February 11th - Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks
TriLUG Members
Thursday, 11 February 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Bandwidth, Venture III, 900 Main Campus Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606
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: A lightning tour of Haskell, a lazy, functional programming language with a rich type
Presenter: Jack Hill

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

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

Topic 3: Demo a Minecraft Server running on a Raspberry Pi 2
Presenter: Emmett Miller (age 6) and Scott Miller

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

Topic 4: Migrating WordPress snapshots within OpenShift
Presenter: Donald Frustaglio

Topic 5: Advanced use of LibreOffice
Presenter: Jeremy Davis

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.