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openSUSE release party at FrOSCon

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We had a nice weekend at FrOSCon with a lot of fun. This atmosphere has gone over to our neighbours, so some Fedora Ambassadors wanted to change to openSUSE. That was the last time at the Fedora booth for them and their booth became green.

You can see here a Fedora Ambassador who wants to have openSUSE marketing material for students of the university Marburg. He has green glasses as a signal for his change. He’ll give Linux workshops with openSUSE and wants to become a openSUSE Hero.

We had many visitors the first day. Our release party took place at our booth at 5 o’clock. We were surprised about so many people. The cake was away after a quarter hour. It wasn’t enough for all interested guests. All were happy and toasted the new Leap release with the champagne.

After that we had our first tombola with a big chameleon. What for a surprise! Last year a family of LPI won 2 chameleons. This year a small LPI girl won the first one again. That shows us the partnership between LPI and openSUSE. 🙂

 

Sunday I went to some interesting presentations. We shared our service at the openSUSE booth. Additional to that we spoke about the OpenRheinRuhr organization, what we want to improve and how we can realize all with new German Advocates. Second day we had a second tombola. This chameleon went to invis server.

Debian and Ubuntu didn’t have any booth. Some Debian users asked us for Debian Contributors. I sent them to Open Office. After this visit they came back and talked with us about openSUSE and what is new. They were really interested.

That was a successful weekend for openSUSE with a lot of fun. Thanks for all the sponsoring at FrOSCon!

openSUSE at Chemnitzer LinuxTage 2017

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I went to Chemnitzer LinuxTage last weekend. That was a successful open source event.

openSUSE has got a lot of positive feedback. Some people changed from Ubuntu to openSUSE Tumbleweed and are happy.

There was some misunderstanding with the new release development of openSUSE Leap. Some people thought that would be a second rolling release by openSUSE. After explaining that we want to do that only in the development phase for achieving a more stable operating system and we will have a release day every year again, these cusomers have been happy again and like this idea. More stability is a good reason. 🙂

invis server had his meeting about their new project openSUSE SMB. One openSUSE customer was interested for this project and I brought him to Stefan. Some booth visitors want to visit our next oSC in Nuremberg.

We had more customers than in the year before. Somtimes guys asked how to change to us and to contribute. Linux beginners wanted to have live CDs. We burned flash drives with Tumbleweed live images for them.

Sunday we had a raffle at our booth. The award was a big chameleon. You can see the winner on the picture.At the end I took part of the raffle by Thomas Krenn AG. 🙂

They produce server hardware and storage. Their first award was a low energy server which I won. That‘ s ideal for students like me. The best thing is that this server hardware is supported by openSUSE.

Chemnitzer LinuxTage was a fantasic open source event like every year. Thanks for the sponsoring!

tcpdump of a docker container

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You create docker containers and many tools are missing. As a example: tcpdump

So I was looking for a solution for sniffing the traffic from outside of the container. It is recommended to setup an additional (tcpdump) container and to use it with following network connection:

docker pull adamoss/docker-tcpdump

docker run -ti –net=container:${id} adamoss/tcpdump port https or port http

 

You can specify different ports and save the data in a file. The id is the name of the container and the „–net=container:“ is saying that you want to have input/output traffic of the docker container like the command would be executed on the same system.

Running for the openSUSE Board

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Hi! I‘m Sarah Julia Kriesch, 29 years old, educated as a Computer Science Expert for System Integration, and currently studying Computer Science at the TH Nürnberg.

 

Introduction and Biography

I am a Student at the TH Nürnberg, Student Officer for Computer Science (Fachschaft Informatik) and a Working Student (Admin/ DevOps) at ownCloud. I changed from working life to student life this year. I received the scholarship „Aufstiegsstipendium“ (translated „upgrading scholarship“) for students with work experience by the BMBF.

I have got 4 years of work experience as a Linux System Administrator in the Core System Administration (Monitoring) at 1&1 Internet AG/ United Internet and as a (Managing) Linux Systems Engineer for MRM Systems (SaaS) at BrandMaker. MRM Systems are systems for project management in marketing (Marketing Ressource Management Systems).

