October 2006 Meeting

MySQL replication. MySQL Replication is the means by which one or more MySQL
databases can keep data synchronized with a master server. The scope of
replicated data can cover any range, whether a single table, or
indiscriminately all the databases on the master server. MySQL Replication is
beginning to find progressively more exposure in corporate production
environments, where it sees use from providing hot backups, to distributing
access load amongst large numbers of users. Solomon Chang will cover four main topics:
Requirements of MySQL Replication
Concepts of MySQL Replication
Configuring MySQL Replication
Troubleshooting MySQL Replication

Soloman will provide a master to replicate from, so attendees are encouraged
to bring their own computers running MySQL (4.1 or later, please) to configure as a hands-on slave. Attendees will also have full access to Solomon's master. If there is time, more advanced topics will be discussed:
Pyramid Architectures
Dual Masters
Circular Replication
Circular Replication of Masters

About the Speaker.

Solomon Chang, a MySQL-certified DBA, practices his skills at PriceGrabber.com and has been involved with LAMPsig since its inception in 2003. He is also
currently co-authoring the MySQL Cluster Certification Guide by MySQL Press.

Date: Thursday October 12, 2006 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

September 2006 Meeting

Open Forum.

Alex Rosten will talk about some of his Linux projects.

Date: Thursday September 14, 2006 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

July 2006 Meeting

Monthly meeting.

Chris Smith will, for the third time, attempt to present a "slice of life at
Yahoo!" -- an insiders guide to the fun and frivolity that goes on at one of
the world's largest content providers on the Internet.

Date: Thursday July 13, 2006 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

June 2006 Meeting

A couple of "Core OS" developers from Linspire will be our guest speakers, and they'll talk about the interesting languages and technologies they use in
their distribution. When asked what they will present in detail, Clifford
responded, "The core OS group at Linspire recently announced that we are
standardizing on Haskell as our primary development language, whenever
appropriate. In reality, we have been using both O'Caml and Haskell for years. Projects include:
hardware detection and configuration,
creation of installation CDs,
package dependancy checker,
translation utilities for IRMA, and
* many internal CGI/Web applications.

"In the whirlwind of diversity that characterizes the Open Source development
model, functional programming provides us an eye of tranquility. In
particular, static typing has proven invaluable. We will discuss the benefits
of systems programming with functional languages using the management of a
Linux distribution as an example."

Date: Thursday June 8, 2006 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

May 2006 Meeting

The topic for the evening will be "Getting a job in 2006: Is it the dot-com
bubble all over again?" This event will include a presentation on the current
state of the job market in Los Angeles, with special emphasis on tech roles
and open-source fields. There will also be a primer on how to prepare yourself to land the best job possible. Whether you are a linux guru or a newbie, this
session will provide valuable information on how to land a great job. A major
theme will be how to think like a corporate recruiter.

About the presenter:
For over 5 years, Todd Cranston-Cuebas has led technology hiring at
Ticketmaster. He specializes in working with candidates who have backgrounds
in open-source tools and technologies. He has spoken at BOF sessions at a
number of large technology conferences, including ApacheCon, OSCON, USENIX,
and, of course, at SGVLUG meetings. He also is the scheduler and host for this year's monthly perl-centric "Tech Talks" for the LA.pm.

Date: Thursday May 11, 2006 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107