Meetings

May 2018 Meeting of ChicagoLUG

This will be a follow-up hands-on meetup where we’ll continue working through updating the ChicagoLUG website and related projects. If you’re interested in learning about Ansible, Nginx, Discourse, and / or Hugo, this will be a good time to meet other members of ChicagoLUG and get experienc with these projects. We’ll work to Ansible-ize our website deployment, make some improvements to the ChicagoLUG.org site layout / appearance, and start the process of porting our Mailing List from GNU/Mailman to Discourse.

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April 2018 Meeting of ChicagoLUG

This will be hands-on meetup where we’ll be working on our ChicagoLUG website and related projects. If you’re interested in learning about Ansible, Nginx, Discourse, and / or Hugo, this will be a good time to meet other members of ChicagoLUG and get your feet wet / hands dirty with these projects. We’ll work to Ansible-ize our website deployment, make some improvements to the ChicagoLUG.org site layout / appearance, and start the process of porting our Mailing List from GNU/Mailman to Discourse.

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February 2018 Meeting of ChicagoLUG

Our February 2018 meeting is set for Saturday, February 10th, starting at 2:00pm, We’ll gather at Pumping Station: One. SecureDrop - Developing and hosting a security-critical web application For this month we invite you to join Freddy Martinez and members of the ChicagoLUG to learn about SecureDrop. SecureDrop is a free software whistle-blower submission system that media organizations can use to securely accept documents from, and communicate with, anonymous sources.

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December 2017 Meeting of ChicagoLUG

Our December Meeting is set for Saturday, December 9th, starting at 2:00pm, and we’ll be meeting at Pumping Station: One. How the DebConf video team uses Ansible Carl Karsten will provide a tour of how the DebConf video team provisions their video recording hardware. Whether he is putting the installer and config files onto bootable media, or serving it up using a PXE stack, Carl uses Ansible to turn the new box into one of the many types of machines needed: video mixer, frame grabber, encoder, nfs server, even the dhcp/pxe server that hosts all the scripts to do all the things.

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June 2017 Meeting of ChicagoLUG

Our June Meeting is set for Saturday, June 17th, starting at 2:00pm, and we’ll be meeting at the Pumping Station: One. OpenShift MiniShift Minishift is a tool that helps you run OpenShift locally by launching a single-node OpenShift cluster inside a virtual machine. With Minishift you can try out OpenShift or develop with it, day-to-day, on your local machine. Bring whatever latop you want because you can run Minishift on Windows, Mac OS, and even GNU/Linux operating systems.

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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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