April 2009 Meeting

Looking for a new tech related job? Want to get a peek into the head of a
headhunter? Come listen to Todd Cranston-Cuebas talk about the current state
of the job market in the Los Angeles area, with a special emphasis on tech
roles and how to land that perfect job.

Todd Cranston-Cuebas has been leading technology hiring at Ticketmaster for
over 5 years. He specializes in working with candidates with a background in
open-source tools and technologies. He has spoken at BOF sessions at a number
of large technology conferences including ApacheCon, OSCON, USENIX, and of
course at SGVLUG meetings!

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

March 2009 Meeting

Learn and Discuss Linux security and forensics issues.

From the computer novice to the computer expert, we hope to make this meeting
useful for everyone. Novices, please be prepared to take notes and follow up
with references. Experts, please bring us your favorite Linux computer
references/tips, as we plan to have a very active discussion.

Bio: Matti has been working in the computer industry since the 1980s and has
been responsible for IT infrastructure and mission critical operations for
nearly two decades, and has attended more conferences on IT
operations/security than he can remember.

Date: Thursday March 12, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

February 2009 Meeting

In a talk called "Mapping Wireless Access Points," Peter J. Sprenger will talk about making a small toughbook into a Linux car navigation system. He also
enabled GPS integration to enhance wireless access point findings by combining GPS information with a Google map overlay and Kismet data dumps to map out
existing wireless access points.

Sprenger has used Linux for the past 13 years. Currently running LFS as main
desktop system, with a FreeBSD shell server and Slackware Media PC. He is
leads a Cal Poly team for CCDC (Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition),
concentrating in network defense. Special attention to security research and
Information Warfare studies with experience in several different continents
performing missions occasionally oriented in that direction.

Date: Thursday February 12, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

December 2008 Meeting

In a talk called "How to Crack WEP and WPA Using Debian GNU/Linux," Jeff
Henbest, the president of Cal Poly SWIFT of California State Polytechnic
University, Pomona, will explain the easy of cracking WEP and WPA using tools
available on linux. Information: http://cppswift.ath.cx/meetings/wepwpa.html .

Date: Thursday December 11, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

November 2008 Meeting

"Shakin' It up at Caltech" Rae Yip and Shang-Lin will give an overview of the
open-source software in use at the Caltech Seismology Lab.

Date: Thursday November 13, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

October 2008 Meeting

Eric Hammond will be leading an Amazon EC2 Beginners Workshop. EC2 is Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud that provides virtual Linux computers rented by the hour. (https://aws.amazon.com/ec2)

This workshop will provide a brief overview/intro to EC2 followed by a step-by-step walkthrough to creating an Amazon EC2 account and starting your first EC2 instance (server) running Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, or CentOS (others may also be available).

Bring a laptop and a credit card with the ability to charge up to $0.25 in EC2 service fees.

Eric is a veteran EC2 user, maintains a popular series of Ubuntu and Debian machine images for EC2 at https://alestic.com and fosters a global EC2 Ubuntu community at https://groups.google.com/group/ec2ubuntu.

Date: Thursday October 9, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Downs 107