Meetings and Events

Open Forum, Open forum
2006-08-02 @ 18:30 EDT (22:30 UTC) - Suspenders Bar and Restaurant

Our "Open Forum" meetings allow for short presentations on a variety of topics, in addition to providing a better environment for attendees to raise issues and problems they face day-to-day as *BSD sysadmins and developers. We look to these meetings as a "live" version of our dynamic Talk mailing list.

We have prearranged a number of short spiels for each meeting, including. . .

Steven Kreuzer & Nathan Boeger have some methods for scaling a large member base. The technical challenges of scaling websites with large and growing member bases, like social networking sites, are numerous. One of these challenges is how to evenly distribute the growing member base across all available resources. This talk will explore various methods that address this issue. The techniques used can be generalized and applied to various other problems that need to distribute data evenly amongst a finite amount of resources.

Jesse Callaway will provide an overview of a *BSD solution to a Windows environment, rsync from remote Win32 systems to *BSD servers, and some fixes for commonly faced problems.