BBLISA was founded in July 1992 to provide a forum for meetings and presentations of interest to system and network administrators in Boston, MA, and the surrounding areas.

While "LISA" stands for Large Installation System Administration, BBLISA is for administrators of both large and small networks.

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The name Back Bay LISA was adopted after the sister organization "Bay LISA", in the San Francisco bay area. Back Bay is an area of Boston, and Boston being back east and also on a bay made the name seem appropriate.

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Upcoming Meeting

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Rocket and the Application Container Specification

Mark Lamourine

The introduction of Rocket and the Application Container Specification brought the number of the Linux container alternatives to three. In the six months since that announcement, Rocket has matured quite a bit. It offers lighter weight containers, simpler image discovery and tight integration with orchestration systems like Kubernetes. In this presentation you'll learn the basics of Rocket development, usage and internals as well as the current state of the Application Container Specification and alternate implementations of the spec.

Mark Lamourine is currently working at Red Hat as a champion of the System Administrator in the development and integration of system and software services. In his 30 years in front of a keyboard his work experiences range from developing and operating ISP infrastructure services, to managing software and hardware testing labs in much smaller companies. Recently he's started writing blogs, book reviews and articles on new tech in computing. He's an (extremely minor) contributor to both the Rocket/Appc and Kubernetes projects.

MIT E-51, Room 145
7:00 - Announcements & Introductions
7:25 - Door prizes (worth anywhere from $43.99 to $2.99)
7:30 - Formal presentation

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