Welcome to the TriLUG home page. We are a LUG dedicated to the Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Research Triangle Park. This site, along with our wiki, will enable you to keep abreast of TriLUG information (meetings, events, news), and to communicate with local Linux and FOSS (Free and Open Source) enthusiasts.

The primary modes of interacting with us: mailing list, IRC, or coming to the monthly meetings.

Topic: 
Lightning Talks
Presenter: 
TriLUG Members
When: 
Thursday, 11 February 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
Bandwidth, Venture III, 900 Main Campus Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606
Parking: 
Venture Center Deck, adjacent to Venture III (visitor spaces are unrestricted after 5pm)

We all know the TriLUG community is an infinite pool of enabling wisdom. Now it is time to tap into the intellectual resources of the group. Our next meeting will be all about sharing your ideas via Lightning Talks. The ultimate goal is knowledge transfer and maximum participation is required to make it awesome.

You will have approximately 10 minutes to engage the audience on a topic of your choice. You can prep slides for presentation or you can lead a group discussion.

Respond to the mailing list with your topic and we will reserve your time, first come first serve.

Topic 1: How to launch a new irc bot

I recently built a node irc bot framework and I will demonstrate how to launch a new bot and why node is awesome for this type of application.

Presenter: Erik Nelson
twitter: @enels
github: http://github.com/eriknelson
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/enels

Topic 2: Sound Reinforcement 101, For Software People

Presenter: Matthew Frazier

Linux is excellent for audio work, but this won't cover too much of the
software side. This talk is more for those who are coming at sound
reinforcement from the software side, and getting tripped up when audio
signals behave differently than software people tend to expect. (Like
me, when I first started getting involved with the production crew at
church.)

Depending on how much I can pack into 10 minutes, we'll cover the nature
of sound, how it gets carried in both analog and digital forms, what all
the weird equipment you see sound engineers carrying around does, and
how to finagle sound into the format you want when you're hooking cables
together.

Topic 3: Demo a Minecraft Server running on a Raspberry Pi 2

Here is a teaser slide: http://i.imgur.com/tgfi5Sd.png

Presenter: Emmett Miller (age 6) and Scott Miller

Topic 4: Migrating WordPress snapshots within OpenShift

Presenter: Donald Frustaglio

Topic 5: Advanced use of LibreOffice

For two years I have used LibreOffice to publish the Triangle Career Development Newsletter. The relational database known as LibreOffice Base is the primary workhorse of the operation, which I use to gather information from over 100 websites. Once I capture all the data for upcoming events, a set of queries sorts and organizes the data then concatenates the results with HTML to create a nicely formatted newsletter ready to publish. One step of the process also involves LibreOffice Calc with a few hefty formulas to zip everything together. I will walk you through the process. The goal of this talk is to demonstrate the integrity and advanced capabilities of LibreOffice.

Presenter: Jeremy Davis
@jeremydavis0_0
www.linkedin.com/in/jeremydavisprofile/

Topic: 
Virtualize Our Existing Server
When: 
Thursday, 21 January 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
Bandwidth, Venture III, 900 Main Campus Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606
Parking: 
Venture Center Deck, adjacent to Venture III (visitor spaces are unrestricted after 5pm)

After months of hard work and phone tag by TriLUG sysadmins and volunteers, our new server, Moya, has been racked and installed in temporary housing! (Thanks to MetaMetrics for providing the space!) Our mission tonight is to convert our current server into a VM and get it running on the new server.

We will plan and coordinate our efforts in advance on the #trilug-sys IRC channel, on irc.freenode.net.

Topic: 
Investigating and Addressing Performance Issues
Presenter: 
William Cohen
When: 
Thursday, 14 January 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
Bandwidth, Venture III, 900 Main Campus Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606
Parking: 
Venture Center Deck, adjacent to Venture III (visitor spaces are unrestricted after 5pm)

Slides: Google Drive

Synopsis
Rather than just accepting poor system performance, you can use the tools available in Linux to better understand the underlying causes of those issues and suggest ways of resolving them. This presentation will include:

- How to use tools such as the Linux kernel's perf tool to show what regions of code consume the most processor time.
- How to identify areas of an application that most need to be optimized.
- How modern processors work (just enough to better interpret performance data).
- A demonstration of these tools running on a Dragonboard 410c, an inexpensive aarch64 development board.

Bio
William Cohen has been a developer of performance tools at Red Hat for the past decade. He has worked on numerous performance tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora, including OProfile, PAPI, SystemTap, and Dyninst.

Officer Nominations
This meeting will include an election to replace resigning PR Officer Matthew Frazier on the TriLUG Steering Committee. Currently, Jeremy Davis is nominated. If you wish to nominate yourself, you can do so on the TriLUG mailing list or at the meeting.

Sponsor

Apex Systems, an On Assignment company (NYSE: ASGN), provides organizations with scalable IT staffing solutions to address critical gaps in their current workforce and augment workforce management strategies. We specialize in providing IT professionals for contract, contract-to-hire, direct placement, and managed solutions to clients in Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging companies.

Visit http://www.apexsystemsinc.com to learn more about Apex. To view our current job openings and join our Talent Network, visit http://itcareers.apexsystemsinc.com.

Topic: 
Annual Holiday Party
When: 
Thursday, 10 December 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
Red Hat Annex, 190 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Parking: 
City Center Deck, 429 S Wilmington St - use NE elevator to access Annex

Ring in the end of the year with TriLUG! Our annual Holiday Party is a great time of delicious food, cool demos, and socializing with other FOSS enthusiasts. This year, we're at the Red Hat Annex in downtown Raleigh.

Demos of all kinds are welcome. It can be as simple as a cool piece of software you found on the Net, or as complicated as a 3-D printed electronic Halloween costume. Just let us know in the signup form. And food is provided! The party is being catered by Neomonde, and if you want to bring something else in addition, feel free!

We need to let Red Hat know our guest list by 5 PM on Wednesday, December 9. Use this form to RSVP.

Topic: 
Virtualization Projects
When: 
Thursday, 19 November 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
Splat Space, 800 N Mangum St, Durham, NC
Parking: 
Free in the gated Splat Space building lot

After months of hard work and phone tag by TriLUG sysadmins and volunteers, our new server, Moya, has been racked and installed in temporary housing! (Thanks to MetaMetrics for providing the space!) Our mission tonight is to stand up additional VM's and develop procedures and documentation for managing them.

We will plan and coordinate our efforts in advance on the #trilug-sys IRC channel, on irc.freenode.net.

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