August 2015 Meeting of the ChicagoLUG

Our August meeting is set for Saturday, August 15th, starting at 2:00pm, and we’ll be meeting at Pumping Station: One. We’ll be learning about Canonical’s Juju project, and will get an intro to Amazon Web Services’ S3, as well.

Speaking Topics

Peter Baumgarten on Amazon S3

Peter will provide a brief overview of using Amazon S3 as part of system administration duties. If you’re new to AWS (and S3 in particular) this should be a good talk to check out.

Jorge Castro on Juju

Jorge Castro will follow-up Peter’s talk with a detailed look at Juju, Canonical’s server deployment and configuration tool. Jorge puts it this way:

It’s time to face the music: There’s only a couple guys in Ops, and a lot of infrastructure to set up and it was all due yesterday. If only you could clone all the sysadmins of the world to get all of their expertise and know-how in deploying applications, you could actually get it done. This talk will cover how we’re solving devops problems with Ubunu Cloud and Juju and how we’re enabling reusability, repeatability, and reliability in cloud deployments. I’ll be covering simple solutions (like a blog), to complex clumps of services (Hadoop), and show some of the work we’ve been doing to let people manage Kubernetes, libswarm, and all the seemingly endless container solutions out there.

This talk will cover the following things: What we’ll show you:

  • Real life running services in a cloud, no mockups or demos, we’re going to do this for real!
  • Take you through some devops workflows so you can test locally (and cheaply) and iterate before spending money in production.

If you want to follow along you can sign up to AWS, Azure, or GCE and install Juju prior to the meeting, the target audience is someone who:

  • Is familiar with Linux system administration and associated tools.
  • Has a working knowledge of public clouds and/or baremental

Jorge will be demoin’g Juju on AWS, Azure, and Google Compute Engine.


We will have food! Probably pizza! At least a few of us typically bring some beverage to share, as well. We’re a community-run organization, so we recommend bringing a few dollars if you’d like to partake of the food. No one will be denied a slice of tasty pizza for inability to chip-in, though.