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Co-Work at the Comfy Room 11-21-2017

Co-Work from the Comfy Room

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017, 9:00 AM

SFS HQ: The Comfy Room
4237 W Grand Ave Littleton, CO

2 Learners Attending

* Host: David Willson* Date: November 21, 2017* Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm* Location: SFS HQ – The Comfy CouchSeveral of us SFS’rs work remote or get the opportunity to work away from the office from time to time. We’ll we were thinking it would be great to work together one day. So as a trial run, we’ll be hosting the very first Co-Work at the Com…

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  • Host: David Willson
  • Date: November 21, 2017
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Location: SFS HQ – The Comfy Couch

Several of us SFS’rs work remote or get the opportunity to work away from the office from time to time. We’ll we were thinking it would be great to work together one day. So as a trial run, we’ll be hosting the very first Co-Work at the Comfy Room on Tuesday 11-21-2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Bring your laptop and your work! Lets do it all together in a comfy and fun atmosphere.

Co-Work from the Comfy Room

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017, 9:00 AM

SFS HQ: The Comfy Room
4237 W Grand Ave Littleton, CO

2 Learners Attending

* Host: David Willson* Date: November 21, 2017* Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm* Location: SFS HQ – The Comfy CouchSeveral of us SFS’rs work remote or get the opportunity to work away from the office from time to time. We’ll we were thinking it would be great to work together one day. So as a trial run, we’ll be hosting the very first Co-Work at the Com…

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SFS Method by David Willson 01-06-2018

“How to do a tech class that doesn’t suck”

Instructor: David Willson
Date: January 6th
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: SFS HQ – The Comfy Couch
Donation: $16
David L. Willson will be teaching the SFS Method, a simple framework for the design and delivery of technical classes. SFS Method was created with two people in mind, the student suffering through long, boring lectures, and the passionate subject-matter expert (SME) who would like to share his/her knowledge (ie: be a teacher). Few teachers want to cause students to suffer, and most students would rather learn the subject-matter without unnecessary misery.

We’ll talk about and practice the SFS Method. We’ll critique it, and if possible, we’ll make it better.

If you are a lifelong learner, a SME, or an educator … I hope you are all those things … if you’d like to explore what make some classes both fun and effective … and especially if you’d like to teach for SFS, please join us for a four-hour foray into the how-to of a good how-to class.

Nagios by Justin Lang 12-02-2017

Nagios by Justin Lang

Saturday, Dec 2, 2017, 7:00 PM

SFS HQ: The Comfy Room
4237 W Grand Ave Littleton, CO

3 Learners Attending

Instructor: Justin LangDate: December 2ndTime: 9:00amLocation: SFS Comfy Room 4237 W. Grand Ave. Denver, CO 80123Donation: $16 or PWYCA critical part of DevOps is monitoring your servers and services. Nagios allows for you to monitor all of your servers, services and network. Come join Justin Lang as he teaches us the basics of Nagios usage an…

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Instructor: Justin Lang

Date: December 2nd

Time: 9:00am

Location: SFS Comfy Room 4237 W. Grand Ave. Denver, CO 80123

Donation: $16 or PWYC

A critical part of DevOps is monitoring your servers and services. Nagios allows for you to monitor all of your servers, services and network. Come join Justin Lang as he teaches us the basics of Nagios usage and setup!

Nagios by Justin Lang

Saturday, Dec 2, 2017, 7:00 PM

SFS HQ: The Comfy Room
4237 W Grand Ave Littleton, CO

3 Learners Attending

Instructor: Justin LangDate: December 2ndTime: 9:00amLocation: SFS Comfy Room 4237 W. Grand Ave. Denver, CO 80123Donation: $16 or PWYCA critical part of DevOps is monitoring your servers and services. Nagios allows for you to monitor all of your servers, services and network. Come join Justin Lang as he teaches us the basics of Nagios usage an…

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NextCloud by Mike Shoup 11-4-2017

NextCloud by Mike Shoup

Saturday, Nov 4, 2017, 9:00 AM

SFS HQ: The Comfy Room
4237 W Grand Ave Littleton, CO

10 Learners Went

Instructor: Mike ShoupDate: November 4thTime: 9:00amLocation: SFS Comfy Room 4237 W. Grand Ave. Denver, CO 80123Donation: $16 or PWYCNextCloud is a file store and sharing software suite that allows you to store you files in the cloud. Not unlike Dropbox or Box, once you have a NextCloud server, you can install the NextCloud sync app on your co…

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Instructor: Mike Shoup Date: November 4th Time: 9:00am Location: SFS Comfy Room 4237 W. Grand Ave. Denver, CO 80123 Donation: $16 or PWYC

NextCloud is a file store and sharing software suite that allows you to store you files in the cloud. Not unlike Dropbox or Box, once you have a NextCloud server, you can install the NextCloud sync app on your computer and phone. This allows you to take your files anywhere!

