June 11 - No meeting

2020-06-11

Topic: No meeting But Elections are coming!
Presenter: Nobody
When: Thursday, 11 June 2020 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm
Where: Online
Parking: Wherever you go, there you are
Map: Video: Will Not be Recorded
Speaker notes N/A
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/267709005/

Summary

THE BAD NEWS:

We did not come up with a speaker for this month and there is no trilug office available during the meeting time to host it. I myself am in a meeting with a vendor which might still be going at 6pm. So, I guess we need to can the meeting for this month,

THE GOOD NEWS:

We may be having an online event this month; more on that as we know.

THE NOT SO GOOD NEWS:

Per our bylaws, we were supposed to have run elections for the trilug steering committee in May. But COVID-19 happened. Well, we do need to get that going.

We want to run the election during July's meeting.

WHAT DO WE NEED

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

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.

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.

  1. Speech or something. I know things are interesting but it would be nice if people knew you existed if you are a candidate. Remember: when you don't you end up with someone like me.

  2. Dates. Since we are still in online mode, let's shoot for election in July. We can use our meetup page and/or website to post about the candidates.

  3. 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 politics but just electing the trilug steering committee.

Every single position is fair game.

Bio

Links
dd

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May 14 - Systemd and Home dir

2020-05-10

Topic: Systemd and Homedir: an Open Debate using (hopefully) Jitsi
Presenter: Brave & Opinionated TriLUG Members
When: Thursday, 14 May 2020 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm
Where: Online
Parking: Wherever you go, there you are
Map: Video: Will Not be Recorded
Speaker notes N/A
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/267708997/

Summary

It seems people have lots of opinions about the proposed home directory management that is being pushed by the systemd crowd.

And I want to try jitsi out.

So how about we put them together and make that this month's meeting? Bring your opinions, and maybe even a quick demo or websites or slides to support your claim.

I expect this discussion to be heated with a possible side of disconnection. I would like to see what it takes for it to go boink. So I can see if we can avoid using zoom (I can make it happen through my work but I do want solutions that are tied down to trilug not to a trilug officer).

Who is interested? Expect people who are not aware of those differences to be in the call, so you better do a good job arguing your point in a way others will understand. If you want an opportunity to drag more people to your camp, this is the day.

You have a week to prepare your notes, wash your battle shorts, and clean your microphone. If your cat decides to walk over your keyboard while you try to run your demo, so much the better.

Oh, we will also be on irc and monitoring meetup in case jitsi crashes horribly; I will have zoom on standby.

Bio

Links
dd Here are links to some presentations and websites referred to during the talk:

Links to upcoming events mentioned in the meeting

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March 13 - Coronavirus and TriLUG

2020-03-13

Topic:Coronavirus and TriLUG
Presenter: COVID-19
When: NOW
Where: HERE
Parking: Way over there
Map: Google Maps will get you close, but use the NCSU College of Textiles link for proper directions to building
Video:
Speaker notes
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/267708988/

Summary

  As you have noticed, things have been getting interesting due to the COVID-19. 

To name a few since I type slowly,

  • UNC in Chapel Hill has prohibited gatherings with more than 50 people. Regardless of the wording, it has been interpreted by many as faculty, staff, or student are not to be somewhere with more than that magic number.
  • NCSU has a similar rule but with its limit raised to 100 people.
  • The governor of NC ordered the IEEE SoutheastCon 2020 closed yesterday. I do not know what the few speakers and participants who have flown to Raleigh will do until they are scheduled to fly back.
  • Classes have been cancelled, Spring Break "extended", and online classes replacing physical ones planned.
  • Our own March meeting at the School of Textile was cancelled, with emails sent about the cancellation from both the mailing list and meetup with a link for a virtual meeting instead.

So, how does that affect the TriLUG? Well. let's avoid using weasel words:

All of our live events are cancelled until further notice.

That includes at the very least the planned Kubernetes class in the end of the month and next month's meeting. Hopefully by then the weather would have warmed enough so the virus' grasp will have subsided. Of course the mailing list and irc channel will still be available; they are susceptible to other kinds of infection.

Be prepared for other conferences and events to be cancelled.

I am not going to do the standard "we will be judiciously monitoring the statues of the coronavirus" message since you can keep track of it on your own as well as we do. With that said, if you have questions do ask us. Worse case scenario is we will say we do not know the answer.

And stock on food and water, for you can only eat so much toilet paper.

