Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society lime on Wednesday April 18th, 2018 from 7 to 9:30 pm; please RSVP!

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS ; http://ttcs.tt) will be having a lime on Wednesday April 18th 2018 from 7pm to 9:30 pm at Wendy’s Cafe located upstairs at Wendy’s Restaurant at the corner of Ana Street & Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook, Port of Spain.

Come join us as we eat and chat about various ICT topics including:

Anyone interested in computing and ICT are welcome to attend, however please RSVP to [email protected] as space is limited.

14th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) from May 21 to 23 2018 in Suriname – how to watch online

The 14th annual Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) organized by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) is taking place from the 21st to 23rd May 2018 at the Torarica Hotel and Casino in Paramaribo, Suriname.

The CTU’s CIGF event page at http://www.ctu.int/events/14th-caribbean-internet-governance-forum-suriname/ has a provisional agenda and persons will be able to watch and participate online via Livestream at https://livestream.com/internetsociety2/cigf2018

When reading the agenda, please note the time in Suriname is 1 hour LATER than the time in Trinidad and Tobago. So an advertised session at 1:30pm in Suriname is 12:30pm in Trinidad and Tobago.

CIGF Background

The Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) is a regional, multi-stakeholder forum initiated by the CTU and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in 2005 to coordinate a regional approach to Internet Governance. The forum has since met annually and the primary
products of its work have been the formulation and implementation of a Caribbean Internet Governance Policy Framework.

The 14th CIGF will provide a regional platform to highlight and address current Internet governance issues of Caribbean and global prominence, such as data protection/privacy, social media and network/service resiliency, towards building consensus on appropriate Caribbean approaches and formulating action plans for advancing Caribbean interests.

 

Share your thoughts on the Trinidad and Tobago Cybercrime Bill 2017

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS ; http://ttcs.tt) has been updating our comments on the Cybercrime Bill 2017 in response to an invitation by the Joint Select Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament next week.

You can view and comment on the Google document of the TTCS comments on the Cybercrime Bill at https://www.ttcs.tt/cybercrime2017-comments where a third column has been added to incorporate our new comments since June last year.

You do not need a Google account to comment.

TTCS online conference call on Wednesday April 25 at 8pm to discuss its comments on the Trinidad and Tobago Cybercrime Bill 2017

screenshot showing part of the TTCS draft comments on Cybercrime Bill

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society will be having a online conference call on Wednesday April 25 2018 at 8pm to review and update its comments on the Trinidad and Tobago Cybercrime Bill in a response to a invitation by the Joint Select Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament due next week.

View/Read the TTCS comments on the Cybercrime Bill (PDF ; 242K) as submitted in June 2017 last year.

You can view and comment on the Google document of the TTCS comments on the Cybercrime Bill at https://www.ttcs.tt/cybercrime2017-comments where a third column has been added to incorporate our new comments since 2017.

You do not need a Google account to comment.

Please RSVP by emailing [email protected] if you are attending. You will be emailed instructions on how to connect to the call.

TTCS OSSWIN 2.1 a collection of Free and Open Source Software (#FOSS) for Windows available for download

screenshot of the TTCS OSSWIN 2.1 UI

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society is pleased to announce the release of the TTCS OSSWIN v2.10, a collection of the latest version of Free and Open Source Software for Microsoft Windows 10/8/7.

The web-based interface allows you to quickly browse the variety of software organised into the various categories for easy review.  The web-based interface was designed to take advantage of modern web standards (HTML5, CSS3) and should be usable on Windows 10 touchscreen tablets. Also, the web UI attempts to autodetect whether your machine is running a 32 bit version of Windows or a 64 bit version of Windows to offer the appropriate installer so you can install programs as quickly as possible and browse the programs in the various software categories quickly.

Visit the TTCS OSSWIN page at https://www.ttcs.tt/osswin for more details and to download the 4GB collection as an ISO file for extracting to your harddrive or USB storage device or for burning on to a DVD.

Note that you can also browse TTCS OSSWIN online at http://ttcsosswin.ttcs.tt/ which features the web interface to learn about Free and Open Source programs in various categories, including screenshots or videos of the programs and a link to the program’s website where you can download the program. The web based UI is responsive, meaning it should be usable on non-Windows small screen mobile phones and tablets.

Updates to TTCS OSSWIN online, online resource of Free and Open Source Software (#FOSS) for Windows

TTCS OSSWIN online screenshot

TTCS OSSWIN online (http://ttcsosswin.ttcs.tt/) is a online resource of Free and Open Source Software for Windows 7/8/10 put together by the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society.

What was updated:

  • added a new game Tanglet
  • added a video showing Tux Typing2 in action.
  • updated several screenshots showing programs running under Windows XP with those running in Windows 10 (several screenshots still to be updated)
  • Updated the web UI for mobile users/small screens to show / hide the menu of the software for easier browsing of the software organised in various categories.