OpenStack by David Willson 10-07-2017

AGHI2: OpenStack by David L. Willson

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017, 9:00 AM

SFS HQ: The Comfy Room
4237 W Grand Ave Littleton, CO

7 Learners Went

Instructor: David Willson Date: October 7th Time: 9:00am Location: SFS Comfy Room 4237 W. Grand Ave. Denver, CO 80123 Donation: $32 or PWYCA Gentle, Hands-on Introduction to OpenStackWe will attempt to build an OpenStack DevStack in VirtualBox. If that doesn’t work, we’ll import one from an image.We will create a project and users, a network …

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Instructor: David Willson Date: October 7th Time: 9:00am Location: SFS Comfy Room 4237 W. Grand Ave. Denver, CO 80123 Donation: $32 or PWYC

A Gentle, Hands-on Introduction to OpenStack

We will attempt to build an OpenStack DevStack in VirtualBox. If that doesn’t work, we’ll import one from an image.

We will create a project and users, a network and instances, and discuss how OpenStack compares to Amazon Web Services.

If time allows, we’ll play with command-line management and HEAT.

David is an outstanding instructor and communicator of complex topics. He has been an IT professional for over two decades, teaching Linux since 2000, and operating the Software Freedom School (http://www.sofree.us/) for the past five years.

Bring a machine with VirtualBox installed and up-to-date and/or a USB stick so you can take your DevStack image home. Your machine needs at least 12GB RAM & 2 cores. Your USB stick needs at least 16GB. Loaner machines and USB sticks will be available.

  • This class is in development; your suggestions and feedback are wanted! If there’s a particular feature of OpenStack that you would like to see highlighted, please say so early, so we can try to plan it in.

Intro to SQL

Instructor: Gary Romero

Date:August 5th

Time: 9:00am

Location: SFS HQ: 4237 W Grand Ave, Littleton, CO

Donation: $16 or PWYC

This class will be a gentle hands on introductions to SQL. SQL runs behind most of the websites you visit and most of the enterprise applications you use. Having a base knowledge of SQL can help you understand how a large portion of these applications work.

Penetrations and Remediations

Penetrations and Remediation

Saturday, Jul 1, 2017, 9:00 AM

SFS HQ: The Comfy Room
4237 W Grand Ave Littleton, CO

12 fishes Went

Penetrations and Remediations, featuring Mike HarrisWhere: SFS Comfy Room 4237 W. Grand Ave. Denver, CO 80123Time:  9am – 1pmThe past few years have been some of the craziest times in computer security. It is now common for major vulnerabilities to have a pretty name attached to them (thanks PR), vulnerabilities have been found in some of our (p…

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Penetrations and Remediations, featuring Mike Harris

Where: SFS Comfy Room 4237 W. Grand Ave. Denver, CO 80123

The past few years have been some of the craziest times in computer security. It is now common for major vulnerabilities to have a pretty name attached to them (thanks PR), vulnerabilities have been found in some of our (previously) most trusted protocols (SSL), and huge vulnerabilities are occurring each day.

Mike has been working primarily on the “blue-team” side of things, that is, the defense side. A lot of times we don’t see the same thing that the “red-team” sees when they are attacking our servers, and a lot of the time, we don’t know the real impact that some of the vulnerabilities have on the systems we have been trusted to defend.

Mike is going to provide a blue-teamers view, on red-team attacks, using recent vulnerabilities. We want the defense, to see the same stuff that the attackers see. Then, we will take steps in securing systems, to be safe, or minimize the effect of attacks that are coming in.

Mike will provide a DVD with some images of vulnerable machines, and VirtualBox that will allow you to run these vulnerable machines, and play with them, so you can see the effects, first hand.

About the teacher: Mike Harris is passionate about Security, Free Software, and Educating our community.

He is certified as a CISSP, GCIH, GISP, CCNA-Security, CCNA, RHCT, and RHCSA. Mike has additional technical certifications which include Digital Forensics Examiner, Network Protocol Analyst, Project+, Linux+, and A+. He will soon graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Security.

Mike has built a CSIRT from the ground-up, including a secure infrastructure using Linux systems (Red Hat and Ubuntu). Mike has extensive knowledge as a Technology Security Auditor conducting assessments, measuring vulnerabilities, security posture on internal and external networks, and account activities for insider threats and abuse.

He is one of the founders and a former board member of TinkerMill, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the knowledge of our kids, adults, businesses, and municipalities in the use of high tech with the incorporation of creativity and art. He is also a Red Team Member of the Rocky Mountain Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.

