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.

Dec 13: Holiday Party - Open Source Showcase

Mon, 2012-09-17 21:35


Topic: Open Source Showcase and Holiday Social
Presenter: You!
When: Thursday, December 13, 7pm
Where: SplatSpace, 331 W. Main St., Durham, NC
Map: http://splatspace.org/location/
Photos: Cristobal Palmer's photos
Video: Youtube 1 & Youtube 2

OPEN SOURCE SHOWCASE
Like last year, LUG members will be showcasing open source stuff (hardware, software or data) that they find interesting.

Sign up for a show-n-tell, or sign up to bring some food, snacks, goodies or beverages (adult or otherwise). You can also list ideas that you would like someone else to present.

The sign-up sheet is on the wiki: http://trilug.org/wiki/Meeting:2012_December_13

NOTE - The wiki contains the world's cheesiest spam protection. When you get the HTTP Authentication pop-up enter TRI in the username field and LUG in the password field.
To edit the page, you'll need to log in to this wiki... this is not your shell account password. There's a link on the left to log in or create a new account.

In previous years, we've seen a wide variety of stuff in the showcase: music tools, 3D-printing, Arduino projects, BackupPC, a local distro mirror, pfSense, Rockbox, Bluetooth tools, ShairPort, networking tools.

Take a chance to geek out with the LUG, see what others are up to, and mingle a little, jingle a little.

Nov 8 Meeting: The fundamentals of git usage and internals

Mon, 2012-09-17 21:19


Topic: The fundamentals of git usage and internals
Presenter: Jimmy Thrasher
When: Thursday, November 8, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Slides: slideshare
Video: YouTube

GIT :
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git was initially designed and developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development; it has since been adopted by many other projects. Website: git-scm.com

Synopsis:
Git is a powerful tool that suffers from an abstruse and leaky user interface and a somewhat steep learning curve. Using git effectively requires a working knowledge of how it functions. In this talk you will learn the very basics of using git along with what is happening under the hood while you use it.

Bio:
Jimmy has been programming since he was 7 or so and is currently a freelance Rails and iOS developer. He has been using git since 2006 and depends very heavily on it for everything from production and side-project code to configuration. When not programming, he spends time with his family, attending church, helping to run a small classical Christian school in Mebane (Mebbin, not Meebane), and collecting hobbies. His superpower is spewing out useless trivia at tangents to the current conversation. Did you know that North Carolina has more varieties of fungus than any of the other
lower 48 states?

Suggested Reading:
* Pro Git by Scott Chacon
* Tim Pope

Oct 11 Meeting: Using the Linux Kernel Virtual Machine

Mon, 2012-09-17 21:09

Topic: Using the Linux Kernel Virtual Machine
Presenter: Jim Salter and Todd Lewis
When: Thursday, October 11, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Slides:http://jrs-s.net/presentations/intro-kvm/
Video:YouTube

Jim Salter - This talk will start with an intro to KVM then will move to a focus on mixed-source environments, aka using Linux to take some of the pain and agony out of managing Windows servers that we just can't get away from. I am very passionate about KVM, especially in regards to mixed-source environments. My day-to-day business largely involves system administration in businesses that are open to OSS, but still can't get away from applications that require a Windows environment - so taking a lot of the sting out by virtualizing Windows Server under Linux is near and dear to me, and is a pretty exciting field in my opinion. =) I have administered and managed and designed the infrastructure for a couple of Alexa Top 1000 sites, generating upwards of 60GB of Apache logfiles per day for a single site using off-the-shelf open source apps, filesystems, and kernels.

