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.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Job Night @ Stammtisch! The Free Software Stammtisch is hosting a job night at this coming east valley event on Tuesday, 2012Oct16. The goal is to bring in engineers and managers from groups that are hiring in addition to job seekers and recruiters. For technical positions it's much better to talk directly to the team that is hiring.
Added several modules to my shell scripting class tonight. Added a couple that had been recently been created. Also added a couple I created tonight. Good work on a couple others as well, but they're not yet going online. Working on a lab exercise now. It should be available for tomorrow.
Topics that might be of interest to students include: Resume Writing Strategies and Tips from Tucker Wolfe ( technical and corporate recruiting since 1998 for a wide array of industries ); Mobile Device Forensics from Kristy Westphal ( Director, Security Operations for T-Systems North America ); and Discovering Performance Possibilities in Linux from Curtis Zinzilieta ( Principal Engineer, Walt Disney Animation Studios ). See the schedule for a full list of the topics.
SCaLE has once again accepted one of my talk proposals. This year they've tagged me to talk about Nginx.
I'm really looking forward to SCaLE 10x. It's a fun, informative conference. They also add something new every year. For instance, this year one of the new things is a youth-driven mini-conference. Along with the annual educational mini-conference, I think SCaLE's definitely a great resource for parents and educators. I certainly hope the kids enjoy the youth conference!
Note that SCaLE 10x is a litte earlier in the year than past SCaLE conferences as it's now in January.
SCaLE 10x: January 20-22, 2012 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel.
The ABLEconf call for participation is open. We're looking for technology experts and business leaders to discuss how open technologies can help transform Arizona businesses.
This year we're allowing tutorials, panels, labs and hackfests in addition to presentations. Submit something interesting.
Early bird deadline is 2011Nov20.
For its 10th anniversary SCaLE is running an art contest. The winner gets a free trip, including airfare within the continental US, to Los Angeles for SCaLE 10x.
Look to SCaLE's page on the contest for details.
SCalE 10x is 2012Jan20-22.
The economy is strong for Free Software jobs in technology. Phoenix ( and the rest of the cities in the valley ) continues to be a hot market for FLOSS jobs. Lots of programming ( PHP, Java, C++, Perl ) jobs as well as sysadmin jobs.
If you know someone who is looking for a Free Software job in town, please help them get employed.
I have benefitted for more than a decade by using Debian every day. Not only do we likely all know many other people who directly use Debian every day, but we probably all benefit indirectly from Debian every day.
Thanks to Debian for 18 fantastic years.