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Friday, April 27
 

5:00pm

BOF: Arduino

Arduino! Arduino! It's fun, it's a wonderful toy! It's fun for a girl or a boy!


Friday April 27, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Knight

5:00pm

BOF: Web Apps

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  Come talk about what works for you... or doesn't.


Friday April 27, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Bugatti

5:00pm

IPv6 Enterprise

IPv6 For the Enterprise. Network security, organization and management. Includes: hardware and software compatibility, Internet access. Followed by Q&A to help with your enterprise deployments!"


Speakers
avatar for Michael Mol

Michael Mol

Programming, networking, electronic and technical fields in general. Photography. My fiancee. Argument.


Friday April 27, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Rolls/Royce

5:00pm

Juju Charm School

Charm School is in session at Penguicon and you can participate!  With Juju, services can be deployed, connected, upgraded and re-used by defining them as Juju charms.  Come learn about Juju, charms, and how you can use it for the services you would like to see deployed to your private infrastructure or cloud providers like Amazon AWS or Openstack.  Attendees can follow along by visiting
https://juju.ubuntu.com/CharmSchool to setup the Juju environment prior to the presentation.


Speakers

Friday April 27, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Steamer

6:00pm

jQuery who? Why everyone here needs some YUI.

Everyone starts out using jQuery for their web applications, but if you're building real online applications you should be looking into using the YUI Javascript framework. It provides a comprehensive suite of tools that are really well thought out to help you build modern web apps. We'll try to do a highlight of the great things that YUI provides you, the developer.


Speakers
avatar for Richard Harding

Richard Harding

Software Developer for Launchpad team at Canonical | | Python hacker, developer of Bookie, open source bookmarks. A vim, mutt, command line nutcase. | | @mitechie


Friday April 27, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Rolls/Royce

6:00pm

Linux Directory Structure Explained

Ever wonder if there was a method behind the madness of the Linux directory structure? What's /bin, /opt, /usr? Learn about the origins of these directories, what they were intended for, and what they're used for in modern Linux distributions.


Speakers
KO

Kevin O'Brien

Science, Tech, Free Software, Music, Politics


Friday April 27, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Steamer

6:00pm

Penguicon TV: How the Soup is Made

Learn the ins and outs of Penguicon TV.


Speakers
avatar for Nuri Gocay

Nuri Gocay

Sr. Technology Manager, Expedia Group
Nuri has been involved in the IT industry since 1996, when he, at the tender age of 14, was able to pester the local IT firm into his first intern job. In 2000, Nuri took his first call center job, and after pestering the IT guys into giving him a job, he launched a career in contact... Read More →


Friday April 27, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Knight

7:00pm

Ubuntu Release Party

Its that time again! Time for another release of Ubuntu to hit the streets. This time our new friend, the Precise Pangolin will be making its debut the last week of April. (Find the bar in the DeSoto Foyer just across the hall.)

 


Speakers
avatar for Craig Maloney

Craig Maloney

Programmer
Just another random hacker.


Friday April 27, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Thomas

8:00pm

BOF: Barcode Scanner to Database

Come discuss the use, development, and future of using barcode scanning communication with database projects.


Friday April 27, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Steamer

8:00pm

Rediscover the CLI

Linux distributions have become quite good at keeping us in beautiful graphical interfaces, but that doesn't mean the CLI is dead.  In fact, a number of excellent tools are now available that go above and beyond
what you might have come to expect from your shell.  Stop by and learn about some of the slicker things that have been happening to your shell like tmux, byobu, htop, and more!


Speakers

Friday April 27, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Bugatti

9:00pm

Continuous Integration: Where Are We Going?

Continuous Integration (CI) has grown from simply building and testing software frequently, to a broadened reach into build, test, and deploy automation; deploys to VMs/""The Cloud""; and even predictive modeling.  This presentation will cover history & elements of CI, implementation approaches, the rise and fall of some popular CI tools, and future direction.  This topic is relevant to current trajectories in software engineering including Agile, DevOps, and large scale computing.


