BillingsLUG: September 2015 Meeting

Sep 24 2015 - 6:00pm
Sep 24 2015 - 8:00pm

Topic: Layer 2.5+ Dynamic Routing

Dan Denson will discuss and demonstrate static routing, simplification with OSPF, and advanced routing with MPLS/VPLS.

Thursday, 9/24, at MT Space (1519 Broadwater Ave)

BozemanLUG: April 2014 Meeting

Apr 3 2014 - 7:00pm

Regular April BozemanLUG meeting.

Presenter: Scott Dowdle

1) Sozi extension for Inkscape - do type presentations with free, local software

2) Optical Character Recognition on Linux

BozemanLUG: February 2014 Meeting

Feb 6 2014 - 7:00pm
Feb 6 2014 - 9:00pm

No formal topic has been set yet.

BillingsLUG: June Meeting

Jun 20 2013 - 6:00pm
Jun 20 2013 - 9:00pm

Come learn how to control your homes lights, locks, thermostat and more using Linux and other open source technologies and inexpensive hardware. Andrew Niemantsverdriet of Rocky Mountain College will cover the most popular technologies used, some history and speculate on the future of home automation. We will also go over other hardware options and costs currently available.

Meeting Thursday, 6/20, at 6 PM.

We will meet at American Welding & Gas at 1123 3rd Ave N.

May BillingsLUG: Enterprise routing & VPN w/ MikroTik

May 16 2013 - 6:00pm
May 16 2013 - 8:00pm

**Please note new meeting time and location this month (see below)**

This month Dan Denson will take the lead showing us many possibilities and great features of the MikroTik line of routers (

He will use an RB1200 serving as "the Internet"/ISP with one port serving DHCP, one for static IP, and another PPPoE so we can illustrate each connectivity type that is common. Then he will create VPN tunnels with PPTP and SSTP, as well as IPSec transport mode with IPIP and GRE tunnels. For routing, he will show both OSPF dynamic routing as well as plain old static routes.

BillingsLUG: April 2013 Meeting

Apr 18 2013 - 6:00pm
Apr 18 2013 - 9:00pm

For the LUG meeting this month Donnie would like to give us a tour of his building at 2215 6th Ave. There is potential for this location to serve as the primary location for a local maker group. So for our regularly-scheduled meeting time we will tour the location and discuss our options and ideas for getting a maker space going in Billings!

This is a great chance for anyone interested in a local place to work on technology projects to come out and share their ideas and needs. Ultimately we believe that the right location and core group of people could serve as a sort of incubator for new business and technology in Billings.

Please note we are starting an hour earlier this time.

Meeting Thursday, 4/18, 6 PM at:
Pizza Place, 2215 6th Ave North, Billings

March Billings LUG

Mar 28 2013 - 7:00pm
Mar 28 2013 - 8:30pm

No topic defined yet. Possible topics include:

* Steam for Linux client
* Plex Media Server
* B.A.T.M.A.N. wireless meshing

BillingsLUG February Meeting

Feb 21 2013 - 7:00pm
Feb 21 2013 - 9:00pm

Topic: Linux audio - Explore the landscape of open-source Linux audio software. From MIDI to multi-track audio mastering, to real-time effects, come see open-source audio production in action and hear the music of Linux!

A few of the programs we'd like to look at are: Ardour, Audacity, Hydrogen, RoseGarden, and TiMidity++. We will also explore the Jack audio subsystem and try out different hardware such as a USB MIDI keyboard and DJ controller.

Meeting location:
Lannocc Technologies
1440 Grand Ave

December BillingsLUG -- Embedded Show & Tell

Dec 20 2012 - 7:00pm
Dec 20 2012 - 9:00pm

On the LUG night this month (Thu 12/20) we will do a bit of embedded show and tell. A few of us have Raspberry Pi's and Andrew N. of Rocky will show what he's doing with an Arduino clone temperature sensor he's putting together for around $6. I also saw an article a few days ago on using the Pi as an FM transmitter using just software to have the clock oscillate a GPIO pin. I'd like to try it out as the only extra hardware needed is a wire to attach to the pin as an antenna.

November BillingsLUG Meeting

Nov 15 2012 - 7:00pm
Nov 15 2012 - 9:00pm

This month Dan D. will bring a Ubiquity airCam IP camera. We will have a look at their airVision NVR Server package which is their web-based UI that runs on Linux as well as see how it works with ZoneMinder, etc. And Shawn will try out a first-time installation of Chromium OS, a Linux-based operating system designed by Google to work exclusively with web applications.

More info:

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