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GPN Will Host Software Carpentry git Lesson

September 30, 2021

GPN will host an online Software Carpentry git lesson on October 18 and October 25 from 11:00-12:30 Central both days.  The lesson is taught over both days, the 25th is a continuation of the 18th. For those of you who attend the GPN RP calls, this replaces the meeting. 

There is no registration for the workshops, simply join the zoom room.

Target Audience:  Anyone with beginner knowledge of Linux/UNIX shell.

Prepare for class:  Before the class October 18, please install gitbash for MS WIndows and XCode for Mac. Instructions are on this page under “The Bash Shell” section:

Feel free to pass this along to anyone who can benefit from this lesson.

InCommon’s BaseCAMP

July 16, 2021

This week, I attended InCommon’s BaseCAMP.  It’s a virtual event, like most events in recent memory.  Virtual events have come a long way and the InCommon folks take advantage of Zoom and Remo to make their goal of “Learn. Share. Belong.” a reality.  This was the most interactive online conference I’ve attended so far.

Here are some observations about why that was, in no particular order.

  • Zoom was set to Meeting mode.  Attendees could turn on their cameras and microphones when they wanted to.
  • Presentations were live and speakers loved questions.  Attendees asked questions in zoom chat.  Either the speaker paused and asked if there were questions, or a monitor read questions at a natural pause. 
  • BaseCAMP ran Monday-Friday, 11-5 Central.  The last optional hour and a half was on Remo (more about that below). BaseCAMP left time in the morning to do regular work.
  • Sessions were 50 minutes.  Between every session, there was a 10 minute break.  The break was just enough time to get a drink and have a bio break, but not long enough to get started on other work that got interrupted once the next session started.
  • During the breaks, they screen shared a duck race so people knew when to return.  It also gave people something fun to watch and comment on.  I don’t know what software they used, but costumed ducks swam as a timer counted down and one won at the end.
  • Remo preserved the “hallway conversation” aspect of face-to-face conferences about as well as possible.

Remo is another conference product that is based on multiple rooms.  Attendees see all of the rooms and who is in each room.  BaseCAMP configured Remo to look like a series of campfires.  Each campfire was numbered.  When an attendee joined a campfire, they could speak with everyone there.  This was a better format than zoom because zoom doesn’t show who is is what breakout room.

OneNet Seeks Network Engineer

April 12, 2021

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Provide customer service/technical support for OneNet’s statewide Internet services.

Responsibilities and Duties
• Develops new system and application implementation plans, custom scripts and testing procedures to ensure operational reliability for the network group.
• Maintains process workflows for Netgroup ticket activities and implements new technologies, as applicable.
• Assist in network analysis and design for all network infrastructure.
• Ensures high availability and acceptable levels of performance of mission critical host computer resources.
• Actively support router/switch installations, modifications and upgrades.
• Support services such as packet filtering, firewall services, VPNs and router upgrades.
• Tier 2-3 support for the OneNet helpdesk for network-related issues.
• Assist lead engineer for MPLS network deployments.

MOREnet Seeks Network Engineer

April 7, 2021


Univ of Missouri


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