[GNHLUG] [DLSLUG-Announce] TONIGHT: Btrfs & Hackathon HOWTO - DLSLUG Monthly Meeting - 2011-08-04

Bill McGonigle bill at bfccomputing.com
Thu Aug 4 15:23:47 EDT 2011

               Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Linux User Group
               a chapter of GNHLUG - http://gnhlug.org

The next regular monthly meeting of DLSLUG will be held:

                   Thursday, August 4th, 7-9PM
at:               Dartmouth College, Haldeman 041
                23 North Main Street, Hanover, NH

                 All are welcome, free of charge.


5:30  Pre-meeting dinner at EBA's.  RSVP and bring cash.

7:00  Sign-in, networking

7:15  Introductory remarks

7:20  Btrfs
        presented by William Stearns

      Filesystems are supposed to be boring - you never know 
      they're there. BTRFS, based on a design that supports 
      copy-on-write, provides features like effortless snapshots, 
      built-in data redundancy and checksumming, easy addition and 
      removal of underlying disks and much more. Filesystems have 
      become interesting again!

      Bill is a System Administrator at Dartmouth College and
      consultant for Intelguardians. He is a content author and
      faculty member at the SANS Institute, teaching both the Linux
      System Administration and Perimeter Security tracks. Bill's
      background is in network and operating system security; he
      was the chief architect of one commercial and two open source
      firewalls and is an active contributor to multiple projects in
      the Linux development effort. His spare time is spent
      coordinating and feeding a major antispam blacklist, and
      assisting the technical community as a volunteer Incident
      Handler for the Internet Storm Center.

      Bill's articles and tools can be found in SysAdmin magazine,
      online journals, and at http://www.stearns.org . 

8:05  Hack-a-thon HOWTO
        presented by Ryan Lewis

      Do you have favorite project that needs some development love 
      and would like to sponsor an event to do it?  Ryan will walk us 
      through a mini-Hack-a-thon, using Xournal 
      <https://github.com/ryanlewis/xournal> and GitHub as a platform 
      to show how it's done.

      Your guide on this expedition will be Ryan H. Lewis.
      He is a Ph.D. student at Dartmouth College.  He studied
      mathematics in Rochester, New York.  He uses Fedora linux
      and thinks writing in the third person nominative case
      is strange.

8:50  Roundtable Exchange - where the attendees can make
      announcements or ask a Linux/FLOSS question of the group.

                         Driving Directions

        Please see the website for links to driving directions.


        We currently lack a refreshment sponsor.  If you or your
        company would like to provide or sponsor refreshments,
        please get in touch.


        RSVP by replying to this e-mail so we can give any
        refreshment sponsor a count.

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