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  • BayLISA Monthly General Meeting

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  • BayLISA Monthly General Meeting

    Paypal (TownHall Bldg)

  • Autonomous Log Monitoring: Using machine learning for auto incident detection

    Autonomous Log Monitoring: Using machine learning for auto incident detection Speaker: Larry Lancaster - Founder and CTO @ Zebrium Abstract: We use logs to root cause software incidents, so why aren't they the ultimate source for detecting these incidents? Log monitoring is stuck in the human-driven "index-and-search" paradigm of 20 years ago. Searching and poking around logs is slow, "dumb" alert rules cause alert fatigue, and smarter alert rules are fragile. Speaker Bio: Larry Lancaster is the founder and CTO of Zebrium. He started Zebrium with the vision that machine learning could be used to automatically detect software incidents by structuring and learning patterns in logs and metrics. Before Zebrium, Larry was Chief Data Scientist at Nimble Storage, founding that company's data science team and architecting/implementing their peta-scale platform for automation and analytics. He also started NetApp's Engineering Informatics Group as Senior Engineer, invented Glassbeam's ETL-focused SPL technology as CTO/Co-Founder, and received a leadership award from the International Congress on Neural Networks as graduate student. The future of log monitoring can't remain stuck in the manual "index-and-search" world - it must be autonomous! Learn about and see a demo of an approach that uses unsupervised machine learning to automatically detect and help find the root cause of incidents. Our meetings are scheduled for 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month. BayLISA includes system and network administrators across a range of skill levels. BayLISA meets to discuss topics of interest to system administrators and managers. The meetings are free and open to the public. We always welcome presentation topics and volunteer speakers. Use the "Contact us" link on this page to get in touch with BayLISA's directors.

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  • Congratulations! You may already be an IPv6 network operator or developer!

    For the past decade, ISPs deployed IPv6 in parallel with IPv4. Many people already run IPv6 on their home networks without being aware of it. Meanwhile, computer vendors added IPv6 functionality to high level programming APIs. Many applications already use IPv6 without the developer even being aware of it! This talk will cover: 1) How to determine whether your network already runs IPv6. 2) Review IPv6 addressing. 3) Overview of the IPv6 protocol, with an emphasis of its similarity to IPv4 and interoperability with lower layer (Ethernet) and higher layer (TCP/UDP) protocols. 4) How to determine whether your application already uses IPv6. 5) Examples of lower-level and higher-level network API’s, and how some of them automatically use IPv6. 6) How an application decides whether to use IPv4 or IPv6 when making connections. Bio: Darrell worked as a UNIX system administrator, Network engineer, and Network manager for 25 years. This included being in charge of the initial production network deployments of IPv6 at both Cisco and Apple. Now retired from the on-call rotation, he develops network management applications in Swift for the MacOS App Store. ---- Our meetings are scheduled for 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month. BayLISA includes system and network administrators across a range of skill levels. BayLISA meets to discuss topics of interest to system administrators and managers. The meetings are free and open to the public. We always welcome presentation topics and volunteer speakers. Use the "Contact us" link on this page to get in touch with BayLISA's directors.

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  • BayLISA Monthly General Meeting - Short but Cool Session

    Paypal (TownHall Bldg)

    The December 2019 BayLISA meeting is a Short But Cool session. We are still looking for a couple more short talks... If you've got something you'd like to present, demonstrate, or otherwise cover in an approximately 10-15 minute "session," please let us know. Our meetings are scheduled for 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month. BayLISA includes system and network administrators across a range of skill levels. BayLISA meets to discuss topics of interest to system administrators and managers. The meetings are free and open to the public. We always welcome presentation topics and volunteer speakers. Use the "Contact us" link on this page to get in touch with BayLISA's directors.

