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General Meeting Basics (starts at 6:30pm) Main Presentation
August 12, 2015
See Vim Run. Run, Vim, Run!
by Bill Odom
Immutable Infrastructure
by Craig Buchek
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General Meeting on Wednesday - 12 August 2015
The St. Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG) general meetings are usually on the second Wednesday of each month.

We start the general meeting with a basic session; which may include either simple tutorials, displays of newly discovered web sites, command line wonders, demonstrations of useful applications, amazing graphical packages, major resolution of long standing anomalies, blinking lights, or quantum shifts in both time and space. Then we will have our usual quick welcome, introduction, administrative announcements, and a Questions and Answers Period. After all that, we take a break before our main event.

Basic Session

The basics portion will be See VIM Run. Run, VIM, Run! by Bill Odom


  • VIM is packed with features, but by design, it doesn't try to do everything. Fortunately, VIM makes it easy to call on other programs for help.
  • We'll take a look at the many different (and sometimes surprising) ways VIM can run other programs so that their features effectively become part of VIM.
  • For an extensive Beginner's guide to Vi Improved (VIM) tutorial, see
  • For our Learn to use the VIM text editor handout, see created with LibreOffice Writer.
  • Bio:

    Bill Odom is awsome!

    Main Event

    The main presentation will be Immutable Infrastructure by Craig Buchek


  • Why is it so hard to deploy our applications? It doesn't have to be!
  • Let's start with provisioning servers. We can automate that, right? We'll start with a standard Digital Ocean image, and customize it for our purposes. We'll build out 3 types of servers: load balancer, app server, and database.
  • With that in place, we can implement immutable servers. Any time we need to deploy, we can just provision a new set of servers. This prevents snowflake servers, and keeps server configuration info with our app. It also allows us to scale much more easily.
  • We'll have some discussion, but also demo how this can be used on a real site.
  • Bio:

    Craig is an independent consultant specializing in Ruby, Rails, Rails rescue projects, and Agile techniques.

    When he's not coding, reading about coding, or thinking about coding, Craig enjoys canoeing, attending concerts, watching Cardinals baseball, and traveling.

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