[luv-announce] LUV Main May 2015 Meeting: Performance Co-Pilot / Android Privacy 101

Andrew Pam andrew at sericyb.com.au
Mon Apr 27 20:28:50 AEST 2015

Start: May 5 2015 19:00
End: May 5 2015 21:00
Location: The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building, Trinity
College, Melbourne University Main Campus, Parkville.
Link: http://luv.asn.au/meetings/map


• Nathan Scott: Performance Co-Pilot
• Paul Fenwick: Android Privacy 101

Nathan Scott: Performance Co-Pilot

The Performance Co-Pilot (pcp.io) is a proven performance analysis
tookit for production environments. The project is mature - over 20
years since its original inception - and is especially attractive for
those tackling harder systems-level performance problems.

This talk will focus on recent development activity in PCP. In
particular, its support for analysing containers without a need to
install anything into each monitored container. We'll explore each of
the kernel features that back the userspace container concept, the
performance metrics that the kernel makes available for each container,
and how this information is extracted and represented in PCP.

Nathan Scott is one of the primary developers in the Performance
Co-Pilot project and currently works at Red Hat in the performance tools

Paul Fenwick: Android Privacy 101

Smartphones and tablets are now everywhere, but despite more people
owning these devices, very few are aware of the privacy implications of
the system and apps they use. This is made worse as users often feel
they have little choice but to grant extended permissions to apps to get
the functionality they need.

In this talk we'll examine just how much data your phone leaks to both
app developers and third parties, and most importantly what you can do
about it. We'll cover how to revoke permissions for apps that try to
overextend their reach, how to observe what information apps are
gathering about you, how to prevent your device broadcasting its WiFi
presence even when WiFi is "disabled", and a variety of tools you can
use to protect your privacy when using Android.

Paul Fenwick is an internationally acclaimed public speaker, developer,
and science educator. Paul is well known for presenting on a diverse
range of topics including privacy, neuroscience and neuroethics, Klingon
programming, open source, depression and mental health, advancements in
science, diversity, autonomous agents, and minesweeper automation. His
dynamic presentation style and quirky humour has delighted audiences

Paul was awarded the 2013 O'Reilly Open Source award, and the 2010 White
Camel award, both for outstanding contributions to the open source

As a Freedom Loving Scientist, Paul's goal is to learn everything he
can, do amazing things with that knowledge, and give them away for free.

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.

Linux Users of Victoria Inc. is an incorporated association,
registration number A0040056C.

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