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Infrastructure Coders July Meetup

Please join us to talk about infrastructure as code. Lonely Planet have kindly offered to host the July meetup and will supply food and beverages.

For those on public transport, the Lonely Planet office is a 10 minute (or less) walk from Footscray train station.

There's a shuttle bus for staff that leaves every about 15 minutes, and there should be one leaving the station at about 6:15pm.

If you're driving a car, there's plenty of parking around at that time.

Or there's ample mooring along the Maribyrnong river if you commute via water.

 

Talks

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Chris Berkout (@chrisberkhoutAt Groundtruth we develop and run a range of web-based geospatial apps and services for clients mostly in local government. I'll start by talking about what we've done in the last 6 months to tidy up our servers and code, then open it up for an audience discussion of what we should do next and what we could look into.

 

Dashboardapalooza extravaganza The idea has been floated for a Dashboardapalooza extravaganza for our July meetup! Do you have a dashboard at work?  Probably most of us do have some kind.  Help out your fellow infracoder and give a lightning talk on your office dashboard.  Tell us about what makes it tick.  Dive into your favourite feature, and how you make use of it day to day. Business metrics, application metrics, custom nagios dashboards or off-the-shelf dashboards. Please bring along a couple of screenshots (if you'd like to share). I think we'll be able to learn a lot from each other.

 

 

Please contact Matt (@geekle) or David (@dlutzy) if you'd like to present a longer talk.


 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Ironically, having suggested it, I missed out on the dashboardapalooza. Does anyone have screenshots or notes of really cool stuff that was shown?

    July 10, 2013

    • Michael D.

      I took a few rough notes of the dashboards shown... Gecko board, Sensu Dash, Dashing (Ruby), Team Dashboard, Graphite (with 'Etsy Skyline' and 'Giraffe' also mentioned)

      July 11, 2013

  • Michael M.

    I was struck during Chris's talk that Ground Truth are serving a suite of databases to clients, mobile and in-house, a classic heterogeneous data environment. I think [hope] the take-away point was that Chris is grappling with trying to transition a 'prototype' into a 'production' environment, and I think a lot of very helpful advice was given. In relation to Postgres/PostGIS, suggestions were made about using Heroku. Chris might also consider using pgBouncer, which is a lightweight connection pooler for Postgres, with the ability to assign server connections for a whole session or even a single transaction [on a heavily loaded system]. Database backups are handled through Slony---provided Chris is using Postgres 9.2+, he can go Slony MOVE SET, and it will replicate and backup to a new server or servers, which can then be brought into production with pgBouncer, the clients being unaware that a server upgrade has occurred.

    July 10, 2013

  • Matthew J.

    Hi all,
    The tool I was talking about, Depicted... Is spelt 'dpxdt' (makes sense right?)
    See more information about it here: https://dpxdt-test.appspot.com/

    2 · July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all,

    Who was I talking to tonight about GeoServer... a guy working for DSE / DEPI. I'm sorry, I didn't catch your name.

    Cheers,
    Chris

    July 9, 2013

    • Peter D.

      Hi, that was me. I had to exit to try and get home. My email is [masked]

      July 10, 2013

  • Sam M.

    Bad traffic coming into footscray from the city around west Melbourne.

    July 9, 2013

    • Noemi

      Oh we'll, even if late, worth the ride for a few beers in good company. Hope there'll be some left ;-)

      1 · July 9, 2013

    • Noemi

      Yay !! Made it to the building... :-)

      July 9, 2013

  • AJ

    vehicle troubles :(

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just started getting some work done after everyone had gone home. Not going to make IC ☹

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Arrr. :(

    July 9, 2013

  • Rob L.

    Parking available tonight?

    July 9, 2013

    • Darragh K.

      There is loads of parking available outside which is free after 6pm I think.

      July 9, 2013

  • Darragh K.

    10 mins walk from footscray station (Werribee/Williamstown/Laverton lines)

    http://goo.gl/maps/03TLk

    Head towards the Maribyrnong.

    July 4, 2013

    • Den M.

      Also bus 220 from Queen St (or even along St Kilda Rd) will get you there pretty quickly - barring shitty traffic. Just get off after you cross the maribyrnong.

      July 4, 2013

  • Julian D.

    I think I may have been to the LP office once or twice before...

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Paul S.

    Ahhh.. Just worked out my wife is in Korea for work that week and I'm home with the kids. #grumpycat

    June 26, 2013

  • Sam M.

    I'll bring my stab proof vest to this one.

    June 26, 2013

    • David L.

      Oh it's not so bad. I worked in Footscray for years and hardly ever got stabbed.

      4 · June 26, 2013

  • Andrew J C.

    out of town (and country) for this one - I guess I'll have to wait another year before I visit LP!

    June 26, 2013

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