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SLUUG Steering Committee - Potential Tutorials, Topics and Speakers

NOTE: Items posted on the wiki are always unofficial.

Schedules for upcoming tutorials and presentations are always tentative. (Some more tentative than others!)

These lists are used during Steering Committee meetings, when planning presentations. A version of these lists was posted to our DISCUSS mailing list on 25 May 2009, asking for volunteers.

Potential Tutorials

A short period (30 to 45 minutes) prior to each main presentation at the SLUUG general meetings is dedicated to basic subjects. These tutorial sessions often are more hands on and less formal in nature. They are mostly targeted at newbies, although everyone attending usually learns something. Sometimes the focus can be on a single unique command, application feature, concept or technique. Live demonstrations of new hardware or specific application software are welcomed.

In general, the tutorial subject should differ from the theme of the main presentation topic. We can repeat these tutorials every few years, as not too much changes with the basics.

  • DNS setup
  • Division of OSS projects, the rise and fall of projects as largely political topics divide groups.
  • Source Code Control Systems Git / Subversion / etc…
  • Kallithea
  • shellshock (Bash bug)
  • OpenSSL (CSRs, certificates, s_client)
  • Chkconfig, init.d, etc.
  • Chrome / Chromium
  • Homebrew (install CLI packages on Mac OS X)
  • File permissions
  • Boot process
  • Regular expressions
  • Grep, sed, awk, etc.
  • Dia (drawing software)
  • Drawing network diagrams using Dia or OpenOffice Draw
  • IRC
    • How to use IRC with a couple different clients.
  • Processes
    • How to tell what's running on a machine
  • Audio processing software
  • Video processing software
  • Knoppix karaoke (various users sit in front of Knoppix system)
  • regedit - edit Windows registry from Linux
  • SplashTop - a quick booting distro.
  • PGP/GPG use in Email
    • Thunderbird Enigmail
    • KMail
  • WHOIS, Domain Registration Process, Registrars, Cyber-squatters, and Name Servers
  • mutt email client
  • nginx
  • Installing OS-signing keys in UEFI
  • DNS

Potential Topics

These are some topics that we've had requested, or brainstormed, but for which we need to find speakers. They would likely require more time than the basic sessions.

  • GPU processing
  • Diversity in Tech
  • Recent NSA and Security Updates
  • VPN
  • pfSense
  • Ansible (more in-depth, hands-on)
  • 3D Printing
  • Gaming on Linux
    • Steam
  • Gnome 3 (getting past the hate)
  • Geo-separation of data centers
  • Recovering from disaster
  • Munin
  • Setting up an Email server
  • Current tools for web development - Aptana/Eclipse, Rubymine, RadRails
  • AIX current release, features, future
    • Someone from IBM corporate?
  • Apple current release, features, future
    • Someone from Apple corporate?
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7) or Fedora recent releases
    • Still looking for volunteer; tried Clark Smith at Red Hat
  • SuSE or OpenSUSE recent releases
    • Someone from Novell corporate?
    • Gary Hollingsworth?
  • Solaris or OpenSolaris current release, features, future
    • Someone from Sun corporate?
  • HP-UX current release, features, future
    • Someone from HP corporate corporate?
    • Dave Mills?
  • iSCSI
  • CPUs
    • Features of modern Intel/AMD CPUs
    • x86-64
    • x86, x86-64, IA64, Sparc, PowerPC, ARM, POWER
  • iPhone
    • Developing for (web, native)
  • GUI builders (GLADE, KDevelop)
  • Hostirian/Primary.NET
    • Tour of their data center
    • What it takes to run a hosting data center
  • Wehrenberg Theaters (via Gary)
    • TOUR/DEMO: Digital cinema projectors
  • coreboot (previously known as LinuxBIOS)
  • NoSQL
  • MAC OSX server
  • Fedora Security Lab (distro w/ security tools)
  • R statistics package
  • Fedora Design Suite (distro w/ graphical tools)
  • Scratch (via Jerry)
  • SASL
  • OpenID/OAuth
  • Bitcoin
  • Guacamole http://guac-dev.org/ Guacamole is an HTML5 remote desktop gateway
  • Emacs (Deech)
  • Google+ live broadcasting
  • Desktop Environment roundup
  • Desktop Distro roundup
  • USB (how it works, hardware and software)
  • PHP or generic programming language
  • Maybe a PHP hello world talk with the PHP group
  • Maybe some brief hello as the PHP group meets next door?

