DFWUUG Presentation Ideas
(For those considering giving a talk, here are some guidelines(approve sites) for making a good presentation)
Tell us on which topics you'd like to see a presentation given. If possible, also give us the URL of a company or product and perhaps a contact person.
- Something on AMD's CPUs, either Opteron or AMD-64? DONE 10/2005
- Differences between Gimp 2.0 and Gimp 2.2 ?
Jeff Rush suggestions:
- what's cool about PostgreSQL
- virtual machines; choices, building them w/Python, hosting them
- anything in-depth about cloud computing
- about Google's AppEngine
- MMO games; how they scale up
- who are the players? what are their basic architectures?
- mastering Inkscape for technical diagrams
- VNC; shared whiteboards, alternatives to WebEx/GotoMeeting
- about new filesystems for Linux like BTR
- anything about version control systems
- scripting OpenOffice.org, Blender, The Gimp, XChat
- a survey of some web frameworks
- improving the developer's world; his editor, his toolset, his docs
Rusty Haddock suggestions:
- Have Intel or local distributor present on Atom processor and running Unix/Linux on same.
- Practical HOWTO on using VM's such as Sun's VirtualBox, VMWare, etc.
Monty Dickerson suggestions:
- Parrot, the Perl 6 virtual machine DONE 01/2006
- Virtual Machines e.g. Mono virtual machine, Novell's cloning of the Microsoft DotNet technology
- Package management technologies (Debian, Redhat, Fedora, Mandrake, etc) and Progeny's revolutionary approach of interposing Components between Distributions and Packages
- Unix Authentication, Authorization, and Single Sign On, today
- Directory management of OS resources - Novell, Microsoft, Apple
- PostgreSQL or MySQL today - conquering everything under Oracle?
- Python's emerging role as a language for sysadmin, OS building, and even GUI apps
- Source Code Management - RCS, CVS, SVN, Bitkeeper, Monotone, Subversion - Effective Enterprise Planning, Deployment and Utilization
- TCO versus DIY - the role of the appliance mindset in today's IT environment
- Missed the PmWiki presentation last year. Howz about an encore presentation? DONE 09/2005
- And missed Jeff's VOIP demo, how about an update on how well that works and what hardware's available now?
Ralph Green, Jr suggestions:
Pm's notes (taken from the mailing list):
- An overview of Pike
- An overview of awk
Robert Pearson suggestions:
070810-[rdpcomment] - NewI/O was, and still is, an interesting approach to Web Frameworks. Cloud Computing seems to overwhelm it. Making it a true niche approach.