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Virtual Meeting Topic for January 13th

PLUG - Tue, 2022/01/11 - 22:52
Steve Litt: Beginning and Intermediate Inkscape

Online meeting at https://meet.jit.si/phoenixlug
To stick to the 2 hour maximum, meeting will begin precisely at 7pm Mountain time, so please get there early to make sure your microphone works. This presentation will be fast paced.

For most people in most situations, by far the best tools for creating graphics are vector graphics editors. In the world of Linux, the most widely used full-featured vector graphics editor is Inkscape. Inkscape has the additional benefit of creating files in the standardized and widely used SVG (Scaleable Vector Graphics) format, so your graphics can be used directly in websites and/or eBooks, or converted to other formats.

In this presentation Steve will explain Inkscape fundamentals and then walk through the creation of a book cover graphic

Steve will also briefly demonstrate creation of block diagrams.

Among the topics to be emphasized and quickly demonstrated will be:

  • Templates
  • Node editing
  • Arrows
  • Text
  • Alignment and distribution
  • Colors
  • Block diagrams
  • Gradients
About Steve:
Steve was a contributing author in Red Hat Linux 6 Unleashed and the main author of Samba Unleashed. He co-founded Linux Enthusiasts and Professionals in Orlando, and founded Greater Orlando Linux User Group. Steve has authored several pieces of Free Software, including the widely used VimOutliner. His troubleshooting courseware and books have been used in many Fortune 500 companies, and his Troubleshooters.Com is known worldwide for its Linux/FOSS content.

Topics for PLUG's 11/11 remote meeting

PLUG - Thu, 2021/11/11 - 16:25

der.hans has 2 topics for this Thursday's meeting "Intro to jq: grep for JSON" and "Command Line Quiz Time"
This is a remote meeting.  Please join by going to https://lufthans.bigbluemeeting.com/b/plu-yuk-7xx at 7pm on Thursday November 11th

der.hans: Intro to jq: grep for JSON

Description:
Want to parse JSON on the command line?
Want a pipeable inline tool for JSON manipulation?

jq is a powerful tool that's easy to fit into your data pipeline.
It can parse, search and manipulate JSON documents.

This talk will cover an introduction to jq and using it to search JSON objects similar to how grep is used for plain text.

Attendees will learn:

* basic parts of JSON
* key search
* value matching
* string match
* using variables with jq
* conditionals
* regular expressions
* prettified JSON output

der.hans: Command Line Quiz Time

Description:
Audience participative community building exercise sharing geekly knowledge in short question and exercise format.

About der.hans:
der.hans works remotely in the US.
In the FLOSS community he is active with conferences and local groups.

He's chairman of PLUG, chair for SeaGL Finance committee, founder of SeaGL Career Expo, RaiseMe career counselor, BoF organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) and founder of the Free Software Stammtisch.

He speaks regularly at community-led FLOSS conferences such as SeaGL, Tux-Tage, Penguicon, SCaLE, LCA, FOSSASIA, Tübix, CLT, Kieler Linux Tage, LFNW, OLF, SELF and GeekBeacon Fest.

Hans is available to speak remotely for local groups.

Currently leads a support engineering team at Object Rocket. Public statements are not representative of $dayjob.

Fediverse/Mastodon - https://floss.social/@FLOX_advocate

PLUG Topic for 10/14

PLUG - Thu, 2021/10/14 - 16:58

Thursday's topic is Introduction to Nextcloud by der.hans
This is a remote meeting.  Please join by going to https://lufthans.bigbluemeeting.com/b/plu-yuk-7xx at 7pm on Thursday October 14th

der.hans: Introduction to Nextcloud

Description:
Nextcloud for private, secure cloud features such as collaboration tools, Enterprise File Sync and Share and phone syncing.

Your data, your cloud.

Nextcloud integrates with Collabora Online for collaborative office suite.

In addition to the Nextcloud Talk for video calls it integrates with Big Blue Button for full classroom and meeting style video conferencing.

Nextcloud also has options like phone contact and file sync, web forms, project management and password management.

Nextcloud is used by large, enterprise organizations, but can also be self-hosted at home for personal use. There are commercial vendors that offer hosting and some Free Software organizations offer hosting as well.

Nextcloud was created to be Free Software. Using the AGPL helps ensure it will remain Free in the future.

Attendees will learn about:

* Basic features of Nextcloud
* Integrations with Collabora Online office suite and Big Blue Button
* Nextcloud apps
* Nextcloud history
* Hosting options

About der.hans:
der.hans works remotely in the US.
In the FLOSS community he is active with conferences and local groups.

He's chairman of PLUG, chair for SeaGL Finance committee, founder of SeaGL Career Expo, RaiseMe career counselor, BoF organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) and founder of the Free Software Stammtisch.

He speaks regularly at community-led FLOSS conferences such as SeaGL, Penguicon, SCaLE, LCA, FOSSASIA, Tübix, CLT, Kieler Linux Tage, LFNW, OLF, SELF and GeekBeacon Fest.

Hans is available to speak remotely for local groups.

Currently a Customer Data Engineer at Object Rocket. Public statements are not representative of $dayjob.

Fediverse/Mastodon - https://floss.social/@FLOX_advocate

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