PLUG: Provo Linux Users Group

The Provo Linux Users Group welcomes people who use or are interested in Linux and Open Source Software in the Provo, Utah area.

Membership:
There is no membership fee. Just join the mailing list, and show up at the meetings!

Meetings:
Meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm at the UVU Business Resource Center in Orem.

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April Meeting: AppArmor

Date: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: UVU Business Resource Center
Presenter: Joshua Marsh

Joshua Marsh will teach us the wonders of AppArmor, a Linux security framework. AppArmor is used by default in SuSE and Ubuntu. It is similar to SELinux in its design goals, but is supposed to be easier to use and maintain.

There will be pizza provided by TekSystems.

We will be meeting at the UVU Business Resource Center. Click the link for a map.

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March Meeting: Linux Installfest for OpenWest

Date: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: UVU Business Resource Center
Presenter: None

The Utah Open Source Foundation has acquired a plethora of computers for use in our beginner and kids tracks at the OpenWest Conference in May. For our meeting this month, we will install Fedora on these computers to get them ready for use at OpenWest in our beginner and youth classes.

There will be pizza provided by TekSystems.

We will be meeting at the UVU Business Resource Center. Click the link for a map.

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NO MEETING FOR FEBRUARY

There will be no PLUG meeting for February. I batted about 0 for 10 trying to find a presenter for this month. Sorry!

We do have a presenter lined up for March, so we’ll see you then!

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January Meeting: A closer look at Regular Expressions

Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: UVU Business Resource Center
Presenter: David Oswald

What is backtracking? How do character classes work? What is the “Little Engine that Could(n’t)”?

There will be pizza provided by TekSystems.

We will be meeting at the UVU Business Resource Center. Click the link for a map.

You can RSVP at our Meetup page.

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December Meeting: ZFS on Linux (Aaron Toponce)

Date: Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: UVU Business Resource Center
Presenter: Aaron Toponce

Aaron Toponce will be teaching us about how to use ZFS on Linux.

There will be pizza provided by TekSystems.

We will be meeting at the UVU Business Resource Center. Click the link for a map.

You can RSVP at our Meetup page.

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November Meeting: Protecting Your Linux Server Against Security Vulnerabilities (Craig Gardner)

Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: UVU Business Resource Center
Presenter: Craig Gardner

It is the obligation of every responsible system administrator to secure a system before its deployment. Learn about various options for using configuration changes (hardening) to achieve this goal, following a structured, proven methodology.

There will be pizza provided by TekSystems.

We will be meeting at the UVU Business Resource Center. Click the link for a map.

You can RSVP at our Meetup page.

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October Meeting: Getting Started with Arduino (Jeremy Willden)

Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: UVU Business Resource Center
Presenter: Jeremy Willden

A broad overview and demonstration of the hardware and software for the open source Maker platform Arduino, used world wide to build small embedded systems ranging from extremely simple to substantially capable.

There will be pizza provided by TekSystems.

We will be meeting at the UVU Business Resource Center. Click the link for a map.

You can RSVP at our Meetup page.

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September 17th Meeting: shorewall and Drobo-style RAID

Date: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: UVU Business Resource Center
Presenters: Doran Barton and Steve Meyers

This month, we’ll be having two shorter presentations:

Introduction to the shorewall firewall, by Doran Barton
Expanding your RAID, Drobo-style, by Steve Meyers

There will be pizza provided by TekSystems.

We will be meeting at the UVU Business Resource Center. Click the link for a map.

You can RSVP at our Meetup page.

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August 20th Meeting: A Crash Course in Hobbyist Electronics

Date: Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: UVU Business Resource Center
Presenter: Dallin S. Durfee

Assuming only basic algebra, I will give a quick introduction to the electronics needed to get started in open hardware projects.

There will be pizza provided by TekSystems.

We will be meeting at the UVU Business Resource Center. Click the link for a map.

You can RSVP at our Meetup page.

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July 16th Meeting: Vim: the why and how

Date: Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: UVU Business Resource Center
Presenters: Seth House

Vim continues to be an incredibly popular editor despite a seemingly
arcane interface. To appreciate why requires an explanation of a short
philosophy and a basic orientation. This talk will cover how to think
about Vim and how to get started. It is aimed at beginners and
intermediate users; advanced users are encouraged to chime in with
tips and personal experiences.

Seth is a fourteen year veteran of daily Vim use. He enjoys tweaking
every available knob and dial for a truly personalized editing
environment.

We will be meeting at the UVU Business Resource Center. Click the link for a map.

You can RSVP at our Meetup page.

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