Next Meeting

Docker for Everyone

Meeting Info
Speaker: 
Doug Toppin
Date: 
12/10/2016 9:45am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Red Hat
8300 Greensboro Dr, Suite 800
Mclean, VA 22102

The intent of the presentation is how non-developers can make use of docker without having to have a lot of knowledge or experience about docker itself.

Docker is relatively recent (first release in 2013) and has proven very useful to developers and enterprises. However, many others can benefit from it as well.
It can let you run many tools without having to install anything other than docker itself. Potentially even running them in the cloud rather than locally.
This can be particularly helpful in that you don't have to worry about managing or updating versions of the tools or things such as libraries that they may be dependent on.

The challenge can be in finding docker images and then knowing how to use them. You can also create your own (dockerize) docker images without too much knowledge. During the presentation we should be able to show a couple of examples of doing just that.

Moving (again) Meeting Location

Due to room challengs at Nova Labs II, we are moving to a new space. Red Hat has been kind to offer their training room for our meetings. Thank you to Peter for making it happen.
* 8260 Greensboro Dr #300, McLean, VA 22102
People will need to sign up via Meetup because of limited spacce. http://www.meetup.com/Northern-Virginia-Linux-Users-Group/

NovaLug Animation Logo

So I goofed around with Blendar and made this:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wrvuh0g6mz3vprc/NovaLug.ogg?dl=0

Unfortunately, you cannot upload video files to our web site - so you'll have to download it from my dropbox account.

Worthy of mention... the $9 Linux PC

This kickstarter is now overfunded, but still an interesting Linux project.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1598272670/chip-the-worlds-first-9-...

Internet Cats

Here is a public link to the presentation I gave today.  I'll look at getting it into the new wiki as soon as possible.

A link that works.  Also the PDF version of the presentation.

All the imagery is open or shared source (another thing I'm into, open source artwork).

I'll be posting a webform for volunteers to sign up for the new architecture project soon.  I estimate I'll have that ready before next months meeting, which I will set aside time to attend as well.

Thanks for tolerating my presentation!

-jpw

New meeting location starting November 2014

The move is (more or less) complete to NoVa Labs new home. We will start meeting there on 8 November 2014.

NoVa Labs II
1916 Isaac Newton Square West
Reston, VA 20190

Mailing List Update (27 July 2014)

UPDATE: The list is close to being ready. We will migrate everyone and post the new address here.

I am working to move the mailing list. Stay tuned for an update. I apologize to those who can not get access or keep getting unsubscribed.

Mark Metz to Present Basic Photo-editing in GIMP at the July FredLUG Meeting

I just wanted to let anyone who wasn't aware that there is a LUG in Fredericksburg and I'll be presenting some basic photo-editing in GIMP at July's meeting.

This will be different than the content I showed at NOVALUG in January.

Check out the link for the July FredLUG MeetUP

I encourage you to join MeetUp and RSVP if you plan to attend.

OpenShift for Development by Peter Larsen

On June 14, 2014 the monthly meeting of NOVALUG featured Peter Larsen, Senior Solutions Architect from Red Hat, speaking about OpenShift. Peter is a regular at NOVALUG, and cameraman for the NOVALUG Google Hangout for most presentations. He was performing a dress rehearsal for his talk at next week's South East Linux Fest in Charlotte, NC.
Peter explained that OpenShift is a user-friendly, easily-deployed platform as a service (PAAS). A little over two years ago the creators of Origin, the open source code for OpenShift, asked for feedback about their PAAS and feedback they got. Backed by Red Hat the product became a way to support a development community, negating the need for resources and the knowledge necessary to maintain an independent development platform.

novalug.com