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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August Meeting: Two-Factor Authentication

Date: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: UVU Business Resource Center
Presenter: Kevin Carter

For this months meeting Kevin Carter will be presenting “Two-factor authentication and you”. Come learn about various types of two-factor auth and how to use it to protect everything from your twitter account to your computer.

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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July Meeting: Perl via Paper Ink Metal and Oil

This meetup features John Whitney and his restored 1970′s era teletypes, interfaced with the Internet via custom hardware, a linux box, C, Assembler, Perl, and raw coolness.

Please note that this meeting is NOT at the usual TIME or PLACE.  This meetup is in conjunction with the Salt Lake Perl Mongers group.  Please RSVP at http://slpm.eventbrite.com/

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June Meeting: Programming the widget you got at OpenWest from theTransistor

Date: Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: UVU Business Resource Center
Presenter: theTransistor

If you came to the OpenWest Conference, you should have received a little widget from theTransistor in your conference bag.  They had a room set up with soldering irons to finish putting it together.

At this meeting, we’ll be learning from d3c4f and Devino how to program the widget.  If you didn’t get a chance to solder yours, there will also be soldering irons available at the meeting to finish yours.

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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May Meeting: Cross-Platform Javascript Gamedev with PhoneGap – Because We Could Do Worse, I Guess

Date: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: UVU Business Resource Center
Presenter: Tod Hansmann

The description given by the presenter:

Basically, we’re going to have a quick look at PhoneGap, what it is and isn’t, and then we’re going to quickly write a game with it while covering some simple topics in PhoneGap specific nuances. I’ll even have the game on a couple android tablets if I can swing it.

Be prepared to know at least how Javascript works. Ish. I guess. Note that I’ll be fairly tongue-in-cheek about javascript hipsterism and how it’s taking over the world, all the while facing the reality of Javascript as a large portion of UI development in the future. I may even use Vim, but I doubt it.

Oh, and I may give Adobe a few plugs on some of their tools, because they’re pretty awesome.

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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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.

SLIDES: http://goo.gl/7OqkgT
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIKG_WS9uMI

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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