Make it to the Third CentOS Dojo in Aldershot England and Eat a Flaming Pig

A little over a month ago the second CentOS Dojo event was held in Phoenix Arizona literally down the street from me. I went and live blogged the event; it was awesome!

The third CentOS Dojo event has been scheduled, this time to be held in Aldershot, England on July 12th, 2013. The venue sponsor is CatN hosting. Check out the official event page for information about the speakers, food (there will be beer to drink and flaming pig to eat!), and lodgings.

As of the date of this post, these are the speakers and their topics:

David Scott will be speaking on A Cloud demo. He will demonstrate how to use CentOS to build clouds based on OpenStack, the Xen hypervisor and Ceph distributed storage system.

Jon Cowie: Custom CentOS Live media Spinning. In this talk Jon will look at the ins and outs of creating custom CentOS live CDs with the payload of your choice, converting them to be booted over the network via PXE and how these are used at Etsy to automate server provisioning and burn-in

Justin Clift: Getting started with Infiniband: A real hands on sessions, where Justin will talk through getting started with infiniband on CentOS, using equipment that he is bringing along with him. This is a chance for everyone to get proper hands on with infiniband kit and get the opportunity to speak with someone who really knows infiniband inside out.

Karanbir Singh: The CentOS Project. Not a beginners guide to the CentOS Project. Who we are, what we do, why we do it, how we do it and how you can get involved. Seriously this guy is good. If you have ever had any questions about the CentOS project, speak to this man who is truly both a gentleman and a scholar.

Mark Sutton: Creating CentOS images for Openstack. In this hands-on demonstration Mark will present his tips, tricks and best practises for creating CentOS images on Openstack, including unattended build, offline image manipulation, image integrity and much more.

Richard Jones: Programming Libvirt. Libvirt, virt tools and virtualization in CentOS:: In this short talk and Q&A, Richard will show how to use libvirt and other virt tools from some popular programming languages and in shell scripts. He will then answer (to the best of his ability) any questions you have about virtualization with KVM in CentOS.

A Call to My Readers

If any of you are planning on going and also blogging about the event, please let me know and I’ll link to your blog, or provide you space on my blog to write about the event. Live blog, or after-the-fact post, it doesn’t matter. Please, if you can, take pictures and post them! It’s always nice to see what an event looks like and put names to faces.

Are you planning on going? Do you need more information? Let me know in the comments below.

One Comment

  1. Dan

    June 28, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Bah, Aldershot is soooo close to me but its on a work day and I shall not be able to take the day off otherwise I would have loved to attend.


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