Past Meetup

SLUG March meeting — Recycling computers and Subuser

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Google Sydney Level 5, Workplace 6

48 Pirrama Road · Pyrmont

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This month we will have two short talks plus a couple of lightning talks!

Our first short talk will be Reuse or Recycle Your Old Computer by Tom Worthington.

Computers and mobile devices become obsolete much quicker than other consumer products, such as refrigerators and cars. Electronic equipment can contain toxic and valuable materials which should not be simply put into landfill. Before you buy a new computer, tablet or phone, look at the options of what to do with the old one.
Tom is the author of the free ebook "ICT Sustainability: Assessment and Strategies for a Low Carbon Future (" and teaches an on-line course in ICT sustainability ( which starts at the Australian National University in mid-February.

Our second short talk will be Subuser with Docker by Robert Smit.

Docker update and subuser a tool using Docker to isolate/sandbox your ever day applications. Why should Firefox have access to any other folder other than downloads directory.

There will also be a couple of lightning talks on the night; if you have something you want to share, something you found or used or wrote for Linux, or a question you would like to ask, please do put your name up on the board toward the beginning of the meeting.

Transit and parking info: The Google office is the big black building marked "Accenture" opposite Star City Casino Pirrama Road facade.

If using the trains, you can go either get off at; (a) Town Hall station, head towards Darling Harbour, walk across the Pyrmont footbridge and then follow Pirrama Road towards Star city; or at (b) Central station, then take the light rail to Star City.

If using the light rail, get off at Star City station and walk across the street.

If using the buses, the route 443 stops right out front of the building.

If you drive, then you can look for parking on the suburban streets around the office (or pay for parking at the Casino), and then walk from there.