Summary of TTCS meetings in 2012

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 February 8th 2012

Topics discussed

  • An update on Local and Regional ICT News
  • An update on ICANN activities
  • The Caribbean Open Data Conference and Code Sprint
  • SOPA / PIPA

Wednesday March 14 2012

 

Wednesday April 18 2012

We discussed the various projects that the TTCS is currently involved in (TTCS OSSWIN DVD, ICANN At-Large, commenting on the National ICT Consultation, the latter in which the TTCS did submit comments for) and how you can participate.

Wednesday May 16 2012

Topics discussed include:

  • Digicel 4G
  • BMobile 4G
  • Samsung Galaxy S III Launch

 

Monday June 4 2012

This was on online meeting via Skype to

  • Planning for the next Tech Meeting (on Social Media).
  • Working Groups within the TTCS and their autonomy.
  • The upcoming Annual General Meeting of the TTCS.

 

Wednesday June 20 2012

Topics discussed include:

Come join us as we discuss various topics, including:

  • WWDC
  • E3
  • TTCS Upcoming AGM
  • ICANN Prague Meeting
  • ICANN gTLDs Announcement
  • CaribNOG
  • Next TTCS Tech Meeting

 

Wednesday July 25 2012

Topics discussed include:

  • 4G / Broadband / Wi-Fi / Fiber (!)
  • Desktop vs Web Email Clients
  • The State Of RIM

Wednesday August 15 2012

  • The State of Online Banking in T&T
  • Traditional television and will we be able to stream the Olympics without a VPN in 2016?
  • Mars Curiosity Rover

Wednesday August 22 2012

Online meeting to discuss the feasibility of having a tech meeting in Tobago

Wednesday September 12 2012

Held at Vie De France, Maraval, we discussed

  • iPads for Parliamentarians
  • iOS vs Samsung Patent Wars
  • ‘Tamper-proof’ Drivers’ Permits

Wednesday October 10 2012

Held at Vie De France, Maraval, we discussed

  • iOS6 / iPhone 5
  • Trinidad and Tobago Budget – ICT-related aspects
  • Laptops in Schools – one year later

Wednesday November 14th, 2012

Held at Mario’s Pizza, Ellerslie Plaza, Maraval where we discussed

  • The upcoming TTCS Annual General Meeting
  • bMobile 4G Launch
  • iPad Mini, Nexus and Surface RT Launch

 

Saturday November 24th 2012 – AGM

Held at Room 105, Block I (colloquially known as the ‘Circles’ Building), Faculty of Engineering, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

TTCS 2012 AGM IMPORTANT: Reminder, Change of Location and Instructions

To All Members,
Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society

2nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – CHANGE OF LOCATION AND INSTRUCTIONS

Please note that the venue and time for the 2nd AGM has been changed to SATURDAY, the 24th of November, 2012 from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm at Room 105, Block I (colloquially known as the ‘Circles’ Building), Faculty of Engineering, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

Please respond to this email by Thursday, 22nd November to ensure that lunch will be provided for you at the meeting.

AGENDA

Please find an updated Agenda at http://www.ttcsweb.org/agm2012/agenda.pdf .

VOTING BY PROXY

Members who cannot physically be at the meeting will be allowed to vote by proxy.

There are two options for this:

  • Fill out and email your completed proxy form by 12 midnight, Friday, 23rd November to [email protected]
  • Fill out and print the proxy form and deliver it at the meeting with either a member or non-member of the TTCS.

If any of the members require any clarification with respect to the above, they may submit their written query on or before 23rd November, 2012 to the Secretary.

By Order of the TTCS Executive

Ryan Shripat
Secretary
Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society

TTCS Lime on Wednesday November 14 2012 from 6pm to 9pm

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) will be having its next lime on Wednesday November 14th, 2012 at Mario’s Pizza, Ellerslie Plaza, Maraval from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Come join us as we discuss various topics, including:

  • The upcoming TTCS Annual General Meeting
  • bMobile 4G Launch
  • iPad Mini, Nexus and Surface RT Launch

…and more!

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

Address:
Mario’s Pizza,
Ellerslie Plaza,
Maraval

Internet Governance Forum from 6-9 November 2012 – How to follow the sessions

The Seventh Annual Internet Goverance Forum (IGF) Meeting will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from 6-9 November 2012.

The proposed main theme for the IGF 2012 meeting is:
‘Internet Governance for Sustainable Human, Economic and Social Development’.

Since the IGF brings together various, diverse Internet Stakeholders to discuss Internet policy issues, there are many conference sessions occuring at the same time.

View PDF of the IGF 2012 schedule . Note that times are local to Baku, Azerbaijan.

