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Tech Resume Workshop @ the FLOSS Stammtisch

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.

Iguana Macks

scalable log storage and analysis at PLUG

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.

comparing strings in the shell

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.

CentOS Dojo this Friday in Scottsdale

CentOS has started a new series of one day conferences. The second CentOS Dojo is taking place in Scottsdale this Friday. Karanbir Singh is in town to lead the conference.

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.

PLUG: Invitation to participate

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.

PLUG-planning mailing list:

Job Night @ Stammtisch

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.

new modules for shell scripting class

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.

ABLEconf has added student 50% discount

ABLEconf has added half-price registration for students. Students will need to show a current, valid student ID at checkin at the Saturday, March 24th, technology and business conference.

SCaLE 10x done, thanks to BoF leaders and SCaLE volunteers

SCaLE 10x was a grand time. Thanks to all of the volunteers that make it happen every year for us! SCaLE adds new things and puts on a very organized, successful experience every year. The volunteers who make it happen are amazing.

giving Nginx presentation as SCaLE

SCaLE has once again accepted one of my talk proposals. This year they've tagged me to talk about Nginx.

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