Mailing Lists

2014-08-27

Participation on these mailing lists is not the same as membership in the LUG. Meetings are the best way to get to know your fellow TriLUG members or to become a member. TriLUG meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Please note that it is TriLUG policy that the mailing lists archives be publicly accessible. All posts are plain text only and limited to 20kB in size. All html, attachments, etc are automatically stripped.

We are currently experiencing problems with Yahoo/AOL/Hotmail/AT&T email adddresses due to a Yahoo's new anti-spam implementation. (Bill Farrow 2014-10-06)

These are the main TriLUG mailing lists:

  • TriLUG Announce Mailing List. This is for Meeting Announcements and other important notices. This is not a discussion list and only the Steering Committee can post to it. Very low volume of emails.
  • TriLUG General Mailing List. General discussion on Linux and other topics. Email volume and subject matter range widely.
  • Linux-ham Mailing List for the discussion of using Linux with Amateur Radio.
  • TriLUG Steering Committee Mailing List. This is a closed list for the steering committee members to coordinate meetings and the day-to-day operation of the LUG.

Visit the Mailman interface to gain access to all of the available lists through the GNU Mailman software.


TriLUG/DurLUG bash Bashing Workshop

2014-08-12

Topic: TriLUG/DurLUG bash Bashing Workshop When: Saturday, 6th September 2014, 1-5pm Where: Splat Space - Durham's Hackerspace, 331 W. Main St - Basement, Durham, NC

For more information refer to the Meetup Page.


Meeting 14 August: Bash Shell

2014-07-21

Topic: Bash Shell Presenter: Brian Gerard When: Thursday, 14th August 2014, 7pm (pizza from 6.45pm) Where: NC State Engineering Building II Room 1021, Centennial Campus Parking: The parking decks and Oval Drive street parking are free after 5pm Map: Google Maps Video: YouTube Slides: PDF and code on GitHub

Synopis: As Linux users, we spend a lot of our time on the command line, in the shell. And the most popular shell in Linux-land is bash, GNU's Bourne-Again shell. Many users never move beyond the simple execution of a few well-known commands, but there is a lot more that can be done if you learn how.

In this talk, we will go over some less-frequently-used options to some well-known commands and show how they can be put together into more powerful command line constructs. From there, we will explore some of the more useful built-in features of bash and demonstrate how they can be assembled into new commands.

The goal is to give the audience a glimpse into the real power of bash, along with some guidance on how to incorporate some of that power into their own environments and daily workflows.

Bio: Brian Gerard has been working with various *nixes, and Linux specifically, since the mid-'90s, as a Systems Administrator, a Software Engineer, and an end user. After eight years developing abuse defenses for Yahoo! and training their engineers, he now uses his expertise doing deployment automation and security work for WebAssign.

Whatever the role, throughout his career he has found the shell to be an invaluable tool; first using csh, eventually moving to tcsh, and finally (after a friend made it his personal mission to get him to switch), bash. His startup files are the stuff of legend, he has more aliases than your average mafioso, and his prompt decorations have been known to bring tears of joy to the eyes of even the most jaded of sysadmins.


July 10 Meeting - Hadoop

2014-06-13

Topic: Hadoop Presenter: Kristopher Kane When: Thursday, 10th July 2014, 7pm (pizza from 6.45pm) Where: NC State Engineering Building II Room 1021, Centennial Campus Parking: The parking decks and Oval Drive street parking are free after 5pm Map: Google Maps Video: YouTube

Synopis: What is Hadoop? The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models. It is designed to scale up from single servers to thousands of machines, each offering local computation and storage. Rather than rely on hardware to deliver high-availability, the library itself is designed to detect and handle failures at the application layer, so delivering a highly-available service on top of a cluster of computers, each of which may be prone to failures. (http://hadoop.apache.org)

This introduction to Hadoop will briefly cover its history and then dive deeply into where the Hadoop ecosystem is today using the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). After the history session we'll talk about the main components, cluster operation, software development and tie the ecosystem components together. Lastly, there will be a demonstration of the popular tools used for data manipulation and querying.

If you wish to follow along with the demonstration download the HDP Sandbox VM here: http://hortonworks.com/products/hortonworks-sandbox/

Bio: Kristopher Kane is a systems architect at Hortonworks and lives in Fuquay-Varina.


Steering

2014-06-11

Current Steering Committee Members:

  • Chair - Brian Gerard
  • Vice Chair - Mauricio Tavares
  • PR Officer - Donald Frustaglio
  • Treasurer - Michael Hrivnak
  • SysAdmin - Aaron Schrab

The Steering Committee is a body elected to one year terms whose primary responsibility is to ensure that TriLUG remains a stable, organized, legal entity. Generally, within TriLUG, the Steering Committee also acts to organize, schedule, and conduct meetings.

If you would like to look at the rules that govern TriLUG from a legal point of view, please take a look at the Articles Of Incorporation. These are the founding principles and guidelines that the Steering Committee is elected to protect.

