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The PLUG end of year schedule set

Stammtisch will meet as normal in November ( on the 20th ) and December ( on the 18th ) at Boulders on Southern, 1010 W Southern Ave, Mesa.

In December the PLUG east side meeting is a pot luck party.

There will be no security meeting in December. Security meetings will start again in January.

For the end of year pot luck, bring some friends and family.

PLUG October security class

Topics: Firejail, AppArmor and SELinux

In October Aaron will be teaching us about locking down processes via three diff
erent mechanisms.

  • Firejail: sandbox to restrict the application environment
  • AppArmor: a Mandatory Access Control system, common for debian based distros
  • SELinux: a Mandatory Access Control system, common for Red Hat based distros

The PLUG security meeting is a monthly open entry security class ( 3rd Thursday ).

Free Software Stammtisch job networking Tuesday night

Free Software Stammtisch job networking event this Tuesday at 18:00.

We encourage engineers from groups that are hiring and hiring managers to attend. The goal is for prospective candidates to learn about the company and the actual job while giving the team a chance to meet prospective candidates. Interviews are bi-directional, so are job searches.

We have several confirmed employers this month:

October PLUG east side meeting

Topic: Command Line Tools Seminar
Instructor: Ryan Hermens

This month's east side meeting is a seminar on important command line tools. It's a good month to bring friends and family that have interest in GNU/Linux.

Thursday, October 11th @ 19:00

PLUG has two topics for August, Tech Debt and /etc/alternatives

PLUG has two topics for August.

Ed Nicholson - Technical Debts and Digital Assets

Exploring the analogy of debt and real world financial obligations, as a context for a software's or system's life cycle. Debt and Software are both fundamentally types of Intangible Assets. This talk is an exploration of how the much older asset class, Debt, may be usefully applied in understanding the relative newcomers, Software and Systems.

der.hans - Introduction to /etc/alternatives

PLUG July East Valley Meeting Wrapup

Thursday's PLUG meeting for July went well. We had a large crowd for mid-summer including lots of new faces.

Announcements included an opening for teaching electronics at a local community college. The department head showed up, so I handed it over to him for descriptions of the classes and what they need. He's adamant about a GNU/Linux infrastructure being vital to the success of the program and has hired 4 previous instructors from PLUG.

Software Freedom Day in Phoenix

Software Freedom Day is an annual worldwide event celebrating and promoting Free Software. This year it's on Saturday, September 17th, which is our regularly scheduled Installfest.

The Installfest is a perfect event for Software Freedom Day.

Someone Else's Problem night at PLUG

SEP is Someone Else's Problem, so for SEP 2016 PLUG is covering cloud, which is Someone Else's Computers.

We have two talks about dynamically deploying systems. One is an introduction to OpenStack. The other is an overview on deploying dynamic HA environments with HashiCorp's tools.

Monitoring, bluetooth beacons and DEFCON for August PLUG mtg

Chris from Elastic's Kibana team will demo his not yet released project on Alerting and Rhythm ( a server metrics UI ).

Ed will give us an intro to Eddystone Bluetooth Beacons. Perhaps he will talk about the insecurity of most

Phil will give us a short review of his DEFCON trip. Speaking of DEFCON, perhaps Ed will talk about the insecurity of bluetooth smart locks.

Family and Gaming Night for 2016Jun FLOSS Stammtisch

Stammtisch is next week.

usually Stammtisch is the Tuesday after the PLUG meeting, but this month there is a week in between because the month started on a Wednesday.

This month is a family night event. We will start that at 18:00 to give
kids time to participate and still be home for bedtime.

Additionally, we're following up the great games night presentations last week with a gaming night at Stammtisch. Please bring Free Software related gaming stuff in.

/me already has rolldice installed and "Hey! That's my fish!" packed :).

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