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: 
Containerized Golang applications with Docker and Vue.js
Presenter: 
Jean-Marcel Belmont
When: 
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
NCSU College of Textiles, 1020 Main Campus Dr., Room 2207
Parking: 
Underground parking deck immediately adjacent to the building (see map).

Summary:
This talk with showcase how to use Docker to orchestrate multiple services like node.js and Golang and I will be demonstrating how to interrogate Docker containers in order to debug what your Docker Containers are doing. We will also utilize TDD with both Golang and Vue.js and demonstrate via live demonstration good software practices.

Bio:
Jean-Marcel Belmont is a Software Engineer at FoodLogiq. He is an organizer of 2 different meetups. He is also a former 82nd Airborne Paratrooper and combat veteran. He enjoys teaching others about Software Craftsmanship and spending time with his beautiful family. He loves nature and spending time learning new things in technology.

Topic: 
Annual Holiday Social
When: 
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
Red Hat Annex, 190 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Parking: 
City Center Deck, 429 S Wilmington St - use NE elevator to access Annex

Ring in the end of the year with TriLUG! Our annual Holiday Social is a great time of delicious food, cool demos, and socializing with other FOSS enthusiasts. This year, we're back at the Red Hat Annex in downtown Raleigh.

Demos of all kinds are welcome. It can be as simple as a cool piece of software you found on the Net, or as complicated as a 3-D printed electronic Halloween costume. Just let us know in the signup form (below).

This year's event will be a potluck, so bring something tasty along to share with your fellow TriLUG members!

Please fill out the quick sign-up form at the link below so we know if we need to fill in any culinary gaps (TriLUG will provide one or two dishes as well), and so we can make sure we have everything we need for the demos people are bringing.

RSVP here!

Topic: 
Lightning Talks
Presenter: 
You!
When: 
Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
NCSU College of Textiles, 1020 Main Campus Dr., Room 2207
Parking: 
Underground parking deck immediately adjacent to the building (see map).

We have a lot of really talented members, who do a lot of really interesting things. Come on down and share some of those things with your fellow members! Let us see your hobby hacks, your nifty shell incantations, or the latest tricks you've managed to make your Raspberry Pi or Arduino do. This doesn't have to be long - a few minutes is more than sufficient.

Note that this could also be a nice way to introduce whatever demo you plan to bring to the December Holiday Social - whet the appetite for more, as it were.

The Sign-Up Form is up and ready for entries!

Talks:

  • Presenter: Brian Gerard
    Topic: Creating a Self-Installing Package
    Summary:I'll show a method for creating a self-installing package out of a git repo using gmake and a little scripting glue. While it's more a neat trick than a best practice, it has come in handy at work as a stopgap while we get more battle-hardened solutions in place.
  • Presenter: Michael Hrivnak
    Topic: The Lounge IRC client
    Summary:The Lounge is a web-based IRC client, and I love using it.
  • Presenter: Bill Farrow
    Topic: Building Debian packages for ARM with Docker and QEMU
    Summary: Building Debian packages is fun, but building them on a slow embedded system is not fun. Cross compiling is messy and complicated. Using the superpowers of Docker and QEMU you can build those packages on your screaming 16 core x86_64 desktop in no time at all.
  • Presenter: Barry Peddycord III
    Topic: Mastodon: The OSS Alternative to Twitter
    Summary: Learn about Mastodon: A modern, open source implementation of the GNU Social protocol for microblogging.
  • Presenter: Dwain Sims
    Topic: Rapidly Changing Storage Formats
    Summary: I will take a really quick walk through the rapidly changing world of storage form factors, and make some predictions!
Topic: 
A Look at Atomic Host and Linux Containers
Presenter: 
Joe Brockmeier
When: 
Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
NCSU College of Textiles, 1020 Main Campus Dr., Room 2207
Parking: 
Underground parking deck immmediately adjacent to the building (see map).

Project Atomic

Video: YouTube

Summary:
If you pay attention to tech news at all, you're probably hearing a lot about Linux containers. In this talk, we'll take a look at what's behind the hype and dive into what containers are really good for, what they are, and the best ways to start getting your feet wet where it makes sense to use containers. This will include a look at Atomic Host, an opinionated take on Fedora, CentOS, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux designed strictly to run Linux containers and help organizations focus on applications inside the container.

Bio:
Joe Brockmeier is a long-time participant in open source projects and former technology journalist. Brockmeier has worked as the openSUSE Community Manager, is an Apache Software Foundation (ASF) member, and participates heavily in the Fedora Cloud Working Group. Brockmeier works for Red Hat as a senior evangelist for Linux & containers.

Sponsor:
RedHat

October 12 - Meeting Announcements

Topic: 
Rethinking RAID
Presenter: 
Dwain Sims
When: 
Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
NCSU College of Textiles, 1020 Main Campus Dr., Room 2207
Parking: 
Underground parking deck immmediately adjacent to the building (see map).

Slides: Here

Note the venue - we are in our new location!

Summary
For those of us still configuring physical servers and storage, using RAID to ensure the availability of storage is part of our everyday jobs. But things are changing rapidly in the types of storage devices being used, as well as their characteristics. Standard RAID techniques may carry consequences that solution architects may not realize are present.

This talk will examine the beginnings of RAID, how we got to where we are at now, and some of the issues that currently exist with RAID. Alternate techniques (including open source solutions) can provide more resiliency with fewer gotchas. There will also be a quick tutorial on "fio", the flexible I/O tester.

Bio
Dwain Sims has been working in the UNIX/Linux world for the last 30 years. He started out using BSD UNIX on a PDP-11 while in Graduate School (West Virginia University), and he has been hooked ever since.

Dwain has worked as a system admin and data center architect, product manager, trainer, and as a Systems Engineer for various companies (including Sun Microsystems and Fusion-io). He currently works for Western Digital / SanDisk / HGST. (yes, he is confused at times!)

He has been working in the storage (mainly Flash) world for the last 5 years, helping bring the storage revolution to the masses. He lives in North Raleigh with his wife Cleo (of 28 years), 4 children (1 married and living in Charlotte - a Nurse Practitioner, 2 at NC State, and one still living at home), and 5 hens.

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