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Elkins

Sarah Elkins

Configuration Manager
Sarah Elkins works in DevOps and makes liquid nitrogen ice cream. In her spare time, she dances, plays board games, and sings with the Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra.


Friday April 27, 2012 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Steamer

9:00pm

Drupal CCK: Easily Manage Complex Data Without Any Programming

CCK and Views, now a core component in the Drupal CMS, makes it easy for anyone to create and maintain complex online directories of interrelated data.  We'll cover the basics and create a real world example from fresh installation to finished product.  No programming or Drupal experience necessary!


Speakers
EL

Edward L. Platt

Researcher, Author, University of Michigan School of Information
I'm Ed. I create technology for communities and communities for technology. I'm also an artist, a hacker/maker, and a neuroscience fanboy. I'm currently a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan School of Information.


Friday April 27, 2012 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Bugatti

10:00pm

Blogging With Wordpress.com

Have you always wanted to try WordPress? Get a crash course in using the free WordPress blogging software. Learn how to set up a free blog on WordPress.com in minutes, how to customize the look, how to post, installing widgets, managing comments, and more.


Speakers
avatar for Daniel J. Hogan

Daniel J. Hogan

Writer, humorist, Geek half of Ginger and the Geek. AKA Tiger Sixon on Lost Highway's B-movie Reviews and Cult Films. Host of the Magic of Eyri Podcast... Read More →


Friday April 27, 2012 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Bugatti

11:00pm

BOF: Apps

In this BOF we'll discuss what's out there and show off some of our favorite apps and what you've done with them.  For you noise-makers, we'll try to have an external speaker available.


Friday April 27, 2012 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Stanley

11:00pm

BOF: Linux Distros

From Arch Linux to Debian to Slackware to Fedora to Ubuntu and back again.  Come talk about your favorite, or least favorite distro.


Friday April 27, 2012 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Stearns

11:00pm

Open mst3k for open movies: BOF

Bring your favorite Open Source movie and share with like-minded birds of a feather.


Friday April 27, 2012 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Rolls/Royce
 
Saturday, April 28
 

9:00am

BOF: Creativity on Mobile Devices

Thanks to smartphones and tablets, you can feed your creative muses anywhere.  Make music, draw pictures, 3D modeling, it's all possible just by DL'ing some apps.  A lot of them for free!


Saturday April 28, 2012 9:00am - 9:50am
Model T

9:00am

BOF: RepRap

Come discuss the replicating rapid prototyper and implications for its use as a open design.


Saturday April 28, 2012 9:00am - 9:50am
Stearns

9:00am

3D Printing Basics

Rerap and other amazing tools for replicating parts with plastic. 


Speakers
avatar for Ethan Dicks

Ethan Dicks

3D Printing and Electronics instructor, Red Hat
Ethan Dicks is a 3D Printing and Electronics instructor at the Columbus Idea Foundry. He teaches workshops in operating 3D Printers, and basic through advanced projects for Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Outside of the classroom, Ethan lectures at conventions and symposia on science and... Read More →


Saturday April 28, 2012 9:00am - 9:50am
Bugatti

9:00am

HTML5/JavaScript Development for the Desktop

With Windows 8, Microsoft has opened up the platform a bit, and you can now write Windows apps using HTML5/JavaScript.  I'll demonstrate how to do this and dive into some code. We'll also discuss the Metro design style.  Finally, we'll talk about the new Windows Store, which allows developers to make their apps available to the enormous numbers of people who use Windows; this gives developers the potential to easily make crazy money. This will not be a sales pitch for Windows 8; it's a tech talk for developers.  But anyone who has a little HTML experience should be able to get something out of this talk.


Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2012 9:00am - 9:50am
Rolls/Royce

10:00am

BOF: Entropy -- Entropy and its Impact on Your Servers

Information is physical.  Discuss.


Saturday April 28, 2012 10:00am - 10:50am
Thomas

10:00am

5 Things you can do to be a bit more Agile

We all want to be more agile. We want a process that helps us deliver awesome code, but need to drag the rest of IT and the business along with us. How do you stop the nightmare of yesteryear, and sneak agile into your shop, right under the noses of the waterfall guardian trolls? We have five ways to be more agile without officially changing your process, or getting fired.


Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2012 10:00am - 10:50am
Stearns

10:00am

A Talk with Charles Newman

ReCellular - Saving 50e6 Pounds of Cell Phones from the Dump.  Charles Newman, Founder and Director of ReCellular Inc, the world's largest recycler of and reseller of used cell phones and accessories will talk about the methods used to collect over 50 *million* pounds of used cell phones, plus the technical challenges associated with re-using these phones. Charles will also talk about the important environmental implications of e-waste, and how electronics recycling is critical for the continued health of our planet.


Speakers
CN

Charles Newman

Music Supervisor, Producer, Mother West
Publisher at The Deli Magazine Music Producer, Composer, Ownerat Mother West


Saturday April 28, 2012 10:00am - 10:50am
Stanley

10:00am

Cloud Disaster Recovery: Leveraging Cloud Computing for Cheap Hot Sites

When evaluating possible scenarios to leverage cloud computing, many companies immediately think about situations whichwould provide the most 'bang for the buck' in terms of operational costs for a specific goal or task. Creating disaster recovery sites generally involve doubling your technology costs in order to be prepared for the worst. With cloud computing though, resources can be staged and ready to go with paying only minimal costs until a disaster occurs. This presentation will go over a real-life scenario where a cloud disaster recovery plan was created and we'll discuss the strategy and math behind what makes the plan beneficial. Also covered will be concerns with going this route and why cloud computing in not a panacea despite what marketing companies may want you to believe.


Speakers
MS

Mark Stanislav

Only a life lived for others is worth living.


Saturday April 28, 2012 10:00am - 10:50am
Steamer

10:00am

How to Build a Kanban Board - A Lean, Visual, Just-in-Time Software Scheduling System

Kanban is a Japanese word that loosely translated means “signboard”, or “billboard”. Kanban uses signal cards at various points in the production process to indicate the amount of work completed. In this way the amount of work in progress (WIP) can be limited and the keep the system very “lean” and “agile”. Kanban is a means through which just-in-time (JIT) is achieved.  Kanban is not an inventory control system. Rather, it is a scheduling system that tells you what to produce, when to produce it, and how much to produce.


Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2012 10:00am - 10:50am
Rolls/Royce

11:00am

Bruce Schneier Talks About Security and Trust

Human societies run on trust.  Every day, we all trust millions of people, organizations, and systems -- and we do it so easily that we barely notice.  But in any system of trust, there is an alternative, parasitic, strategy that involves abusing that trust. Making sure those defectors don't destroy the very cooperative systems they're abusing is an age-old problem, and we've developed a variety of societal pressures to induce cooperation: moral systems, reputational systems, institutional systems, and security systems. Understanding how these different societal pressures work -- and fail -- is essential to understanding the problems we face in today's increasingly technological and interconnected world.


Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Dearborn - BIG TOP

12:00pm

Book Signing with Bruce Schneier
Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dearborn - BIG TOP

12:00pm

GOH Interview: Jim Gettys
Speakers
JG

Jim Gettys, Bell Labs

Jim Gettys is a MTS at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, working on bufferbloat. He was the V.P. of Software at the One Laptop per Child project. He is one of the original developers of the X Window System at MIT. He worked at W3C and was the editor of the HTTP/1.1 specification in the IETF... Read More →


Saturday April 28, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Desoto

1:00pm

A Practical Introduction to Git

Git is a popular open-source distributed revision control system created by Linus Torvalds to manage the Linux kernel. You can use Git to manage or back-up personal projects, class work and resources, local or system-wide configuration files, websites, and more. Git users of all levels of experience should find something of value in this talk, which will cover a brief history of Git, simple usage, core concepts, how to share and work with others using Github, tools for popular operating systems, and practical developer, non-developer and ops usage examples.


Speakers
JV

Jonathan Voigt

I like Clojure.


