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The group meets the first Thursday of the month, with the exception of those months where the Thursday falls on or near a holiday. Below is a list of meetings, past and planned.

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Upcoming Meeting Topics
Meeting Speaker/Coordinator Presentation Title/Topic (with links to slides, if any)
Apr 2015 (need a volunteer for -this- month)  
Mar 2015 (need a volunteer for -this- month)  
Feb 2015 (need a volunteer for -this- month)  
Jan 2015 David Stokes MySQL Workbench
Dec 2014 Jon Disnard Linux on ARM, and various Fedora topics
Nov 2014  Various talks by members
Oct 2014 Jonathan Curry Creating Highly Available Environments in the Cloud
Sep 2014  Various talks by members
Aug 2014 Thomas Cameron What's New in RHEL 7? slides .pdf file
Jul 2014  Member presentations, including Broadband Hamnet
Jun 2014  Various talks by members
May 2014 David Stokes Keeping current with MySQL
Apr 2014 Chris Buechler POSTPONED pfSense, an open source filewall
Mar 2014 Simon Cambridge Accelerating Applications with IBM Flash
Feb 2014 cancelled due to snow  
Jan 2014 Paul Newton Linux running on IBM zEnterprise
Dec 2013 cancelled due to ice  
Nov 2013 David Aldrich Test Anything. Using the Test Anything Protocol, a case study.
Oct 2013 Josh Scott a presentation on tor † presentation .odp file
Sep 2013 Elizabeth Lions Getting Your Resume on the Hiring Managerís Desk (and out of cyberspace)
Aug 2013 David Gilpin, Principal (presales technical) Sales Consultant, Oracle Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Server for x86
Jul 2013 John Bittner James Robey on "The End of the Read Only Internet" Campaign (with links)
Jun 2013 Texas Linux Fest review and a talk by Rusty Haddock on Mesh net building  
May 2013  Short Talks and UNIX 101 talks
Apr 2013 David Aldrich How does that look in ____? This will be a set of problems, each implemted in different languages (code and commentary by the panelists). Perl,PostgreSQL,zsh,cron collab
Mar 2013 Stuart Yarus More Code Quickies from DFWUUG folk † cjc_code
  Also, officer elections  
Feb 2013 Stuart Yarus Code Quickies from DFWUUG folk
Jan 2013 (need a volunteer for -this- month)  
Dec 2012 (need a volunteer for -this- month)  
Nov 2012 Eric Schnoebelen NetBSD 6.0 and/or IPv6 †
Oct 2012 David Aldrich What's new with PostgreSQL database engine? Postgres_Oct12_Notes.txt
Sep 2012 David Stokes The Proper Care and Feeding of MySQL Databases, for Linux Admins
Aug 2012   Meeting Cancelled (due to overlap with the Texas Linux Fest in San Antonio)
Jul 2012 (someone remind me)  
Jun 2012 Jeff Rush Emacs and the Power of Plain Text
 UNIX 101 (David Aldrich) Vi in your browser? Pentadactyl, It's all text
May 2012 Peter Daniels, Volt Workforce Solutions  
 UNIX 101 (Gordon Burditt) File Deduping with Bash † † .bash .odp .ppt .tar
Apr 2012 Brad Chism, Computer Crusher computer recycling
Mar 2012 Open Mike Night and 2012 Elections Bring 5 to 15 minutes about your favorite Unix utility.
Feb 2012 Kurt Hyde TBA, but concerned with computers and the US election process
Jan 2012 Mathias Stearn, 10gen.com MongoDB: A Non-Relational, Document-based DB
Dec 2011 Paul Newton, IBM Corporation IBM Watson Technology Overview and Product Potential .odp
Nov 2011 Eric Schoenebelen The Jabber Protocol: More Than Just Instant Messaging†
Oct 2011 David Aldrich My platform. An overview of the LAMP stack and tools I use, with some example code.
Sep 2011 Pat Cameron, Skybot SoftwareSkybot Scheduler, a cron enhancement
Aug 2011 Jeff McNeely Tour of the IBM Innovation Center
Jul 2011 David Stokes Open Source Business Intelligence Programs
 UNIX 101 (David Aldrich) Using PAM with 2 paths to authentication
Jun 2011 Eric Schoenebelen "The Coming Changeover to IPv6 Addressing"
May 2011 Bill Chipman and Mary McNeely "Open Source Network Authentication" .pdf and "Oracle Tips and Tricks"
Apr 2011 Kaiser Saeed, IBM An Agile Cloud Infrastructure
