• Chef/Habitat - joint meetup w/ LOPSA

    This will be a joint meetup with LOPSA and the Chef user group Speaker Jessica DeVita - Habitat, a new open source project from Chef Habitat exists to solve the problem of how we build, deploy, and manage applications. As Marc Andreessen declared in 2011, “software is eating the world”. In every sector, in every industry, from small startups to the largest of enterprises, we see software at the center of how we build and run our companies, and how we interact with our customers. This shift forces us all to become fast, efficient, software-driven organizations—or lose out to a competitor who is. This challenge is not simply technical. It is also organizational and it is cultural. We have to change the way we work together, hand-in-hand with changing the systems that enable us all. We need to build solutions that help create the culture that enables us. Chef Habitat: https://blog.chef.io/2016/06/14/introducing-habitat/ SCHEDULE: 7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments 7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A FOOD: Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. Thanks Q! ADDRESS: 6100 Center Drive, Suite 660 Los Angeles, CA 90045 PARKING: Parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street (6081 Center Dr.) for about $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6100 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive. SECURITY/ELEVATOR: There is a security desk in the lobby, they will need to let you in the elevator to Q’s office in suite 660

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  • SCaLE 15X - Pasadena Convention Center

    Pasadena Convention Center

    Hello! The 15th Annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) is coming up in Pasadena in just a few weeks. In support of the Los Angeles Tech community, we would like to offer a promotion to all members of your Meetup for 50% off the SCALE pass. This includes access to all SCALE sessions, the exhibit hall, and free evening events. Please see below for event details. We would greatly appreciate you sharing the event details with your community on Meetup and via any other social channels. Thank you! SCALE DETAILS Southern California Linux Expo, the largest open source conference in North America, is returning to Pasadena this March! This annual 4-day conference includes talks covering a wide range of open-source topics, a full exhibit floor and evening events after sessions end for the day. There will also be a keysigning party on Saturday evening, another live recording of the Bad Voltage podcast, and the first SCALE CTF (Capture the Flag) Information Security competition. Exhibit Halls are open Friday - Sunday. For the full schedule of events and other information, visit us on the web at http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/15x Dates: Thursday March 2nd - Sunday March 5th Location: Pasadena Convention Center 300 E Green St Pasadena, CA 91101 Registration: https://register.socallinuxexpo.org/reg6/ Promo Code: LNX50 SCALE is a volunteer-run conference that depends on the support and participation of the community! To volunteer and get involved, send an email to [masked] We appreciate your support!

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  • Elastic LA and Linux LA Joint Meetup - Westside

    This will be a joint meetup with ElasticLA. Topic: Elastic Stack is already at v5.2, if you haven't already migrated then its time to start planning. This talk will cover strategies to move from v1.7 to v2.x then v5.2 while utilizing the new features in 2.x and 5.x to make the migration as seamless as possible with no downtime. If you are an Elastic Stack user, not matter what level, you won't want to miss this meetup. Speaker; Rich Horace, Director, DevOps @ Nativo View details and RSVP @ https://www.meetup.com/Elasticsearch-Los-Angeles/events/235632164

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  • UUASC-LA System Troubleshooting Meetup

    Verizon Digital Media Services

    Dec. 8 is the UUASC-LA meetup on system troubleshooting both speakers will have examples on linux. RSVP at.... https://www.meetup.com/UUASC26/events/235834427/

