Note: This is a joint UUASC-LA / LinuxLA meetup and is on the Second Thursday of the month. This presentation is dress rehearsal for Chason's presentation at OSCON 2013 later this month.
About the Presentation:
Federated software is an incredibly important concept to a free and open Internet. It allows people to interact independently in ways not mediated by an overarching corporation. With the increasingly availability of inexpensive Virtual Private Servers (VPS), anyone can run their own Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Gmail, and Google Talk alternatives.
The talk will cover:
- Importance of federated software in an open world
- Overview of several alternatives to popular hosted services
- Basics of setting up and running these services on a VPS
- Using POSSE to make the content of federated services visible on Facebook, etc.
At the end of this talk, participants will have an understanding of what federated services are, why they are important, and how to run their own.
After the presentation you are welcome to join us across the street at Islands for further discussion.
ChasonChaffin is a programmer working on pretty much anything to do with the web. He is interested in technology, social media, and the culture that the intermix of the two creates. Chason's work currently involves small, focused projects that have an immediate impact on his coworker's day to day productivity.
Chason is a software engineer for (mt) Media Temple and his personal blog can be found at http://pinkrobot.org/ .
Regarding the location Q...
Really easy! (But look at a map as any good nerd would do beforehand!)
If you're approaching on the 405 south or north, take the Howard Hughes Parkway exit and turn right onto Park Terrace Drive. Turn left onto Center Drive (Park Terrace Drive ends there in a "T") and enter the parking for the Howard Hughes Promenade by turning left into the parking structures for it.
If you're approaching via Sepulveda Boulevard, turn east onto Center Drive and enter the parking for the Howard Hughes Promenade by turning left into the parking structures for it. Center Drive intersects Sepulveda Boulevard just south of Centinela Avenue and just north of the Howard Hughes Parkway on-ramp to the 405.
Note that traffic on the 405 does tend to pile up at that bend, so make sure you're in the correct lane for getting off, and maybe be realistic about your estimate for how much time to allow at that time of the day (especially on your first visit). It's the 405 at the Howard Hughes complex bend at rush hour!
PARKING: Plentiful parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street for a $2. Avoid the parking structure behind 6080 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive.
SECURITY: there is a security desk in the lobby, in case they ask, let them know you're going to Q's office at suite 925
The UUASC (http://uuasc.org) is for all persons using UNIX either personally or professionally, or interested in learning more about UNIX. We recognize all varieties of UNIX, including (without prejudice) SCO, Linux, SVr4, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, and BSD. This is a good place to meet others with similar interests and broaden your skills and knowledge.
We meet on the first Thursday of the month in L.A. and the second Monday of the month in Orange County.
Both UUASC chapters are open to everyone; there is no separate membership, we would like you to join our general mailing list so that you can join in the conversation between meetings.