Win A Free Pass to the USENIX LISA 2016 conference

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Blacks In Technology has once again partnered up with USENIX as an official community sponsor for their annual LISA (Large Installation System Administration) conference happening Dec. 4-9 in Boston, MA at the Sheraton Boston hotel. As a result of our continued partnership we will be selecting 5 individuals Read more…

#BITTechTalk ep. #92 w/ Tameika Reed and Dionne Parler “Women in Linux”

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On this episode of the Blacks In Technology #BITTechTalk podcast we are  joined by Tameika Reed (CEO) and Dionne Parler (COO) of the Women In Linux organization. Tameika Reed – Founder & CEO Founded Women In Linux out of frustration that there Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #57 with guest Leah McGowen-Hare

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg and Ayori speak with Master Technical Trainer at Salesforce  Leah McGowen-Hare. Listen as we talk about diversity in tech, demistifying technology, staying relevant in tech and Soul Train lines at Read more…

BIT at Solid 2014: Where Hardware and Software Meet Everywhere

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Solid is O’Reilly Media’s first conference wholly dedicated to the intersection of hardware and software around what is popularly referred to as IOT or the Internet of Things. Held at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA May 21 Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #54 with guest Nigel Kersten

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg and Ayori are joined by CIO/VP of Operations at Puppet Labs, Nigel Kersten. Listen as we talk about the Puppet configuration management tool, diversity and hiring practices in technology, DevOps Read more…

Google Site Reliability Engineering: Reasoning About Systems

By Ayori S. 1 Comment

Google seems like a great place to work. I say this after being invited to participate in a Site Reliability Engineering workshop hosted at their Mountain View headquarters a while back and I have to say, I learned a lil Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #41 (Talk about Google SRE)

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In this Blacks In Technology podcast episode, Greg introduces and welcomes Ayori Selassie as the new co-host to the BIT podcasts as well as a new member of the BIT organization. Ayori discusses with Greg, her recent experience in attending Read more…

Security Tips and tools for the network admin: Security Onion Part 1

By Charles Tendell 1 Comment

Every day I run into system admins who know about security. Few are security professionals and often time they miss the little hints that might be lurking in the darkness of their own network. The number one threat to a Read more…

When Windows becomes Linux…the “Cygwin Project”

By Aqueelah Grant 1 Comment

The Cygwin Project is a collection of tools that gives Windows the ability to look and operate as Unix/Linux environment. Apparently this project has been around since 2000 but I just found out about it recently. Previously the way I Read more…

Three Simple Things Computer Users Should Know How To Do

By Eric Logan 3 Comments

Originally posted on When I turned sixteen, I could not wait to get behind the wheel and hit the road. However, before I could trade in my 10-speed bike for the 1971 Pontiac LeMans (I miss that car) that Read more…

Why should I use their cloud when I can have MyCloud? “The Odyssey of MyCloud”

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One day after going over the concept paper for my dissertation; it hit me that I have no place to store my dissertation data. So I created my very own cloud services and I kind of went overboard from my original thoughts. So here is the Odyssey of how I went for FTP to Cloud services. Continue reading

Diagram of MyCloud

Why Chromebooks Make Sense…For Some

By Eric Logan 5 Comments

Over the past few months, I have had a growing affinity for Chromebooks. So much so that I actually own two different models. What are Chromebooks you ask? A Chromebook is basically a personal computer running Google’s Chrome OS as Read more…

A Dose of Nagios pt. 2 (the installation)

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What’s up fellow techies and welcome back to my series on Nagios. In the first part of this series we talked about what Nagios is and how it works. In part two I’m going to dive into the installation of Read more…

A Dose of Nagios pt. 2

Nmap Scanning basics w/ Debian Linux pt. 1

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This is going to be just a basic Nmap scanning tutorial, more advanced tutorials about Nmap will come later. Let’s begin. So what is Nmap? Nmap is for all intent purposes, a port scanner. You might ask, “Well what is Read more…


Setting Up an A+ Certification Prep Home Computer Lab

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Originally posted on One question I am constantly asked by students and other aspiring I.T. professionals preparing for the A+ exams is “how do I get experience working on computers?” The best way to get experience and the method I used is Read more…

A dose of Nagios pt.1

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Hey that rhymed!!! OK, I couldn’t help myself, it’s the hip-hop in me. plus I’m excited to finally write about Nagios. I’ve used Nagios in my workplace for the past 5 years and have really become more intimate with the Read more…

BIT Tech Digest Technology Trailblazers – Samara Lynn

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The BIT Tech Digest is all about giving visibility to Black men and women in the technology industry. The Blacks In Technology community has given me the opportunity to meet some extraordinary people whom I consider technology trailblazers. One of Read more…

Tunneling….it’s not just for rats

By Henry McKelvey 4 Comments

The information in this blog is about the use of tunneling as a tool for privacy. It is not meant to provide a way to bypass security. However, this is a way of allowing a person to offer access via a safe and some what acceptable way because direct access to the company’s assets would have been prevented. The Banner picture is a network I designed using the information I conveyed in this blog to allow remote testers to access a test environment and then send the code and test results to me at my company’s web site. This was done to provide 24/7 testing remotely. It worked great and I even got a promotion because of the concept. Continue reading

Tunneling is not just for rats

Wonders of setgid

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Samba Project is perhaps the best example of the value of reverse engineering. More specifically, I would assert that Samba is the critical glue application that provides tremendous value to Linux kernel and also helps to transform the operating system into Read more…

SharePoint Online for the Entrepreneur

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Based on my article originally posted at In the summer of 2011, Microsoft launched its long-awaited upgrade to its traditional cloud services. What was known as Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) became Office 365, which brings a suite of Read more…

Foray into OpenVPN

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It has been awhile since I shared another segment in the Foray Series. For the newcomers, these excerpts are fairly detailed accounts of my experiences with various FOSS tools. Understand that these entries are not intended to be detailed How-Tos, I leave that to the curiosity of the readers. I would be remiss if I did not mention that I got inspired by Mick Bauer’s recent Linux Journal series on the subject. Continue reading

#BITTechTalk episode #28 with guest Kellep Charles

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcastGreg sits down again with IT Security Analyst and guru Kellep Charles. Kellep is  the creator and Executive Editor of (@SecurityOrb), an information security & privacy knowledge-based website with the mission to share and Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #18 with guest Thaddeus Howze

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg Greenlee talks with Thaddeus Howze a.k.a. @ebonstorm. Thaddeus has over 25 years of experience in the I.T. field. He is an expert in Business I.T. Development, digital design and educational technology. He’s worked as a network Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #14 with guest Kevin V. Michael

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg interviews Kevin V. Michael, Co-Founder and Managing partner at Invizio overseeing business development, strategic partnerships and client relations for the company. Kevin is an Antiguan-born entrepreneur and corporate alumnus of Motorola and Citigroup Read more…

#BITTechTalk episode #9

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In this episode of the Blacks In Technology podcast, Greg Greenlee and Ronnie Hash talk about upcoming podcast guests, the Indiana Linux Fest, being producers instead of consumers, and why you don’t buy cheap wireless mice. Greg Greenlee  is the Founder Read more…