Fwd: LUV August Meeting - Game Design, Blender, Python; and OSIA

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Fwd: LUV August Meeting - Game Design, Blender, Python; and OSIA

Graeme Cross
Apologies for the late notice, but there's a Python talk at the LUV
meeting tonight that might be of interest...


----- Original message -----
From: "Jiri Baum" <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 12:39:27 +1000
Subject: LUV August Meeting - Game Design, Blender, Python; and OSIA

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Tuesday 2 August 6:30pm for 7pm start at The Buzzard Lecture Theatre.
Evan
Burge Building, Trinity College, Melbourne University Main Campus,
Parkville.
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Talks:
* Game Design with Blender and Python — Alex Fraser
* OSIA — Daniel Jitnah

* Library of LUV
* After the meeting, come have dinner with us at Maria's Trattoria!
122-124 Peel St

Also in this announcement:
* Beginner's Workshop — 20 August 2011
* #luv IRC channel
* mailing list policy
* Map of the meeting location
http://luv.asn.au/content/venue-maps


http://luv.asn.au/2011/08/02


** Game Design with Blender and Python — Alex Fraser **

Blender is a neat 3D modelling and animation tool. A little-known fact
is that
it is also a powerful game development environment. This talk will give
examples of games made with the Blender Game Engine, and instruction for
creating basic games.

Alex has a Bachelor of Information Technology and a Certificate in 3D
Animation. He works as a software engineer, and develops independent
games as
a hobby. His demo of his upcoming game Cargo won second prize in the
2010
Blender Game Contest.


** OSIA — Daniel Jitnah **

OSIA is the national industry body for Open Source within Australia. We
exist
to further the cause of both Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in
Australia
and to help our members to improve their business success in this
growing
sector of the global Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
market.
Come to this talk to hear about the current status of the organisation
and to
help brainstorm ways in which it could better serve its members.

Daniel is an Independent Developer and Consultant in Linux and Open
Source
System. He has been using Linux for over 10yrs, starting with an old
version
of Slackware, and then moving to RedHat 5.1 - From then on he never
looked
back. He also claims to having never used Windows or Microsoft software
as his
primary Operating System. Prior to using Linux, he was using OS/2 and
before
that he used plain DOS, IBM branded and DR-DOS. His first computer was a
Commodore 128 system!! - Unfortunately - he also had a dab of bad SCO
Xenix at
some stage in his life :( !!


** Library of LUV **

Library of LUV is a collection of books available for loan to members.
The
collection is managed through the wiki and the books are circulated at
the
monthly LUV meetings (and the Penguin Picnic, in January). For more
details,
please see the wiki: http://wiki.luv.asn.au/LoL


** Dinner **

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.


** Beginner's Workshop — 20th August **

The August Beginner's Workshop will be held on the third Saturday at The
Hub,
with the usual unstructured workshop area and a talk by Lev Lafayette
giving
an introduction to computer hardware with Linux. Bring your laptop! For
more
info, updates and discussion about the Beginner's Workshop, subscribe to
the
luv-beginners mailing list:
http://lists.luv.asn.au/luv-beginners

The Melbourne OLPC Club meetings are co-located with the Beginner's
Workshops.
If you are interested in the OLPC project, please come and join in!

Drupal Melbourne meetings are also co-located with the Beginner's
Workshops,
taking place in the Long Room at The Hub.


** #luv IRC channel **

A reminder that LUV has an IRC channel - join #luv on FreeNode to chat
with
fellow LUVvers in real time!


** Mailing list policy **

The committee does not generally monitor or moderate the LUV mailing
lists and
expects members to conduct themselves appropriately. On complaint,
however,
we may investigate, and if behaviour is unbecoming a member of LUV, we
may
remove that member from the mailing list for a period of time as deemed
appropriate by the committee.


** Map of the meeting venue **

Our website now has an all-new map of the meeting venue, more clearly
showing
how to find the Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Just follow either of the red
lines!
http://luv.asn.au/content/venue-maps


** RedHat training discount **

A discount on RedHat training is available to LUV members. To obtain
this
discount, you need to enter: "Linux User Group member - 10% discount" in
the
special offer section of the enrolment form.
http://www.redhat.com.au/training/


** Acknowledgements **

LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the
Buzzard
Lecture Theatre venue, BENK Open Systems for sponsoring the Beginner's
Workshops and VPAC for hosting!

http://redhat.com.au
http://benk.net.au
http://vpac.org

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