July 11 - Cloud In a Box 2 Remote Desktop System and more on LXD Containers

2019-07-09

Topic: Cloud In a Box 2: Remote Desktop System and more on LXD Containers
Presenters: Brian Mullan
When: Thursday, 11 July 2019 - 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)
Map: Google Maps
Video:
Speaker notes PDF
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/mnstrqyzkbpb/

Summary

Demo of new addition to CIAB for MANO (Management & Orchestration) of LXD containers using LXDMosaic across multiple clouds AWS, Hetzner in Germany or alternative.

Bio

Brian Mullan is a CIAB author/integrator, long-time Linux/LXD user, retired Cisco Worldwide Advanced Service Broadband Manager, and CCIE #1134

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June 13 - Blinking lights! BLINKING lights! And also two talks on programming languages.

2019-06-07

Topic: Blinking lights! And also two talks on programming languages.
Presenters: Mark Sidell and Jack Hill
When: Thursday, 13 June 2019 - 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)
Map: Google Maps
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4bvBIASSU4
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/zmzvnqyzjbrb/

Summer is here, and soon we will begin the hurricane season. While we wait, how about if we have two presentations for the price of one?

Summary

"On the sorry state of modern programming languages and other rants, with some surprises" by Mark Sidell

I begin by explaining why I hate all modern programming languages, explore alternative, and then declare that PDP-8 assembly is really the best choice. Next, I briefly explore the PDP-8 instruction set, but switch gears to what every programmer really wants to do -- make lights blink. I demo blinkenlights on the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and finally on a replica of a PDP-8. Of course, the only thing the audience knows at the beginning is the title of the talk.

Bio

Mark started his career designing speech recognition hardware at a startup in Cambridge, MA, and then at Dragon Systems when it was a five-person company in a living room. Later he wrote the Forte Agent Usenet newsreader, which some folks might remember. Today he does software at Viasat, focusing mainly on the AWS cloud.

Summary

"Random Thoughts on Programming Languages" by Jack Hill

It is supposed to be random, so the summary will be up to whatever your mind makes it be. Focus on Clojure, Go, Haskell, Rust, or Scheme.

Bio

Jack is on the Systems team at Duke University Libraries, and is passionate about Free software, storage, and functional programming. When not thinking about computers, he cares about Catholicism, trains, fountain pens, amateur radio, and ultimate (frisbee).

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May 09 - Open Source And Drupal

2019-05-02

Topic: Open Source and Drupal.
Presenters: Chris Russo
When: Thursday, 09 May 2019 - 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)
Map: Google Maps
Video:
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/zmzvnqyzhbmb/

Summary

Those of us who work (and play) in the open source software world tend to think of contributing back to open source software as something highly desirable to do. It's practically a given for most professionals that we should do it as users of open source software. Ideals of democracy, decentralization, volunteerism, and altruism are genuine motives for many of those who contribute to open source software.

In the best-case scenario, an open source project is comprised of a virtuous, reciprocal community in which participants donate their time to improve a tool that is freely available to all people. However, this scenario doesn't always sync with how open source really works in the wild.

And, what does it require to meaningfully contribute to open source projects? Should open source contribution be an expectation of organizations that use open source software and those who they employ?

As skilled, designers, project managers, engineers, et al, are open source contributions the most impactful way to spend our precious, valuable, voluntary time, or are there alternatives we should consider as individuals and organizations who benefit from using open source tools?

We'll use the Drupal open source community as a lens to explore the broader world of open source contributions and how volunteer individuals and commercial stakeholders fit in.

Spoiler alert: it's all gray, though strong opinions will be shared and expected to be challenged!.

Bio

Chris made his first foray into open source software development when he was 11-years old, creating a website on geocities.com (young people won't know what this is). He moved to the Triangle from Boston, MA in 2010 and shortly after that started a web consulting business AND a bicycle-powered organics recycling service called Tilthy Rich Composti. Rooted in his passion for the environment and justice (a skosh above his love to write in the third person), bicycles transcend much of Chris's professional and personal life. Whether it be a 4-month ride across the U.S.A in 2008i, biking from Boston to Washington to participate in civil disobedience at the White House to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline, leading a i100,000+ member bicycle/hospitality focused global nonprofiti through a challenging transition, or simply riding into the Savas Labs office in downtown Durham each day where he leads the team as the CEO, you're likely to find Chris on or near his bike. Wave to him; he's friendly. Chris constantly schemes on how to use his resources to be a force for positive change. He'd love and needs your help!

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April 11 - Apache Guacamole and Cloud in a Box

2019-04-03

Topic: Apache Guacamole Project and the CIAB (Cloud in a Box) Remote Desktop System.
Presenters: Nick Couchman and Brian Mullan
When: Thursday, 11 April 2019 - 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)
Map: Google Maps
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkQjEUi7SxA
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/zmzvnqyzgbpb/

Summary

This month we will have two exciting presentations for the price of one!

