Sessions

Level: Beginner

Learn how to use an versatile and free open source image editing tool named GIMP with Akkana Peck

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Speaker: Matt Lee
Level: Beginner

The free software movement is now some 35 years old. In many ways we have succeeded -- combinations of GNU and Linux are in virtually every consumer device and they are widely supported on commodity hardware.

Free software powers the web, and increasingly our homes and cars. Yet how many of us have the essential freedoms we were promised?"

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Level: Beginner

Have an issue that you don't know the answer too or want to show of something cool? Here is the place to come and share knowledge or ask for help learning a new technique!

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Speaker: JJ Asghar
Level: Beginner

We will be discussing how configuration management and Habitat can coexist in your world. Habitat is an open source, free solution created by Chef to answer the question about how we build, deploy, and manage applications in our industry. If you want to see the next generation of the way to run and control your artifacts you'll want to be at this talk.

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Level: Intermediate

Many times we write scripts that are 'good enough' but when teams get larger and scripts go from 'infrequently used' to 'production' having good, readable, and portable Bash scripts becomes a lot more important then 'good enough'. This talk will be going into depth on many of the Bash features that will help improve scripts. This talk is aimed at those who have some Bash Scripting experience. While anyone is welcome, intermediate to advance users may find it more useful.

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Level: Intermediate

Application containerization is one of the coolest technologies in IT. It solves numerous problems, allows for incredible application density, and can really increase flexibility and responsiveness. But not everyone understands what makes up container security - it's a LOT more than what application is in the container.

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Speaker: Seth Jennings
Level: Intermediate

Kubernetes is an system, open-sourced by Google and inspired by their internal Borg and Omega container management platforms, for automating deployment, operations, and scaling of containerized applications. This session will discuss the basic elements of Kubernetes (nodes, pods, services, etc), how to get a cluster started, and how to deploy and manage containerized applications in the cluster. Live demo included.

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Level: Beginner

Introduction to LibreOffice Online, current development, and opportunities for deployment with ownCloud.

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Speaker: Jeff Cannon
Level: Beginner

This presentation covers several ways in which linux can be used in the K-12 education setting from Desktops to Servers and Firewalls to Single purpose devices.

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Speaker: Jeff Gelbach
Level: Intermediate

Since the late 1980s, the discipline of network management has kept up well enough with virtual notions in networks while continuing to rely heavily on the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). The rise of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) poses similar challenges to the ones brought to the systems management space by server virtualization and cloud computing, leaving practitioners to wonder how much retooling will be needed to cope in this new world.

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Level: Intermediate

The new MariaDB Server 10.1 release has been around for 6 months. It has new unique features (at rest encryption of the database, integrated Galera Cluster, GIS enhancements), performance enhancements (optimistic parallel replication, statement timeouts, dump thread enhancements in replication), as well as better MySQL compatibility (temporal literals like 5.6). This talk will go over everything new that MariaDB 10.1 has to offer. It will describe all new features, both MySQL compatible, and MariaDB-only ones and show usage examples and practical use cases.

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Level: Beginner

You need to monitor only a few machines and applications before identifying and fixing issues in your environment becomes very complicated. Throw in the type of dynamic infrastructure provided by cloud providers and container orchestration, and your static monitoring strategies will most likely not scale. Knowing which metrics to watch and how to troubleshoot based on those metrics will help you solve problems more quickly. In this session, we will look at a framework for your metrics and how to use it to find solutions to the issues that come up.

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Speaker: David Stokes
Level: Beginner

MySQl 5.7 introduced a new native JSON data type so you can now store valid JSON documents in a column of a table in a MySQL database. This allows you NoSQL storage of data in relational database and the same data can be accessed via Structure Query Language (SQL) or as NoSQL simultaneously. This session will cover how to efficiently use the JSON data type, how to use generated columns to create SQL searchable indexes, and best practaces on when to use/not use JSON data.

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Speaker: Amanda Folson
Level: Beginner

Being on call sucks, but it doesn’t have to. Many organizations struggle to maintain effective on-call rotations that minimize the number of people woken up in the middle of the night -- so much so, that “burnout syndrome” is an actual disorder that’s commonly experienced by professionals in on-call positions. In this talk, we’ll talk about how you can set up your on-call rotations to optimize the uptime of your infrastructure and your engineering team.

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Level: Beginner

As a big box networking engineer, working with linux networking always seemed scattered and difficult. Networking gear was specialized hardware, and logic dictated that these devices required specialized software and people to operate them. As devices become more specialized they also become more expensive. To the point of unreasonably expensive. Linux enabled server commoditization long ago, would you believe that linux is enabling networking commoditization now? Yes, you can run linux on a switch!

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