The time in Trinidad and Tobago is 8 hours BEFORE the time in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Given that the IGF 2012 sessions typically runs from 0900 to 1800 local time in Baku each day from November 6-9 2012, that means the the IGF 2012 sessions will be from 0100 (1am) to 1000 (10am) in Trinidad and Tobago.

You can listen or read many of the IGF 2012 sessions live via:

2012 AGM Announcement

November 6th, 2012:

To All Members,
Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society

NOTICE FOR THE 2nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given to all members that the 2nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society will be held on SATURDAY, the 24th of November, 2012 at 11 AM at The Chancellor Hotel, St. Anns, to transact the following business:

AGENDA

  1. Welcome address by the Chair
  2. Confirmation and Adoption of the Minutes of the previous AGM
  3. Any Business arising from the Minutes
  4. Reports
    a. 
    Chairman’s report
    b. 
    Treasurer’s report including adoption of financial statements for last financial year
    c. 
    Secretary’s report
  5. Motions
  6. Election of Officers
  7. To consider any other matter with the permission of the chair.
  8. Vote of Thanks.
  9. Close (12:30 pm)

If any of the members require any clarification with respect to the above, they may submit their written query on or before 22nd November, 2012 to the Secretary.

By Order of the TTCS Executive

Ryan Shripat
Secretary
Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society

TTCS Lime on Wednesday October 10 2012 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) will be having its next lime on Wednesday October 10th, 2012 at Vie De France, Maraval from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Come join us as we discuss various topics, including:

  • iOS6 / iPhone 5
  • Trinidad and Tobago Budget – ICT-related aspects
  • Laptops in Schools – one year later

…and more!

Anyone interested in computing and ICT is welcome to attend. Meals will be on an individual basis and range in price from $40 to $120 (their online menu is not up-to-date).

Address:
Vie De France
Maraval Foodmall
#143 Long Circular Road, Maraval

Detailed Directions:
On the Queen’s Park Savannah, take the exit onto Saddle Road at the North Western corner and follow for about a minute until a sharp bend in the road veering left. The food court is a large yellowish building on your right with a car park at the front.

TTCS Lime on Wednesday September 12 2012 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) will be having its next lime on Wednesday September 12th, 2012 at Vie De France, Maraval from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Come join us as we discuss various topics, including:

  • iPads for Parliamentarians
  • iOS vs Samsung Patent Wars
  • ‘Tamper-proof’ Drivers’ Permits

…and more!

Anyone interested in computing and ICT is welcome to attend. Meals will be on an individual basis and range in price from $40 to $120 (their online menu is not up-to-date).

Address:
Vie De France
Maraval Foodmall
#143 Long Circular Road, Maraval

Detailed Directions:
On the Queen’s Park Savannah, take the exit onto Saddle Road at the North Western corner and follow for about a minute until a sharp bend in the road veering left. The food court is a large yellowish building on your right with a car park at the front.

TTCS Online meeting on Wednesday August 22 2012 for Planning of a proposed Tech Day in Tobago

Following initial discussions with TTCS Member Kion Orr in the August Lime and before, the TTCS would like to hold a Tech Day in Tobago in or around October. This initial Skype meeting will deal with feasibility, a proposal for funding and session planning.

The Skype call will start at promptly 8pm on Wednesday, August 22nd and you are invited to attend. Our Skype contact is trinidadtobagocomputersociety. If you have an interest in planning or attending this event, please make an effort to attend.

Thanks,
Ryan Shripat
Secretary
Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society

TTCS OSSWIN DVD v0.8.5 released

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) is pleased to announce
the availability of the TTCS OSSWIN DVD v0.8.5 as a free download on August 10 2012.

The TTCS OSSWIN DVD (http://www.ttcsweb.org/osswin-dvd/) is a compilation of 95 Free and Open Source Software programs for Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP.

The web-based interface of the DVD allows you to quickly browse the
variety of software organised into the following categories:

  • Desktop Applications
  • Educational
  • Games
  • Graphics
  • Internet
  • Server
  • Sound and Video
  • Utilities

You can use your web browser to read detailed information about each program in this compilation; what the program does, its key features, useful related websites, view a screenshot of the program and find links to the program’s website and to download/install the program from the TTCS OSSWIN DVD.

Visit http://www.ttcsweb.org/osswin-dvd/ for a complete list of programs and how to  download and use the 1.5GB ISO via direct download or via BitTorrent.

TTCS Lime on August 15 2012 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) will be having its next lime on Wednesday August 15th, 2012 at Joe’s Pizza, St. Augustine from 7:00pm to 9.30pm.

Come join us as we discuss various topics, including:

  • The State of Online Banking in T&T
  • Traditional television and will we be able to stream the Olympics without a VPN in 2016?
  • Mars Curiosity Rover

…and more…!

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.