This talk will cover the stories and engineering challenges faced by the Null Space Labs High Altitude Ballooning team and how they designed, analyzed, and flew hardware and software to survive the harsh conditions of near space. Recent flights include CUBEX, a payload capable of live image transmission, solar changing, power management, and position reporting, as well as the HABEXpico flight which flew half way across the United States.
SGVLUG is one of the oldest and most active Linux User Groups in the Greater Los Angeles area. In addition to Linux, the group also shares interests in other free and open source software, all forms of technology, and the discussion of issues that arise with the these new tools, such as privacy rights. SGVLUG attracts members from throughout LA County including Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, and eastward throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Our members include software developers, system administrators, hardware engineers, and software users of all levels of experience. Many work in the technology field as employees, contractors or consultants, and enjoy the learning and networking opportunities available from the group. We also have many members that serve as volunteers of their time and skills at various local events, including the annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE).
Join us for dinner and presentations. Dinner begins and 7 pm and any presentations will start after most people have recieved their food or 8 pm, whichever comes first.