I used SLES/ openSUSE during my German education of information technology for the first time in 2009. In the company I learned installations with YaST. I wanted to know more, which was the reason for going to conferences and expos. I tried to educate myself (with community support and vocational school) until the end of my 2nd year. oSC11 was the time stamp for meeting the openSUSE Community.  Marco Michna wanted to become my Mentor in System Administration and gave me private lessons until his death. I got a scholarship for further education (a free Linux training) by Heinlein. Both were a good base for starting in the job after the vocational training act.

I wasn‘t allowed to contribute to openSUSE during my last year of education, because my education company didn‘t want to see that. They filtered Google after all contributions in forums and communities. That‘s the reason why I am using the anonymous nick name „AdaLovelace“ at openSUSE. I had to wait for joining openSUSE again until my first job where I worked together with Contributors/ Members of Debian, FreeBSD and Fedora.

I started with German translations at openSUSE with half a year of work experience. Most of you know me from oSCs (since 2011). I was Member of the Video Team, the Registration Desk and contributed as a Speaker. Since 2013 I am wiki maintainer in the German wiki and admin there. Since 2014 I am an active Advocate in Germany. I give yearly presentations, organize booths and take part in different Open Source Events. As a GUUG Member (German Unix User Group) asked for a sponsorship for oSC16. I hold my first (English) presentation about performance monitoring then.

This year I have joined the Heroes Team and the Release Management Team. I founded the Heroes Team with my friends during the oSC16 because of the spam in the wiki. I became the Coordinator for this project. I am Translation Coordinator now, too. I was responsible for the documentation of openSUSE Leap 42.2. So I wrote a lot in the English wiki this year. I was interviewed (as an Advocate) by the Hacker Public Radio at the FOSDEM 2016.

Some of you know me from different mailing lists. That‘s the best way to reach me.

I love openSUSE and pick up tasks, if I see something to do where I can help with my Sysadmin/ Coordination/ Documentation/ BPM skills. Free periods ( Monday & Tuesday) are reserved for openSUSE Contributions. If somebody asks me for technical help (unimportant whether programming, infrastructure or communication), I‘ll try to find a solution.  I learned to work agile (Scrumban in System Administration) which I want to transfer to my teams in open source projects.

Issues I can see

I want to improve the cooperation between openSUSE and universities/ TH Nürnberg as the founder of the Open Source AG there.

openSUSE should be one of the main distributions on AWS (main AMI).

The openSUSE Infrastructure should be easier to achieve for openSUSE admins, so that we can react on escalations very fast.

Role of the Board

My goal is to have happy customers and developers. That‘s what I want to achieve as an Advocate and (perhaps) as a Board Member in the future.

We should live freedom in the community. Everybody should do what he likes. I don‘t like bossing. But I want to help in leadership with coordination and solutions where needed.

Why you should vote me

  •  I am a geek(o).
  •  I like new technologies and learning.
  •  I know most important people in the community.
  •  I learned coordination in my first job, which I can use as a Board Member, too.
  •  I am educated by communities.
  •  I have got an education in information technology.
  •  I contribute to different parts of the project (technical and non-technical).
  •  I have got a big open source network (openSUSE, ownCloud, GUUG, …).
  •  I have got international work experience.
  •  I love openSUSE.

 

Aims/ Goals

We should improve openSUSE and hold the position of being one of the best Linux distributions.

I want to be open for cooperation with other Linux/ open source projects.

openSUSE on ownCloud

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It is Christmas time and I have got cookie cutters by openSUSE and ownCloud. What can you create as a happy Working Student at ownCloud and an openSUSE Contributor?

Normally you deploy ownCloud on openSUSE. But do you know the idiom „to be in seventh heaven“ (auf Wolke 7 schweben)?

I want to  show you openSUSE Leap 42.2 on ownCloud 9.

 

opensuse Leap 42.2 on owncloud 9
opensuse Leap 42.2 on ownCloud 9

9.1 is the latest release, and 7 not up to date and insecure for the openSUSE chameleon. The second reason is that the chameleon has got a perfect place on the cloud.

You can watch the success in both projects!

I wish you all a merry christmas and a lot of fun with your cookie cutters!

openSUSE Conference 2016

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June 22 until June 26 was the openSUSE Conference in Nuremberg. The location was the Z Bau. We had a lot good presentations from Security, YaST News, Release Management until Infrastructure, Monitoring and Configuration Management.

