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Docker Hack Day - April 5th


What: Docker Hack Day
When: Saturday, April 5th at 9:15am - 4:00pm EDT. Meet in lobby at 9:00.
Where: Annex at Red Hat Tower, 190 E Davie St, Raleigh NC.
RSVP: Please email jackhill@jackhill.us to let him know you're coming (so you can get into the building), by 5:00pm on Thursday, April 3rd.

Thanks to Vincent Batts and his recent presentation, we have been exposed to the many possibilities of lightweight containers and easy management with docker. Instead of merely marveling at the possibilities, I would like to try to use docker to accomplish some real world tasks so I can better understand what types of problems I can use docker to solve. Let's meet Saturday, April 5th at 9:15am EDT at Red Hat's Raleigh offices. We can start by going through the quick start documentation and making sure everyone can run docker on their machines. Then we can hack on projects (e.g. a containerized email system) and share what we learn. If you have other ideas you would like to explore, please share them here. If possible, try installing docker before arriving as that will speed things along. This will be an hands on workshop, so please bring a computer.

Directions
Parking this weekend is $7 in all parking garages on Wilmington St, including the one in Red Hat Tower, due to special events. (Red Hat does not control the parking garage.) Street parking will be free and plentiful, especially at 9am, but leave a few extra minutes to find a space.

The Annex has a separate entrance, not in the main Red Hat lobby. From the main entrance to Red Hat Tower, proceed east on Davie St. (toward Blount), and look to your right as you approach Blount St. There will be an entrance marked "The Annex at Red Hat Tower" at 190 E Davie St.

If you park in the garage, there is an elevator in the North-East corner. Take it to ground level, and when you exit, the Annex will be immediately to your right.

Public Transit
The Moore Square bus station is 1 block away. It is the end point for most bus routes in Raleigh, and many TTA busses from all over the Triangle go there. More info is available from Triangle Transit directly. From the bus station, proceed south on Blount St, cross Davie St, and The Annex is just to the right on Davie St next to Calavera.

The Amtrak station is about 7 blocks away, although there are only a few trains per day.

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March 13 Meeting: Docker


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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February 13 Meeting: Ansible (Rescheduled to April)

Topic: Ansible
Presenter: Joseph Tate
When: Thursday, 13th February 2014, 7pm (pizza from 6.45pm)
Where: NC State Engineering Building II Room TBA, Centennial Campus

This meeting was rescheduled to the April Meeting due to the severe snow storm in February 2014.

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January 9 Meeting: What's new in MySQL 5.6 and Percona Server 5.6


Topic: What's new in MySQL 5.6 and Percona Server 5.6
Presenter: Peter Zaitsev
When: Thursday, 9th January 2014, 7pm (pizza from 6.45pm)
Where: NC State Engineering Building II Room 1025, Centennial Campus
Parking: The parking decks and Oval Drive street parking are free after 5pm
Map: Google Maps
Video: Internet Archive
Slides: MySQL-5.6-and-Percona-Server-5.6.pdf

Abstract:
Overview of new features and performance improvements found in MySQL 5.6 and Percona Server 5.6. through practical approach of why does it matter for you and to what production use cases do they benefit.

Bio:
Peter managed the High Performance Group within MySQL until 2006, when he founded Percona. Peter has a Master's Degree in Computer Science and is an expert in database kernels, computer hardware, and application scaling.

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December 12 Meeting: Holiday Demo & Social Party


Topic: Holiday Demo & Social Party
Presenter: You!
When: Thursday, December 12, 7pm
Where: SplatSpace, 331 W. Main St., Durham, NC
Map: http://splatspace.org/location/
RSVP: Signup Form

You are invited to the Triangle Linux Users Group's annual Holiday Demo Party ! Come and socialize with other like minded Free and Open Source enthusiasts from all over the Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill area. We plan to do catering again like last year.

Please RSVP using the above form. This will enable us to budget food and space.

Demos
Share your passion by bringing a project or product to show off. As we get more demos we'll try to keep the list up to date!



New Search for MediaWiki
Nik Everett
Day job is writing a new search for Mediawiki which is pretty cool. Can show it off if anyone cares to see it.


The Privacy-Protecting Tails Linux Distro
Sean Alexandre
Come try out Tails, a live USB Linux distro aimed at preserving your privacy and anonymity. https://tails.boum.org/


LibreOffice Base Demo
Jeremy Davis
I have built a couple of LibreOffice Base databases I would like to share. One I use weekly to publish the Triangle Area Career Development Newsletter. The DB helps to manage and gather meeting info of our local groups and builds the newsletter formatted with HTML. I have built a nice task tracker to show off as well, which was developed over time at my work place in MS Access but then recreated with LibreOffice Base as a project to compare the two. I will demonstrate valuable timesaving features of the awesome LibreOffice Base program, which comes free with most Linux distros.


Amateur Radio in the Digital Age
Kevin Otte
Laptops showing software, brochures, interactive discussion, (if internet) remote controlled transceiver


Travis Continuous Integration
Michael Hrivnak
I will show how TravisCI integrates with GitHub projects


Making PCB's
Pete Soper
Designing and fabricating PCB's for your Open Hardware projects


Pi AC Remote
Ted Pudlik
A web app running on the Raspberry Pi that I use to control my living room air conditioner. Extension to multiple rooms is a work in progress!


SpamAway
Matt Brown
A concept (nothing written yet) for a new approach to fighting spam


RPi rover
Nathan Yinger
Simple rover with a camera, controlled and viewed by browser


Automated brewery
Darren Boss
Partially completed automated beer brewing rig. Vessel filling, valve, heat, cooling, pump control are all automated by open source hardware and software.


Nerf mod
Cate and Allie Grey
Allie will demo her latest nerf mod

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