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WPLUG will hold a General User Meeting and presentation on Saturday, October 29, 2016 starting at 3:00pm at IBM Squirrel Hill.

Schedule for the Day[edit]

3:00pm - Doors open, set up
3:15pm - Business Meeting starts
3:30pm - Featured presentation
5:00pm - Meeting ends, everyone out.


At the business meeting, we will take nominations for the five seats on the WPLUG Board of Directors. Those meeting the qualifications in Section 6.4 of the WPLUG bylaws are eligible for election. Members may nominate any eligible person, including themselves. You may nominate up to five people. Please show up promptly as the nominations will be one of the first items of business handled.


Speaker: Martin Gehrke
Topic: Intro to CFEngine

Configuration management is a big deal these days, with names like Puppet, Salt, Ansible, and Chef generating plenty of buzz. CFEngine pre-dates all of these yet maintains a large set of capabilities and remains stable and speedy. Come see what new tricks this old dog can do!

Meeting Minutes[edit]

A WPLUG member meeting was held on October 29th, 2016, at IBM Squirrel Hill. It was noted that a quorum (5 members) was present, and the meeting was called to order by the Chair at 3:20pm.

Reports of Officers

Chair - no report.

Vice Chair - no report.

Secretary - the organization currently has 15 members, two are due to lapse in November and have been notified.

Treasurer - not present, left no report.

Director at Large - not present, left no report.

Reports of Committees:

Events Committee - Next event 11/19 at IBM Squirrel Hill, Justin Smith will be presenting on Nagios. Next meeting will also be the Board of Director elections.

Technology Committee - We've set up a Trac instance to try to keep tabs on things that need to be done. If you need an account, contact Pat.

Investigating Committee - no report.

Marketing and Communications Committee - no report.

New business:

Nominations to run in the November WPLUG Board of Directors election were conducted. The following individuals were nominated to appear on the ballot:

  • Vance Kochenderfer (by Pat Barron)
  • Pat Barron (by Dan Martin)
  • Joe Proskto (by Joe Prostko)
  • Terry Golightly (by Pat Barron)
  • Justin Smith (by Pat Barron)

Nominations were closed with 5 nominees.

It was moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion was adopted. The meeting was adjourned at 3:26pm

Meeting Staff[edit]

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this meeting, please add your name to one or more of the categories below.

  • Host: Pat Barron
  • Co-Host: Add your name here
  • Setup: Add your name here, Add your name here
  • Clean Up: Vance Kochenderfer, Add your name here


  • Vance Kochenderfer - driving in from the South Hills - e-mail me if interested
  • Add your name/location here
  • Add your name/location here