June 13 - State of the LUG

2024-06-13

Topic: State of the LUG
Presenter: Jeff Moore, Chair, TriLUG
When: Thursday, 13 June 2024 - 7:00 to 9:00pm
Where: Online, Jitsi
Parking: Virtual
Map:
Video: Will not be Recorded
Speaker notes:
Meetup: <hhttps://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/301139789/>

Summary:

Greetings and it's been a while!

TriLUG tries to offer a lot to its members - including shell access, membership portal, IRC, mail server, wikis, DNS, and more! With the technological landscape changing over the years and the churn of members of TriLUG's governing body - the Steering Committee, it may not feasible to support all of those services in addition to doing talks/topics/other events. With that in mind, part of this meeting is intended to solicit the parts of TriLUG its members deem the most valuable. A discussion around that will likely influence the direction of TriLUG over the next few years.

Additionally, there have been various questions across IRC/email about the infrastructure surrounding TriLUG. The Steering Committee is making space to answer and and all questions surrounding TriLUG infrastructure including current plans.

Finally, TriLUG elections are overdue. The current plan for the next two months is to answer any TriLUG/Steering Committee/State Of questions this month and having Steering Committee elections in July. That election will be a shorter term from July - May to avoid changing the overall election cycle.

For those interested in volunteering for the Steering Committee, fill out the form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlHqySln-koSTX7jihLdsUvnmG-7Of8opcKBAbS3p6KE5L_Q/viewform?usp=sf_link after reviewing the descriptions of Steering Committee roles at https://trilug.org/policies/ Article IV.

As always, if you are interested in presenting at TriLUG or have concerns for the Steering Committee, reach out to steering@trilug.org with your topic and the Steering Committee will reach out for scheduling.

Meeting Link
The meeting link is https://meet.jit.si/TriLUG. If prompted, the meeting password is TriLUG.


June 9 - TriLUG Website Upgrades Pt. 2 and Elections

2022-05-16

Topic: TriLUG Website Upgrades Pt. 2 and Elections
Presenter: Jeff Moore, Chair, TriLUG
When: Thursday, 9 June 2022 - 7:00 to 9:00pm
Where: Online, Jitsi
Parking: Virtual
Map:
Video: Will not be Recorded
Speaker notes:
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/283038907

Summary:

This month will be a continuation on last month's website migration talk. This time around, Jeff Moore will address of the issues ran into last time like handling references to the Pilot hosted wiki portion of TriLUG.

The talk will be guided by the problem statement:

The website for TriLUG.org needs to be maintainable by individuals with varying levels of technical skills

Additionally, elections will be held. If you are interested, please either leave a comment on our Meetup page or email our mailing list at trilug@trilug.org after reading https://trilug.org/policies/ prior to the meeting

The roles and their functional summaries can be found below:

  • Chair: Responsible for meeting agenda and running meetings
  • Vice Chair: Responsible for responsibilities of the Chair when the Chair is not available
  • Treasurer: Responsible for handling money donated to TriLUG to pay for TriLUG's expenses
  • PR Officer: Responsible for marketing and promoting TriLUG to external parties and for public relations
  • SysAdmin: Responsible for TriLUG infrastructure including services thereon

Here are some current projects the current Steering Committee are either working on or thinking of working on during the 2022 - 2023 term:

  • Migrating trilug.org to a free, hosted solution
  • Updating mail server
  • Securing speakers for the year
  • Re-instating TriChug independent of the current meeting format
  • Finding more sponsors
  • Website overhaul (Jekyll)
  • Wiki cleanup
  • Membership automation improvements
  • Something with Github Actions
  • Making TriLUG more accessible to future Steering Committees
  • Re-introducing meeting note automation on our libera.chat channel #trilug-business
  • Adding analytics to see page view metrics

If any of those sound like fun projects, feel free to either run for the committee or volunteer to help with one of the projects!

At the end of the day, every role is responsible for helping maintain the health of TriLUG and helping grow it.

Give it a shot!

Meeting Link
The meeting link is https://meet.jit.si/TriLUG. If prompted, the meeting password is TriLUG.

