Meetings

Past and future meetings are archived and announced here. Anyone who would like to present something related to Linux at a future meeting is encouraged to email the LUG President (see information). If you have spoken at a past meeting and would like your presentation available to others, please do so.

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Cyber Security Meeting - Insecure Protocols

The slides from James Feister's recent presentation on insecure protocols are available here.

2013/11/12 00:25 · William Bednar

First Cyber Security Meeting with ACM

This week we had the first meeting in our cyber security series with ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). Eric McGinnis gave us an overview of computer networks and a brief introduction to Wireshark. The slides from Eric's presentation are available below.

acm_presentation_one.pdf
acm_presentation_one.pptx

2013/10/18 04:48 · William Bednar

First meeting of Fall 2013!

It will be held in Evans Hall 204 at 6:00pm on this Saturday, September 7, 2013. If the front door to Evans is locked (as it might) the side door will be propped open. The meeting's topic will be Introduction to LUG and Linux basics.

In between talks, we'll have food breaks with free pizza and soda. Bring a laptop, we'll have internets and power for all. If you've got a cool project you're working on, feel free to bring it along too, we'll have some time for members to get feedback from the club as a whole. If you have any questions about Linux, installing it, or using it, we'll have plenty of people around that can answer them.

See you this weekend!

Jamie Luck, LUG President

2013/09/04 16:50 · James Luck

Summer 2013 is here.

See you in the Fall.

2013/06/02 02:08 · RT McGee

First Fall 2012 Meeting

We're finally holding the first LUG meeting of the semester! The meeting is next Wednesday, October 3rd, at 5:00pm in Evans 204. We'll be giving an introduction to LUG & some of the cool resources available to you that you might not know about, discussing plans for the upcoming semester, and going over some highlights from this weekend's CTF (see details following this email).

Where: Evans Hall 204
When: Wednesday, October 3rd, at 5:00pm

2012/09/28 21:34 · RT McGee

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Topic: December/End of the Year/End of the Term Meeting
Date/Time: Tuesday December 1st, 2009 @ 7:00pm
Location: 204 Evans Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Why: Because Backing up Movies, Steam Source Server, Apache Webserver, and custom kernels are just so cool!


Topic: Talk on UD Network with open forum at end
Date: Tuesday November 10th 2009 @ 7:00pm
Location: 204 Evans Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Who: Dr Daniel Grim - Chief Technology Officer @ UD
Why: Ever wonder what goes into running a network that serves over 20,000 people? Curious about how exactly the UDel Network works? Interested in the new technologies projected for use around campus? How does UD handle copyright violations behind the scenes (RIAA/ MPAA)? How does the wireless network on the green keep me connected when I move? What's the deal with Internet2 and how much bandwidth does UD really have?


Topic: Software Alternatives, and Virtual Box
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 19th @6:00pm
Location: 204 Evans Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Ever get tired of paying for software, even if it is discounted, for your school work? Yeah, me too. So this next meeting Garret will be presenting alternative software for you to use to get your school work done while we eat some pizza. After that we'll dive in Virtual Box and begin an interactive tutorial of setting up Virtual Machines. Remember to bring a network cable if you can, so that you can plug into the switch and follow along!


Topic: Samba, Apache, and Tunneling
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 24th @6:00pm
Location: 204 Evans Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Ever wonder how to setup Apache and Samba securely to share files on a private network? Or how about accessing a private network remotely and securely? Well then be sure to make it to make it out to our first spring meeting. We will be setting up a switch for everyone to plug their laptops into, so don't forget to bring a network cable! As always there will be pizza and soda.


Topic: Streaming Media
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 10th @7:00pm
Location: 204 Evans Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Curious how to stream video from one computer to another? Well come by and find out how a movie can be streamed from your dorm computer to somewhere else on campus.


Topic: Dr. Daniel Grim (Executive Director of NSS)
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 18th @ 8:00pm
Location: 204 Evans Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Ever wonder what goes into running a network that serves over 20,000 people? Curious about the roll out of encrypted wireless access points around UD? Interested in the new technologies projected for use around campus? How does UD handle copyright violations behind the scenes (RIAA/MPAA)?

