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July 8th, 2014 MUG Meeting

We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library. Topics this month include: The Go Programming Language You might have heard about Go the programming language as the laguage developed at Google, but probably haven’t looked much further than Wikipedia for what the Go Language is all about. You might not have known that it was initially developed at Google by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike and Ken Thompson, is based loosely on C … Read More »

June 10th 2014 Regular MUG Meeting

We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library. Topics include: PGP / GPG Encryption  With the recent privacy concerns Tony Bemus wants to let everyone know about GnuPG and how to use GPG to securely communicate and protect your files. He will talk about the history of PGP and GPG, the web of trust, the Hows and Whys of file encryption, and secure communication through email encryption and signatures. Slides for the … Read More »

Video: May 13th 2014 Meeting

Here are the videos / slides for the May 13th, 2014 MUG Meeting: Growing an Open Source Project (Slides) 2014 State of Linux Gaming

May 13th 2014 Regular MUG Meeting

We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library. Topics for this meeting include:  Growing an Open Source Project “If you build it, they will come” except not really. Rick describes the highs and lows of running an open source project over four years. From the awesomeness of the patch from an outsider to the feeble attempts at landing one small commit a day he’ll bring an in the trenches view on building … Read More »

April 8th, 2014 MUG Meeting

There’s no denying Facebook is the largest website in the Internet, with more than 1 billion people accessing its services every month. Behind the user interface is one of the most robust and sophisticated infrastructures in the world, with several thousands of servers distributed in multiple data centers in strategic places. Marlon will show us how Facebook can support a huge amount of traffic every day, working with an availability close to 100% and a very low response time. The presentation will show how … Read More »

Next meeting – March 11th, 2014

We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library. Our topics this month include: Kanban Some days developing applications feels like drinking from the fire-hose. New features coming in from design, bugs from users, mounting technical debt, and folks wandering the halls wondering about the status for their particular piece. How do you manage it all? Kanban is a lean process that can overlay over your existing processes and roles. It includes common-sense … Read More »

Next meeting – February 11th, 2014

We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library. Our topics this month include: LXC – LinuX Containers It’s safe to say that today’s cloud computing wouldn’t be nearly as prevalent without virtual environments. But virtual machines that emulate hardware (VirtualBox, VMware, QEMU, etc.) can be resource intensive and slow to provision. LXC (LinuX Containers) is an operating system-level virtualization solution that allows for running multiple isolated Linux systems (containers) on a single control host. It allows for flexible … Read More »

Next meeting – January 14th, 2014

Regular MUG Meeting IPV6 We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library. It’s a new year and this month we’re diving head-first into IPV6. Mass IPV6 is still on the horizon and more and more servies and devices are supporting IPV6. Jim Small will walk us through the use and deployment of IPv6, and answer common issues, questions, topics about IPV6. We’re dedicating the entire meeting to IPV6 so bring your own questions … Read More »

Next meeting – December 10th, 2013

We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library. Raspberry Pi Giveaway DOOR PRIZE: We will be giving away one Raspberry Pi computer to one lucky participant. The contest is open to current paid-up members, and you must be present to win. Our topics the meeting include: LaTeX LaTeX is the venerable document preparation system built on top of the TeX typesetting program. It’s incredibly powerful for creating any document from simple memos to … Read More »

Next Meeting – November 2013 MUG Meeting

We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library. OpenBSD OpenBSD is known for incredible security, but that’s not what it’s really about and that’s not what the project exists for. Lucas will present on OpenBSD’s history, its technology, and what drives the community. You’ll learn not only what makes OpenBSD unique, but why you should keep an eye on it even if you would never dream of switching away from your current … Read More »

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