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

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Every 3rd Thursday of the month

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2161 North First St. · San Jose, CA

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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.

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