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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 »

Next Meeting – October 2013 MUG Meeting

Feature Presentation: Juju Mark writes: “I remember 10 years ago when I discovered installing Mailman using apt-get install mailman. A working mail server in one line. Everything just worked. These days I’m working on a project called Juju that aims to provide an even more powerful tool for deploying and configuring software services. Now you can just type juju deploy casandra, and get a working Casandra server in the cloud; no need to buy a machine, install and configure the … Read More »

Next meeting – September 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. Firefox OS Firefox OS is an effort by the Mozilla Corporation to build a complete, standalone operating system for the open web. It’s built on a minimal Linux distribution that boots directly into a … Read More »

Next meeting – August 13th, 2013

Regular MUG Meeting We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library. REVIEW BOOK: We’ll have a copy of Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment (3rd Edition) available for someone to take home and review (courtesy of Addison Wesley). If you’re interested, please attend the meeting and let us know. Planned Topics Include: LDAP LDAP can be quite intimidating for new users due to the sheer scope and a steep learning curve. Craig Barrett will talk … Read More »

Next meeting – July 9th, 2013

July 9th, 2013 Regular MUG Meeting We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library. 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. Planned topics include: Benjamin Mako Hill (Wikipedia, remixing content, and learning from past failures to improve online communities) Benjamin Mako Hill is a social scientist, technologist, and activist. … Read More »

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