Meeting 11 September: Lightning Talks

2014-08-29

Topic: Lightning Talks When: Thursday, 11th September 2014, 7pm (pizza from 6.45pm) Where: NC State Engineering Building I Room 1007, Centennial Campus Parking: The parking decks and Oval Drive street parking are free after 5pm Map: Google Maps Video: YouTube Sponsor: Bandwidth.com

Overview "A lightning talk is a very short presentation given at a conference or similar forum. Unlike other presentations, lightning talks last only a few minutes and several will usually be delivered in a single period by different speakers." - Wikipedia

Sign up Lightning talks are fun to watch and even more fun to give. Everyone is passionate about something, and this is a great way to share that passion. It takes very little commitment to present something, making it a great way to test the waters before giving larger presentations. Submit your talk via the Sign Up Form

Speaker Preparation Workshop TriLUG will be running an optional Lightning Talk prep session at Splat Space http://splatspace.org/ in Durham (331 W. Main St.) on Saturday, August 30th from 15:00-18:00 EDT so people can exchange ideas and work on their talks. People can go out to dinner afterwords if interested.

List of Talks

  1. Fedora.next [5 min] - by John Dulaney http://jdulaney.wordpress.com Explain Fedora.next, the working groups, and products. http://fedoraproject.org/
  2. How to host your own dropbox/gcal/gcontacts! [10 min] - by Sebastian http://gnube.hcoop.net/wiki Using Owncloud and a Beaglebone Black you can create your own dropbox/google calendar/google contacts with as much space as you want! I'm creating a guide so anyone else can also do it. The basics are mostly there and I'd love some help! The talk would be a brief description of the project, a demonstration of my personal owncloud (and the speed of transfer), and a call for help.
  3. LilyPond - Music Typesetting on Linux [5 min] - by Scott Miller (stmiller in #trilug") https://scottlinux.com LilyPond is a free (GPLv3) music engraving or typesetting app. LilyPond is somewhat similar to LaTeX but for music. This talk will give a quick overview as well as demonstration of working with LilyPond on Linux which I have used for professional purposes. http://lilypond.org/
  4. Sketching computer network diagrams on a computer [5 min] - by Stanley Karunditu http://veegeex.io As a network engineer discussing a network as always means getting out a piece of paper and drawing the network. Would be nice to sketch a network diagram and quickly save it for later on a computer. So i can make it pretty on visio later. VeegeeX(vgx) is my open source attempt at this problem. http://veegeex.io
  5. Stupid pinging web app again [10 min] - by William Chandler http://0x0f.io Stupid pinging web app i showed off last year. revamping it
  6. Open Source Status Updates [5 min] - by Lenore Ramm http://eronel.blogspot.com Status.net, OStatus and Pump.io
  7. Introduction to FIO [5 min] - by Dwain Sims Introduction to FIO - The Flexible I/O Tester Owner - Jens Axboe fio is the Swiss Army Knife of I/O Test and Benchmarking tools. It supports many different I/O engines, and can work with complete block devices or files. It runs on Linux, Windows, and various UNIX flavors. This lighting talk will be a brief introduction to fio and how it works. http://freecode.com/projects/fio
  8. Password Management with KeePassX [5 min] - by Michael Hrivnak KeePassX is an open source password manager. I'll show how to manage all of your passwords in one app and have convenient access to them from your desktop machines and mobile devices. http://www.keepassx.org/
  9. RTL-SDR [5 min] - by Kevin Otte Wherein I tempt the Fates of the Live Demo and show off a $25 USB device that lets us see and hear the myriad of radio signals floating around us. http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr
  10. Skyping - unlimited U.S. Calls @ a very good rate [5 min] - by Mike Rulison I stumbeld upon Skype as a way to avoid mobile phone charges on a cheap/expensive mobile phone --- as long as I am at a wifi source. http://www.skype.com/en/
  11. LaTeX War Crimes [5 min] - by ik http://iank.org/ http://blog.iank.org/programmatically-generated-latex-sieve-of-eratosthenes.html

Mailing Lists

2014-08-27

Participation on these mailing lists is not the same as membership in the LUG. Meetings are the best way to get to know your fellow TriLUG members or to become a member. TriLUG meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Please note that it is TriLUG policy that the mailing lists archives be publicly accessible. All posts are plain text only and limited to 20kB in size. All html, attachments, etc are automatically stripped.

