DCGLUG virtual meeting (jitsi) Day / Date: Saturday 24/10/2020 Time: From 12:00 Location: Online – Meeting jit.si link
Due to the current situation with regard to COVID-19 we have decided to cancel all forthcoming in-person meetings. We are, however, encouraging people to use Jitsi Meet for virtual video conference rooms in which you can still maintain contact with others and enjoy a good conversation from home.
#dcglug on irc.freenode.net
SOUTH DEVON TECH JAM
Physical meetups for the South Devon Tech Jam are also off until July. Please see the SDTJ Website for more information and latest updates.
DATES FOR LUG MEETS, CODE CLUBS & SOUTH DEVON TECH JAM etc: MARCH 2020
Sat 7th March – Code Club (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sat 14th March – 11an to 15:00 – South Devon Tech Jam (email@example.com)
Info also on social media : Friendica
On Facebook / Instagram please search for South Devon Tech Jam
Sat 21st March – Code Club
Sat 21st March – North Devon DCGLUG Meeting (Holsworthy) TBC
Please contact Neil W via list
Sat 28th March – Plymouth DCGLUG Meeting
Please contact Andy / Grant via list
Repl.it supports a wide range of development languages, which makes it a good option to learn and develop solutions. Now supports multi user collaboration by default. This means that you can work with other developers on solutions and get help in real time.
You can discuss more on Twitter @dcglug and Friendica
Above list created with LaTeX – Source code project can be viewed here.
Outreachy provides internships to work in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Outreachy internships are open to applicants around the world. Interns work remotely, and are not required to move. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 USD for the three month internship. Interns have a $500 USD travel stipend to attend conferences or events.
Interns work with experienced mentors from FOSS communities. Outreachy internship projects may include programming, user experience, documentation, illustration, graphical design, or data science. Interns often find employment after their internship with Outreachy sponsors or in jobs that use the skills they learned during their internship.
Application window for internships running from December 19 to March 2019. Is September and October 2019.
However please check the website for more information.
With Café Fandom closed again, possibly for good, we regrouped at the Crown and Anchor on Southside Street. Topics included:
- The National Museum of Computing : definitely worth a visit if you like retro computing.
- The Yalp Store : a way to install Google Play Store apps without having to install the Google Play Store (good if you have a de-googled Android phone (e.g. Lineage OS, Fairphone Open) but can’t avoid the odd closed-source app
- Raspberry Pi 4 – hot as the sun, non-compliant with USB C, and rare as hen’s teeth
- Debian Buster
- GDPR – has it improved things?
- Controlling your kid’s internet access
- Deep learning, picture classification
- Floppy drives orphaned by Linux kernel
- First experiences of Linux
- Emax (yes, Emax, although I did also have an Emacs t-shirt on…) and SCSCI2SD
- IT in Special Needs
- LAN gaming on Linux
From the August meeting, Plymouth LUG will move to the Moments Café.
DATES FOR CODE CLUB & TECH JAM etc IN AUGUST
Sat 3td August – Code Club
Sat 10th August – South Devon Tech Jam
Sat 17th August – Code Club
Sat 17th August – North Devon DCGLUG Meeting (Holsworthy)
Sat 24th August – Plymouth DCGLUG Meeting
The July South Devon Tech Jam will take place on
Saturday 13th July 2019. 11 – 15:00
at Paignton Library and Information Centre
Note there is a £2 donation towards the cost of running this event. More info can be found at
Reminder for dates of July 2019 meetings
PLEASE CHECK ON THE MAILING LIST FOR UPDATES NEARER THE TIME:
Saturday 20th 2019 – Holsworthy
Saturday 27th 2019 – Plymouth
Please see meetings page for times / venue details