Special Guest
For the October 11th meeting, we also will have a special guest! The founder of POSSCON, Todd Lewis, will be speaking to the group briefly before the presentation begins. The Palmetto Open Source Software Conference has brought world-class speakers and content to the Southeast to discuss the latest open and open source issues for technologists, business and government IT leaders, and educators. See for yourself at http://www.posscon.org

Jim Salter - Bio
Jim is a voracious open source advocate, technologist and author. He first chose open source in 1999 when he ran Apache on FreeBSD, set up his first FreeBSD server from scratch in 2001 and first installed an open source product professionally, FreeBSD 4.5 and Samba over an old Windows NT 3.5 Server, in 2002. In 2004 he founded FreeBSDwiki.net, subtitled "FreeBSD For The Impatient", as an open documentation project available to the public. It now has over 500 articles, over 30,000 edits, and 10,000+ unique visitors per month with 65% of content being self-authored. For many years it was one of the top 1,000 top/busiest wikis on the planet as measured by number of edits. Since 2003 he has operated his own system administration and application development company implementing hundreds of open source solutions for a wide variety of clients.

Todd Lewis - Bio
Todd started the Open IT Lab in January 2011 to promote open source awareness, education and application. He also founded and serves as Chair of POSSCON, one of the largest open source conferences in the Southeast, and serves as managing partner of Palmetto Computer Labs, an open source consulting firm. His focus on open source started after reading David Wheeler's "Why Open Source Software/Free Software (OSS/FS, FLOSS, or FOSS)? Look at the Numbers!". He continues because of the numerous opportunities open source creates for anyone interested.

TriLUG Kids
Children are welcome to bring their parents to TriLUG with them! While we can't provide any official childcare, coöperation between parents is encouraged so that all people who would like to attend can do so without worrying about the little ones. The current primary contact is Cristóbal Palmer, who is best reached by email at cmp@cmpalmer.org with "TriLUG Childcare" as the subject line.

September 15 Workshop: Linux Bluetooth Tools and Security

Mon, 2012-08-20 21:37


Topic: Linux Bluetooth Tools and Security
When: Saturday, September 15, 10am-5pm
Where: Design Box 307 W Martin Street, Downtown Raleigh
Cost: Free
Map: Google Maps

Schedule:
11am - 12pm:- Explore Bluetooth tools provided by your Distro
12pm - 1pm:- Lunch
1pm - 3pm:- Bluetooth Security Workshop
3pm - 4pm: Hacking

SPARKCon
This workshop is part of the GeekSPARK activities for Raleigh's SPARKCon celebration downtown.

Parking:
Parking meters are free on the weekends: Go Downtown Raleigh

What to Bring
Laptop
Bluetooth USB adapters (recommended dongle is the Sena UD100)
Bluetooth gadgets - phones, keyboards, hands free car kits, headsets, mice, wii controllers

September 13 Meeting: Baby Teeth: An Introduction to Bluetooth Security

Tue, 2012-08-07 20:11


Topic: Baby Teeth: An Introduction to Bluetooth Security
Presenter: JP ".ronin"
When: Thursday, September 13, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Video: Part 1 Part 2
Slides: PDF (from CarolinaCon 2012).

This talk will start with an overview of Bluetooth technology and how to operate in a Linux environment. JP will then demonstrate various ways to test the security of your Bluetooth devices, followed by a showcase of several tools that the author has written and some new tools that he has yet to release.

JP ".ronin" Dunning is a security consultant and researcher. His research interests include wireless and portable security, and he is the primary developer of Katana: Portable Multi-Boot Security Suite. He maintains hackfromacave.com for publishing projects and research.

There will be a TriLUG workshop on bluetooth security held on Saturday, 15th September. (We hope to make this a part of GeekSPARK in Raleigh, the exact location of the workshop will be announced soon)

If you would like to participate in the Saturday workshop following the meeting, the recommended bluetooth dongle is the Sena UD100 dongle. It costs about $40 bucks. These are available at online, for example expansys-usa.com has a free shipping option.

August 11 Workshop: CAcert Assurer Training, GPG Keysigning, Freenet

Wed, 2012-07-18 21:58

When: Saturday, 11 August, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Splat Space - Durham's Hackerspace 331 W. Main St - Basement, Durham, NC
Map: Google Maps To get in when you arrive, call the number on the door.

