Kitchener Waterloo Non-Profit System Administrators

From SOBAC Wiki
Revision as of 21:30, 29 December 2018 by BobJonkman (talk | contribs) (Keeping in Touch: Added iCal chiclet)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

KWNPSA

Logo CC-BY-SA by LuMaxArt

For System Administrators for Non-profit Organizations who would like to bounce ideas off others.

The KW Non-Profit System Administrators group (also known as NetSquared Kitchener-Waterloo) is a group for sysadmins of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits have different technical and social constraints on IT than many other types of organizations (lower pay, low budgets, dependence on free/cheap resources...)

We hold monthly meetings, currently held on the second non-holiday Monday of the month. Meetings consist of discussions about a particular themes.

Meetings begin at 7pm. Future meeting locations have not yet been determined.

Keeping in Touch

Upcoming meetings are announced here, on the mailing list, on the blog, and on Meetup.com. You only need to subscribe to one:

We also have a discussion mailing list, which consists of free-ranging discussion around nonprofit sysadmin topics:

Also:

KWNPSA Upcoming Events

(KWNPSA Upcoming Events)
(KWNPSA Past Events)
(KWNPSA Meeting Notes on one page)
(KWNPSA Requested Topics)

Upcoming meetings of the KW Non-Profit System Administrator's group:


Agile vs. Waterfall

Date
Monday, 10 June 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm iCal
Meetup Event
https://www.meetup.com/NetSquared-Kitchener-Waterloo/events/261791510/
Location
Room 1301 -- Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo, Ontario Map


Do you manage projects? Software development projects? Are they big projects or small projects? Are there many or few developers? Is it complex software or easy to understand? Are you developing for external customers or your own organization? Are there many opportunities for testing or only a few? Can you develop new code while testing, or is development dependent on test results? Are transient coding errors tolerated or not? Do you need Agile or Waterfall Development?

Let's discuss different coding methodologies with Darcy Casselman and Eric Gerlach, Senior Director at Oracle/Netsuite. We'll have our regular Round Table discussion, where we can all contribute our expertise.


--Marc Paré, Steve Izma & Bob Jonkman



LibreOffice User Group

Date
Monday, 15 July 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm iCal
Meetup Event
https://www.meetup.com/NetSquared-Kitchener-Waterloo/events/261987213/
Location
Room 1300 -- Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo, Ontario Map

Does your organization write documents? Work with spreadsheets? Create graphics? Make presentations? Do you use an Office Suite of applications? Do you need support for your Office Suite? Do you use Free/Libre and Open Source Software? Would you like to put all this together?

Welcome to the Inaugural Meeting of the LibreOffice User Group!

KWNPSA/NetSquaredKW will host a LibreOffice representative to discuss plans for establishing a local LibreOffice community group. Then Marc Paré, a long-time member of KWNSPA who also works for the LibreOffice Foundation will make a presentation about the LibreOffice organization and member-based meritocracy.

Together we'll establish a common monthly date and place where members would meet so the LibreOffice User Group can get underway for August.

And, of course, we'll have our round-table problem-solving discussion on all things related to LibreOffice and User Groups.

--Marc Paré, Steve Izma & Bob Jonkman


Resources

Home | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Fun Project - Fantastic People


Presentation Software

Date
Monday, 19 August 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm iCal
Meetup Event
https://www.meetup.com/NetSquared-Kitchener-Waterloo/events/263753701/
Location

Room 1300 -- Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo, Ontario Map

Are you a visual learner? Are you a visual presenter? Is a picture worth a thousand words? What's an infographic, anyway? Do you use images to convey ideas? Bullet points? Wall of text? What's the best way to get your message across? And what do you use to get your message across?

We'll explore some of the different software available to create presentations.

  • Marc Paré will offer a quick demonstration of LibreOffice Impress
  • We need someone to demonstrate Microsoft Power Point -- any volunteers?


--Steve Izma, Bob Jonkman & Marc Paré


Resources

TechSoup Canada catalogue

Link Text

Link Text


Content Management

Date
xxxxx Weekday, nn Month Year from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Meetup Event
xxxxx URL to meetup.com
Location

xxxxx Description goes here.

--Marc Paré & Bob Jonkman


Resources

TechSoup Canada catalogue

Link Text

Link Text


Enterprise Resource Management

Date
xxxxx Weekday, nn Month Year from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Meetup Event
xxxxx URL to meetup.com
Location

xxxxx Description goes here.


--Bob Jonkman & Marc Paré


Resources

TechSoup Canada catalogue

Link Text

Link Text



Collaborative Work Space

Date
Monday, 8 April 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm iCal
Meetup Event
xxxxx URL to meetup.com
Location
*** Room 1300 *** -- Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo, Ontario Map

xxxxx Description goes here.


--Bob Jonkman & Marc Paré


Resources

Link Text

Link Text


(KWNPSA Upcoming Events)
(KWNPSA Past Events)
(KWNPSA Meeting Notes on one page)
(KWNPSA Requested Topics)

There are meeting notes and summaries of KWNPSA Past Events.