Meetings

September 12 Meeting: Open Source: the Nanotechnology of the Cloud

Thu, 2013-08-08 18:39


Topic: Open Source: the Nanotechnology of the Cloud
Presenter: Michael Tiemann
When: Thursday, 12th September 2013, 7pm
Where: NC State Engineering Building III Room 2207, Centennial Campus
Parking: The parking decks and Oval Drive street parking are free after 5pm
Map: Google Maps
Video: YouTube
Slides:
PDF

Michael Tiemann started the world's first open source software company, thereby placing the topic of open source into the field of economics.

Ignored for several years, open source has helped to rewrite the rules of economics, and has become an important subject among Nobel laureates. After reviewing 20+ years of Nobel Prize lectures in economics, Tiemann has synthesized a new perspective on the economics of cloud computing and the continued role that open source will play in the development of this new paradigm.

August 8 Meeting: Patents and Linux in Context

Wed, 2013-07-17 08:55

Topic: Patents and Linux in Context
Presenter: Keith Bergelt
When: Thursday, 8th August 2013, 7pm
Where: NC State Engineering Building II Room 1025, Centennial Campus
Parking: The parking decks and Oval Drive street parking are free after 5pm
Map: Google Maps
Video: YouTube

Keith will talk about intellectual property as a reality that shapes the context for open source software, particularly when overlaid against trends in technologies such as mobile and cloud computing, provide the history of Open Invention Network and its licensee community, and discuss Linux Defenders and other opportunities for community members to contribute proactively for the benefit of open source software.

Keith Bergelt is the chief executive officer of Open Invention Network® (OIN), the collaborative enterprise that enables innovation in open source and an increasingly vibrant ecosystem around Linux. In this capacity he is directly responsible for enabling, influencing and defending the integrity of the Linux ecosystem. Central to the achievement of his goals is the acquisition and transfer of patent rights designed to permit members of the Linux ecosystem to operate free of the threat of assertion and litigation from those whose business models are antithetical to innovation and global economic growth in information technology and computing.

July 11 meeting: Lightning Talks

Tue, 2013-06-25 15:27

Topic: Lightning Talks
Presenter: TriLUG Community
When: Thursday, 11th July 2013, 7pm
Where: NEW LOCATION! Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NC State Engineering Building II Room 1021, Centennial Campus (just across the street from Red Hat)
Parking: The parking decks are free after 5pm, and street parking on Oval Drive.
Map: Google Maps
Video: YouTube
RSVP:
EventBrite (You don't actually need to bring a ticket to attend. Getting one just helps us prepare for refreshments so nobody goes without pizza!)

We'll be putting the July meeting in the hands of the TriLUG community by holding a series of Lightning Talks. Lightning talks are short talks of about 5-15 minutes long that give the audience a taste of a topic rather than going into the great detail associated with formal presentations. If you've been working on a cool project lately or learned something cool about technology, you are qualified to present something!

If you have an idea for a talk, please pitch it on the TriLUG mailing list and the community will help you cultivate it into a presentation you can be proud of. Prepend your subject line with "LT:" to make it easy to find (ie subject = "LT: Using Inkscape"). The Steering Committee will then collate a list of the topics and speakers from the mailing list posts. There isn't a set theme yet, but we expect a theme will emerge from the discussions in the next couple of weeks.

  • Cracking Password Hashes (Slides) - Scott Miller
  • Booting Linux on EFI using rEFInd - Matthew Frazier
  • Electric Cars and Open Source Cars (Slides) - Jeremy Davis
  • Network testing with iperf (Slides) - Bill Farrow
  • Networking Tools (Slides) - William Chandler
  • Flashback - a better way to backup -Alan Porter
  • Open Source Ecological Solutions - Moustapha Barry
  • Ceph storage platform (Slides) - Jack Hill

June 13 meeting: Open Learning in the Classroom and Online

Sat, 2013-05-11 22:54


Topic: Open Learning in the Classroom and Online
Presenter: Cathy Davidson
When: Thursday, 13th June 2013, 7pm
Where: NOTE! NEW LOCATION! Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NC State Engineering Building II, Centennial Campus (just across the street from Red Hat)
Parking: The parking decks are free after 5pm, and street parking on Oval Drive.
Map: Google Maps
Video: G+ Hangout Live and on YouTube [live stream and then archived on youtube]
RSVP: EventBrite (You don't actually need to bring a ticket to attend. Getting one just helps us prepare for refreshments so nobody goes without pizza!)