First presentation will be an overview of Guacamole which is a clientless remote desktop gateway (only a web browser required - no plugins, no software installs) which provides

  • Remote Desktop: Support for common remote desktop protocols
    • RDP
    • SSH
    • Telnet
    • VNC
  • Gateway: Web-based, authentication, and permission control

Next presentation will be a project called CIAB Remote Desktop System which utilizes Guacamole, Tomcat8, NGINX, MySQL and XRDP (as an RDP server for Linux) and LXD containers. This will also include a live demo utilizing the CIAB software installed on an AWS EC2 server instance.

You can participate! This demo system has 75 user accounts pre-configured so all of the TriLUG attendees will be able to use their laptop web browser to access a MATE Desktop running in an LXD container on that EC2 Server. The Guacamole/Tomcat/NGINX/MySQL/XRDP are installed and running in a separate LXD container on that EC2 Server.

Bio

Nick Couchman is a Coty Inc. Linux Systems Engineer and Apache Guacamole Project Engineer

Brian Mullan is a CIAB author/integrator, long-time Linux/LXD user, retired Cisco Worldwide Advanced Service Broadband Manager, and CCIE #1134

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March 14 - Kubernetes from the Trenches

2019-02-26

Topic: Kubernetes from the Trenches
Presenter: Jeff Sloyer
When: Thursday, 14 march 2019 - 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)
Map: Google Maps
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBXI-DfUpEg
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/zmzvnqyzfbsb/

Summary

Deploying a Kubernetes cluster is relatively simple but managing multiple highly available Kubernetes clusters is quite difficult. Come hear straight from the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service (IKS) team how they run thousands of highly available Kubernetes clusters for IBM customers. Don't worry, this is not going to be a talk filled with sunshine and rainbows. In this talk we will share lessons of the issues we have had to overcome as well as best practices for using Kubernetes to deploy highly available applications. If you ever wanted to learn the real stories around hosting and managing Kubernetes without any sugar coating then this is definitely a talk that you shouldn't miss.

Bio

Jeff Sloyer is currently the core dev lead for IBM Cloud Containers Service. He currently leads multiple squads of developers that build IBM's managed Kubernetes service.

Jeff's previous role at IBM was a Developer Advocate. He promoted IBM's Platform as a Service (PaaS), Bluemix. He's a Node.JS developer most days, but tinkers in Java and Python. Sloyer is a hacker at heart who loves playing with new tech and cobbling together new demos and projects. He's an avid traveler, flying around the world and speaking about Bluemix at conferences and events.

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February 21 - Basic Linux Class Part 2

2019-02-21

Topic: Basic Linux Class Part 2
Presenter: Lauren Drew
When: Thursday, 21 February 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Caktus Group 108 Morris St. Suite 2 - Durham NC
Parking:
Map: Google Maps
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/258111680/

Summary

This will be the part two of the basic Linux class. This will be a continuation of last months class, we will also go into basic system administration from the command line.

Bio
Lauren Drew served 25 years in the US Army, as an electronic maintenance chief. Repairing computers, monitors, printers, Night Vision Goggles and other military electronic systems.

After retiring from the Army, Lauren was hired by EMC Corp, which was later bought by Dell, so he now works for Dell EMC, providing technical support for Dell EMC data center equipment. Most of the system he works on are Linux or Linux based system.

He started using Linux as his only computer in 2008, and has used Linux exclusively since.


February 14 - Lightning Talks

2019-02-08

Topic: Lightning Talks
Presenter: Various
When: Thursday, 14 Februrary 2019 - 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)
Map: Google Maps
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/258789660/

Summary

Welcome to our latest TriLUG lightning talks!

Quick talks! Member talks! Passionate talks! Open source talks!

Slides Optional.

Topics range from talking to wireless calipers with Python to other Linux distros you need to learn about. And everything in between.

Bring your questions!

Bring a friend!

Bring your laptop!

Bring a friend's laptop!

Be prepared to be entertained.


January 24 - Basic Linux Course

2019-01-24

Topic: Basic Linux Course
Presenter: Lauren Drew
When: Thursday, 24 January 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Caktus Group 108 Morris St. Suite 2 - Durham NC
Parking:
Map: Google Maps
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/258111680/

Summary

In this meeting we will start covering basic Linux command line commands. This will be a hands on class, so you will need to have a laptop with Linux installed or as a virtual machine (VM) so you can work along with the training.

Bio
Lauren Drew served 25 years in the US Army, as an electronic maintenance chief. Repairing computers, monitors, printers, Night Vision Goggles and other military electronic systems.

After retiring from the Army, Lauren was hired by EMC Corp, which was later bought by Dell, so he now works for Dell EMC, providing technical support for Dell EMC data center equipment. Most of the system he works on are Linux or Linux based system.

He started using Linux as his only computer in 2008, and has used Linux exclusively since.


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