August: Formal Presentations

  • August 25, 2014 · 7:00 PM

Ops! Devs! All!

We are meeting at M-Go in Culver City for an evening of formal presentations and Q&A.  First off is Nathan from Verizon EdgeCast:

Visualizing AS paths through the Internet using RIPE/ATLAS
Nathan Moore, Web Performance Engineer, Verizon EdgeCast

RIPE's ATLAS project allows the collection of RUM (Real User Metric) data from across the Internet.  Returning results in JSON format, Nathan shares a visualization tool which creates a tree showing the AS paths from the geographically distributed RIPE clients and a common destination and the process and challenges he went through to create it.


Our second talk is from Daryll from Technicolor:

Scale Computing When Bandwidth is the Problem
Daryll Strauss, VP of Software Engineering, Technicolor

Feature film production creates large files that need to be processed very quickly. This talk will discuss these requirements and how they change the requirements of the data center.

Daryll is a software engineer that has been using the net before there was an Internet. His first job after college included running a MILNET IMP. He’s always owned and run Unix systems, so when Linux became available he started running it on every computer he owns. Since then he’s contributed open source code to both XFree86 and the Linux kernel. He developed the first hardware accelerated 3D solution for Linux using 3Dfx hardware. He spent the last 25 years working on the back side of Hollywood. During that time he built the cluster of DEC Alpha Linux systems used to render the film, “Titanic”, which was the first use of Linux in a major motion picture, and helped contribute to the effects for two films that won awards for their visual effects. These days Daryll is on the board of a Crash Space, a hacker space in Culver City, and is VP of Software Engineering for Technicolor, where he is leading a team that wants to change the way Hollywood produces film and television content.


Sponsor information:

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For every three signups with this unique link we will give away a free pass to Velocity NY.  Velocity is a wonderful conference and an excellent learning and networking opportunity.

In addition to the above, we have continued sponsorship from Verizon EdgeCast.

We thank our sponsors for supporting us!


See you there,

The LA DevOps Team

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    • Adrian O.

      There is a difference between putting an endorsement stamp on something, and showing up with engineers to contribute to Open Source. Only time will tell which of these approaches VMWare is planning to take. I honestly hope this is not a bunch of hot air, and they actually work to improve the substance of the various Open Source projects they have suddenly claimed to align with. I can tell you that to date, this is not in VMWare's DNA anywhere that I have seen.

      1 · August 26

  • Adrian O.

    It was worth my time to come out. Thanks to Daryll and Nathan for the presentations, and to Chris, Carlo, and everyone else who helped to organize this meetup.

    1 · August 26

  • Jessica D.

    another great meetup, thanks!

    1 · August 26

  • Jennifer

    This event was very well organized. The amount of pizza itself was impressive, besides the actual presentations. Now I know what a POP is.

    2 · August 26

  • Matti S

    As Jordan mentioned, SCALE 13x Call For Papers is open now, and as Carlo mentioned it is time to start planning the DevOps day at SCALE 13x. SCALE 13x is scheduled for Feb[masked] at the LAX Hilton
    http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale13x

    1 · August 25

  • murriel

    Link to the STEM in LA meetup this Wednesday at FILD IT in El Segundo! http://meetu.ps/2tZncW

    3 · August 25

  • Matti S

    FYI - Drupal Camp LA / PHP mini-camp coming up Sat-Sun Sept[masked] at UCI. Free community run event. iirc they are still open for presentation submissions as well as looking for additional sponsors.
    https://2014.drupalcampla.com/

    1 · August 25

  • A former member
    A former member

    Want to go to Velocity NY and save $300 while helping out LA DevOps? Use discount code USRG300 at http://oreil.ly/1pH8eqz -- we give away a free pass with every 3 signups!

    1 · August 25

  • John D.

    Outta town that day. Next time :)

    August 19

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