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Meetings To Be Scheduled

Company or Organization Presentations:

The following people, companies or organizations have offered to do talks at LUGOD on these various subjects, but a meeting date has not yet been confirmed. Once they have, they'll be moved to our Upcoming Meetings page. (In no particular order.)

  • [geek:3] Alison Chaiken - "Automotive Linux"
    Location: To Be Announced

    Exact topic TBA.
    About the Speaker:
    Alison Chaiken is a senior software engineer at the Embedded Software Division of Mentor Graphics, working in embedded Linux and middleware. She was in the recent past a MeeGo Technical Consultant at Nokia Mobility Solutions, and describes herself as 'a recovering physicist', who has computed primarily on Unix since the days of the VAX 11/750. Before her work at Nokia, she worked on pervasive computing projects at HP Labs, then moved to Stanford Linear Accelerator Center to write instrument control and user interface software.

  • [geek:3] Patrick Stinson - "Embedding Python as a Realtime Audio Scripting Engine"
    Location: To Be Announced

    Topics will include separation and communication between the application and scripting engine, why Python is "safe" for audio work including empirical performance metrics, and caveats related to multithreaded processing as performance requirements increase. I will share my experiences using the standard CPython implementation to research and develop a state-of-the-art scripting engine for the Play commercial sampling engine.

    About the Speaker: Patrick Stinson has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of London and currently lives in the North Lake Tahoe area. He started out working with CPython and Zope/Plone in his home town of Anchorage, Alaska and has most recently developed the user interface and scripting engine for the Hollywood-Based "Play" music platform.

    Play is a commercial audio engine intended for building software musical instruments. It runs in popular audio plugin formats, and provides a scripting engine that allows studio musicians to create complex musical effects and sequencing behavior. It uses Qt for the GUI, juce for audio support, and python for the scripting engine.

  • [geek:3] Bill Braasch, Business Developer, Itemscript - "Itemscript"
    Location: To Be Announced

    Itemscript is a standard provisioning language for rich web applications. It is a simple declarative language based on JSON that describes applications, components, events and data in an open, standard language built on JSON that's independent of the details of any particular implementation. Any component can be swapped out for an independent reimplementation, and all of Itemscript's protocols and APIs are documented. The goal of the project is to provide an easy to learn, easy to use, easy to change application environment based on JSON. On the server, Itemscript exposes elements while hiding the details of the service or access method. On the client, Itemscript provisions pages, widgets and components while hiding the implementation details of the AJAX application.

LUGOD Member Presentations:

The following members of LUGOD offered to give talks or mini-presentations on these various topics, but a meeting date hasn't yet been chosen. Once they are set, they'll be moved to our Upcoming Meetings page. (They are ordered alphabetically, by member's last name.)

  • [geek:0] Richard Burkhart - "Music and Audio with Ubuntu Studio"
    Location: To Be Announced

    Exact topic TBA.


Mini-presentations are short (5-15 minute) demonstrations or talks that occur right before the main talk at a meeting. If you'd like to present a 'mini', please let us know: pr@lugod.org.
  • [geek:3] Rod Roark, Sunset Systems - "OpenVZ"
    Location: To Be Announced

    OpenVZ is an operating system-level virtualization technology based on the Linux kernel and operating system. OpenVZ allows a physical server to run multiple isolated operating system instances, known as containers, Virtual Private Servers (VPSs), or Virtual Environments (VEs). It's similar to FreeBSD Jails and Solaris Zones.

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