  • Event Driven Automation Using StackStorm

    (Rescheduled from October 19) ABOUT THE PRESENTATION: StackStorm, an open source event-driven automation platform, helps automate common tasks performed by engineers. StackStorm is colloquially called the "if this, then that" of the DevOps world. Use cases include continuous integration and deployment, facilitated troubleshooting and auto remediation. StackStorm's workflows allows you to chain multiple idempotent actions using declarative YAML. You can run workflows as response to events by connecting them through rules. StackStorm integrates easily with external systems by allowing automation engineers to write code in Python or language of their choice. Love ChatOps? StackStorm comes bundled with ChatOps integrations to kick off automations right from your chat client. StackStorm is the core engine that drives Brocade Workflow Composer (automating data centers and networking components) and also the core engine behind Netflix's orchestration platform Winston. In this talk, I am going to over StackStorm architecture, show a few cool set of workflows and ChatOps demos to get you started on automating. If you are already automating, let's share notes! Bring your questions and your fun spirits. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Patrick Hoolboom is a Stormer at StackStorm with a strong passion for DevOps. He is driven by a desire to leverage configuration management tools and build custom scripts to improve processes across an organization. Patrick has served as a compelling voice of the company and industry, authoring several blogs and speaking at many events on behalf of StackStorm.​​ SCHEDULE: 7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments 7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A FOOD: Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. Thanks Q! ADDRESS: 6100 Center Drive, Suite 660 Los Angeles, CA 90045 PARKING: Parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street (6081 Center Dr.) for about $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6100 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive. SECURITY/ELEVATOR: There is a security desk in the lobby, they will need to let you in the elevator to Q’s office in suite 660

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  • Docker and Stateful applications made easy – demonstrated using Minecraft

    ABOUT THE PRESENTATION: With 23 over million PC downloads worldwide, Minecraft is a game that allows children and adults to explore worlds and create their own ones. A player’s natural inclination is to work together with others; however, it is notoriously confusing and tedious to set up a Minecraft multiplayer server, and keep it up to date. Using Dockerfiles and Docker images, it is possible to automate the setup of a Minecraft multiplayer server, running anywhere capable of hosting the Docker daemon. A Minecraft server is an example of a state-full application, something that until recently has been discouraged for container deployments. Enabling not just Minecraft servers, but many other state-full applications such as databases, we introduce Docker containers and the open-source storage driver, REX-Ray. External storage allows easy upgrade with scalable storage for creating vast, detailed worlds, or to handle more players. This can connect Docker containers to the cloud storage available in AWS, Google Compute Engine, and OpenStack (Rackspace). This can also be deployed in physical datacenters, or using VirtualBox on a higher end PC. In our presentation, we will demonstrate how to deploy a Minecraft server in a public cloud in less than 30 minutes on using Docker and REX-Ray. Attendees are invited to bring a Minecraft client to participate in the demonstration. Yes, we could have done a database demo, but that meetup would feel like you’re still at work. This will be fun! ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Co-presenters will be college students Akira Wong of UC Irvine, and Proud Heng of UC San Diego. Proud Heng • Summer College Intern EMC{code} • Working on open source projects related to containers • Attending UC San Diego (Math-Computer Science) • Mentor for Whitney High School Robotics • National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Awardee Akira Wong • Summer College Intern EMC{code} • Working on open source projects related to containers • Attending UC Irvine (Computer Science) • Former Intern, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin • Former member of competitive robotics teams at University of Washington, and Whitney High School SCHEDULE: 7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments 7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A FOOD: EMC will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. Thanks EMC! ADDRESS: 6100 Center Drive, Suite 660 Los Angeles, CA 90045 PARKING: Parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street (6081 Center Dr.) for about $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6100 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive. SECURITY/ELEVATOR: There is a security desk in the lobby, they will need to let you in the elevator to Q’s office in suite 660

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  • Running Containers in Production, no really - Brian Bennett

