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 of bored. Just show up, and we hope you learn something.
If you would like some examples of what to expect at this meeting, check out some of the videos that have been made of our presentations.
Topics: Various topics ranging form beginner's to advanced, user to administrator.
When: Second Thursday of each month at 7:00PM
Where: Desert Breeze Substation: 251 North Desert Breeze Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226
What to expect:
Ben Cotton: Fedora and Future of Operating Systems
Join the Meeting for going to https://lufthans.bigbluemeeting.com/b/plu-yuk-7xx on Apr. 8th at 7pm MST
Operating systems are not boring, but they’re no longer the end of the Linux development pipeline. As interest shifts up the stack to containers and other abstraction technologies, what are operating system makers to do? This talk describes how the Fedora Project views the future of the Linux distribution, why it’s still relevant, and how we’re going to get there. The operating system may not get the attention it used to, but it still plays an important role in providing the foundation that modern applications are built on.
Ben is a meteorologist by training, but weather makes a great hobby. Ben works as the Fedora Program Manager at Red Hat. He is a member of the Open Source Initiative and a supporter of Software Freedom Conservancy. Ben is an Opensource.com Correspondent Emeritus and an Open Organization Ambassador. Find him on Twitter (@FunnelFiasco) or at FunnelFiasco.com.
We'll have 2 presentations this month, A conversation with Bradley Kuhn about the Software Freedom Conservancy and (ab)Using DNS
Attend the meeting on Thursday November 12th at 7PM by visiting: https://lufthans.bigbluemeeting.com/b/plu-yuk-7xx
Bradley Kuhn: A conversation with Bradley Kuhn about the Software Freedom Conservancy
We're going to start the new year off with an interview. Bradley and our host will chat about the Software Freedom Conservancy, Free Software and licensing and his history in the Free Software movement.
Bradley M. Kuhn is the Policy Fellow and Hacker-in-Residence at Software Freedom Conservancy and editor-in-chief of copyleft.org. Kuhn began his work in the software freedom movement as a volunteer in 1992, when he became an early adopter of Linux-based systems, and began contributing to various Free Software projects, including Perl. He worked during the 1990s as a system administrator and software developer for various companies, and taught AP Computer Science at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati. Kuhn's non-profit career began in 2000, when he was hired by the FSF. As FSF's Executive Director from 2001–2005, Kuhn led FSF's GPL enforcement, launched its Associate Member program, and invented the Affero GPL. Kuhn was appointed President of Software Freedom Conservancy in April 2006, was Conservancy's primary volunteer from 2006–2010, and has been a full-time staffer since early 2011. Kuhn holds a summa cum laude B.S. in Computer Science from Loyola University in Maryland, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati. Kuhn's Master's thesis discussed methods for dynamic interoperability of Free Software programming languages. Kuhn received the O'Reilly Open Source Award in 2012, in recognition for his lifelong policy work on copyleft licensing. Kuhn has a blog and co-hosts the audcast, Free as in Freedom.
Donald Mac McCarthy: (ab)Using DNS
Let's take a look at DNS from a new perspective. In this presentation we will discuss using DNS for cost savings and speed increases in datastore operations. We will also take advantage of DNS's unique architecture and capabilities to improve redundancy and increase distribution for near zero cost. Finally, I will show how to push security farther toward the entry into the technology stack and make our applications a part of our security posture.
Nathan Cluff: Space Night Talk Show
PLUG is hosting it's first ever talk show. Tune in as Hans asks guest Nathan Cluff about FLOSS in space and other geeky topics.
der.hans will interview Nathan Cluff for PLUG's first ever talk show as they talk about throwing things at other planets, our first spacecopter and whatever else comes up
First Space Night video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnxge96YO3A
Planetary Society: https://www.Planetary.org/
Nathan is the Lead Systems Administrator for the Mastcam and Mastcam-Z cameras on the Mars Science Laboratory and Mars 2020 rovers in addition to supporting operations for various other missions such as the Luna Polar Hydrogen Mapper (LunaH-map) mission. Nathan has been involved in various Linux administrative positions for the last 18 years and has been in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU for the last 4 years.
Here's the 2 topics for this month's Virtual Meeting that you can attend on Thursday October 8th at 7PM by visiting: https://lufthans.bigbluemeeting.com/b/plu-yuk-7xx
der.hans: SSH Tunnels and More
Abstract: SSH is the go to tool for sysadmins and developers for interactive connections to remote machines. It creates secure, encrypted connections between computers, even across hostile networks. Secure unless you accept keys without verification (DON'T DO THAT!!!).
SSH can also create tunnels for encapsulating other connections, including other protocols and data. Sysadmins can bridge protocols across networks for ease of access such as a one-off data sync. Devs can present the dev database on their desktop to ease use of graphical development tools.
After attending this session, audience members will be able to create a local tunnel from client to server, a remote tunnel from server to client, and do simple analysis of local vs remote evaluation of a command. Attendees will be able to use tunnels for SSH or sample other protocols (MySQL and HTTP), and tunneling via a third party system. They will also be familiar with dynamic SOCKS proxies and using SSH to tunnel graphical applications. Finally, attendees will also learn SSH configuration and command line tips for convenience of use, including using forced command to restrict an SSH key to one purpose.
der.hans is a technology and entrepreneurial veteran.
He is chairman of the Phoenix Linux User Group (PLUG), Promotions and Outreach chair for SeaGL, BoF organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) and founder of the Free Software Stammtisch. He presents regularly at large community-led conferences (SCaLE, SeaGL, LFNW, Tübix, OLF, TXLF) and many local groups.
Currently a Customer Data Engineer at Object Rocket. Public statements are not representative of $dayjob.
Mastodon - https://floss.social/@FLOX_advocate
Plume - https://fediverse.blog/~/LuftHans
Sriram Ramkrishna: Circular Datacenter - Natural partners for FLOSS and Open Hardware
The Circular Datacenter is the idea that we can reuse datacenter
components and recertify them to new markets. This talk describes the
supply chain that the circular datacenter creates, and how we can leverage
that to build sustainable computational power that naturally allies itself
to free and open source software and open hardware.
Sri is a 20+ veteran of free and open source both professionally and as a labour of love. In open source he works across the board with professional organizations, non-profits, and of course open source projects.
Sri currently works for ITRenew - a company in the circular data center space, as a Principal Ecosystems Engineer. In that role, Sri works with open source communities and organizations building rapport and finding ways to contribute to the upstreams that his employer depends on.