LUV Main April Meeting: R and networking

Apr 2 2013 19:00
Apr 2 2013 21:00

The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building, Trinity College, Melbourne University Main Campus, Parkville.

* Andrew Robinson, R: A Statistical Package on Linux

* Julien Goodwin, Networking things all Systems Administrators
should know

Andrew Robinson is a senior lecturer in the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne, and
on the Management Executive Committee of the Australian
Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis. He is the co-author of
the books, Introduction to Scientific Programming and Simulation
Using R, and Forest Analytics with R: An Introduction.

Julien Goodwin is a Network Engineer at Google Sydney, working
day-to-day maintaining one of the worlds largest IP networks. In
the past he has worked as a (primarily Linux) Sys Admin on
educational networks, and in small businesses. He has a long
history working with the Australian FOSS community and was
former LUV committee member and a member of the LCA2008 team.
His talk covers the basics and "gotchas" of seven small aspects
of networking, from weird things that can happen with
traceroute, how broadband access networks work, how large scale
Internet services use tools like anycast and DNS to share load,
why NAT is not a security measure, and why IPv6 is so simple to
deploy you're probably already running it.

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, and BENK Open Systems for their financial support of the Beginners Workshops

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


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