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Wednesday
Oct 25
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers: TBH

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Wednesday
Sep 27
PdxDevOps
New Relic, Floor 27

Join us for our monthly gathering to discuss everything from incident response to cross-team collaboration to automation frameworks. Food provided. Please RSVP!

Please note the new location!

THIS MONTH:

Lasso by Benjamin Foote

Lasso is an SSO solution for nginx using the auth_request module. An nginx reverse proxy can be configured to require OAuth login for any website or web application. Most OAuth providers are supported including Google and Github. Lasso replaces that "one crappy password" that is found at many orgs. The response time for Lasso validation is less than 1ms when run on the same host. Lasso is offered under the MIT license. Support is available on the #lasso freenode irc channel. Ben would be more than happy to help you install Lasso.

Benjamin Foote http://bnf.net is a Systems Engineer and Linux nerd with 20 years experience. By day (and sometimes night) Ben helps Meedan https://meedan.com to build great tools for journalists including the fact checking tool Check and the social media language translation tool Bridge. Ben proudly serves as the current Board President of Umbrella http://umbrellapdx.org which acts as fiscal sponsor to projects such as Shift, Better Block PDX, Disaster Relief Trials, Futel and the PDX World Naked Bike Ride. Other life accomplishments and past antics include hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, hiking most of the Continental Divide Trail, curating On Gallery devoted to interactive art and technology based arts, founding an Ultimate Frisbee league for beginners, training lifeguards and teaching preschool (by far the most difficult job Ben has ever had).

Benjamin Foote Systems Engineer bnfinet on github @bnf

Devops with Public Clouds by Andy Chan

Cloud and DevOps could mean different things to different people. This talk is centered on best practices selecting cloud compute friendly workloads -- bursting to the cloud to meet peak demands while keeping source data local. What DevOps folks are leveraging the cloud currently and the trends going forward

I am currently an alliance systems engineer at Avere System providing public clouds with High-Performance Computing solutions. Prior to Avere, I was with Mentor Graphics supporting some of the heaviest software engineering R&D workloads in the electronic design automation space (8,000 to 20,000 cores)
I received my BA from Oregon State and my MBA from Marylhurst.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Aug 28
PdxDevOps
New Relic

THIS MONTH:

Disposable Infrastructure: you only build me up to tear me down

Paige will introduce the idea of disposable infrastructure, the tools she and her team chose to use for provisioning (Terraform) and configuration management (Ansible) and a walk through of solution they built.

(As seen at DevOpsDays Portland 2017!)

Speaker bio:

Paige Bernier is passionate about efficiency and building great systems that work. Outside of tech she loves all things crafty and cute. Please send her your best cat photos.

TBD (topic: reliable backups)

Speaker bio:

Rachel Kelly is a Devops Engineer for a small healthcare tech company in town and would argue versus the folks that like to say "mleh, devops engineers don't exist!" Her first love is Python and she chaired PyDX, a local Python conference, for a couple years, and was also part of the organizing team for PDX PyLadies for several years. Recently, she's "recovering" from having taught intro to programming at Portland State for a term. If you want to keep up with what Rachel's doing, please give a follow to @wholemilk on Twitter, which is where she mostly lives, these days.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Jul 17
PdxDevOps
New Relic, 5th floor

Join us for the July meeting of PdxDevOps.

JobOps: Landing the Right DevOps Role for You

The types of DevOps teams and the work found within them are as diverse as the varying definitions of "DevOps" itself. This presents a tricky two-way challenge for both candidates and hiring managers. In this talk, you'll gain insight into what DevOps hiring managers are hoping to understand when they read your resume and cover letter, how to paint a clear picture of your experience and skillset throughout the interview process, and just as importantly--how to discern the unique DevOps flavor of the team you're applying for, to determine if it's truly a good fit for you, too.

Kate Taggart has managed a variety of engineering teams spanning the breadth of the dev-to-ops spectrum. Currently an engineering manager at HashiCorp, Kate has also previously managed teams at New Relic and Simple. When it comes to organizational hiring practices, Kate is a vocal advocate for increased transparency, quantitative metrics, and continual self-reflection and improvement.


Tools Don't Matter

Have you ever watched a super inspiring conference talk about some uber tool that was going to solve all of your problems? Have you ever tried to apply those tools/techniques to your environment only to run into a million corner cases and ultimately, failure? Do words like "enterprise", "compliance", and "legacy" stand between you and all that stuff those talks made look so easy?

