CUUG Meetings: 2002-2003
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Tuesday, June 24th, 2003

17:30
Regency Palace Restaurant
3rd floor
328 Centre St. S.E.

Every year, CUUG elects a new Board of Directors at the June General Meeting.

Nomination notices (self or otherwise) for the Board of Directors may be mailed to:
cuugboard@cuug.ab.ca

Current nominees, in alphabetical order:

  • Mike Babulic
  • Bob Bramwell
  • Ken Brown
  • Howard Colwell
  • Blair Dean
  • Alan Dewar
  • Greg King
  • Denis Kwiring
  • Terrell Larson
  • Kirstin Morrell

The first Board Meeting will be held in-camera, immediately after the General Meeting.

The board meets once per month, from September until June. Monthly board meetings are open to any member who wishes to attend.

*Membership renewals can be dropped off at this meeting*

Next Meeting Tuesday May 27


Speaker: Colin McDonald - Intellectual Property specialist with the law firm Borden Ladner Gervais (LLP)
Topic: The due-diligence requirements and legal implications of using, selling or implementing Free and Open Source software.

Tuesday March 25 General Meeting


Speaker: Roland Davis and Paul MacPherson
from CUUG diamond sponsor:

Sun MicroSystems Inc

Topic: Implementing Oracle on Solaris - a tutorial for SysAdmins

Tuesday Febuary 25 General Meeting


OpenBSD (Image from 2.8 Poster) Speaker: Theo deRaadt

Topic: OpenBSD

OpenBSD lead developer Theo de Raadt will speak about some of the recent changes in OpenBSD that are leading the way to the complete elimination of "buffer overflow" security risks and attacks.

Additional Details:
recent security changes in openbsd
our recent security stuff

TIME: 17:30 - Registration and snacks : 18:15 - Presentation begins

LOCATION : Meeting room 1, Basement Level, W.R. Castell Central Library, 616 MacLeod Trail S.E.

Door Prize courtesy of CUUG sponsor Nexus Computer Books

Bring a friend and share the fun. Guests can be registered for free admission by Emailing office up to the week prior to the meeting. Subject: "GM guest"; include your name, CUUG account name and guest's name.
Non-members and unregistered guests: $10

Tuesday January 28 General Meeting


BizGuardian/Firewall Security Solutions, Inc. SPEAKERS :Steve Drew, Lead Developer - BizGuardian VPN Firewall
Michael Zaleski Business Development - Firewall Security Solutions, Inc.
TOPIC : BizGuardian VPN FreeBSD-based Firewall

Our speakers this month are from Firewall Security Solutions, Inc. - the developers of the BizGuardian VPN Firewall. BizGuardian is a downloadable product which turns any pentium PC into a browser managed Firewall appliance. The presentation will address the origin, design and feature-set as well as going under the hood for a tour of components like the hardend FreeBSD kernel, Intrusion Detection, IPSec VPN, PPTP Server, Web Caching and content filtering.

Steve Drew has been in the IT industry for over 22 years consulting on many operating systems. He has 17 years experience with many flavours of Unix and was the lead developer of the BizGuardian firewall.

Michael Zaleski has been involved in the IT industry for 15 years in a variety of roles and working with a broad range of technologies. Michael's experiences have ranged from editing textbooks; working with and supporting GIS systems and document management systems; evangelizing technologies from Digital Equipment; to developing Compaq's Storage Business in Southern Alberta. Michael has recently joined the BizGuardian team to help secure its place in the marketplace.

December General Meeting Moved to Tuesday Dec 10th.

SPEAKER : Mike Neudoerffer, P. Eng., VP, Business Development of CUUG Gold sponsor
NON-ELEPHANT Encryption Systems (NE2)
TOPIC : Securing Wireless Communications

NE2 is a Calgary based data security firm specializing in a wholly new aproach to the technology of encrypting and protecting data. Mike Neudoerffer will provide us with a general overview of NE2 digital security technology. Mike will cover NE2 key generation, the NE2 concepts of "Very Strong Secrecy"../../"Tunable Secrecy," and NE2:dot11, the NE2 solution for securing wireless LANs. Following the presentation there will be a practical demonstration of NE2:dot11 as well as a question and answer period.

