Serving Social Spaces

Serving Social Spaces

Eric Drechsel / eric.pdxhub.org / @edrex

Outline

  • What?
  • Why?
  • How?

What?

  • A local shared network application server
  • Sounds pretty abstract..
  • Let's look at some applications

But why?

  • Practical
  • Political

How?

  • Challenges
  • Practical

Ideal

  • A box you plug into the wall,
  • make a few decisions about what applications you want to run,
  • and enjoy years of service with little maintanence.
  • When it fails, you just replace it and pick up where you left off.

Reality

  • Needs a lot of know-how and manual configuration
  • Difficult to reproduce if your server fails
  • Requires care to ensure user data is reliably stored

Configuration

  • Network
  • Hardware selection
  • Requires care to ensure user data is reliably stored

Eric Drechsel / @edrex

Slides: eric.pdxhub.org/talks