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Topics for 9/14 meeting

PLUG - Thu, 2017/09/14 - 13:10

We'll have 2 presentation on Thursday, "Intermediate shell scripting: getting more bash for your $" and "SSH and the shell-go forth securely", both from der.hans

 

der.hans: Intermediate shell scripting: getting more bash for your $

Description:
Want to take your shell scripting to the next level? Interested in adding string manipulation and arrays to your arsenal? In shell math?

Shell still has the best system integration for stringing together our favorite command line tools such as ls, grep and sed. Better yet is doing some of that work in the shell without reaching for a forked program, especially inside loops. This presentation will cover intermediate scripting techniques and useful command line tips.

After attending this session, audience members will understand string operators, in shell math, indexed arrays and associative arrays. They will also be familiar with regular expressions, globbing and differences between the two. Finally, attendees will be familiar with useful builtin variables.

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der.hans: SSH and the shell-go forth securely

Description:
SSH is the go to tool for sysadmins and developers for interactive connections to remote machines. It creates secure, encrypted connections between computers, even across hostile networks. Unless you accept keys without verification (DON'T DO THAT!!!).

SSH can also create tunnels for encapsulating other connections, including other protocols and data. Sysadmins can bridge protocols across networks for ease of access such as a one-off data sync. Devs can present the dev database on their desktop to ease use of graphical development tools.

After attending this session, audience members will be able to create a local tunnel from client to server, a remote tunnel from server to client, and do simple analysis of local vs remote evaluation of a command. Attendees will be able to use tunnels for SSH or sample other protocols (MySQL and HTTP), and tunneling via a third party system. They will also be familiar with dynamic SOCKS proxies and using SSH to tunnel graphical applications. Finally, attendees will also learn SSH configuration and command line tips for convenience of use, including using forced command to restrict an SSH key to one purpose.

Biography:
der.hans is a technology and entrepreneurial veteran. Roles have included director of engineering, engineering manager, IS manager, system administrator, community college instructor, developer and DBA.

In his free time, der.hans endeavors to help build community through user group and conference leadership. He is chairman of the Phoenix Linux User Group (PLUG), BoF organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) and founder of the Free Software Stammtisch.

He presents regularly at large community-led conferences (SCaLE, SeaGL, LFNW) and many local groups.

 

See you there...

 

Installfest location change for 9/16 and 11/04

PLUG - Tue, 2017/09/12 - 19:01

The regular location for the installfest isn't available on the 16th of September as well at the 4th of November, so the installfest will be held at:

Mesa Center for Higher Education 245 W 2nd St, Mesa, AZ 85201

Topics for PLUG meeting on 8/10

PLUG - Thu, 2017/08/10 - 16:08

Aaron Jones: Introduction To Cyber Reconnaissance

Description: Introduction to Cyber Reconnaissance is a two-hour course focused on providing learners with a gentle introduction to the tools and techniques used to probe and locate targets for attack.

Biography: Aaron is an experienced Linux user with several years of teaching experience. He works in the industry as a software developer while also providing consultancy on cyber security related topics. His discussions are AZ Post certified for training credit for law enforcement and he prides himself on providing quality educational material that is relevant and topical. He has a Masters Degree in Intelligence Analysis with a focus in Cyber Security, is a life long learner, and prides himself on staying up to date with the ever changing field of cyber security.

der.hans: SSH series: Inroduction to SSH

Description: SSH is the go to tool for sysadmins and developers to make secure, encrypted, interactive connections to remote machines. It's even secure across hostile networks, unless you accept keys without verification (DON'T DO THAT!!!).

The introduction to SSH will describe what SSH is and the basics of how it works. It will also cover verifying an SSH host key, making an SSH connection and running a remote command.

Biography:
der.hans is a technology and entrepreneurial veteran. Roles have included director of engineering, engineering manager, IS manager, system administrator, community college instructor, developer and DBA.

In his free time, der.hans endeavors to help build community through user group and conference leadership. He is chairman of the Phoenix Linux User Group (PLUG), BoF organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) and founder of the Free Software Stammtisch.

