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PLUG's 2019, End of the Year, Party

PLUG - Mon, 2019/12/09 - 12:18
It's December and time for our annual end of year pot luck.

Bring friends and family!!

It's a pot luck, so bring some food or drinks to share if you can. It's a holiday party, meaning we'll likely have tons of snacks and deserts. This presents an opportunity to bring a main course, salad or veggie side dish. Or, cupcakes or pie if you prefer :).

If you can't bring food, please still show up.

The meeting is in out regular location at The Desert Breeze Substation.

Since we're eating for the party, we will not go out to a restaurant afterwards.

No alcohol.

As always, we're on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Also join us at our Linux/Free Software Stammtisch on the following Tuesday (Dec 17th) at 7pm. If you're looking for help with your resume; at next month's Stammtisch we will have a resume review night starting at 6pm.

The PLUG Security Meeting that would normally occur the week after the Holiday Party is canceled due to it happening too close to Christmas, but join us in January for a fresh new security meeting.

Meeting topic for 11/14

PLUG - Tue, 2019/11/12 - 12:23

Sebastian Tuchband: How B.A.T.M.A.N. Advanced Networking!

B.A.T.M.A.N. advanced is a decentralized mesh networking protocol that has existed with the Linux kernel for a while, now.
The presentation is on what is being done with it in reality, the ups, downs, and usage demos.

About Sebastian:
A systems engineer that has been working with Linux to create decentralized mesh networks for the city of Phoenix with the Arizona Blockchain Initiative.

0x69: Microsoft's E-Book Platform and Other DRM Disasters

FAIF - Tue, 2019/11/12 - 09:15

Karen and Bradley discuss the end to Microsoft's e-book platform and generally the dangers and disasters that Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) cause for software users and developers.

Show Notes:

Karen and Bradley discuss the end to Microsoft's e-book platform and generally the dangers and disasters that Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) cause for software users and developers.

Segment 0 (00:35) Segment 1 (26:31)

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Meeting Thursday 10/11

PLUG - Wed, 2019/10/09 - 22:02

Sebastian Tuchband: Hiding From the Internet

An updated version of my Hiding From the Internet presentation to fit the changes to privacy, today.
It will include an explanation for where data brokers obtain data, how to prevent non-government officials from easily obtaining PII, and some tools to use to maintain privacy.

Topic for Security meeting on 09/19

PLUG - Thu, 2019/09/12 - 14:00

At this month's Security meeting we'll be treated to the second part for Donald McCarthy's passiveDNS talk.

Donald McCarthy: passiveDNS For fun and Profit (part2)

Part one of this presentation covered the architecture and theory of passive DNS (pDNS). This portion of the presentation will focus on the practical uses of pDNS data for red team, blue team, threat intelligence, and security research operations.

Mac is a 17 year veteran of the IT industry. He has experience worked for organization ranging in size from 10 to 200,000+ employees. Mac has been involved in information security for the past 9 years with organizations in the academic, healthcare and financial, and public sectors. Mac is a linux enthusiast with a passion for using large compute clusters to help solve the most challenging problems in security analytics. He has given presentations globally on business email compromise and credentials stuffing. Mac currently serves as the Director of Field Operations for Open Source Context.

Topics for Sep 12th's meeting

PLUG - Mon, 2019/09/09 - 10:08
We'll have 2 presentations this month:

Austin Godber: Stream Processing with Python and Kafka

A quick intro to Kafka, a distributed log system, and how to interact with it using Python.

der.hans: GNU date, an extended tour

GNU date, the pocket multi-tool for time manipulation.
It slices. It dices.
It travels all of time.
It's epochical.

Attendees will learn about:

* date and time formatting
* date and time manipulation
* creating random dates
* time zones
* fun with flags
* the beginning of time
* why to cashout in early January 2038

der.hans is a Free Software, technology and entrepreneurial veteran.

He's chairman of the Phoenix Linux User Group (PLUG), BoF organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE), and founder of the Free Software Stammtisch and Stammtisch Job Nights.

Currently, he's a Customer Data Engineer at Object Rocket. Most likely anything he says publicly was not approved by $dayjob.
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