Past BLUG Events

BLUG Meeting 11/7: Joshua Drake – Postgres 12

11/07/2019 at 06:30 PM

Meeting Includes…
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News, Q&A, and a presentation by Joshua Drake on Postgres 12

Joshua D. Drake co-authored the original Oreilly book, “Practical PostgreSQL”, is a Founder/Director and former President of United States PostgreSQL (http://www.postgresql.us/) and an Infrastructure and Full Stack expert, with well over 20 years of successful experience in Open Source.

Joshua’s Presentation:
Josh will share what’s new with the recently released PostgreSQL 12. We will discuss new features to the version as well as migration considerations and backwards incompatibility.

Hands-on Help Time
Starting at 6:30pm, 1/2 hour prior to the regular 7pm start time, BLUG offers hands-on help for anyone with a Linux issue. Bring your computer and let the BLUG folks give you a hand.

BTC Room CC201, on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center building. Remember this meeting is open to the public, tell your neighbor and bring a friend!

BLUG Meeting 10/3 – systemd deep dives: timers & journalctl

10/03/2019 at 06:30 PM

Meeting Includes…
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News, Q&A, and a presentation by James Mason on systemd timers.

James Mason: systemd timers
James dives deeply into systemd timers (think cron by systemd): the advantages of systemd timers; setting system & user timers with various configurations. Time permitting (pun intended), we’ll get into using journalctl to find needles in log haystacks.

Hands-on Help Time
Starting at 6:30pm, 1/2 hour prior to the regular 7pm start time, BLUG offers hands-on help for anyone with a Linux issue. Bring your computer and let the BLUG folks give you a hand.

BTC Room CC201, on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center building. Remember this meeting is open to the public, tell your neighbor and bring a friend!

BLUG Meeting 9/5 – systemd deep dives: systemd-nspawn

09/05/2019 at 06:30 PM

Meeting Includes…
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News, Q&A, and a presentation by John Blanford on systemd-nspawn.

John Blanford: systemd-nspawn
John dive deeply into systemd-nspawn (think chroot for systemd), and how systemd uses cgroups and name spaces.

Hands-on Help Time
Starting at 6:30pm, 1/2 hour prior to the regular 7pm start time, BLUG offers hands-on help for anyone with a Linux issue. Bring your computer and let the BLUG folks give you a hand.

BTC Room CC201, on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center building. Remember this meeting is open to the public, tell your neighbor and bring a friend!

Archives  and Digital Preservation

08/01/2019 at 06:30 PM

Meeting Includes…
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News, Q&A, and a presentation by Richard Pearce-Moses: “Archives  and Digital Preservation.”

Richard’s Presentation:
Preserving recorded information is fairly straightforward, given that paper typically lasts decades if stored in a reasonable environment. Even less stable media, like color or nitrate film will last decades if stored at low temperatures.

Digital information, by contrast, may not last much more than decade if no action is taken to protect them from technological obsolescence and unstable media. Archivists still find records on floppy disks or tape, but may not have the drives to read them. Records may be in proprietary formats that require software no longer readily available or which doesn’t run on contemporary operating systems. Data may become corrupt due to failing storage media and signal degradation (bit flip).

The program will describe the kinds of records that archivists want to preserve, some of the risks that may prevent the records from being accessible in the future, and the Open Archival Information Systems reference model. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and present specific scenarios as discuss approaches to preserve those resources.

About Richard:
Richard Pearce-Moses was a practicing archivist for more than thirty years. As Deputy Director for Digital Government Information at the Arizona State Library and Archives, he led efforts to help the agency understand and address the evolving problems of electronic records. While there, he led a research project to explore how to automate the arrangement, description, preservation, and use of born digital records. In 2010, he was tapped to create a Master of Archival Studies program at Clayton State University, just south of Atlanta, Georgia. He retired in 2015 and moved as far from the heat and humidity as he could. Since arriving in Bellingham, he has taught graduate courses in archives at Western Washington.

Hands-on Help Time
Starting at 6:30pm, 1/2 hour prior to the regular 7pm start time, BLUG offers hands-on help for anyone with a Linux issue. Bring your computer and let the BLUG folks give you a hand.

BTC Room CC201, on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center building. Remember this meeting is open to the public, tell your neighbor and bring a friend!

