Ian McLeod will take a look at the entire chain of building a distribution from start to finish, exploring how source is packaged and built, and then complex combinations of packages are joined together to make a cohesive Linux distribution. His talk will include include details of how this all works in a diverse set of environments – from aging x86 hardware to public cloud environments, Linux containers, and immutable systems.
Fedora and Project Atomic
Sten Turpin will build on Ian’s talk, giving an overview of Red Hat’s new, container-focused platform, Project Atomic. Basing his talk around the Fedora-based version of the project, he’ll demonstrate how to deploy and use Project Atomic on the Amazon AWS infrastructure.
We will have food! Probably pizza! At least a few of us typically bring some beverage to share, as well. We’re a community-run organization, so we recommend bringing a few dollars if you’d like to partake of the food. No one will be denied a slice of tasty pizza for inability to chip-in, though.
Here is the event on Meetup.com:
March Meeting of the ChicagoLUG
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015, 2:00 PM
Pumping Station One 3519 N Elston Chicago, IL
22 Free Software Users Went
We will have two talks at this meeting:Ian McLeod (Red Hat) will an give an end-to-end explanation of how Fedora is constructed and released.Sten Turpin (Red Hat) will be presenting a demo of Fedora Atomic with Cockpit and Docker running on AWS.
Pumping Station: One hackerspace
3519 North Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
This event is Free and Open to the Public. Please RSVP on the Meetup.com page for the event, so that we will know about how many people to expect:
Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015, 6:00 PM
Upstairs of Pumping Station One 3519 N. Elston Ave Chicago, IL
34 Hackers Went
From blog post: http://pumpingstationone.org/2015/02/bring-a-hack-meetup-on-feb-25th/Hackaday and Pumping Station: One are bringing the Bring-A-Hack tradition to Chicago!Come hang out with friends in Hardware, Making and Hackaday! We will have drinks and pizza and hacks.Bring your blinky demos and sign up for a lightening talk (5 minutes or less…
Hackers on Train 2012 will be pulling into town the first week of August, and maker instructor extraordinaire Mitch Altman will stopping by our hackerspace for a special “Arduino for Total Newbies” workshop on Thursday, August 2nd. Mitch writes:
You’ve probably heard lots about Arduino. But if you don’t know what it is, or how you can use it to do all sorts of cool things, then this fun and easy workshop is for you. As an example project, we’ll be creating a TV-B-Gone remote control out of an Arduino you can take home with you.
Registration:Eventbrite(space is limited so please register as soon as possible)
Date: Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm
Where: Pumping Station: One, 3519 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Very short lesson to learn everything you need to know about electronics!
Then we will learn to solder. Don’t let this scare you! Mitch has taught well over 35,000 people to solder, many of whom have never made anything before in their lives. It is actually a very easy skill to learn. It is also very useful.
Then we will each make our own Arduino clone from a kit made by Ladyada: BoArduino
Now that we each have our own Arduino, we will set up the free and open-source software on our laptops (if you bring one) — Windows, MacOS, or Linux are all fine!
And then its time to make something and learn how easy it is to use Arduino! Mitch will show you how to read schematic diagrams, and you’ll put together your own TV-B-Gone remote control using your BoArduino. We will use a solderless breadboard. These are really useful, and provide a fast, and very easy way to put circuits together without needing to solder.
The neighborly Travis Goodspeed will be giving a workshop this Friday, September 3rd, at 7pm on building and using his GoodFET JTAG adapter.
More than just a programmer & debugger, the GoodFET is a hardware hacking swiss army knife similar to the Bus Pirate. The workshop will cover the surface mount assembly of the GoodFET31 and how to use the GoodFET firmware.
Cost: $20cash at workshop (same for member or non-member; includes GoodFET PCB & all components)
Equipment: soldering equipment will be provided, but feel free to bring any tools you prefer; strongly recommend bringing a laptop if you want to interact with the GoodFET firmware after assembly.
NOTE: Only 10 GoodFET31 kits are available. Please RSVP to reserve at kit: email@example.com. This workshop is open to the public.