The LUV committee has resolved to once again propose to the membership
that LUV contact Linux Australia with a
request to become a subcommittee of LA, and if successful to
disincorporate as a separate entity. As previously discussed, this
would allow us to take advantage of LA's public liability insurance
which would give us considerably more flexibility in choosing
alternative venues. It would also eliminate the need to file and pay
for annual paperwork with Consumer Affairs Victoria and reduce the
requirement for a large complement of office-bearers. The committee has
therefore called a Special General Meeting of LUV to be held in
conjunction with the next (November 2016) main meeting in order to vote
on this proposal. Please either attend the meeting or send a proxy if
you wish to vote.
**LUV Main November 2016 Meeting: The Internet of Toys / Special General
Meeting / Functional Programming**
Start: Nov 2 2016 18:30
End: Nov 2 2016 20:30
Location: 6th Floor, 200 Victoria St. Carlton VIC 3053
* Nick Moore, The Internet of Toys: ESP8266 and MicroPython
* Special General Meeting
* Les Kitchen, Functional Programming
*Nick Moore, The Internet of Toys: ESP8266 and MicroPython*
Tiny, cheap and adaptable, the latest generation of WiFi-enabled
microcontrollers put the IoT within reach. Nick Moore will look at the
Espressif ESP8266 and its (mostly) open source toolchain. He will also
discuss how to get started with MicroPython development to control
simple hardware from the Internet, and the risks involved in doing so.
Nick is a software developer and protocols wrangler who has previously
presented at IETF, OSDC, LinuxConf, PyConAU and Buzzconf Nights.
*Les Kitchen, Functional Programming*
From Wikipedia: In computer science, functional programming is a
programming paradigm—a style of building the structure and elements of
computer programs—that treats computation as the evaluation of
mathematical functions and avoids changing-state and mutable data. It is
a declarative programming paradigm, which means programming is done with
expressions or declarations instead of statements. In functional code,
the output value of a function depends only on the arguments that are
input to the function, so calling a function f twice with the same value
for an argument x will produce the same result f(x) each time.
Eliminating side effects, i.e. changes in state that do not depend on
the function inputs, can make it much easier to understand and predict
the behavior of a program, which is one of the key motivations for the
development of functional programming.
Dr. Les Kitchen is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department
of Computer Science and Software Engineering at The University of Melbourne.
*Special General Meeting*
Notice of LUV Special General Meeting, 2 November 2016, 19:30.
Linux Users of Victoria, Inc., registration number A0040056C, will be
holding a Special General Meeting at
7:30pm on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016, on the 6th floor of 200 Victoria
St. Carlton VIC 3053.
The SGM will be held in conjunction with our usual November Main Meeting.
The only matter of business to be considered at this meeting is:
That Linux Users of Victoria apply to become a subcommittee of Linux
Australia and conditional upon acceptance, wind up the present Victorian
association as per rule 76 and section 133 of the Act and transfer all
members and assets to the newly formed subcommittee of Linux Australia.
You may appoint another member of LUV as your proxy for this meeting, to
speak and vote on your behalf if you are unable to attend.
If you are submitting your proxy on paper, you should sign and date it.
If you are emailing your proxy, then the date and act of emailing will
be taken as the equivalent of signing and dating a paper proxy.
You can use the following form, which you can copy from between the
horizontal rules, inserting your own name and that of your proxy as
I, [insert your name], being a member of Linux Users of Victoria,
appoint [insert name of your proxy], being also a member of Linux Users
of Victoria, as my proxy to vote on my behalf at the Special General
Meeting of the association to be held on 2nd November 2016, and at any
adjournment of that meeting.
[You can add here any specific instructions to your proxy, such as
directions to vote in a particular way on a particular item. If you have
no specific instructions, you can delete this bracketed paragraph.]
Notes about proxies:
* You can appoint any LUV member as your proxy. However, the committee
suggests that it's practical and convenient to appoint the President,
Andrew Pam, as your proxy, who can be trusted to act on your proxy
* Emailed proxies should be sent to luv-secretary(a)luv.asn.au, and must
be received at least 24 hours before the meeting.
* Members who wish to send a paper proxy by post should contact the
Secretary for the postal address to use. Such proxies also must be
received at least 24 hours before the meeting.
* Paper proxies can also be presented at the commencement of the meeting
* We recommend using the above form. However, under the new model rules,
you can instead use any form that clearly identifies your proxy and is
signed by you.
Questions about this meeting are best posted to luv-meta(a)luv.asn.au.
-- Andrew Pam, as LUV President.
200 Victoria St. Carlton VIC 3053 (the EPA building)
Before and/or after each meeting those who are interested are welcome to
join other members for dinner. We are open to suggestions for a good
place to eat near our venue. Maria's on Peel Street in North Melbourne
is currently the most popular place to eat after meetings.
LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the venue.
Linux Users of Victoria Inc. is an incorporated association,
registration number A0040056C.
Start: Oct 15 2016 12:30
End: Oct 15 2016 16:30
Location: Infoxchange, 33 Elizabeth St. Richmond
Build a Simple RC Bot! Getting started with Arduino and Android
In this introductory talk, Ivan Lim Siu Kee will take you through the
process of building a simple remote controlled bot. Find out how you can
get started on building simple remote controlled bots of your own. While
effort has been made to keep the presentation as beginner friendly as
possible, some programming experience is still recommended to get the
most out of this talk.
Ivan is a tinkerer who enjoys learning, experimenting, and creating
things. He's always up for an adventure and has experienced both the
structured, predictable life of the corporate environment, and the
chaotic, high-risk freedom of the startup world. He is currently trying
his hand at writing a book on learning techniques.
LinkedIn profile: https://au.linkedin.com/in/ivanlimsiukee
There will also be the usual casual hands-on workshop, Linux
installation, configuration and assistance and advice. Bring your laptop
if you need help with a particular issue. This will now occur BEFORE the
talks from 12:30 to 14:00. The talks will commence at 14:00 (2pm) so
there is time for people to have lunch nearby.
The meeting will be held at Infoxchange, 33 Elizabeth St. Richmond 3121
(enter via the garage on Jonas St.)
Late arrivals, please call (0421) 775 358 for access to the venue.
LUV would like to acknowledge Infoxchange for the venue.
Linux Users of Victoria Inc., is an incorporated association,
registration number A0040056C.