TTCS lime on April 8 2015 ; please RSVP

Photo of pizza by http://picjumbo.com

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society will be a lime on Wednesday April 8 2015 from 7pm to 9pm at Kava Restaurant at Kapok Hotel.

Come join as we eat and chat about various ICT topics including

  • TATT’s decisions re: acquisition of Columbus International Inc. by Cable & Wireless Communications.
  • Network neutrality as it relates to the “zero rating” of apps/services. Zero rating refers to the practice of telecom/mobile providers charging nothing or very little for the data used by specific apps and web services on their network.

Anyone interested in computing and ICT are welcome to attend, however please RSVP to [email protected] as space is limited.

Please note that the contribution per person for this meeting is $50 TT.

We look forward to seeing you.

TTCS end of year lime on Wednesday December 17 2014 ; RSVP

pizza yum!

 

 

 

 

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society will be having its end of year pizza lime on Wednesday December 17 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm at Kava Restaurant at Kapok Hotel.

Come join as we eat and chat about various ICT topics.

Anyone interested in computing and ICT are welcome to attend.

Please note that the contribution per person for this event is $150 TT.

RSVP to [email protected] as space is limited.

We look forward to seeing you.

Season Greetings!

TTCS pizza lime on Wednesday August 13 2014 from 7 to 9pm

pizza yum!

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) will host our August pizza lime this Wednesday August 13 2014, at Joe’s Pizza, St. Augustine from 7pm to 9pm.

Topics for discussion:

 Do you have a particular topic you would like to talk about? Send me your suggestions at [email protected]

Come join us as we eat and chat about current ICT issues! Any persons interested in computing or ICT are welcome to attend. A contribution of $50 is expected toward the food bill.

Address:

Joe’s Pizza
#5-6 Emerald Plaza
Eastern Main Road, St Augustine

Detailed Directions:

Heading East on the Eastern Main Road after UWI, just before St. John’s Road (the road with Scotia Bank), look for Emerald Plaza on your right. Take the second entrance on your right.

See you there!

TTCS Pizza Lime on 11th June 2014 from 7pm to 9pm @ Joe’s Pizza, St. Augustine

pizza yum!TTCS will host our June pizza lime this Wednesday 11th June 2014, at Joe’s Pizza from 7pm to 9pm.

Topics for discussion:

 Do you have a particular topic you would like to talk about? Send me your suggestions at [email protected]

Come join us as we eat and chat about current ICT issues! Any persons interested in computing or ICT are welcome to attend. A contribution of $50 is expected toward the food bill.

Address:

Joe’s Pizza
#5-6 Emerald Plaza
Eastern Main Road, St Augustine

Detailed Directions:

Heading East on the Eastern Main Road after UWI, just before St. John’s Road (the road with Scotia Bank), look for Emerald Plaza on your right. Take the second entrance on your right.

See you there!

TTCS meeting on “Understanding Bitcoin and virtual currency” has been rescheduled to Saturday 14th June, 3pm – 5pm at UWI Open Campus, Gordon Street, St. Augustine.

 

 

 

UPDATE: Tech Meeting has been rescheduled to Saturday 14th June, 3pm – 5pm  at UWI Open Campus, Gordon Street, St. Augustine.

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If you have been casually observing international headlines in the last few months, you have probably heard the term ‘bitcoin’ or ‘virtual-currency’.

Do you understand what that is and how it can affect you?

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) invites anyone who wants to learn more about ‘bitcoin’ and ‘virtual-currencies’ to join us for our Tech Meeting on Saturday 14th June 2014
at UWI Open Campus, Gordon Street, St. Augustine from 3pm to 5pm.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Decentralized currencies in Trinidad and Tobago: Rationale and Outlook – Presented by Richard Jobity
  • Digital Currencies: Challenge or Solution – Presented by Shiva Bissessar

About our presenters:

Richard Jobity is an economist with more than 20 years experience, including 11 years at a major financial institution. His current interests include technology and competitive intelligence in developing countries.

Shiva Bisessar, an ICT practitioner, currently runs a small consultancy firm specialising in provision of technical advisory on clients’ efforts in developing ICT and Information Security policies, regulations and governance strategies.

This event is open to everyone and we look forward to your questions and feedback.

For more information, contact the us at [email protected]

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Reminder: TTCS Pizza Lime on May 14 2014 from 7pm to 9pm @ Joe’s Pizza, St. Augustine

(updated May 13 2014  with agenda topics)

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) will host its next pizza lime on Wednesday May 14 2014, at Joe’s Pizza from 7pm to 9pm.

Agenda:

  • Net Neutrality and the FCC and implications for T&T
  • Proposed Code of conduct for using computers
  • Launch of knowledge.tt on May 18
  • Startup Weekend in June

Do you have a particular topic you would like to talk about? Send me your suggestions at [email protected]

Any persons interested in computing or ICT are welcome to attend. A contribution of $50 is expected  towards the food bill.

Come join us as we eat and chat about current ICT issues!

Address:
Joe’s Pizza
#5-6 Emerald Plaza
Eastern Main Road, St Augustine

Detailed Directions:
Heading East on the Eastern Main Road after UWI, just before St. John’s Road (the road with Scotia Bank), look for Emerald Plaza on your right. Take the second entrance on your right.

See you there!

TTCS lime on Wednesday March 19 2014 from 7-9:30pm

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) will be having its next lime on Wednesday March 19 2014 at Joe’s Pizza, St. Augustine from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Come join us as we discuss various topics, including:

  • the upcoming cybercrime bill
  • the new TTCS executive for 2013

Anyone interested in computing and ICT is welcome to attend.
A contribution of $50 is expected towards the food bill.

