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This is our main meeting.  This meeting usually takes the form of 1 or usually more presentations.  We try to keep a good balance of novice and advanced subjects so that nobody will be overwhelmed of bored.  Just show up, and we hope you learn something.

If you would like some examples of what to expect at this meeting, check out some of the videos that have been made of our presentations.

Topics:
Various topics ranging form beginner's to advanced, user to administrator.
When: Second Thursday of each month at 7:00PM
Where: Desert Breeze Substation: 251 North Desert Breeze Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226

What to expect:

  • 6:30 - mingling/networking and last minute setup
  • 7:00 - Formal meeting starts with announcements and other PLUG business
  • 7:15 - Presentation(s)
  • 9:00 - Clean up and CAT (Chat About Technology) at a local restaurant. (We sit around and talk about Linux and other geeky stuff over food) We usually meet up at BJ;s in the Chandler fashion center mall located at:
    3155 W.Chandler Blvd.
    Chandler, AZ  85226 (Map to BJ's)
We'll have 2 presentations this month:

Austin Godber: Stream Processing with Python and Kafka

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


der.hans: GNU date, an extended tour

Description:
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

Biography:
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.

https://floss.social/@FLOX_advocate
https://mastodon.social/@lufthans

Gavin Klondike: Machine Learning for Security Analysts

Description:
Today, over a quarter of security products for detection have some form of machine learning built in. However, “machine learning” is nothing more than a mysterious buzzword for many security analysts. In order to properly deploy and manage these products, analysts will need to understand how the machine learning components operate to ensure they are working efficiently. In this talk, we will dive head first into building and training our own machine learning models using the 7-step machine learning process.

Biography:
Gavin is a senior consultant and researcher who has a passion for network security, both attack and defense. Through that passion, he runs NetSec Explained; a blog and YouTube channel which covers intermediate and advanced level network security topics, in an easy to understand way. His work has given him the opportunity to be published in industry magazines and speak at conferences such as Defcon and CactusCon. Currently, he is researching into ways to address the cybersecurity skills gap, by utilizing machine learning to augment the capabilities of current security analysts.

We've got 2 presentations this month "Shell Scripting for everyone" and "Replacing netstat sockets using ss"

Dhruva Lokegaonkar: Shell Scripting for everyone


Description:
An introduction to Shell scripting.
- The basics of stringing together various commands
- Pipes and Parallelization
- Conditionals and Loops
- How to use these things to create useful scripts, like creating basic website generators, background switches, keyboard hotkeys, etc.

Biography:
Dhruva is a ASU Computer Science Freshman. He's been using Linux for the past 5 Years. He's been involved with the Indian Linux Users Group Bombay (ILUG-BOM) in their mission to introduce Linux to High School and College students by making it a default in the Indian Curriculum.


der.hans: Replacing netstat sockets using ss

Description:
"Netstat prints information about the Linux networking subsystem."

goto tool net info tool since the beginning of EPOCH

obsolete for years

ss replaces netstat's socket capabilities

Biography:
der.hans is a Free Software, technology and entrepreneurial veteran. He is a repeat author for the Linux Journal with his article about online privacy and security using a password manager as the cover article for the January 2017 issue.

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

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

https://floss.social/@FLOX_advocate
https://mastodon.social/@lufthans
We'll have 2 presenters this month with a distribution theme.

Update: The speaker for the Red Hat talk has changed from Artemii Kropachev to John DeFrees.  Also LI9, the company behind the Red Hat talk will be providing pizza for the meeting.

John DeFrees: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta 1 Overview

Description:
Learn about the first version release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in over four years. The latest release features unprecedented ease of deployment, ease of migration, and ease of management enabling you to upgrade existing customers and attract new ones.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 gives organizations a stable, security-focused, and consistent foundation across hybrid cloud deployments—and the tools they need to deliver applications and workloads faster with less effort.

About John:
Solutions Architect with over 15 years of hands-on experience. Experienced in
both pre-sales and post-sales customer interactions from Developer to C-level.

Established track record of working with partners and customers to sell, deploy
and support virtualized solutions. John has worked with hyper-converged
appliances, servers, networking and storage (SAN, NAS and object - physical &
SW-defined) as well as business continuity solutions including backup and
recovery.



der.hans: Hey Buster! Debian 10 released

Description:
Debian 10 brings with it many ch-ch-changes.

Reproduciable Builds, Wayland, AppArmor, nftables, cups.

10 hardware architectures, 59000 packages, 28,939 source packages, 11,610,055 source files, and 76 languages.

Stretch updates.

Get or upgrade to Debian 10 now.

Coming soon on Blu-ray.

About der.hans:
der.hans is a Free Software, technology and entrepreneurial veteran. He is a repeat author for the Linux Journal with his article about online privacy and security using a password manager as the cover article for the January 2017 issue.

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.

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

https://floss.social/@FLOX_advocate
https://mastodon.social/@lufthans
Bill Lindley: Control The World (or whatever you want) With Linux and a Raspberry Pi

Description:
We will see how a $35 Raspberry Pi (or even the $9 version), a breadboard and a bit of circuitry connected to the SPI and I2C buses can control pretty much anything: a thermostat; a "self driving" model car; or a clock-radio that also displays software build progress and your corporate network uptime status.

Biography:
Mr. Lindley has been in the computer industry since he sold his first program (a printer driver for Heathkit HDOS) in 1980. He has used system from the earliest 8-bit microprocessors, through the PDP-11 and VAX, up to IBM mainframes, and has managed to write programs that did not crash on most of them. Mr. Lindley has been a GNU/Linux user since 1992 and has been free of proprietary software since 2001. Most recently he has been pleased to be an adjunct professor at Mesa Community College.


Rajendran Rathinasabapathy: In the crossroads of Agility, Microservices and Cloud computing

Description:
Being a project manager for a while evolving along with the evolution in the IT landscape of agility, microservices and cloud computer, I see a pattern in the painful ordeal teams go through, especially when collaboration is needed more than ever to build systems. The topic is very relevant when highly individualistic opensource programmers work together. In this presentation, as the subject is vast, I layout a list of critical blind spots and pitfalls the teams can avoid while designing and developing larger applications.

Biography:
Working in IT for the past 20 years from being a developer to a portfolio manager. Currently involved in strategizing CI/CD for a sub-domain in info security. with varied tech stacks. I am a proponent of microservices and also a scrum master. In my free time, I learn to make digital an analogue circuits. I teach programming and robotics to kids and I am learning Jiu-Jitsu :-)

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