May 10 Meeting - OpenSource.com

2012-04-15

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.

At opensource.com, we explore all of that. We examine what happens when those principles — openness, transparency, collaboration, rapid prototyping, community — are applied to the world. We’ve found hundreds of stories of how openness has solved problems. Changed the way our children learn. Increased governmental transparency. Created collaboration in business. Helped save lives in times of crisis. "Open source" now defines a culture — a culture that’s changing the world.

But to help spread openness, you have to be able to talk about it in a way that keeps people from immediately thinking it's all about software. I'll tell you how to use pop culture — from Iron Man to The Hunger Games, World of Goo to Star Trek — to explain these principles and how you can apply them beyond the code.

Ruth Suehle is a writer and editor in Brand Communications + Design at Red Hat, Fedora contributor, and moderator of the opensource.com Life channel. She's a maker at heart who is often behind a sewing machine, rolling fondant, or looking for the next DIY project. You can find her on Twitter and identi.ca as @suehle.


April 14 Hack Day: IPv6

2012-03-16

WORLD IPV6 LAUNCH is 6 June 2012 – The Future is Forever

This TriLUG Hack Day is about everything IPv6. Bring your PCs, smartphones, tablets, routers, or other interesting devices to see how they'll work in our IPv6 test lab. Come and get some hands-on experience with IPv6 on your own equipment.

This day is about preparing for World IPv6 Launch Day on 6th June. On this day, ISPs and Website operators will switch on IPv6 - permanently !

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

Date: The hack day will be on Saturday 14th April 2012. All day. 10am - 5pm


April 12 Meeting - Preparing for World IPv6 Day

2012-03-12

WORLD IPV6 LAUNCH is 6 June 2012 – The Future is Forever

Topic: Preparing for World IPv6 Day Presenter: Kevin Otte,Igor Partola, Jym Williams-Zavada, Alan Porter When: Thursday, April 12, 7pm Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC Map: Google Maps Video Recording: April 12 TriLUG Meeting - Preparing for World IPv6 Day

Kevin Otte: (Slides) Major ISPs, home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are coming together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services by 6 June 2012. http://www.worldipv6launch.org

Igor Partola: (Slides) Using IPv6's global addressing as a way to get direct connectivity between my home and office. With IPv4 we had to setup up a VPN which required some management. Having IPv6 at home and work (via TunnelBroker) makes it easy to connect directly to the machines I want to get to. Teredo/miredo helps connecting from coffee shops, etc. when on the go.

Alan Porter: (Slides) Adding IPv6 support to a web provisioning interface for a large telecom project.

Jym Williams-Zavada: (Slides) Getting a mikrotik router to work with a Hurricane Electric IPv6 tunnel, enabling IPv6 on my LAN. And if there's time, also about the IPv6 firewall rules I use to protect my LAN nodes from the rest of the IPv6 Internet.

TriLUG Hack Day: April 14 You've heard the buzz and seen the slides, now come get hands-on experience with IPv6 on your own equipment. Bring your PCs, smartphones, tablets, routers, or other interesting devices to see how they'll work in our IPv6 test lab.


March 8 Meeting - Device Mapper Multipath

2012-02-22

Topic: Device Mapper Multipath Presenter: Adam Drew When: Thursday, March 8, 7pm Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC Map: Google Maps Slides: adrew-trilug-multipath.tar.bz2 Video Recording: March 8 Meeting - Device Mapper Multipath

Synopsis: In enterprise environments fault tolerance, redundancy, and high throughput are all major concerns. And there are few places where these concerns are as pressing as they are for enterprise storage. Multipath is a storage technology that fulfills all of these requirements and Device Mapper Multipath is a native multipathing solution for Linux systems. Though Device Mapper Multipath is mature, stable, and widely deployed it is often misunderstood and incorrectly deployed.

This presentation explains Device Mapper Multipath starting at theory of operation, to deployment, and finally through troubleshooting. The goal of the presentation is to provide a clear and complete description of how to deploy, understand, and resolve issues with Device Mapper Multipath on Linux systems. The material will be presented with a focus on Device Mapper Multipath on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 but is also applicable to Fedora, CentOS, Scientific Linux, and other Fedora-derived distributions.

Bio: Adam Drew is a Software Engineer with Red Hat in Raleigh, North Carolina. Drew started with Red Hat in 2009 as a front-line phone support technician, worked his way up through Red Hat's Global Support Services organization, and recently joined Red Hat's supportability team as a software engineer. Drew specializes in High Availability clustering, storage, filesystems, and the device mapper. Drew has given presentations on storage topics at the Red Hat Summit in Boston and in Red Hat's Technical Account Management webinar series and is the author of over 150 Red Hat knowledge-base articles and technical briefs. Drew lives with his wife, dog, and three cats in Raleigh.

Many of you will know Drew from his smiling face at the front desk at Red Hat where he buzzes the doors open on Thursday nights. Last year he gave a fantastic presentation on Open Source Software for Musicians.


March 10 Hack Day: OpenWRT No.2

2012-02-09

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

2012-01-31

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)

2012-01-26

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.

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January 12 meeting - Open Source Business Intelligence Tools

2011-12-29

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.


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