August 2010 Meeting

Simone Bernacchia will be speaking about AROS which is a free and open source
implementation of the AmigaOS.

Date: Thursday August 12, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

July 2010 Meeting

Topic: "NoSQL" practical experience: use of Hadoop, Cassandra, CouchDB, and
other open source distributed technologies instead of relational databases.
When to use SQL and when to not use it.

Presenter: Michael Lum Head of Engineering at Prior to that Michael
was the Director of Architecture for the Search and Advertising Technology
Group at Yahoo, the group responsible for web search, sponsored search, and
display advertising, and was the group that incubated grid computing
technologies such as Hadoop, ZooKeeper and YTS (Yahoo Traffic Server). Michael joined Yahoo via the Overture acquisition. He has work experience from IBM and various startup companies.

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

June 2010 Meeting

Monthly meeting.

Date: Thursday June 10, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

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

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