BLUG Meeting 6/6 – Lightning talks (and other short presentations)

06/06/2019 at 06:30 PM

Meeting Includes…
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News, Q&A, and a series of short presentations.

Lightning Talks (and other short presentations)
Have something to share? Bring it, slides, your laptop, or whatever you need to present it in 5 – 15 mins.

Hands-on Help Time
Starting at 6:30pm, 1/2 hour prior to the regular 7pm start time, BLUG offers hands-on help for anyone with a Linux issue. Bring your computer and let the BLUG folks give you a hand.

BTC Room CC201, on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center building. Remember this meeting is open to the public, tell your neighbor and bring a friend!

BLUG Meeting 5/2 – May Meeting *CANCELLED*

05/02/2019 at 07:00 PM
The BLUG content committee has unanimously voted (both members!) to cancel this Thursday’s scheduled meeting, on account of being full from LinuxFest Northwest.
If you were planning to do a lightning talk, keep it in your pocket. If you need another nerd out event, Bellingham.Codes does have an event this Thursday:
https://www.meetup.com/bellinghamcodes/events/258768043/
See you all next month!

BLUG Meeting 4/4 – John Blanford & Kevin Burkeland: LFNW Preview

04/04/2019 at 06:30 PM

Meeting Includes…
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News, Q&A, and a short preview of LinuxFest Northwest 2019 by John Blanford & Kevin Burkeland.

Hands-on Help Time
Starting at 6:30pm, 1/2 hour prior to the regular 7pm start time, BLUG offers hands-on help for anyone with a Linux issue. Bring your computer and let the BLUG folks give you a hand.

BTC Room CC201, on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center building. Remember this meeting is open to the public, tell your neighbor and bring a friend!

BLUG Meeting 3/7 – John Blanford: Open Source Video Production for LinuxFest Northwest

03/07/2019 at 06:30 PM

Meeting Includes…
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News, Q&A, and a presentation by John Blanford: “Open Source Video Production for LinuxFest Northwest.”

John’s Presentation:
Over the last 4 years we have been recording the presentations given at LinuxFest Northwest. We have developed a successful Youtube channel that has over 1500 subscribers and over 120,000 views.

Starting this year, we will be switching to an all open source recording solution using OBS Studio (https://obsproject.com/). John will talk about how we do the recordings and demonstrate OBS using some of the new equipment we will be using this year.

Hands-on Help Time
Starting at 6:30pm, 1/2 hour prior to the regular 7pm start time, BLUG offers hands-on help for anyone with a Linux issue. Bring your computer and let the BLUG folks give you a hand.

BTC Room CC201, on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center building. Remember this meeting is open to the public, tell your neighbor and bring a friend!

BLUG Meeting 2/7 – Gregory Rehm: Arduino! Opensource and driving IOT development.

02/07/2019 at 06:30 PM

Meeting Includes…
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News, Q&A, and a presentation by Gregory Rehm: “Arduino! Opensource and driving IOT development.”

Gregory Rehm is a tenured faculty member in the Information Technology department, at Bellingham Technical College, and a member of the LFNW board.

Gregory’s Presentation:
Arduino! Opensource and driving IOT development. Arduinos are fun, simple microcontrollers you can use for all sorts of projects, or just to learn electronics or programming. The platform has become so popular that pros are using it as a development model for IOT devices. Gregory Rehm has been exploring the space and will share what’s he’s learning.

Hands-on Help Time
Starting at 6:30pm, 1/2 hour prior to the regular 7pm start time, BLUG offers hands-on help for anyone with a Linux issue. Bring your computer and let the BLUG folks give you a hand.

BTC Room CC201, on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center building. Remember this meeting is open to the public, tell your neighbor and bring a friend!

BLUG Holiday Party

01/03/2019 at 06:30 PM

Just when you thought the holidays we’re over, we have decided to extend them a few more days!

Please join us this Thursday, January 3rd, from 6:30p to 9p, for a get-together at:

Goat Mountain Pizza Company
211 W. Holly Street
Bellingham, WA
(360)510-6336
https://goo.gl/maps/XWbBf7bVwDz

We’ll supply the pizza and drinks, you supply the cameraderie; just let them know you’re with BLUG. Hope to see you there!

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