Drupal

The Linux Users Group at Georgia Tech presents:
Drupal by Ryan Curtin

March 28th 2012, 7:00 PM
College of Computing building, room 102
Campus Map: http://gtalumni.org/map/index.php?id=50
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Drupal is a popular open-source content management system (CMS) and
content management framework (CMF) written in PHP. It is commonly used
for websites — including many Georgia Tech pages (there is even a
support community for Drupal GT sites: http://drupal.gatech.edu/ ).
With hundreds (probably thousands) of well-maintained modules and
extensions, a Drupal site can be very tailored to specific needs.

This presentation will cover the initial setup of a Drupal installation,
an overview of the way Drupal is laid out, how to install modules and
third-party extensions, and how to develop modules for Drupal. I’ll
also talk about the drupal.org community, how to get involved, and what
all the site offers. Themeing a site will also be covered.

lntroduction to Packaging for Debian Based Systems

The Linux Users Group at Georgia Tech presents:
lntroduction to Packaging for Debian Based Systems By Sterling Peet

March 14th 2012, 7:00 PM
College of Computing building, room 102
Campus Map: http://gtalumni.org/map/index.php?id=50
Building Map: http://lugatgt.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/ccb-102.png

The easiest way for a user to install software on a Debian based system is to install a package. It doesn’t matter if the user is a total newbie, or seasoned power user, nor does it matter if the software is being installed on one machine or a an entire network of computers, the Debian package is easy to install. It turns out, creating a package is also not very difficult, and there are numerous reasons why one might decide to write a package.

Installfest 50

Curious about Linux? Want to learn how to use a Unix environment on your own computer for class, for fun, or for your résumé? Attend InstallFest 50!
InstallFest 50 will be on Saturday, January 28th, 2011, in Skiles room 257 from 11 AM to 5 PM.
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Linux for the Enterprise: Red Hat, Kickstart and Spacewalk

Thinking about deploying Linux in the enterprise or any situation in large quantities? There’s plenty of software out there to help you do it, and most of it is available in a perfectly good free community edition.

Some subjects that will be covered:
-What makes RHEL different than Debian/Ubuntu?
-What is this licensing stuff on open source software?
-Kickstart, a component of the Anaconda installer that makes deploying similar systems easy.
-Spacewalk, server software that does package and configuration management for your network.

Slides

January 25th 2012, 7:00 PM
College of Computing building, room 102
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Zsh Gems

The Linux Users Group at Georgia Tech presents:

“ZSH Gems” by Thomas Holmquist
January 18th 2012, 7:00 PM
College of Computing building, room 102 <– New room!
(Campus Map: http://gtalumni.org/map/index.php?id=50 )

 

If as a Linux user you choose to spend a lot of time in the command line (a very wise choice), you will no doubt want to maximize your efficiency. With a powerful shell such as Zsh there are numerous features just hidden below the surface that will boost your productivity to new levels. This presentation will aim to familiarize you with some more advanced Zsh features that will not only come in handy but also be easy to start using with common use cases.

 

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Installfest 49

Curious about Linux? Want to learn how to use a Unix environment on your own computer for class, for fun, or for your résumé? Attend InstallFest 49!

InstallFest 49 will be on Saturday, November 5th, 2011, in Tentatively in Skiles room 257 from 11 AM to 5 PM.

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History and Philosophy of Unix

The Linux Users Group at Georgia Tech presents:

“History and Philosophy of Unix” By Chad Kersey

October 26th 2011, 7:00 PM
Klaus Advanced Computing Building, room 2456
( http://gtalumni.org/map/index.php?id=153 )

For most of the short history of computing, Unix and Unix-like operating systems and the related C programming language have been ubiquitous. This week’s presentation, will be a recount the tale of its inception and evolution, from an internal project at Bell Labs to the modern set of derivatives and act-alikes that dwell on your desktops, in your pockets, and in your datacenters. If you have ever wondered about the relationship between Multics and Unix, the early development of the C programming language, or what the machines that have run Unix and its derivatives over the years have looked like, this might be your chance to find out.


Music Tagging

The Linux Users Group at Georgia Tech presents:

“Music Tagging”
By Ryan Curtin

October 5th 2011, 7:00 PM
Klaus Advanced Computing Building, room 2456
( http://gtalumni.org/map/index.php?id=153 )

Topic:
Most people have large music libraries these days, but shamefully there is commonly little or inconsistent metadata.  This shouldn’t be the case,  especially because modern tools have made this task simple.  The presenter, a dyed-in-the-wool music tagging zealot, will introduce the concepts behind music tagging, why it is important, and how to do it effectively.  Batch tagging tools such as Ex Falso, Easytag, eyeD3, and Picard will be covered.  The last of those, Picard, is automatic tagging software, and can be used with almost no work at all.  By the end of the presentation, you should be able to manage a large music database (hundreds of gigabytes to terabytes) correctly with correct metadata. In addition, for those who are interested, a quick overview of the state of the art in music information technology and the uses of that technology in open source (playlist generation, similarity measures, and so forth).

About the presenter:
Ryan Curtin is a Ph.D. student in the field of machine learning.  He has claims to have no interesting biographical trivia.

Power Management

The Linux Users Group at Georgia Tech presents:

“Power Management Under Linux”
By Thomas Holmquist

September 28th 2011, 7:00 PM
Klaus Advanced Computing Building, room 2456
( http://gtalumni.org/map/index.php?id=153 )

With more and more computer users choosing laptops over desktops, the ability to maximize battery life has become an important issue. This presentation on power management and power saving will include topics such as troubleshooting and resolving suspend & hibernate issues as well as various power-saving tweaks that will not only help extend battery life, but also reduce heat & noise.

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Storage Management for Privacy and Resilience

The Linux Users Group at Georgia Tech presents:

“Storage Management for Privacy and Resilience”
by Chad Kersey

September 7th 2011, 7:00 PM
Klaus Advanced Computing Building, room 2456
( http://gtalumni.org/map/index.php?id=153 )

Linux offers a dizzying array of options for setting up encrypted, redundant file storage and swap. This presentation will discuss reasons for using encryption (including encrypted swap space), and RAID, and cover a basic set of tools needed to set up encrypted or redundant filesystems and swap partitions on disk image files, as well as physical disks.



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