May 2010 Meeting

Monthly meeting.

Topic: Business and design of open source products, Version 2

Bio: Stephan Cunningham is the Head of Product and Market Design for OpenX.
OpenX builds both open source and proprietary digital advertising
technologies. Prior to joining OpenX he held product and engineering roles at
Yahoo!, The New York Times, and IBM Microelectronics.

Date: Thursday May 13, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107


April 2010 Meeting

Monthly meeting.

April 2010: An open-source 8-bit computer to save the world Braddock is back!

Braddock Gaskill will discuss and debut his open source hardware and software
project designed both for hobbyists and as an e-book reader for developing
nations.

The device can store a 5,000 book library or the better part of Wikipedia and
display it on any TV set in a developing-world village library - all for under $20. It is also a fun general purpose 8-bit computing platform comparable in
raw capability to the Apple II and built, in part, for experimentation and
hobbyists. The entire system is open sourced, and uses GNU toolchain cross
development under Linux with heavy OSS throughout.

The presentation will work through the design, schematic, PCB fab, assembly,
and software dev. Braddock will walk the audience through each stage, cover
which tools were used, ponder major design considerations, and pay special
attention to open source solutions.

Date: Thursday April 8, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107


March 2010 Meeting

Monthly meeting.

Topic: Data Ownership - How I (mostly) wrestled control of my data from evil
corporate overlords

Speaker: Charles N Wyble

Charles Wyble is a systems and security engineer. His focus in 2010 is
security research, with a particular emphasis on improving performance of
automated analytic systems. In support of this, he does a lot of networking
stuff and is in the process of building a malware lab.

He lives in sunny southern California, with his wife Patricia and 2 dogs ISIS
and OSPF. Yes they are named after routing protocols. He frequently hosts
hacker parties, where all sorts of cool stuff gets built. You will often find
him at various hot startups doing consulting, and at numerous user group
meetings throughout the southwestern United States.

Charles Wyble will be joining the SGVLUG group once again and discussing the
topic of data ownership / private cloud.

Owning ones data is a critical and often overlooked part of security. As such, he will discuss how he maintains numerous web properties on a Linux server at
his residence, connected to the best DSL ATT has to offer.

He has recently completed moving all his data onto his own server, freeing it
(mostly) from the control of google,yahoo etc. It was a relatively
straightforward process, encompassing 4 major phases. He will talk about the
tools he utilizes, and advantages/disadvantages to his setup and some of the
problems he encountered.

Date: Thursday March 11, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107


February 2010 Meeting

Monthly meeting.

Topic: Internet security for the rest of us

Speaker: Rae Yip

Date: Thursday February 11, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107


January 2010 Meeting

A Case Study in Open Source Software Development

For three years the speaker ran a small technology startup company developing
new ways of visualizing and exploring huge datasets, like, for example, the
entire routing structure of the internet, or tens of thousands of documents.

This talk will cover real-world experiences with the broad variety of Open
Source software which made the project possible. Dependencies included Boost,
CMake, OpenSceneGraph, khtml, gecko, Firefox plugins, GraphViz, lighttpd,
Xerces DOM, and more. Theses building blocks were in many cases pushed to (and beyond) their limits, deployed in a cross-platform Linux and Windows
environment, and compiled with GCC and MSVC++. We will cover lessons learned,
better alternatives, and other findings.

Braddock Gaskill is CEO and co-founder of Dockside Vision Inc, an advanced
information visualization and human-computer interface company. Prior to
founding Dockside Vision, Mr. Gaskill had over ten years of experience as a
technology consultant in both the defense and commercial sectors. His
expertise spans the fields of information visualization, collaborative
systems, machine vision, information assurance, and robotics control, and
includes publications in ballistics simulation, a patent in cryptographic
authentication, and multiple pending patents in visualization techniques.

Date: Thursday January 14, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107


December 2009 Meeting

If the FC12 speaker is not available, the topic will probably be about
security in general.

Date: Thursday December 10, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107