If you have any questions regarding, but not limited to, any of the following areas, please feel free to contact the Steering Committee using the contact link.

  • Establishing a corporate or private donation to TriLUG
  • Sponsoring pizza and drinks for a meeting
  • Interest in posting a possible employment opportunity to TriLUG's mailing list
  • Interest or concern with TriLUG's direction or plans
  • Concern over the content of the mailing lists or websites

If you would like to send us US Postal mail, the address is:

Triangle Linux Users Group PO Box 37874 Raleigh, NC 27627

June 12 Meeting: Women in F/OSS Panel presented by GDI-RDU

2014-05-29

Topic: Women in F/OSS Presented by: The Raleigh-Durham chapter of Girl Develop It, with moderator Julia Elman. When: Thursday, 12th June 2014, 7pm (pizza from 6:50pm) Where: NC State Engineering Building 2 Room 1021, Centennial Campus Parking: The parking decks and Oval Drive street parking are free after 5pm Public Transit: Wolfline Summer Service and Capital Area Transit. Sponsor: Open Invention Network Video: YouTube

Come hear from talented women who are contributing to various Free and/or Open Source Software (F/OSS) projects.

Confirmed Panelists:

Karen Tracey: Django Core Committer, Lead Developer and Technical Manager at Caktus Consulting Group, LLC., Crossword Constructor and Crazy Cat Lady.

Andrea Villanes: Co-founder of Women in Technology PerĂº, winner of the Anita Pass-It-On award for her outreach work in PerĂº, and Data Scientist at the Institute for Advanced Analytics.

Sandi Metz: Sandi Metz distilled 30+ years of experience into her book "Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby" (http://poodr.com), which reflects a deep bias towards practical solutions and working software. She worked for many years at Duke University but now independently consults and teaches.

Amy Hendrix: Amy Hendrix is a regular core contributor and community leader for WordPress. She works as a Web Engineer at 10up.com, teaches on web-dev-related matters for Girl Develop It, and messes around with swords.

Lenore Ramm: Development/tier-4 support/operations for Identity Management team at Duke. An artist with a bachelor's in Computer Science.

UPDATE: A previous version of this page listed a panelist who withdrew due to a scheduling conflict.

Sponsor Open Invention Network


May 8 Meeting: SystemD

2014-04-02

Topic: SystemD Presenter: David Both When: Thursday, 8th May 2014, 7pm (pizza from 6.45pm) Where: NC State Engineering Building II Room 1021, Centennial Campus Parking: The parking decks and Oval Drive street parking are free after 5pm Map: Google Maps Video: Hangout OnAir (during the meeting) Slides: SystemV-vs-systemd (Presentation), SystemV-vs-systemd (Lab Project)

Abstract: This presentation will briefly review the Linux boot process and the old SystemV startup process. It will then discuss in more detail the startup process using systemd, and the reasons for creating the new systemd daemon and some of the advantages it provides. We will also discuss configuration files and some of the more common commands required to cause systemd to do our bidding. Backward compatibility will also be covered.

Bio: David Both is a Linux and Open Source advocate who resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has been in the IT industry for over thirty years and taught OS/2 for IBM where he worked for over 20 years. While at IBM, he wrote the first training course for the original IBM PC in 1981. He has taught RHCE classes for Red Hat and has worked at MCI Worldcom, Interpath, Cisco, and the State of North Carolina. He currently works as President, Trainer, Senior Consultant, and janitor for Millennium Technology Consulting LLC. He has been working with Linux and Open Source Software for more than 15 years.

David has written articles for OS/2 Magazine, Linux Magazine and Linux Journal. His article "Complete Kickstart," co-authored with a colleague at Cisco, was ranked 9th in the Linux Magazine Top Ten Best System Administration Articles list for 2008.

David can be reached at dboth@millennium-technology.com


March 13 Meeting: Docker

2014-02-24

Topic: Docker Presenter: Vincent Batts When: Thursday, 13th March 2014, 7pm (pizza from 6.45pm) Where: NC State Engineering Building II Room 1021, Centennial Campus Parking: The parking decks and Oval Drive street parking are free after 5pm Map: Google Maps Video: YouTube (lost the start of the meeting)

Abstract: What is docker (https://www.docker.io), and how can it help me?

Linux containers are self-sufficient ways to deploy isolated applications for testing, developing, or running applications at scale. Come for a workshop on how to leverage this technology for more robust continuous integration, and developing/deploying across a diverse landscape of distributions.

We'll go over the fundamentals: * Building a image for your application (if you're not a developer, that is ok :-) * Wiring up that image for your use case * Shipping that image (or even publishing it for others)

Feel free to bring your questions on docker-based solutions!

Bio: Vincent Batts is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat. He has specialized in content delivery to customers, and more recently joined the Openshift team. Vincent's years of Linux and open-source involvement, including development work on Slackware and Fedora, have lead to exciting new opportunities with OpenShift and the docker community.


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