Daily Archives: January 31, 2013


New Event! Packet Party

Join Quelab Member Jeremy Hoel who will be curating our monthly “Packet Party”, the second Thursday of the month. Our next Packet Party will be a week early on 7 February at 19:30, and we would love everyone to come out and learn about network security.

This is a rather free-form, open-format meeting; there aren’t any official materials we will be working from, and there is no set curriculum to be followed. Our last Packet Party had people learning how to unwrap a network packet using PCAP, and read the contents (sniffing for login credentials). Jeremy would be able to provide information about network monitoring, forensics, security IDs, you name it.

Jeremy has been working as a government contractor over the past 13 years, moving from generic systems administration to mail/*nix systems, to network management/security, to his current job on a incident response team. He has been playing with network tools (open source and otherwise) for most of the past 10 years. He is currently managing 50+ snort IDSs across the country, doing analysis, maintenance and performance tuning and upgrades. He participated in a group like this for over a year in Virginia, and had been leading the group for the past few months and it’s always good to see what new things are learned when people talk about what they do. Jeremy currently holds CISSP, SANS GSEC (Gold) and GCIA along with CompTIA’s ASP, Sec+ and MS MCSA+


Weekend Workshop: Intro to Blender

Join Quelab member Kevin Wood as he gives us an introduction to using Blender (a popular 3D modelling software package) and how to do your own 3D scene modelling.

  • This will be a Crash course in not only 3D modeling, but texturing, lighting, and rendering. We will create and render a complete scene!
  • Must bring your own computer, can be Windows, Mac, Linux or FreeBSD. (Netbooks and low end laptops discouraged)
  • 3 or more button mouse highly encouraged, keyboard with numpad is also highly encouraged.

The latter is due to the advanced features which we will be taking advantage in Blender; the number pad and the mouse-wheel make using the software to it’s fullest extent very much easier. More RAM and processor power is also better, as rendering takes a goodly amount of resources. While it is possible to do without, it makes it take longer!

Eventbrite - Intro to Blender/3D Modeling

Join us on 9 February at 1pm for this class which will go through a rendering complete scene. This class will probably take the full three hours. You can download the full Blender suite here (current version is 2.65a).