Next Meeting – Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

We’ve got a couple of great presentations on tap for the October 11th, 2011 Mug meeting.

For our main presentation, we have Alan Evans showing us the latest from Redhat and Fedora.

Alan will discuss the history of Red Hat based Linux distributions starting with light focus on the earlier days and increasing focus on the current distributions like Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS and Scientific Linux. Additionally he’ll focus on the technologies and software that make Red Hat based distributions different from other distributions. In particular he will talk about RHN Satellite/Spacewalk, YUM, Anaconda and in depth about RPM.

Bio – Alan Evans
In 2002, Alan graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology. Since leaving RIT he has worked for several companies in various IT related positions: Desktop Support Technician, Network Administrator and most recently Linux Engineer. Throughout his career Alan has leveraged open source software and in particular Red Hat based Linux distributions. Alan currently works at Secure-24, Inc., a Southfield based managed hosting provider as a Sr. Linux Engineer on the Linux Architecture team.

For our 2nd presentation, we have Sean Millichamp will give a brief presentation on the Linux Logical Volume Management (LVM), including basic concepts and an overview of the key tools used to interact with it.

Bio – Sean Millichamp
Sean has worked in Information Technology for over 18 years. He began deploying Linux and other open source software in production in 1996 and has been using it since. Sean currently works at Secure-24, Inc., a Southfield based managed hosting provider as a Linux Architect. In this role he is responsible for evaluating and recommending new products, technologies, and policies for the Linux team. Sean is also an adjunct professor in the CIS department at Oakland Community College. Sean graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering in 2001. In his “spare time” Sean has contributed to a number of open source projects, most recently as maintainer of Puppet’s SELinux support. Find Sean online at

Of course we’ll have some of the other great features you’ve come to enjoy at our meetings, including current events and Job/People seekers.

Hope to see you at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 11th.

We are back at the Farmington Community Library (map)
Unless otherwise noted, we’ll be holding our meetings at the library, in the main auditorium. But, for the October and November 2011 meetings, we’ll be in the smaller meeting room upstairs, near the larger auditorium.