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[EdLUG] February's talk (by Tai) - have a say

Edinburgh Linux Users Group edlug at lists.edlug.org.uk
Mon Jan 25 13:17:27 UTC 2016


Hi Tai!

I have the feeling that you and have both I previously worked for that same CV processing company.  Regarding a talk, I
would be interested to learn about machine learning techniques used in processing natural language, if that’s
something you picked up during your job.  I know the names of a few people who were on the R&D team a couple of years
back.  All that stuff runs on Linux servers, and from what I have seen it is far more performant than the Python NLTK.

For further talks, Anand proposed I do a talk about Go programming language a while back.  I would be happy to talk
about GoLang, but I would like to release the second version of my fractal renderer first.  I am working on some
algorithms right now, and I would feel better talking about the language when I have something really stable and cool
for you folks to play with.

Cheers
Johnny


> On 23 Jan 2016, at 18:24, Edinburgh Linux Users Group  wrote:
> 
> Hello everybody!
> 
> For the upcoming February meeting (and March if I'm still sans outside speaker), I thought I would put my foot in it a
bit.
> 
> (If you have some software you really think you would like the world to use more, by all means - tell me, and I'll
book you in.... ! :-D )
> 
> I propose to do a talk myself, but am in a conundrum as to what to choose. So I would like you to to give me a
weathervane's view of the consensus.
> 
> http://doodle.com/poll/zmxfmuaur98trn5x 
> 
> Please indicate which talk you think I should start with. I propose one of three:
> 
> === Introduction to Linux (laptops and desktops) ===
> 
> I present this as a Linux enthusiast, and one who has converted a few users over the past couple of years.
> 
> I would go over a lightning history of Linux for newbies, distros, desktop environments, VirtualBox usage,
installation of Xubuntu and round it out with Free Software discussion, LibreOffice, Ogg (with Vorbis and Theora) and a
quick demo of Trisquel installation.
> 
> === Software and CVs ===
> 
> I worked at a company that produces CV-processing software for extracting information from natural language. My role
was integrating it with customer candidate databases.
> 
> I would go over what a technician's CV should look like for best reading both by recruiters and by software; and hope
to get a recruiter friend on board to cover the recruiter's point of view. (might get pushed to March if sufficient
interest, to be able to onboard both a recuirter and potentially a person from this company. No promises.)
> 
> === Tech Support As A Career (TSaaC??) ===
> --- and where go from there ---
> 
> Some tech support jobs are more equal than others - and more prestigious.
> 
> I built my career accidentally around tech support and through it have been able to experience a wide variety of
technology, made friends with very intelligent people and all-in-all, continue to have a great time!
> 
> I would talk about the different types of tech support outfits; my (very personal) perception of pay scales; which
types offer good prospects of progression to development and engineering; and what you can expect from a career in Tech
Support.
> 
> 
> 
> I intended to do each of these talks at some point this year, to fill in gaps where I have not found persons to speak,
after a long run of socials.
> 
> 
> Vote with your mice (mouses??) and let me know before the month is over!
> 
> Yours openly,
> 
> Tai
> 
> 
> ===
> Tai Kedzierski
> 
> 
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> 
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