Start: Apr 7 2015 19:00
End: Apr 7 2015 21:00
Location: The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building, Trinity
College, Melbourne University Main Campus, Parkville.
• Katherine Phelps: Storytelling for Digital Media
• Daniel Hall: Deploying Microservices Effectively
Katherine Phelps: Storytelling for Digital Media
To create a story for a computer game it's useful to know what is
possible and how plot needs to be structured in order to tell a
compelling narrative in an interactive environment. Katherine will take
you through, step-by-step, the basic approaches to digital storytelling.
In this way you can create an effective and original digital adventure.
Katherine Phelps BA (Hons), MFA, PhD is an expert in storytelling for
digital media. She has been a lecturer and post-graduate supervisor at
RMIT and Victoria University, specialising in storytelling for computer
game design. She has written for Nickelodeon Cartoons and been
writer/producer for numerous comedy festival shows, garnering awards for
her scripts and a five star review.
Daniel Hall: Deploying Microservices Effectively
We have all heard how Microservices are changing the way people are
building applications. They allow developers to build strict
componentization between services and make things much easier to
maintain in the long run. They allow you to make your deployments fast,
efficient and much less dangerous.
At LIFX we wanted to take advantage of microservices but as a startup we
don't have the same budget that everyone else does. Luckily using a
combination of Docker, Apache Mesos, Marathon and Chronos we have built
an architecture that allows us to effectively utilise microservices.
Even though each of our services have drastically different requirements
we can now use our available computing power in the most effective way.
This talk is aimed at systems administrators who are grappling with the
complexities of deploying web services or want to get a high level
overview on how Docker, Marathon and Mesos can work together to make
your life easier.
Daniel Hall manages cloud services for IoT (Internet of Things) company
LIFX. When not playing with pretty lights he spends time working on
RatticDB. Daniel also wrote Ansible Configuration Management, which will
shortly be in its second edition.
The Buzzard Lecture Theatre, Evan Burge Building, Trinity College Main
Campus Parkville Melways Map: 2B C5
Notes: Trinity College's Main Campus is located off Royal Parade. The
Evan Burge Building is located near the Tennis Courts. See our Map of
Trinity College. Additional maps of Trinity and the surrounding area
(including its relation to the city) can be found at
Parking can be found along or near Royal Parade, Grattan Street,
Swanston Street and College Crescent. Parking within Trinity College is
unfortunately only available to staff.
For those coming via Public Transport, the number 19 tram (North Coburg
- City) passes by the main entrance of Trinity College (Get off at
Morrah St, Stop 12). This tram departs from the Elizabeth Street tram
terminus (Flinders Street end) and goes past Melbourne Central
Timetables can be found on-line at:
Before and/or after each meeting those who are interested are welcome to
join other members for dinner. We are open to suggestions for a good
place to eat near our venue. Maria's on Peel Street in North Melbourne
is currently the most popular place to eat after meetings.
LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the
Buzzard Lecture Theatre venue and VPAC for hosting.
Linux Users of Victoria Inc. is an incorporated association,
registration number A0040056C.