LUV Main October 2016 Meeting: Sending Linux to Antarctica, 2012-2017 / Annual General Meeting

Oct 4 2016 18:30
Oct 4 2016 20:30

6th Floor, 200 Victoria St. Carlton VIC 3053


• Scott Penrose, Sending Linux to Antarctica: 2012-2017
• Annual General Meeting and lightning talks

Scott Penrose, Sending Linux to Antarctica: 2012-2017

A discussion on hardware and software and techniques used to send hardware to one of the hardest places on earth and constantly transfer data via satellite.

Scott Penrose is a Perl hacker with an interest in home automation. He has been playing with electronics since he was old enough to burn his fingers with a soldering iron. His first job was working with 6800 embedded CPUs in the early 90s. During the development of his solar powered house in 2000 he knew that the only way to be safe and not damage the batteries would be to fully automate the power and lighting throughout his home. Scott has continued hardware hacking on a causal basis, building musical toys, helping with the design and building of a sophisticated glide computer and doing design and embedded coding for buoys to measure waves in ice in the Antarctic. Although his day job involves programming complicated CPUs, mostly under Linux, he has retained a passion of for simplicity and feels that the Arduino meets those requirements.

Annual General Meeting and lightning talks

Notice of LUV Annual General Meeting, 4 October 2016, 19:30.

Linux Users of Victoria, Inc., registration number A0040056C, will be holding its Annual General Meeting at
7:30pm on Tuesday, 4th October 2016, on the 6th floor of 200 Victoria St. Carlton VIC 3053.

The AGM will be held in conjunction with our usual October Main Meeting. As is customary, after the AGM
business we will have a series of lightning talks by members on a recent Linux experience or project.

If you would like to give a talk, please pre-book your spot by mailing


The only matters of business to be considered at this meeting are:

  1. Confirm minutes of annual general meeting on 19th September 2015.
  2. Receive and consider annual report of the committee.
  3. Receive and consider financial statements.
  4. Elect committee: office-bearers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer) and ordinary committee members.


Nominations for committee positions will be accepted at the meeting. You can nominate yourself, or another
member if that other member agrees to the nomination. If you wish to nominate yourself or another member, and
can't be at the AGM, you should nominate a proxy to do the nominating on your behalf.


You may appoint another member of LUV as your proxy for this meeting, to speak and vote on your behalf if you
are unable to attend.

If you are submitting your proxy on paper, you should sign and date it. If you are emailing your proxy, then
the date and act of emailing will be taken as the equivalent of signing and dating a paper proxy.

You can use the following form, which you can copy from between the horizontal rules, inserting your own
name and that of your proxy as appropriate:

I, [insert your name], being a member of Linux Users of Victoria, appoint [insert name of your proxy], being
also a member of Linux Users of Victoria, as my proxy to vote on my behalf at the Annual General Meeting of the
association to be held on 4th October 2016, and at any adjournment of that meeting.

[You can add here any specific instructions to your proxy, such as directions to vote in a particular way on
a particular item. If you have no specific instructions, you can delete this bracketed paragraph.]

Notes about proxies:

  1. You can appoint any LUV member as your proxy. However, the committee suggests that it's practical
    and convenient to appoint the President, Andrew Pam, as your proxy, who can be trusted to act
    on your proxy faithfully.
  2. Emailed proxies should be sent to, and must be received at least 24 hours before the meeting.
  3. Members who wish to send a paper proxy by post should contact the Secretary for the postal address to use.
    Such proxies also must be received at least 24 hours before the meeting.
  4. Paper proxies can also be presented at the commencement of the meeting itself.
  5. We recommend using the above form. However, under the new model rules, you can instead use any form
    that clearly identifies your proxy and is signed by you.

Questions about this meeting are best posted to

-- Andrew Pam, as LUV President.

200 Victoria St. Carlton VIC 3053 (formerly the EPA building)

Before and/or after each meeting those who are interested are welcome to join other members for dinner. We are open to suggestions for a good place to eat near our venue. Maria's on Peel Street in North Melbourne is currently the most popular place to eat after meetings.

LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the venue.

Linux Users of Victoria Inc. is an incorporated association, registration number A0040056C.


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