We are currently experiencing problems with Yahoo/AOL/Hotmail/AT&T email adddresses due to a Yahoo's new anti-spam implementation. (Bill Farrow 2014-10-06)

These are the main TriLUG mailing lists:

  • TriLUG Announce Mailing List. This is for Meeting Announcements and other important notices. This is not a discussion list and only the Steering Committee can post to it. Very low volume of emails.
  • TriLUG General Mailing List. General discussion on Linux and other topics. Email volume and subject matter range widely.
  • Linux-ham Mailing List for the discussion of using Linux with Amateur Radio.
  • TriLUG Steering Committee Mailing List. This is a closed list for the steering committee members to coordinate meetings and the day-to-day operation of the LUG.

Visit the Mailman interface to gain access to all of the available lists through the GNU Mailman software.


TriLUG/DurLUG bash Bashing Workshop

2014-08-12

Topic: TriLUG/DurLUG bash Bashing Workshop When: Saturday, 6th September 2014, 1-5pm Where: Splat Space - Durham's Hackerspace, 331 W. Main St - Basement, Durham, NC

For more information refer to the Meetup Page.


Meeting 14 August: Bash Shell

2014-07-21

Topic: Bash Shell Presenter: Brian Gerard When: Thursday, 14th August 2014, 7pm (pizza from 6.45pm) Where: NC State Engineering Building II Room 1021, Centennial Campus Parking: The parking decks and Oval Drive street parking are free after 5pm Map: Google Maps Video: YouTube Slides: PDF and code on GitHub

Synopis: As Linux users, we spend a lot of our time on the command line, in the shell. And the most popular shell in Linux-land is bash, GNU's Bourne-Again shell. Many users never move beyond the simple execution of a few well-known commands, but there is a lot more that can be done if you learn how.

In this talk, we will go over some less-frequently-used options to some well-known commands and show how they can be put together into more powerful command line constructs. From there, we will explore some of the more useful built-in features of bash and demonstrate how they can be assembled into new commands.

The goal is to give the audience a glimpse into the real power of bash, along with some guidance on how to incorporate some of that power into their own environments and daily workflows.

Bio: Brian Gerard has been working with various *nixes, and Linux specifically, since the mid-'90s, as a Systems Administrator, a Software Engineer, and an end user. After eight years developing abuse defenses for Yahoo! and training their engineers, he now uses his expertise doing deployment automation and security work for WebAssign.

Whatever the role, throughout his career he has found the shell to be an invaluable tool; first using csh, eventually moving to tcsh, and finally (after a friend made it his personal mission to get him to switch), bash. His startup files are the stuff of legend, he has more aliases than your average mafioso, and his prompt decorations have been known to bring tears of joy to the eyes of even the most jaded of sysadmins.


July 10 Meeting - Hadoop

2014-06-13

Topic: Hadoop Presenter: Kristopher Kane When: Thursday, 10th July 2014, 7pm (pizza from 6.45pm) Where: NC State Engineering Building II Room 1021, Centennial Campus Parking: The parking decks and Oval Drive street parking are free after 5pm Map: Google Maps Video: YouTube

Synopis: What is Hadoop? The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models. It is designed to scale up from single servers to thousands of machines, each offering local computation and storage. Rather than rely on hardware to deliver high-availability, the library itself is designed to detect and handle failures at the application layer, so delivering a highly-available service on top of a cluster of computers, each of which may be prone to failures. (http://hadoop.apache.org)

This introduction to Hadoop will briefly cover its history and then dive deeply into where the Hadoop ecosystem is today using the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). After the history session we'll talk about the main components, cluster operation, software development and tie the ecosystem components together. Lastly, there will be a demonstration of the popular tools used for data manipulation and querying.

If you wish to follow along with the demonstration download the HDP Sandbox VM here: http://hortonworks.com/products/hortonworks-sandbox/

Bio: Kristopher Kane is a systems architect at Hortonworks and lives in Fuquay-Varina.


