Audience: Everyone
Topic: Mentoring

In this presentation, we’ll explore how to find a mentor, how to be a mentor, and how you can support the development of a mentoring program in your own community, whether it’s surrounding a volunteer project, in a workplace, or for personal reasons. January is National Mentoring Month, so there is no better time to tackle the topic!

Audience: Everyone
Topic: Ubucon

Ubuntu’s vision for the future of user interfaces is ‘Convergence’.  This talk will discuss what convergence is, how convergence is driving the design of Ubuntu, and the new design considerations introduced when working in a converged UI environment.

Audience: Beginner

Over the past few years there has been a strong adoption to containerization as a acceptable model for mass compute consumption.  With this adoption there has been a trend more and more to create single purpose operating systems. 

Topic: GLADCamp

A report back from the Inaugural Aegir Summit (UN, NYC, 2015) which was themed "Commercial Free Software Drupal Hosting with Drupal, Drush & Aegir". Featuring the newly released cloud-ready Aegir 3, Drupal Core testing with Drulenium, DevOps with Valkyrie, Devshop, Open Agency Website Production Lines, Government lab Red Hat Clusters, PAAS with GetOpenOutreach.



Audience: Everyone
Topic: Security

DNS (Domain Name System) is an integral part of the Internet, unfortunately it is insecure. DNSSEC is a major upgrade to the security of the Internet. It provides us with authentication of DNS data, data integrity, and authenticated denial of existence. “DNSSec is an absolute requirement if we want to . . . use the Internet for anything non-trivial,” Cricket Liu. I will give an overview of how DNS works and why it is vulnerable, then how DNSSEC addresses these issues. I will discuss the challenges of DNSSEC deployment, but also the additional possibilities it provides, such as DANE.

Audience: Everyone
Topic: General

Every software project needs good documentation--otherwise, how will users know how to use the software and developers know how to contribute code to the project? But creating and maintaining documentation is hard! Software versions change, new features are added (and old ones deprecated), formats change, and search engines seem to point users to everything but the correct docs.

Audience: Everyone
Topic: UpSCALE

You can't swing a dead cat without hitting someone who's telling you why Docker is amazing and if you're not using a microservices based architecture, you're a fool.

This talk covers why you should in fact hit them.

Audience: Everyone

Are you looking to choose open source software for running and managing your containers? Let's look at the prevailing three choices and explain in detail what they have in common, and how they are different. Which one is the right choice for you?

Audience: Intermediate
Topic: PostgreSQL

Many database administrators were first introduced to PostgreSQL years ago and have memories (good & bad) of using version numbers starting with 6, 7 & 8. This talk will go over the major feature improvements in PostgreSQL since the 8.x series was released, how its community has stepped up to fill in the missing feature gaps, and what the future holds for one of the longest running, truly open source relational database management system projects.

Topic: GLADCamp

if you want to send your content to an app content to an app or another web site you need something more data centric than html. RSS feeds are a good example. RSS feeds are your content in an XML format. The display is not optimized, but the content is still king. XML works but JSON has become the most popular kid on the block. There are several standards for fetching your content in a machine readable format but RESTFul services are the most popular. You specify in the URL what content you want and it is returned to you. We will discuss the techniques and some of the gotchas.