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.


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.


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