PLUG's Upcoming Events
Jerry Snitselaar -
i3wm: Look Ma, No Mouse:
A tour and demonstration of features for the i3wm tiling window manager.
Jerry Snitselaar is a Member of the Red Hat kernel hardware team. Previously a kernel
maintainer for Oracle Enterprise Linux, and a long time emacs user. Paul Hahn
- Opportunity Hack:
The Annual Opportunity Hackathon is currently in its fourth year worldwide, and in its first year in Arizona. It is also been hosted in Chennai India, San Jose California and Austin Texas.
The purpose of the Opportunity Hackathon is to bring technical members of a community together to solve specific problems facing local Non-Profit Organizations. Opportunity Hack Arizona was sponsored by PayPal, American Express, and Seedspot.
Paul Hahn has been working for PayPal's Site Reliability Engineering department in various capacities for the past 4 years. Paul has spent 15 years in software engineering and an additional 3 years in IT operations and support. In his non-existent spare time he enjoys Jeeping (4x4) and tinkering on stuff. Paul served on the Opportunity Hackathon committee and was also a volunteer at this years Opportunity Hackathon.
Anthony Kosednar will present:
The AZ Cyberwarfare Range (More info to come)
Space Night @ PLUG
PLUG is hosting a panel on Free Software, Open Standards and fun anecdotes for space and space travel. The panel will have people who have worked on projects for NASA and JPL.
Bio: Austin is the Science Operations Lead for the Mastcam-Z multispectral camera system on the upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission. He has developed and currently oversees similar operations on both operating Mars rovers, Curiosity and Opportunity. This role consists of interacting with the science team, supervising instrument operations, software development and systems administration. He currently manages about 50 mixed Ubuntu and CentOS machines and maintains a number of software projects, some of which are open source.
Bio: Darrin has been developing software since the 80's, currently for Limelight Networks, and previously in areas ranging from a NASA space mission to finance to 3D modelling. Darrin has been developing for Linux and/or BSD since the 90's, and exclusively since 2008.
This is our main meeting. This meeting usually takes the form of 1 or usually more presentations. We try to keep a good balance of novice and advanced subjects so that nobody will be overwhelmed or bored. Just show up, and we hope you learn something.
We go for food afterwards to BJs at the nearby mall.
See you there...
We have two presentations for September: The fish shell and Git.Topic: The fish shell
Speaker: I. Preston
Preston will give us an introduction to the fish shell (http://fishshell.com/), "a smart and user-riendly command line shell for OS X, Linux, and the rest of the family", why you’d want to use it over bash or zsh, and some tips and tricks to get the most out of it.
Preston is a software engineer at a Chandler start-up. He's a frequent presenter at http://desertpy.com, the founder of http://www.meetup.com/Language-Roulette, and a connoisseur of interesting and sometimes terrible programming languages.Topic: Intro to Git
Speaker: Aaron Jones
This will be a basic introduction to Git discussing how to use Git to handle version control, what version control is, and why we should use version control. He will also explain how to use Git in combination with Github.com and demonstrate how we can share files or contribute to projects using Git.
Aaron is a web developer who enjoys using new technologies. He began using Linux while still a kid and is pro- VIM, GIT, CMUS, and NEWSBEUTER. His workflow is command line based and he hope's to help others learn more about computing, linux ,and the tools out there to make them more productive.
We have two presentations for August: Software Defined Radios; Intro to Amazon Web Services.
Topic: Software Defined Radios
Speaker: Schuyler St. Leger
Description: Software Defined Radio (SDR) provides the perfect low-cost method to explore the world of RF (Radio Frequency.) SDR is a flexible radio system that utilizes software instead of specialized hardware to decode radio signals. It can investigate a wide frequency range and decode many different RF protocols. This talk will provide a basic understanding of SDR. It will then discuss some of the available and affordable hardware and software tools for exploring SDR. If time allows a live SDR demo will be included.
Bio: Schuyler St. Leger is a young maker. His passion for technology started at a very early age. His interests include 3D printing, electronics, hardware and software programming, software defined radio (SDR), robotics, computers, and tech innovations. Schuyler regularly speaks and teaches on these subjects. He dabbles in many software and hardware technologies including 3D CAD tools (Autodesk Inventor and 123D, SketchUp, and SolidWorks), LabVIEW, MATLAB, Python, Processing, Scratch, Linux, Arduino, and LEGO Mindstorms. He enjoys designing and making things as well as taking apart nearly everything to understand the details of how they work. He shows his projects at various maker events worldwide. Schuyler is a member a FIRST Robotics Competition team, Team Caution Robotics, and also a member of HeatSync Labs, Phoenix’s hackerspace.
His motto is “Don’t be afraid to break something!”
Schuyler lives in Phoenix, Arizona and is currently in high school at Brightmont Academy.
Topic: Amazon Wed Services (AWS)
Speaker: Tejeev "TJ" Patel
Description: An Introduction to Amazon Web Services (AWS)
This month we will have 3 presentations.
Aaron Jones will give a presentation on VIM
The bare bones bottom of the barrel basics of VIM. People who reset their computer because
they accidently opened VIM and don’t know how to get out of it will enjoy this. We will discuss
the three modes, how to insert, edit, and save data. I will also demonstrate what a .vimrc file can
be used for when customizing VIM.
I am a VIM user who currently uses VIM for all aspects of both my job as well as my personal
life. I really love VIM and it currently doubles as my coding environment as well as my Word
Phil Waclawski will give us 2 presentations:
The basics of Subsurface (He'll even demonstrate unloading his dives from his dive computer), some of the more advanced features as well.
Color correction and other basic photo editing using Gimp, focusing on SCUBA photos that have a bad blue "washout" effect.