The head honcho of Network Systems & Services (the guys who run the UD network) will be speaking to LUG and ACM members. There shall be pizza, soda, and possibly more. Come for the food; stay to learn.


Topic: Opens Source Software, The LUG Mirror, Backtrack 3, and Defcon
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 24th 2008 @ 7:00-9:00pm
Location: 210 Evans Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Food: Pizza & Soda, the standard at any UD LUG meeting
Speakers By Presentation:
Open Source Software Panel: Burke Cates, Joshua Marks, Garret McGraw
The LUG Mirror: Andrew Chester , Rodney McGee
BackTrack 3: Steve Janansky, Michael Natrin
Defcon: Rodney McGee

Ever wondered what open source software is and what it can do for you? Come out to see our panel of speakers present a brief overview of available open source software on Windows, Linux, and OSX.

Following our panel on open source software we will be providing a short presentation on the new 24TB LUG mirror, and how you can use the mirror to get some of your favorite open source software with extremely fast downloads.

With the recent release of BackTrack 3 there will also be a presentation and demonstration on its powerful uses. By the end of this insightful presentation you'll be thinking twice about connecting to that open access point at Star Bucks or Panera.

Finally to close the meeting we will review some of the exploits and vulnerabilities presented at Defcon (http://www.defcon.com), and what you can do to protect yourself online.


Topic: Dinner and a Movie
Movie: Pirates of the Silicon Valley
Date/Time: Thursday, March 13 @ 6:00pm
Location: Evans 204
Provided: *FOOD*! There shall be *pizza*, soda, and possibly more. Come for the food; stay to learn.

Please come out in two weeks for some pizza, soda/water, and the movie Pirates of the Silicon Valley. It's an interesting documentary-with-a-plot about the beginnings of Microsoft and Apple. Here's the IMDB page for a plot summary and trailers:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168122/


Topic: Wikipedia
Speaker: Mark Pellegrini
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 28th @ 7:00pm
Location: 204 Evans Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room

We've all used Wikipedia for homework help, learning about a topic that interests us, and even answering day-to-day questions that intrigue us. Ever wonder what goes into running Wikipedia and keeping it open yet accurate?

Mark Pellegrini is a Wikipedia administrator and PhD student in the ECE department here at the University of Delaware. He is also the director of featured articles, scheduling what articles you will see on the main page. As a member of the Wikimedia Press Team, helps answer emails Wikipedia receives. He has written a fair number of articles and taken several pictures used in the articles. You can learn more about him on his User Page.

If you missed the meeting Mark was nice enough to allow us to give it to you. Download it here.


Topic: Solaris 10 ZFS - Technical Demo, Solaris 10 D-Trace - Technical Demo, Project Indiana - Update, Sun SPARC T2 Processor - overview, and Q & A
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 14 from 2:30 to 4:30pm
Location: 102 Gore Hall

The presenters will be: Christine Tran - Systems Engineer, Sun Microsystems, Peter Percival - Systems Engineer, Sun Microsystems, and Sean Kilby - Client Solutions Lead, Strategic Technologies, Inc.

ECE/CIS departments utilize ZFS quite a bit and this presentation should go over some of the main features. D-Trace is another feature from Solaris that has been ported to MacOS X Leopard. A preview live CD of project Indiana was released last week. The T2 processor is an update of the T1 processor. Each of the 8 cores in the T2 has it's own floating point unit and improves performance over the T1.


Topic: Dr. Daniel Grim (Executive Director of NSS)
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 30th @ 8:00pm
Location: 204 Evans Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Ever wonder what goes into running a network that serves over 20,000 people? Curious about the roll out of encrypted wireless access points around UD? Interested in the new technologies projected for use around campus? How does UD handle copyright violations behind the scenes (RIAA/MPAA)?

The head honcho of Network Systems & Services (the guys who run the UD network) will be speaking to LUG and ACM members next Tuesday, 10/30. There shall be pizza, soda, and possibly more. Come for the food; stay to learn.


Topic: Dr. Daniel Grim (Executive Director of NSS)
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 30th @ 8:00pm
Location: 204 Evans Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Ever wonder what goes into running a network that serves over 20,000 people? Curious about the roll out of encrypted wireless access points around UD? Interested in the new technologies projected for use around campus? How does UD handle copyright violations behind the scenes (RIAA/MPAA)?

