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Thursday
Aug 18, 2011
PDXPUG: Lessons from managing way too many databases at Facebook
Free Geek

Rob Wultsch, a recent addition to Facebook's Database Operations team, will compare and contrast the Facebook deployment with his previous work with another large deployment of open source databases. In this db-agnostic talk, he'll go over: the bizarre becoming ordinary, the many types of infrastructure that do not scale and what does and does not work when building a DBA team.

Before joining Facebook, Rob worked for a very large hosting company as a database administrator and a newspaper as a web developer. In his free time he enjoys riding his motorcycle and bicycle and fantasizes about moving to Portland.

As always, beer afterwards at the Lucky Lab. See you there!

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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
Mar 6, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

At the next Portland PUG meeting we’ll be talking about the new vRO plugin for Puppet Enterprise. The plugin makes it much easier to automate provisioning hosts in VMware and applying Puppet roles to them. Tommy Speigner will be showing it to us, he's a Technical Solutions Engineer at Puppet.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:15 vRO plugin for Puppet Enterprise, Tommy Speigner

7:15-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Monday
Apr 3, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

At the next Portland PUG meeting we’ll be talking about Hiera 5, formerly known as the lookup function. We'll be getting a demo from Mike Smith, a Technical Solutions Engineer at Puppet. If you've not followed this topic closely it will be a great way to get up to speed on the changes.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:00 Hiera 5 demo, Mike Smith

7:00-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Monday
May 1, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

At the next Portland PUG meeting we’ll be talking about Terraform, HashiCorp's popular provisioning tool, and how it relates to Puppet. Rich Burroughs from Puppet's SRE team will be speaking and doing a demo. If you're interested in Terraform please bring your thoughts and contribute to the discussion.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:00 Terraform and Puppet, Rich Burroughs

7:00-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Monday
Jun 5, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

At the next Portland PUG meeting we'll be taking a look at some of the new features in Puppet Enterprise 2017.2. Sean Techavatnavisal will be showing us the new Package Inspector, and the new feature that lets you run the Puppet agent on nodes from the UI. Sean is a Technical Solutions Engineer at Puppet.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:00 Package Inspector and Puppet Jobs, Sean Techavatnavisal

7:00-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Monday
Jul 10, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

The Puppet office will be closed on 7/3, so the July PUG meeting will be held on Monday 7/10.

Corey Osman will be talking about the Puppet Debugger, a tool he wrote to help people get instant feedback about what their Puppet code is doing. With the Puppet Debugger you can set breakpoints, inspect variables, run functions, test datatypes, and much more. Corey will walk us through how to setup the debugger and show serval real world scenarios involving everyday problems found in most puppet shops. Corey is a software consultant with a lot of Puppet experience, and he’s one of the organizers of our PUG.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:15 Puppet Debugger, Corey Osman

7:00-7:45 Mingling

7:45-8 End Meeting

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Monday
Aug 7, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

We have two presentations for the August PUG. Glenn Sarti from the Puppet Engineering team has a lightning talk about the new Puppet plugin for Visual Studio Code. Code is becoming a very popular editor, and the new plugin has some great features.

Gene Liverman from the Puppet SRE team will be giving an overview of doing Puppet on Windows. Gene will be covering topics like DSC, Chocolatey, and using Powershell.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda 

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-6:50 Puppet plugin for VS Code, Glenn Sarti

6:50-7:30 Puppet on Windows, Gene Liverman 

7:30-8:00 Mingling

8:00 End Meeting 

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Monday
Oct 2, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

We have two presentations for the October PUG. Lindsey Smith + Jesse Scott from the Puppet Product and Engineering team (respectively) will be sharing the Puppet Development Kit with us. It's a great session for folks getting started with the PDK or just eager to learn more.

Corey Osman from the community will be presenting on puppet-retrospec and the differences and overlaps between the PDK.

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-6:55 Puppet Development Kit, Lindsey Smith + Jesse Scott

6:55-7:20 Puppet-Retrospec, Corey Osman

7:20-8:00 Mingling

8:00 End Meeting

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Monday
Nov 6, 2017
Portland Puppet User Group
Puppet HQ

Hi everyone,

We have a PuppetConf 2017 Recap for the October PUG. Elizabeth Plumb, PNW Sales Engineer from Sales Engineering team will be talking about all the exciting new announcements that were made in SF a few weeks ago. We will also have community member Corey Osman showing us how to test across multiple Puppet versions. This will be super useful information for folks interested in the new release and upgrading to the most current versions of Open Source and Enterprise!

We hope to see you there :)

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options

6:30-7:00 PuppetConf Recap, Elizabeth Plumb

7:00-7:30 Testing across multiple Puppet versions, Corey Osman

7:30-8:00 Mingling

8:00 End Meeting

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Friday
Nov 9
SeaGL: Seattle GNU Linux conference
through Seattle Central College

The 2018 Seattle GNU/Linux Conference is scheduled for November 9th and 10th at Seattle Central College. 9am-5:30pm both days.

SeaGL is a grassroots technical conference dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge about the GNU/Linux community and free/libre/open-source software/hardware. Our goal for SeaGL is to produce an event which is as enjoyable and informative for those who spend their days maintaining hundreds of servers as it is for a student who has only just started exploring technology options. SeaGL's first year was 2013.

The cost of attendance is free.

Attendee Registration will not require the use of non-free software.

You may attend SeaGL without identifying yourself, and you are encouraged to do so to protect your privacy.

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