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CAcert Training (Jeffrey Frederick)
Format is a lecture/slide show for about 45-60 minutes. Then an open discussion, maybe 25-30 minutes depending on the questions. The last part is a group assurance. Each person will assure other attendees as needed. Maybe 30-45 minutes. See http://www.cacert.org/ for more info.

lunch - Any time between CAcert and GPG.
Bring your own food, order a pizza, or make a run to Main Street.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM GPG Keysigning (Jack Hill)
GPG intro and keysigning party.

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Freenet (Evan Daniel)
Learn how to install and run a Freenet server
(note: Freenet is not the same thing as Freenode)

If you plan to attend the CAcert Training, please RSVP via Meetup at http://www.meetup.com/splatspace/events/72595012/ or send an email to steering@trilug.org.

August 9 meeting - CACert + GPG + Freenet

Mon, 2012-07-02 11:35

Topic: Triple Play: CACert + GPG + Freenet
Presenters: Brian McCullough on CAcert + Jack Hill on GPG + Evan Daniel on Freenode
When: Thursday, August 9, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Video: 9Aug2012 TriLUG

This TriLUG meeting is a "Triple Play", with three related topics presented together.

  • Brian McCullough will present CAcert
  • Jack Hill will present GPG
  • Evan Daniel will present Freenet

CAcert
The first topic is an introduction to CAcert.org (www.cacert.org). CAcert is a community driven certificate authority (CA) that issues digital certificates to members free of charge. CAcert uses the Web of Trust (WoT) model to validate identities to provide more functionality to members. This presentation will introduce CAcert, it's mission, and it's services.

Freenet
Freenet (freenetproject.org) is a distributed peer-to-peer data storage network. It enables users to store and retrieve documents, and provides strong anonymity and censorship resistance. Applications exist to use the network for file sharing, publishing and viewing web pages, social networking, and mail. The talk will cover the philosophy behind Freenet; an overview of data storage, routing, and cryptography; a programmer's perspective on using the network; and installation and setup of the software.

GPG
An introduction to openPGP (rfc 4880) formatted keys and messages. After the talk, the audience should have the necessary understanding to participate in the global web of trust. To this end we will cover how to manipulate keys using the GnuPG command line interface, how to interpret portions of the web of trust to make real world decisions, and an overview of what to expect in a keysigning. I will also give motivating examples of why participating in the global web of trust is useful: authenticating email, and
distributing software free from tampering.

Jack Hill is UNC-CH student and web developer with interests in scientific and educational software and functional programming.

Sponsor: none

July 12 meeting - OpenShift

Mon, 2012-07-02 11:22

OpenShift Logo
Topic: OpenShift
Presenter: Wesley Hearn
When: Thursday, July 12, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Sponsor: BCBSNC 1-800-324-4973

Wesley Hearn will be presenting OpenShift, a cloud computing platform as a service product from Red Hat.

June 14 Meeting - OpenGL

Tue, 2012-05-29 22:18

Topic: OpenGL
Presenter: John Riselvato
When: Thursday, June 14, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Example Code: OpenGLPresentation_Linux_v1.tgz
Slides: OpenGL Presentation Slides
Video Recording: 14 June 2012 TriLUG Meeting - Opengl

This TriLUG meet is an introduction in OpenGL. OpenGL (Open Graphics
Library) is a hardware independent, cross-platform, cross-language API
for developing graphical interfaces. It takes simple points, lines and
polygons and gives the programmer the liberty to create outstanding
projects.

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May 19 Annual Spring Installfest

Fri, 2012-04-20 10:25

*Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) Annual Spring Installfest*

When: May 19, 2012, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Where: Splat Space - Durham's Hackerspace
331 W. Main St - Suite B02 (Basement)
Durham, NC 27701
919-704-HACK

RSVP: via meetup

Now is your chance to install that favorite Linux or UNIX distro you always wanted on your computer. At Installfest we will have workshops to help you install Linux right, and tune it properly for your intended purpose, including advice from professional sys-admins and long-time experienced Linux and UNIX users.

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