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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.

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.

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.

special movie showing - The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

There will be a special screening of "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz" before February's PLUG east side meeting at 17:00 on 2015Feb12.

FLOSS Stammtisch moved to Boulders on Southern in Mesa

The Free Software Stammtisch has moved to Boulders on Southern, near Fiesta Mall in Mesa. We're happy to return to Boulders and the new location will work better.

The original, Boulders on Broadway, was great, but has little parking and a very popular Tuesday night trivia. The owner is glad to have us return to the new location. He came by our first night to make sure everything was running well for us.

Boulders on Southern

Job Night @ Stammtisch on 2014Jul15

ANNOUNCEMENT: Job Night @ Stammtisch! The Free Software Stammtisch is hosting a job fair at this coming east valley event on Tuesday, 2014Jul15. The goal is to bring in engineers and managers from groups that are hiring as well as job seekers and recruiters. For technical positions it's much better to talk directly to the team that is hiring.

Heartbleed for the desktop

Heartbleed is a recently discovered security flaw that affects millions of web servers.

Heartbleed affects enough servers that you should just change all your web site passwords. It allows theft of the server's security key, your credentials, your session with the web site and cookies that can be used to impersonate you.

Because the security certificates could be stolen, there are some extra steps.

Great tech resume workshop turnout

We filled the room for the Tech Resume Workshop. It was great to see a good turnout of both job seekers and those volunteering to help with resume feedback and practice interviews.

Thanks to the volunteers who showed up to help!

We will likely hold another job event either in November or January. Still debating. The next event will be a job night. The goal is go have sysadmins, developers and hiring managers from companies that are hiring come out looking for people to fit the openings. We had some of that this time around as well :).

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