SLUG's monthly meeting featuring talks and SLUGlets. Meetings are open to the general public, and free of charge.
Room 1.4.06 (Building 1, Level 4, Room 06), at UTS Broadway (There is a map of UTS available).
General Talk: Nya Fleron - Training Greenpeace in OpenOffice
An account of the technical and social issues, achievements and lessons learned when training Greenpeace to use OpenOffice and other OpenSource software. The presentation will cover a very brief introduction of OpenOffice, an account of the training project with Greenpeace, including examples of technical issues that came up when faced with migrating from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice, lessons learned and recommendations for others.
Special Interest Talk: Lindsay Holmwood - Merlin, Kennards Hire's FOSS Sorcery
Project Merlin is an Kennards Hire's endeavor to standardise their front counter point of sales system, and bring Linux to the corporate desktop nation wide. This talk will provide a technical overview of the adaptation of Free Software to their unique position through the use of distributed LDAP authentication, Samba, Xfce and Gnome desktop environments, as well as issues involved with deployment, systems management, and long term maintenance of the system.
As usual, SLUGlets will be running in room 02.04.23 during the 2nd half of the meeting for those who do not wish to attend the 2nd talk.
6:30pm: Doors Open
6:45pm: The Usual Suspects
Q&A - Introduction to SLUG + "What has Linux done for/to me lately?" + SLUG News & Discussion
7:00pm (approx): LCA06 roundup
7:20pm (approx): General Talk: Nya Fleron - Training Greenpeace in OpenOffice
8:00pm (approx): Break
Refreshments in the foyer, for a small covering charge.
8:20pm (approx): Split into two groups for:
Added by daveg on February 20, 2006