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Feb 12, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments

February Meeting - VOIP talk

Title: February Meeting - VOIP talk Location: Tim Horton’s, 660 Eagleson Rd, Kanata Link out: Click here Description: I went and checked out the Tim Horton’s on Eagleson Rd. It certainly has the capacity and there are several tables that do not have fixed chairs, so we can “arrange” the seating a little to make things work. Location: 660 Eagleson Rd. in Kanata Google Map: (yes, that is a short link)

Feb 8, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments

Looks like we have to find another meeting spot

I went over to The Second Cup yesterday, just to make sure it was still open and while I was there, asked what had happened last month. I was quite surprised to discover nothing had happened. In a new move by management, they have changed their hours so that they are only open until 18:00. As you can see, this puts a damper on our meeting location. The alternate location we used last month is a bit small (Tim Horton’s across the street), and I don’t know of any other venues in the near vicinity that we could bother with.

Jan 21, 2012 - 3 minute read - Comments

Post January Meeting...

The first thing I’d like to do here is to apologize for those who arrived and discovered that the location was closed. I could have sent an email to the list or tweeted, but did not, thinking that anyone who came would think to try across the street at the Tim Horton’s located there. One person did and I believe two did not. I’ll have to specify alternate locations for future meetings.

Jan 13, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments

Photos from Lisa'11

Here are a few shots from the conference. As expected, the conference was a lot of fun. Img 1081 Img 1083 Img 1085 Img 1089 Img 1093 Img 1094 Img 1096 Img 1099

Jan 13, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments

January Meeting

Title: January Meeting Location: The Second Cup, Bells Corners Link out: Click here Description: First meeting of the new year. LISA’11 would be a topic, along with any ideas for a proper meeting location. We’ve been stuck on that for a while and I don’t see any resolution in the near future. Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2012-01-19 End Time: 21:30

Dec 11, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

December Meeting: Annual Social

Title: December Meeting: Annual Social Location: Wild Wing in Kanata Link out: Click here Description: This is our annual social. This year we will be at Wild Wing in Kanata, Eagleson @ Stonehaven in the mall with the Harvey’s and Starbucks. 19:00 as per usual. The reservation is under my name. If you could respond and let me know you are coming and if you are bringing an additional person, I can adjust the numbers.

Nov 16, 2011 - 1 minute read - Comments

November Meeting

Title: November Meeting Location: The Second Cup, Bells Corners Link out: Click here Description: We just have a couple of topics for November: Effective documentation systems LISA XXV - Boston December social Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2011-11-17 End Time: 21:30

Nov 9, 2011 - 3 minute read - Comments

O'Reilly: Data Science Starter Kit

O’Reilly just just put up an offer for a pretty complete getting started in data analysis library. It doesn’t say when the offer ends, but if you are looking for some books on data manipulation, this might have everything you are looking for. (Link) Data Science Starter Kit The Tools You Need to Get Started with Data This kit includes everything you need from analysis, visualization, to management. “The success of companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Netflix, not to mention Wall Street firms and industries from manufacturing and retail to healthcare, is increasingly driven by better tools for extracting meaning from very large quantities of data.