June 10 meeting: Lightning Talks


6/10 7pm, Red Hat HQ

This month, YOU are the speaker!

Got something interesting that you'd like to share? can't wait for BarCamp? We're hosting our own mini "unconference" style meeting, where members of the audience will be given 5-10 minutes to present an idea or open source tool.

To get an idea of what folks have in mind, see the wiki page here -> Meeting:2010_June_10

Vote for your favorite presentation... the winner gets a prize (TBA).

May 13 Meeting: Puppetize It!


Join us and Mike Seda at Red Hat HQ, May 13th, 7pm

Mike Seda, CEO and IT Consultant at Seda Systems, Inc., will introduce us to Puppet, an Open Source Data Center Automation and Configuration Management framework.

Puppet, is an extremely powerful System Administration tool. This presentation will demonstrate the value in "Puppetizing" both system and application tasks that were originally performed only by hand or via home-grown scripts.

Mike Seda has years of System Administration experience in Research and Enterprise Computing environments. The niche skills that he accrued during this time were (and still are) deemed extremely rare and valuable in the IT industry. One such skill is Puppet, which he has been using to automate tasks for businesses of all sizes since 2008.

April 8 Meeting: OLPC, Sugar Labs and Open Source in Education - Lessons Learned


  • with Greg DeKoenigsberg, Red Hat HQ, April 8th 7pm ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Join us in April when Greg DeKoenigsberg, Senior Community Architect for Red Hat, presents a retrospective on the use of open source in education, with lessons learned from the OLPC project, along with future ideas of collaboration in teaching.

Greg is certainly in a position to know what he's talking about - he was a community advisor to the One Laptop Per Child project and a founding board member of the Sugar Labs project. He serves on the advisory boards of several open source advocacy organizations, writes about open source issues, and speaks at open source events worldwide.

Mar 11 Meeting: Web Security 101


Location: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus Speaker: Michael Peters Time: 7:00pm -0500 Thu, 11 Mar 2010 Food: Pizza and soft drinks provided


HTML is "easy", right? Security is not, right? Come listen to Michael Peters discuss web security, why you should care, where you should care, and tips for the "rest of us" who don't (but should!) wear a paranoia hat daily.

Michael will explain the basics of web security, discuss various attack vectors (SQL Injection, XSS, CSRF, and more), and some avoidance tactics. Whether you're an experienced web developer (we all need reminding) or just starting out, this talk can help avoid being the next easy harvest of The Bad Guys.

See the meeting wiki page for directions, etc.

Feb 11 Meeting: SQLite - A Brief History


Location: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus Speaker: D. Richard Hipp Time: 7:00pm -0500 Thu, 11 Feb 2010 Food: Pizza and soft drinks provided


Database technology has a long and rich history. Come listen to Richard mesmerize us with tales of the database world of yore, and the original reasons behind SQLite.

Richard will further delve into the evolution and world-wide adoption of SQLite up to the present day, survey the current state of database technology (and the trending "NoSQL" idea in particular), and how it all relates to embedded databases like SQLite. Finally, he'll tie it up with prognostications on future turns of database technology.

See the meeting wiki page for directions, etc.

January 14 meeting - A Linux-based Arcade Console


Location: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus Speaker: Thomas Munn Time: 7pm, Thursday January 14 Food: Pizza and soft drinks provided


Thomas has been working on something that is part art, part tech, and part FUN. He has an arcade game console with Linux under the hood.

Come hear Thomas tell us how he selected appropriate PC hardware, external controller boards and game inputs. He'll share his experiences putting it all together, from wood-working to soldering to software configuration. He'll show us some working parts (and some not-so-working parts), and photos of the almost complete game machine -- sorry, it's way too heavy to bring to the meeting!


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