POSSCON 2012: The Open Source World Comes to Columbia, SC
POSSCON 2012: The Open Source World Comes to Columbia, SC March 28 and 29
The Palmetto Open Source Software Conference will once again bring a
world-class lineup of IT thought leaders to the Southeast for two days to
discuss the latest issues for developers, executives, government leaders and
POSSCON 2012 will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center for
both days and will feature track sessions, hands-on training, and social and
Scott McNealy, Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems, a Silicon Valley legend and
one of the most influential leaders in the history of IT, is the keynote
speaker for this year's event. Other speakers include Dr. Douglas Maughan,
Director, Department of Homeland Security, Cyber Security Division; Jim
Jagielski, Co-Founder and President, Apache Software Foundation; Chris
Aniszcyck, Open Source Manager, Twitter, Inc.; and many others.
In 2011, more than 500 people from 14 states, 30 colleges and universities
and approximately 100 business and government organizations attended.
The mix of people in addition to stellar speakers, affordable registration
fees, cutting-edge staging and Southern hospitality make POSSCON a
must-attend event. People from varied backgrounds have attended since 2008
and all say the same thing - "this is a truly unique event and a unique
blend of people."
Early-early bird registration is now open at a discounted rate of $99.
Registration is available at www.posscon.org.
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One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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