Ten years of FOSS hosting at the OSU Open Source Lab*
For the past ten years the OSU Open Source Lab has provided hosting for 150 open source projects from around the world. This session will cover a historical background of the past ten years, an overview of the types of projects we host, what types of hosting we provide, what tools we use and how we provide the hosting. Our audience should be people interested in what's happening at the OSUOSL.
For the past ten years the “Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSUOSL)”:http://osuosl.org has provided hosting for “150 open source projects”:http://osuosl.org/services/hosting/communities from around the world. Some of the projects we provide hosting include the Linux Foundation, Drupal, Python Software Foundation, Apache Software Foundation and Freenode. This session will cover a historical background of the past ten years, an overview of the types of projects we host, what types of hosting we provide, what tools we use and how we provide the hosting. I will also cover the impact of our student workforce who provide most of the work to power the lab.
Our environment is very heterogeneous with limited resources which creates interesting challenges. I will highlight some major accomplishments we’ve had and future ideas we’re planning on implementing. Our audience should be people interested in what’s going on at the OSUOSL lately and how we provide hosting for all the projects. They should have a medium level of expertise in linux system administration.
I have been a speaker at a lot of conferences over the years including several years at OSCON (including a 3 hour tutorial talk), Open Source Bridge, LinuxCon, and SCALE.
OSU Open Source Lab
Lance Albertson is the Director for the Oregon State University Open Source Lab and has been involved with the Gentoo Linux project as a developer and package maintainer since 2003. Since joining the OSUOSL in 2007, Lance has managed all of the hosting activities that the OSL provides for nearly 160 high-profile open source projects. He was recently promoted to Director in early 2013 after being the Lead Systems Administration and Architect since 2007.
Prior to joining the OSUOSL, Lance was a UNIX Administrator for the Enterprise Server Technologies group at Kansas State University. Lance prepared for life as a career systems administrator by grappling with natural systems first, joining his father near Hiawatha, Kansas on the family farm growing corn and soybeans.
In his free time he helps organize Beaver BarCamp and plays trumpet in a local jazz group The Infallible Collective. He holds a B.A. in Agriculture Technology Management from Kansas State University, where he minored in Agronomy and Computer Science.
- Title: Zero to root in 12 months / How We Mentor “Rock Star” Students
- Track: Culture
- Room: B304
- Time: 3:45 – 4:30pm
The OSU Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) and PSU Computer Action Team (theCAT) provides an amazing program for undergraduate students to learn about system administration. Many of our students have moved on and created their own successful startups and have changed the landscape of open source themselves. This session will cover how OSUOSL and theCAT mentor our students and create rock stars in the industry.
- Speakers: William Van Hevelingen, Kenneth Lett, Lance Albertson, Spencer Krum