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StaffsLUG has been a project of Function Office since 2016, when the
final pieces were transferred over from the former LUGMaster.
Unfortunately in the 3 years prior, activity was at an extreme minimum
and so it took a further 3 years to confidently know an audience could
be found and willing to participate on the level that it does now.
As most of you will be aware we "relaunched" on 26th August 2019.
One year later:
As one of the directors of Function Office it has given me great
pleasure to see the LUG thrive again, especially as I was personally an
active member for many years in the 2000's and 2010's.
As originally intended, now is the time to devolve the project. This
means an end to the 3 temporary co-caretakers and instead appointing a
singular project leader, who can then involve whomever they determine
may be able to help them ensure continued success of the project.
Use of Function Office resources such as hosting, contacts, equipment,
banking and supplier agreements (like use of the WRS room) just continue
as they do now. You can even request that Function Office staff wear a
"second hat" and join you in *your* team to help you run the LUG if you
like, so it doesn't need to be a daunting task at all.
This will be done in the following stages...
- Stage 1: Everyone is encouraged to send nominations by e-mail to
info(a)functionoffice.org by no later than the 5th August 2020.
- Stage 2: If nominated by at least 3 people they'll be asked if they
want the role, replies needed no later than the 12th to be considered.
- Stage 3: Nominations get published on the 19th, any objections need to
be received no later than the 19th to info(a)functionoffice.org only.
- Stage 4: Nominees may be asked questions such as any relevant
experience or other supporting credentials to help us make a decision.
- Stage 5: Function Office staff discuss the subject and the board
agrees a new project leader which will be announced on the 26th.
- Stage 6: Internally within the LUG, the project leader can title
themselves however they like (e.g. Governor or LUGMaster, etc...) and
can create new roles for whomever they like to assist them internally.
Discussions over what mechanism should be used to run the LUG have
occurred ad nauseam over the years and the above is the *final* outcome.
As for myself, as Function Office continues to grow, freeing up even a
slither of time would be good and so I do not seek to be project leader.
Hope this all makes sense,
Since this is a Function Office process, I'd be grateful if any
questions surrounding this be sent directly to info(a)functionoffice.org.
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Details for our second monthly talk below.
I will be giving a talk on the evening of 17th March entitled:
Password Cracking With a GPU and Why Complexity Matters
This will be a demo of password cracking, how you can accelerate it
using a commodity graphics card and why the issues of complexity,
storage and re-use matter.
I am a Linux sysadmin and consultant with 15 years experience. I am the
organiser of Wolverhampton Linux User Group, was a presenter on the
LugRadio podcast and organiser of the UKs largest annual Linux community
conference LugRadio Live before founding a Linux and Open Source support
and consultancy business.
Please share it with any other relevant groups and on your Facebooks,
Twitters, Instas and Tik Toks to help us bootstrap an audience for
Meeting starts at 19:30 GMT, Weds 17th March.
The talk will start around 20:30.
Meeting ID: 814 7856 0717
No password required for this but guests will need to wait in the
virtual lobby before being allowed in.
There's a social before and after the talk so please feel free to hang
around and chat.
There's a Meetup link here if people want to say they're coming: