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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.

uMatrix for PLUG

I will be presenting uMatrix at PLUG in May.

I'm looking forward to Barbara's presentation on power company planning to kick off our infrastructure series, SRP Resource Planning.

Aaron is crossing over from his security meetings to talk about Social Media Safety.

uMatrix is a webextension security and privacy add on for Firefox.

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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.

AZ FOSS Jobs for PLUG resume presentation followup

After my resume writing presentation at PLUG last week a few people spoke to me about looking for jobs. Some were new, so I don't yet know them by name. Hopefully they show up for Resume Review Night on Tuesday.

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 :).

Gaming night in June

We have two presentations about gaming on GNU/Linux lined up for our June east side meeting on Thursday the 9th starting at 19:00.

Todd, who recently completely filled the room with his systemd talk, has "Linux Gaming - Steam games, GPU drivers, and custom compiling WINE".

Aaron, who has recently covered git and CLI for us, will be covering his gaming setup.

Gaming night follows some recent successful theme events such as space night and process improvement night.

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