Past BLUG Events

BLUG Meeting 6/7 – Lightning Talks (and other short presentations)

06/07/2018 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 4/5 – LFNW2018 preview & Carl Symons: Visual Tools, Wicked Problems

04/05/2018 at 06:30 PM

 Meeting Includes…
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News, Q&A, a preview of LinuxFest Northwest 2018, and a presentation by Carl Symons: “Visual Tools, Wicked Problems”

LFNW2018 Preview
Allow the LinuxFest Organizers to give you a comprehensive look into the Fest, coming up April 28 & 29. Learn the schedule, and the celebrations; see a broader set of highlighted sessions, find out what’s different this year, and maybe get a sneak peek at some LFNW gear.

Carl’s Presentation: Visual Tools, Wicked Problems
Presents several visual software tools for different kinds of situations such as learning, understanding, organizing. For when spreadsheets, word processors, memorizing, typical note-taking don’t work well.

One such visual tool is handy for resolving problems that resist or defy solution: what’s for lunch, what to do on vacation, dealing with climate change. The culture of free and open source technology might be handy for dealing with such issues. We’ll take on one of those by working together on a current dilemma.

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 3/1 – Garth Johnson & ‘Oggy’ Eguia – Micro Cluster Docker Solution

03/01/2018 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 Garth Johnson & ‘Oggy’ Eguia: “Micro Cluster Docker Solution”
Garth & Oggy’s Presentation:
Are you an aspiring developer, network engineer, or student looking for a platform that can do “all the things”? Looking for a training tool to become the next DevOps engineer for your company? Want to learn how to use Docker in a cluster environment but don’t have the budget to buy professional grade equipment? Don’t know where to start your trek into the land of containers and clusters?
This tutorial will guide you through the process of purchasing the inexpensive hardware – clear through to deploying applications and services on your own pico-cluster. We will demonstrate this using Raspberry Pi’s and other similar single board computing components – within a working person’s budget.
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 2/1 – John Blanford: An Introduction to Serverless Computing

02/01/2018 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: “An Introduction to Serverless Computing”
John’s Presentation:
I will talk about the next wave of the cloud called serverless computing. With serverless, code can run in the cloud without the developer needing to provision and maintain virtual servers. I will talk about how the serverless approach fits into the larger cloud ecosystem and go over some examples of using the open source Serverless Framework (https://serverless.com/) to deploy and manage code.
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 1/4 – Jon Humphrey: Bellingham Public Fiber Optic Network

01/04/2018 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 Jon Humphrey: “Bellingham Public Fiber Optic Network”

Jon’s Presentation:
As other cities embrace high-speed fiber broadband, Bellingham is getting left far behind. Our city has underutilized public fiber resources and several local Internet Service Providers eager to deploy high speed broadband, like they have in Mount Vernon, yet this is held back by rules and regulations that have not kept pace with technology.
https://www.change.org/p/mayorsoffice-cob-org-bellingham-public-fiber-optic-network

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 12/7: Adrian Klaver – Who needs the command line?

12/07/2017 at 06:30 PM

Thursday, December 7, in BTC rm CC201, from 6:30pm – 9pm, BLUG will have it’s regular monthly public meeting.
Meeting Includes:
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News, Q&A, and a presentation by Adrian Klaver: “Who needs the command line?”
Adrian’s Presentation:
A general talk on how Adrian uses a Linux desktop for day-to-day use, including some favorite apps, like LibreOffice, Unison, TkRemind, DigiKam, GnuCash, Kate, XSane, Firefox, and Thunderbird.
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, Thurs Nov 2 @ BTC: James Mason – Developer Tools for Desktop Users

11/02/2017 at 06:30 PM

Thursday, Nov 2nd at BTC, IN ROOM CC201, from 6:30pm to 9pm, BLUG will have its regular public meeting.

Meeting includes:

“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News, Q&A, and a presentation by James Mason – Developer Tools for Desktop Users.

“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.

“Presentation”
James Mason, Technical Architect at SUSE, will present some easy ways that desktop Linux users can “level up”, making use of developer tools to better manage their desktop experience.

Location:

ROOM CC201, on the 2nd floor of BTC’s new Campus Center Building.

Remember this meeting is open to the public, tell your neighbor and bring a friend!

BLUG Meeting this Thurs Oct 5th @ BTC: Kevin Burkeland on Security

10/05/2017 at 06:30 PM

This Thursday, October 5th at BTC, IN ROOM CC201, from 6:30pm to 9pm,
BLUG will have its regular public meeting.

Meeting includes:

“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News, Q&A, and a presentation by Kevin Burkeland on security.

“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.

“Presentation”

Kevin Burkeland, IT Instructor at BTC, will discuss current security issues, including the Equifax hack which released personal data on 143 million people.

Location:

ROOM CC201, on the 2nd floor of BTC’s new Campus Center Building.

Remember this meeting is open to the public, tell your neighbor and bring a friend!

BLUG Meeting 9/7 at BTC: Postgres v10: An Amplified version of PostgreSQL

09/07/2017 at 06:30 PM

This Thursday, August 3rd, at BTC, IN ROOM – CC201, from 6:30pm to 9pm, BLUG will have its regular public meeting.

Meeting includes:
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News, Q&A, and a presenation by Joshua ‘JD’ Drake on Postgres v10.

“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.

“Presentation”
Let’s talk about the amazing Postgres v10. In this presentation we will discuss all the major highlights of what is upcoming in the new release. We will cover everything from Replication, performance features to new noSQL functionality. Let’s take a ride down this roller coaster and discover why Postgres v10 should be the center of your data universe.

Joshua ‘JD’ Drake, @linuxhiker
Joshua D. Drake is a PostgreSQL Consultant and has been consulting on PostgreSQL since Postgres95. Throughout his PostgreSQL career he has performed a variety of functions within the community including releasing an O’Reilly book on PostgreSQL, being part of the sysadmins and advocacy teams. Further he ran a biannual conference series dedicated to PostgreSQL between the years of 2007 – 2011. He is a former Director for SPI (the non-profit for PostgreSQL.org). Lastly he is also a Founder of United States PostgreSQL and a current Director for Postgres Foundation.

Location:
ROOM CC201, on the 2nd floor of BTC’s new Campus Center Building.

Remember this meeting is open to the public, tell your neighbor and
bring your database admin 😉

BLUG meeting this Thurs Sept 7th at BTC

09/07/2017 at 06:30 PM

This Thursday, Sept 7th  at BTC, IN ROOM – CC201, from 6:30pm to 9pm,
BLUG will have its regular public meeting.

Meeting includes:
“Hands-on Help Time” from 6:30pm til 7pm, BLUG/LFNW & Linux News, Q&A, and
a presentation by Joshua D. Drake on:
 “Postgres v10: An Amplified version of PostgreSQL”

“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.

“Presentation”
By Joshua D. Drake on:
 “Postgres v10: An Amplified version of PostgreSQL”
“In this presentation we will discuss all the major highlights of what is
 upcoming in the new release. We will cover everything from Replication,
 performance features to new noSQL functionality.
 Let’s take a ride down this roller coaster and discover why Postgres v10
 should be the center of your data universe.”

Location:
ROOM CC201, on the 2nd floor of BTC’s new Campus Center Building.

Remember this meeting is open to the public, tell your neighbor and
bring a friend!

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