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Unless otherwise noted, our meetings are held on the first Tuesday and third Monday of each month, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

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  • [geek:1] Mon, September 15, 2014
    Bill Kendrick - "Scratch: programming for children and other not-yet-programmers"
    Location: Davis Public Library, Blanchard Room

    Scratch is a multimedia authoring tool that allows anyone to program interactive stories, games and animations. A project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, it was designed especially for children ages 8 to 16, to help young people learn to think creatively, think systematically, and work collaboratively.

    Scratch is generally used via its website (it's an ActionScript application, requiring Adobe Flash). Users may sign up for the website and share their creations. However, registration is not required to use Scratch. Also, an offline version of the Scratch environment is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

    This presentation will be suitable for both children and adults (teachers, parents, would-be-programmers). In it, you'll learn about the rich history of languages that lead up to Scratch, how Scratch's graphical programming environment works, and learn some Scratch basics. We'll also write a simple game, to whet your appetite for programming!

    About the Speaker
    Bill Kendrick grew up using Logo on Apple ][ computers in elementary school, and BASIC on an Atari 1200XL at home. After receiving a BS in Computer Science from Sonoma State University, he published an assortment of open source games and apps for Linux, including the popular children's drawing program Tux Paint, and worked in a variety of programming jobs (including both game and web development), and is currently acting as Chief Technology Officer of Smashwords, Inc., the world's largest distributor of indie ebooks.

    Bill's 7 year old son recently began using Scratch, and in the course of 2 weeks, created (or at least started creating) over 2 dozen games and animations.

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  • [geek:0] Tue, October 7, 2014
    - "Social gathering"
    Location: Crepeville

    Social gathering.

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  • [geek:2] Mon, October 20, 2014
    Wesley Aptekar-Cassels - "Web Application Hacking: How to Make and Break Security on the Web"
    Location: To Be Announced

    This talk will explain common vulnerabilities in web applications, how web apps are hacked, and finally how to make sure that your web apps aren't vulnerable. It will cover most of Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)'s Top 10 Vulnerabilities from 2013, such as Cross Site Scripting (XSS), SQL injection, and Directory Traversal. We'll also touch on the wider world of Application and OS hacking.

    About the Speaker:
    Wesley is a high school student who enjoys writing code and learning about computer security.

    Annual LUGOD officer election season begins. Nominations for officers will be accepted between October and November meetings.

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  • [geek:0] Tue, November 4, 2014
    - "Social gathering"
    Location: Crepeville

    Social gathering.

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  • [geek:2] Mon, November 17, 2014
    Adam Reiser - "GNU Privacy Guard"
    Location: Davis Public Library, Blanchard Room

    GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG, or GPG), is a complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP (Pretty Good Privacy, RFC4880) standard, which allows you to encrypt and sign your data and communications (for example, email, which is often sent unencrypted, and hence can be intercepted or altered while in transit; think of unencrypted email as a postcard, and encrypted email as a letter in a sealed envelope).

    GnuGP features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for all kinds of public key directories. GnuGP is a command line tool with features for easy integration with other applications. A wealth of frontend applications and libraries are available — email clients, chat programs, GUI front-ends, etc. The Gpg4Win and GPGTools projects provide Windows and Mac OS X versions of GnuGP.

    More talk specifics coming soon...

    About the speaker:
    Adam is a UC Berkeley graduate in physics and applied mathematics, currently working as a privacy and security consultant.

    Nominations for LUGOD elected officer positions ends, and voting begins.

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