Saturday April 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Steamer

1:00pm

OpenBSD

Want to learn more about OpenBSD?One of the "BSD" variants of UNIX, it is arguable one of the most secure operating systems around, and makes a great desktop OS-it's not just for firewalls! An overview will be given on some of its main features.  An install-fest will occur later if there are folks interested.



Saturday April 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Knight

1:00pm

Podcasting for fun (and possibly profit)

Ever thought you might want to put together a podcast, but weren't sure where to begin? Craig Maloney, host of Open Metalcast (http://openmetalcast.com), and co-host of Lococast.net (http://lococast.net) will cover the basics of podcasting, including how to firm up your podcasting idea, how to find Creative Commons music, and what tools Craig has found work best to get your podcast out to hundreds, if not thousands of listeners. Craig will also put together the next episode of Open Metalcast (live, on-stage), and show how a handful of music clips can become a music episode.


Speakers
avatar for Craig Maloney

Craig Maloney

Programmer
Just another random hacker.


Saturday April 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dearborn - BIG TOP

1:00pm

Zombies v Humans - The making of an Android app

Passive multiplayer for the masses.  This yet to be released turn-based geolocation game for Android will pit the ubiquitous Zombie against humankind in an epic tug-o-war style struggle.  Approach your enemies with caution - whether you're a Zombie out for brains or a human with a penchant for large axes.  Attempting to off your opponent will leave you exposed, and depending on how many turns you have left you may want to save some turns for running.  Dominate a local establishment by visiting it frequently and stay alive longer by teaming up with friends.  Which side will win this epic struggle? Join Matt and Ann Marie, the organizers for Killer Android, as they share their development experiences and demo the game.


Speakers
AM

Ann Marie K. Mossman

I spend most of my free time organizing an Android Mobile Development Group called Killer Android, playing board games, running around crafting and fighting mobs in FFXI, attempting to learn and failing miserably at the Korean language, watching anime / movies, going to cons, traveling... Read More →


Saturday April 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Rolls/Royce

2:00pm

BOF: Computer Club Leaders - What works, what doesn't!

Gathering of local computer club leaders to discuss what works and what doesn't.  If you are a leader for a local computer club please plan to attend.


Speakers
GN

Gibson Nichols

Local computer clubs


Saturday April 28, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Model T

2:00pm

"Daddy, the internet is slow today"

This is a refrain parents all hear, and in return, we often yell to our kids: "Stop what you're doing so I can make a VOIP call!" Bufferbloat is (usually) the cause, and it doesn't have to be this way. You can avoid a suffering home, and there is a lot you can do to help us drain this world-wide Internet swamp. A little information goes a long way.

Come learn how you, too, can be Hercules, and help clean the Augean Stables.


Speakers
JG

Jim Gettys, Bell Labs

Jim Gettys is a MTS at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, working on bufferbloat. He was the V.P. of Software at the One Laptop per Child project. He is one of the original developers of the X Window System at MIT. He worked at W3C and was the editor of the HTTP/1.1 specification in the IETF... Read More →


Saturday April 28, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Bugatti

2:00pm

Bookie Sprint

Come hack on Bookie! It's an open source bookmark management application you might use as an alternative to Delicious or Pinboard. The author will help with testing, getting installed, or hacking on new features. Bookie uses lots of Python, JavaScript, and needs help with everything from client all the way to main website features.


Saturday April 28, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Royale

3:00pm

Heinlein Panel
Speakers
JG

Jim Gettys, Bell Labs

Jim Gettys is a MTS at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, working on bufferbloat. He was the V.P. of Software at the One Laptop per Child project. He is one of the original developers of the X Window System at MIT. He worked at W3C and was the editor of the HTTP/1.1 specification in the IETF... Read More →


Saturday April 28, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Rolls/Royce

3:00pm

Soft Skillz - Just not for Humans Anymore

Brian looks back at 15 years of being a developer, consultant, and business leader. He will talk about the skills and wisdom that you need to be happy and successful in your career.


Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Knight

4:00pm

Introduction to OpenDNS

An introduction to OpenDNS and the benefits of using OpenDNS at home.


Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Bugatti

4:00pm

The open source world

This discussion focuses on the direction of open source development and its applications towards government and human societal development.  The talk starts with current open source ideas and applications, then works towards the future discussing the benefits, directions and hazards facing the evolution of human society towards this goal.


Speakers
avatar for Ruairidh Strange

Ruairidh Strange

Ass & Titties


Saturday April 28, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Stearns

5:00pm

Eric Raymond Ask Me Anything

ESR,Eric S. Raymond, author of The Cathedral and the Bazaar and The Art of Unix Programming, The New Hackers Dictionary, gpsd (Global Positioning System Software for Linux), enemy of the state of Iran, martial arts practitioner, and secret legal guru answers your questions about anything.


Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Model T

5:00pm

Core Linux Security: 0-Day Isn't Everything

When discussion on hardening Linux systems occurs, usually someone will swear by a single feature or application to 'save the day'. In reality, a mesh of complimentary technologies, most of which are built-in or easily installable on a Linux box, is the bestway to go. Defense in depth is more than marketing lingo, it's a way of life for actual information security. Come see some of thetechnologies you may have ignored, never knew existed, or just weren't fully leveraging in some helpful ways to add layered security to your next Linux deployment.


Speakers
MS

Mark Stanislav

Only a life lived for others is worth living.


Saturday April 28, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Bugatti

5:00pm

What's new with Ubuntu 12.04

Panel discussion with the Ubuntu Michigan Loco about what's new with Ubuntu 12.04 (aka Precise Pangolin). This is a long-term release from Canonical and the Ubuntu Community, and promises to be the most thoroughly reviewed release of Ubuntu yet!  "Ubuntu's 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) release shipped this weekend, and the Ubuntu US Michigan Loco would love to tell you about it. Join us for this informal panel discussion about the latest and greatest features of Ubuntu 12.04, including the Head's Up Display (HUD), and why 12.04 is the most thoroughly tested Ubuntu distribution yet."


Speakers
avatar for Craig Maloney

Craig Maloney

Programmer
Just another random hacker.


Saturday April 28, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Steamer

6:00pm

'Alternative' Alternative Energy Generation

Alternative energy systems such as wind power and solar panels have become so familiar they really have become mainstream.  But these aren't the only alternative energy systems available.  There are 'alternative' alternatives that offer other ways of harnessing energy from other sources and in other ways than the 'mainstream' alternative energy methods.  Find out about river current power generation, wave power, kite wind power, etc.


Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Bugatti

7:00pm

Economic Advantages of Open Security Models: a Case for Data Centric Security

Short term success and commoditization efforts drive closed approaches and proprietary data silos.  We will attempt to prove that open approaches, such as Data Centric Security (DCS) are not only better for the consumer, but provide better security and better long-term economic viability. This paper introduces the Confidentiality/Integrity (CI) framework for DCS.  The CI framework provides provably strong assurance of confidentiality and/or integrity.  This framework allows automated/negotiation and control approaches because it encodes and packages data security requirements along with the data itself, instead of at network boundaries or on individual servers.  Multiple levels of security are possible and necessary within the framework, depending on data confidentiality, integrity, and control requirements, and implementation technical requirements.  More advanced levels of security within the framework including strong cryptography and executable smart packages which act as a virtual security device will become prevalent as data processing capabilities grow, and the need for decentralized security increases. We will briefly discuss previous investigations into DCS for Personal Information and Cloud Computing, existing open source projects including ccREL and vSmartCard, and discuss open approaches.Target audience:  systems architects, information security professionals, cloud marketing or business managers, developers, and anyone interested in technical aspects of electronic privacy.


Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Bugatti

7:00pm

IPv6 Server

Quick bullet-point run-through of IPv6 basics, and running a server on an IPv6 network. Includes: system security, diagnostic tools, and software and service compatibility (Email, Web, DNS, SIP. Internet access.)


Speakers
avatar for Michael Mol

Michael Mol

Programming, networking, electronic and technical fields in general. Photography. My fiancee. Argument.


