Open Source Saturday

The Penultimate meeting of 2012!  Only days before the Presidential election!  Come hide from the rancor with your REAL friend, cold cold technology. :)

In honor of those NOT going to Bsides this weekend I was going to demo, and hopefully scare the pants off the unbelievers, Dsploit.  This is an Android app that needs root and busybox installed to work.  It packages up several low level security tools and lets you verify your security defenses by performing various live sniffing and man-in-the-middle attacks.  Got your cookie! Yeeesss I did! Yeeessss I did! (So now I am you, muwahahahaha).

Also, I think we had several volunteers for demos - but I haven't conferred with anyone yet.

I wanted to talk about disaster recovery, as in how technology can be used for Hurricane victims (for example), right away - before the local infrastructure comes back.  Mesh potato is still floating in the back of my mind...

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We are a group of some serious, and some not-so-serious, geeks that want to see the Open Source Ethos spread and help as many people as will let it.  During the meetings, which are pretty much an excuse to get together and have fun, we catch up on topical and industry news, projects, code releases, recent technical problems and solutions...

There are sometimes presentations - anything open source but if it is software then running on more than 1 platform is preferred (Linux, Mac, Win, etc.).  Mobile is an exception due to Apple's refusal to let FOSS code onto their IOS platform - so we talk about Android a lot more.

I you have an itch to scratch that can be solved by technology, bring it on in!  You well always get an educated opinion and sometimes a useful answer too.  The group is not homogeneous around one specific technology, or industry, or language or nationality.  What we have in common is our desire to make our lives better, and the set of people in "our" is everyone, everywhere.

Join us afterwards at Mother's Daughter's Diner for lunch! Yes, you want to save room for the pie. Hope you have a hunger for adventure. ;)

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John Fields

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  • Jayneil

    Ok. that is great. Thanks a lot :-) Can, I also give a small presentation/demo on the pandaboard?

    October 31, 2012

    • John F.

      Probably be a good idea to just visit once first, then demo in Dec? We just had the Pandaboard guys at the space for Software Freedom Day in Sep and they gave one away !

      October 31, 2012

    • Jayneil

      Oh ok. No problem..

      October 31, 2012

  • John F.

    Jayneil, I might be able to pick you up (coming from Plano) but I have appointments after lunch in Lewisville, so no return trip. :/

    There is a train station VERY close to both your place and the MakerSpace. I took the liberty of mapping out directions in case it helps: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=...­

    October 31, 2012

  • Jayneil

    Hi, I would like to attend it but can I get a ride please? I stay at 9030 Markville Drive, Dallas 75243. If you are coming along this route, please ping me on[masked]-7887.

    Also, I work on the Pandaboard(www.pandaboard.org) which is an open source development board. So, if its ok, I can give a small demo/presentation on it?

    Cheers,
    Jayneil.

    October 31, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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