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Oct 11th Meeting: IT on Coast Guard Icebreakers

Date: Oct 11th, 2012
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 403
University of Washington Campus
Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject: IT on Coast Guard Icebreakers
Presenter: Sarah Kaye

The Coast Guard Cutter Healy, our only functional ocean-going icebreaker, goes places that very few ships go. Our mission is scientific research and our motto is “From the Arctic, Knowledge.” High latitudes and extreme conditions force some unusual technology choices. I will discuss our adaptations to our operating conditions and take questions.

Bio:
I have always been an IT generalist, keeping the blinky lights on while being able to communicate in English with the users. I enjoy seeing polar bears from a distance.

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As always, there will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check them out at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department’s web site above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.

Aug 9th Meeting: MooseFS -Turn old servers into production file system

Date: Aug 9th, 2012
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 403
University of Washington Campus
Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject: MooseFS -Turn old servers into production file system
Presenter: Atom Powers

How DigiPen used MooseFS to transform several old servers into a production storage system: why, what, how, and watch out.

Bio:
Atom Powers has been playing with computer systems since his older brother brought home a Commodore64 in the mid 1980s. Lately Atom has been directing the global IT operations of DigiPen Institute of Technology, a local Tech College that teaches art and computer science through video games.

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As always, there will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check them out at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department’s web site above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.