Sponsor(s)
TriLUG Members Like YOU! Thank you! Feel free to donate at our Square page at https://square.link/u/h5RAZdoT


May 12 - TriLUG Website Modernization and Upcoming Election

2022-05-10

Topic: TriLUG Website Modernization and Upcoming Election
Presenter: Jeff Moore, Chair, TriLUG
When: Thursday, 12 May 2022 - 7:00 to 9:00pm
Where: Online, Jitsi
Parking: Virtual
Map:
Video: Will not be Recorded
Speaker notes:
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/283038890/

Summary

The Steering Committee is working on moving the TriLUG website from being hosted locally to a free, hosted solution. In this presentation, Jeff Moore will show off his process evaluating solutions for a maintenance free, hosted static site generator (SSG).

Additionally, elections will be held next month. If you are interested, please either leave a comment on our Meetup page and mailing list (trilug@trilug.org) after reading https://trilug.org/policies/

The roles and their functional summaries can be found below:

  • Chair: Responsible for meeting agenda and running meetings
  • Vice Chair: Responsible for responsibilities of the Chair when the Chair is not available
  • Treasurer: Responsible for
  • PR Officer: Responsible for marketing and promoting TriLUG to external parties and for public relations
  • SysAdmin: Responsible for TriLUG infrastructure including services thereon

Here are some current projects the current Steering Committee are either working on or thinking of working on during the 2022 - 2023 term:

  • Migrating trilug.org to a free, hosted solution
  • Updating mail server
  • Securing speakers for the year
  • Re-instating TriChug independent of the current meeting format
  • Finding more sponsors
  • Website overhaul (Jekyll)
  • Wiki cleanup
  • Membership automation improvements
  • Something with Github Actions
  • Making TriLUG more accessible to future Steering Committees
  • Re-introducing meeting note automation on our libera.chat channel #trilug-business
  • Adding analytics to see page view metrics

If any of those sound like fun projects, feel free to either run for one of the seats or volunteer to help with one of the projects!

At the end of the day, every role is responsible for helping maintain the health of TriLUG and helping grow it.

Give it a shot!

Meeting Link
The meeting link is https://meet.jit.si/TriLUG. If prompted, the meeting password is TriLUG.

Sponsor(s)
TriLUG Members Like YOU! Thank you! Feel free to donate at our Square page at https://square.link/u/h5RAZdoT


July 15 - CI/CD, Kubernetes, and TriLUG roadmap

2021-07-14

Topic: CI/CD, Kubernetes and TriLUG roadmap
Presenter: Jeff Moore
When: Thursday, 15 July 2021 - 7:00 to 9:00pm
Where: Online, Jitsi
Parking: Virtual
Map: Video: Will not be Recorded
Speaker notes:
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/277525276

Summary
Jeff Moore will casually explore some automation efforts using ArgoCD/GHA for CI/CD on Kubernetes and revisit topics of interest for future meetings!

Steering Committee
The community has voted and we have our new committee! - Chair: Jeff Moore - Vice Chair: Matt Flyer - Treasurer: Brian McCullough

We are still looking for the following Steering Committee positions: - PR Officer - SysAdmin Please reach out to steering@trilug.org after reading about the roles at https://trilug.org/about-steering/ if you are interested.

Meeting Link
The meeting link is https://meet.jit.si/TriLUG.
This is a change from the previous format of https://meet.jit.si/TriLUG. After much confusion, this link has been simplified for the sake of simplicity. Someone from the Steering Committee will be in the meeting matching the previous format for those who accidentally go there instead.
If prompted, the meeting password is TriLUG.

Sponsor
TriLUG Members Like YOU! Thank you!


June 10 - Elections and the Next Year of TriLUG

2021-06-09

Topic: Elections and the Next Year of TriLUG
Presenter: Steering Committee
When: Thursday, 10 June 2021 - 7:00 to 9:00pm
Where: Online, Jitsi
Parking: Virtual
Map: Video: Will not be Recorded
Speaker notes:
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/277525260/

Summary

As hinted at during last month’s meeting, this month is TriLUG Steering Committee elections! All positions are up for grabs and we currently have more candidates than positions, so feel free to volunteer to help! There is a Google Form at https://forms.gle/XUNqwj9iYzGWGKLP6. During the meeting, we will go down the list of Steering positions and have candidates volunteer for the position, in the event of multiple people attempting to volunteer for the same position, we will take a vote.

