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Monday, June 3 • 9:30am - 10:45am
M4: Hypervisors and Geeks Unleashed: Implementing a Computer Network on a Budget

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Small rural libraries are often struggling with managing computer and network technology, but this is not always the case.  When the McBride and District Public Library was successful in acquiring a new building for their operations, the Library Director gave her part-time network and computer techie a list of needs and desires for the computer network in the new building, along with a moderate budget. Moreover, she gave him free reign to design and build a system to fit the new library building. Little did she know how adventureous it could be to unleash a geek on a project like this!  Using mostly open source software, the end result was a surprisingly successful implementation of the Linux-based Proxmox hypervisor running virtual machines that serve the Library staff and patrons alike.

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Naomi Balla-Boudreau

Library Director, McBride & District Public Library
Naomi became Director of the McBride Public Library in 2012, and was a major force in spearheading the successful drive to acquire a new building for the Library.  She never turns down a new project involving the Library, and so was willing to go along with the crazy ideas Larry... Read More →

Larry Stamm

Network/Technical Administration, McBride and District Public Library
Larry has been involved with the McBride Public Library for over 20 years, as a volunteer, board member, and lastly as part-time staff as the Library "Techie".  His education has all been "on the job", much of it gained from having to fix the latest mistake he made.  He enjoys being... Read More →

Monday June 3, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am AKDT
CIVIC 206 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada