Monthly Meet May 12 2018

The next monthly meet is scheduled on Saturday, May 12th 2018 at 1600 IST. Venue: Classroom No 1, Aerospace Engineering, Near Gajendra Circle, IIT Madras. Link for the Map: http://bit.ly/iitm-aero Talk schedule for the meet Talk 1: Encryption using openSSH Speaker : Nandagopal Devaraj(nandadevaraj91@xxxxxxxxx) Description : OpenSSH OpenSSL Symmetric and Asymmetric encryption We using all these protocols everyday for Secure connections and data protection. A brief discussion about this protocols and working principals.

Monthly Meet April 21 2018

The next monthly meet is scheduled on Saturday, April 21th 2018 at 1600 IST. Venue: Classroom No 1, Aerospace Engineering, Near Gajendra Circle, IIT Madras. Link for the Map: http://bit.ly/iitm-aero Talk schedule for the meet Talk 1: iproute2 Speaker: Mohan.R Description: Linux networking swiss army knife Duration: 30 mins About Speaker: Just another linux user Talk 2: Android is my distro - Termux Speaker: Ajay K. Description: Linux has done very well on the server, supercomputers, and now mobile, but it never got very far on the desktop.

Monthly Meet March 10 2018

The next monthly meet is scheduled on Saturday, March 10th 2018 at 1500 IST. Venue: Classroom No 1, Aerospace Engineering, Near Gajendra Circle, IIT Madras. Link for the Map: http://bit.ly/iitm-aero Talk schedule for the meet Talk 1: L A TEX for mathematicians and all others Speaker: S. Parthasarathy Description: L A TEX is a very powerful and versatile typesetting system, for high-quality publishing. It is used internationally, by a wide variety of users.

Meeting Minutes February 2018

It was a small gathering this time. Magesh spoke about his recent experience trying to disable typographic ligatures on Xubuntu Gautham spoke about his experience with Lubuntu and how it consumed less resources and made it possible to use his old hardware Magesh addressed a question from the audience (from a IIT EEE faculty, I don’t remember his name, sorry) about VirtualBox and how it’s able to provide a way to transfer operating system between different hardware configurations.

Monthly Meet February 10 2018

The next monthly meet is scheduled on Saturday, February 10th 2018 at 1500 IST. Venue: Classroom No 1, Aerospace Engineering, Near Gajendra Circle, IIT Madras. Link for the Map: http://bit.ly/iitm-aero Talk schedule for the meet Talk 1: Disabling typographic ligatures on Xubuntu 16.04 Speaker: Magesh Dhasayyan Description: Will briefly go over my attempts at disabling typographic ligatures on a specific font on Xubuntu 16.04 Duration: 20 mins About Speaker: I’m Magesh Dhasayyan, a Senior Software Developer at Duta (Chennai); fairly familiar with server-side application programming, been working on it for a few years now.

Monthly Meet January 20 2018

The next monthly meet is scheduled on Saturday, January 20th 2018 at 1500 IST. Venue: Classroom No 1, Aerospace Engineering, Near Gajendra Circle, IIT Madras. Link for the Map: http://bit.ly/iitm-aero Talk schedule for the meet Talk 1: Hacker’s guide to Rust Programming Speaker: Vigneshwer Dhinakaran Description: Venture deep into the belly of the Rust programming language design and concepts to uncover the secret incantations to create safe and fast applications.

Meeting Minutes December 2017

We had our last meet of the year 2017 on december 9, 2017 at IIT Madras. Magesh started the show with his experiences on emacs. He explored the key bindings, buffers and usage of emacs. Explained on Emacs plugin system https://melpa.org and emacs bundles http://spacemacs.org/ Then, Shakthi Kannan explored the NoSQL database Aerospike. It is useful for faster access and can span upto 128 nodes. Unlike having a master node, which communicates to other nodes, it sends info about all the nodes to the clients.

Monthly Meet December 9 2017

The next monthly meet is scheduled on Saturday, December 9th 2017 at 1500 IST. Venue: Classroom No 1, Aerospace Engineering, Near Gajendra Circle, IIT Madras. Link for the Map: http://bit.ly/iitm-aero Talk schedule for the meet Talk 1: A simple programming workflow in emacs Speaker: Magesh Dhasayyan Description: Demonstrates a simple workflow showing one of the main reasons, why I started using emacs during my early days working on *NIX Duration: 20 mins About Yourself: I’m a Senior Software Developer at Duta (Chennai); fairly familiar with server-side application programming, been working on it for a few years now.

Meeting Minutes November 2017

VIM - Edit at the speed of thought Sarath Srinivas gave an introduction to Vim. Vim is a powerful modal text editor based on vi. He explained the various key commands used for navigation and editing. He explained the concepts of verbs, modifiers and text objects in vim and demonstrated how they can be used to perform edits quickly. He suggested a command-line tool called Vimtutor. Vimtutor is an interactive tutorial that teaches new users the basics of Vim.

Monthly Meet November 11 2017

The next monthly meet is scheduled on Saturday, November 11th 2017 at 1500 IST. Venue: Classroom No 1, Aerospace Engineering, Near Gajendra Circle, IIT Madras. Link for the Map: http://bit.ly/iitm-aero Talk schedule for the meet Talk 1: Wayland for dummies Speaker: Mohan R Description: Talk about Display servers, X11 and where we are now Duration: 30 mins About Speaker : Mohan R, just another Linux User Talk 2: VIM - Edit at the speed of thought Speaker: Sarath Srinivas Description: VIM is thought to be not so user-friendly.