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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:

  • 6:30 - mingling/networking and last minute setup
  • 7:00 - Formal meeting starts with announcements and other PLUG business
  • 7:15 - Presentation(s)
  • 9:00 - Clean up and CAT (Chat About Technology) at a local restaurant. (We sit around and talk about Linux and other geeky stuff over food) We usually meet up at BJ;s in the Chandler fashion center mall located at:
    3155 W.Chandler Blvd.
    Chandler, AZ  85226 (Map to BJ's)

Sebastian Tuchband: How B.A.T.M.A.N. Advanced Networking!

Description:
B.A.T.M.A.N. advanced is a decentralized mesh networking protocol that has existed with the Linux kernel for a while, now.
The presentation is on what is being done with it in reality, the ups, downs, and usage demos.

About Sebastian:
A systems engineer that has been working with Linux to create decentralized mesh networks for the city of Phoenix with the Arizona Blockchain Initiative.

Sebastian Tuchband: Hiding From the Internet

Description:
An updated version of my Hiding From the Internet presentation to fit the changes to privacy, today.
It will include an explanation for where data brokers obtain data, how to prevent non-government officials from easily obtaining PII, and some tools to use to maintain privacy.

We'll have 2 presentations this month:

Austin Godber: Stream Processing with Python and Kafka

Description:
A quick intro to Kafka, a distributed log system, and how to interact with it using Python.


der.hans: GNU date, an extended tour

Description:
GNU date, the pocket multi-tool for time manipulation.
It slices. It dices.
It travels all of time.
It's epochical.

Attendees will learn about:

* date and time formatting
* date and time manipulation
* creating random dates
* time zones
* fun with flags
* the beginning of time
* why to cashout in early January 2038

Biography:
der.hans is a Free Software, technology and entrepreneurial veteran.

He's chairman of the Phoenix Linux User Group (PLUG), BoF organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE), and founder of the Free Software Stammtisch and Stammtisch Job Nights.

Currently, he's a Customer Data Engineer at Object Rocket. Most likely anything he says publicly was not approved by $dayjob.

https://floss.social/@FLOX_advocate
https://mastodon.social/@lufthans

Gavin Klondike: Machine Learning for Security Analysts

Description:
Today, over a quarter of security products for detection have some form of machine learning built in. However, “machine learning” is nothing more than a mysterious buzzword for many security analysts. In order to properly deploy and manage these products, analysts will need to understand how the machine learning components operate to ensure they are working efficiently. In this talk, we will dive head first into building and training our own machine learning models using the 7-step machine learning process.

Biography:
Gavin is a senior consultant and researcher who has a passion for network security, both attack and defense. Through that passion, he runs NetSec Explained; a blog and YouTube channel which covers intermediate and advanced level network security topics, in an easy to understand way. His work has given him the opportunity to be published in industry magazines and speak at conferences such as Defcon and CactusCon. Currently, he is researching into ways to address the cybersecurity skills gap, by utilizing machine learning to augment the capabilities of current security analysts.

We've got 2 presentations this month "Shell Scripting for everyone" and "Replacing netstat sockets using ss"

Dhruva Lokegaonkar: Shell Scripting for everyone


Description:
An introduction to Shell scripting.
- The basics of stringing together various commands
- Pipes and Parallelization
- Conditionals and Loops
- How to use these things to create useful scripts, like creating basic website generators, background switches, keyboard hotkeys, etc.

Biography:
Dhruva is a ASU Computer Science Freshman. He's been using Linux for the past 5 Years. He's been involved with the Indian Linux Users Group Bombay (ILUG-BOM) in their mission to introduce Linux to High School and College students by making it a default in the Indian Curriculum.


der.hans: Replacing netstat sockets using ss

Description:
"Netstat prints information about the Linux networking subsystem."

goto tool net info tool since the beginning of EPOCH

obsolete for years

ss replaces netstat's socket capabilities

Biography:
der.hans is a Free Software, technology and entrepreneurial veteran. He is a repeat author for the Linux Journal with his article about online privacy and security using a password manager as the cover article for the January 2017 issue.

He's chairman of the Phoenix Linux User Group (PLUG), BoF organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE), and founder of the Free Software Stammtisch and Stammtisch Job Nights.

Currently a Customer Data Engineer at Object Rocket. Most likely anything he says publicly was not approved by $dayjob.

He often presents at large community-led conferences (SCaLE, SeaGL, LFNW, Tübix) and many local groups.

https://floss.social/@FLOX_advocate
https://mastodon.social/@lufthans
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Upcoming Events

PLUG East Meeting
Thu Dec 12 @ 7:00PM
Free Software Stammtisch
Tue Dec 17 @ 7:00PM
Installfest
Sat Dec 21 @10:00AM
Installfest
Sat Jan 04 @10:00AM

AzLoCo Events

Sierra Vista Ubuntu Hour
Thu Dec 12 @ 6:00PM
Phoenix Ubuntu Hour
Thu Dec 12 @ 7:00PM
AZLOCO Team Meeting
Sun Dec 15 @ 9:00PM
Linux Installfest/Workshop
Sat Dec 21 @10:00AM
Tempe Ubuntu Hour
Thu Dec 26 @ 7:00PM

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