Steering

2014-06-11

Current Steering Committee Members:

  • Chair - Brian Gerard
  • Vice Chair - Mauricio Tavares
  • PR Officer - Donald Frustaglio
  • Treasurer - Michael Hrivnak
  • SysAdmin - Aaron Schrab

The Steering Committee is a body elected to one year terms whose primary responsibility is to ensure that TriLUG remains a stable, organized, legal entity. Generally, within TriLUG, the Steering Committee also acts to organize, schedule, and conduct meetings.

If you would like to look at the rules that govern TriLUG from a legal point of view, please take a look at the Articles Of Incorporation. These are the founding principles and guidelines that the Steering Committee is elected to protect.

If you have any questions regarding, but not limited to, any of the following areas, please feel free to contact the Steering Committee using the contact link.

  • Establishing a corporate or private donation to TriLUG
  • Sponsoring pizza and drinks for a meeting
  • Interest in posting a possible employment opportunity to TriLUG's mailing list
  • Interest or concern with TriLUG's direction or plans
  • Concern over the content of the mailing lists or websites

If you would like to send us US Postal mail, the address is:

Triangle Linux Users Group PO Box 37874 Raleigh, NC 27627

June 12 Meeting: Women in F/OSS Panel presented by GDI-RDU

2014-05-29

Topic: Women in F/OSS Presented by: The Raleigh-Durham chapter of Girl Develop It, with moderator Julia Elman. When: Thursday, 12th June 2014, 7pm (pizza from 6:50pm) Where: NC State Engineering Building 2 Room 1021, Centennial Campus Parking: The parking decks and Oval Drive street parking are free after 5pm Public Transit: Wolfline Summer Service and Capital Area Transit. Sponsor: Open Invention Network Video: YouTube

Come hear from talented women who are contributing to various Free and/or Open Source Software (F/OSS) projects.

Confirmed Panelists:

Karen Tracey: Django Core Committer, Lead Developer and Technical Manager at Caktus Consulting Group, LLC., Crossword Constructor and Crazy Cat Lady.

Andrea Villanes: Co-founder of Women in Technology PerĂº, winner of the Anita Pass-It-On award for her outreach work in PerĂº, and Data Scientist at the Institute for Advanced Analytics.

Sandi Metz: Sandi Metz distilled 30+ years of experience into her book "Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby" (http://poodr.com), which reflects a deep bias towards practical solutions and working software. She worked for many years at Duke University but now independently consults and teaches.

Amy Hendrix: Amy Hendrix is a regular core contributor and community leader for WordPress. She works as a Web Engineer at 10up.com, teaches on web-dev-related matters for Girl Develop It, and messes around with swords.

Lenore Ramm: Development/tier-4 support/operations for Identity Management team at Duke. An artist with a bachelor's in Computer Science.

UPDATE: A previous version of this page listed a panelist who withdrew due to a scheduling conflict.

Sponsor Open Invention Network


May 8 Meeting: SystemD

2014-04-02

Topic: SystemD Presenter: David Both When: Thursday, 8th May 2014, 7pm (pizza from 6.45pm) Where: NC State Engineering Building II Room 1021, Centennial Campus Parking: The parking decks and Oval Drive street parking are free after 5pm Map: Google Maps Video: Hangout OnAir (during the meeting) Slides: SystemV-vs-systemd (Presentation), SystemV-vs-systemd (Lab Project)

Abstract: This presentation will briefly review the Linux boot process and the old SystemV startup process. It will then discuss in more detail the startup process using systemd, and the reasons for creating the new systemd daemon and some of the advantages it provides. We will also discuss configuration files and some of the more common commands required to cause systemd to do our bidding. Backward compatibility will also be covered.

Bio: David Both is a Linux and Open Source advocate who resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has been in the IT industry for over thirty years and taught OS/2 for IBM where he worked for over 20 years. While at IBM, he wrote the first training course for the original IBM PC in 1981. He has taught RHCE classes for Red Hat and has worked at MCI Worldcom, Interpath, Cisco, and the State of North Carolina. He currently works as President, Trainer, Senior Consultant, and janitor for Millennium Technology Consulting LLC. He has been working with Linux and Open Source Software for more than 15 years.

David has written articles for OS/2 Magazine, Linux Magazine and Linux Journal. His article "Complete Kickstart," co-authored with a colleague at Cisco, was ranked 9th in the Linux Magazine Top Ten Best System Administration Articles list for 2008.

David can be reached at dboth@millennium-technology.com


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