October RRLug Meeting Agenda: 10/09/14

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Oct 082014

Just a reminder to everyone that we will have our October  LUG meeting  at 6:30pm on Thursday, October 9th. Directions: When you arrive at Rasmussen College take the elevator to the third floor then turn right and walk straight into the meeting room (Boardroom).

  • SpeedTest – discuss a convenient tool for determining your current Internet connection speed.
  • Firefox Configuration Management Pt2 – Finish discussing the newest changes in Firefox that help safeguard your configuration and settings.
  • Linux News – Discuss the general Linux news items from the past month.
  • Raspberry Pi B+ – Peter HedLund is going to bring his new Raspberry Pi B+. If  he gets a chance to work on it, he will  also have a touchscreen display that will mount on the PI.
  •  Wubi installation – Peter Hedlund will also  discuss the issues he had with his recent Wubi upgrade of Ubuntu.
  • Linux Troubleshooting – Gary Melvin is going to bring a computer to the meeting to use in a discussion of troubleshooting techniques. The computer belongs to a friend and is dying after about an hour of disuse.

Hope to see you all there!

 Posted by at 11:53 pm

September RRLug Meeting Minutes: 09/11/14

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Oct 082014

The September  RRLug meeting had 10 members attending.  We met at Rasmussen @ 6:30pm, but shifted the meeting to a classroom in order to use a whiteboard. Next month we will again return to the boardroom!

  • Python Development – Calvin Schultz  discussed and  demoed a new automation framework he has been developing in Python. He also discussed many  of the issues that you need to keep in mind when developing complex projects in the language.
  • Linux BotNet Discussion –  Joe Granneman of Illumination.io, our resident security expert gave a great  discussion on the most recent Linux Botnet, its impact, attack vectors, and ways of protecting your Apache/Tomcat servers from its damaging effects. Joe provided a very enlightening look into the world of the Cyber Security Analyst.
  • Open Source Security Opportunities – Joe Granneman  also gave a discussion about his new security company, Illumination.io, and their needs for security talent with a focus on  Linux/FOSS. They are seriously looking for individuals interested in doing security consulting, penetration testing, forensic analysis, and compliance.

We had a really good meeting and wished more of the members had been able to attend.

 Posted by at 11:46 pm