That was the first conference with  my own presentation in English. The talk was about monitoring and stress tests, something what I have done in the last years in my job. At first I was nervous. But I had many good friends around me who  took it away. 2 of them gave presentations, too. Oliver talked about USB in the kernel development and Christian made a quiz.

It was a good place and time for team discussions. Christian and I wanted to speak with the Infrastructure team about the situation with wiki servers in United States. We needed a SUSE guy from there and found Craig. After that we created a Infrastructure meeting and the openSUSE heroes team exist since this time. I am the Coordinator for a new wiki setup and openSUSE Contributors can get access to the Infrastructure. That was the highlight of the conference!

We took part of a Nuremberg tour through fermentation cellars which was really interesting. We discussed a lot and were able to see people in the community from everywhere on the world. The SUSE band played music in  the evening and we had a lot of fun!

Thanks!

FOSDEM Day 1 and Day 2

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I have slept in the Hotel Evergreen. The breakfast was very small. The room and wireless were ok.

I have got luck, that other German people wanted to go to FOSDEM, too. They have been in the same hotel and knew the way from the last years. They shown me the different houses and I went directly to the openSUSE booth, where some of the community were available. CentOS was our neighbor. We all have got gloves and tee shirts by them. They have got beer by us.

I have got new t shirts. I wore one of last November with the new release. I was a little bit surprised, that we would have a new one again. DVDs with Leap were available, too. They were burned in December – the last month of Open Source Press. They closed. That was my first question, I asked Richard. He told me, that they have closed for books, but would produce DVDs for a longer time.  It was a full day for us at the booth. We disposed beer and t shirts. I new many faces from OpenRheinRuhr, FrOSCon and GUUG. It has been more famous faces I thought to know. I will see many of them at the FFG of the GUUG again.

 

I made a trip through the house to the other booths. People of our DevOps meetup group wanted to have Jenkins stickers. I took some of them. I bought a tee shirt by them, too. After that I heard, that they would have Jenkis meetup groups everywhere on the world, but not in Germany at the moment. We have got so many meetup groups for it in Karlsruhe and not Jenkins? It would be too late for me, because I want to change the town in May. I will give it to our organisators and take it with me for Nuremberg.teamFOSDEM

 

I was interviewed by the Hacker Public Radio.  They wanted to have a interview at every booth. My sound wasn’t very good after a common cold, but I did it. All my Open Source friends were coming to me at the booth. I gave Douglas some hints for the next oSC. I don’t know at the moment, whether I can come, because that will be my second month living in Nuremberg again. In the evening of the first day some community members wanted to go out for eating and drinking. At the end we let it for being fit for the next day.

At the next day the FOSDEM wasn’t so full like the day before. At the beginning I created a plan for visiting talks. I have got the next interview with a PhD student of the TU Berlin for his doctor thesis. His doctor father told him wrong things about the difference between Microsoft and Linux projects. Some things have been right, but our support can be faster than the support of Microsoft. And we get more and more customers by them.

 

My first visit to a talk was Literate DevOps for Configuration Management. I hoped a little bit more about this presentation. During the presentation I thought about doing every step with sed. My directly neighbor was another student at the German distance teaching university (Master Praktische Informatik). He wanted to know, how you can get more support by the university. I told him about our facebook group, newsgroups and irc. He was surprised, that the university would have irc channels. After his stories about his first studying (business information technology) und Hagen I am happy, that I want to change to Nuremberg. I don’t need a education degree by a university on the level of a university of applied science.

 

After that I went to Big Data meets fast Data. I have got luck for getting a free place. It was a presentation about different in-data-memory databases. That was very interesting for me. After that I took a conference waffle with me to the booth. I saw some people of B1 Systems again.

At the end of the day I have got a openSUSE box by Richard. I am looking forward to the future of the openSUSE box (perhaps without Open Source Press).

oSBox

 

Thanks for the wonderful 2 days and the Travel Support. That was my first chance for coming to FOSDEM, because normally that’s the time for learning for the university. I have done a break this semester. I was able to take a lot with me. Next year I will have learning on the program at this time again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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