He presents regularly at large community-led conferences (SCaLE, SeaGL, LFNW) and many local groups.

Presentations for 7/13

PLUG - Wed, 2017/07/12 - 21:50

We'll have 2 presentations with month.  One from Phil Waclawski on Krita held over from last month and the other from der.hans on Asciidoc

 

Phil Waclawski: Krita Basics - Tools, Layers, Coloring etc

Description:
Krita is a powerful painting program, designed for graphic designers and general artists. I will introduce the basic features it provides, along with some special filters, including G'mic. I will however not be able to demonstrate any artistic skills :)

Biography:
Phil has been a faculty member, focusing on open source software at MCC for nearly two decades.

Phil teaches a variety of course, including MySQL Database, PHP, Python, Javascript, HTML 5 and CSS, Linux OS, Internet Server Set up and more.

This summer, Phil will once again be offering a "MCC Multimedia Madness" summer camp for 6-8th graders. Over the two weeks I will cover a wide range of open source software, including GIMP, Inkscape, Krita, Audacity, Blender, Hydrogen Drum Kit, Tux Guitar, Openshot, Linux Multimedia Studio, work with green screen and more.

For hobbies, Phil has too many. Blacksmithing, archery, Leatherworking, Wood Working, Jewelry, Sound Recording/editing and SCUBA diving. Phil is also learning to play the Bass.

Phil has been using linux at home for desktops and servers since 1994.

der.hans: AsciiDoc - Plainish text for fancy output

Description:
AsciiDoc is a great text tool for documentation from simple notes to books. A text editor is all it takes. Since it's all text, AsciiDoc lends itself to revision control and revision control WebUI systems like GitLab and GitHub support it.

Biography:
der.hans is a technology and entrepreneurial veteran. Roles have included director of engineering, engineering manager, IS manager, system administrator, community college instructor, developer and DBA.

In his free time, der.hans endeavors to help build community through user group and conference leadership. He is chairman of the Phoenix Linux User Group (PLUG), BoF organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) and founder of the Free Software Stammtisch.

He presents regularly at large community-led conferences (SCaLE, SeaGL, LFNW) and many local groups.

 

Security Meeting Topic for August 8th

PLUG - Wed, 2017/07/12 - 16:15

Programming Defensively

Join the Phoenix Linux Users Group at their Security Session to learn about defensive programming. Understand how software is written effectively, what to look for when checking security, and how to verify that you are following good practices. This will not be an introduction to computer programming but will be a discussion of how to write software properly with a focus on security and safety.

* Any discussion of paid services or software will be done for educational purposes only. Neither the instructor, PLUG, or any one involved in this course endorses any paid services or products discussed at this meeting.

Your Instructor: Aaron is an experienced Linux user with several years of teaching experience. He works in the industry as a software developer while also providing consultancy on cyber security related topics. His discussions are AZ Post certified for training credit for law enforcement and he prides himself on providing quality educational material that is relevant and topical. He has a Masters Degree in Intelligence Analysis with a focus in Cyber Security, is a life long learner, and prides himself on staying up to date with the ever changing field of cyber security.

Security Meeting Topic for July 11th

PLUG - Wed, 2017/06/14 - 09:13

Illegal Commerce and The Net

Join the Phoenix Linux Users Group at their Security Session to learn about crypto currencies, online trade, and where data is sold. What does a criminal do after they get your information? This two hour meeting will focus on providing a simplified and easy to follow explanation of the black markets that operate around the world on the internet. Find out about the supposed layers of the internet, how to use tor, and why bitcoin is as important for legitimate trade as it is for criminals.

* Any discussion of paid services or software will be done for educational purposes only. Neither the instructor, PLUG, or any one involved in this course endorses any paid services or products discussed at this meeting.

Your Instructor: Aaron is an experienced Linux user with several years of teaching experience. He works in the industry as a software developer while also providing consultancy on cyber security related topics. His discussions are AZ Post certified for training credit for law enforcement and he prides himself on providing quality educational material that is relevant and topical. He has a Masters Degree in Intelligence Analysis with a focus in Cyber Security, is a life long learner, and prides himself on staying up to date with the ever changing field of cyber security.

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