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.

March 10 Hack Day: OpenWRT No.2

Due to the overwhelming success of the first Hack Day, TriLUG is doing it again: Hack Day No.2.

Hack Days are kind of like an install fest, where members come together face to face to share ideas and lend a helping hand. The theme for this hack day will be on running Linux (OpenWRT) on Wireless Routers. We ran out of time at the last Hack Day, so let's do it again.

Please add your router to the table on the OpenWRT Hack Day wiki.

Location:
SplatSpace located at 331 W. Main Street Durham, NC.

Date:
The hack day will be on Saturday 10th March 2012. All day. 10am - 5pm

The activities for the day include:

  • installing OpenWRT firmware (linux) on peoples routers
  • learn some embedded linux skills
  • build and customizing OpenWRT packages
  • take apart routers to add serial ports and other electronics
  • fix bricked and broken routers if we can

What to Bring

  1. laptop/desktop for building and deploying code
  2. wireless router or other funky equipment to run OpenWRT
  3. CAT5 network cable
  4. serial cables, usb-serial adapters, jtag pods

February 18 - NCSU FOSS Fair

NCSU's 4th annual FOSS Fair is on Saturday, February 18th is the date and lunch will be provided to folks that are signed up on our wiki page by Friday, February 10th. Sign up today and share a day of FOSS!

https://opensource.ncsu.edu/FossFair2012

The FOSS Fair is a barcamp or unconference style event and is completely driven by you, the participants.

So how can you help out with the FOSS Fair?

* Give a Presentation or Session. Sessions are 50 minutes and can be as formal or informal as you are comfortable with. Everyone is encouraged to hold a session.

* Tell people about the FOSS Fair. Know other groups on campus that would be interested? Tell them. Blog about FOSS Fair. Be social about the FOSS Fair.

* Do you have ideas about something that would make the FOSS Fair more of a success? Door prises or other marketing opportunities? Shoot Jack Neely an email and let him know.

February 9 Meeting - Trusted Network Connect (TNC)

Topic: Trusted Network Connect (TNC)
Presenter: Lisa Lorenzin
When: Thursday, February 9, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps

The Trusted Computing Group is an international standards group developing standards for building blocks and software interfaces enabling secure computing environments. Trusted Network Connect (TNC), a work group of TCG, provides a reference architecture and interfaces for network-based intelligent policy decisions, security automation, and communication between devices. Many open source and Linux-based products implement TNC standards; we'll talk about the architecture and standards, current implementations, and real-world uses for TNC-enabled technology.

This overview is intended both as a standalone session and as background for a future session, in which we will take a deep dive into an open source, Linux-based security automation infrastructure leveraging the TNC IF-MAP interface.

Lisa Lorenzin is a Principal Solutions Architect with Juniper Networks, specializing in security and mobility solutions, and a contributing member of Trusted Network Connect, a work group of the Trusted Computing Group that defines an open architecture and standards for endpoint integrity and network security. She has worked in a variety of Internet-related roles since 1995, with more than a decade of that focused on network and information security, and is currently concentrating on enterprise security includin network segmentation, end-to-end identity-based access
control, and integration of mobile security.

Meeting Sponsor:
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January 12 meeting - Open Source Business Intelligence Tools

Topic: Open Source Business Intelligence Tools
Presenter: Alex Meadows
When: Thursday, January 12, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus
Map: http://www.redhat.com/about/contact/ww/americas/raleigh.html
Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/dba_alex/open-source-business-intelligence-overview

Business Intelligence has become one of the business world's most valuable tools to determine upcoming business decisions. Thanks to the open source revolution, BI is no longer just for enterprise level businesses.

This presentation will go over the different areas of Business Intelligence and show just how far open source alternatives have come in each area. BI can be broken down into five distinct areas, which include:

  • Reporting
  • Data Warehousing
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Visualization
  • Predictive Analytics

From the very basic reporting to the most advanced predictive analytics, open source can cover many of the features and capabilities of their multi-million dollar competitors.

Alex Meadows is an avid open source advocate and self proclaimed 'data geek'. He has worked in the Business Intelligence field for six years and holds a Masters in Business Intelligence from Saint Joseph's University. He is also the Community Leader of the RTP Penthao User Group. He can be followed on his blog at http://www.bluefiredatasolutions.com and on Twitter at @DBA_Alex.

Information:

Gathering:

Wireless Router install and hack day - Sat 21st January 2012

TriLUG Install and Hack Day, will be kind of like an install fest, where members can meet to share ideas and skills. The theme for this hack day will be on running Linux (OpenWRT) on Wireless Routers. This topic keeps re-appearing on the TriLUG mailing list every few months, so why not get together and help each other do something fun.

Date:
The hack day will be on Saturday 21st January 2012. All day. 10am - 5pm

Location:
Techshop RDU located at 5905 Triangle Drive Raleigh, NC 27617.

The activities for the day include:

  • installing OpenWRT firmware (linux) on peoples routers
  • learn some embedded linux skills
  • build and customizing OpenWRT packages
  • take apart routers to add serial ports and other electronics
  • fix bricked and broken routers if we can

What to Bring

  1. laptop/desktop for building and deploying code
  2. wireless router or other funky equipment to run OpenWRT
  3. CAT5 network cable
  4. serial cables, usb-serial adapters, jtag pods

Information:

Gathering:

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