The greatest thing since sliced time
The WW GNU/Linux Video Conference/Programming-Event
Featuring GPL SW & Community Distros
Upcoming Events :
1) BAD = Bay Area Debian meeting 3/10 6PM - 11 PM @ Oscar's Burgers in Berkeley. (See bad.debian.net list http://bad.debian.net/list/2004-February/002487.html )
- Goal for this BAD meeting: Get IRC channel going. Maybe get IRC server up also.
About the Conference:
Hopefully, this will grow to become a weekly education, research, and development event.
The main goal is to assist in generating & spreading knowledge about useful software, in order to help people create more such useful software.
Each week, we will focus on one particular piece or set of software:
There will be videonetcast talks (maybe 2 to 8 hours) about that software (by it's leading developers, or someone else well qualified to describe the existing architecture, features, bugs, and anticipated improvements).
There will be live Q&A from around the world, involving the listeners & the speakers.
Then world wide collaborative interaction, involving Discussing, Designing, Programming, Debuging, and Arting. Generating both incremental & major version improvements.
The goals are:
- 1 Research improved methods, techniques,...
- 2 Educate students about know knowledge, techniques, methods, procedures, history
3 Develop more, new, and improved sw, systems, art. Tools to help people & society,
4 Social - provide means for community interaction & sharing
- 1) WHATITIS - who will be where at what times
- 2) WHO COMPUTER - Who is bringing what computer equipment
- 3) WHO OTHERSTUFF - Who is bringing what other stuff
- 4) MISC - Miscellaneous
- 5) Some notes about editing this page
- The World Wide Debain Video Conference/Programming-Event
A weekly event. Video netcast. Whirled Worledwide. For GPL Free SW writers, artists & users.
- Each week we'll focus on one particular sw package or system. We'll have several hours of talks from the lead persons for the project, covering: 1) The structure of the system, 2) The current system features, 3) Known bugs to be fixed, 4) New features to be added.
- People will be able to ask questions to the speaker (originally through IRC) and the speakers will answer through the videocast.
Then people will have an opportunity to collaborate world wide in real time to design & develop new sw, debug, & develop artwork or documentation. - Bring your laptop or PC.
The goals: Learn new things, produce better & more GPL Free SW, and have fun.
Come to the Bay Area Debian Meeting, in person or online, Wed 11/12 6+PM
See details at: Final call for info regarding WIFI cafes for 11/12 Wed BAD meeting http://bad.debian.net/list/2003-November/002308.html
Announcement- BAD meeting 031112 This next Wed 6-9+PM, SBAY, Real & 1st Virtual http://bad.debian.net/list/2003-November/002294.html
Come to BAD to learn & do- WIFI IRC Voice Video..., WWVideoConf..., HACKATHON_A_GOGO http://bad.debian.net/list/2003-November/002307.html
Some Notes from this meeting: IRC clients: bitchX, KVirc Xchat and konversation irssi-text kopete which is a KDE IM program with an IRC plugin.
Kvirc 3 is the best irc client for linux. It uses QT and thus blends fairly seamlessly into your kde environment. Forget about xchat. It is crap. Kvirc 2 is in unstable and it is ok, but you really should try to install kvirc 3 as it has a lot of nice features. Homepage is here: http://www.kvirc.net/ CVS snapshot debs are here: ftp://ftp.kvirc.de/pub/kvirc/snapshots/debian I have had various problems with those though, so I always compile my own version from cvs sources.
What are the best windowed IRC clients, and which are apt-get'able? http://lists.debian.org/debian-kde/2003/debian-kde-200310/msg00275.html Oh - the KVIRC reply is here: http://lists.debian.org/debian-kde/2003/debian-kde-200310/msg00327.html
IRC stuff http://bad.debian.net/list/2003-November/002332.html irssi's the only way to go. Period. www.irssi.org, irssi-text and irssi-snapshot in Debian. Failing that, xchat is nice eye candy. ScrollZ is ircII-based
Instant Messaging clients:
gaim - an AOL IM client for gnome
Wifi 802.11 stuff to do:
set up a laptop as an AP. Also, get the laptop connected to the AP on the internet. Bridging.
Server stuff to do:
Also, get an IRC server running on the laptop.
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