Special Interest Group
Women in Engineering
Dear fellow IEEE members,
Earlier this year the formation of the Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity
Group was approved by IEEE head quarters. I would like to take this
opportunity to thank all those who supported the petition and helped with the
With this formation, I would like to welcome you all to the first IEEE
Hamilton WIE General meeting. We will have a chance to meet, socialize, and
brainstorm some ideas for future WIE events. I have some ideas I would like
to share with you, and would love to hear your ideas. This is a casual event,
so come out, meet some members and have some fun. Some light refreshments and
appetizers will be provided.
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Kelsey's Bar and Grill
875 Main St. W., Hamilton (West)
Please RSVP if you are interested in attending as I would like to
confirm reservations by Monday, January 24, 2005. Feel free to
I look for to meeting you all soon!
The Hamilton Section of the IEEE is hosting an afternoon seminar providing an
introduction to power systems for those who are interested in learning about
the basics of the field but have no prior experience in the area.
Bill Kennedy is the current president of IEEE Canada and has spent most of
his career in the power industry. This presentation will give a basic
understanding of how power systems are put together and how they work.
Copy of Bill's presention
Was held 2005-Feb-26 at the Old Mill in Ancaster
If you're new to Linux, or if you just want to find out how people use the
fastest growing operating system today, take our beginner's course. This
popular Linux course was developed by the McMaster student branch and is
being offered through the Hamilton Section.
Introduction to Linux
Date: Saturday 2005 March 19
Time: 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Cost: $10.00 (Members) $40.00 (Non-members)
Manual and CD included.
Room 51, Computer Learning Centre
Mohawk College, Stoney Creek Campus
481 Barton Street East
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8E 2L7
Limit: Limited to 20. Please RSVP.
RSVP: Randy Glenn email@example.com
Mike Kinsner will once again be offering his highly successful introductory
Linux course. As always, a manual and a copy of Linux on CD are included with
What is Linux?
Installing Linux instead of Windows
Installing a dual-boot system with Windows and Linux
Run Linux from a CD (slow but good for no-risk introduction)
Working with Linux
Creating your 'routine' in Linux
In Linux, everything is a file
Graphic User Interfaces with Linux
The GUI family tree
Choosing the look that's right for you
Text editors in Linux
Frequently Used Shell Commands (cp, mv, mkdir, rm)
How to get more information with Linux (grep, pipe, whoami, which)
File permissions in Linux (chmod)
Backing up your files (tar, zip)
Printing under Linux
Installing New Programs
Using Linux to access the Internet (DSL, dial-up, cable)
Office suites, word processors and spreadsheets
Recording Sound (mp3, ogg, CD)
Upgrade to Member Night
There are lot of Associate Members that should be upgraded to Member, or
ossibly Senior Member. The executive is planning an event for them.
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Non IEEE Event
Bay Area Science Fair
IEEE Hamilton will be
presenting an award for Best use of Electronics in a Science or Engineering
project, any level.
Hopefully we can get some of the winners to do a presentation at one of our meetings.
The Hamilton region Science Fair will be held Wednesday 2005-Mar-30 to
Saturday 2005-Apr-02 at Sheridan College in Oakville.
For more details see http://basef.mcmaster.ca/
Speaker: David Lynch, V.P. Research & GM Video Products, Gennum Corporation
Topic: "Digital Image Processing - The images are absolutely fantastic!"
Date: Wednesday 2005-Oct-26
Date: Monday 2005-Nov-28
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm for coffee and conversation)
4281 Harvester Road
Limit: All are welcome
Gennum Corporation is a Canadian high technology company that designs,
manufactures and markets silicon integrated circuits, modules and thin
film hybrid microcircuit components for a variety of applications in
three target markets: video products, hearing instrument products and
Samsung selected Gennum's Visual Excellence Processing (VXP) Technology
to power their flagship 80-inch Plasma Display Panel (PDP).
Annual General Meeting
Annual General Meeting
The Hamilton Section is hosting this Annual General Meeting with coffee, pop and a light snack for you to come out and renew
friendships with fellow members and to further your contacts in the industry.
Speaker: Mike Kinsner
Topic: "Why Satellites Are Expensive"
Date: Monday 2005-November-14
ITB - Room 201
Cost: None (see parking fee)
Limit: All are welcome
How to get to McMaster University
Map of McMaster Campus. ITB (ITC) is labeled as Building T16.
McMaster Parking Fee: Evening(after 4:00 p.m.) Flat Rate $ 5.00
Free street parking nearby.