Meeting 11 September: Lightning Talks


Topic: Lightning Talks
When: Thursday, 11th September 2014, 7pm (pizza from 6.45pm)
Where: NC State Engineering Building I Room 1007, Centennial Campus
Parking: The parking decks and Oval Drive street parking are free after 5pm
Map: Google Maps
Video: YouTube
Sponsor: Bandwidth.com

Overview
"A lightning talk is a very short presentation given at a conference or similar forum. Unlike other presentations, lightning talks last only a few minutes and several will usually be delivered in a single period by different speakers." - Wikipedia

Sign up
Lightning talks are fun to watch and even more fun to give. Everyone is passionate about something, and this is a great way to share that passion. It takes very little commitment to present something, making it a great way to test the waters before giving larger presentations. Submit your talk via the Sign Up Form

Speaker Preparation Workshop
TriLUG will be running an optional Lightning Talk prep session at Splat Space in Durham (331 W. Main St.) on Saturday, August 30th from 15:00-18:00 EDT so people can exchange ideas and work on their talks. People can go out to dinner afterwords if interested.

List of Talks



  1. Fedora.next [5 min]
    - by John Dulaney http://jdulaney.wordpress.com

    Explain Fedora.next, the working groups, and products.
    http://fedoraproject.org/

  2. How to host your own dropbox/gcal/gcontacts! [10 min]
    - by Sebastian http://gnube.hcoop.net/wiki

    Using Owncloud and a Beaglebone Black you can create your own dropbox/google calendar/google contacts with as much space as you want! I'm creating a guide so anyone else can also do it. The basics are mostly there and I'd love some help!
    The talk would be a brief description of the project, a demonstration of my personal owncloud (and the speed of transfer), and a call for help.

  3. LilyPond - Music Typesetting on Linux [5 min]
    - by Scott Miller (stmiller in #trilug") https://scottlinux.com

    LilyPond is a free (GPLv3) music engraving or typesetting app. LilyPond is somewhat similar to LaTeX but for music. This talk will give a quick overview as well as demonstration of working with LilyPond on Linux which I have used for professional purposes.
    http://lilypond.org/

  4. Sketching computer network diagrams on a computer [5 min]
    - by Stanley Karunditu http://veegeex.io

    As a network engineer discussing a network as always means getting out a piece of paper and drawing the network. Would be nice to sketch a network diagram and quickly save it for later on a computer. So i can make it pretty on visio later. VeegeeX(vgx) is my open source attempt at this problem.
    http://veegeex.io

  5. Stupid pinging web app again [10 min]
    - by William Chandler http://0x0f.io

    Stupid pinging web app i showed off last year. revamping it

  6. Open Source Status Updates [5 min]
    - by Lenore Ramm http://eronel.blogspot.com

    Status.net, OStatus and Pump.io

  7. Introduction to FIO [5 min]
    - by Dwain Sims
    Introduction to FIO - The Flexible I/O Tester
    Owner - Jens Axboe

    fio is the Swiss Army Knife of I/O Test and Benchmarking tools. It supports many different I/O engines, and can work with complete block devices or files. It runs on Linux, Windows, and various UNIX flavors.

    This lighting talk will be a brief introduction to fio and how it works.
    http://freecode.com/projects/fio

  8. Password Management with KeePassX [5 min]
    - by Michael Hrivnak
    KeePassX is an open source password manager. I'll show how to manage all of your passwords in one app and have convenient access to them from your desktop machines and mobile devices.
    http://www.keepassx.org/
  9. RTL-SDR [5 min]
    - by Kevin Otte
    Wherein I tempt the Fates of the Live Demo and show off a $25 USB device that lets us see and hear the myriad of radio signals floating around us.
    http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr
  10. Skyping - unlimited U.S. Calls @ a very good rate [5 min]
    - by Mike Rulison
    I stumbeld upon Skype as a way to avoid mobile phone charges on a cheap/expensive mobile phone --- as long as I am at a wifi source.
    http://www.skype.com/en/
  11. LaTeX War Crimes [5 min]
    - by ik http://iank.org/

    http://blog.iank.org/programmatically-generated-latex-sieve-of-eratosthenes.html


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