Mar 2010 Narender Ramireddy, IBM An Introduction to Android Development
Feb 2011 Kaiser Saeed, IBM About the Cloud - cancelled due to weather
Jan 2011 (talk leader is John Riggler) (topic TBA)
Dec 2010 Hank Ivy "Why and How GnuPGP/PGP are Useful Tools"
 Jeff Rush (during Linux-SIG) Demo/hardware review of the MS Kinect 3D Camera
Nov 2010 Jeff Rush "Surviving as a Consultant: Sales, Legal, Accounting, Scheduling" Slides .pdf .txt
Oct 2010 Evan Brown, DFWUUG Past President "Who Owns Your Brain?" Commentary and Discussion
Sep 2010 Chris Cox "Agentless computer inventory systems"  
Aug 2010 David Aldrich "Random Talk: Specifically Hardware Sources Thereof" http://dga.sdf.org/rand.html
Jul 2010 Paul Newton, IBM "Unix and Linux on IBM System z Mainframes"
Jun 2010 Ryan Quick with Paypal "Distributed Computing and Messaging Apps: How They are Used by PayPal"
Start of Member-Coordinated Talks in June and afterward   
May 2010 Eric Schoenebelen Writing for Technical Publication
 Jeff Rush (during Linux-SIG) A Minitalk: Managing Mountable Devices
Apr 2010 Dale Young "Near Zero Downtime in Database Migration"
Past Meeting Topics
Meeting Speaker Presentation Title/Topic (with links to slides, if any)
Mar 2010 Kurt Hyde "Computers in Elections -- How to Prevent Fraud"
Feb 2010 Udi Fuchs The UFraw Library for Camera I/O
Jan 2010 William Chipman, Chipman Information Services PCI DSS: Secure Payment Systems (whitepapers/slides/C-source)
Dec 2009 Ralph Green Jr. Comparison of Ten Linux Distros
Nov 2009 Brandon Haynes, CraftLogic Software "Building a blog site with Ruby on Rails, and extending the app with Flex."
Oct 2009 Patrick Michaud "Rakudo Perl 6 : Confessions of an Open Source Project Leader"
Sep 2009 Kevin Pate, Pate Consulting Asterisk Howtos
Aug 2009 Danny Faught, Tejas Software Consulting Robust Scripting
Jul 2009 Rebecca Holleron, Sun Microsystems Sun's xVM OPS Manager
Jun 2009 Dennis Simpson, August Associates "About Metadata"
May 2009 Steve Fuhrman, New York Air Brake "The Use of Linux in Railroad Simulation Systems"
 Jeff Rush, Tau Productions Inc. Installing Gentoo
Apr 2009 Kevin Pate, Pate Consulting MySQL Clustering
Mar 2009 Ralph Green, Jr. Unix/Linux technical workshop (Family night)
Feb 2009 Jon Campos, United Mind Set "Rich Internet Applications"
Jan 2009 Andrew Benrey, Qlogic Fiber Channel Over Ethernet
Dec 2008 Patrick Michaud Latest News about the Parrot Virtual Machine
 Jeff Rush, Rusty Haddock Speech Synthesizers, Gadgets and Linux
Nov 2008 Jim Gatewood, Author & Historian Top O' Hill Gambling Establishment & the Texas Oil Rich
Oct 2008 Daniel Hebert, Sun Microsystems The Green Data Center
Sep 2008 Jeff Rush, Tau Productions Inc. "What is Python and Why is it Cool?"
Aug 2008 Jeremy Reed with ISC "DNS SEC"
Jul 2008 Michael Friesenegger, Novell "Mono virtual machine w/Moonlight"
Jun 2008 Said Syed, Sun Microsystems "VMware Storage VMotion: Live migration of Virtual Machines from one Storage Array to another."
 Jeff Rush, Tau Productions Inc. Overview of the OpenMoko Linux Phone (video)
May 2008 Eric Schoenebelen, DFWUUG Web Host State of the BSDs -- 2008
Apr 2008 Charles Howe, Tejas Software Consulting "Module Regression Testing"
Mar 2008 [no meeting] Cancelled due to weather
Feb 2008 Ralph Green Jr. "Hands on with some Linux/Unix distros you have heard of, but probably have not seen."
Jan 2008 John Clutter, eSoft systems "Internet Appliances"
Dec 2007 Joe Koester, Evergreen Systems "Another perspective on ITIL"
Nov 2007 Bob Netherton, Sun Microsystems Open Solaris
Oct 2007 Q&A, Robert Half, etc. IT Recruiter Panel
Sep 2007 E.J. Pappas, Solidcore Systems "ITIL, The IT infrastructure Library"
Aug 2007 Danny Faught, Tejas Software Consulting Everything is UNIX - Adventures in Cross-Platform Tolling
Jul 2007 Derrick Harcey, Sun Microsystems "Integrated Identity Management Solution"
Jun 2007 Patrick Michaud WikiPatterns: Wiki techniques for collaboration and consensus building
