Calendar

Aug
5
Tue
2014
Docker & LXC @ Cafe 4
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NOTE: The room opens at 6pm, but the speaker does not begin until 7pm, with the hour between for socializing.

Speaker: Chris St Pierre

Topic: A Whirlwind Tour of Docker

You can’t swing a dead cat on Hacker News without hitting a jillion whizzbang brogrammers talking about how all-fired amazing Docker is.  We’ll spend a short hour tinkering with and learning about Docker, which, unlike most technologies that get this much hype, will actually probably will change your life for the better in the next five years. We’ll cover the basics of building, shipping, and running containers, talk about what actually makes Docker awesome (hint: it’s not actually the containerization bits), and explore some of the rough edges where there’s still lots of work being done.  You’ll leave 5% smarter and 50% hipper.

About the Speaker

Chris St. Pierre is a recovering sysadmin serving the eleventh year of a life sentence of hard labor at the command line.  His work release has him breaking rocks in the hot sun as an OpenStack developer for Los Angeles-based Metacloud, and he also serves as a principal developer of Bcfg2, the greatest configuration management system you’ve probably never heard of.  When he was still young and beautiful he taught and spoke about configuration management, spam LDAP, documentation, and many other topics.

Sep
2
Tue
2014
How to Not Get Owned @ Cafe 4
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 2 @ 9:00 pm

NOTE: The room opens at 6pm, but the speaker does not begin until 7pm, with the hour between for socializing.

Speaker: Andrew Smith

Topic: How to Not Get Owned

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About the Speaker

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Oct
7
Tue
2014
Best Practices for Active Directory Groups and Permissions @ Cafe 4
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NOTE: The room opens at 6pm, but the speaker does not begin until 7pm, with the hour between for socializing.

Speaker: Stephen Rea

Topic: Best Practices for Active Directory Groups and Setting Permissions

In this discussion we will talk about best practices for managing access and permission to files and devices using Active Directory Groups to simplify administration and reduce the headaches caused by access issues for users. The discussion should take about 20-25 minutes and there will be time for Q/A during and after.

About the Speaker

Stephen is a Subject Matter Expert for Active Directory and Citrix XenApp at AT&T as a Principal Technical Architect in its Hosting & Applications Services Division, building custom High Availability and Disaster recovery solutions for Enterprise Scale Citrix implementations as well as dozens of Custom Windows Based solutions. He has as well designed ESSO Solutions including one for a major hotel chain that collapsed more than 150 Active directory Domains across several countries with more than 100,000 users. Over the last 18 months he has been managing a small team of SharePoint SMEs; designing Microsoft SharePoint environments for Fortune 500 and 100 companies specializing in Disaster Recover