Welcome to the TriLUG home page. We are a LUG dedicated to the Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Research Triangle Park. This site, along with our wiki, will enable you to keep abreast of TriLUG information (meetings, events, news), and to communicate with local Linux and FOSS (Free and Open Source) enthusiasts.

The primary modes of interacting with us: mailing list, IRC, or coming to the monthly meetings.

Topic: 
Hack on Moya or Personal Projects
When: 
Thursday, 15 September 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
Caktus Group, 108 Morris St, Suite 2 Durham, NC (Next to Bullseye Bicycle)
Parking: 
Next door and across Morris St

We're coming into the homestretch with Moya. We want to get the Pilot VM running and validated in preparation for swapping Moya in for Pilot. Come on down and help! Everyone welcome!

Or bring one of your personal projects down and hack away! Join your fellow TriLUGers at Caktus Group for an evening of fun tech hackery.

If you can't make it in person, hop on IRC; we'll be hanging out on #trilug-sys on Freenode.

Topic: 
Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Linux Engineers
Presenter: 
Brian Beach
When: 
Thursday, 8 September 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
The Frontier, 800 Park Offices Drive, Durham, NC
Parking: 
Parking is free

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy7Dg2vr2VU

Summary
This session will introduce Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Linux engineers. During this one and half hour session, we will build a web scale application from the ground up on AWS. We will begin with an introduction to Amazon Linux. Then we will examine a few options to deploy and configure an application in the Cloud. Next we will add a load balancer and auto scaling to dynamically add and remove capacity in response to load. Finally, we will externalize static content and add a CDN to take load off our application.

Bio
Brian Beach is a new TriLUG member who recently relocated the Triangle. He has a Computer Engineering degree from NYU Poly and an MBA from Rutgers University. He has been at AWS for two years and currently manages the Enterprise Support team for the Southeast. Before joining AWS he wrote “Pro PowerShell for Amazon Web Services” published by Apress but we won’t hold that against him.

Sponsor
This meeting is generously sponsored by Amazon Web Services. Please thank them for their support!

Location
Huge thanks to Robert Sherwood for reserving the RTP Frontier meeting space. In return for his good deed, let's be sure to highly recommend Oak City Technology to anyone interested in web design! http://www.oakcitytechnology.com/

Topic: 
Hack on Moya
When: 
Thursday, 18 August 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
Caktus Group, 108 Morris St, Suite 2 Durham, NC (Next to Bullseye Bicycle)
Parking: 
Next door and across Morris St

We're coming into the homestretch with Moya. We want to get the Pilot VM running and validated in preparation for swapping Moya in for Pilot. Come on down and help! Everyone welcome!

Or bring one of your personal projects down and hack away! Join your fellow TriLUGers at Caktus Group for an evening of fun tech hackery.

If you can't make it in person, hop on IRC; we'll be hanging out on #trilug-sys on Freenode.

Topic: 
Installing Linux and Configuring Networking on White Box Switches
Presenter: 
Barry Peddycord III
When: 
Thursday, 11 August 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
The Frontier, 800 Park Offices Drive, Durham, NC
Parking: 
Parking is free

Synopsis
Traditionally when procuring a managed switch for a data center network, the hardware and the operating system came bundled together and were considered inseparable. *White box* *switches* are a relatively new technology in the market where the hardware and OS are obtained separately, giving the customer a choice of operating system and reducing the threat of vendor lock-in. There are several vendors that produce network operating systems (NOS) that run on white box switches, such as Cumulus Networks, Big Switch, and Pica8.

This presentation will introduce the technology that drives white box switching, followed by a technical demonstration of how to use freely-available tools to simulate provisioning, configuring, and managing a data center network. The presentation does not assume any prior networking background, and source code will be provided so that attendees can follow along during the presentation or on their own at home.

Bio
Barry Peddycord III has been a member of Trilug since 2011. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from NC State University and has served as a past Chair of the TriLUG Steering Committee. Barry works as an engineer at Cumulus Networks, a networking startup that has ported Linux to data center switches. His hobbies include cooking, running, and hacking on assemblers and emulators for pre-2000 game consoles.

Huge thanks to Robert Sherwood for reserving the RTP Frontier meeting space! In return for his good deed, let's be sure to highly recommend Oak City Technology to anyone interested in web design! http://www.oakcitytechnology.com/

Topic: 
Hack on Moya
When: 
Thursday, 21 July 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
Caktus Group, 108 Morris St, Suite 2 Durham, NC (Next to Bullseye Bicycle)
Parking: 
Next door and across Morris St

We're coming into the homestretch with Moya. We want to get the Pilot VM running and validated in preparation for swapping Moya in for Pilot. Come on down and help! Everyone welcome!

Or bring one of your personal projects down and hack away! Join your fellow TriLUGers at Caktus Group for an evening of fun tech hackery.

If you can't make it in person, hop on IRC; we'll be hanging out on #trilug-sys on Freenode.

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