Mike graduated from the University of Waterloo in Electrical Engineering in 1988. The first part of his career was spent as project manager, team leader and programmer primarily in the factory automation sector of the automotive industry in Ontario. In the past he has worked for Allen Bradley (now Rockwell Automation), Ainsworth Technologies, Automation Tooling Systems, Spicer Corporation and Sutherland-Schultz.

Tuesday November 26 Meeting

SPEAKER : Calvin Wong of CUUG Diamond sponsor
Hewlett/Packard Ltd
TOPIC : HP's Linux strategy

TIME : 17:30
LOCATION : Meeting Room 1, Lower Level, W.R. Castell Central Library, 616 Macleod Trail S.E.

HP's approach to enterprise wide Linux deployment and an overview of current Linux market adoption. HP's commitment HP to end-to-end Linux solutions.

Calvin is the Pre-Sales Solution Architect for Linux Enterprise Systems at HP Canada. He is a RedHat Certified Systems Engineer and has been in the IT industry for over 15 years with a strong focus on Linux.

Linux at HP
HP products for Linux

Snacks, refreshments and a prize draw will also be featured

Non-members and unregistered guests pay $10.Bring a friend and share the fun. Guests can be registered for free admission by Emailing office up to the week prior to the meeting. Subject: "GM guest"; include your name, CUUG account name and guest's name.

Snacks, refreshments and a prize draw will also be featured Non-members and unregistered guests pay $10.

Tuesday October 22 Meeting - Annual Open House

TIME : 17:30 - 21:00
LOCATION : Meeting Rooms 1 and 2, Lower Level, W.R. Castell Central Library, 616 Macleod Trail S.E.

Interested in UNIX, Oracle or IT/IS ? The Open House will be an excellent opportunity to learn, network and socialize with other computing professionals.

This year we have partnered with COUG - the Calgary Oracle Users Group to host a "mini-tradeshow"of Calgary Information Technology companies.

Also featured are hands-on demonstrations of modern UNIX desktop and server systems, speakers, refreshments and prize draws.

Guests are asked pick-up a complimentary ticket OR pre-register with the CUUG office :
403.265.2289

Tickets are available at the following locations
Nexus Computer Books
311 17th Avenue S.W.
403.229.2520
MyMac Dealer
1115 1st Street S.E.
403.543.6227
The University of Calgary - Campus Ticket Centre
Main floor (near the food court)
#290 MacEwan Student Centre
2500 University Drive N.W.
403.220.7202
SAIT Students Association Office
V204
Campus Centre
1301 16 Ave N.W.
403.284.8036

Tradeshow exhibitors
Guild Networks Middle Digital Incorporated(PC Weasel)
MyMacDealer Nexus Computer Books
OpenBSD TheSpamAvenger.com

Tuesday September 24 Meeting

FEATURED SPEAKERS: Brian Hutchison and John Danty of Apple Canada

TOPICS:

  • Mac OS X.2 Jaguar
  • Apple server systems
  • Apple and Open Source
  • Mac OS X development tools
Detailed overview of Apple's high performance server technologies - the 1U Xserve and the UNIX based Mac OS X.2.

The latest enhancements in OS X include everything from handwriting recognition and graphics subsystem improvements to Open Source print, network and directory services. OS X development and porting tools will also be featured.

For more details check these web sites:

TIME: 5:30 (pizza), 6:00 start

LOCATION: Basement Meeting Room #1, W.R. Castell Central Library, 616 Macleod Trail S.E

DOOR PRIZES:

  • Gift Certificates - Nexus Computer Books
  • T-Shirts and Books - O'Reilly Publishing

Bring a friend and share the fun. Guests can be registered for free admission by Emailing office up to the week prior to the meeting. Subject: "GM guest"; include your name, CUUG account name and guest's name.
Non-members and unregistered guests: $10