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.

Qubes OS in Practice - Freddy Martinez

Qubes OS is a GNU/Linux distribution with a unique take on security. Qubes provides security through compartimentalization, separating your computing actitivies into distinct, VM-managed computing environments.

Freddy will take us through the features of Qubes, as well as provide some details for how it can be used in practice.

What’s New in Embedded Linux - Drew Fustini

Though most of us have heard about the many new Internet of Things products, the news for the technical community has largely focused on the risks associated with how these devices can be insecure and/or arrive with little support. It’s important that we know how IoT devices are being developed, and how they can be developed properly.

Drew Fustini is here to help. Drew attended the Open Internet of Things and Embedded Linux Conference (OpenIoT & ELC 2016) in San Diego in April, and will share news of the latest advancements and innovation in using Linux to develop embedded systems.


We will have food! Probably pizza! At least a few of us typically bring some beverage to share, as well. We’re a community-run organization, so we recommend bringing a few dollars if you’d like to partake of the food. No one will be denied a slice of tasty pizza for inability to chip-in, though.