Lance Albertson

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Lance Albertson

OSU Open Source Lab

Biography

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.

Open Source Bridge 2013

Sessions for this user

* Zero to root in 12 months / How We Mentor “Rock Star” Students

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.
Culture
William Van Hevelingen, Kenneth Lett, Lance Albertson, Spencer Krum

Proposals for this user

* Comparing Ganeti to Other Open Source Private Cloud Platforms

Private cloud computing has become an integral part of global business. While each platform provides a way for virtual machines to be deployed, implementations vary widely. It can be difficult to determine which features are right for your needs. This presentation will discuss the top open source private cloud platforms against Ganeti and provide analysis on which one is the best fit for you.
Chemistry 2013-03-11 00:44:47 +0000
Lance Albertson

* How We Mentor “Rock Star” Students at the OSUOSL

Over the past ten years the OSU Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) has provided an amazing program for undergraduate students. 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 we mentor our students and create rock stars in the industry.
Culture 2013-03-11 00:35:56 +0000
Lance Albertson, Kenneth Lett

* Put the "Ops" in "Dev": What Developers Need to Know About DevOps

With so many tools to insulate us, its difficult to see that luxury can come with hidden costs. Those hidden costs may include security, performance, scalability and maintainability. Startups may let developers lay down the infrastructure which can create some major headaches down the road if done incorrectly.
Culture 2013-03-11 00:24:12 +0000
Lance Albertson, Kenneth Lett, Justin Dugger, Rudy Grigar

* 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.
Culture 2013-02-16 05:45:59 +0000
Lance Albertson

Open Source Bridge 2012

Sessions for this user

* Comparing Open Source Private Cloud Platforms

Private cloud computing has become an integral part of global business. While each platform provides a way for virtual machines to be deployed, implementations vary widely. It can be difficult to determine which features are right for your needs. This session will discuss the top open source private cloud platforms and provide analysis on which one is the best fit for you.
Chemistry
Lance Albertson

* Put the "Ops" in "Dev": What Developers Need to Know About DevOps

How thinking about operations can help you make your code better, stronger, and faster.
Cooking
Greg Lund-Chaix, Lance Albertson, Rudy Grigar, Kenneth Lett

Proposals for this user

* Hosting Open Source Projects at the OSUOSL

The OSU Open Source Lab provides hosting for a variety of open source projects from around the world. This session will give 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.
Culture 2012-03-15 23:44:38 +0000
Lance Albertson

Open Source Bridge 2011

Sessions for this user

* Hands-on Virtualization with Ganeti

Ganeti is a cluster virtualization management software tool built on top of existing virtualization technologies such as Xen or KVM and other Open Source software. This hands-on tutorial will give an overview of Ganeti, how to install it, how to get started deploying VMs, & administrative guide to Ganeti. The tutorial will also cover installing & using Ganeti Web Manager as a web front-end.
Cooking
Lance Albertson, Peter Krenesky

Proposals for this user

* Ganeti Web Manager: Cluster Management Made Simple

Looking for an easy, scalable way to manage your Ganeti-based clusters? Ganeti Web Manager provides admins an easy to deploy, Django based GUI that effectively manages private clusters & works equally well for providing customers access. With a caching system designed to scale to thousands of virtual machines without decreasing performance, Ganeti Web Manager makes cluster management truly simple.
Chemistry 2011-01-21 22:08:46 +0000
Lance Albertson, Peter Krenesky

Open Source Bridge 2010

Sessions for this user

* Creating a low-cost clustered virtualization environment using Ganeti

Creating a redundant yet scalable virtualization environment is often difficult and expensive. Ganeti is an open source project which offers many solutions to simplify a clustered virtual machine environment while enabling you to use low cost hardware. This session will walk through Ganeti covering its basic design goals/features, installation architecture, and production implementation.
Chemistry
Lance Albertson

Proposals for this user

* Interacting with a group of servers in real-time with MCollective

Today we have tools like cfengine, puppet, and chef to help automate server deployment, configuration, and maintenance. However, its been difficult to interact with those same servers in real-time. MCollective is a framework which allows you to interact with small to very large clusters of servers in real-time. This session will cover its features, common uses, and extending its functionality.
Cooking 2010-03-24 23:26:36 +0000
Lance Albertson

Open Source Bridge 2009

Sessions for this user

* Layers of Caching: Key to scaling your website

Caching is essential to ensuring that your website will survive a large spike in traffic. With so many different forms of caching, how are you supposed to know what works and why you should use it? The key is layering your site with several forms of caching.
Chemistry
Lance Albertson, Narayan Newton

Proposals for this user

* Building a customized infrastructure with Gentoo

Gentoo is an excellent meta-distribution which offers you complete control over how you can build your infrastructure. However in this raw form managing such an infrastructure can be cumbersome if not time consuming. Customizations can run from building an entirely hardened system from the kernel up to the user space applications, to building a minimal system for your needs. Gentoo goes beyond compiler and use flags and takes your infrastructure to the next level.
Cooking 2009-03-31 17:33:35 +0000
Lance Albertson

* Why should you host your OSS project at the Open Source Lab

There are a lot of free hosting providers out there for open source projects, but not many offer the flexibility and support that the Open Source Lab has. Our hosting ranges from shared web hosting to fully managed servers to just smart hands support. We're here to help expand the open source community to the next level.
Cooking 2009-04-10 21:35:58 +0000
Lance Albertson