Saturday, April 14, 2018

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Lightning Talks 2018 (date correction)

When: April 18, 2018 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Lightning Talks 2018
Moderators: Brian DeLacey, Kurty Keville and others
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 145


A number of short (20 minute) talks from around the world


Privacy in the Clouds

Privacy Badger

Alexei <> Privacy Badger's dev/product lead

Alexei will call in to describe how Privacy Badger works, the challenges
faced, and where the project is heading. This 20 minute overview will
include some 5+ minutes of Questions

For this talk, we plan to use and demonstrate the open source video
conferencing tool Jitsi ( and
for remote call in / presentation / discussion

High Tech from Hong Kong

Nicolas Charbonnier (aka Charbax) is a prolific video-blogger with 47M
views at He'll be joining BLU via video
conference for an on-the-ground report at the Mobile Electronics China
Sourcing Fair. (

IoT and "Securing Privacy for the Cloud Generation"

Brian DeLacey will discuss and demonstrate cloud storage solutions using
Amazon AWS S3 and Minio, with an update from the Cloud Foundry Summit.
Brian will demonstrate an IoT application, with a coding discussion in
Golang, and a running on the new RPi 3 B+
We'll also recap the latest news on FaceBook's recent privacy challenges.

Kurt and company ….

1. Cole Freniere, Microway, GTC Wrap-up (overview of the GPU Tech conf
from 2 weeks ago)

2. Vijay Thakkar, BU, SCC Overview (presentation of the BU approach to
EEHPC scheduled for SC18)

3. Kurt Keville, MIT, IoTNet Update (updates to the status of IoTNet
expanding on earlier BLU presentations).

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site

MIT lots require permits after hours.
All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site

Jerry Feldman <>
Boston Linux and Unix
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