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.

MySQL for the System Administrator at SeaGL

SeaGL accepted my MySQL for the System Administrator talk. SeaGL is the middle of November in Seattle.

They haven't yet published the talks, so here's my proposal.

There's always a small database somewhere that gets pushed to system administrators without DBA support. Learn some basic skills for maintaining that database. The same skills will help in the middle-ground between sysadmin and DBA.

City of Phoenix job fair

The City of Phoenix is having a job fair on Thursday, 2016Aug25 from 10:30 to 16:30 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

The ABC 15 article says dozens of departments will be there, some hiring on the spot.

There is a request to pre-register at the City of Phoenix jobs site.

Verifying debian images signatures and checksums

Verifying signatures

Debian's CD verification page doesn't explain how to find and use the keyring from the package.

This page will explain how to get the keyring package and use it to verify the gpg signatures for the checksum files if you are running debian. The directions will likely work for any debian-based distribution.

Install debian-keyring ( sudo apt install debian-keyring ). Also install gnupg if it isn't already installed ( see GnuPG sidebar for details ).

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.

Day Against DRM 2016

DRM turns music, movie and book purchases into rentals. You need permission from the seller in order to listen to or view what you bought.

If the seller shuts down the service, then you can lose access altogether.


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