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CentOS Dojo Santa Clara, CA, USA 31 March 2014 @ Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo

The CentOS Project will be holding a Dojo the day before the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo, at the The Santa Clara Convention Center.

A one day sysadmin-centric learning and sharing experience

CentOS Dojos are one day events, organised around the world, that bring together people from the CentOS Communities to talk about systems administration, best practices 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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Registration and Event Capacity

Registration is through Eventbrite, and tickets are free for this CentOS Dojo. Note that signing up for the Dojo will also grant you a Keynote Pass for Percona Live and entrance to the Exhibit Hall for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo.

Discount Code: If you also want to attend the Percona MySQL Live Conference, you can use the discount code CentOS to take 15% off the normal cost of the registration.

The number of seats is very limited, so please sign up early to ensure a spot.

Speakers and Agenda

The final agenda will be published shortly, but (as with all CentOS Dojos) we'll have a strong emphasis on getting things done with CentOS. Dojos feature tutorials, case studies, and in-depth discussions of technologies in and around CentOS. If you're interested in speaking at this event, please contact the CentOS team for details.

The Dojo will kick off at 10:00 a.m. sharp, and run to 6:00 p.m. We'll have plenty of breaks, lunch, and time for attendees to talk between sessions.

Confirmed speakers at the event :

Jeremy Carroll


Systems Automation and metrics at Pinterest: At Pinterest metrics instrumentation and presentation has been an increasingly vital as our systems scale. In this talk we will cover the challenges of running a high volume metrics collection system using Open Source tools. Detailed information about how the system scaled over time and the current challenges of piecing together performance data in a distributed system.

Joe Brockmeier


Software Collections: The power to build, install and use multiple versions of software on the same system, without affecting system-wide installed packages. Welcome to software collections. In this talk Joe will cover some of the background on software collections, how to implement them and highlight some of the scl's being shipped today in CentOS Linux.

Joe Miller


2 years in your future: Systemd is the new kid on the block, everyone is talking about it, everyone is thinking about it, everyone is planning for it. Having run it in production for over 2 years now, I will cover some of the caveats, challenges and wins from SystemD and how everyone can get ready for it in the upcoming CentOS-7. I will also touch upon Journald and how it might impact existing setups.

Jordan Sissel


Happy Tools: Happy tools! This talk will introduce three different operations-friendly tools to help make you happier. The first tool is fpm, which brings happiness to software packaging. The second tool is pleaserun, which makes running software less painful. The last tool is logstash, which helps make log management and search more awesome. All these are open source and built to help you get work done faster and easier so you can stay a happy, cheerful person.

Karsten Wade


The New CentOS Project: A new board members perspective on where the CentOS project is today and the road ahead.

Michael 'Monty' Widenius


Notes on MariaDB 10: MariaDB is coming along in great strides, and is now included by default in the EL7 Beta cycle. In this talk Monty will cover some of the major performance wins in the new MariaDB10 release's parallel replication, group commits etc on CentOS; He will also cover some of the reasons why MariaDB should be on the list of db's every sysadmin should include on their db consideration lists.

Peter Zaitsev


Running MySQL on CentOS Linux: Linux is by far the most common platform to run MySQL, and there is a lot of accumulated knowledge about which way is best to run MySQL. In this presentation we will go into a number of topics including: Choosing Hardware, Cloud and Virtualization, Choosing Linux Distribution, Choosing Filesystem and Storage Configuration, Linux Kernel Configuration, MySQL Configuration, Setting up Monitoring and Trending.

Location and Transportation

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara & The Santa Clara Convention Center
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

If you need a place to stay, you can book a room directly online.


If you're interested in sponsoring this event, or other CentOS Dojos, please contact the CentOS team for details.

2023-09-11 07:22