In "Tools Don't Matter", we're going to get to the root cause of "these tools can never work for my use cases" syndrome. The goal is to equip you with a skill set to evaluate and apply whatever tools and process successfully in your organization (yes, even "legacy" environments). Our case study is an organization that went from ~1 feature release a year in Q1, to >100 feature releases in Q4 of the same year, all while keeping an almost identical tool chain.

Mark is an R&D engineer for the Curse MCN team @ Twitch/Amazon. Prior to Twitch, he worked in SRE roles at Hightail, Blizzard Entertainment, and Dell.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Jun 19
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers: TBH

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
May 15
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the May meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda: In a special hour-long format, VM will talk about how to handle failure and relate it to the modern ops landscape. Come prepared for a great discussion. Food provided!

Speakers: @vmbrasseur

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Apr 17
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers: TBH

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Mar 20
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers:

Alice Goldfuss

Denver Freeman-- For the last 9 years he’s been partnering with hiring managers and he’ll be showing us tips and insight useful for those entertaining new job opportunities in technology. Tips which include: resume buzz words & working with a recruiter to first-level screening through salary negotiations.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Feb 27
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the Feb meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speakers:

Name: E. Dunham (https://twitter.com/QEDunham) Topic: Automating more of the things

One aspect of DevOps is that one person can accomplish multiple peoples' worth of work by delegating tasks to other people or systems. I'll introduce you to some of the systems that the Rust and Servo developers delegate community management tasks to, and show you how they can be useful in more conventional settings.

edunham is the "DevOps Engineer" for Mozilla Research.

Jesse Dearing (https://twitter.com/JesseDearing)

Topic: Failure and RCAs: A Love Story
I love failure! I don't love to bathe in the tears of engineers but I love understanding how the systems that run our world fail. Everything from a failed hardware component to a human mistake. I love reading RCAs like murder mysteries. I will cover failure, how to learn from it, and preventing it. I will cover tools, processes, and techniques for reviewing and learning from failure without making people cry.

Jesse Dearing is a Lead Site Reliability Engineer at InVisionApp where he wrangles databases and builds tools to manage them. Jesse likes to learn how languages connect to other systems. Jesse likes making everything a Bash one-liner and is his own chaos monkey as a result. When he's not picking apart systems and automating them, he enjoys riding bikes, reading, and spending time with family.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Jan 23
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the next meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speaker: Dan Bode, Intel:

Infrastructure-as-a-Service-as-Code: At Intel, we want to provide our development teams access to the compute resources they need with as little friction as possible. We do this by providing a self-service platform that integrates with their existing version control systems and communication channels. This talk will focus on the requirements and design of our self-service infrastructure solution.

Speaker: Emily Slocombe, SurveyMonkey: Ansible+MySQL at SurveyMonkey. Emily is on the OSDB team at SurveyMonkey. She'll be discussing the joys, pains, and finer points of managing MySQL (and some Cassandra) with Ansible.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Oct 17, 2016
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speaker: Morgan Rhodes, Puppet. "Organic, Free Range Automation: A Release Engineering Story" Morgan works as a release engineer at Puppet. She'll discuss issues arising from organic tooling growth and methods to address those.

Speaker: Matt Greensmith, Cozy. "Ops at Small Shops" Matt keeps the lights on at Cozy, a 20-person property management SaaS startup. He'll discuss the finer points of effective ops practices for small organizations.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Jul 18, 2016
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the July meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speaker: Jason Yee

Topic: Data-driven Post-mortems

Henry Ford once said, “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” So how can we learn the most from system failures? This session will move beyond “blameless” post-mortems & show how we can use data to avoid & mitigate future failures.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Jun 20, 2016
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the June meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Speaker: Chris Roberts

Topic: SparkleFormation and orchestration APIs

Summary: SparkleFormation is a Ruby based DSL to programmatically build templates for cloud orchestration APIs. It even has a companion CLI tool for interacting with remote providers. This talk will give a brief history on how SparkleFormation came into existence, its evolution to becoming the library and application it is today, and an overview of the things possible with SparkleFormation. Once a common foundation has been laid, we'll dive in a bit deeper to examine some non-trivial use cases touching on nesting, graphing, planning, cross provider support/interactions (AWS CFN isn't the only rodeo in town), integrating Serverspec via callbacks, and how sparkle packs can delegate infrastructure composition across teams. If there's still time and interest after all this, we can touch on why CFN is currently the best orchestration API, why CFN sucks, what's great and horrible about other orchestration APIs, why you should have an "infrastructure repository", the absurdity of humans composing documents in serialization formats, and anything else people want to talk about.

