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NO MEETING FOR FEBRUARY

There will be no PLUG meeting for February. I batted about 0 for 10 trying to find a presenter for this month. Sorry!

We do have a presenter lined up for March, so we’ll see you then!

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October PLUG Meeting: IPV6

Date: October 12th, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: C7 Datacenters (Lindon)

Mike Lovell will presenting on IPv6 at our meeting this Wednesday,
October 12th, at 7:30pm. Thanks to C7 Data Centers, we will be meeting
at Canopy Building 5 in Lindon, behind Home Depot. (Map:
http://goo.gl/r9mPo) You will need to bring a photo ID, as you’ll need
a guest badge. There will be pizza.

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February PLUG Meeting: Intro to Hadoop

Date: February 9th, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Adobe, Omniture Business Unit

This is the rescheduled Hadoop meeting, as promised.

Hadoop is an open-source MapReduce framework inspired by Google’s
MapReduce and Google File System (GFS) papers. It’s used to process
“Big Data” (petabytes) by distributing work across tens, hundreds, or
thousands of nodes in a cluster. Hadoop is used by Google, eBay,
Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo!, Adobe, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, Intel, Tynt,
and many other notable shops with Big Data processing requirements.

About the Presenter:

Bryan Sant is a high school dropout who’s been writing software
professionally since the ripe age of 15. He’s worked with a lot of
software that manipulates Big Data for various companies. Bryan is
currently working with the Canadians to take over the world.
Occasionally Bryan gets paid to hurt people in front of large crowds.

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January PLUG Meeting: Social Networking

Date: January 13th, 2011 (Thursday!)
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Adobe, Omniture Business Unit

This month’s meeting will be a social networking event to kick off the new year. Come enjoy some technical discussion, lively debate, and some horribly unhealthy junk food you probably shouldn’t be eating.

Please note that this meeting with be on a Thursday night, not the usual Wednesday night. See you there!

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November PLUG Meeting Canceled

Due to a major conflict of events with our sponsor (Adobe), we will need to reschedule Bryan’s Hadoop presentation. My deep apologies to everyone who was planning on attending.

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November PLUG Meeting: Intro to Hadoop

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED. We will reschedule it.

Date: November 11th, 2010 (Thursday!)
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Adobe, Omniture Business Unit

Hadoop is an open-source MapReduce framework inspired by Google’s
MapReduce and Google File System (GFS) papers. It’s used to process
“Big Data” (petabytes) by distributing work across tens, hundreds, or
thousands of nodes in a cluster. Hadoop is used by Google, eBay,
Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo!, Adobe, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, Intel, Tynt,
and many other notable shops with Big Data processing requirements.

About the Presenter:

Bryan Sant is a high school dropout who’s been writing software
professionally since the ripe age of 15. He’s worked with a lot of
software that manipulates Big Data for various companies. Bryan is
currently working with the Canadians to take over the world.
Occasionally Bryan gets paid to hurt people in front of large crowds.

Please note that this meeting with be on a Thursday night, not the usual Wednesday night. See you there!

Update:

Ken Miyamoto (Sr Hyper-Scale Specialist at Dell) has arranged for Dell to sponsor food. Ken would be glad to discuss using Dell gear to run a ginormous hyperscaled Hadoop cluster in your organization. We will have our usual open discussion/social networking forum post presentation as we nosh. Hope to see all 450 of you there.

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October PLUG Meeting: Open

Date: October 13th, 2010
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Adobe, Omniture Business Unit

Our meeting format will be open. You are welcome to bring up any item for discussion. A projector and podium will be available depending on crowd size. Topics are open, anything that might interest the group is appropriate. After our discussion we will have drinks in the lobby. Feel free to bring cookies or a light snack to share.

Possible ideas: Demo an interesting application, give a review of your new gadget, expound the virtues of emacs, share your sjansen sonnets, ask how Linux can be used to control your toaster.

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September PLUG Meeting: WebGL

Date: August 11th, 2010 September 8th, 2010
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Adobe, Omniture Business Unit

WebGL is an emerging standard that (finally) brings native 3D to web browsers on devices large and small. Javascript libraries like GLGE, SpiderGL, and ProcessingJS help plug you in for using it. Grab a nightly build of your favorite browser to see it in action… see http://www.khronos.org/webgl/wiki/Getting_a_WebGL_Implementation

About the Presenter:

Brad Midgley thought it would be a good idea to earn two degrees in computer science, from the University of Utah and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He can mostly be found tinkering these days with ruby on rails, mobile programming, and embedded computers.

See you there!

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June: Linux Day

Date: June 15th, 2010
Time: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Salt Lake City Marriott

Instead of our regular monthly meeting PLUG encourages you to attend the Linux day, sponsored by Novell and Intel. Here are the details from Eldred:

I would like to invite members of plug to the ‘Linux Day’ event hosted by
Novell and Intel on June 15 at the Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown. This
event is intended to be interactive and a good opportunity for plug members to
interact/network with Linux technical experts and Linux users from businesses
in the area.

Some the topic that will be discussed are:

  • The newest release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP1
  • SUSE Studiofast and easy core image building
  • Virtualization and cloud computing with Linux
  • High availability and disaster recovery solutions
  • Mission-critical computing with Intel Xeon 7500 (formerly Nehalem-EX)
  • Migrating from Solaris on SPARC to Linux on Intel Architecture

Enter to Win! : When you register and attend this event, you’ll be entered in
a drawing for a chance to win an Amazon Kindle running on Linux! You must be
present to win.

Follow the link below to register:
http://register.novell.com/adtracker/?id=613

See you there!

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May PLUG Meeting: Stuart Is Awesome

Date: May 12th, 2010
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Omniture (Adobe)

PLUG:

From sjansen:

On his good days, Chuck Norris revels in his own existence. On his bad days, Chuck Norris wallows in the knowledge that he’ll never be Stuart Jansen.

Plug is proud to announce that for this month’s meeting, Stuart will share his mind shattering seminar ‘My Pinky Is Filled With Awesome and You Can Too’

If Stuart is feeling especially generous, he might even talk about the new features in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 that recently hit public beta. One suggestion if you’ve never been to one of Stuart’s presentations: Bring a tool to take notes with, chances are you’re going to leave with at least a few things you’ll want to remember so some day you too can be awesome.

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