About the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS)
The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) 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 free and open to anyone interested in computers 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 :
The TTCS has three types of meetings :
- PizzaLime is the name given to our discussion where we eat (pizza of course) and exchange ideas on a variety of technology and social issues. Usually held on the second Wednesday each month from 6 to 9pm.
- Tech Meetings
- 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 colloborate on a particular topic/issue. For example, responding to request for comment on a computer and telecom related laws and policies or preparations for future events like Software Freedom Day or upcoming ICANN-LACRALO issues. Usually held on a Saturday.
See our Meeting page for more details about our meetings since 1997.
TTCS Mailing lists
There are two official mailing lists :
- A ttcs "announce" one-way email list used to inform members about upcoming meetings and other TTCS activities. Being a member in TTCS requires you to join this list.
- A ttcs discussion mailing list where persons can discuss TTCS matters/activities and computer related material/issues in Trinidad and Tobago. This is a 2 way list (if one person sends mail to the list, everyone subscribed to the list receives it). The mailing list is free to the public.
The official TTCS website is at http://www.ttcsweb.org/. The TTCS website has :
- a Blog at http://www.ttcsweb.org/blog (redirects to http://ttcs.wordpress.com and a RSS feed at http://ttcsweb.org/feed/
- a wiki at http://www.ttcsweb.org/wiki (redirects to http://ttcsweb.pbwiki.com/). The wiki also has a RSS feed.
- Computer related articles such as Cellphones in Trinidad and Tobago , Computer and Telecom related laws in Trinidad and Tobago and internet access options in Trinidad and Tobago.
- Interesting software links for several operating systems. The emphasis is on freeware and open source.
- Trinbago Scenes featuring digital camera photos of Trinidad and Tobago.
- Trinbago Links, a variety of links to Trinidad and Tobago related websites.
TTCS group on Facebook
Announcements on upcoming events will be posted there.
TTCS on Twitter
The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) podcasts are about various computer and technology related topics in Trinidad and Tobago and abroad. All TTCS podcasts are copyrighted by the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society and is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 licence
Recently, the TTCS podcasts were featured in the ICTUpdate article : “Extending networks with podcasting in the Caribbean"
TTCS OSSWIN CD
The TTCS OSSWIN CD 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.
You can keep track of TTCS OSSWIN CD tagged blog posts by using the TTCS OSSWIN CD RSS feed at http://www.ttcsweb.org/feed/ttcs-osswin-cd/
The TTCS OSSWIN CD has become popular online. See the SitesMentioningTTCSOSSWINCD wiki page for links of various websites which have mentioned and/or linked to the TTCS OSSWIN CD as well list of countries where the TTCS OSSWIN CD is in use.
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).
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.
comments on IT related laws and policies.
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 I.T related policies within Trinidad and Tobago as well as the comments submitted by the TTCS.
How to Join the TTCS
To join the TTCS :
- complete the membership form at http://www.ttcsweb.org/jointtcs. You will be added to our mailing list where you can discuss related issues and keep track of 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.
The TTCS email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The TTCS OSSWIN DVD 0.89 webpages (the work), is copyrighted by the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Licence.
Every one of the Free and Open Source Software applications on this DVD is governed by its own licence.
This webpage was created at Monday July 01, 2013. You can email the TTCS at email@example.com
Visit the TTCS OSSWIN DVD page at http://www.ttcsweb.org/osswin-dvd/