Author Archives: Tim W

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About Tim W

Birmingham LUG co-founder

December 2018 and January 2019 Meeting Report

By | 16/01/2019

Well a delayed December meeting report, combined with a timely January one! 9 of us made it to the Indian Brewery for the pre-Christmas bash, with excellent food and beer. The venue was well recommended and I forsee a repeat visit in December 2019 (if not before?). Thank you to every body who turned up… Read More »

Meeting – 15th January 2019

By | 11/01/2019

On 15th January 2019, Glen Davies will be talking about his experiences programming embedded devices. The meeting will take place at our unusual venue, The Bull. This month’s talk will be about the Arduino microcontroller ecosystem. Arduino is an ecosystem designed to make using microcontrollers simple for beginners. Aimed at newcomers to microcontrollers, this talk… Read More »

“Christmas Curry Meeting” – 18th December 2018

By | 23/11/2018

The 18th December 2018 meeting will be a “Christmas Curry”. At the recommendation of one of our members, the provisional venue (subject to booking) is the “Indian Brewery”, Snowhill. http://www.indianbrewery.com/snowhill/4590777711 This is close to our regular meeting venue so anybody who goes to the wrong place won’t have far to travel to find us. We… Read More »

November 2018 Meeting Report

By | 23/11/2018

A healthy crowd of 13 people including a few new faces came to the Bull for the November 2018 meeting to see Tim Williams’  presentation on video encoding, the talk was well received and sparked many questions and items for discussion. As always this was followed by further discussion on computing topics.

Meeting: 20th November 2018, Video Encoding

By | 22/10/2018

For the November meeting, Tim Williams will be giving a talk in the basics of video encoding, this talk will cover the following areas: Container formats Codecs – H264/AVC video encoding. – AAC Audio A/V sync (Argghhhhhhhhh) Video Frame Types Aspect Ratios (they are not as simple as you might think) Some common software tools.… Read More »

October 2018 Meeting Report

By | 16/10/2018

17 People came to the “re-boot” meeting at which Heather Lomond gave an excellent talk on the Shropshire LUG’s balloon project. We’re looking forward to hearing about how the project concludes once the balloon launch takes place. The next meeting will be on 20th November 2018, the talk details will be posted shortly.

First LUG Exchange meeting with Shropshire Group

By | 01/10/2018

The first “LUG Exchange” meeting took place with the Shropshire group on 27th September 2018, you’ll find a full report on the event here: https://shropshirelug.wordpress.com/2018/09/30/first-meeting-exchange-a-great-success/ Don’t forget that the return event will be the Brum LUG’s 16th October meeting, where Heather Lomond will be giving her talk on the “High Altitude Balloon Project“.

Meeting: 16th October 2018

By | 25/09/2018

For the October 2018 meeting, Heather Lomond from the Shropshire LUG has agreed to come and give a talk on the groups High Altitude Balloon project. There are 4 sections to the project: the payload which is a RPI running some custom C code with a whole bunch of sensors, an FSK transmitter and a… Read More »

PyCon UK 2018

By | 22/08/2018

PyCon UK, founded by the late John Pinner (a former regular at the Birmingham LUG) will be taking place in Cardiff this year 15th to 19th September 2018. See https://2018.pyconuk.org/ for details. Birmingham LUG members past and present will be attending, so it’s a good chance to catch up (or you could go to the… Read More »