Saturday April 28, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Steamer

7:00pm

Podcasting: What is it?

What podcasting is, and the different types, plus how to make your own podcast.


Speakers
avatar for Daniel J. Hogan

Daniel J. Hogan

Writer, humorist, Geek half of Ginger and the Geek. AKA Tiger Sixon on Lost Highway's B-movie Reviews and Cult Films. Host of the Magic of Eyri Podcast... Read More →


Saturday April 28, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Knight

8:00pm

Virtual Appliances

As an experience open-source software developer (Committer Apache Software Foundation), I have long experienced the pain of setting up and configuring my software development environment on new computers.  To solve this, I created Atraxia Technologies, an open-source company whose goal is to create completely free (ASL 2.0 licensed) Virtual Appliances for software developers. I would like to tell the story of how the virtual appliances came to be, how they work, demonstrate the ease with which they can be used, and then provide DVD's with the Atraxia Blue Java software Development environment.


Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Knight

9:00pm

Birds of a Feather: Computer Clubs

We welcome all who are interested in hearing about and participating in local computer clubs and especially those from local computer clubs to come to talk about their group.


Speakers
GN

Gibson Nichols

Local computer clubs


Saturday April 28, 2012 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Stearns

9:00pm

Creative Computing: How Art Can Benefit from Programming

I'm an artist but I'm bad at math so I can't program. I'm a programmer but I'm not creative so I can't make art. I've heard this said on both sides and its not true. Both worlds can easily meld with each other, with a numberof applications and programs that exist on the market. This will be a small workshop showing off three such examples: Processing, Scriptographer for Illustrator, and Rhinoscripting for Rhino. If you're a veteran programmer this may give you inspiration for creative work and if you're new it can show you how programming can be approachable, fun and creative. Bring: Yourself, your laptop, and check out and download Processing, Scriptographer, and Rhino if you can. Processing is free, Scriptographer requires Illustrator which has a trial option, and Rhinoscripting requires Rhino which is free on macs and has a trial version on windows.


Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2012 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Bugatti

9:00pm

Introduction to Cloud Computing

In this talk, I'll talk about what cloud computing is, discuss the pros and cons, and give some scenarios where cloud computing really shines.  Then I can talk briefly about some of the specifics of Windows Azure (which is Microsoft's cloud computing solution and works not only with .NET but also Java, PHP, and Ruby).    


Speakers

Saturday April 28, 2012 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Knight

9:00pm

IPv6 Software

IPv6 Software pitfalls including connecting and listening, and hostname resolution, plus a look at the currently existing IPv6 software stacks available.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Mol

Michael Mol

Programming, networking, electronic and technical fields in general. Photography. My fiancee. Argument.


Saturday April 28, 2012 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Steamer

10:00pm

Techies Wanted

Meetup for tech-geeks from everywhere!


Saturday April 28, 2012 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Stearns

10:00pm

Arduino Libraries Make Adding Hardware Easy

Arduino is a small, powerful "physical computing" platform with many options for adding sensors, actuators, storage, and more.  Come learn how libraries can help you make immediate use of your new hardware, and how you can write your own libraries for your own creations.


Speakers
avatar for Ethan Dicks

Ethan Dicks

3D Printing and Electronics instructor, Red Hat
Ethan Dicks is a 3D Printing and Electronics instructor at the Columbus Idea Foundry. He teaches workshops in operating 3D Printers, and basic through advanced projects for Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Outside of the classroom, Ethan lectures at conventions and symposia on science and... Read More →


Saturday April 28, 2012 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Knight

11:00pm

BOF: Android Apps

Come and join other like and unalike minds to dicuss the best and worst of Android Apps available today.


Saturday April 28, 2012 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Steamer

12:00am

BOF: The present and future state of Hacking, Cybercrime, and Information Warfare

This one is about the present and future state of hacking, cybercrime, and information warfare.


