Atlanta OpenSolaris User Group - May 9
By Scottdickson-Oracle on May 06, 2006
I can't believe that I've let things go so far away from me that my last post was in November. Here it is May already! Lots of news from ATLOSUG (Atlanta OpenSolaris User Group). Since November, we have had a couple of meetings in January and March, moved around trying to find a better venue.
The last meeting was a great overview of ZFS, given by George Wilson, one of the engineers involved in the port of ZFS from Nevada back to Solaris 10. This was the first meeting held at the Sun office in Alpharetta, Georgia. Had a great turnout. Lots of discussion and questions. We could have gone on for another hour or more. Expect to hear more from George on ZFS in the coming months.
The next meeting of ATLOSUG will be May 9 at 7PM at the Sun office. Check the ATLOSUG site for directions and details. Matrix Resources is sponsoring this meeting for us, and we thank them for their support (and for the refreshments!). Our topic for this meeting is BrandZ - Running Linux applications in a Solaris zone. Expect to see some slides, and then a bunch of demos of how to build, install branded zones, running applications in zones, and then some cool interactions of zones and ZFS, zones and DTrace.
Another piece of news regarding the ATLOSUG, starting with the May meeting, we are altering the schedule to meet monthly rather bimonthly. Seems like there is enough going on and enough people interested to keep us going at that pace. So, the next meeting will be June 12, at the Sun office.
Regarding the location, admittedly, in the Atlanta area, meeting locations are a challenge. As a stand-alone user group, we need a meeting location that doesn't cost very much, is accessible in the evening, and is as convenient to some large portion of the city as possible. Meeting downtown or midtown is inconvenient to many folks on the north side. Meeting on the north side (at the Sun office, for example) makes attendance near impossible for ITP folks. Clearly, around the Perimeter is the best bet, but everything we have found so far is expensive. So, if you have an idea for a location on the top end of the perimeter that's cheap, accessible, and available, please let me know.
And to anyone in Atlanta, we look forward to seeing you on May 9!