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Yee-haw! Calling all Southern Linux & Open Software users, Texas Linux Fest is almost here and this time it is located in Irving, Texas. The Linux Academy & Jupiter Broadcasting crew will be leaving the headquarters for the day to see you at the fest! Stop by our space in the expo to grab some official Linux Academy swag, and meet our team. We may even drop some hints on what to expect for our next content launch. 😉

When: May 31st – June 1st, 2019

Where: Irving Convention Center

“Texas Linux Fest is the first state-wide annual community-run conference for Linux and open source software users and enthusiasts from around the Lone Star State. Much like SCALE in Los Angeles, Ohio Linux Fest in Columbus, and Linux Fest Northwest — and an ever-growing list of successful regional shows — Texas Linux Fest is a weekend event geared towards individual users, rather than an expensive multi-workday expo that might cater primarily to sponsored attendees. Whether you use free software and Linux at home, in your place of business, in your school or non-profit, or you are simply curious, Texas Linux Fest offers something for you.” (

Sessions you don’t want to miss:

  1. Understanding Containers
    Containers are all the rage right now, but if you want to start learning container technology where do you even begin? Starting out it can be difficult to know what questions to ask or even what you should be studying. It may be even more difficult to understand the answers you are getting. Join Ell Marquez and take your first steps into understanding the concepts and products behind current container offerings.
  2. Automate Absolutely Everything
    Ansible is a radically simple IT automation platform that makes your applications and systems easier to deploy. It allows you to avoid writing scripts or custom code to deploy and update your applications. With Ansible, you automate in a language that approaches plain English using native communications protocols, such as SSH or WinRM, with no agents to install on remote systems. In this session, discuss ways to utilize Ansible as an agentless and idempotent part of your DevOps practitioner workflows and/or Systems Administration automation needs; including examples from the traditional to the unorthodox. In this session we will cover a wide array of topics such as traditional configuration management, various forms of provisioning, application deployment, lifecycle management, orchestration, utilizing Ansible to simplify command line tooling creation and scaling, performing application builds, creating self managing infrastructure with event-based playbook execution, workflow automation, continuous integration, containers, and more.
  3. Kubernetes Fundamentals
    Kubernetes. It’s so hot right now. But what is it? This session is designed to show the fundamentals of Kubernetes. It assumes you know what a container is, that Kubernetes does something called “orchestration” with it, but that’s it. This discussion will cover the following: Container Registry, Pods, Services, Ingress, Scaling, Networking, mounting volumes, package management (Helm) and what’s next.

Courses to prepare for Texas Linux Festival:

LPI Linux Essentials (Available for free on the Community Edition!)

Ansible Quick Start course at Linux Academy

Learn Ansible by Doing

Kubernetes Essentials (Available for free on the Community Edition!)

Check out other FREE rotating content in May here, as well as our latest Linux training content here.

We hope to see you at Texas Linux Fest!


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