May 12, 2018 – Node-red and MicroPython esp8266 sensing

Suite 303 – 771 Vernon Ave, Victoria, BC

Node-RED is a programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways.

It provides a browser-based editor that makes it easy to wire together flows using the wide range of nodes in the palette that can be deployed to its runtime in a single-click.

Deid will connect his ESP8266 to nodeRed and show us how easy it is to put sensors online.

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March 24, 2018 – Jupyter & Python

Suite 303 – 771 Vernon Ave, Victoria, BC

The Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text.

With the success of data science and big data analytics in the last decade, Python has emerged as a major language for data analytics. In 2014, Project Jupyter started as interactive, browser-based platform for data analysis and visualization in Python. Today, Jupyter is a widely adopted framework in industry and academia and has spawned many further applications. I will introduce the Jupyter Universe and discuss Jupyter’s advantages and its shortcomings. Together we will walk through a few of its various capabilities and extensions with Jupyter notebooks available at

Finally I will discuss and demonstrate the rising star of the Jupyter project, Jupyter Lab.

Also, see notes here:

Jan 13, 2018 – Python Webserver


Personal IPv6/IPv4 Python Webserver

Why have a personal webserver? Easy distribution of files.

Why support IPv6 and IPv4? Not only is it cool, but it is very easy to do. IPv6 is the future of the internet, setting up a little personal webserver that supports both protocols will help you learn about the future.


Suite 303, 771 Vernon Ave, Victoria, BC

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Oct 28, 2017 – Open Source Routers with OpenWrt/LEDE

9:30 AM

Q-College, Suite 303 771 Vernon Ave, Victoria, BC (map)

routerYou have seen Craig carrying around routers, but he has never shown you what is inside. In this session, Craig will show you the Open Source alternative to Router Software, which supports over 1000 router models. There is a good chance your router is supported by OpenWrt/LEDE.

OpenWrt/LEDE also have excellent IPv6 support. What could be better to prepare you for the future of the internet.

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Oct 8, 2017 – Django – The ‘D’ is silent


8 October, Saturday, 9:30am

Suite 303 – 771 Vernon Ave, Victoria, BC (map)

djangoA high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design, Django takes care of much of the hassle of Web development so you can focus on writing Web apps without needing to reinvent the wheel.

Free, full-featured, and open source, Django is well documented, offering an attractive avenue for Python newbies and experienced Web developers to improve and apply Python programming skills.

This introductory presentation will show you how to set up a Django development environment as we explore the many ways you can set about learning Django.

Python Virtual Environment Presentation (part 1)

May 13, 2017 – IPv6 Part 2

IPv6 Fundamentals Tutorial (part 2)

  • Saturday,  May 13, 2017

    9:30 AM


Suite 303 771 Vernon Ave, Victoria, BC (map)

We’ll recap what we learned in Part 1, and then expand our knowledge of how IPv6 really is different from IPv4 by learning about:

• Router Advertisements – Good info from the router

• Dive into DNS a bit more, learning about AAAA records

• Sniffing the network with wireshark

Resource: Craig Miller

See the full IPv6 tutorial  (all parts) on