September 2015 Meeting of the ChicagoLUG

September 2015 Meeting of the ChicagoLUG

Chris Webber is making a stop in Chicago, and will be by at our next meeting of the ChicagoLUG to discuss two things that are of great interest to him: Federating the Web and the package manager, Guix. Our meeting will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday, September 30th, at the RedHat Chicago offices. Their offices are located at 101 N. Wacker Drive.

Speaking Topics

Federating the Web

The web is theoretically free software, is powered by free and open technologies, and yet seems to become less free and more centralized by the day. How to take back the web? Christopher talks about the state of federation, what’s happening at the W3C Social Working Group on standardizing federation standards, the ActivityPump spec, and how you can get involved in taking back the net!

Functional Package Management and Deployment with Guix

Tired of being stuck after an upgrade? Wish your operating system could roll forward and backwards in time, more like Git? Want a way to get really reproducible software? Or just want a better alternative to \$YOUR_LANGUAGE’s stressful packaging ecosystem you can run on an existing distro? And why on earth would you want something called a “symlink forest” anyway? Discover all this and more in this exciting talk about the GNU Guix project!


Kindly RVSP on our Page. We look forward to seeing you there!!


Food will be provided by RedHat! Come enjoy Lou Malnatti’s pizza with us!