Edmonton Linux User Group

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Standard Agenda:

6:00pm - Arrival, mingling
6:20pm - Welcome & introductions
6:30pm - Presentation begins
7:30pm - Announcements, open discussions
8:00pm - Event conclusion

Presentation: Getting started with LAMP for Web Hosting

In the session we will cover the installation and basic configuration of Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. With more and more devices being connected to the internet being able to develop websites, using SQL and PHP becomes almost mandatory for any IT related function in today's business world. In this session we will get you started with your own journey into web development. We will cover:

- The setup of your own personal Apache2 webserver

- The basis configurations that Apache2 offers

- Verifying that the server really works

- Installing MySQL/MariaDB

- Setting up MySQL through the console

- Verifying that MySQL works

- Installing PHP

- Overview of the different modules of PHP

- Verifying if PHP really works

Presenter Bio:

In my everyday life fulfilling the role of a Project Portfolio Manager am trying to make sure that the projects within our Portfolio are managed to the best of our organizations ability. But when the regular workday is over and the night sets in I am following my real passion and I turn into BATMAN.

Well… maybe not quite that dramatic. In my free time I am trying to learn new things and make my life at home as easy as possible using all kinds of IT helpers. My first excursions into Linux I undertook in the early 2000 when I bought a magazine with Redhat Linux. Unfortunately, that was not a very successful one and it took another almost 14 years before I continued that journey.

Just three years ago, when the Raspberry Pi 3b was released, I continued. I acquired the credit card sized computer and installed Raspbian. This was my personal break through moment with Linux. I learned to know the system and appreciate its flexibilities as a standalone machine or a completely headless server. I refurbished old hardware setting up a full Debian Stretch system and ever since I am expanding my knowledge around Linux and its functionalities.

Besides tinkering with Linux I am passionate about my family. My 3- and 5-year old’s demand a lot of time and attention. Besides all the activities I occasionally find the time to tinker around on my IT projects.

About ELUG:

The Edmonton Linux User Group (ELUG) is a chance to get together with other users of Linux, GNU, and Unix-like operating systems, and open source software. Our members range from newcomers to power users to seasoned administrators and developers; so, all are welcome!

We meet as an opportunity to exchange ideas, knowledge, and experiences for several reasons:

- to educate for personal and professional growth
- to promote and advocate for the free and open source movement
- to support and assist with Linux related challenges
- and to socialize with peers who have a common interest

Examples of topics that may be discussed or presented include (but not limited to):

- Exposure to different distributions
- Workshops on various tools and commands
- Kernel and system-level development and tuning
- Installfests!

We welcome anyone with an interest in Linux and/or open source software and look forward to building the Linux community in Edmonton.

Note: This group is in need of a sponsor. Please contact Johnny Huynh if you'd like to help.