Speaker: Eric Maxwell

Summary: Eric will take us through chef's new offering: Habitat. Habitat is written in rust. Habitat is a new approach to automation that focuses on the application instead of the infrastructure it runs on. With Habitat, the apps you build, deploy, and manage behave consistently in any runtime — metal, VMs, containers, and PaaS. You'll spend less time on the environment and more time building features.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
May 16, 2016
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the April meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

Colin Hom from CoreOS

Colin will showcase how CoreOS deploys production Kubernetes clusters on AWS and the open-source tooling around this process. Kube-aws built around the idea of "cluster artifacts" and is designed to be secure, auditable and reproducible. A simple templating system is leveraged to generate cluster configuration as a set of declarative configuration templates that can be version controlled, audited and re-deployed. Since the entirety of the provisioning is by AWS CloudFormation and cloud-init, there’s no need for external configuration management tools on your end. Batteries included!

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Apr 18, 2016
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the April meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

1) Carl Hall, Cloudability

Deployment as a Feature

From single service deployment across a few instances to several services in multiple environments over hundreds of instances. We'll take a look at the evolution of a deployment process that has followed the growth of Cloudability over its 5 year history. I'll talk about the tools we've chosen, decisions we've worked through and the automation that drives it all.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Wednesday
Feb 24, 2016
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the Feburary meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

1) Overview of Nix and NixOS by Corbin Simpson (Acquia) (second try)

Nix is a package manager designed to perfectly isolate dependencies and yield reproducible builds. The NixOS Linux distro is built on top of Nix. We'll look at how Nix relates to the modern devops environment and how it can simplify continuous integration and configuration management.

2) "Creating Efficient Docker Images" by Isaac Stefanek

Docker can do many great things for the continuous integration and delivery process. One of the benefits that can be achieved using Docker is speeding up build and deploy times. Creating Docker files that maximize this benefit can take some work, especially if you are dealing with a bloated technology stack. We'll take a look at some common best practices that will have your Docker builds running at warp speed. The examples will be focused on building NodeJS applications, but many of the concepts will be universal for any Dockerized app.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Jan 25, 2016
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the November meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

1) Overview of Nix and NixOS by Corbin Simpson (Acquia)

Nix is a package manager designed to perfectly isolate dependencies and yield reproducible builds. The NixOS Linux distro is built on top of Nix. We'll look at how Nix relates to the modern devops environment and how it can simplify continuous integration and configuration management.

2) A short talk on building services with gRPC and Kubernetes by Kelsey Hightower (Google)

Kubernetes is a scheduler framework for deploying docker containers at scale. It is based on production-proven code that has lived inside Google for years.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Thursday
Nov 19, 2015
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the November meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

1) Overview of jive's Collins+xCAT automated provisioning w/ Devon Peters

2) Kubernetes for Sysadmins: Why is Kubernetes awesome for System Administrators? Because you get to sleep all night and go home on time w/ Elson Rodriguez, @elsonrodriguez

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Thursday
Oct 22, 2015
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Join us for the October meeting of PdxDevOps.

Agenda:

1) Celebrate Ansible's successful acquisition

2) Daniel Drier will talk about a puppet autosigning gem he created.

3) Ken Eshelby will talk about a metrics API inside OpenNMS (backed by Cassandra)

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Sep 21, 2015
PdxDevOps - Socialize!
Rock Bottom Brewery

Join us for the September meeting of PdxDevOps.

For this months meeting we'll be meeting at the bar to socialize and discuss devops. Automaconf just finished up, with hashiconf and puppetconf right around the corner. So there are no shortages of neat talks to see. We can spend this month sharing stories and ideas less formally.

Rock Bottom Brewery: An easy turn off I-5 across the Morrison Bridge, or a few pedal revolutions off the Waterfront Bike Trail, Rock Bottom Portland sits in the middle of downtown.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Aug 17, 2015
PdxDevOps - Docker Docker Docker
New Relic

Join us for the August meeting of PdxDevOps.

We have something for everyone tonight with one talk focused on beginners and one talk focused on experts.

Sean Kane from New Relic will be giving his 2014 Velocity talk "Docker in Production" (expert level).

Rex Addiscentis ‏will be giving a general introduction to DevOps, followed by a demo/tutorial of simple application deployment with Docker on AWS. (beginner level). For more information, see https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/pdxdevops/1q3XaQawJnI

New Relic is continuing to host us and Volt is continuing to provide pizza. Gluten Free options will be available. Contact Spencer if you have any specific requests.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Jun 29, 2015
PdxDevOps - Stream Processing with Heka
New Relic

Join us for an overview of data stream processing, with Nicholas Chappell and Jonathan Owens from New Relic, and Nathan Williams from Treehouse giving an overview of stream processing needs inside their organizations, and how they use Heka, a general stream processing tool from Mozilla.

