Welcome to the TriLUG home page. We are a LUG dedicated to the Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Research Triangle Park. This site, along with our wiki, will enable you to keep abreast of TriLUG information (meetings, events, news), and to communicate with local Linux and FOSS (Free and Open Source) enthusiasts.

The primary modes of interacting with us: mailing list, IRC, or coming to the monthly meetings.

Mar 11 Meeting: Web Security 101

Sat, 2010-02-27 06:09

Location: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus
Speaker: Michael Peters
Time: 7:00pm -0500 Thu, 11 Mar 2010
Food: Pizza and soft drinks provided

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HTML is "easy", right? Security is not, right? Come listen to Michael Peters discuss web security, why you should care, where you should care, and tips for the "rest of us" who don't (but should!) wear a paranoia hat daily.

Michael will explain the

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Feb 11 Meeting: SQLite - A Brief History

Wed, 2010-01-27 22:42

Location: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus
Speaker: D. Richard Hipp
Time: 7:00pm -0500 Thu, 11 Feb 2010
Food: Pizza and soft drinks provided

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Database technology has a long and rich history. Come listen to Richard mesmerize us with tales of the database world of yore, and the original reasons behind SQLite.

Richard will further

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January 14 meeting - A Linux-based Arcade Console

Tue, 2009-12-29 21:03

Location: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus
Speaker: Thomas Munn
Time: 7pm, Thursday January 14
Food: Pizza and soft drinks provided

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Thomas has been working on something that is part art, part tech, and part FUN. He has an arcade game console with Linux under the hood.

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December 10 meeting - Pot Luck social + the Beagle Board

Fri, 2009-12-04 10:14

Location: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus
Speaker: Brian Phelps
Time: Thursday December 10, 7pm
Food: NO PIZZA THIS TIME - bring a dish to share

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For the last few years in December, TriLUG has hosted a "social", a time to gather and eat and chat and play games, without the distractions of a planned presentation.

We're going to try something new this year, the hybrid talk / social meeting.

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November 12 meeting - PostgreSQL 8.4

Sat, 2009-10-24 20:17

Location: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus
Speaker: Andrew Dunstan
Time: 7pm

The PostgreSQL project released v8.4 of its relational database in July. Andrew Dunstan will introduce us to the project as a whole, and delve into some of the new features (e.g. Windowing Functions) of the recent release. Andrew is also part of the Postgres development team, so as a bonus, we may get a sneak peek at in-development improvements (e.g. Streaming Replication).

Postgres is behind the scenes of many well-known sites and companies, including Cisco, Debian, MySpace, OpenStreetMap, Skype, and Yahoo!.

October 8 meeting - Linux High-Availability

Mon, 2009-10-05 22:20

Linux is a very popular choice for server applications, but many businesses require extremely high availability. For example, phone companies require "five nines" of availability. That's 99.999% uptime.

Sure, my desktop PC might go a month or two between reboots. But how do you ensure that your Linux-based application is available ALL the time?

"Linux HA" is a set of tools that allows you to cluster several Linux systems together to provide a very high level of availability. When one system is not responding, the next one takes over.

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September 10 meeting - So, You Think You Want to Start an Open Source Business

Mon, 2009-08-24 09:21

NOTE - There was some concern that our speaker might not be able to make it on Thursday night, but we have confirmed that the presentation will proceed as originally planned. - Alan Porter, 9/8 10pm

In 2002, Tarus Balog took a leap of faith by leaving his steady day job and taking over the management of a software package called OpenNMS. He has managed to slowly grow his business by providing support for this open source package, and by following the mantra "spend less than you earn".

Tarus will share his experiences with open source business, how it is viewed by customers, competitors, contributors and leeches.

And if you've got this lingering feeling that you could participate in the open source world and make it your full-time profession, Tarus has plenty of advice. Come join us for an unforgettable talk.

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August 13 meeting - Drupal

Sun, 2009-07-26 21:29

Our very own Allen Freeman will be discussing Drupal, a very popular content management system (and if you're reading this notice, then you're seeing an example of it in action).

Find out how to set it up, what it can do, why you'd want to use it.

(1) Design a web page using Drupal. (2) ??? (3) Profit!

July 9 meeting - The Semantic Web

Tue, 2009-06-30 21:47

Please join us as Phillip Rhodes gives us a glimpse into the future of the internet - the Semantic Web.

The Semantic Web is the name given to Sir Tim Berners-Lee's vision for the next generation of the World Wide Web. On today's web, most data is provided in a format which is easy for humans to understand, but which computer programs have trouble understanding. This makes it difficult for us to program computers to perform useful, time-consuming tasks for us, using data retrieved over the Web.

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June 11 meeting - Unbreaking Linux Audio

Wed, 2009-05-20 12:55

Daniel Chen is a Master of the Universe. No, not like "He-Man". He contributes significant time to the Ubuntu project, helping make audio applications and infrastructure "just work". This is a huge undertaking, since there are so many sound card drivers and so many audio frameworks that have come and gone over the years. This work has earned him the title of MotU from the Ubuntu team.

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