Hello everybody! Contrary to the rumours that The Bull might be closing due to the lack of a licensee, we now gather that a replacement for the retiring Landlady, Rose has now been found and that the pub is expected to stay open (phew!). So I’m am pleased to announce that Nick Morrot will be… Read More »
For the June meeting, Stephen Welch will be giving a talk entitled “Infrastructure as code”. “A quick run through manually creating some resources in AWS and then using Terraform code to do same without touching the console. Hopefully I will be able demonstrate triggering build automatically through a Jenkins pipeline by checking code into a… Read More »
The May meeting will be on Tuesday 21st, Brian Cooper will be giving a talk on the topic of Smart Meters. We will be at the usual venue, the Bull on Price Street, all are welcome!
The March meeting will see the next talk in the “LUG Exchange” programme with Shropshire LUG. Stuart Adamson Will combine his love of technology with that of music in this talk on music making technology available for Linux including his Favourite Trackers. The meeting will be at our normal venue, The Bull at 7.30pm on… Read More »
The 19th February 2019 meeting will be held at our usual venue, The Bull on Price Street at 7.30pm. Keith White will be talking on the subject of Distributed Ledger Technologies. Keith has sent the following summary of his talk: The aim is to give a presentation about Distributed Ledger Technologies, DLT’s, and to share… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The next Birmingham LUG meeting will be on 18th September 2018 at the Bull. Please check the mailing list to see who is going. Note: This meeting clashes with PyCon UK, which founded by Birmingham LUG members, so some of our regulars may be absent.