August 2009 Meeting

Possible topics include Defcon.

Date: Thursday August 13, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

July 2009 Meeting

Topic summary: Fedora 11, code named Leonidas, is the latest offering from
Fedora. With over 60 improvements and new features, Fedora 11 will be
demonstrated at the meeting.

About the speaker: Larry Cafiero is the Regional Ambassador for the U.S. West
Coast for the Fedora Project. He is also a senior partner at Redwood Digital
Research in Felton, California (Santa Cruz County), which is a small
business/SOHO computer maintenance and networking firm utilizing FOSS
programs. He also blogs as "Larry the Free Software Guy" at

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

June 2009 Meeting

Linux Virtual Server by Solomon Chang

WordPress plugin by Braydon Fuller (time permitting)

Solomon is a MySQL certified DBA and the current acting director of LAMPSIG.
He works as a professional Database Administrator for Vantage Media in El
Segundo, and is a co-author of the MySQL Cluster Certification Study Guide.
When he's not pulling all-nighters in the office, he plays piano, poker, and
Warhammer 40K, although not always all at the same time.

Date: Thursday June 11, 2009 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

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