Past Meetup

Learn About Illumos

This Meetup is past

21 people went


1791 Varsity Drive #200 · Raleigh, NC

How to find us

WebAssign is located on NC State's Centennial Campus. Directions are linked at the end of this announcement.

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Magnus Hedemark has graciously agreed to speak to the group on Illumos, after a last minute change in plans caused a speaker change.

Here is how Magnus describes his talk:

While most of us in the industry are very familiar with the use of Linux operating systems, Illumos is still under the radar of many. Sharing a common ancestry with Solaris, Illumos is the fully open community fork of the OpenSolaris operating system. What can it do for you? We'll discuss some of the key features that make Illumos special, and some of the core strengths of the major Illumos distributions that are available for your use.

Magnus Hedemark has been an operations professional for over 18 years. He presently serves as Sr. Systems Engineer and Scrum Master for Wireless Generation SLI Division's Operations Team. He's presently engaged in work on the Shared Learning Infrastructure for the Shared Learning Collaborative ( (

A big thanks to Magnus for offering to give this talk. While it's easy to think the only options are Linux or Windows, other options like Illumos exist. It's important to know the options and their differences so you can make the best choice for your situation. Who knows what might turn out to be a competitive advantage or make your life easier?

The meetup is Wednesday, October 17th, 7 p.m. at WebAssign.

Directions to WebAssign can be found here ( (take note of where to park, as we don't want anyone to be towed).

On a final housekeeping note, Nathan Walls (@base10) and Mark Imbriaco (@markimbriaco) are joining me as co-organizers for the group. While I'll still handle most of the day to day and scheduling for the group, they will help me in the event that I can't be at a meetup or have a conflict preventing me from taking care of something with the group. Next time you see them, give them a big thanks for helping run the group.

Thanks to everyone for supporting the meetup. It's what make the Triangle DevOps community great.

- Mark Mzyk