Saturday, October 29, 2016

Location Change: BLU Desktop GNU/Linux SIG Meeting - TMUX + Lightning Talks - Weds, Nov 2, 2016

Note, address change to 90 Broadway.

On 10/27/2016 10:25 AM, Will Rico wrote:
> When: Wednesday, November 2, 6:30 - 8:30PM
>
> Location
Akamai, 90 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
>
> Directions
> http://www.akamai.com/html/about/driving_directions.html
> Also easily accessibly by T.
>
> Notes
>
> 1) Please note the location
> is different from BLU's
> standard MIT meeting location.
>
> 2) Akamai has generously
> agreed to provide space and
> 'free as in food' for this
> meeting. Thank you to our
> sponsor!
> http://www.akamai.com/
>
> 3) RSVP is not required, but
> helps me plan food. You can
> RSVP by emailing me or
> RSVP'ing on Meetup.com:
> http://meetu.ps/31Fc0q
>
> Summary
>
> Window management for your terminal, with tmux!
>
> Plus, bring a lightening talk (5 - 10 minutes) as we'll be leaving time
> for lightning talks after the main presentation.
>
> tmux - a "terminal multiplexer" - is free software under a BSD/ISC
> license (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISC_license).
>
> https://tmux.github.io/
>
> Tmux can be used to run various applications in multiple panes and
> windows within just a single containing terminal window. This provides
> many benefits in many categories, such as:
>
> * improving usability with features like clipboard support, and being
> able to see output from multiple programs at once.
>
> * improving stability: work done on remote systems can be easily resumed
> after a network disconnect, also local window managers bailing don't
> kill local sessions.
>
> * just plain-old "neat tricks" like synchronizing input to multiple
> systems, displaying a clock, and even multiple users attached to the
> same tmux session.
>
> Terminal multiplexers such as tmux (or GNU Screen, if you prefer) are
> indispensable tools for console management that no frequent terminal
> user should be without. This presentation will cover everything from
> getting started with tmux, to configuration, and of course using it for
> a variety of tasks in a few usage scenarios, focusing mostly on
> single-user console application management.
>
> About the presenter:
>
> Chris Thompson is a hacker/activist and partners with Agaric, a web
> development worker-owned cooperative. Chris has spent several years
> using various GNU/Linux systems as a hobbyist and now as a professional,
> programming custom applications with Python. Chris really enjoys playing
> with various desktops/window managers, and favors the KDE and Cinnamon
> desktops. As a result of productivity improvements from using tmux,
> Chris is now considering new adventures in a window manager such as the
> i3 window manager (https://i3wm.org/).
>
> About the Lightning Talks
>
> Have an interesting idea or project to share? Or a question to pose to
> the group? Bring it along! We will reserve at least 30 minutes for
> lightning talks. The following rules apply:
>
> * relate to free software
>
> * strict time limit per talk/question (5- 10 minutes depending on number
> of participants)
>
> * selection at organizers' discretion
>
> * no need to send talk ideas in advance (register to give lightning talk
> at event)
>
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