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Meetup: Scaling Chef at Facebook

At the Bay Area Chef User Group tonite in Mountain View, Phil Dibowitz from Facebook Operations reprised a talk he gave at ChefConf 2013, “Scaling Chef at Facebook.” His team of 4 people write and maintain the Chef systems for … Continue reading

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SVLUG: The Amanda Backup Utility and Zmanda

Tonite at the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group (SVLUG), Chander Kant and Paddy Sreenivasan from Carbonite/Zmanda gave a talk on Amanda/Zmanda. Amanda is a popular Open Source Client-Server backup program that is one of the oldest Open Source projects. Zmanda … Continue reading

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SVLUG: Krishna Raman on OpenShift

Krishna Raman, a Red Hat programmer and technology evangelist, gave an overview of OpenShift PaaS and the underlying linux features used to implement it at the Silicon Valley Users Group (SVLUG) tonite. The linux features used to create a jail-like … Continue reading

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Netflix OSS Meetup: Season 1, Volume 3

Netflix hosted their Open Source Software (OSS) Meetup “Season 1, Volume 3” meeting tonite in Los Gatos. Several lightning talks were presented, followed by exhibit booths and a nice spread from Opa! Authentic Greek Restaurant (Lincoln St., Willow Glen.) Pytheas … Continue reading

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sv.pm.org: Building a Web-Scale Search Engine with Perl

Greg Lindahl, Founder and CTO of Blekko.com, an alternative search engine, gave a fascinating talk tonite at Silicon Valley Perl Mongers on “Building a Web-Scale Search Engine with Perl.” “Over the past 5 years we’ve built a web-scale search engine … Continue reading

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