Address:
Joe’s Pizza
#5-6 Emerald Plaza
Eastern Main Road, St Augustine

Detailed Directions:
Heading East on the Eastern Main Road after UWI, just before St. John’s Road (the road with Scotia Bank), look for Emerald Plaza on your right. Take the second entrance on your right.

Meetings

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) has held meetings since 1995!
The TTCS has several types of meetings over the years:

Limes

TTCS Pizza Lime circa 2002
TTCS Pizza Lime circa 2002

Limes are the name given to our discussion where we eat and exchange ideas on a variety of technology and social issues. Usually held on the second Wednesday each month from 6 to 9pm. These used to be called PizzaLimes when we were eating at a pizzeria.

Tech Meetings

TTCS Tech meeting

At Tech meetings, we usually have computers on site to demonstrate a particular computer related issue, either hardware or software. Usually held on the third Saturday each month.

Workshops

Workshops are different from tech meetings when there is a need for members to collaborate on a particular topic/issue. For example, responding to a request for comment on a computer related government law/policy or preparations for future events like Software Freedom Day. Usually held on a Saturday.

Events

TTCS Software Freedom Day event in 2009

These are meetings are when we showcase an aspect of ICT in a public setting such as our Software Freedom Day events held over the years.

Online conference calls

We also have online meetings (now that broadband is increasingly available in Trinidad and Tobago) using VoIP (mostly using Skype so far) when its inconvenient to meet Face to Face.

Meeting Summaries over the years

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TTCS Pizza Lime on February 12 2014 from 6:30 to 9pm at Papa John’s Pizza, Chaguanas

TTCS Pizza Lime

February 12 2014, 6:30 to 9pm

Papa John’s Pizza

Ramsingh’s Plaza, Chaguanas

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) will be having its next pizza lime on Wednesday February 12 2014 at Papa John’s Pizza, Chaguanas from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  It’s the first for the year!

Come join us as we discuss sundry computing topics of interest, including:

  • No Vaio: Sony to exit PC and TV market
  • Sochi hacking
  • Bits about Bitcoins (bitcoin problems)
  • Different Style: The rise of Satya Nadella at Microsoft
  • Facebook is 10
  • No Moto: Google sells Motorola  
  • The upcoming TTCS AGM, 2014 edition

 

Anyone interested in any aspect of computing and information and communications technology (ICT) is welcome to attend. A contribution of $50 is expected towards the food bill.

General Location of Papa John’s Pizza in Chaguanas

Ramsingh’s Plaza
11 Southern Main Road, Chaguanas

Detailed Directions:

You come into Chaguanas from the highway , get on the main road (the road that runs under the flyover on the highway) , head west past the Courts store and Marios and the car place, and turn left by the Kiss shop on the first corner you come to.  As you turn, you will be heading south.  Pass two corners on your right (one on the left) and the Papa John’s should be on your right hand side, opposite Mid-Centre mall.

Richard Jobity
Assisitant Secretary
Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society

Summary of TTCS meetings in 2013

We hold two types of meetings : Pizza Limes and Tech Meetings. A Pizza Lime is the name given to our monthly discussion forum which is usually held at Joe’s Pizza, St. Augustine on the second Wednesday of the month. The tech meeting is when we have computers on site to demonstrate a particular type of hardware or software.

Wednesday January 9 2013

Topics discussed

Saturday February 2 2013 – ““Data Breaches, a First-Hand Experience”

At this meeting at ENCO, Mr. Kevin Suares, a Systems Administrator at Central Connecticut State University in the United States discussed his experiences in dealing with two alleged data breaches at the University from technical, procedural and policy viewpoints.

 

Wednesday March 13

Topics discussed:

  • Data breach : commercial bank credit card records compromised?
  • Dominica finally gets an IXP; still none for TT?
  • TT infrastructure: susceptibility to intrusion and compromise? (general topic)
  • Facebook changes again.
  • Gaming: Sims #epicfail – failed online authentication.
  • Exchequers bill in Parliament

Saturday March 23 2013 – Raspberry Pi

Held in collaboration with the University of the West Indies, St Augustine (UWI) Faculty of Engineering from 2-4pm, Anil Ramnanan demonstrated the Raspberry Pi , a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard.

 

Wednesday, 22nd May 2013

Topics discussed:

Monday August 12 2013

Online meeting to discuss future TTCS activities

Saturday August 24 2013 – Google Chromecast and Google Chromebook Pixel laptop

At this meeting, Tracy Hackshaw demonstrated the Google Chromecast, billed as the easiest way to enjoy online video and music on your TV and the Google Chromebook Pixel , Google’s high-end laptop running Chrome OS.

Wednesday October 9 2013

Topics discussed:

  • ICT and the 2014 Budget
  • Apple’s new hardware changes (new iPhones, iMacs)
  • The Age of Steam: Valve gaming innovations (Steambox, SteamOS, Steampad)
  • Bye Bye Bye: Microsoft after Steve Ballmer
  • Zero Day: The Abuse of Unpatched IE Holes
  • Sour Berries: The Sale of Blackberry
  • upcoming AGM

Saturday October 26 2013 – flying Quadricopter demo

Held at the Queen’s Park Savannah, we (thanks to Anil) demoed the Parrot AR 2.0, a wi-fi enabled, Linux-powered flying Quadricopter and flew the Quadricopter using a phone and tablet.

 

Saturday December 14 2013 – discussion about Free and Open Source

Held at the Asian Buffet Restaurant, Trincity Mall,  we chatted Ace Suares, a Free and Open Source Advocate from Curaçao and who was travelling en route from giving workshops on open source at the University of Georgetown. We had the XO laptop and XO Tablet on hand.

Wednesday December 18 2013

End of year lime.