A couple of guys from Tauranga want to introduce the local community to a
project call instant infrastructure <http://ii.code.org.nz>. We are
presenting at SFD in Tauranga Sunday!
We want to enable non-technical people to install operating systems and
applications (in possibly complex and interdependent configurations) to
computers that have blank or format-able hard drives.
The computers may be configured to be centrally managed over the network for
ongoing support and maintenance. This could happen from a smart phone or usb
On the technical side I've be trying to get Virtualbox booting the
infrastructure from Ubuntu and after that it won't be long until it's
selfhosted starting from Windows, OSX, or Linux.
This would allow people from many different experience levels and
backgrounds to participate in sharing solutions.
This process starts by using most computers ability to run programs from the
network <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preboot_Execution_Environment>, even
if they don't have anything on the hard drive.
It's possible to target raw hardware in addition to cross platform
virtualization <http://www.virtualbox.org/> which we can script/automate
via ruby <http://mitchellh.github.com/virtualbox/>.
We can automatically
via chef-solo <http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Chef+Solo> with
We want to test the hardware and virtually deployed systems using test
This is the ticket <https://github.com/passionengine/ii/issues/2> I'm
working on today, take a peek if your interested.
We'd love to present at Software Freedom Day in Hamilton and gain feedback
from the community on how to incorporate more people into the process and
make it a tool everyone can use.
I tried to add us to the
but I was only able to add a comment. I see
three time-slots remaining, could we have one?
+1 806 543-2100 (voip line at my office)
+64 (0)22 077 5899 (cell, that sometimes works at the office)