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BCSOSSG / OSHUG June meeting - FOSS in everyday life


This months OSSG meetup will be on 21st of June at the BCS, 1st Floor,
The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA.

The theme for this month is FOSS in everyday life.

The program so far is

Deploying GPG to non-technical users
Introducing the use of cryptography in to day to day workflow can be
overwhelming for new user, not helped by concepts which can be difficult
to grasp, especially for non-technical users. This talk will cover a
small scale deployment of GPG which is currently in progress for a team
of 30 members and how the use of GPG was implemented within an organisation.

Sevan Janiyan is founder of Venture 37, which provides system
administration & consultancy services. As a fan of operating systems and
computers with different CPU architectures, in his spare time he
maintains builds of open source software on a variety of systems
featuring PowerPC, SPARC and armv7l CPUs.

Hammerspoon: Staggeringly powerful macOS desktop automation

Hammerspoon exposes many parts of macOS to the simple scripting language
Lua. Its goal is to make the most powerful and flexible tool for serious
power users to automate and customise as many things as possible. In
this talk we'll look at the history of automation on Apple computers,
how Hammerspoon works, and some of the excellent things it can help you
do. Of course, it's Open Source, so you can also jump in and help make
it even better!

Chris has been creating, using, and advocating for Open Source software,
since the mid-1990s. He's spent the last 12 years of his professional
life working on/with Open Source - the first half at Canonical (creators
of Ubuntu) and since then working on OpenStack at HP and Red Hat.

After 13 years of zealously running only Linux on his desktops/laptops,
he has spent the last 8 years recovering as a macOS user, but has
nevertheless retained his passion for contributing to Open Source.

Third talk: TBA

As usual, we will have tea & coffee available at 6pm and look to start
at 6:30pm.

If you'd like to attend, please register for the event at

Hopefully see you there,

Sevan Janiyan

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