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October 13th, 2015 - MUG Meeting

Regular MUG Meeting

We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library.

Topics Include:

Legal Aid Manitoba LTSP

Legal Aid Manitoba has been running LTSP and Linux desktops since March 2000. Recently, budgeting surpluses allowed us an opportunity to revamp our desktop which last saw and upgrade in 2007.In this talk, we'll discuss the successes and challenges of dealing with such user demands as keeping the Gnome 2 look and feel, deploying dual monitors on thin client, fanless hardward, implementing signature pads and other local devices, all the while keeping the budget for 200 desktops below $100K.

Scott Balneaves is head of Systems administration at Legalaid Manitoba in Winnipeg Canada. He's got a long list of opensource projects that he's been involved in. He's been one of the primary developers of LTSP, contributor to the Mate desktop system, Ubuntu LInux, OpenLDAP, OpenSSH and many more.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) are a hugely popular service for renting server time from Amazon. This reduces physical hardware management, which can be a time consuming task. This also reduces hardware costs, especially for intermittently used hardware. AWS can be used to spin up machines for peak demand and spin them back down when no longer required. It can also be used for large-sized or specialized systems for however long they are needed. AWS has a reputation as a low cost solution for hobbyists and small businesses, and Amazon indicates entire companies are running on their service.
Gibson Nichols will be leading an interactive discussion on Amazon Web Services (AWS). He'll show how to set up key pairs, and how to spin up / tear down AWS machines. He'll also cover static IP Addresses, as well as low cost data storage options. 

Gibson Nichols is a Research Lead at Ford Motor Company
He runs the Innovation Lab, an environment used to encourage new experiments. He is also the President of Metro-Detroit Linux User Group ( He has been using Linux since 1991.

Plus we'll have our regular features: Jobs Looking for People, People Looking for Jobs, and much more! We'll also be meeting for dinner at Red Lobster in Novi after the meeting. 

October 13th, 2015 6:30 PM   through   8:45 PM
32737 W 12 Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
United States

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