Sunday April 29, 2012 12:00am - 12:50am
Stearns

12:00am

Ubuntu / Kubuntu bug jam
Sunday April 29, 2012 12:00am - 12:50am
Stanley
 
Sunday, April 29
 

6:00am

Sunday Morning Linux Review

Mat Enders, Tony Bemus, and Mary Tomich are the hosts of the Sunday Morning Linux Review http://www.smlr.us. At 6am they will talk about what got them into podcasting and what it took to start their podcast. They will also record a show in front of a live audiance at 7am. After recording the show Tony will talk about how they edit and post the show.



Sunday April 29, 2012 6:00am - 8:50am
Dearborn - BIG TOP

10:00am

Open Source Telephony in the Enterprise

If you've ever talked to a commercial vendor about installing a PBX or a call center ACD system, your first question has probably been, "Um... how much?" Whether it is a $100,000 office phone system or a three million dollar call center platform, vendor solutions are expensive! Come talk to a leading industry expert who used to sell million dollar call center systems but is now bucking this trend by integrating open source solutions next to and in lieu of expensive legacy commercial systems. He will talk about the current state of open source telephony in the enterprise, integrating closed source next to open source, "Hyper SIP", and where you can have instant savings in your company.


Speakers
avatar for Nuri Gocay

Nuri Gocay

Sr. Technology Manager, Expedia Group
Nuri has been involved in the IT industry since 1996, when he, at the tender age of 14, was able to pester the local IT firm into his first intern job. In 2000, Nuri took his first call center job, and after pestering the IT guys into giving him a job, he launched a career in contact... Read More →


Sunday April 29, 2012 10:00am - 10:50am
Steamer

10:00am

User Experience of CI Systems

Software architecture and engineering culture converge at the Continuous Integration (CI) system.  It is absolutely essential that a CI system be easy to understand.  Every failed test is a context switch. Each test failure must be actionable, with a clear path to resolution.  Unreliable or obscure tests will sow
confusion and degrade confidence. Building a comprehensible, usable CI is a problem space that is new
and largely unexplored by the User Experience community.  I do not claim to have solved the problem.  But I look forward to sharing screenshots, anecdotes, things that have gone wrong, and the story of how the color yellow turned out not to be as scary as I thought.


Speakers

Sunday April 29, 2012 10:00am - 10:50am
Bugatti

11:00am

BOF: Android Apps... Again

Yeah, we talked about this yesterday.  What's your point?  Actually, I think I can invent an app for that...


Sunday April 29, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Stearns

11:00am

Don't Just Hit The Space Bar: Better Presentations with Mobile Devices.

"A presentation about presentations?  Please."  No, seriously!  If you like to get up and talk, mobile devices can make those talks much more fun.  I'll show you tools you can use to get away from the podium and maybe even interact with your audience a little.


Speakers
avatar for Britain Woodman

Britain Woodman

Professional Business Systems Analyst; Amateur Retail Analyst, http://a2retail.space
This is my tenth Penguicon! Although I have not yet been granted the title of Guest of Honor, I am truly thrilled to be speaking at the opening ceremony. I seem to be in a different room (Nicolet), but I am sure this is an oversight that will be fixed in the next few days. | | I... Read More →


Sunday April 29, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Bugatti

11:00am

IT at the South Pole

Computers aren't the first thing that people think of when they think of Antarctica, but scientific research wouldn't be possible without them. Living and working at the South Pole has changed over the 50 years of the U.S. Antarctic Program, and over that time, so has the reliance on computers to make it all possible.


Speakers
avatar for Ethan Dicks

Ethan Dicks

3D Printing and Electronics instructor, Red Hat
Ethan Dicks is a 3D Printing and Electronics instructor at the Columbus Idea Foundry. He teaches workshops in operating 3D Printers, and basic through advanced projects for Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Outside of the classroom, Ethan lectures at conventions and symposia on science and... Read More →


Sunday April 29, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Steamer

11:00am

Key Signing Party
Sunday April 29, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Marquis - MPCON

11:00am

PXE: Booting from the Network for Profit and Pleasure.