The head honcho of Network Systems & Services (the guys who run the UD network) will be speaking to LUG and ACM members next Tuesday, 10/30. There shall be pizza, soda, and possibly more. Come for the food; stay to learn.


Topic: Informal Installfest / Tutoring / Linux Q & A
Date/Time: Tentative (Sunday, October 7, 2007 3-6pm)
Location: 134 Evans Hall, DSP Lab

  • Have a general question about Linux?
  • Having issues installing some software package or new-fangled device?
  • Want to install Linux for the first time, but don't know where to start?
  • Want to dual boot, but don't have a 2nd computer to help you along?

We're here to help!
This weekend, some officers will be in the DSP Lab of Evans for your use. There will be Gentoo Linux and Xen, then OS X installing! There will be displays and peripherals for your use, so all you need is your tower. Also, we'll be happy to try to answer questions about your CISC / ELEG / CPEG classes.


Topic: General Interest Meeting
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 26th @ 7:00pm
Location: 140 Dupont Hall, E-Calc II Lab
Welcome to a new semester! It’s almost the end of September and we haven’t even had our first meeting yet – it is now time. Come on out to DuPont hall next Wednesday and meet other Linux enthusiasts. We’ll get some conversation going, talk about new happenings in the community, and what we have planned for the year. As always, bring your questions.


Topic: The vi (vim) Text Editor
Date: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
Time: 7-8:30pm
Speaker: Dan Price
Meeting Location: 204 Evans Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room


Topic: Back to the Prompt
Date: Thursday, March 22nd, 2007
Time: 7-8:30pm
Speaker: Bob Ruddy
Meeting Location: 140 Dupont Hall, E-Calc II Lab


Topic: Introducing the Python Programming Language
Date: Thursday, March 1st, 2007
Time: 7pm
Meeting Location: 140 Dupont Hall, E-Calc II Lab


Topic: Site Visit to Hostmysite.com Datacenter
Date: Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Hostmysite.com
Summary: Hostmysite.com has been in the web hosting business since 1997, and are located 10 minutes down the road off of 896 in the Pencader Office Complex. Activities will include a guided tour of their datacenter by Darrell Hyde, their Director of Network Operations. He designed the network layout for their datacenters and is who they consider their Linux guru.


Topic: Cracking the Window of Protected WiFi (Hacking Wireless Networks)
Date: Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
Time: 7pm
Location: Evans Hall, 2nd Floor Lounge - Room 204
Summary: WiFi Protected Access (WPA) is one of the most widely implemented security solutions for a wireless network. However, its method of encryption and password authentication can be exploited. How? Come to next week's LUG meeting and find out. We'll be discussing the various aspects of WPA and how exactly the protocol can be circumvented. Time permitting we'll also talk about another form of encryption used, known as WEP.


Topic: Dual-booting Linux with Gentoo
Date: Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
Time: 7pm
Locations: DuPont Hall, room 140 (E-Calc Lab)
Summary: We'll take you step by step installing our favorite distribution. You'll learn about partitioning with fdisk, filesystems, dual-booting with the grub bootloader, and the portage package manager. As always, bring your questions, and your laptops.


First meeting of the fall semester! – open disscussion
Date: Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
Time: 7 pm
Location: Evans Hall, room 143 (IEEE Student Lounge) / DuPont Hall, room 140 (E-Calc Lab)
Summary: This will be a general interest meeting for all levels of Linux users. It’s an open discussion night, if you have a topic you’d like to learn about, if you played with something cool this summer and would like to share, or if you know nothing about Linux and want to try it out come by and visit. Best of all there will be free pizza and Ubuntu CDs! —-

Fall Activities Night
Date: Monday, August 28th, 2006
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Trabant
Summary: We need volunteers to help give out the word to incoming freshman about LUG. If you want to help be there at 6:30 or so.


Topic: Asterisk: The Open Source PBX
Date: Tues., May 2nd, 2006
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: 316 Gore Hall
Summary: A quick look at current news, an introduction to VoIP, PBX and a guide to setting up Asterisk. Also, it's time to vote on next years officers!


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