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MUUG Monthly Meetings for 2019-20


Please note our current meeting location: 1M28 Manitoba Hall, University of Winnipeg, entrance on Ellice Ave. between Spence and Balmoral St. (Check out the UofW's maps for nearby parking locations.)

Meetings start at 7:30pm sharp.

September 10, 2019: Terraform (feat. Terragrunt)

Wyatt Zacharias presented Terraform, an open-source infrastructure-as-code tool maintained by HashiCorp, used to automate deployment of compute resources. Terraform provides a universal configuration language that can define resources across many different platforms. It offers stateful deployment to track and maintain deployed resources. Additionally Terragrunt is an open-source wrapper tool maintained by Gruntworks, which provides additional management features and fills in feature gaps of the vanilla Terraform tool.

Wyatt has made his slides available in PPTX and PDF formats.

October 8, 2019: E-mail Domain Rewriting

Adam Thompson discussed a UNIX-based solution to a Microsoft Office 365 email problem, allowing the arbitrary replacement of the sending domain, in a way that preserves legitimate DKIM, SPF, etc. anti-spam features. This involved using Postfix on a Debian Linux system, and using Ansible to maintain and backup the configuration between multiple server instances on a Cloud-based provider.

Adam has made his presentation slides, in PPTX and PDF format, available online.

November 12, 2019: PowerShell for Linux

Kevin McGregor introduced PowerShell Core, an open-source and cross-platform (Windows, Linux, and macOS) automation and configuration tool/framework that works with your existing tools and is optimized for dealing with structured data (e.g. JSON, CSV, XML, etc.), REST APIs, and object models. It includes a command-line shell, an associated scripting language and a framework for processing cmdlets.

AGM

Plus, this month's meeting was the MUUG annual general meeting, which included the election of the MUUG board of directors for the 2019-2020 year (by acclamation).

December 10, 2019: UNIX@50 (A Personal History)

UNIX turned 50 this past summer. Gilbert Detillieux has worked with UNIX systems for the last 40 of those 50 years. In this not-too-technical presentation, Gilbert will take you through 5 decades of UNIX evolution (with some personal reflections on the last 4 of those decades). Come for the interesting trivia, stay for the philosophical musings!

Please note our new meeting location for this month: 1L06 Lockhart Hall, University of Winnipeg, entrance on Ellice Ave. between Spence and Balmoral St. (Check out the UofW's maps for nearby parking locations.)

January 14, 2020: TBA

February 11, 2020: TBA

March 10, 2020: TBA

April 14, 2020: TBA

May 12, 2020: TBA

June 9, 2020: TBA

July 2020: No meeting this month

August 2020: No meeting this month

Please note our current meeting location: 1M28 Manitoba Hall, University of Winnipeg, entrance on Ellice Ave. between Spence and Balmoral St. (Check out the UofW's maps for nearby parking locations.)

Meetings start at 7:30pm sharp.

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