Sunday - July 20, 2014

No events scheduled on this day.

Monday - July 21, 2014

Geographical, historical and cultural localization of *where* and *when* exactly we are. You can collect by yourself all this information. But you don't have to. Rather lay back and potentially benefit from the presented choice of details. Popcorn is not included, though. *why* we are is not covered, either. :-p

Start: July 21, 2014, 10 a.m.
End: July 21, 2014, 11 a.m.
A chance for the LBW community to show their culinary skills. We have a decent kitchen again this year, and to follow on from the success of last years Pot luck, lets have another! Simply bring or create a dish from your home country.

Start: July 21, 2014, 5 p.m.
End: July 21, 2014, 7 p.m.
An introductory hike.

Start: July 21, 2014, 10 p.m.
End: July 21, 2014, 11 p.m.

Tuesday - July 22, 2014

A few of us attempted to climb this mountain at a Hay-On-Wye mini LBW a few years back. Several of us didn't make it. This is the return trip to try and get to the top of Pen-y-Fan, and back again. This is not a simple hike, this mountain is used as a fitness test by some.

Start: July 22, 2014, 6:30 a.m.
End: July 22, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
Missing Attendees:
Willemina Konynenberg

Wednesday - July 23, 2014

The National Showcaves Centre for Wales is but a short 36 min drive from Talybont-on-Usk. Open 7 days a week. £13.75 (£9.00 for kids) and if there's enough interest we may qualify for a group discount. Dogs are permitted (on a non-extending lead, bring poop bags) into the caves, but not the farm. Fair enough.

Start: July 23, 2014, 8 a.m.
End: July 23, 2014, noon
There is a possibility of a Welsh teacher coming in to give us an introduction to the Welsh language. If this interests you, please register so that I may gauge numbers.

Start: July 23, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
End: July 23, 2014, 10:30 a.m.
Missing Attendees:
Willemina Konynenberg
This year marks the 40th birthday of the Rubiks cube. It also marks the year I finally decided to learn to solve it. So if you have a 3x3 Rubiks cube sitting around at home and would like to learn to solve it, this is the workshop for you. I will also be bringing some other rubiks based puzzles to play with and maybe doing a little talk on the history of the humble cube itself. Dig out your cubes and bring them along

Start: July 23, 2014, noon
End: July 23, 2014, 1 p.m.

Thursday - July 24, 2014

No hostelries on route I'm afraid, but an interesting looking walk nonetheless. Approx 20min drive to start. 19km, 485m ascent.

Start: July 24, 2014, 7 a.m.
End: July 24, 2014, 2 p.m.
A short trip to find the only Geocache in the village... then maybe a pub... mmm Pub.

Start: July 24, 2014, 9 a.m.
End: July 24, 2014, 9:30 a.m.
An introduction to using the Qt framework and C++ to develop gui applications. This will display the toolset which is provided in the Qt package for application development and the features allow the developer to concentrate on application functionality rather than boiler-plate code. The format will be part presentation, part demonstration, plus questions and answers - although no guarantee is given for providing answers ;-) A wet weather activity!

Start: July 24, 2014, 2 p.m.
End: July 24, 2014, 3 p.m.
2014 seems to have been an issue sorting out. Maybe we can figure out a timetable so 2015 is more straightforward?

Start: July 24, 2014, 3 p.m.
End: July 24, 2014, 4 p.m.
Missing Attendees:
Willemina Konynenberg
I will cover the essentials of LTE and how the air interface works. Along the way I will identify the expected performance and throughput of a real network and compare it with the advertised speeds. LTE isn't the solution to everything and it does have limitations. Understanding them will make it easier to develop applications which operate efficiently. Those wishing to join in should mail me with a list of topics about which they are interested in before the LBW. Otherwise they will hear about things which interest me :) I'll do a presentation followed by Q&A in the pub afterwards for those who want more information. Topics covered subject to time/interest may include: * TDD vs FDD * Spectrum * Resource blocks and subcarrier assignment * Bearer assignment * Multicast options * Importance of C/I ratio to throughputs If there is a lot of interest and offers of free beer I can also talk about: * Modulation schemes and C/I, ratios and CQI. * Subcarrier framing and resource assignment * Cell scheduler * Cell identification and sync * 3GPP process * Public safety applications * Terminal security * DPI * Cell reselection * Internal system interfaces

Start: July 24, 2014, 3 p.m.
End: July 24, 2014, 4 p.m.
A geeky themed pub quiz with amazing prizes! Anyone who was here last year will remember the LBW pub quiz, this year we have more questions, more geekyness and probably more arguments. First prize: Champagne Booby Prize: the LBW memorial can of Special Brew. Beer to be consumed on the premise to fuel arguments. The quiz master's decision is FINAL!

Start: July 24, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
End: July 24, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Friday - July 25, 2014

An alternative for those that don't want to climb the big bastard hill is the loop to Crickhowell and back, this is approx 8 miles each way, and apart from a few lumps and bumps there are no hills. Crickhowell has a couple of nice pubs and the River Usk which looks nice on a hot day to dip your feet in. This route is impossible to get lost on as you just follow the main road left out of the hall and don't stop until you get to a set of traffic lights, then turn left and go over the little bridge into Crickhowell. Brompton friendly, about 30-45 minutes ride each way. Leave from the Hall at 10:30

Start: July 25, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
End: July 25, 2014, 10:25 a.m.
An overhead presentation using Linux Open Office Impress followed by a 37 minute DVD video. Hope you will be pleasantly surprised!

Start: July 25, 2014, 3 p.m.
End: July 25, 2014, 4 p.m.
Bring a physical Id, your PGP key number and fingerprint and I'll sign your key. Hopefully you will do the same for me and for the others who attend. Nothing too formal and no fancy software. Andy

Start: July 25, 2014, 3 p.m.
End: July 25, 2014, 4 p.m.
Ever fancied knowing how to make a fire when you've forgotten the petrol and matches? From flint and steel, to rubbing to sticks together? I will run a small workshop on various methods of lighting fires, also covering various camp fire and their uses. (This workshop will have to be done outside and is thus weather dependant) NB: This workshop will be done somewhere safe, convenient and legal outside.

Start: July 25, 2014, 4 p.m.
End: July 25, 2014, 6 p.m.
I would be happy to do a computer forensics workshop. Probably disk image analysis.

Start: July 25, 2014, 5 p.m.
End: July 25, 2014, 7 p.m.
Android is not just for phones and tablets. I'll share my experiences of running Android on machines which the manufacturers (and Google) didn't have in mind. Further details at

Start: July 25, 2014, 9 p.m.
End: July 25, 2014, 10 p.m.

Saturday - July 26, 2014

We need to clean and tidy the hall before we leave!

Start: July 26, 2014, 8:15 a.m.
End: July 26, 2014, 11:15 a.m.
Day-long folk dance workshop with the Gower Allstars ( Plus evening Twmpath from 19:30 (ceilidh for the non-Welsh). At Hay Castle, Hay-on-Wye. The workshop runs from 10:30am to 5:30pm with a lunch break. £15 per head. The evening dance starts at 7:30pm and ends at 11pm. £5 per head. Based on past experience with the Gower Allstars, the dance workshop will include British and European dances.

Start: July 26, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
End: July 26, 2014, 3:30 p.m.