April 3 CalgaryLUG Meeting

March 28th, 2019

Calgary Linux Users Group Meeting

DATE:
April 3, 2019 — 6:15 to 8:30 PM

LOCATION:
Nicholls Family Library
Nicholls Family Library Program Room — (on second floor)
1421 33 Street SW
Calgary AB T3C 1P2

The Nicholls Family Library is located in Westbrook CTrain Station.
There is parking near the building.

This Library’s web site seems able to give directions:

https://calgarylibrary.ca/locations/NICHOLLS/

PRESENTER:
Richard Gangnon

PHP presentation.

Focus is on simple PHP application development using ubuntu server VM 
running Apache server.
Platform is Windows 10 with VirtualBox.

A small amount of Javascript to run PHP code on the server.

Development tool is Microsoft Visual Studio with Devsense PHP plugin.

All development and demonstration will be restricted to a controlled 
environment on a laptop.PHP presentation.

Focus is on simple PHP application development using ubuntu server VM 
running Apache server.
Platform is Windows 10 with VirtualBox.

A small amount of Javascript to run PHP code on the server.

Development tool is Microsoft Visual Studio with Devsense PHP plugin.

All development and demonstration will be restricted to a controlled 
environment on a laptop.

Build a mini open source cloud to monitor/manage a larger vmware based cloud

December 25th, 2018

Calgary Linux Users Group Meeting

  • Date: February 6, 2019 — 5:45 to 7:30 PM
  • Place: Central Library 4-20F Meeting Room. (seating for 8)
  • Address: 800 3 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2E7

I have been thinking of doing a presentation on some work I’ve done:

Using SaltStack to build personal private clouds on bare metal. Through the presentation I can sprinkle snippets of code from:

Raymond Burkholder
  • debian pxe boot files
  • how I use Saltstack to custom build pxe boot files
  • using iproute2 for kernel based network configurations
  • using Open vSwitch for layer 2 switching
  • using Free Range Routing for layer 3 route distribution with BGP, EVPN, anycast
  • using LXC for containers (rather than docker)
  • maybe some nftables configurations for basic security
  • how redundancy and resiliency is built into the solution

This configuration was used to build a mini open source cloud to monitor/manage a larger vmware based cloud.

My background can be found at https://blog.raymond.burkholder.net/

January 2019 Two meetings

December 25th, 2018

Meeting — Jan 2, 2019 Calgary Linux Users Group

  • Date: Jan 2, 2019 — 4:45 to 7:30 PM
  • Place: Central Library, Meeting Room 3-20A.
  • Address: 800 3 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2E7

Meeting — Jan 9, 2019 Calgary Linux Users Group

  • Date: Jan 9, 2019 — 4:45 to 8:15 PM
  • Place: Nose Hill Library, Main Meeting Room
  • Address: 1530 Northmount Drive NW, T2L 0G6

Dec 12, 2018 — Nose Hill Library Meeting

December 12th, 2018

Extra Meeting — Calgary Linux Users Group

Date: Dec 12, 2018 (Wednesday)

Place: Nose Hill Library – 1530 Northmount Drive NW, T2L 0G6, (Brentwood)
In Main Meeting Room

Time: 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Innovating your own solutions in GNU Linux.

Moved the backup data for Mint time shift.

I asked what the Dec 12 meeting was going to be about? The response:

Yes, I have the latest LTS Linux Mint but is anyone able to show us something else interesting or even better? I happen to have been looking into a Ubuntu flavor a customer of mine specifically requested.

Rather than do another Linux Distribution demo I took the opportunity to fix or repair a multi-boot laptop of mine that was developing some issues.

My chosen solution may also demonstrate some of the concepts well.
Oh, also I am ecstatic at having a working interim solution towards my goals.

Innovating your own solutions in GNU Linux.

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Calgary Linux Users Group Meeting 2018 – Dec 5 (Wed)

December 2nd, 2018

Who would like to meetup Downtown and try out the New Modern Main Calgary Public Library facilities?

They have 30 meeting rooms of various sizes so in future it could be feasible to have multiple channels of interest going on at the same time if desired?

image of Room 3-19C ===>

Rooms have to be booked by Calgary Public Library members who agree to the CPLibrary and CLUG rules.