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  • Computer Security: The Mess We're In, How We Got Here, and What to do About It

    There are dozens of companies selling products to solve your Identity and Access Management (IAM) problems. Why so many? Because IAM is really hard. But why is IAM so hard? I hope to convince you in this talk that the reason is that our approach to IAM is fundamentally flawed. The talk includes my personal theory of how we got into this mess and a strategy for getting out of it. Bio: Alan Karp has a Ph.D. in Astronomy and was an assistant professor at Dartmouth College until he found out that he was expected to spend all his time writing grant proposals. He then went over to the dark side, doing 15 to life at IBM and 20+ years at HP. Alan has published over 100 papers and tech reports and is actually proud of a few of the more than 75 patents he holds. ----- BayLISA meetings are scheduled for 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month. BayLISA includes system and network administrators across a range of skill levels. BayLISA meets to discuss topics of interest to system administrators and managers. The meetings are free and open to the public. We always welcome presentation topics and volunteer speakers. Use the "Contact us" link on this page to get in touch with BayLISA's directors.

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  • Nodeless Kubernetes

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    This talk is about "nodeless" Kubernetes. Nodeless or serverless systems, like AWS Fargate, Azure ACI, or Elotl Milpa, will let you focus on designing and building your applications instead of managing the underlying infrastructure. Right-sized cloud VM instances are started for pods as they get created, and terminated once the pod has finished running. The audience will be introduced to the key concepts in the nodeless landscape and also shown a live demo. ---- Speaker Bio: Vilmos Nebehaj is a Founding Engineer at Elotl, working on cloud native toolchains and serverless systems. Before Elotl, he was a Software Engineer and Architect on the Core and Cloud Teams at Sauce Labs. ---- Our meetings are scheduled for 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month. BayLISA includes system and network administrators across a range of skill levels. BayLISA meets to discuss topics of interest to system administrators and managers. The meetings are free and open to the public. We always welcome presentation topics and volunteer speakers. Use the "Contact us" link on this page to get in touch with BayLISA's directors.

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  • Apache Kafka Data Durability

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    Data durability refers to preventing data loss due to foreseen or unforeseen failures. This is not a simple true or false question that can be answered through software design but involves architecting, hardware, software, and operational practices. Bruce Markey will discuss data durability using Apache Kafka which has features that are typical for distributed systems clusters and some features that may be unique. Bruce Markey has been a Silicon Valley System Administrator dating back to 1990 and has been a member of BayLISA since the first meeting in the early '90s. In recent years he has been an Operations Engineer for distributed systems at Amazon's A9 and Twitter, and an enterprise software Technical Support Engineer for Couchbase and currently Confluent. Confluent was founded by the original developers of Apache Kafka. --- Our meetings are scheduled for 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month. BayLISA includes system and network administrators across a range of skill levels. BayLISA meets to discuss topics of interest to system administrators and managers. The meetings are free and open to the public. We always welcome presentation topics and volunteer speakers. Use the "Contact us" link on this page to get in touch with BayLISA's directors.

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  • Self-Hosting For Mortals - Effortlessly run Apps on your Servers using Cloudron

    This month at BayLISA we will learn about Cloudron from Girish Ramakrishnan. Girish is the co-founder of Cloudron. He is a privacy enthusiast and has this crazy idea that in an enlightened future, everyone will own and operate a smartserver to accompany their smartphone. This will give them complete control and ownership of their data. He is an engineer by trade and has contributed to many FOSS projects including Qt, WebKit, KDE, Crosswalk and Haraka. These days he copy/pastes code from the internet and calls himself a full stack developer. About the Talk: Today, all of us have a smartphone in our pocket. These supercomputers have more computing power than the ones used by NASA during the Apollo mission. Everyone and their mom can install apps on their phones. Apps are deployed sandboxed and kept automatically updated. Nobody thinks about "managing" a phone. The same experience does not exist for the server market. While servers can be spun up within seconds at any public cloud provider, installing apps like a blog, a chat, a wiki remains a time consuming and daunting task. The constant effort required to keep apps up-to-date and secure deters most people from self-hosting. In this talk, we will cover: * Why self-host at all? * The challenges to self-hosting apps * How containers provides a unique app delivery and deployment mechanism * How the Cloudron solution greatly simplifies managing apps on your server. This will be very technical and we will cover the Cloudron architecture in detail. Join us! Our meetings are scheduled for 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month. BayLISA includes system and network administrators across a range of skill levels. BayLISA meets to discuss topics of interest to system administrators and managers. The meetings are free and open to the public. We always welcome presentation topics and volunteer speakers. Use the "Contact us" link on this page to get in touch with BayLISA's directors.

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