[KyOSS Discuss] Meeting Agenda for this Wednesday's meeting

Charles Griffin cegrif01 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 8 10:15:16 EDT 2013

I could give a brief talk on the subject of test driven development.

Charles Griffin

On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 12:32 AM, John Hicks <johnhicks at kyoss.org> wrote:

>  On 10/07/2013 10:46 AM, Christopher Simmons wrote:
> I haven't been to one of these meetings in over a year.  I was thinking
> about coming to this month's meeting and bringing someone who is just
> starting to get interested in technology.  What do we have on the agenda
> for this month?  Are there any entry level topics being covered this week?
>  Anything that a new linux / Open Source user might be able to follow and
> not get too overwhelmed? Thanks in advance!  I'm looking forward to
> Wednesday.
> Chris,
> We've tossed a couple of ideas around, but so far nothing solid is on the
> agenda.
> Ideas discussed:
>    - Joel Tosi (in Chicago) mentioned "presentations / workshops around
>    puppet, vagrant, etc.,"  and "the continuous delivery space or devops" He
>    could come down in the future to lead something, but not this week.
>    - Chris Rockwell and Paul Yost (from IvyTech) have been in
>    communication about creating a LiveCD that supports USB wireless. Chris
>    invited Paul to the meeting to discuss it further.
> Another idea:
>    - Alex Bezuska, who is leading the JSLOU Javascript group, has offered
>    to take on a remake of the front end of the kyoss.org website as a
>    JSLOU project.
>    - Craig Garner has pointed out a number of deficiencies in the back
>    end of the site.
>    - John Hicks, the perpetrator of the site, has been completely
>    anal-retentive about keeping it programmed-from-scratch (despite the fact
>    that some of the code is approaching 10 years old and he hasn't done
>    diddly-squat lately to improve it).
>    - Therefore, we might reasonably ask John to explain the architecture
>    of the site a bit so that we might help him along with back-end
>    improvements.
> Other topical topics:
>    - NSA/privacy/transparency developments
>    - Cryptography - anybody else signed up for the Stanford course?
>    (It's week five. I really need to get started on it!!!)
>     - The apparent movement to Linux for gaming
>    - New Linux kernel
>    - hardware developments... seem to be multiple takes out recently for
>    a PC+Arduino board
>     - ... what did I miss?
> Also,
>    - We could have a live "You can't program Javascript under pressure<http://toys.usvsth3m.com/javascript-under-pressure/>"
>    competition. Or at least a demonstration of how the site implements
>    test-driven development (TDD).
>    - TDD is a subject that's been suggested, but it's probably too late
>    to expect anyone to prepare something by Wednesday.
>    - I struggled with Mailman and Postfix this past week getting the
>    JSLOU mailing list going. I could show what I was struggling with, and some
>    of you gurus could elucidate on what was probably happening under my
>    clueless nose.
>    - We always have an interest in git, vim, etc.
>     - Barton could give us some more command line gems. Or we could
>    follow his suggestion for each of us to bring our favorite
>    little-used-but-invaluable-when-needed commands to share.
>     - We are overdue talking about networks and network tools.
>    - We could compare our various work environments for coding.
>    IDEs/editors/screen setups, etc.  Our work habits, ways to get "in the
>    zone." ...
>  Any other ideas, folks?
> John
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