- 1 About TTCS
- 2 What does the TTCS do?
- 2.1 Regular meetings :
- 2.2 TTCS Mailing lists
- 2.3 TTCS Website
- 2.4 Computer Related articles
- 2.5 TTCS Facebook page
- 2.6 TTCS on Twitter
- 2.7 TTCS podcasts
- 2.8 TTCS OSSWIN DVD
- 2.9 Participation with ICANN as an accredited At-Large Structure
- 2.10 Comments on computer related laws and policies.
- 3 Who runs the TTCS?
- 4 Joining the TTCS
The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS ; http://cs.tt/ ) is a computer user group based in Trinidad. Formed in 1997, we:
- are a forum where computers, related technologies and related social issues are discussed.
- Keep current with the events in the local Information Technology (IT) and telecommunications industries.
- “Network local computer users” so that they can share knowledge and improve upon their experiences with modern technology.
Membership in the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society is open to anyone interested in computing and ICT regardless of the level of their computer experience or the type of hardware or software they use.
What does the TTCS do?
For the TTCS to “network local computer users”, we have :
Regular meetings :
The TTCS has three types of meetings :
PizzaLime is the name given to our discussion where we eat and exchange ideas on a variety of ICT and social issues, local and abroad. Usually held on the second Wednesday each month from 6 to 9pm.
At Tech meetings, we usually have computers on site to demonstrate a particular computer related issue, either hardware or software. Usually held on a Saturday each month.
Workshops are different from tech meetings when there is a need for members to collaborate on a particular topic/issue. For example, responding to requests for comments on various ICT related government laws and or policies or preparations for future events like Software Freedom Day.
Usually held on a Saturday.
See our Meetings Posts for more details about our meetings since 1997.
TTCS Mailing lists
Before 2010, we had two mailing lists on YahooGroups:
- ttcs “announce” one-way email list used to inform members about upcoming meetings and other TTCS activities.
- ttcs discussion mailing list for persons to discuss TTCS matters/activities and computer related material/issues in Trinidad and Tobago. This was a 2 way list (if one person sends mail to the list, everyone subscribed to the list receives it).
Since 2010, we have a membership list announcements list sent via Mailchimp sent to those joining TTCS by completing the form at http://www.ttcsweb.org/jointtcs. Those members have the option to join the ttcs discussion mailing list at Google Groups to discuss TTCS matters/activities and computer related material/issues in Trinidad and Tobago.
The TTCS website is accesible at the following URLs:
The original site at ttcsweb.org was a hand coded site with a blog and wiki and currently we are transitioning all of the content to a content management system at cs.tt.
Computer Related articles
A listing of the various computer related articles can be found at http://www.cs.tt/category/articles/. Notable articles include Computer and Telecom related laws in Trinidad and Tobago, .
TTCS Facebook page
Like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ttcsweb
TTCS on Twitter
Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ttcs
Interesting software links for several operating systems. The emphasis is on freeware and open source.
The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) podcasts are about various computer and technology related topics in Trinidad and Tobago and abroad. The TTCS podcasts were featured in the ICTUpdate article : “Extending networks with podcasting in the Caribbean“
TTCS OSSWIN DVD
The TTCS OSSWIN DVD is a compilation of free and open source software for Windows. It is regularly updated and available for download as well as for purchase at TTCS meetings.
Participation with ICANN as an accredited At-Large Structure
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (PDF ; 96K) between ICANN and ten organisations in Latin America and the Caribbean accredited as “At-Large Structures” was signed to create the Latin American and the Caribbean Regional At Large Organisation (LACRALO). At-Large is the name for the community of individual Internet users who participate in the policy development work of ICANN.
The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) is an accredited ‘At-Large Structure’ and is one of the ten signatories to the MOU which took part in the signing ceremony on December 5th, 2006 at 11.50am (9:50 am local time) at the ICANN general meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Whenever there has been a request for comments on Government IT related policies, the TTCS usually has workshops about these and tries to submit comments.
See our “Computer and Telecom related laws in Trinidad and Tobago” page which lists the various ICT related policies within Trinidad and Tobago as well as the comments submitted by the TTCS.
Who runs the TTCS?
The TTCS is a registered non-profit organisation with a Board of three Directors. From 2004 to mid 2009, the board of directors were Dev Anand Teelucksingh, Colin Razack and Paul Worswick. In early 2009, Colin and Paul resigned from the board ; Anil Ramnanan and Cintra Sooknanan were appointed directors of the board. In 2012, Cintra Sooknanan stepped down and Jacqueline Morris was appointed as director.
There is a advisory committee made up of long term members who have taken part in TTCS over the years.
Joining the TTCS
To join the TTCS :
- Complete the membership form at http://www.ttcsweb.org/jointtcs. You will be emailed about upcoming meetings and other Society activities.
- Second, attend as many meetings as possible and help the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society in whatever way you can.