Presentations

Audience: Beginner

Linux is a robust and secure operating system with a rich array of applications. The Southern California Linux Expo is once again providing those who want to start using Linux an opportunity to learn how. SCALE will provide an Installfest + basic system administration class on Saturday, March 10th, 2018. For the price of a Full Expo pass, the attendee will learn how to install and administer a Linux operating system and and still have time to tour the remainder of the Expo.

Audience: Everyone

The LPI Linux Essential Cram Session will be lead by Mike Weilgart, Vertical System Admin. Mike will field any technical questions and help prepare you before you take the exam. Participate to learn more about the importance of understanding the objectives prior to writing your exam, the exam structure, and why obtaining your certification will be professionally beneficial. Come prepared with questions!

Audience: Developer
Topic: Embedded

A tour of the Linux I2C subsystem.We will provide a brief overview of the I2C protocol and examples of devices that use it. We will then explore Linux I2C driver subsystem explaining the various pieces including the adapter, client drivers, the devicetree bindings, and various userspace interfaces.

Audience: Intermediate

Event logging is a central source of information for IT operations and security. Logs are even more important in a Docker environment where you start and stop containers around the clock and the container might not even exist any more by the time you investigate an event. The syslog-ng application collects logs from the host and other containers, and can act as a central logging server, or can relay logs from the host to a central server. This session focuses on the benefits of using syslog-ng in a Docker environment and how to configure it for different use cases.

Audience: Everyone

The LPI DevOps Tool Engineer Cram Session will be lead by Aleksey Tsalolikhin, Vertical System Admin. Aleksey will field any technical questions and help prepare you before you take the exam. Participate to learn more about the importance of understanding the objectives prior to writing your exam, the exam structure, and why obtaining your certification will be professionally beneficial. Come prepared with questions!

Audience: Everyone

The LPI LPIC-1 Cram Session will be lead by Kenny Armstrong, Linux Academy. Kenny will field any technical questions and help prepare you before you take the exam. Participate to learn more about the importance of understanding the objectives prior to writing your exam, the exam structure, and why obtaining your certification will be professionally beneficial. Come prepared with questions!

Audience: Everyone
Topic: LibreGraphics

Matt Lee is a British artist, hacker and filmmaker. His first feature length movie, "Orang-U: An Ape Goes To College" was made using 100% free tools. The movie is also freely licensed. As pre-production begins on the sequel, this serves as a look on the tools used, and asks questions about using free software tools for the sequel. Matt previously made the short film "Happy Birthday to GNU" starring Stephen Fry. Matt is a senior open web engineer at Bocoup, working on web standards. He previously worked at GitLab, Creative Commons and the Free Software Foundation. He lives in Boston, MA.

Audience: Intermediate

Puppet probably isn't the first tool you think of when you want to manage your container infrastructure. But when you want to integrate containers into your existing infrastructure, address configuration drift, or model your infrastructure Puppet is the best tool for the job.  This talk will cover the why, what, and how: why you would want to manage CoreOS and Kubernetes with Puppet, what use cases Puppet is most appropriate for, and how to set up an application running in a Kubernets cluster on CoreOS with Puppet.

Audience: Beginner

ESRI Open Source is a community based mapping tool in which all can contribute to populated data maps & open source projects. With access to the ESRI geographic info system, the general public can utilize distinct & conventional data to identify patterns & trends to address real-world problems. Users can form borderlines to increase safety & awareness through analysis of geospatial data and w/instant access to devices. This talk demonstrates how to strategically use GIS in a shared community approach to explore problems & develop solutions to improve our environment.

Audience: Beginner
Topic: PostgreSQL

Scaling PostgreSQL requires not only the right architecture to successfully distribute load, but also the right monitoring to ensure your systems are working as expected. In this session, I'll cover how Datadog has scaled PostgreSQL to handle trillions of metrics per day and what we monitor to ensure PostgreSQL stays performant.