Launceston Meeting: 30th June - Painting With GIMP 2.10

Hi people! For this month’s Launceston meeting, we will look the 2.10 release of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). We’ll also be doing some live painting and image editing to show off GIMP’s new symmetry and non-destructive canvass rotation features.

Where:
Enterprize
22-24 Patterson St
When:
Saturday 30th June
2:00pm Start

As always, everybody is welcome to come along and join the discussion. Hope to see you there!

Hobart TasPubLUG: Thursday 21 June 2018

This month we will again be meeting up and the (now traditional) Hope and Anchor Tavern for a bite to eat and a chat about all things related to free and open source software, hardware and culture.

When:
6:30pm, Thursday 21 June 2018
Where:
Hope and Anchor Tavern (65 Macquarie St, Hobart)

If you are planning to come along (even for a quick drink) please let John know by Tuesday so we can make the appropriate booking.

We hope to see a big turn out next Thursday.

Launceston Meeting: 26th May - Installing Debian

Hi people! For this month’s Launceston meeting, we’ll be going through the steps of installing the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, and then take a look at its features and default software.

Where:
Enterprize
22-24 Patterson St
When:
Saturday 26th May
2:00pm Start

This meeting’s presentation may be focused toward newcomers, but as always, everybody is welcome to come along and join the discussion. Hope to see you there!

Hobart TasPubLUG: Thursday 17 May - Brunswick Hotel

The third Thursday of the month is fast approaching which means it is time to meet up and chat about all things related to free and open source software, hardware, and culture.

This month we will be heading to previous TasLUG haunt… the Brunswick Hotel.

When:
6:30pm, Thursday 17 May 2018
Where:
Brunswick Hotel (67 Liverpool Street, Hobart)

Please let John know if you are planning to come along, even if just for a quick drink. If we hear from more than a handful of people by Tuesday that they are coming then we’ll book a table.

It was great to see a good turnout last month, so we can repeat that this month.

Launceston Meeting: 28th April - An Introduction To GDB

Hi people! This month we are going to be looking at the major feature of gdb (Gnu DeBugger). From simple break points to compiling and injecting code during a debug session. If you are a beginner or an old hand there will be something for everyone in this talk.

Where:
Enterprize
22-24 Patterson St
When:
Saturday 28th April
2:00pm Start

As always, everybody is welcome to come along and join the discussion. Hope to see you there!

Hobart TasPubLUG: Thursday 19 April - Hope and Anchor Tavern

It is that time of the month again to meet up and talk about all things related to free and open source software, hardware, and culture.

Unfortunately Shambles Brewery is a bit busy on the 3rd Thursday of the month so we are trying a new location this month.

When:
6:30pm, Thursday 19 April 2018
Where:
Hope and Anchor Tavern (65 Macquarie St, Hobart)

Let John know if you are planning to come along. If we hear from more than a handful of people that they are coming then we’ll book a table, otherwise we will just rock up see what is available.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next week on Thursday.

Hobart TasPubLUG: Thursday 15 March - Shambles Brewery

The last Hobart TasPubLUG was only a few weeks ago, but we thought we would try to get the Hobart meet-ups back to their regular 3rd Thursday of the month and this month the 3rd Thursday is an early one… Oh well.

This month we will be heading to the pub again to talk about any topics related to Free and Open Source software, hardware, and culture that take our fancy.

There was a special request for this month that people bring along any hardware projects they are working on, or new gadgets they have recently acquired, and give a bit of an explanation about what they are being used for. If you have a new single board computer, dev board, crypto card, or yubi key, etc. bring it along, we would be keen to hear about it.

When:
6:30pm, Thursday 22 March 2018
Where:
Shambles Brewery (222 Elizabeth Street Hobart)
http://www.shamblesbrewery.com.au/
Bring:
Any new hardware projects or gadgets.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday.

Launceston Meeting: 24th February - Spectral Editing With Audacity

Hi people! For this month’s Launceston meeting, we will look at the new(ish) “spectral editing” tools in the F/OSS audio editing program Adacity, which allow for a more visual way of analysing and editing unwanted sounds in audio recordings.

Where:
Enterprize
22-24 Patterson St
When:
Saturday 24th February
2:00pm Start

As always, everybody is welcome to come along and join the discussion. Hope to see you there!

Hobart TasLUG at the Pub: Thursday 22 February - Shambles Brewery

For those of you that missed the news, Scott stepped down as the Hobart coordinator of TasLUG meetings at the end of last year. Volunteer work like this can often be a thankless job, so in case it hasn’t already been said…

We would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of the TasLUG community to Scott for organising these meetings for the last 4 years. He has done a wonderful job of finding speakers with interesting talks to present1 and ensuring there was always a space to have the monthly meetings.

The upshot of this though is that no one else has yet put their hand up to organise meetings so they are currently on hiatus for the foreseeable future.

However a few people have expressed an interest in still catching up regularly in person. So this month we will be heading to the pub to talk about the usual things we talk about at meetings.

When:
6:30pm, Thursday 22 March 2018
Where:
Shambles Brewery (222 Elizabeth Street Hobart) http://www.shamblesbrewery.com.au/

There might be a bit of discussion about the future of TasLUG in Hobart, so if you have any opinions or some free time to help out it would be great if you can come along. If you can’t make it, then we always enjoy people dropping by IRC/Matrix for a chat.


  1. Scott often ran tutorials or give talks himself to fill in the months when no other presenters were available. 

Launceston Meeting: 27th January - Tips and tricks with ImageMagick

Hi people! For this month’s Launceston meeting, we will look at creating, manipulating and converting raster based images with ImageMagick. While used as a terminal tool, ImageMagick is a set of libraries that can be interfaced from a number of programming languages to allow the user to create their own image manipulation applications. This presentation will discuss many of ImageMagick’s options and demonstrate a range of its features.

Where:
Enterprize
22-24 Patterson St
When:
Saturday 27th January
2:00pm Start

As always, everybody is welcome to come along and join the discussion. Hope to see you there!