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Next Meeting

Jun 6 6pm

Fresh off our talk in May on Kubernetes, lets dive into what it takes to write a good application for the environment.

Writing a microservice is easy right? There are plenty of tutorials out there showing how you can create a microservice application using just a few clicks and some annotations. But what happens when you create your own microservice and are hit with the reality of testing, deploying and managing your new application?

Game On! is an interactive text-based adventure game written as a collection of microservices designed to help people answer these questions. In this session we will discuss how we used service composition and domain driven design, API versioning, security, and a combination of lightweight protocols to build the game. We will also talk about the evolving relationship between twelve factor applications and supporting infrastructure.

Lightning Talks

We’ll also be doing the following lightning talks before the meeting:

  • None yet, please propose below!

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Wed, Jun 6, 2018
6pm - 8pm


3rd Floor Auditorium
Vassar College
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604



Learning Microservices in the open with Game On! Text Adventure
Time: 6:00pm
Location: 300 Rockefeller Hall
HV Open Lunch
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Mole Mole
Leadership Meetup
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Schatzi's Pub


Mad Science Fair
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Lourdes High School Auditorium
HV Open Lunch
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Mole Mole


Git 101
Time: 6:00pm
Location: 300 Rockefeller Hall


The New HV Open Website

As part of the rebranding to HV Open it was time to simplify the platform for the website at the same time. I had a few requirements going into this.

  • There had to be a way to sync to meetup. I hate double data entry.
  • It should be mobile friendly / responsive.
  • The server costs to maintain should be low. That’s both hardware resources, but also the time it takes to do regular security maintenance of the software stack.
  • All the old meeting urls had to be maintained (even if through redirects). People put these in their resumes showing that they have public speaking experience.

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MHVLUG becomes HV Open

HV Open Logo

15 years ago MHVLUG was formed around the nascent Linux operating system. Linux was just transitioning from the hobbyist and ISP realms into every day work in non technology businesses. What Linux needed was human networks where people could get together and help each other with what they were learning. MHVLUG was created to be that kind of place. We started a monthly lecture series to share our expertise. We held regular weekend install fests to help people install and configure Linux on their computers.

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