May 2007 Dennis Simpson, August & Associates Semantic Enterprise Platform
Apr 2007 Vincent Chacko, MKS Software "One Solution, One Architecture, Total Visibility"
Mar 2007 Eric Lundgren, Vmware Sr. Sys Engineer VmWare
Feb 2007 Rick Spurgeon, Red Hat Red Hat Enterprise Edition and the Red Hat Global File System
Jan 2007 Keith Priddy, Platform Computing Partners Grid Computing
Dec 2006 Chris Nystrom, Entrepreneur New/IO
Nov 2006 Lloyd Chappell, Dallas Chamber of Commerce Hi-tech Financial Planning
Oct 2006 Dave Thomas, Founder of the Pragmatic Programmers An Evening with Ruby and Rails
 Jeff Rush, Tau Productions Inc. About Dynamic Languages and Python, an online slide show (source in Docutils/S5(approve sites) format)
Sep 2006 Kip Harris, IBM - Austin Service Oriented Architecture
Aug 2006 Dan Butzer, Sun Microsystems Grid Computing, from Sun's Perspective
 Eric Schnoebelen State of the BSDs
Jul 2006 Pat Nurre, Novell - Irving Novell Xenworks Linux Management Version 7
Jun 2006 Patrick Michaud, the Perl 6 project "pumpking" Source Code Management using Subversion
May 2006 Bob Farkaly, Overland Storage Backup & Recovery of Storage-Area-Networks using Virtual Tape Libraries
Apr 2006 Daniel Brookshier, former President of Java MUG Peer-to-Peer and JXTA
 Jeff Rush Rsync, Incremental Backups, Speeding Up SSH and Intro to Openoffice.org 2.x by Jeff Rush\\ (my scripts and programs to go with talk)
Mar 2006 Richard McFarland About Voice-over-IP
 Blake Covarrubias PPTP "road warrior" VPN with FreeBSD and MPD
Feb 2006 ???  
Jan 2006 ???  
Dec 2005 ???  
Nov 2005 ???  
Oct 2005 ???  
 Jeff Rush, Tau Productions Inc. User Authentication with Zope2
Sep 2005 ???  
Aug 2005 ???  
Jul 2005 ???  
Jun 2005 ???  
May 2005 ???  
Apr 2005 ???  
Mar 2005 Josh Coburn, Nuview Software in Houston File Life Cycle Management using v5.5 of StorageX
Feb 2005 Dennis Simpson, August & Associates Building WebApps That Truly Separate Applications and Data
 Jeff Rush, Tau Productions Inc. KuroBox: A Cool Embedded Linux Box
Jan 2005 Sean Costello, Bynari Systems Inc. Replacing Microsoft Exchange with a Linux Infrastructure
Dec 2004 Jeremy Mann, UT Austin HSC Human Genetic Research using BEOWULF Clusters Speaker No-Show
Nov 2004 Patrick Michaud All About Wiki's and PM Wiki Specifically
Oct 2004 Bob Netherton of Sun Microsystems JDS (Java Desktop System), Linux on a Sparc Station
Sep 2004 Eric, Central Iowa (Model) Railroad The State of BSD
Aug 2004 Randy Kreiser, LSI's Director of HPC Storage Arch RAID I/O Performance Tuning
Jul 2004 Dale Young, Applied Solutions Oracle Backup and Recovery - Protecting the Corporate Assets
Jun 2004 Marc Rochkind Appl Portability Between Unix/Linux and the Posix Standard
 Jeff Rush, Tau Productions Inc. A Survey of the Python Language
May 2004 Danny Faught, Tejas Software Consulting Open Source Development Tools: Coping with Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
Apr 2004 ???  
 Jeff Rush, Tau Productions Inc. Voice-over-IP and the Asterisk Software

Meeting format

The meetings are informal. We usually invite visitors and any firms in attendance to briefly introduce themselves. A short business meeting ensues. Then we break for pizza, so you need not eat before coming. The high point of the evening is, of course, the Program. Occasionally, we have tutorial sessions, which are excellent, and are without charge. If you would like to present the Program or conduct a seminar, please contact the Program Chairman.

We do not limit ourselves to any one flavor or UNIX or a particular vendor. Our programs cover a wide variety of topics. These range from general marketing trends all the way to highly technical language presentations.

Other Information

  • Group regularly draws 30 - 50 to meetings.
  • Meetings and seminar open to all, without charge or reservation.
  • Group has been meeting since 1981.
  • Corporate membership, $360/yr; Individual membership $12/yr.

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