Indian Linux Users Group, Chennai ILUGC – Monthly Meet (February 9 2013 )

ILUGC Monthly Meet (February 9 2013 )

Indian Linux Users Group, Chennai [ ILUGC ] is spreading awareness on
Free Open Source Software in Chennai since Jan 1998. We meet regularly
on every month second Saturday with technical talks and discussions on

various Free software.

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We have our Meet on February 9, 2013

Check the details below.

ILUGC Monthly Meet (February 9 2013):-

Time : Sat February 9, 2013 (3.00 – 5.30 PM)

Venue: Classroom No 3,

Areo Space Engineering,
Near Gajendra Circle,
IIT Madras.

Link for the Map:


Introduction to RaspberryPi (with demo)

Brief summary:
An introductory demonstration on RaspberryPI board with
example on how to control devices connected to GPIO
interface using shell script and Python/Ruby. If time permits,
I will also demonstrate how to control devices via the web.

Duration: 30 minutes (approx).

Speaker : Chandrashekar Babu

About Speaker: Chandrashekar Babu is a corporate trainer on FOSS technologies.

email AT


Spirit of Engineering

by Mr. Balaji Venkatachalam [ whereisbalaji AT gmail DOT com ]

Brief info about the talk:

In the current scheme of things, the prospect of becoming
an engineer is not really a choice made but is actually an
obvious next step in the minds of high school students who
don’t want to/can’t be a doctor. More importantly, what kind of

engineer he/she chooses to become is driven by the marks &
parents more than interest & passion. Saddest of all stories
would be the things he/she would go through in college without
proper understanding and how the person end up forming a

career for oneself! This talk is aimed at listing the problems
and the shortcomings in the system, analyzing the probable
solutions and creating a sense of awareness among students,
parents and folks associated with the field of education.

The talk can end with an open discussion with the audience to
give them a chance to voice their opinion on this topic and
anything they would like to add to it.

Duration: 30 mins (approx).


Topic: Introduction to Cloud Computing using OpenStack


OpenStack is a python based open source cloud computing framework.

It is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing project that is free open

source software released under the terms of the Apache License. The project is managed by
the OpenStack Foundation, a non-profit corporate entity established in
September 2012 to promote, protect and empower OpenStack software and its community.

More than 150 companies have joined the project among which are AMD, Intel, Canonical,
SUSE Linux, Red Hat, Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, NEC, VMware and Yahoo!.
It is portable software, but is mostly developed and used on the Linux operating system.

The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects that control large pools
of processing, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed
through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to

provision resources through a web interface.

Links to read:

Speaker : Atul Jha [ koolhead17 AT gmail DOT com ]

Atul jha is one of the coordinators for OpenStack India chapter,
they are actively involved in promoting and organizing OpenStack in India.

He contributes to OpenStack Documentation.
he co authored the book "OpenStack Beginner’s Guide V3.0"

Duration : 30 min

General group discussions on any queries, events etc.
CDs/DVDs can be shared on prior request.
Announce this to all your friends, social network sites etc.

All are welcome. Entry Free


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