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Board Meeting

When
2008/05/26 - 6:30pm
2008/05/26 - 7:30pm

Speaker

Details

Board meetings are on the 4th monday of every month; agenda will be put here.

Locations vary, but it’s generally at a restaurant in Santa Rosa or Rohnert Park/Cotati; email steering@socosa.org if you’re interested in attending.


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Board Meeting

When
2007/05/22 - 6:30pm
2007/05/22 - 8:00pm

Speaker

Details

Regular schedule for board meetings is the 4th monday of every month. Open to all SoCoSA members/attendees, but location may vary. If you’re interested in attending, please email steering@socosa.org and we’ll make sure you know the location.

Note to content editors: please clone into future before putting agenda here.


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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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General Meeting

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

Speaker

TBD
Details

TBD


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Board Meeting

When
2007/04/23 - 6:30pm
2007/04/23 - 8:00pm

Speaker

Details

Agenda:

  • Electing the board
    • Election structure. Members vote for positions? Members vote for board members and the board votes who takes the various positions?
    • Board count (3? 4? 5? formula based on roster count?)
    • Board positions (Pres, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, etc…)
    • Term lengths. 6 months? 1 year? 2 years?
    • How much of the board to elect at once? whole board every time? half the board to keep some continuity?
    • How to hold elections? Online? At meetings?
    • schedule? I’m thinking something arbitrary based somewhat around when we’ve got things together enough to hold elections, like “The June Meeting”.
    • Who should be on steering (board) list? Just the actual elected board? The elected board and appointees? One list for each?
    • Upcoming meetings
    • May: Cobia
    • June: Drupal
    • July: PowerDNS
    • August:
    • September:
    • October: MySQL Replication
    • November:
    • December:
  • Other possibilities:


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Meeting: Sysadmins as Guardians of Privacy

When
2007/04/03 - 7:00pm
2007/04/03 - 9:00pm

Speaker

Danny O'Brien, Activism Co-ordinator, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Details

Accusations that the NSA has access to 20Tb of commercial phone data. Mooted plans by the Attorney General to introduce compulsory data retention. Meanwhile, Google has all your email, that online quiz site knows your political opinions, and MySpace knows what your children like for lunch. Danny O'Brien takes a whistle-stop tour of our privacy laws, the current status of surveillance, and how the best chance of protecting privacy in a digital age might just lie in the BOFH.

Danny O'Brien is activism co-ordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He also writes the "Life Hacks" column for MAKE magazine, and continues to edit Need To Know, Britain's most sarcastic geek newsletter since 1997. He has written and presented science and travel shows for the BBC, and performed a solo show about the Net in the London's West End.


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Meeting: Xen

When
2007/02/06 - 7:00pm
2007/02/06 - 9:00pm

Speaker

Luke S. Crawford and Neal K.
Details

Join Luke and Neal to hear about Xen, the exciting new technology that will make your life happier and more productive. (Don't believe anything they say to the contrary -- they're just old and cynical.)

Xen is a virtualization technology that offers nearly all the traditional advantages of virtualization with near-native speeds. Using Xen, administrators can partition users into separate virtual machines, developers can rapidly test network applications, home users can enjoy robust checkpoints and configuration management. Right now it's all hackerware, but the revolution is coming.


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Inaugural Meeting

2006/02/01 - 6:00pm
2006/02/01 - 8:30pm


Our very first meeting ever.

Basic plan: start at 6pm with informal talk, pizza, etc. Then at 7pm move into our agenda for the evening: finding out who everybody is and what everybody wants from the group.