[luv-announce] LUV Beginners August Meeting: File Sharing in Linux

Andrew Pam andrew at sericyb.com.au
Thu Aug 11 17:21:32 AEST 2016

Start: Aug 20 2016 12:30
End: Aug 20 2016 16:30
Location: Infoxchange, 33 Elizabeth St. Richmond
Link: http://luv.asn.au/meetings/map

This hands-on presentation and tutorial with Wen Lin will introduce the
various types of file sharing in Linux - from the more traditional NFS &
Samba to the newer cloud-based ones like Dropbox, Google Drive and
OwnCloud. The primary audience of the talk will be for beginners
(newbies), but hopefully some of you who are familiar with Linux will
get something out of it as well. Wen doesn't claim to be an expert in
all things file-sharing in Linux, but likes to share his understanding
and thoughts about this topic and also some of his recent practical
experience in sharing files with a Linux computer using smartphones and

The hands-on tutorial section of the talk will be "How to turn a
Raspberry Pi into a Low-Power Network Storage Device"

Wen is currently the Treasurer of LUV. He has been in the IT profession
for about 25 years, primarily in the system admin area - both Windows
and Linux. He started to be active in the Free & Open Source Community
in 2004, inspired by the first Software Freedom Day in Melbourne.
Nowadays at work Wen is using RHEL. In his own time, his distros of
choice are Ubuntu/Xubuntu, followed by Fedora & CentOS. For non-OS
software, LibreOffice is one that he has spent a fair bit of time with.
Recently he has also been fascinated with the wonder of Raspberry Pi.
Wen has a particular interest in introducing friends to using Linux and
FOSS, quite often breathing new life into old Windows PCs after
converting them to Linux.

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 (0490) 049 589 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.

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