September 8 - Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Linux Engineers

2016-08-22


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/


August 18 - Hack Night!

2016-08-17

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.


August 11th - Installing Linux and Configuring Networking on White Box Switches

2016-07-29

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/


July 21 - Hack Night!

2016-07-20

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.





Raspberry Pi Talks

2016-06-03

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQAHYR6u8NI

TriLUG's July meeting is a series of short talks about Raspberry Pi (also referred to as RPi).

In the past, the RPi topic has attracted perhaps the largest attendance in the history of TriLUG. We are revisiting this topic due to popular demand. We will begin our talks at the level of an advanced 2nd grader Hacking Minecraft Pi. Midway we will learn at the level of a Red Hat Principal Software Engineer on the topic of RPi in the aviation community. Then we shall culminate at the highest levels of academia with a Professor and Textile Engineering Program Director at North Carolina State University on the topic of Real-Time Data Acquisition with the Raspberry Pi.

1st RPi Topic: Minecraft hacking with python on the Raspberry Pi Presenter: Emmett Miller Abstract: Hacking Minecraft Pi Edition in real time with python on the Raspberry Pi is a great introduction to programming and python. This presentation will show how to get started with Minecraft Pi Edition as well as provide a brief demonstration. Bio: A rising 2nd grader at Brooks Elementary, Emmett Miller is a seasoned gamer and Linux user. In the future he wants to work as a software engineer for Mojang to work on Minecraft.

2nd RPi Topic: Aircraft Navigation with Stratux Presenter: Michael Hrivnak Abstract: The general aviation community is using RPis with software defined radios and a USB GPS, combined with an OSS project called "stratux", to make a device that's useful in the cockpit for navigation. http://stratux.me/ Bio: Michael Hrivnak is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat and Team Lead for the Pulp Project. With strong experience in both software and systems engineering, he is excited to be writing software for systems engineers. Michael is passionate about open source software, live music, general aviation, and reducing energy consumption. https://twitter.com/michael_hrivnak https://www.linkedin.com/in/mhrivnak

3rd RPi Topic: Real-Time Data Acquisition with the Raspberry Pi Presenter: Warren Jasper, PhD, PE Abstract: The Raspberry Pi is an extremely versatile and inexpensive SBC capable of many of the functions found in laptops and desktops. However, it lacks the hardware (other than GPIO) to perform basic real-time data acquisition such as A/D, D/A, temperature measurement, counters and timers. This talk will demonstrate how to interface data acquisition devices to the Raspberry Pi using open-source tools via USB, Bluetooth, & Ethernet. Bio: Warren Jasper is Professor and Textile Engineering Program Director at North Carolina State University. https://textiles.ncsu.edu/blog/team/warren-jasper/

Our previous RPi talk was a huge success. Details about that event and video can be found here http://www.trilug.org/2013-01-10/Raspberry_Pi

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/


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