What is required to boot a computer from the Network? What is going on under the hood when it does? Come find out how easy PXE network boot really is! This talk will cover the infrastructure that will allow you boot an operating system, run an OS install or hardware diagnostic utilities without ever having to reach for removable media. After the foundations are in place, advanced uses will be covered including gPXE, booting from iSCSI, ATAoE or even the Internet, and considerations for large scale deployments.


Speakers
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Scott Sullivan

Scott "revident" Sullivan is a Toronto based computer systems enthusiast. Is actively involved with running GTALUG, is a member of hacklab.to and works for a ISP/Hosting company.


Sunday April 29, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Knight

11:00am

The Past Through Digital Audio

Listen to recordings of Fred Pohl, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke.  Learn about how we have captured the history of Science Fiction in the past, what we would like to do in the future, and how you can be a part of it... with a Special Guest appearance by teleconference. Presented by the Science Fiction Oral History Association, www.sfoha.org


Sunday April 29, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Desoto

12:00pm

BOF: Raspberry Pi

Don't worry, we're still on the waiting list too.  Come gather and discuss your interest in Rasberry Pi.  If you were lucky enough to get one already, bring it along for some show and tell. :)


Sunday April 29, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Stanley

1:00pm

BOF: Rosetta Code -- A Rosetta Stone for Hundreds of Programming Languages

In ancient Egypt, you'd be carving for days.  Let's find a way to communicate in under an hour.


Sunday April 29, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Stanley

1:00pm

Making Crazy Money with Games and the Cloud

Everyone seems to be working on a game these days. And why not? You can make some great money, have fun building something, and become famous. Many new games, especially casual games, are using the cloud. Not just to reduce their startup costs, but to innovate. Come see how you can build a modern game that uses the cloud to startup and scale. Real world gaming scenarios included.


Speakers

Sunday April 29, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Knight

1:00pm

The 50 most Important Computer Science Books

An evaluative discussion of the most important pieces of computer science literature.


Speakers

Sunday April 29, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Stearns

1:00pm

The Pop Culture Guide to Open Source

This talk explains open source and its principles through pop culture references (mostly of the sci-fi and geek sort). For example, what better example to explain rapid prototyping than Iron Man? When forced to build weaponry, he instead solved his own problem (or in open source parlance, "scratched his own itch") by building the first Iron Man suit. Later he was able to build upon that and make subsequent iterations. In addition, the suit was copied by others--even enemies.


Speakers
avatar for Ruth Suehle

Ruth Suehle

Senior Community Outreach Manager, Red Hat
Ruth Suehle is Senior Community Outreach Manager in Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards group, which supports upstream open source software communities and their projects. She is co-author of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O’Reilly, December 2013) and previously editor for Red Hat Magazine... Read More →


Sunday April 29, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Bugatti

2:00pm

What Is This Serger You Speak Of?

Ever heard of a serger? Neither has this editor. Come learn about what an advanced stitch, the overlock stitch can do for you, and what type of machine you need to make them happen!


Sunday April 29, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Cord - Maker Space

2:00pm

IPv6 Enterprise

Are you a bit crazy? Want to try and run IPv6 in the home? Mike will take a look at hardware support, Internet connectivity plus firewalls and system compatibility.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Mol

Michael Mol

Programming, networking, electronic and technical fields in general. Photography. My fiancee. Argument.


Sunday April 29, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Steamer

2:00pm

This IS the Droid you're looking for!

Learn to use AppInventor to write your own Android applications, either on your phone or in the emulator - so easy even Jar Jar Binks could do it!  Hear about MIT Media Labs new Center for Mobile Learning.  Walk through an app, and you will be able to say you understand object oriented design.  How to install the Android SDK, cable up your phone, install your app, and use the ADB shell interface.



Sunday April 29, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rolls/Royce

2:00pm

Why Can't Ashley Sing?

Ever wonder why your favourite (or least-favourite) singers sound the way they do? Steve will go over recording studio tech and reveal the method behind the madness that is studio mixing. He might even be able to explain the "Loudness Wars" that have claimed so many innocent ears.


Speakers

Sunday April 29, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Bugatti