The Free Software Stammtisch has moved to Boulders on Southern, near Fiesta Mall in Mesa. We're happy to return to Boulders and the new location will work better.
The original, Boulders on Broadway, was great, but has little parking and a very popular Tuesday night trivia. The owner is glad to have us return to the new location. He came by our first night to make sure everything was running well for us.
Iguana Mack's has changed its name to Social Box. Same restaurant and owners, but a new name and layout.
The Free Software Stammtisch has been meeting at Iguana Mack's for several years.
1371 N. Alma School Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224
ANNOUNCEMENT: Job Night @ Stammtisch! The Free Software Stammtisch is hosting a job fair at this coming east valley event on Tuesday, 2014Jul15. The goal is to bring in engineers and managers from groups that are hiring as well as job seekers and recruiters. For technical positions it's much better to talk directly to the team that is hiring.
Heartbleed is a recently discovered security flaw that affects millions of web servers.
Heartbleed affects enough servers that you should just change all your web site passwords. It allows theft of the server's security key, your credentials, your session with the web site and cookies that can be used to impersonate you.
Because the security certificates could be stolen, there are some extra steps.
We filled the room for the Tech Resume Workshop. It was great to see a good turnout of both job seekers and those volunteering to help with resume feedback and practice interviews.
Thanks to the volunteers who showed up to help!
We will likely hold another job event either in November or January. Still debating. The next event will be a job night. The goal is go have sysadmins, developers and hiring managers from companies that are hiring come out looking for people to fit the openings. We had some of that this time around as well :).
This month's Free Software Stammtisch will feature a no cost tech resume writing workshop.
Despite low unemployment in the tech industry, it is still difficult to get a start in the industry.
On this Tuesday, 2013Sep17, there will be a tech resume workshop starting at 18:00. It will run up to two hours.
The workshop will specialize on resumes for technical fields such as system administration, development, IT/MIS, NOC and network administrator.
This Thursday Kibana creator Rashid Khan will talk scalable log storage and analysis at PLUG. His talk will cover patterns for log shipping, the problems in traditional centralized log storage, as well as issues with syslog shipping overall. We'll explore the options in the open source space, and define a stack that can be gradually merged into a legacy syslog network, with further optimizations as we later spin down the legacy redundant logging infrastructure.
While creating materials for my bash class I needed to create some globbing exercises for my students.
It occured to me that a string operator and a comparison to the null string can be used to check if something is a substring of another value.
Sure, you can use Substring Expansion to see if the substring is at a known location such as "Does the value of $foo start with 'bar'?", but length and location are often unknown.
Say, for instance, I wanted to know if it's a word a Dalek would shriek? Easy to do with regular expressions: grep ate$ /usr/share/dict/words.
Scheduled talks cover topics such as Logstash ( scalable log management and searching ), Sensu ( scalable monitoring framework ), CentOS Linux kernel tuning, high volume metrics collection, CentOS and Xen virtualization, ARM architecture servers and SSH.
As has been announced at the last couple of meetings and refernced in posts to PLUG-discuss, we are restarting the planning committee. If you are interested in helping drive PLUG, please join the mailing list. It would be helpful if you can also join the meetings, but that is not required.
PLUG exists only because volunteers work to get things done. This is an open invitation to participate.
As before, the PLUG planning committee is open to anyone who wants to help PLUG. Be prepared to volunteer as it is a working committee.
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