Date: Dec 5, 2018  —  booked from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Place: Central Library 3-19C Meeting Room. (seating for 12 and wall mount TV HDMI cable).

Address:  800 3 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2E7  just across 3rd street SE, East & south of City Hall train station.

See Map below! zoom in for detail.

Getting there:

Calgary Transit seems the best way to get there.

Unless you have your own parking spot you may find may find the Parking Authorities costs high in the downtown core. There is a drop off point [map pin] and special needs elevator on the south east side via 8 Ave SE, across from a small pay for lot. Also another larger parking lot starting a block more to the east.

Image elevator entrance and exit above near drop off point at SE side:

Read any parking instructions  carefully and be prepared to pay. I might be walking from outside the downtown area. Good exercise for me:)

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November Meeting — CLUG

October 3rd, 2018

Calgary Linux Users Group {Guild}

Date: November 7 (Wed) 5:30 – 8:00 PM

We’re still good if you can attend by 6:00 pm

Place: Nose Hill Library

Address: 1530 Northmount Drive NW, T2L 0G6, (Brentwood) In Main Meeting Room

(Room booking verified)

Topics:

  • Looking at Linux Mint 19 Tara as main stream ready
  • Add yours

Following meeting already booked for December 12

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Calgary Linux Users Meeting Sep 5, 2018

August 29th, 2018

Monthly Meeting

Place: Louise Riley Library, Multi-purpose Room

This room is in the smaller building north of the main building.

Date: Sept 5, 2018 (Wed)

Time: 5:45 – 8:00 PM

6:00 show is OK too.

I have to smile when I think of the core group that has showed up. Thank you!

There is much to discuss in the coming weeks.

  1. Nurturing club collaboration with better tools and methods. Goal being to make less strain for contributors.
  2. Things that really interest and help you that the club would like to hear about.
  3. The next Meetup venue.

There was no interest in the topic of AGM so it’s not on the agenda

Anyone wanting more timely updates of meeting notices, we can talk about sharing the load.

Email president at clug dot ca

See you at the meeting.

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Louise Riley Library -- 1904 14 Avenue NW Calgary AB T2N 1M5

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Calgary Linux Users Meeting Aug 8, 2018

August 8th, 2018

Date: August 8, 2018, (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Place: Nose Hill Library – 1530 Northmount Drive NW, T2L 0G6, (Brentwood)
In Main Meeting Room

Topics: What we’ve been goofing around with in Linux (or also wanting to play with?).

Discussion of AGM Sept 5, 2018 plans (booked at Louise Riley Library)

Meeting is informal (yet fun). Looking forward to meeting with those who are able to attend at The Nose Hill Library.

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Annual General Meeting (AGM) June 20, 2018

May 21st, 2018

Important Annual General Meeting  scheduled!

June 13… It is only one week away from the AGM and there were minimal comments about elections so far.

Those new new to and revisiting GNU/Linux seem the fastest growing part of our group.

I would like to see information for computer fundamentals, followed by things specific to GNU/Linux. What ever I contribute will likely be GPLv3 licensed and epub or other open formats to share freely. The very nature of collaborative Linux is inclusive by nature so all are welcome.

We have seating for 40 people and we hope to end up with much more than a quorum.

Please note:

Additions to the club bank account signatory should happen as soon as the bank completes their paper work from our May 31 Letter of direction.

In an effort to be thorough in research I find I have to back off somewhat for now. Other technical volunteers stepping forward will be greatly appreciated. Otherwise things may take longer….

Interested in GNU/Linux?

Do you only see the possibilities and not the limitations?

Now is a good time to get involved.

Date: June 20, 2018

Time: 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Place: Nose Hill Library – 1530 Northmount Drive NW, T2L 0G6, Brentwood

In Main Meeting Room that Seats up to 40 people.

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Calgary Linux Users Meeting — May 2, 2018

April 19th, 2018

Place: Louise Riley Library — Multi-purpose Room
1920 14 Ave NW

In the building just north of the Louise Riley Library.

Near Lions Park Train Station and Library parking

Time: 5:30 to 8:00 PM booked

Call: for those interested in publishing GNU/Linux related articles.

Note: Some new Free and Libre Open Source Software tools now available
that make publishing easier.

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