[balug-announce] BALUG Tue. 2006-07-18: Mark Ferlatte of Linden Lab, on Second Life

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Fri Jul 14 22:14:41 PDT 2006

On Tue., 2006-07-18, Mark Ferlatte of Linden Lab will talk to BALUG about
the technology beneath Second Life, and present techniques for managing
large quantities of servers with only a few support staff.  (Second Life
is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents,
population 200,000!)  http://www.secondlife.com/

Note:  Dates in calendar are closer than they appear:  We're talking

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For the August 18 meeting, we'll hear from Splunk, a company that claims to
"Take the SH out of IT". 

TOPIC: Splunk: Illuminating the issues in your Data Center. 

SPEAKER: Patrick McGovern 

BACKGROUND: Splunk, based in San Francisco, makes a Web-based
AJAX-enhanced search engine that allows system administrators and
programmers to search all their incoming log files in real time (any
type of log files: Sendmail, Cisco, MySQL, syslog, etc.) with a browser.
It's a powerful tool to allow people to 'see' inside their systems as
they are running. 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Patrick is Chief Community Splunker at Splunk, Inc. 
Prior to joining Splunk, Patrick McGovern managed SourceForge.net for
five years for VA Software / OSTG. 

Meeting time, location, etc. (also on the BALUG Web site):
Tue 2006-07-18 7:00 P.M. PDT
$11.00 fee for dinner
Four Seas Restaurant
731 Grant nr. Sacramento., 3rd Floor Banquet Facility: "The China Room"*
San Francisco

Feel free to join us as early as 6:30 P.M. at the bar for social chat,
etc., before the main meeting.

*Sometimes we eat and/or meet in the main dining facilities on the 2nd
floor; just ask where the BALUG meeting is when you arrive, and you'll be
pointed to the appropriate place.


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