Next Meetup

Shell Basics: Under the Hood
Consulting sysadmin Mike Weilgart repeats his popular presentation on UNIX/Linux Shell Basics. Description: We've all heard of the shell, and we've all used it at least a little bit. But what IS a shell, really? What makes shell scripting fundamentally different from any other programming language? What really happens when you type a command into your shell--and how does this relate to the mistake found in over 50% of Production shell scripts? Attend this talk, demystify the shell and learn to use it right! Target Audience: Anyone who has heard of a shell. :) (Someone who's coded one from scratch won't get anything out of my talk; I hope everyone else will.) Experience Level: Intermediate Required Equipment: An inquiring mind and a willingness to learn. Parking and Logistics: WeWork Playa Vista is located at 12655 West Jefferson Blvd on the 4th floor. There is a parking garage located at the base of the building (entrance off of Westlawn Ave), however please note that WeWork does not validate parking.

WeWork Playa Vista

12655 West Jefferson Boulevard · Los Angeles, CA

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LOPSA-LA (the Los Angeles chapter of LOPSA) 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 (

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