Fwd: ScotLUG :: 30th January 2020 :: Operating Systems Foundations with Linux on the Raspberry Pi

Kenny Coyle kenny at heloo.net
Thu Jan 30 09:31:40 UTC 2020

Hi folks,

Looking forward to the meeting tonight.

Jeremy, our speaker has asked me to pass along the following message:

Could you let LUG members know that I will bring some hardcopies of my
textbook along if people want to buy it. (It's 29.99 GBP on Amazon, I will
be selling for 25GBP on the night - cash or paypal.)


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Kenny Coyle <kenny at heloo.net>
Date: Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 1:58 PM
Subject: ScotLUG :: 30th January 2020 :: Operating Systems Foundations with
Linux on the Raspberry Pi
To: SLUG-list <scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk>

Hi Folks,

Happy new year!

The next ScotLUG will be on Thursday 30th January. This month, we have
Jeremy Singer from the University of Glasgow presenting his talk on his new
book: Operating Systems Foundations with Linux on the Raspberry Pi. We
should be kicking around the Electron Club around 7:00PM.


Why are processes like whales? How does interrupt-driven IO remind you of a
parcel depot? These and other analogies are used to explain the complex
notions of operating systems in a learner-friendly, accessible way.

In this talk, Jeremy will discuss how his team produced a new textbook on
operating systems which has a highly practical focus, with a series of
Linux case studies that readers are encouraged to explore on the Raspberry
Pi platform. The book has 11 chapters, covering traditional OS content like
process scheduling, memory management and file systems, along with more
modern material like file systems in user space, docker containers and
processor security vulnerability mitigation. For more details, you can
visit http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/operating-systems-foundations/

Following the talk we will be adjourning to a local bar, this is likely to
Henglers Circus, across the road from the CCA. There is no requirement to
purchase food or drink if you don't want to.

Hope to see you all there.


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