Bio

COVID-19 a.k.a. the corona virus is not related to a Mexican beer of similar name.

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March 12 - iRODS Executive Overview and Demo

2020-02-29

Topic: iRODS Executive Overview and Demo
Presenter: Terrell Russell, Chief Technologist, iRODS Consortium
When: Thursday, 12 March 2020 - 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 will get you close, but use the NCSU College of Textiles link for proper directions to building
Video:
Speaker notes
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/267708964/

Summary

The Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) is open source data management software used by research, commercial, and governmental organizations worldwide. It is a C++ client/server application that provides a programmatic surface to an organization's infrastructure. The plugin architecture supports microservices, storage systems, authentication, networking, databases, rule engines, and an extensible API. iRODS has been deployed in thousands of locations worldwide, across industries as diverse as oil and gas, life sciences, physical sciences, archives and records management, and media and entertainment. This talk will provide an overview of the technology, some use cases, a live demo, and time for Q&A.

https://github.com/irods/irods_demo

Bio

Terrell Russell works at the iRODS Consortium at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC-Chapel Hill. He oversees the iRODS development team and handles code review, package management, documentation, and high level architecture design. He's interested in distributed systems, metadata, security, and open source software that accelerates science.

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Feb 13 - My Homelab away from home - An update to my personal infrastructure

2020-02-06

Topic: My Home(lab) away from home: An update to my personal infrastructure
Presenter: Jeff Moore
When: Thursday, 13 February 2020 - 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 will get you close, but use the NCSU College of Textiles link for proper directions to building
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE5dCXNjiK0i
Speaker notes PDF
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/267708955/

Summary

Homelabs Homelabs. Who has one? Who doesn't? Jeff Moore will discuss how his use case for a "home"lab has transformed over time and how he manages its necessary components today using Terraform, Ansible, Identity Management, and Elastic Stack. The different ways tasks are automated and the use cases they satisfy will be a heavy focus of this talk.

Bio

Jeff Moore is a Systems Engineer at Bandwidth with a focus on AWS, Kubernetes, and the Elastic stack. He has been an avid Linux user for over half a decade, choosing to focus on the Red Hat family of operating systems.

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Jan 09 - Misusing Docker

2020-01-06

Topic: Misuing Docker for Fun
Presenter: Mauricio Tavares
When: Thursday, 09 January 2020 - 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 will get you close, but use the NCSU College of Textiles link for proper directions to building
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CihB6siIMow
Speaker notes
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/267708930/

Summary

First of all, we will be announcing the some Trilug News. Be there or be square!

About the talk, people use docker -- by itself, in a swarm, or behind kubernetes -- to do software as a service or something like that. But, is that all it can do? Can we use it for other applications when we are too lazy to build a full virtual machine or baremetal server? And, why should we do that?

Bio

According to Gag Halfrunt, Mauricio "iz just zis guy, you know?"

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Dec 12 - Holiday Party

2019-12-05

Topic: A Special December Gathering
Presenter: YOU!
When: Thursday, 12 December 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 will get you close, but use the NCSU College of Textiles link for proper directions to building
Video:
Speaker notes
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/mnstrqyzqbqb/

Summary

Each year, TriLUG holds a special, unusual meeting.

Once again, we are planning on our traditional Science Fair. Come one, come all, and show off your latest toys!

As well, we would like a few suggestions for what we might serve. Should we go with our "traditional" pizza, or something else? How about a Pot Luck?

We hope to see you all on the 12th.

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Nov 14 - Continuous Delivery of Kubernetes Resources at Scale

2019-11-08

Topic: Continuous Delivery of Kubernetes Resources at Scale
Presenter: Adam King
When: Thursday, 14 November 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 will get you close, but use the NCSU College of Textiles link for proper directions to building
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HsBG-f_a_Qi
Speaker notes
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/trilug/events/mnstrqyzpbsb/

Summary

Razee.io is a collection of open source Kubernetes operators that allow us to deliver the dozens of workloads across the thousands of clusters that comprise the IBM Kubernetes Service (IKS). I'll describe the stages of continuous delivery evolution that lead us to create and publish these tools. I'll demonstrate how you can use razee.io to deliver workloads to your favorite Kubernetes cloud.

Bio

Adam King is an IBM Kubernetes Service engineer currently focused on delivering Kubernetes resources at scale. He has been developing software for over 25 years, and with IKS for a little over two years

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