Red Hat and Open Shift

Come to this meetup to understand more about Red Hat and OpenShift, Red Hat's multi-language platform-of-a-service solution.

About Red Hat:

As you can imagine, Red Hat has grown from a single Linux distribution to a 20 year old, 1.5+ billion USD company with a portfolio of products in Operating System, Virtualization, Storage, Middleware and Cloud. We'll do a general overview of the company and talk about where the company is going to in the future.

About Red Hat OpenShift:

OpenShift is Red Hat's award winning, #1 leader on Gartner's Magic Quadrant Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that allows developers to quickly develop, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment.


Albert T. Wong is a solution architect at Red Hat. Jack of all trades in JavaEE, Red Hat and IBM Software and open source. Has a deep background in eCommerce and building, deploying and scaling very large websites. Albert is a UC Irvine Information and Computer Science alum.

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AROS Research Operating System

AROS is an open source re-implementation of Amiga OS 3.1. This year with the Directory Opus 5 bounty, the ABI V1 on-trunk merge and the release of Icaros v2, that will be covered, it has been a very significant year for the project.

Simone Bernacchia is a web developer with a background as graphic artist and musician on a couple of Amiga games. He also has a blog where he writes about retro Amiga games, protracker music composing and AROS.

Speaker: Simone Bernacchia

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Amateur High Altitude Ballooning

This talk will cover the stories and engineering challenges faced by the Null Space Labs High Altitude Ballooning team and how they designed, analyzed, and flew hardware and software to survive the harsh conditions of near space. Recent flights include CUBEX, a payload capable of live image transmission, solar changing, power management, and position reporting, as well as the HABEXpico flight which flew half way across the United States.

Presenter: Arko

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Git and GitHub Tips and Tricks

Git is a popular distributed version control system, and GitHub is a platform for Git users to share their code and projects with others, among other things. Lan will share tips and tricks for Git and GitHub that will be useful to users of all levels. Feel free to come and share your own tips.

Presenter: Lan Dang

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PostgreSQL Authentication Mechanisms.

PostgreSQL is the only open source database that supports identifying users with either of the non-password standards, and the ability to do it on both Windows and Unix platforms. Henry Hotz will illustrate how to make use of each, and discuss the security implications of using better authentication mechanisms.

Presenter: Henry Hotz

Building Droplabs: A Business Model for the Open Source Community

Christefano Reyes and Lee Vodra will present: Building Droplabs: A Business Model for the Open Source Community

Founded in 2011, Droplabs is a coworking space, classroom and makerspace in Downtown Los Angeles. Our community is made up of members who support each other personally and professionally in a positive environment.

The coworking services and developer programs we offer, like Free Coworking Days, Coders with a Cause, Mobile Device Lab and Developer Boot Camps, were made possible because of our love of open source and a passion for learning.

We'd love to see more places like Droplabs, and we're happy to talk at SGVLUG about how others can replicate our success - and avoid or overcome the challenges we've had over the years:

  • Identifying a space to build a location-based community
  • Traffic and parking in Downtown Los Angeles
  • Making decisions in a consensus-based organization
  • Empowering members to become leaders
  • Disrupting the coworking business model
  • Paying the bills (rent, insurance, staff, etc.)
  • ... and still having fun!