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IBM @ The CentOS Dojo Brussels, Belgium, Friday 31st January 2014

A one day sysadmin centric learning and sharing experience

The CentOS Dojo's are a one day event, organised around the world, that bring together people from the CentOS Communities to talk about systems administration, best practises in linux centric activities and emerging technologies of note. The emphasis is to find local speakers and tutors to come together and talk about things that they care about most, and to share stories from their experiences working with CentOS in various scenarios.

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Registrations are now closed for the event.

Agenda and Speakers

The day long event starts at 9:00am and closes by 6:00pm, at which point we will all head into the Fosdem Drinks sessions. The morning session will run from the single larger capacity room. Over the lunch break, this room will be split into Track 1 and 2, each with a capacity of about 60 people. The hackathon will run from a third room, available to us only after the lunch break.

Once the sessions are over, we will meet in the larger room for thanks and general chit chat before heading into Fosdem drinks sessions around Grand Place.

We have been trying to locate and ship in video equipment to record this dojo, but have been unable to find suiteable resources at short notice. If anyone can help, please get in touch with KaranbirSingh asap.

Morning Session

09:00 - 09:30

Welcome - Linux @ IBM

Franz Bourlet

09:30 - 12:15

CentOS and the Red Hat relationship, the road ahead, SIG's and Variants, CentOS on PowerPC + ARM, Distro release QA

KaranbirSingh , FabianArrotin, JimPerrin, CarlTrieloff

12:15 - 13:15

Lunch Break + Split tracks

Afternoon Session


Track 1

Track 2

13:15 - 14:15

Linux on System Z and z/vm Demystified ( Frank Helmes )

Centralized and structured log file analysis ( JensKuehnel)

14:15 - 15:15

Enterprise Linux for x86 and PowerPC ( Alain Rykaert - Maarten Thoelen )

Fuel, puppet, astute orchestration overview and demo ( Matthew Mosesohn )

15:15 - 15:30


15:30 - 16:30

The Future of System Administration ( KrisBuytaert )

CentOS and SELinux ( ToshaanBharvani )

16:30 - 17:30

Lifecycle management with Foreman ( JulienPivotto )

GlusterFS and Open Storage ( John Mark Walker )

Cloud SIG Hackathon

13:15 - 13:45

RDO and the CentOS Cloud SIG

Padraig Brady

13:45 - 14:00

Welcome to the Hackathon


14:15 - 17:30

Cloud Instance SIG Hack Session to build, test and deliver Cloud images


We are organising a 'CentOS in the Cloud' Hackathon at the same time. The focus is going to be on Creating, Testing and releasing CentOS Cloud images.

Participating in this hackathon are:

A detailed overview of how we are going to be setup on the day was posted to the centos-devel list ( http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2014-January/009665.html ) and you can see a graphic representation of the infra here : http://bit.ly/1ffXr4G

People attending this Hackathon are expected to bring their own laptops, and ensure they are able to join the WiFi network detailed in the graphic above. Also ensure that you have git ver > 1.7.1 and are aware of the basic git operations.

We will have mirrors for CentOS-5 and 6 on 32bit and 64bit x86 architecture, along with EPEL for the same releases. We will also aim to have rhel7b1 mirrors for testing / building against.


Confirmed speakers at the event :

Fabian Arrotin


CentOS QA explained: In this talk Fabian will explain how the QA process for each CentOS release is done and how *you* can be involved. You can find out more about Fabian on his wiki page at FabianArrotin

Jens Kuehnel


Centralized and structured log file analysis: This talk will give you an overview of how to centralize and structure log file for further analysis with Open Source and Free Software tools. You can find out more about Jens on his wiki page at JensKuehnel

Julien Pivotto


Lifecycle management with Foreman: This talk will give you an overview of how to use Foreman and its Puppet integration to manage your machine from the bootstrap to the last shutdown including of course configuration and setup. You can find out more about Julien on his wiki page at JulienPivotto

Karanbir Singh


Welcome to the Red Hat Family: The Red Hat Open Source And Standards team ( http://community.redhat.com/ ) is a new group formed under the office of the CTO to oversee, promote and foster open source initiatives for the broader community. A group that now has fair representation on the CentOS Project board and is the interface into Red Hat for the entire CentOS Community. What does this mean, how it might impact things moving forward and an introduction to the OSAS team. You should come to this session. Find out more about Karanbir Singh on his wiki page at KaranbirSingh

Kris Buytaert


The Future of System Administration: Linux system administration is a young trade (we've just about reached legal drinking age in the US), but there's a long journey ahead of us. Over the past 20 years we learned a bit left and right .. so lets not make those mistakes again in the future. You can find out more about Kris on this wiki page at KrisBuytaert

Toshaan Bharvani


CentOS and SElinux: A journey through SELinux, from the early steps to some of the more intense processes. You can find out more about Toshaan on his wiki page at ToshaanBharvani

Pádraig Brady


RDO and Centos cloud SIG: This talk will give an overview of how the large RDO OpenStack distribution currently integrates with Centos and how it and other cloud management systems might benefit from sharing through a cloud SIG. Pádraig Brady is a long time open source contributor and is the GNU coreutils maintainer as well as a member of the OpenStack nova core team

Matthew Mosesohn


Mirantis and Fuel: CentOS was chosen as the principle platform for Mirantis OpenStack because of stability, frequent updates, and greatly superior provisioning capability via Cobbler and kickstart. In this session we will deep dive into Fuel, puppet, astute orchestration overview and demo of Fuel Web UI and live deployment.

Frank Helmes

Linux on System Z and z/vm Demystified

Alain Rykaert & Maarten Thoelen

Enterprise Strong Linux on Intel and Power

John Mark Walker


GlusterFS Overview and Roadmap: GlusterFS 3.4 is the latest version of GlusterFS, with 3.5 in beta and due for release soon. One of the major features of 3.4.x is the QEMU integration and libgfapi. This will significantly increase the scope of possible use cases for GlusterFS. With the QEMU integration, we’re bypassing FUSE and going through the new C library, libgfapi. In this talk, we'll discuss which use cases are best for GlusterFS, best practices for usage, and how to get started.


The CentOS Dojo, Brussels is going to be held at

IBM Client Center Brussels
Avenue du Bourget/ Bourgetlaan 42
B – 1130 Brussels

You can find more details about the venue at their microsite at http://www-05.ibm.com/be/clientcenter/contact.html

There will be WiFi available at the venue through the entire day. If you intend to attend the hackathon, please bring your own laptop suitably prepared on the day.

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