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Linux Victoria activity report for 2022 (WIP)

This is a work-in-progress document. You are welcome to contribute to the draft in the following document:

Current version: 2.0


This is an activity report for Linux Users of Victoria, a sub-committee of Linux Australia Association.
Linux Users of Victoria (LUV) is one of the first and largest LUGs (Linux User Group) in Australia and in the world.

Regular events

Currently, LUV aims at hosting two events every month:
1. Main Meeting, that is held on the first Tuesday of every month (or the 2nd if that is a public holiday) and with the exception of January. Main Meetings are dedicated to community discussions, latest news and a technical discussion on a topic that is announced prior to the meeting.
2. Last-Wednesday Connect (LWC), that, as the name suggests, is held on the last Wednesday of each month. LWC is a free-style meeting to give members an opportunity to meet one another and discuss the topic of interest based on who is present in the room.
Currently, both events are held online unless specifically advertised as in-person. Attending events for members and non-members is free and registration is optional.
Announcements about events are made to members through a mailing list and Meetup platform.
The following is the list of events LUV organised or partnered in organising, in the year 2022:

January 2022

LWC January ’22 (Jan 26, 2022)

February 2022

LCA 2022 in Review (Feb 1, 2022)

March 2022

LCA 2022 in Review, part 2 (March 1)

April 2022

May 2022

June 2022

July 2022

CPUs, GPUs, NPUs (July 5, 2022)

August 2022

September 2022

October 2022

November 2022

December 2022

[^sfd]: LUV was a community partner for Software Freedom Day 2022

Oct 2020 BTRFS and ZFS Training

This is a hands-on training session (here is the link to the event page). To start you need your own Virtual Machine running Debian/Buster (the latest stable release of Debian) or a VM on the LUV server. If you request a VM on the LUV server give Russell a copy of your SSH public key and you can then access it by “ssh root@buster$” where $N is the number of the VM assigned to you.

Here is the BTRFS Training Lesson.
Here is the ZFS Training Lesson.

You can do the two lessons in either order and it’s not required to do both. But I recommend doing both and doing BTRFS first.

Some sections of the training will take more than 5 minutes if the system is idle and much longer if 20 other people are doing it at the same time. I recommend that you start work immediately to beat the rush for compute power.

If you have questions about how things works and why you want to perform certain tasks then you might want to save them for when you have started a long running command for the most efficient use of time.

I may update this post during the course of the training to include any other URLs needed.

New Web Site

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Link to September meeting!