Hashicorp has donated a ticket to hashiconf that we will be raffling off.

New Relic is continuing to host us and Volt is continuing to provide pizza. Gluten Free options will be available. Contact Spencer if you have any specific requests.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
May 18, 2015
PdxDevOps
New Relic

LeanCoffee with Justin Reed

This month we will be changing the format up a bit and Justin will be helping us all experience Lean Coffee

New Relic is continuing to host us and Volt is continuing to provide pizza. Gluten Free options will be available. Contact Spencer if you have any specific requests.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Apr 20, 2015
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Scott Schneider from Puppet Labs will talk about vmpooler. Why they built vmpooler and what it's used for (both individual developer use and speedy acceptance-testing).

Greg Haynes will talk about diskimage-builder, a project that started off as a tool for openstack deployments and has since become a highly efficient general purpose image building utility.

New Relic is continuing to host us and Volt is continuing to provide pizza. Gluten Free options will be available. Contact Spencer if you have any specific requests.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Thursday
Apr 16, 2015
OpenStack PDX User Group April meeting
Puppet

Our first official meeting with the new user group includes something for everyone! For those new to OpenStack we'll have an intro-level presentation from HP's Spencer Krum, after which we'll get into the (API) weeds with Bernard Sanders from CloudBolt Software

Using OpenStack Nova (Spencer Krum)

In this brief talk I will talk about how I use an OpenStack cloud (HP Cloud) to boot up virtual machines for interactive testing. This workflow has replaced vagrant in my life. I will show a script I made called 'hodor' to boot vms and log into them. This is targeted at the absolute beginner and will be very basic.

Spencer Krum is an OpenStack hacker working for HP. He coordinates the PdxDevOps user group and is active in the puppet community.

Hybrid cloud and catalyzing OpenStack adoption (Bernard Sanders)

It's tough to convince people to put all their eggs in one basket, and that reluctance keeps some folks from going all-in on building an OpenStack cloud. Until they're ready, solutions providing easy access to multiple clouds can smooth that transition. Bernard Sanders (CTO at CloudBolt Software) joins us to talk about how their cloud management platform interfaces with OpenStack, and the good, bad and ugly of integrating with one of the fastest growing open source projects in history.

Prior to CloudBolt, Bernard has worked for NASA/JPL, Loudcloud, Opsware, HP, holding roles in development, systems engineering, and product management. He's a puzzle/game enthusiast, a juggler, a nordic skier, and an ex-quadrapeligic. He will answer questions about automation, riccochet robots, crater lake, spinal cord injury, and maybe even OpenStack.

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Monday
Mar 16, 2015
PdxDevOps
New Relic

We have a speaker and a half for this meeting with a focus on windows.

Aaron Jensen: Aaron discovered programming over 14 years ago, and has never looked back. He specializes in making developer-focused tools and automating everything he can. He's spent most of his career working with Microsoft technologies, but did run his own OS X server for several years, so knows Perl, PHP, and Ruby on Rails exist. For almost 7 years he has worked for WebMD Health Services. He is currently obsessed with PowerShell and weeps whenever he sees a batch script or someone using cmd.exe. His open-source project Carbon, a PowerShell module for automating the configuration of Windows servers and workstations, has been downloaded over 2,000 times, probably by the same person. He loves chocolate, movies, video games, table-top games, TV, books, and using movie quotes in situations only he understands. He hates yard work, taking out the garbage, owning a house, and his therapist, but probably not in that order. He lives in Beaverton with his wife, two kids and the money he is saving for his children's future therapy bills. You can watch him remain silent on Twitter @splatteredbits.

Topic: Piloting DSC at WebMD Health Services

In Q2 2014, we piloted Desired State Configuration at WebMD Health Services. Come learn about our DSC authoring platform and patterns, security, how we use DSC to configure applications on developer computers, configuration deployment, and lessons learned."

Nick Chappel (who everyone should know at this point) may also be giving a brief talk on building windows flavored vagrant machines.

New Relic is continuing to host us and Volt is continuing to provide pizza. Gluten Free options will be available. Contact Spencer if you have any specific requests.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Feb 23, 2015
PdxDevOps
New Relic

Clark Boylan from the OpenStack Foundation will talk about a jenkins automation tool written in python called jenkins-job-builder or jjb. http://ci.openstack.org/jenkins-job-builder/

Bio: Currently an Infrastructure Engineer at the OpenStack Foundation, Clark is a core member of OpenStack's infrastructure team where he helps build and run OpenStack's developer tools. When not tending to the robot test army, Clark can often be found brewing beer and smoking brisket in his brother's back yard.

