[KyOSS Discuss] Meeting Agenda for this Wednesday's meeting
chris at chrisrockwell.com
Tue Oct 8 10:24:06 EDT 2013
Nooooo! :D I can't make the meeting and TDD is something I need to be
On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 10:15 AM, Charles Griffin <cegrif01 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> We've tossed a couple of ideas around, but so far nothing solid is on the
>> 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:
>> 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
>> 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?
>> 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?
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