SoCoSA Meeting

When
2009/02/03 - 7:00pm
2009/02/03 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Details

Regular meeting schedule is the first Tuesday of every month


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RT: Request Tracker

When
2009/02/03 - 7:00pm
2009/02/03 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Kevan Benson
Details

RT: Request Tracker is a powerful trouble ticket and support system written entirely in perl.


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Meeting: SoCoSA's future

When
2008/12/02 - 6:00pm
2008/12/02 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Details

Open forum discussing SoCoSA’s future. Possibly including board elections.


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Cancelled

When
2008/05/06 - 6:00pm
2008/05/06 - 7:00pm

Speaker

Details

Hang out, eat pizza (or other food), chat about whatever, etc…

Show up by 6:10 (or contact steering@socosa.org the day before) to get in on a pizza order.


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Meeting: computer recycling

When
2008/04/01 - 7:00pm
2008/04/01 - 8:30pm

Speaker

James Burgett of Alameda County Computer Resource Center
Details

James Burgett, Alameda County Computer Resource Center (ACCRC):
“Free Software, The Environment, Social Welfare, and the Digital Divide”

James will recount the path ACCRC has taken as it’s grown in the last five years to reclaim and reuse computers, peripherals, and other electronic devices people donate. In general, ACCRC gives computers to individuals and worthy organizations without charge or strings. ACCRC uses Linux on the systems it gives away and has developed quite a bit of expertise in installing various Linux distros on various (old) hardware.


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Social Hour

When
2008/04/01 - 6:00pm
2008/04/01 - 7:00pm

Speaker

Details

Hang out, eat pizza (or other food), chat about whatever, etc…

Show up by 6:10 (or contact steering@socosa.org the day before) to get in on a pizza order.


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Meeting: Virtual Networks w/Untangle

When
2008/03/04 - 7:00pm
2008/03/04 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Dirk Morris, CTO at Untangle
Details

Topic: “Trade-Offs in Building Entire Networks in Software”

Topic Summary:

Untangle, an open source software company, has developed a virtualization platform for packaging and delivering networking applications that make it easier for businesses to adopt open source software. In this presentation, Untangle’s Founder/CTO, Dirk Morris, will lay out a new model for deploying software at the network gateway to overcome the challenges of running multiple applications (firewall, IPS, VPN, Spam Blocker, Spyware Blocker, Web Filter, etc.) on standard x86 based hardware. Dirk will present an insider’s look at the tradeoffs Untangle made when designing a virtual network and tricks learned in
maintaining high performance between competing applications running on the same system.

About the Presenter:

Dirk Morris, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer


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Social Hour

When
2008/03/04 - 6:00pm
2008/03/04 - 7:00pm

Speaker

Details

Hang out, eat pizza (or other food), chat about whatever, etc…

Show up by 6:10 (or contact steering@socosa.org the day before) to get in on a pizza order.


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Meeting: LogMeIn remote administration

When
2008/02/05 - 7:00pm
2008/02/05 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Karl Brown - IT/Systems Administrator , Keegan & Coppin
Details
LogMeIn

Presentation Overview:

This talk will look at LogMeIn’s set of web based remote administration tools and how they can be used for desktop support and remote access in the absence of a VPN. While LogMeIn IT Reach will be the basis for the demonstrations, the capabilities of LogMeIn Free will also be extensively investigated.

About Karl:

Karl became interested in computers at a young age when he discovered that his family’s 33Mhz i486SX was capable of playing games. By the time he was 13, Karl had already begun learning about the more technical aspects of the computer he was tinkering with. This was probably most evident the night he accidentally deleted the DOS 6.22 Operating System from the family PC and then desperately tried to use XTreeGold to recover the system before his father got home and discovered what he had done. (Lets just say things did not go well for him.)


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General Meeting

When
2008/02/05 - 7:00pm
2008/02/05 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Details

Topic TBD.


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Social Hour

When
2008/02/05 - 6:00pm
2008/02/05 - 7:00pm

Speaker

Details

Hang out, eat pizza (or other food), chat about whatever, etc…

Show up by 6:10 (or contact steering@socosa.org the day before) to get in on a pizza order.


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No Meeting

When
2008/01/01 - 7:00pm
2008/01/01 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Details

No meeting on January 1.


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No Meeting!

When
2008/01/01 - 6:00pm
2008/01/01 - 7:00pm

Speaker

Details

No meeting due to Holiday.

Happy new years!!!


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Meeting: Demystifying Data Recovery

When
2007/12/04 - 7:00pm
2007/12/04 - 8:30pm

Speaker

Mark Baird from Drivesavers
Details

Mark will talk about what you need to know about getting data off failed drives, and other related topics in data recovery.

We all want to have good backups, but sometimes something fails; an important file on a system that wasn’t supposed to have important files, or files that got created before your backups had a chance to run. This talk is all about the things that happen when you don’t have good backups.

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Social Hour

When
2007/12/04 - 6:00pm
2007/12/04 - 7:00pm

Speaker

Details

Hang out, eat pizza (or other food), chat about whatever, etc…

Show up by 6:10 (or contact steering@socosa.org the day before) to get in on a pizza order.


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General Meeting

When
2007/11/06 - 7:00pm
2007/11/06 - 9:00pm

Speaker

TBD
Details

TBD


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Meeting: Cricket

When
2007/11/06 - 7:00pm
2007/11/06 - 9:00pm

Speaker

Don Forbes; System Administrator at Sonic.net
Details

Don will talk about cricket.

Cricket is a high performance, extremely flexible system for monitoring trends in time-series data. In other words: it makes lots of pretty graphs that make it easier to understand what’s been going on with your servers and/or network. It’s really good at getting data via SNMP, but if you can get some number out of something automatically you can get cricket to graph it.

Here’s an example graph; Sonoma State’s primary internet connection traffic over the past year:

Can you tell which week’s classes were in session?


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Social Hour

When
2007/11/06 - 6:00pm
2007/11/06 - 7:00pm

Speaker

Details

Hang out, eat pizza (or other food), chat about whatever, etc…

Show up by 6:10 (or contact steering@socosa.org the day before) to get in on a pizza order.


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Meeting: MySQL Replication

When
2007/10/02 - 7:00pm
2007/10/02 - 9:00pm

Speaker

August Schwer
Details

Augie will discuss MySQL replication, including:

  • Why replication.
  • Types of replication and clustering.
  • Replication on an existing server.
  • Replication files.
  • Filtering out what you don’t need.
  • A Live demo.
  • Monitoring and statistics gathering.

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Social Hour

When
2007/10/02 - 6:00pm
2007/10/02 - 7:00pm

Speaker

Details

Hang out, eat pizza (or other food), chat about whatever, etc…

Show up by 6:10 (or contact steering@socosa.org the day before) to get in on a pizza order.


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