Potential Speakers

These are some people we know can present, and possible topics they can speak about.

  • Bryce Meyer
    • (ask Gary)
  • Ken Johnson
    • OpenBSD for Linux users
    • Mint (or other) distro
    • Discussion of Technical Books That Had an Impact
  • David Forrest
    • IPv6 Talk about multi homed networks
  • Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier (Red Hat)
    • Cloud topics
    • Red Hat topics
    • community topics
  • Andrew Latham
    • GPXE (booting over the network)
    • Comparison of VM stacks
  • Alan Griggs (via Jerry Stutte)
  • Phil Cryer
    • Security topics
  • David Klein
    • Author of *'Grails*: A Quick-Start Guide' has moved to St. Louis per note from Time Dreste May 2010
  • Scott Granneman
    • iPhone
  • Kyle Cordes
    • "Swiss Army Knife" of ffmpeg
    • Flying Boxes
  • Sammie from IBM
    • Live Demo of IBM Virtualization (previously scheduled but canceled)
  • Mark Volkmann
    • Android
    • Developing for Mobile Platforms
  • Sanjiv Bhatia (or someone from UMSL, via Lee)
    • TOPIC: AIX 6
    • TOPIC: Open Grid Computing
  • David Letscher (Prof of CS at SLU) (via Gary)
    • TOPIC: TBD
  • Jeff Logullo (formerly of Sun)
    • TOPIC: MySQL - now a Sun product
    • TOPIC: Project Indiana, a new package management system a la apt/dpkg
    • TOPIC: Versioning filenames (snapshots?) in ZFS
    • TOPIC: New release of ZFS
    • TOPIC: Belenix & other live CD's based on Open Solaris
  • Scott Nesler
    • TOPIC: GIMP (follow-up from previous presentation)
    • TOPIC: PGP and GPG
  • Jeff Muse
    • Mailman
    • Various other Solaris topics
  • Stan Reichardt
    • Using Scribus
    • Adding iCAL from SLUUG calendars to Thunderbird Lightning calendar
  • Tim Dreste (via Stan R)
    • TOPIC: Untangle Gateway Platform
    • TOPIC: CentOS Linux
  • Don Ellis
    • Mac OS X Mountain Lion
  • Craig Buchek
    • Everything You (N)Ever Wanted to Know About The Web
      • HTTP
      • HTML
      • Web Servers
      • Web Browsers
    • CoffeeScript, HAML, and SASS
    • wget and curl
    • Mac OS X topics
    • Ruby on Rails
    • Test-Driven Development (or get Brian Button, if possible)
    • logcheck, fcheck
    • fail2ban
  • Tony Lovasco
    • TBD
  • Mike Wilkerson
    • Round-Table on Joe Linux User (moderator)
  • Jerry Stutte
    • TBD
  • Jim Roe
    • TDB
  • Matt Skipton (via Carl)
    • VMware
  • Rick Clark (Ubuntu)
    • TOPIC: TBD
    • Might be able to talk to STCLUG and STLLUG
  • Yi Yang (Security professor at Fontbonne)
    • Security issues
    • Key management
  • Kevin Scannell (professor at SLU)
    • Natural Language Processing
  • Stephen Lembark
    • Perl
    • others
steercom/potential.txt · Last modified: 2017/01/30 19:34 by SLUUG Administration