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Hello Prgmr.com!


Well it took a few days, for good reason, but I am finally running Utahcon.com on the latest WordPress with a new configuration on a new host! The new VPS is from http://prgmr.com which is a Xen host. I am running  their $6/mo package which give you:

  • 128MB Ram
  • 3GB of Storage
  • 20GB of Transfer

It doesn't sound like a lot, but it should be more than enough for this server. I brought Utahcon.com over from Linode, where I was paying $19.95/month. So the extra $13.95 in my pocket means I can spend the extra on adding servers for the purpose of advancing my projects.

So what am I running on top of the VPS? Great question, here are the details:

  • Fedora 17 (prgmr.com image)
  • nginx (web server)
  • PHP5.4
  • MySQL (tried desperately to get MariaDB, but alas I had to move on)
  • Wordpress 3.4.2

As you can see I didn't need a lot of power under the hood to run a single blog (and I might actually end up running a few blogs from here). I had the site hidden at beta.utahcon.com but if you are reading this it is available through simply visiting utahcon.com or blog.utahcon.com (deprecated).

Moving forward all links to my blog should be sent to simply utahcon.com

All other sub-domains will be moving on to other purposes.

Thanks for checking in, and I let me know if you have any questions or comments.

#hackUTOS


Hey everyone!

It is time to do it again. Our monthly #hackUTOS

What is #hackUTOS?

UTOS has been sponsoring Open Source technologies in Utah for years now. This is a chance for all the members (and potential members) to come out meet some of the UTOS hackers including herlo, utahcon, and DexterTheDragon.

We will be hacking on ConMan, the Open Source Conference Management system used by UTOSC! This is a great chance for you to participate, learn,teach, and get credit toward attending the conference for a discounted price!

When is #hackUTOS?

We will be meeting Tuesday March 2nd, 2010 at 7:00PM MST.

Where is #hackUTOS?

Online

Along with meeting in person (details below) you can find us online in IRC. We are on the Freenode network in #utos-dev

IRL

Since the meeting place worked out well last time we will be meeting again at the Salt Lake Coffee Connection.

Located at:

1588 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

The Salt Lake Coffee Connection is a really great place to meet. They have a great internet connection (provided by our good friends at Xmission), awesome drinks (check out the Dirty Chai!) and good food! The prices are good, and internet access is included with all purchases.

What Language?

ConMan is written in Python, using the Django framework. We run it on MySQL and SQLite databases.

Don't know Python, or Django? Don't worry, we are all open to helping you get started. Please realize we are here to mainly work on our project, we are happy to offer light support to get you up and running.

If you aren't interested in working on ConMan bring your own Open Source project! We would love to have you in the house for some great co-working!