OpenSource Meeting Next Week

From: Stephen Haywood 
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Is this Chattanooga Technology Council meeting next week going to be =
worth the $20 I have pay to attend?
--
Stephen Haywood
Owner, ASG Consulting
CISSP, GSEC, OSCP
423.305.3700
stephen@averagesecurityguy.info





=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ I'm going, but only because I'm already a member of CTC and already paid my annual due at the beginning of the year. I'm not renewing my membership next year.

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ The CTC has long since lost relevance to me. -AW

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ What would it take to be relevant? The community needs something like it to work. Can it be fixed? On Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:45:55 -0400, Aaron welch wrote:

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ First off, you're right. I agree that something *like* the CTC is good. They aren't all bad, and I think they're doing good stuff. That said, I have found that they are mostly focused on the Educational industry and gear their conference and monthly luncheons towards that demographic. I think that's all fine and good, but its not the type of demographic most of us on Chugalug find a lot of value in, in terms of our own business networking. Even if they didn't change any of their programs or conferences, I *would* like to see a better emphasis on supporting the local IT community and a better embracing of IT best practices (for example, the website fiasco from earlier this year, the Facebook / Twitter stream, etc...). Obviously these are minor annoyances, but small things like that really do reflect poorly on the organization named "Technology Council." They're doing good work, but I see a lot of evidence that the leadership lacks technology skills. In an educational setting, this isn't all that surprising, as that is often times the case. But again, I think it reflects poorly on the organization. Those are my thoughts. Note that I haven't actually provided this as feedback to them, and I really don't want to come across as snarky. They're doing good work - it's just not in the demographic I'm interested in paying $200/year to be a part of, especially if they continue to make poor IT implementation decisions.

=============================================================== From: Stephen Haywood ------------------------------------------------------ Does anyone on the list have details about the meeting? The eventbrite = page says open source developers in the area will be introduced and = people will have a chance to meet with them. Any idea which open source = developers are being spotlighted? -- Stephen Haywood Owner, ASG Consulting CISSP, GSEC, OSCP 423.305.3700 stephen@averagesecurityguy.info wrote: paid my annual due at the beginning of the year. I'm not renewing my = membership next year. wrote: worth the $20 I have pay to attend?

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ I dare say they less educators and more politicians in the education sector. And sounds like the charrette syndrome for discussing issues. That style of decision making has its place but is often abused around here. And I say that as someone who was on the previous Mayors recycling committee. You also have the problem of a group people who think they know tech because they have used a few apps and are on facebook. There needs to some sort connect between technologists and people who use it.

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ Here's the email they sent out a few weeks ago (which elicited one of my more snarky / sarcastic emails to the Chugalug list, because they sent the email to 199 of their members without using BCC): Our September Lunch and Networking Event information: Wednesday, September 18 11:30 am until 1:00 pm BDC 100 Cherokee Boulevard Chattanooga, TN 37405 This event will be a panel discussion: Topic: Open Source *Open Source Development is one of Chattanooga's fastest growing skill sets. Partly because Chattanooga is becoming a hot bed for start-up companies who can take advantage of these free programming languages ,but larger companies are seeing the benefit too. The audience will be introduced to Open Source developers in the Chattanooga area. The developers will discuss how they use Open Source technologies, why they use Open Source. If your company is using Open Source technologies we invite you to come and meet these developers in person.* *Panelist: Adam Tootle Software Engineer at LifeKraze* *Lee Adkins Senior Software Engineer at LifeKraze* *Alan Moss Software Developer EPB* *Brian Hooper Director on the Release and Deployment Team Unum* *Andrew Pierce Senior Developer on the CaseSentry Team for ShoreGroup based in NY* *Cory D. Wiles Senior iOS Developer Salesforce* *Please register with the attached link:* *http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7578967897?ref=ebtnebtckt*

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=============================================================== From: Stephen Haywood ------------------------------------------------------ It's next Wednesday, the 18th. -- Stephen Haywood Owner, ASG Consulting CISSP, GSEC, OSCP 423.305.3700 stephen@averagesecurityguy.info spark of cluefullness there.=20 =20

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ On Sep 10, 2013, at 10:25 PM, Stephen Haywood = wrote: Ok, I'm the clueless one this time.. I was traveling home last night = when I posted that=85 22hrs straight in airports and planes=20 With luck I'll be in town and be able to make the 18th.=20 Subversive Temptation: print up some Chugalug T-Shirts to hand out.. :) Side note: The IT department in Morocco cheered when I said our servers = had to be Linux :) It looks like we'll be replacing over 100 isolated = Windows servers that don't share data with an centralized Linux cluster = (probably 6 systems).=20 Two winning demo factors: Multi-language support and the ability to do = a demo via a GSM phone turned into Hotspot (proof of operation over low = bandwidth).=20 --Mike--