Meeting Subject Wishlist
Here are topics that LUGOD members have shown interest in. If you're
interested in something not listed here, please e-mail
the webmaster and we'll add
it to the list!
If you are interested in, and capable of, talking about any of these
subjects (or, if you'd like to speak about something not listed here), please
mail the Public Relations Officer so we
can schedule a meeting date where you can
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Speaking at LUGOD.
Once speakers have made themselves apparent, if they picked a meeting date,
the topic will be moved to the Upcoming Meeting
Schedule - if they haven't confirmed a date yet, they'll be
listed on the Meetings To Be Scheduled list.
- O'Reilly and Associates
They've been doing Unix
- BASH Prompt Customization
How to set up a cool and useful prompt.
- Advanced BASH Features
Functions. Tab-compltion. Etc.
How to convert a document to EPUB and other ebook formats, and how
to read them with Linux, and/or sync ereading devices with Linux.
- Android Development
Developing apps for Google's Linux-based Android mobile platform.
"Arduino is an embedded system platform based on a simple open
hardware design for a single-board microcontroller, with embedded I/O
support and a standard programming language. The Arduino programming
language is essentially C/C++. The goal of the Arduino project is to
make tools available that are accessible, low-cost, low capital investment,
flexible and easy-to-use for artists and hobbyists, particularly those who
might not otherwise have access to more sophisticated controllers that
require more complicated tools.
- Compiler Design
How something like a C compiler is designed and implemented.
- Functional Programming
Languages like Scheme, LISP, and ML.
The programming language.
A build-from-source distro.
procmail is an e-mail filter
which can be used to create mail-servers, mailing lists, sort your incoming
mail into separate folders/files, preprocess your mail, start any programs
upon mail arrival, or selectively forward certain incoming mail
automatically to someone.
How to set up and configure a mail server.
- Spam - Avoiding and dealing with it
Scripts, tools and tricks one can use (both under Linux mail clients,
and using Linux mail servers) to deal with unwanted e-mail.
- Kernel Hacking
Specifically, how the PIC and page protection works, and how the
- Linux Boot Process
From power-up to login-prompt: LILO, modules, init scripts, logging, etc.
- Linux vs. Other Unix'es
How does Linux compare to Unix (which it was trying to be like)?
- Linux vs. Windows
How does Linux compare to the different MicroSoft Windows OSes that
are (for some reason) still so popular today.
- Memory Utilization under Linux
How Linux uses RAM.
- Xara Xtreme
Xara Xtreme for Linux is a powerful, general purpose graphics program.
- Multimedia under Linux
Playing video files (MPEG, ASF, QuickTime, Real, etc.),
encoding and streaming video, ripping audio CDs, burning audio CDs,
setting up streaming audio, etc.
- Sound: ALSA
The Advanced Linux Sound
- Software Defined Radio>
(Perhaps someone from Yolo Amateur
Radio Society would be willing to come talk?)
- Apache Load Balancing
- Filesharing: Gnutella
Gnutella is a filesharing system
(not unlike Napster) that isn't centralized (unlike Napster).
Mail transport agent
- VirtualBox, a powerful
x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well
as home use.
open-source software for creating and configuring virtual development
environments. It can be considered a wrapper around VirtualBox
and configuration management software such as Chef, Salt and
Puppet. Although written in Ruby, it is usable in other programming
projects such as PHP, Python, Java, and C#.
- VMWare, a product that allows
you to run another Intel OS (like Windows, Linux, OS/2, etc.) under
Linux or WindowsNT on an Intel system.
an implementation of the Windows 3.x and Win32 APIs on top of X and Unix,
(a Windows compatibility layer).
- SSDs (Solid State Drives)
Using them and getting the best performance.
- Security: Basic Linux Security
A talk focused on users new to Linux; topics such as file permissions,
choosing passwords, securing LILO and your PC's BIOS, etc.
- Support: Getting help online
Websites, mailing lists, Usenet newsgroups, and IRC channels we should
all be aware of.
- Raspberry Pi
An inexpensive system-on-a-chip that runs Linux.
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