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June 13 meeting: Open Learning in the Classroom and Online


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.

About CATHY N. DAVIDSON

Cathy Davidson teaches at Duke University, where she co-directs the Ph.D. Lab in Digital Knowledge

and holds two distinguished chairs (Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies). She served as Duke’s first Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and helped to create over seventy programs including the Program in Information Science + Information Studies and the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience as well as the University Scholars Program (in partnership with and supported by Melinda French Gates and Bill Gates) . She is a co-founder of the global learning network HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Technology, and Science Alliance and Collaboratory), which administers the annual $2 million HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competitions. Her more than twenty books include Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji, Revolution and the Word, and The Future of Thinking (with David Theo Goldberg). Her latest book, Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn (Viking, 2011) was named a "top 10 science book" of the year by Publisher's Weekly and has been the occasion for over eighty invited lectures in the U.S. and internationally, including in Canada, Australia, the UK, Hong Kong, and Thailand. A frequent speaker and consultant on institutional change at universities, corporations, and non-profits around the world, she writes for Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, Times Higher Ed, and many other publications in the U.S. and abroad. In July 2012 she was named the first educator on the six-person Board of Directors of the Mozilla Foundation. She was recently appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities and received the 2012 Educator of the Year Award (with HASTAC cofounder David Theo Goldberg) for "Visionary Contribution to Science and Technology in Education."

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March 14 meeting : Pulp

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.

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Feb 7 Meeting: Wireshark


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.

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new mail server certificates

It's that time of year again... time to renew our SSL certificates.

For the truly paranoid, here are the fingerprints of the new SSL certificates for mail.trilug.org.

  • SHA1 Fingerprint=2E:C7:8D:5A:BF:80:48:2B:FB:C8:78:EA:DA:E3:44:08:4E:45:DB:60
  • MD5 Fingerprint=9C:67:D3:55:53:06:F2:8C:0E:1E:30:A8:1A:50:38:5D

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September 15 Workshop: Linux Bluetooth Tools and Security


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

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