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WPLUG will have a General User Meeting and presentation on Saturday, January 10, 2015 starting at 3:00pm at HackPittsburgh.

Schedule for the Day[edit]

3:00pm - Doors open, set up
3:15pm - Business Meeting starts
3:30pm - Featured presentation
5:00pm - Meeting ends, everyone out.


Speaker: Pat Barron

Topic: Two-Factor Authentication

This presentation will provide an overview of two-factor authentication - what it is, why it is potentially useful, and how it can be implemented using components already available in mainstream Linux distributions and freely available mobile applications.

Presentation slides

Meeting Minutes[edit]

The regular monthly meeting of the Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group was held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 3:19 PM at HackPittsburgh, the regular presiding officer being in the chair and the Secretary being present. The minutes of the November 15, 2014 meeting were approved as read.

The Chair reported that he would work with the Vice-Chair on promotional arrangements with book publisher O'Reilly.

The Vice-Chair reported that he was successful in negotiating with HackPittsburgh for meeting space. He also plans to work on coding for a self-service membership portal.

The Secretary reported that WPLUG has 14 members, three of whom joined today.

The Treasurer reported that WPLUG has $367.06 in the checking account. Recent expenses were $8.94 to Linode for the server and $65.00 to pairNIC to renew the domain name for five years. There is $60.00 in cash on hand from dues yet to be deposited.

The Director at Large reported that his goal for 2015 is to double the number of members from the end of 2014.

The Marketing & Communications Committee reported that it would be promoting WPLUG to members of HackPittsburgh.

John Lewis moved that he be reimbursed $7.80 for purchase of beverages for this meeting. During discussion, it was noted that a refreshment fund already exists and is authorized to reimburse this type of expense, though it has fallen out of use in recent times. The Treasurer stated that he would bring the refreshment funds along for future meetings and estimated it contains $40. No action was taken on the motion.

A discussion was started on methods of payment accepted for WPLUG dues. It was noted that PayPal can be tied to an organizational e-mail address, but it may not allow organizations with only a P.O. box rather than a street address. Another option mentioned was Popmoney, which can be used with PNC accounts and perhaps other local banks.

The meeting adjourned at 3:35 PM.

(Approved on April 11, 2015 - VK)

Meeting Staff[edit]

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this meeting, please add your name to one or more of the categories below.

  • Host: Your name here
  • Co-Host: Your name here
  • Setup: Your name here
  • Clean Up: Your name here


  • Your name/location here