Well the demo gods frowned on me, my RHEL 6.5 work laptop’s nVidia driver prevented me from starting the Google hangout. But Doug came to the rescue and started a hangout.
- Doug Masiero
- Joseph Apuzzo
- Eric Wagner
- Robert Demkowicz
- Gordon McPheeters
- Jack Chastain
- Christopher Knadle
I gave my take on what it’s all about. Basically the LUG has matured to a point in which we can mentor those who want assistance in growing there skills and knowledge allowing them a career that is Linux and/or Open Source related. Also the opportunity for those with lots of experience have a chance to mentor others so they themselves can demonstrate the critical skill of mentoring others.
We also discussed what topics of individual interest:
Openstack, exploring deployments for the SMB environment ( Private Cloud )
SMB class scalable storage, looking at Ceph and other F/OSS scalable file systems
Virtualization: using KVM in a hosted environment
Virtualization: in the home or office ( the DYI all yourself flavor )
Blogging vs traditional dead tree book, which communicates skills better?
I’ve already talked to Sean Swehla about how to allow more then one person to start a scheduled hangout. Sean was a great help and I will build the necessary page and give access to others so that there is not a single point of failure. Next up will be to get everyone use to Hangouts screen sharing ability and maybe also a demo of a slide presentation. People are starting on building out KVM and OpenStack test environments to explore. Blogging about progress/findings is highly encouraged.