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GeekSpeak - RHEL7 and systemd

By now you've heard the hype about systemd.  It'll speed up your boot time because it can start processes in parallel.  It'll handle more than just starting daemon processes, and it's highly configurable.  It'll poise your OS for future advancements.  It's all true, and this is NOT an article intended to swim against the tide.  Conversely, this is an article encouraging you to embrace the change, while offering a few nuggets of information to help get you started.

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Fabulous and FREE - 3rd Rails Girls Event on October 10th and 11th, 2014

The 3rd “Girls in Tech Weekend,” featuring Cupcake & Computers and Rails Girls events for K-12 girls, will take place on October 10th and 11th in Columbia, Maryland. The festivities will kick-off with a Cupcakes & Computers party on Friday, October 10th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm for elementary and middle school girls followed by a Rails Girls workshop for high school girls to be held on Saturday, October 11th from 9am - 3pm.

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The World is Adopting Scrum. Are You?  

Scrum is one of the most popular Agile methodologies. It is an adaptive, iterative, fast, flexible, and effective methodology designed to deliver significant value quickly and throughout a project. Scrum ensures transparency in communication and creates an environment of collective accountability and continuous progress. Come to a FREE full-day Scrum Fundamentals class on 10/27 and leave certified! 

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Hadoop YARN

YARN is a large-scale, distributed operating system for big data applications, and it greatly enhances the power of a Hadoop compute cluster through scalability, compatibility with MapReduce, improved cluster utilization, and agility. Need YARN training? /training/etc's 2-day Developing Custom YARN Applications course teaches students how to develop custom YARN applications for Apache Hadoop. We are an integral member of the Hortonworks University Education team, bringing authorized Hortonworks Hadoop training to you. We are the ONLY provider of instructor-led classroom public Hortonworks Hadoop training available in North America.

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