In addition to the elections, the current Steering Committee will go over the following, exciting topics relating to TriLUG:

  • Meeting format/consistency for the rest of 2021
  • TriLUG operational roadmap
  • Revamping donations
  • Review of 2021
  • Proposed changes for 2021-2022
  • Current projects

Elections!

It is about that time of the year when you get to vote on who will lead trilug next! All positions are up to grab and we do need to fill them up!

Candidates! There are 5 positions (https://trilug.org/about-steering/)

Chair - Vice Chair - Treasurer - PR Officer - SysAdmin -

If you want to be a candidate, make sure you can commit the time and effort. Also, it takes a team to make this work.

No Experience Necessary besides a desire to help the trilug community and learn something.

What does the steering committee do?

  • Plan meeting topics and meeting logistics
  • Keep our server-farm-of-one up-to-date and running
  • Solicit donations from sponsors, offer some value in return the drudgery of paperwork (bank, 501(3)c, etc).

Bottom line is it takes a team to make trilug to work. Without it there is no trilug.

Speech or something. I know things are interesting but it would be nice if people knew you existed if you are a candidate. So, how about an announcement and a bit of a bio? Remember: when you don't you end up with someone like me.

Every single position is fair game.

WHAT ELSE

Floor's open after we do voting.

Meeting Link
https://meet.jit.si/TriLUG20210610. If prompted, the meeting password is TriLUG.

Bio

You can put your bio here!

Sponsor
TriLUG Members Like YOU! Thank you!


May 13 - Linux Turns 30th

2021-05-12

Topic: Linux Turns 30th! And Elections Reminder
Presenter: You!
When: Thursday, 13 May 2021 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm
Where: Online, Jitsi
Parking: Virtual
Map: Video: Will not be Recorded
Speaker notes:
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/277525242/

Summary

This is another discussion event to hide that we do not have a speaker lined up. So, we might as well make it interesting. Chaos is welcome.

Linux turns 30 this year! Some of you were not even alive when Tux started waddling about; others can remember where they were working when Linus Tovards got kiked off minix and said "I will create my own 'nix. With hookers... and blackjack!" And 30 years later of shenanigans and kernels, here we are.

There has been a lot of change in the main Linux distro world, with the big three Cannonical, Red Hat, and Suse.... how has it effected you, how are you adapting, what do you see going forward?

Elections!

Elections are supposed to take place this month but nobody seems excited. So we will postpone it to next month. We do need candidates! Only you can prevent forest fires.

It is about that time of the year when you get to vote to who will lead trilug next! All positions are up to grab and we do need to fill them up! Any current officer who wants to stay for another year needs to be on the ?ballot.?

Because of the COVID-19 thing we will need to look carefully at our bylaws and ignore them: voting will be virtual. Probably something like create a google questionnaire thingie and then put the people there. And then you select all the people you want (maybe an AYE/NAY checkbox?).

WHAT DO WE NEED

Candidates! There are 5 positions (https://trilug.org/about-steering/)

Chair - Vice Chair - Treasurer - PR Officer - SysAdmin -

and we need at least 5 bodies (this is not federal, state, or local elections, so they all have to be alive). Want to be an officer? Nominate yourself. Or nominate someone you like... or not. If you have served and want a change in your position, again, put your name in the hat.

If you want to be a candidate, make sure you can commit the time and effort. Also, it takes a team to make this work.

No Experience Necessary besides a desire to help the trilug community and learn something (something; don't ask me complicate questions). It is actually a great experience; we will help you out.

What does the steering committee do?

  • Plan meeting topics and meeting logistics
  • Keep our server-farm-of-one up-to-date and running
  • Solicit donations from sponsors, offer some value in return the drudgery of paperwork (bank, 501(3)c, etc).