We are extremely fortunate to have Cathy Davidson speaking June 13th at TriLUG! Make sure you do not miss this rare opportunity! Cathy Davidson is an extraordinary individual and a brilliant minded speaker, who is a highly influential player in the world of open education in the universities.
She is the first educator to serve on the six-person Board of Directors of the Mozilla Foundation! She'll include in her talk, discussion of her two current peer-taught, peer-evaluated classes and her upcoming work to prepare for a Coursera MOOC entitled "The History and Future of Higher Education". Make sure your schedule allows for you to attend this special event. Also, spread the word to your fellow digerati and invite them to attend.

Please note that this meeting will be held at a new venue, so there will be some shifts in the usual schedule. NCSU does not permit food in its classrooms, so we are going to begin the meeting with a reception/networking over our usual pizza in the atrium of Engineering Building 2. At about 7:30 we'll move to 1021 to begin businesss, community announcements, and the presentation.

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March 14 meeting : Pulp

Fri, 2013-01-25 10:34

Topic: Pulp
Presenter: Michael Hrivnak
When: Thursday, March 14, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Video: YouTube

Pulp creates and manages repositories of content, such as software
packages, and can push that content out to large numbers of machines.
Today Pulp manages RPM content (including srpm, drpm, etc.) and Puppet
modules, and many other types are on the road map. There is a
community project well under-way to implement Debian support.

If you want to locally mirror all or part of a repository, host your
own content in a new repository, manage content from multiple sources
in one place, and push content you choose out to large numbers of
clients, Pulp is for you!

http://www.pulpproject.org/

Michael Hrivnak works for Red Hat on the Pulp Project. With strong
experience in both software and systems engineering, he is excited to
be writing software for systems engineers. Michael is passionate about
open source software, live music, and reducing energy consumption.

Feb 7 Meeting: Wireshark

Sun, 2013-01-20 22:58


Topic: Wireshark
Presenter: Nathan Flowers
When: Thursday, February 7, 7pm (NOTE - 1st Thursday, NOT our usual 2nd Thursday)
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Video: YouTube
Slides: PDF

Wireshark :
Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer for Unix and Windows. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.

Nathan Flowers :
Nathan Flowers is a Network Engineer and has been with IBM for 23 years. He started his career in the National Support Center in Atlanta, GA, providing dealer support for PC, XT, AT, PS/2s, and Thinkpad systems. After moving to IBM in Raleigh, he joined the development group of the Network Hardware Division as an Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and Ethernet network engineer in 1998. Nathan has had many roles in the networking environment including IBM BladeCenter(r) networking solutions and BladeCenter and System x networking education. He is currently in the IBM Network Traffic Analysis group which provides network diagnostic and performance services. He is also a member of the SAN Central and Solutions support group, where he provides product engineering and solutions support for IBM Data Center Networking products. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Kennesaw State University.

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.

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 10 Meeting - OpenSource.com

Sat, 2012-04-14 21:07

Topic: OpenSource.com
Presenter: Ruth Suehle
When: Thursday, May 10, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Video Recording: 10 May 2012 TriLUG Meeting - OpenSource.com

"Open source" isn't just about code anymore. It's a successful business model for selling that software — Red Hat recently became the first billion-dollar open source company. Then other businesses took notice and adopted openness principles. Now we see openness in education. In governments and laws. The principles of open source are changing everything about our lives — principles that you use in software development every day.

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February 9 Meeting - Trusted Network Connect (TNC)

Thu, 2012-01-26 09:32

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.

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