[buug] BALUG meeting 2014-02-18: Michael Paoli on LUKS (drive encryption); & other BALUG news

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Tue Feb 11 06:52:40 PST 2014

BALUG meeting 2014-02-18: Michael Paoli on LUKS (drive encryption); &  
other BALUG news

items, details further below:
2014-02-18: Michael Paoli on LUKS (drive encryption)
giveaways (CDs/DVDs, ...)
volunteering to help BALUG (and add to your experience & resume!)
Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/BALUG_org


For our February 2014-02-18 BALUG meeting, we're proud to present:

Michael Paoli on Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS)[1].  LUKS has now been
available for Linux for years, is commonly used for drive encryption,
is recognized by the kernel, and is well supported by most major Linux
distributions, including at time of installation, making drive
encryption on Linux very conveniently available.  In this
talk/presentation, Michael Paoli will give an overview of LUKS,
including why one would want to use it, at least basic features and
usage, and demonstration on multiple Linux distributions.

About our presenter Michael Paoli:
Michael has in excess of a decade of experience in both Linux and Unix
systems administration, including work in quite secure environments and
much practical security knowledge and expertise.  He's also been making
practical use of LUKS for years, and has been quite involved in various
Linux, Unix, Open Source and related User Groups in the Bay Area for
many years now.

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LUKS

So, if you'd like to join us please RSVP to:

                        rsvp at balug.org

**Why RSVP??**

Well, don't worry we won't turn you away, but the RSVPs really help
BALUG and the Four Seas Restaurant plan the meal and meeting, and with
sufficient attendance, they also help ensure that we'll be able to eat
upstairs in the private banquet room.

Meeting Details...

   6:30pm Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 2014-02-18
   Four Seas Restaurant http://www.fourseasr.com/
   731 Grant Ave.
   San Francisco, CA 94108
   Easy PARKING:
     Portsmouth Square Garage at 733 Kearny:

Cost: The meetings are always free, but for dinner, for your gift of $13
       cash, we give you a gift of dinner - joining us for a yummy
       family-style Chinese dinner - tax and tip included (your gift
       also helps in our patronizing the restaurant venue).


We typically have various giveaway items at BALUG meetings.  We'll
likely have at least the below plus additional items.

CDs/DVDs/ISOs, etc. - have a peek here:
We may also be able to "burn" images per request or copy to USB flash,
etc.  Donations of blank or +-RW media, USB flash, or funding thereof,
also appreciated.  See the above URL for details (and the inventory
(qty.) of what we specifically have "burned" and available on-hand does
also frequently change).


volunteering to help BALUG (and add to your resume/experience)

Not only can you do useful and cool stuff volunteering to help BALUG,
but it can also be a way to gain useful and practical experience, and
could also be something to add to or round out one's resume.

There a quite a variety of opportunities to help BALUG.  Come talk to us
at a meeting and/or drop us a note at:
balug-contact at balug.org
These opportunities may include, among other possibilities:
o assist on speaker coordination/procurement, etc.
o assist on publicity
o chief/assistant cat herder
o Linux Systems Administration (e.g. do/assist/learn, with/under some
   quite experienced and skilled Linux systems administrators).
o webmaster, assistant webmaster, designer, graphic artist
o archivist/history/retrieval/etc.
o and other various/miscellaneous tasks BALUG "ought" to be doing or
   would be good to do (feel free to suggest ideas!)


Twitter - you can also follow BALUG on Twitter:


Feedback on our publicity/announcements (e.g. contacts or lists where we
should get our information out that we're not presently reaching, or
things we should do differently): publicity-feedback at balug.org


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