'Open source' refers to a computer program in which the source
code is available to the general public for use or modification from its
original design. Open source code is typically created as a
collaborative effort in which programmers improve upon the code and
share the changes within the community. Open source sprouted in the
technological community as a response to proprietary software owned by
Over 85% of enterprises are using open source software. Managers
are quickly realizing the benefit that community-based development can
have on their businesses. The real-time communication and
transparency their developers are discovering in open source communities
are exactly what internal development teams need in order to create in a
more agile way and meet the increasing business demand for delivering
higher-quality software with reduced development cycles.
This month, we put on our geek hats and detective gloves to learn
how we can monitor our computers’ environments using open source tools. We use our laptops every day, but do we ever think about what’s going on underneath the keyboard?
This meetup will cover some of the most popular ‘Free and Open
Source Software’ (FOSS) tools used to monitor various aspects of your
computer environment. Tools covered will include:
• Cacti (graph based monitoring)
• Nagios (all-purpose infrastructure monitoring tool)
• NagVis (network visualization)
• nTop (network bandwidth monitoring tool)
• The ELK stack (log monitoring and analysis)
Our guest speaker this month is Greg Greenlee, founder of Blacks in Technology organization that aims to increase diversity in technology.
Greg is a Systems and Network Engineer with over 13 years of
experience in the IT field in areas such as, networking, IT security,
systems administration, virtualization, cloud computing, and storage
BDPA is delighted to have Greg showcasing some cool and useful technologies with our members at this meetup.
Anyone … regardless of race or color … interested in tech is welcome!
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