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This is our main meeting.  This meeting usually takes the form of 1 or usually more presentations.  We try to keep a good balance of novice and advanced subjects so that nobody will be overwhelmed of bored.  Just show up, and we hope you learn something.

If you would like some examples of what to expect at this meeting, check out some of the videos that have been made of our presentations.

Topics:
Various topics ranging form beginner's to advanced, user to administrator.
When: Second Thursday of each month at 7:00PM
Where: Currently we are only meeting online at https://lufthans.bigbluemeeting.com/b/plu-yuk-7xx , please check if there is an announcement with an alternative address.  We hope to start meetings in person again soon.

What to expect(For in person meeting):

  • 6:30 - mingling/networking and last minute setup
  • 7:00 - Formal meeting starts with announcements and other PLUG business
  • 7:15 - Presentation(s)
  • 9:00 - Clean up and CAT (Chat About Technology) at a local restaurant. (We sit around and talk about Linux and other geeky stuff over food) We usually meet up at BJ;s in the Chandler fashion center mall located at:
    3155 W.Chandler Blvd.
    Chandler, AZ  85226 (Map to BJ's)
This is a remote meeting. Please join by going to https://lufthans.bigbluemeeting.com/b/plu-yuk-7xx at 7pm on Thursday August 11th

There are 2 topics this month. Firefox: Multi-Account Containers and Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) - Data Reduction for Block Storage

der.hans: Firefox: Multi-Account Containers

Description:
Use Firefox Multi-Account Containers (FMAC) to isolate websites in your browser.
Use Firefox Multi-Account Containers to use multiple web site accounts in the br owser.
FMAC blocks containers from accessing cookies in other containers.
Attendees will learn about:
  • Firefox add-ons
  • Firefox containers
  • browser privacy
  • browser security
  • walled garden containers

About der.hans:
der.hans works remotely in the US. In the FLOSS community he is active with conferences and local groups.

He's chairman of PLUG, chair for SeaGL Finance committee, founder of SeaGL Career Expo, RaiseMe career counselor, BoF organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) and founder of the Free Software Stammtisch.

He speaks regularly at community-led FLOSS conferences such as SeaGL, Tux-Tage, Penguicon, SCaLE, LCA, FOSSASIA, Tübix, CLT, Kieler Linux Tage, LFNW, OLF, SELF and GeekBeacon Fest.

Hans is available to speak remotely for local groups.
Currently leads a support engineering team at Object Rocket. Public statements are not representative of $dayjob.
Fediverse/Mastodon - https://floss.social/@FLOX_advocate


Brian Peters: Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) - Data Reduction for Block Storage

Description:
Introduction to Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO), an advanced storage technology for maximizing drive space. In this presentation we'll discuss use cases for VDO, advantages & disadvantages, and demo configuring & testing a drive using Virtual Data Optimizer.

About Brian:
Brian Peters, has been interested in technology since childhood. His first PC was a 486 clone that was upgraded many times over. His interest for Linux started with Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger), but has since found home with Debian. Brian is RHCSA certified and enjoys sharing his passion for FOSS with others.

This is a remote meeting. Please join by going to https://lufthans.bigbluemeeting.com/b/plu-yuk-7xx at 7pm on Thursday June 9th.

There are 2 topics this month Firefox: Multi-Account Containers and Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) - Data Reduction for Block Storage

der.hans: Firefox: Multi-Account Containers

Description:
Use Firefox Multi-Account Containers (FMAC) to isolate websites in your browser.

Use Firefox Multi-Account Containers to use multiple web site accounts in the br owser.

FMAC blocks containers from accessing cookies in other containers.

Attendees will learn about:

Firefox add-ons
Firefox containers
browser privacy
browser security
walled garden containers

About der.hans:
der.hans works remotely in the US. In the FLOSS community he is active with conferences and local groups.

He's chairman of PLUG, chair for SeaGL Finance committee, founder of SeaGL Career Expo, RaiseMe career counselor, BoF organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) and founder of the Free Software Stammtisch.

He speaks regularly at community-led FLOSS conferences such as SeaGL, Tux-Tage, Penguicon, SCaLE, LCA, FOSSASIA, Tübix, CLT, Kieler Linux Tage, LFNW, OLF, SELF and GeekBeacon Fest.

Hans is available to speak remotely for local groups.

Currently leads a support engineering team at Object Rocket. Public statements are not representative of $dayjob.

Fediverse/Mastodon - https://floss.social/@FLOX_advocate


Brian Peters: Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) - Data Reduction for Block Storage

Description:
Introduction to Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO), an advanced storage technology for maximizing drive space. In this presentation we'll discuss use cases for VDO, advantages & disadvantages, and demo configuring & testing a drive using Virtual Data Optimizer.

About Brian:
Brian Peters, has been interested in technology since childhood. His first PC was a 486 clone that was upgraded many times over. His interest for Linux started with Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger), but has since found home with Debian. Brian is RHCSA certified and enjoys sharing his passion for FOSS with others.

This is a remote meeting. Please join by going to https://lufthans.bigbluemeeting.com/b/plu-yuk-7xx at 7pm on Thursday April 14th

der.hans: Jekyll static site generator

Description:
Jekyll is a simple to use static site generator.

For easy, low maintenance, low resources like a blog, a static site generator (SSG) avoids complexity.
An SSG allows low effort content creation and easy deployment.
SSG can be hosted by a simple web server.
No need to setup programming languages or lots of modules.

https://jekyllrb.com/

About der.hans:
der.hans is a Free Software, technology and entrepreneurial veteran.

Hans is chairman of the Phoenix Linux User Group (PLUG); BoF organizer, jobs board maintainer, and jobs night organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE); and founder of the Free Software Stammtisch along with the Stammtisch Job Nights.

Currently leads a database support engineering team at ObjectRocket, most likely anything Hans says publicly was not approved by $dayjob.

https://floss.social/@FLOX_advocate

This is a remote meeting. Please join by going to https://lufthans.bigbluemeeting.com/b/plu-yuk-7xx at 7pm on Thursday Mar 10th

Robin: Ready Upon Ignition

Description:
Goes over a project I have been making, showing how one might automate configurations or validate them without ever running a command.
Then will be showing how the information can be used to automate system setup with Ignition files.

Biography:
Systems admin that automates deployments of services and make them easy enough for most people to use.

der.hans: Privacy Discussion

Description:
PLUG will host a privacy discussion. Join us in our private hosted Big Blue Button instance to participate.

The meeting is Thursday, February 10th at 7PM Arizona time (UTC-7)

https://lufthans.bigbluemeeting.com/b/plu-yuk-7xx

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