Meetings

February 2017 Meeting of ChicagoLUG

Our February Meeting is set for Saturday, February 11th, starting at 2:00pm, and we’ll be meeting at the Pumping Station: One. Live network coding in 8sync Isn’t network programming a pain? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could live code and explore the system you’re building as you go? Enter 8sync, an actor model library for GNU Guile that’s built to support evolving your networked application as it runs.

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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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Programming Tonight - December LUG Coffee and Hacking

Programming Tonight - December LUG Coffee and Hacking Join members of the ChicagoLUG for informal hacking and coffee drinking at Programming Tonight: December 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, December 18th, starting at 7:00pm. We’ll be meeting at New Wave Coffee, located at 2557 North Milwaukee Avenue.

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November 2015 Meeting of the ChicagoLUG

Our November meeting is set for Saturday, November 7th, starting at 2:00pm, and we’ll be meeting at Pumping Station: One. We’ll be learning about Bash autocompletion. Speaking Topics Bash Autocomplete, an Introduction Freddy Martinez is a Chicago based SysAdmin and long time LUG member. In his talk, he will describe a very basic introduction into how bash auto-complete functions and how you can create your own custom auto complete functions.

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September 2015 Meeting of the ChicagoLUG

September 2015 Meeting of the ChicagoLUG Chris Webber is making a stop in Chicago, and will be by at our next meeting of the ChicagoLUG to discuss two things that are of great interest to him: Federating the Web and the package manager, Guix. Our meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday, September 30th, at the RedHat Chicago offices. Their offices are located at 101 N. Wacker Drive.

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August 2015 Meeting of the ChicagoLUG

Our August meeting is set for Saturday, August 15th, starting at 2:00pm, and we’ll be meeting at Pumping Station: One. We’ll be learning about Canonical’s Juju project, and will get an intro to Amazon Web Services’ S3, as well. Speaking Topics Peter Baumgarten on Amazon S3 Peter will provide a brief overview of using Amazon S3 as part of system administration duties. If you’re new to AWS (and S3 in particular) this should be a good talk to check out.

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