2005 Events
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 formation.

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
Time: 7:00pm
Kelsey's Bar and Grill
875 Main St. W., Hamilton (West)
Hamilton, ON
Please RSVP if you are interested in attending as I would like to confirm reservations by Monday, January 24, 2005. Feel free to email me.

I look for to meeting you all soon!

Lisa Tse

Power Seminar
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.

Meeting Notice

Copy of Bill's presention HamiltonPowerSystems.pdf
Social Event
Dinner Meeting
Was held 2005-Feb-26 at the Old Mill in Ancaster Meeting Notice

Linux Course
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 glennrb@mcmaster.ca

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 registration.

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
X-Window configuration
Choosing the look that's right for you

Virtual Terminals
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)
Internet Browsers
Email clients
Office suites, word processors and spreadsheets
Recording Sound (mp3, ogg, CD)

Membership Benefits
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. awards_special#section21
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/

Technical Meeting
Digital Video
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)
Gennum Corporation
4281 Harvester Road
Burlington, ON
Cost: None
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 data communications.
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.
Anik Satellite Mike Kisner
Speaker: Mike Kinsner Topic: "Why Satellites Are Expensive"
Date: Monday 2005-November-14
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm
McMaster University,
ITB - Room 201
Cost: None (see parking fee)
Limit: All are welcome
How to get to McMaster University http://www.mcmaster.ca/welcome/findus.html
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.