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
speak. For more, see
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.
(Potential speakers, and LUGs looking for speakers, may also wish to check
out the SBAY Speakers Bureau,
whose goal is to help provide speaker coordination for Silicon Valley Area
Open Source groups.)
- O'Reilly and Associates
They've been doing Unix
The Kompany are creators
of Linux desktop and PDA software.
- BASH Prompt Customization
How to set up a cool and useful prompt.
- Advanced BASH Features
Functions. Tab-compltion. Etc.
e.g., how to convert a documnet to EPUB format.
- 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.
A Debian-based 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.
- MythTV / XBMC Media Centers
- Apache Load Balancing
- Filesharing: Gnutella
Gnutella is a filesharing system
(not unlike Napster) that isn't centralized (unlike Napster).
- Networking: Messaging Systems
A comparison of tools like talk, ytalk, IRC, ICQ clones, Jabber, etc.
Mail transport agent
Software router (by Vyatta, a Bay Area company)
- 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
which enables Linux users to run popular Windows programs at native
speeds without additional hardware or the need to dual boot
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.
- Xara Xtreme
Xara Xtreme for Linux is a powerful, general purpose graphics program.
- Multiheaded Displays
Using Linux and X-Window with multiple monitors simultaneously
(and multi-headed video cards, such as the Matrox G200-MMS VGA).
- 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.
- Printing under Linux
A frequent setup problem for newbies and oldies alike.
- 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.
- Sound: ALSA
The Advanced Linux Sound
- 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.
Big Name Speakers:
- Andrea Arcangeli - Linux Kernel hacker
- Jeff 'hemos' Bates - Slashdot
- Alan Cox - Linux Kernel hacker
- Joey Hess - Debian
- Miguel de Icaza - Gnome
- Donald Knuth - TeX
- Rob 'CmdrTaco' Malda - Slashdot
- Bruce Perens - Open Source Initiative
- Theo de Raadt - OpenBSD / OpenSSH
- Eric Raymond - sendmail
- Darren Reed - OpenBSD
- Guido van Rossum - Python
- Richard Stallman - GNU/FSF
- Andrew Tridgell - Samba
- Linus Torvalds - Linux Kernel creator
- Dr. Edgar David VillanuevaNunez - Peru Congress
- Larry Wall - Perl
Potential Speakers, See Also: