An upcoming Trilug Meeting

March 14 meeting : Pulp

Topic: Pulp
Presenter: Michael Hrivnak
When: Thursday, March 14, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Video: YouTube

Pulp creates and manages repositories of content, such as software
packages, and can push that content out to large numbers of machines.
Today Pulp manages RPM content (including srpm, drpm, etc.) and Puppet
modules, and many other types are on the road map. There is a
community project well under-way to implement Debian support.

If you want to locally mirror all or part of a repository, host your
own content in a new repository, manage content from multiple sources
in one place, and push content you choose out to large numbers of
clients, Pulp is for you!

Michael Hrivnak works for Red Hat on the Pulp Project. With strong
experience in both software and systems engineering, he is excited to
be writing software for systems engineers. Michael is passionate about
open source software, live music, and reducing energy consumption.



Feb 7 Meeting: Wireshark

Topic: Wireshark
Presenter: Nathan Flowers
When: Thursday, February 7, 7pm (NOTE - 1st Thursday, NOT our usual 2nd Thursday)
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Video: YouTube
Slides: PDF

Wireshark :
Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer for Unix and Windows. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.

Nathan Flowers :
Nathan Flowers is a Network Engineer and has been with IBM for 23 years. He started his career in the National Support Center in Atlanta, GA, providing dealer support for PC, XT, AT, PS/2s, and Thinkpad systems. After moving to IBM in Raleigh, he joined the development group of the Network Hardware Division as an Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and Ethernet network engineer in 1998. Nathan has had many roles in the networking environment including IBM BladeCenter(r) networking solutions and BladeCenter and System x networking education. He is currently in the IBM Network Traffic Analysis group which provides network diagnostic and performance services. He is also a member of the SAN Central and Solutions support group, where he provides product engineering and solutions support for IBM Data Center Networking products. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Kennesaw State University.



September 13 Meeting: Baby Teeth: An Introduction to Bluetooth Security

Topic: Baby Teeth: An Introduction to Bluetooth Security
Presenter: JP ".ronin"
When: Thursday, September 13, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Video: Part 1 Part 2
Slides: PDF (from CarolinaCon 2012).

This talk will start with an overview of Bluetooth technology and how to operate in a Linux environment. JP will then demonstrate various ways to test the security of your Bluetooth devices, followed by a showcase of several tools that the author has written and some new tools that he has yet to release.

JP ".ronin" Dunning is a security consultant and researcher. His research interests include wireless and portable security, and he is the primary developer of Katana: Portable Multi-Boot Security Suite. He maintains for publishing projects and research.

There will be a TriLUG workshop on bluetooth security held on Saturday, 15th September. (We hope to make this a part of GeekSPARK in Raleigh, the exact location of the workshop will be announced soon)

If you would like to participate in the Saturday workshop following the meeting, the recommended bluetooth dongle is the Sena UD100 dongle. It costs about $40 bucks. These are available at online, for example has a free shipping option.



June 14 Meeting - OpenGL

Topic: OpenGL
Presenter: John Riselvato
When: Thursday, June 14, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Example Code: OpenGLPresentation_Linux_v1.tgz
Slides: OpenGL Presentation Slides
Video Recording: 14 June 2012 TriLUG Meeting - Opengl

This TriLUG meet is an introduction in OpenGL. OpenGL (Open Graphics
Library) is a hardware independent, cross-platform, cross-language API
for developing graphical interfaces. It takes simple points, lines and
polygons and gives the programmer the liberty to create outstanding

This presentation will cover the following:
- Introducing GLUT
- Creating a 2D Square
- Manipulating the Square
- OpenGL Rotation &Transform
- Adding 3D Rotation to the 2D Square
- Generating a pseudo-complex objects with a simple for loop

Although OpenGL is cross-language, the presentation code will be
displayed in C but understanding C is not needed.

John Riselvato is a Computational Science Intern at Shodor in Durham,
North Carolina. John specializes in iOS development for Shodor, with
two apps currently on the app store. Recently he had an opportunity to
work on an OpenGL and CUDA project during his internship which sparked
a large interest in OpenGL.



May 10 Meeting -

Presenter: Ruth Suehle
When: Thursday, May 10, 7pm
Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC
Map: Google Maps
Video Recording: 10 May 2012 TriLUG Meeting -

"Open source" isn't just about code anymore. It's a successful business model for selling that software — Red Hat recently became the first billion-dollar open source company. Then other businesses took notice and adopted openness principles. Now we see openness in education. In governments and laws. The principles of open source are changing everything about our lives — principles that you use in software development every day.

At, we explore all of that. We examine what happens when those principles — openness, transparency, collaboration, rapid prototyping, community — are applied to the world. We’ve found hundreds of stories of how openness has solved problems. Changed the way our children learn. Increased governmental transparency. Created collaboration in business. Helped save lives in times of crisis. "Open source" now defines a culture — a culture that’s changing the world.

But to help spread openness, you have to be able to talk about it in a way that keeps people from immediately thinking it's all about software. I'll tell you how to use pop culture — from Iron Man to The Hunger Games, World of Goo to Star Trek — to explain these principles and how you can apply them beyond the code.

Ruth Suehle is a writer and editor in Brand Communications + Design at Red Hat, Fedora contributor, and moderator of the Life channel. She's a maker at heart who is often behind a sewing machine, rolling fondant, or looking for the next DIY project. You can find her on Twitter and as @suehle.




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