013

Ye Olde Cock Tavern,
22 Fleet Street,

Nearest tube: Temple (Circle/District Line)
Nearest train: City Thames Link
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Saturday 8th December 2012, 12:30pm - Greater London LUG Meetup @ Firefox Space London

Greater London LUG News - Sun, 11/11/2012 - 11:23
The Greater London Linux User Group meet up are extremely happy to announce the next Meet up. This time it will be at the Mozilla Space in London on Saturday the 8th of December from 12.30pm. It is open and free for anyone to attend, especially to those interested in Linux, Android, Free software, open hardware and anything related to free software and it's culture.

There will be talks from members of the community as well as the option for anyone to show off something cool too.

Luke Leighton talking about the Rhombus-Tech Project.

Andrew Lack talking about his TinyBasic project.

Robin and Gabrielle talking about Cinepaint.

Mozilla Space London, 101 St. Martins Lane, WC2N 4AZ
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