Bottom line is it takes a team to make trilug to work. Without it there is no trilug.

Speech or something. I know things are interesting but it would be nice if people knew you existed if you are a candidate. So, how about an announcement and a bit of a bio? Remember: when you don't you end up with someone like me.

Dates. Since we are still in online mode, this may still be an interesting topic. Officially the elections are on May but we can push it down to June. Also, We can use our meetup page and/or website to post about the candidates.

We do need some way to do the voting. I am open for discussion. I would like to limit the number of dead people voting to a minimum; this is not normal elections but just electing the trilug steering committee.

Every single position is fair game.

WHAT ELSE

Floor's open after we do voting.

Meeting Link
https://meet.jit.si/TriLUG20210512 and the password is TriLUG. See you there!

Bio

You can put your bio here!

Sponsor
TriLUG Members Like YOU! Thank you!


April 08 - Learning Lenovo Linux Life

2021-04-06

Topic: Learning Lenovo Linux Life
Presenter: Mark Pearson
When: Thursday, 08 April 2021 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm
Where: Online, Jitsi
Parking: Virtual
Map: Video: Might be Recorded
Speaker notes: PDF
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/275495299/

Summary

A while ago Lenovo announced they would be selling laptops with Linux from factory instead of Windows. Having a large computer vendor offering that is a nice boost for Linux as a valid desktop/home OS. But, what does that mean to us? How supported is it? What is the long term plan? How much of the shenanigans required to make it work are placed in open source?

How about if we get some info from the horse's mouth? This thursday our speaker is Mark Pearson from Lenovo, who promised he'll give an overview of what Lenovo is doing with Linux, how they work with the open source community, what is involved with getting Linux supported from their side of the fence, and what is to be expected from a Lenovo Linux platform.

He has been warned to expect stutter-inducing questions, so I am counting on you to write down all your issues anf concerns. Don't disappoint me!

Meeting Link
https://meet.jit.si/TriLUG20210408 and the password is TriLUG. See you there!

Bio

Mark Pearson is the technical lead for the Lenovo Linux PC team. He has been working with Linux for almost 20 years, mostly on network switches until 18 months ago when he joined the PC team and found out that PCs are significantly more complicated than network switches - he got introduced to a whole new wonderful world of graphics, audio, touchscreen, fingerprint, power management and a myriad other complexities all crammed into an amazingly small space.

His team is responsible for delivering Linux on over 50 platforms - ranging from the tiny m90n, through almost 30 different laptops and up to their desktop and workstation models. They work with multiple distros with a focus on making sure support for their platforms is upstream so any distribution can work.

Sponsor
TriLUG Members Like YOU! Thank you!


March 11 - All Things SUSE

2021-02-13

Topic: All Things SUSE
Presenter: Dwain Sims
When: Thursday, 11 March 2021 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm
Where: Online, Jitsi
Parking: Virtual
Map: Video: Will Not be Recorded
Speaker notes PDF
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/275495250/

Summary

Long time Trilug Member, and SUSE employee, Dwain Sims will do a presentation on the topic of "All Things SUSE" at the regular Thursday Februrary 11 TriLug Zoom get-together.

Items on the Agenda

  • Brief (very) History of SUSE
  • Current Products
  • OpenSUSE
  • Directions

Meeting Link
https://meet.jit.si/TriLUG20210311 and the password is TriLUG. See you there!

Bio
Dwain Sims has been attending TriLug since 2008. He became a Triangle resident in August 2000, relocating with his wife and 3 (now 4) kids from the Bay Area in California. Dwain has a Master's Degree in Computer Science from West Virginia University, and has worked for so many companies that it's getting hard to count them. Among these were Lockheed, Sun Microsystems, SteelEye Technology, Fusion-io, and SanDisk. He started work at SUSE in March 2018. Dwain likes working in the garden and tending the family's massive poultry flock (3 hens) when he's not messing with some techy thing.

Sponsor
TriLUG Members Like YOU! Thank you!


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Hosting Sponsor

Hosting for TriLUG's infrastructure is provided by:

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3D Printed "TriTuxes" provided by:
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