LUV June Meeting: BTRFS and Other Filesystems, Lightning Talks
Start: Jun 5 2012 19:00
End: Jun 5 2012 21:00
Location: The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building, Trinity
College, Melbourne University Main Campus, Parkville.
* Avi Miller, Oracle, BTRFS and Other Filesystems
* Lightning Talks (short talks, volunteer on the night!)
Btrfs ("Butter FS") is a new copy on write filesystem for Linux aimed at
implementing advanced features while focusing on fault tolerance, repair
and easy administration. Initially developed by Oracle, Btrfs is licensed
under the GPL and open for contribution from anyone.
This tutorial will take users through some of the new features of the
btrfs file system, including:
- Creating/mounting the filesystem - Setting up mirroring/striping -
Adding/removing devices - Rebalancing data - Growing/shrinking volumes -
Creating snapshots/subvolumes - Booting from snapshots
On completion, attendees should be confident about using btrfs in their
own environments and taking advantage of some of the new features.
Avi has been working in the Information Systems industry since 1993. He
has extensive experience in networking, including server and workstation
hardware; network, server and workstation operating systems; and LAN & WAN
connectivity. His roles and responsibilities in several projects have
included technical project management, network architecture design,
network and software integration design, workstation environment
development, software deployment and troubleshooting.
The Buzzard Lecture Theatre, Evan Burge Building, Trinity College Main
Campus Parkville Melways Map: 2B C5
Notes: Trinity College's Main Campus is located off Royal Parade. The Evan
Burge Building is located near the Tennis Courts. See our Map of Trinity
College. Additional maps of Trinity and the surrounding area (including
its relation to the city) can be found at
Parking can be found along or near Royal Parade, Grattan Street, Swanston
Street and College Crescent. Parking within Trinity College is
unfortunately only available to staff.
For those coming via Public Transport, the number 19 tram (North Coburg -
City) passes by the main entrance of Trinity College (Get off at Morrah
St, Stop 12). This tram departs from the Elizabeth Street tram terminus
(Flinders Street end) and goes past Melbourne Central Timetables can be
found on-line at:
Before and/or after each meeting those who are interested are welcome to
join other members for dinner. We are open to suggestions for a good place
to eat near our venue. Maria's on Peel Street in North Melbourne is
currently the most popular place to eat after meetings.
LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the
Buzzard Lecture Theatre venue and VPAC for hosting!
Start: May 19 2012 12:00
End: May 19 2012 12:00
10 Grey Street, East Melbourne
The next LUV Beginner's Workshop and Tutorial and the OLPC Corner will be
on the *19th of May*.
OpenShot - Alex Garber
OpenShot Video Editor is an open-source, video editing software package
for Linux, built with Python, GTK, and the MLT Framework. The project was
started in August 2008 by Jonathan Thomas, with the objective to provide a
stable, free, and friendly to use video editor.
Alex will provide an overview to OpenShot, its development and a few tricks!
*General Workshop Area:
At the LUV Beginner's workshop you can come along and work with Linux
enthusiasts to assist you in setting up your system the way you want. This
could include friendly advice on partitions, distributions,
configurations, networking and specific applications. Bring your laptop!
The Melbourne OLPC Club meetings are co-located with the Beginner's
Workshops. If you are interested in the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child)
project, please come and join in!
*Links, Location, Transport:*
Dear Linux Users of Victoria
Can you please promote this event to your members? It is on Tuesday May 15, 6.30pm-8.30pm.
Open Stack meet up, Melbourne, Tuesday May 15, 6.30pm
6:30-8.30PM, Gryphon Gallery, 1888, Building 198, Graduate Centre, corner of Grattan and Swanston, University of Melbourne (please see map below).
My thanks to Steven Manos, Tom Fifield and their colleagues at UoM for this, and special thanks to Lynda Edwards for organising it. We will have John Dickinson, Swift Project Technical Lead giving us a talk about Swift via WebEx. We'll also have WebEx available to remote or persons that cannot attend. Feel free to contact me if you want to do a speaking spot or short presentation. Food and drinks will be provided, I will publish the evenings schedule once we lock it in. Looking forward to seeing you there. Cheers, Tristan Goode
Communications and Engagement Manager
Nectar Project, National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources
Room 3.15, Doug McDonell Building
The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010
Phone: (03) 9035 3346
._\\. Breakpoint 2012 (___.
: Intercontinental Rialto :
: Melbourne, Australia :
: October 17th-18th :
:__ . ___:
Breakpoint is a new security conference to be held on the 17th and 18th of
October, in Melbourne Australia. The event will show case the work of expert
security researchers from around the world on a wide range of topics.
Breakpoint is organised by the Ruxcon conference team and will offer a
specialised and more professional security conference to complement and lead
into the larger and more casual Ruxcon weekend conference. Breakpoint will
cater towards security researchers and industry professionals alike, with a
focus on cutting edge security research.
With just one day separating both conferences, Breakpoint presents a great
opportunity for our selected speakers to receive a complimentary trip to
Australia and experience both the Breakpoint and Ruxcon conferences, not to
mention the great weather, awesome parties, and friendly people.
Melbourne is Australia's cultural capital, with Victorian-era architecture,
extensive shopping, museums, galleries, theatres, and large parks and gardens.
It is a city of many subcultures, personalities and styles, and it is these
layers that make it so interesting. Melbourne has a vibrant arts and music
scene, eccentric cafes, cobbled lane-ways, quirky shops, intimate bars and
restaurants, and is known as one of the world's great streetart capitals.
* May 10 Call For Presentations Open
* July 30 Call For Presentations Close
* October 15-16 BreakPoint Training
* October 17-18 BreakPoint Conference
* October 20-21 Ruxcon Conference
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
o Mobile Device Security
o Exploitation Techniques
o Reverse Engineering
o Vulnerability Discovery
o Rootkit Development
o Malware Analysis
o Code Analysis
o Virtualization, Hypervisor Security
o Cloud Security
o Embedded Device Security
o Hardware Security
o Telecommunications Security
o Wireless Network Security
o Web Application Security
o Law Enforcement Activities
o Threat Intelligence
o You get the idea
In order for us to process your submission we will require the following
1. Presentation title
2. Detailed summary of your presentation material
4. Mobile phone number
5. Brief personal biography
6. Description of any demonstrations involved in the presentation
7. Information on where the presentation material has or will be presented
* Preference will be given to presentations that contain original research
that will be first presented at Breakpoint.
* As a general guideline, BreakPoint presentations are between
45 and 60 minutes, including question time.
If you have any enquiries about submissions, or would like to make a
submission, please send an email to bpx(a)ruxconbreakpoint.com
Speakers at BreakPoint will be entitled to the following benefits:
- A round trip economy airfare to Melbourne (total cost limit applies)
- Three nights accommodation at the Intercontinental Rialto
- Complementary registration for Breakpoint and Ruxcon conferences
- Invitation to all BreakPoint and Ruxcon parties
- Unlock 'Presented on world's smallest continent' achievement
* All speaker benefits apply to a single speaker per submission.
If you have any questions or queries, contact us at:
* Email: bpx(a)ruxconbreakpoint.com
* Twitter @ruxconbpx