Abstract: Continuous integration is great, it provides up to the minute news onyour silly mistakes. Thankfully it is relatively easy to start runningtests continuously. Install a Jenkins server, configure some jobs, then watch the little red balls turn green. Unfortunately the "configure some jobs" step can get complicated when it becomes "configure a useful number jobs".

To fix this problem we have developed a tool called Jenkins Job Builder (JJB) which uses a simple, easy to read language built on yaml to configure jobs. It supports templating, macros, and best of all you can edit your jobs in a text editor. Since jobs are stored in human readable text files you can also track all of your jobs in your favorite version control system. I will run us through installation, configuration, and job building with JJB and have us all free of the Jenkins web UI for job configuration.

Casey Bisson from Joyent will present on what SmartOS can do with containers:

Title: Scaling Docker deployments from laptop to cloud

Abstract: Docker on a laptop is easy, but Docker in the cloud is hard. What makes that transition so hard, and what can we do about it? How does this challenge affect the hosting infrastructure and application design? Casey will share lessons learned so far and further questions uncovered in Joyent’s work to build support for Docker in public and private cloud environments (including the open source http://github.com/joyent/sdc and https://github.com/joyent/sdc-docker).

Bio: Casey Bisson has done time as a systems engineer, software engineer, writer, librarian, open source founder, information architect, and director of engineering for Gigaom prior to joining Joyent as the product manager leading development of SmartDataCenter for container-optimized on-premises and hybrid clouds. He may be color blind, but he compensates with a wardrobe of clashing patterns.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Jan 26, 2015
pdxdevops
Puppet

We will have two talks tonight:

Scott Brinkmeyer will talk about how code of different types flows through his organization.

Spencer Krum will give a practice version of his talk 'Config managment versus Golden Images' which will be presented at Config Mgmt Camp in Belgium.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Dec 15, 2014
pdxdevops
New Relic

Mike Perham will be speaking about inspeqtor, a monitoring solution written in go(http://mikeperham.com/2014/10/02/introducing-inspeqtor/).

Kelsey Hightower will be speaking about Rocket, a new runtime for containers from CoreOS(https://coreos.com/blog/rocket/)

As usual, volt will be providing Pizza.

Doors: 6:30 Talks: 7:00

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Oct 20, 2014
pdxdevops
New Relic

Update

Unfortunately, Chief Hanson was unable to make it up to Portland. We will still continue the meeting as planned.

The next meeting of pdxdevops will be focusing on incident response. We'll have a presentation from Chief Hanson (Marion County Fire #1) and we will then have a group discussion. What does incident response mean in a devops context? Do our tools and processes make event response easier or harder? The numbers say that organizations doing devops generally have both higher fail rate and lower mean time to recovery. Does this apply only to 'planned changes' such as deploys, or does it apply to 'page in the middle of the night' as well? As automation and devops reduce the number of humans involved in operations, how do we prevent pager-fatigue?

The format will be a brief presentation followed by a round table discussion. Please bring yourself, your stories, and your experiences. If you would like to more formally present on this topic, we could probably squeeze a couple of short 10-15 minute talks in. Overall the goal is to be very lassiez-faire.

Speaker Bio: Kevin Henson is currently the Fire Chief for Marion County Fire District #1 in Salem. He is a Paramedic and has served in emergency services for the past 27 years. Chief Henson serves on the Advisory Board of the Willamette Valley Communications 911 Center, and has worked with 911 center leadership for the past twenty years.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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Monday
Sep 15, 2014
PdxDevOps
New Relic

PdxDevOps Meeting at 6:30 at New Relic on Sept 15th.

Doors: 6:30

Talks: 7:30

Venue: New Relic (29th floor of Big Pink)

Pizza: Provided

DevOps: Integrated

This month we welcome back Cooper Stevenson to talk about building and deploying applications.

We'll finish with either a second presentation from Jonathan Owens on Ansbile:

Zero to useful with Ansible in less time than a coffee break. Get started using Ansible for automating repetitive tasks and getting things done. Covers dynamic inventory, ad-hoc commands, and a little bit of named tasks so you can start getting things done and stop sshing.

pdxdevops is a Portland, Oregon user group that explores the glorious intersection of software development and systems operations, and shares practical advice on working effectively in an era of agile infrastructure, server automation and cloud computing. The group welcomes participants interested in any related products, technologies and methodologies. The group has been meeting regularly since August 2010 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 15-35 people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for devops – join us!

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