What we're about

LOPSA-LA (the Los Angeles chapter of LOPSA (http://www.lopsa.org)) provides a social/professional forum for local system administrators through meetings consisting of an informal dinner and/or technical presentation.

We also educate the community in the practice of system administration by providing professional instruction in system administration at conferences; and expand LOPSA membership through grassroots outreach.

We meet on the third Tuesday of the month in L.A.

LOPSA-LA started out as the sysadmin SIG of UUASC-LA (http://www.uuasc.org/la/index.html).

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Finding, Running, Building, Sharing and Deploying Containers with Open Tools

The journey from traditional software deployments to containers in production can be intimidating for newcomers. If you read blogs and trade publications, you will be exposed to a tremendous amount of projects and open source technology. This can make it hard to determine where to start, or how to continue towards the ultimate destination of Kubernetes in production. Although explaining how to ride a Tron-style light cycle is beyond the scope of this talk, we will discuss something almost as exhilarating—the journey from a single container on a single host, to thousands of containers on thousands of worker nodes in a production Kubernetes cluster. This talk will demonstrate that the journey isn’t quite as hard as it might seem. We’ll get you from Red Hat Enterprise Linux to OpenShift with two commands. Come learn how to find, run, build, share and deploy containers using Podman, Red Hat Universal Base Image and OpenShift. Speaker Bio At Red Hat, Scott McCarty is technical product manager for the container subsystem team, which enables key product capabilities in OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Focus areas includes container runtimes, tools, and images. Working closely with engineering teams, at both a product and upstream project level, he combines personal experience with customer and partner feedback to enhance and tailor strategic container features and capabilities. Scott is a social media start-up veteran, an e-commerce old timer, and a weathered government research technologist, with experience across a variety of companies and organizations, from seven person startups to 12,000 employee technology companies. This has culminated in a unique perspective on open source software development, delivery, and maintenance.

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