Public Computing is not often discussed. It is thought of as a dumping ground for script kiddies and hackers. In contrast to that perception, we will be talking about the CUGNet project. CUGNet has been successful in helping the community by providing an environment for people to learn networking basics, programming, and system administration. Steve will give the background behind the CUGNet project, it's goals, and dig deep into how it was constructed and designed, as well as some ideas as to where he is planning for it to go.
Steven has been working in Network Security for the past 7 years both attacking and defending networks using open source tools and a healthy dose of scripting. Also as one of the main contacts for DefCon 312, ChiSNORT, and ISSA-Chicago, he is an active member in the Chicago technology community.
Currently Steve has been spending most of his time leading the CUGNet project, a public computing platform designed to promote learning and innovation. CUGNet provides hosting, shell accounts, and project space for various non-profit entities and individuals. The focus of CUGNet is to allow an open platform for users to experiment with and learn. CUGNet also hosts a variety of community sites, many currently within the Chicago area.
IIT Rice Campus Room 103 201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187-8489Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on Butterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.
From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Naperville Road and continue north for 1\275 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, (Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building.Room 103 is the first room inside the north enterance.
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