• Sharing America's Code with Code.gov

    Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

    Leveraging the power of code sharing and collaboration, Code.gov saves significant taxpayer dollars for the American people by helping the U.S. government cut down on duplicative software development. This initiative indexes open source projects from America’s federal agencies from the EPA to the DOD to GSA. Join the Northern Virginia Linux Users Group (NOVALUG) for a morning with Code.gov, and learn about their successes (and challenges) with open sourcing America’s code. Code.gov has indexed nearly 3900 Open Source Software projects from the U.S. Government. Showcased at this event will be some exciting projects including NSA-WALKOFF, CDC-MicrobeTrace, NASA-WorldWind, and USDOT-CARMA Autonomous vehicle platform. Invited Speakers: Joseph Castle, Director at Code.gov Andrew Heibel, NSA Lead Developer on “Walkoff” Project Amin Mehr, Deputy Director at Code.gov Ricardo Reyes, Open Source Director at Code.gov Agenda: 10:00AM - 10:30AM Networking 10:30AM - 11:30AM Presentations Joe Castle – OMB Federal Source Code Policy | Open Sourcing GSA | U.S. Government OSS Examples Andrew Heibel, discussion of the “Walkoff” Project and its overall impact within the OSS community Amin Mehr, Code.gov Platform Reusability and Projected Direction Ricardo Reyes – Open Source Community Involvement 11:30AM - 12:00PM Questions

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  • Gravitational teleport

    Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

    Hunter Madison is going to be talking about Gravitation Teleport: "Lets talk about implementing Gravatational's Teleport. Teleport offers a unique way to allow end users to have monitored and controlled access to servers while still being compatible with any tool that implements the SSH protocol. This tool has been a boon to our ability to meet many of the security and auditability standards we hold ourselves and our teams to at Decisiv."

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  • Running AudioPi

    Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

    **** REMINDER - Please note new location **** Sam Chessman will talk about AudioPi. AudioPi is a system to record pro audio stereo tracks using a Raspberry Pi. The components that Sam will use is: Alpine Linux on a Raspberry Pi 3 ALSA Ardour DAW Open Sound Control (OSC) Protocol Android OSC to control Ardour from an Android device

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  • Open Source overview and Zabbix

    Sheraton Tysons Hotel

    Due to the Government Shutdown we're unfortunately unable to get code.gov to attend and present on January 12th. Once a political solution is found we'll reschedule code.gov to come back. We'll cover open source and what resources are available to people and communities of people to collaborate on Open Source projects. Andrew Nelson from the Zabbix project will talk about some cool monitoring he's done with Zabbix and popular and very versatile Open Source NMS.

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  • Intro to NextCloud

    Sheraton Tysons Hotel

    John Franklin will present NextCloud, an open source groupware solution, ideally suited to households, non-profits, and small businesses. John will go through the installation process and demonstrate as many of the features as possible, including file sync, calendars and contacts, server-side encryption, password management, and an online office suite. And before John tells us about NextCloud, Sid Ramesh has a few things the has created using 3d printing that he will share. In early 2019 he will possibly give a presentation on 3d printing in Linux. He noted that there are a couple of Loudon County Libraries with 3d printers that will print for a small (weight based) fee.

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  • Access Control in Physical Security

    Sheraton Tysons Hotel

    Access Control Systems Access control should comprise something you have, something you know, and something you are. Barcode, barium ferrite, magnetic strip, Weigland, proximity, and Hollerith are types of card or badge readers. Barriers restrict or impede access, are continuous, and deter threats. Locks are mechanical or electrical. Containers are classified by the Underwriters Association and categorized as burglary, record, and media. Area classification is controlled, limited, and exclusion. Roger Roehr will present detail of each providing insight to what goes on behind the scenes with access control.

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  • Linux and Open Source Q & A

    Sheraton Tysons Hotel

    This month's meeting will be a question and answer session on Linux and Open Source in general. Bring your questions or, if you prefer, email [masked] with your questions. This session will be completely interactive. Anyone can ask and anyone can answer questions... See you on Saturday.

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  • Intro to Lambda

    Sheraton Tysons Hotel

    Sid Ramesh will be presenting an Intro to AWS Lambda (Serverless applicaitons): This talk is on AWS Lambda 101 : how to set one up, what does serverless mean, what are the features of AWS Lambda and a couple of code examples demonstrating AWS Lambda

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  • Decentralized Applications

    Sheraton Tysons Hotel

    Stuart Gathman will be presenting on Decentralized Applications - More details to follow.

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  • Job Hunting Seminar

    Sheraton Tysons Hotel

    This month's meeting will feature tips on job hunting from both a job hunter point of view and from a recruiter's (both general and company) perspective. There will be a panel of both to answer questions at the end.

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