Time: Definite

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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Social Hour

When
2007/09/04 - 6:00pm
2007/09/04 - 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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Social Hour

When
2007/08/07 - 6:00pm
2007/08/07 - 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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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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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: puppet

When
2007/08/07 - 7:00pm
2007/08/07 - 9:00pm

Speaker

Eric Eisenhart
Details

Eric will discuss the puppet configuration management system for automating many common system administration tasks on unix systems. He’ll be concentrating on the puppet language, but also include some of the other details about how it all works and why you might want to use it.

Slides: OpenOffice.org format: puppet-talk.odp
Slides: PDF: puppet-talk.pdf


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Meeting: smoothwall

When
2007/09/04 - 7:00pm
2007/09/04 - 9:00pm

Speaker

Ryan Donham
Details

Ryan will talk about the Smoothwall firewall distribution.

Including discussion of the setup, implementation and administration of smoothwall. Including a live demo of setting it up from scratch.

Time permitting he may also demo setting up a couple extra features.


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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
2007/07/03 - 6:00pm
2007/07/03 - 7:00pm

Speaker

Details

Eat pizza, that kind of thing…


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Meeting: Drupal

When
2007/06/05 - 7:00pm
2007/06/05 - 9:00pm

Speaker

Steven Peck
Details

Still working on the details, but here’s a bit of info:

Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. AKA, an “open source content management system.” Tens of thousands of people and organizations have used Drupal to power web sites, including SoCoSA.org. It works on a variety of platforms including Unix and Windows.

Steven is the Drupal project’s Documentation Team Lead, one of the leaders of the Drupal Association, a user of Drupal since 2003, and a fellow System Administrator.

Steven will cover such topics as:

  • What Drupal is and why you might want to use it.
  • Setting up a Drupal site
  • Administration
  • Upgrading
  • installing modules
  • Picking the right modules so that upgrading or migrating are easy
  • theming your drupal site
  • letting your users create and edit content

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