Meetings

January 2017 Meeting of ChicagoLUG

Our January meeting is set for Saturday, January 21st, starting at 2:00pm, and we’ll be meeting at the Pumping Station: One. Using Linux Applications with Flatpak We’ll start out with a presentation from Meg Ford on Flatpak. FlatPak is a new framework for creating distribution-agnostic sandboxed Linux desktop applications. FlatPak uses features such as Project Atomic’s bubblewrap utility, systemd cgroups, D-Bus, and OSTree. Meg will give a high-level overview of the features FlatPak provides to users, and demonstrate installing and running a simple example application.

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October 2016 Meeting of ChicagoLUG

Our October meeting is set for Saturday, October 22nd, starting at 2:00pm, and we’ll be meeting at the Telnyx offices. We will get a quick overview of FLOSS-technologies at Telnyx, and Bonnie King will show us how FLOSS supports high-energy physics research at Fermilab. Matthew Garrett will wrap things up with an extended talk on securing computers from highly skilled attackers. Telynx Engineering - Rob Dux An overview of FLOSS-based engineering technologies in use at Telynx.

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June 2016 Meeting of ChicagoLUG

Our June meeting is set for Saturday, June 25th, starting at 2:00pm, and we’ll be meeting at Pumping Station: One. We will take time to learn about Qubes OS, a relatively new, security-focused GNU/Linux distribution. Freddy Martinez will discuss some of what makes it unique, as well as how it can be used in practice. Embedded Linux developer Drew Fustini will also share some of what he learned during the recent Linux Foundation, “Open Internet of Things and Embedded Linux Conference,” in San Diego.

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Surveillance Self-Defense 101

On Saturday, April 16th, members of the Chicago GNU/Linux User Group along with Shahid Buttar from the Electronic Frontier Foundation will co-host a free workshop on surveillance self-defense. The workshop will be open to the public, though particularly structured for activists and lawyers who support social movements. You are not expected to be a technical expert to attend this session - it is geared towards regular smartphone and laptop users.

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Programming Tonight - January Edition

Join members of the ChicagoLUG for informal hacking and coffee drinking at Programming Tonight: January Edition. Bring a project to work on and a few dollars for some coffee and a tasty sandwich. Get to know your fellow LUG members in an informal, working session. The gathering is set for Friday, January 29th, starting at 7:00pm. We’ll be meeting at New Wave Coffee, located at 2557 North Milwaukee Avenue. You’re welcome to bring any project that you’d like, or to bring no project at all and hope to find one once you get there.

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May 2013 Meeting and Hackfest of the ChicagoLUG

We’ve scheduled our May meeting for Saturday, May 25th, starting at 12:00pm at Pumping Station: One. Early birds typically start showing up by about 11:40 or so. If you’re there early, just sit tight. If you show up late, please knock loudly on the door so we can hear you from upstairs. Speaking Topics William Giokas is set to talk on systemd, and George Lesica is also tentatively set to speak on R.

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Day Two of Flourish at UIC

The ChicagoLUG is skipping our April meeting to participate in Flourish, one of Chicago’s best open source conferences. The student-run event is hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago, and registration is free. Register early to get a free tshirt! The event will run on both Friday and Saturday, April 12th and 13th. See the conference website for directions to the event.

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Day One of Flourish at UIC

The ChicagoLUG is skipping our April meeting to participate in Flourish, one of Chicago’s best open source conferences. The student-run event is hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago, and registration is free. Register early to get a free tshirt! The event will run on both Friday and Saturday, April 12th and 13th. See the conference website for directions to the event.

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March 2013 Meeting and Hackfest of the ChicagoLUG

Our next meeting is set for Saturday, March 23rd, starting at 12:00pm. Joel Luellwitz will be presenting on Linux utilities, technologies and best practices concerning authentication and security. Part of his focus will be on what can go wrong if these tools are used improperly. People of all ability levels are welcome to join us, learn more GNU/Linux, and contribute. If you have any questions, feel free to be in touch via our mailing list or any of our social media channels.

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February 2013 Meeting and Hackfest of the ChicagoLUG

Our next meeting is set for Saturday, February 16th, starting at 12:00pm, and we have a great set of talks lined up for this meeting. Meg Ford will be reporting on the outcomes from the recent GNOME developertools hackfest in Belgium. There was much discussion at the hackfest around GObject bindings, dynamic vs. statically typed languages, and debugging large applications written in dynamic languages. Meg will provide the scoops on all of it.

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