Summary of TTCS meetings in 2010

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 Pizza Hut, Roxy Roundabout, Port of Spain 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.


Saturday January 30 2010 – Automating software deployment on Windows

Dev showed how to automate software
deployment on Windows using ; while also allows to keep software on Windows computers on a network up to date without having to visit each machine to tediously to uninstall and install new versions of software or installing new software.

Saturday January 30 2010 – TTCS podcast #20

Talked about the Apple iPad announcement – see

Saturday February 27th, 2010

Held at Pizza Hut, La Romain (near Gulf City, San Fernando)

Saturday April 10 2010

This was a 2pm lunch at the Asian Buffet, Trincity Mall to discuss upcoming TTCS activities.

Saturday April 17 2010 – Apple iPad

We had a hands on look at the Apple iPad released by Apple the previous week

Saturday April 24 2010 – Android Mobile Development

Held in conjunction with the University of the West Indies Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lecture Theatre #3, Floor 2 Block 13, Faculty of Engineering,  University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

This hands-on workshop guided participants through basic mobile application development using Android. A team at UWI also described their unique experience collaborating with MIT and Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey in the development of Android applications for social and economic returns.

Wednesday May 5 2010

At Pizza Hut, Roxy, we talked about

Tuesday 18th May 2010 – Ruby-web Frameworks

We met at ENCO to discuss a survey of Ruby-based
Web Application Frameworks as presented by Mr. George Mubita, Computer Science Lecturer at the University of Southern Caribbean.

The presentation covered the following areas:

1. Overview of Ruby based web application frameworks:
● Rails
● Merb
● Sinatra
● The Hobo+ Rails
● Rails+Merb

2. The Ruby Language overview

3. Demo of a Hobo web application

4. Putting together a Web 2.0 (Rich Internet Application) with Rails
and Adobe Flex

Sunday 30th May 2010

This was an online meeting to discuss aspects of the
“Draft Implementation plan for Number Portability in Trinidad and
Tobago” document released for public comment by the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)

Thursday August 5 2010

Held at Pizza Hut, Roxy Roundabout to discuss the upcoming Focus Group Discussion with the Ministry of Public Administration on Trinidad & Tobago ICT Strategy “Fastforward II

Friday August 20 2010 – developing system to track/monitor disasters in Trinidad & Tobago

At this meeting, we’ll discussed the concept of designing a website using maps of Trinidad and Tobago to track and monitor disasters such as flooding and alert persons accordingly. The idea came from a email on the TTCS discussion mailing list, You can read the entire email thread at

Wednesday 25 August 2010 ; developing system to track/monitor disasters in #Trinidad & #Tobago

Followup session from the Friday August 20 meeting where we looked at solutions like

Wednesday September 8 2010

Held at Pizza Hut, Valsayn, we discussed

  • the purchase of Laptop computers for SEA students
  • planning for Software Freedom Day on September 18th 2010.
  • planning for a TTCS November 2010 Tech Day event.

Saturday September 11 2010

preparatory meeting for Software Freedom Day (SFD) 2010 which will be on September 18th 2010. See .

Among the work that was done was the creation of TTCS FSWIN CD, via a request from the Free Software Foundation in Europe to assist with their Software Freedom Day events. See TTCS FSWIN CD announcement

Saturday September 18 2010 – Software Freedom Day

The TTCS will be celebrating Software Freedom Day 2010 on September 18th 2010 with a booth display at Trincity Mall, Trincity from 10am to 5pm.

Our booth will showcase various aspects of Free and Open Source Software including :

  • Free and Open Source Software for Windows included on our TTCS OSSWIN DVD (which was the first debut of the TTCS OSSWIN DVD)
  • demoing Ubuntu, a popular linux-based operating system bundled with many applications.
  • Ushahidi crowd-sourcing system to track/monitor incidents/disasters in Trinidad & Tobago

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Held at Pizza Hut, Roxy, we talked about

  • the four ICT related events taking place in Trinidad and Tobago during November 2010
  • planning for a TTCS November 2010 Tech Day event
  • report and feedback of our Software Freedom Day event on September 18 2010 at Trincity Mall.
  • the Ministry of Education’s eConnect & Learn Programme launched with the distribution of SEA laptops to several schools.
  • the recent TATT ICT open forum “Electronic Payments System in Trinidad and Tobago – Legal, Cultural and Technological Challenges”

Sunday November 14 2010

This pizzalime was held at La Cantina, RBTT Compound, Milford Road, Store Bay, Tobago.

November 12-13, 2010 – Diplo IG event, Tobago

Two persons from the TTCS participated in this event

Saturday November 20 2010

Held at ENCO, we discussed

Wednesday December 1 2010

Held at Pizza Hut, Roxy Roundabout. we talked about

  • TTCS Bye laws
  • ISOC Chapter Formation
  • Our attendance at the 39th ICANN meeting in Cartagena, Colombia from December 5-10, 2010.

Thursday December 16 2010

Held at Vie De France, Long Circular Road, Maraval, we talked about