    Note: This is a co-presentation with LOPSA LA, please RSVP at their site http://www.meetup.com/lopsala/events/231964739/ so that we can scale the amount of snacks and beverages About the presentation: Docker and containers have been a boon for developers, but come with their own operational challenges. Among those being security, networking, service discovery, as well as others. This technical talk discusses using Joyent Triton (https://www.joyent.com/triton) both as an operator and for application deployment to meet operational requirements and bring them up to par with developer agility provided by containers. We'll also learn how to take advantage of some of the benefits provided by containers without having to redesign your application development workflow around Docker. You can run containers in production without compromise, no really! About the speaker: As a Senior Cloud Operations Engineer at Joyent, Brian is a nineteen year Unix and networking veteran. A course that has taken him through AIX, FreeBSD, more Linux distros than you can shake a stick at, Solaris, illumos, and SmartOS, logging over 50,000 hours at a command prompt. SCHEDULE: 7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments 7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A FOOD: Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. Thanks Q! ADDRESS: 6100 Center Drive, Suite 660 Los Angeles, CA 90045 PARKING: Parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street (6081 Center Dr.) for about $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6100 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive. SECURITY/ELEVATOR: There is a security desk in the lobby, they will need to let you in the elevator to Q’s office in suite 660

  • Meteor JS + Python

    Q

    TOPIC: Meteor JS and Python ####Frontend _Meteor JS_ is a Javascript web framework written using _Node.js_ that allows rapid prototyping of cross-platform code. It integrates with _MongoDB_ and uses _DDP_ (Distributed Data Protocol). On the client side meteor depends on _JQuery_ and can be used with any javascript UI library. * Features - Real-time applications by default- Developing with one language- Saves a lot of time- Big community- Beginners friendly- Easy to learn- Open Source ####Backend _Python_ is a widely used high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language. Its syntax allows programmers to express concepts fewer lines of code than C, C++ or Java. * Features - Simple- Easy to learn- Open Source- High-level language- Object Oriented- Community- Libraries ####Description Using the power of both technologies is possible to create outstanding applications getting data from any source through Python , sending it to MongoDB and using Meteor JS to expose it to any device. The idea is to show how simple is to prototype applications using these two projects. SPEAKER: Omar Alva is a Linux/Unix Engineer currently working at Verizon Digital Media. He holds a MS in Computer Science and is experienced with different Unix/Linux flavors such as AIX, Solaris, Ubuntu, Red Hat and SuSE. Hes an Open Source Evangelist and Linux geek, who gives lectures in both the US and Mexico just for fun. SCHEDULE: 7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments 7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A FOOD: Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. Thanks Q! ADDRESS: 6100 Center Drive, Suite 660 Los Angeles, CA 90045 PARKING: Parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street (6081 Center Dr.) for about $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6100 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive. SECURITY/ELEVATOR: There is a security desk in the lobby, they will need to let you in the elevator to Q’s office in suite 660

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  • Intro to Vagrant

    Q

    TOPIC/SPEAKER: Matt Simmons is a 15+ year IT Administrator, blogger, and conference organizer. He's currently a Linux System Administrator at SpaceX, and uses many tools in his day to day life, one of which is Vagrant. Vagrant is an excellent tool for spinning up ephemeral instances of repeatable environments for many purposes. Matt wants to get you familiar with it and some of the things you can do with it. SCHEDULE: 7:00 - 7:30 Meet & Greet/Refreshments 7:30 - 8:30 Presentation/Q&A FOOD: Q will be providing food and drinks for the meetup. Thanks Q! ADDRESS: 6100 Center Drive, Suite 660 Los Angeles, CA 90045 PARKING: Parking is available at the Howard Hughes Promenade across the street (6081 Center Dr.) for about $3. Avoid the parking structure behind 6100 Center Drive - it's crazy expensive. SECURITY/ELEVATOR: There is a security desk in the lobby, they will need to let you in the elevator to Q’s office in suite 660

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  • SCALE 14x (new location in Pasadena)

    Pasadena Convention Center

    SCaLE 14X – the 14th annual Southern California Linux Expo – takes place on Jan. 21-24, 2016, at the Pasadena Convention Center. As the first-of-the-year Linux/Open Source software expo in North America, SCaLE 14X expects to host 150 exhibitors this year, along with nearly 130 sessions, tutorials and special events SCaLE is the largest community-run open-source and free software conference in North America. It is held annually in Los Angeles. More info and tickets at https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/14x Discount code: LNXLA (50% off)

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