Dec 13: Holiday Party - Open Source Showcase

2012-09-18

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.


September 15 Workshop: Linux Bluetooth Tools and Security

2012-08-21

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

2012-08-08

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

2012-07-19

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.


July 12 meeting - OpenShift

2012-07-02

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.

This meeting is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, the state’s largest health insurance company, providing service to over 3.5 million North Carolinians. BCBSNC will have a representative at the meeting to discuss insurance plans that they offer, specifically for the self-employed.

Synopsis: Wesley Hearn will be going over what Cloud computing is and where OpenShift is inside the Cloud stack. After everyone has a grasp on Cloud computing, he will go over how OpenShift differs from OpenShift Origin. Then it is on to the semi-fun stuff, the different components of OpenShift Origin and how they work together. Once Wesley has gone over all of this, he will show you how to set up and deploy a local install(he will be doing it in KVM) so you can develop and test your application before you push it to OpenShift.

Slides and files Wesley's slides are available here: http://jknife.fedorapeople.org/TriLUG/

Video Google Hangout Live recordings: Part 1 and Part 2


August 9 meeting - CACert + GPG + Freenet

2012-07-02

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


June 14 Meeting - OpenGL

2012-05-30

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.

This presentation will cover the following: - Introducing GLUT - Creating a 2D Square - Manipulating the Square - OpenGL Rotation &Transform - Adding 3D Rotation to the 2D Square - Generating a pseudo-complex objects with a simple for loop

Although OpenGL is cross-language, the presentation code will be displayed in C but understanding C is not needed.

Bio: John Riselvato is a Computational Science Intern at Shodor in Durham, North Carolina. John specializes in iOS development for Shodor, with two apps currently on the app store. Recently he had an opportunity to work on an OpenGL and CUDA project during his internship which sparked a large interest in OpenGL.


May 19 Annual Spring Installfest

2012-04-20

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.

We will be meeting at SplatSpace in Durham, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Go here for directions to SplatSpace: http://splatspace.org/location/

No prior experience is required to attend TriLUG Installfest and you don't need to own the latest hardware. There are plenty of members who will be glad to work with you and allow you ask questions. You don't need to be a member of TriLUG or Splat*Space in order to attend, but please do ask about the membership options while you're there. It's a great group of folks and there's a good chance that you'll share interests with many of the other members.

The hardest questions about Linux will be answered:

  • What distro?
  • What disk partitioning should I use?
  • What desktop interface should I use?
  • What do I do about file management & backups?
  • What about servers and daemons?

Bring your own computer or computers or other devices and join us to install that perfect system you've always wanted. We will have the latest popular distros available, or you can bring your own iso's.

Besides the usual categories of installations such as general, game playing, entertainment, development workstation, home or small business server, this year we will also be installing netbook, pad and small devices and single-board computers and embedded systems and microcontrollers.

Yes we will also be installing UNIX and Android systems.

Some effort will be made to mentor some application installations, like office apps, development IDE's, web servers and so on.

Join us for fun, frolic, and Linux.


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