Penetrations and Remediation

Saturday, Jul 1, 2017, 9:00 AM

SFS HQ: The Comfy Room
4237 W Grand Ave Littleton, CO

12 fishes Went

Penetrations and Remediations, featuring Mike HarrisWhere: SFS Comfy Room 4237 W. Grand Ave. Denver, CO 80123Time:  9am – 1pmThe past few years have been some of the craziest times in computer security. It is now common for major vulnerabilities to have a pretty name attached to them (thanks PR), vulnerabilities have been found in some of our (p…

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Linux Camp Study Group (June)

LFCS Study Group

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017, 7:00 PM

No location yet.

8 fishes Went

Instructor: Gary Romero & David Willson Date: June 1st (Thursdays for 8 weeks) Time: 7:00pm Location: Online (Big Blue Button) Donation: $256 or PWYC (Free For Linux Camp Attendees)Welcome to the 2017 Linux Camp Study Group. This study group will target bringing all level of Linux users up to speed for the SFS Linux Camp over the course of 8-1…

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  • Instructor: Gary Romero & David Willson
  • Date: June 1st
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: Online (Big Blue Button)
  • Donation: $256 or PWYC (Free For Linux Camp Attendees)

Welcome to the 2017 Linux Camp Study Group. This study group will target bringing all level of Linux users up to speed for the SFS Linux Camp over the course of 8-10 weeks. By the time this study group is complete, each student should have the equivalent knowledge of 500-1000 hours of Linux system administration. Instructors Gary Romero & David Willson will be assisting in your study of all things related to the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam.

The price for this study group covers access to the Linux Foundation’s LFCS Study course for twelve months and the LFCS Exam.

Not coming to Linux Camp? Well, thats okay too. Attend this study group for the low donation of $256

LFCS Study Group

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017, 7:00 PM

No location yet.

8 fishes Went

Instructor: Gary Romero & David Willson Date: June 1st (Thursdays for 8 weeks) Time: 7:00pm Location: Online (Big Blue Button) Donation: $256 or PWYC (Free For Linux Camp Attendees)Welcome to the 2017 Linux Camp Study Group. This study group will target bringing all level of Linux users up to speed for the SFS Linux Camp over the course of 8-1…

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Learn Kubernetes

Kubernetes 101

Saturday, Jun 3, 2017, 9:00 AM

SFS HQ: The Comfy Room
4237 W Grand Ave Littleton, CO

14 fishes Went

Kubernetes 101 – learn how containers work, why they’re only half the virtualization puzzle, and orchestrate them in the bleeding edge stack, Kubernetes. For the hands-on lab, we’ll use minikube to create a local internet radio station out of four containers (icecast/mpd/ympd/sima) that work together in a pod, and demonstrate the self-healing abili…

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  • Instructor: Marcial White
  • Date: 06/03/2017
  • Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Location: SFS HQ- The Comfy Couch (4237 W Grand Ave, Littleton, CO)
  • Donation: $16 or PWYC

Kubernetes 101 – learn how containers work, why they’re only half the virtualization puzzle, and orchestrate them in the bleeding edge stack, Kubernetes. For the hands-on lab, we’ll use minikube to create a local internet radio station out of four containers (icecast/mpd/ympd/sima) that work together in a pod, and demonstrate the self-healing abilities of the system. Finally, we’ll discuss productionization techniques for various service providers.

Kubernetes 101

Saturday, Jun 3, 2017, 9:00 AM

SFS HQ: The Comfy Room
4237 W Grand Ave Littleton, CO

14 fishes Went

Kubernetes 101 – learn how containers work, why they’re only half the virtualization puzzle, and orchestrate them in the bleeding edge stack, Kubernetes. For the hands-on lab, we’ll use minikube to create a local internet radio station out of four containers (icecast/mpd/ympd/sima) that work together in a pod, and demonstrate the self-healing abili…

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Installfest and Workday

Installfest and hack time

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:00 AM

SFS HQ: The Comfy Room
4237 W Grand Ave Littleton, CO

8 fishes Went

Ever wanted to take the plunge and install Linux on your laptop? Well come down on our First Saturday and we’ll help!For four hours, the Software Freedom School will be hosting an Installfest and work day. Bring your project down, whether it be trying to install some difficult piece of software or putting Linux on your old laptop, and we’ll help y…

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Ever wanted to take the plunge and install Linux on your laptop? Well come down on our First Saturday and we’ll help!

For four hours, the Software Freedom School will be hosting an Installfest and Workday. Bring your project down, whether it be trying to install some difficult piece of software or putting Linux on your old laptop, and we’ll help you to the best of our ability!

Installfest and hack time

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:00 AM

SFS HQ: The Comfy Room
4237 W Grand Ave Littleton, CO

8 fishes Went

Ever wanted to take the plunge and install Linux on your laptop? Well come down on our First Saturday and we’ll help!For four hours, the Software Freedom School will be hosting an Installfest and work day. Bring your project down, whether it be trying to install some difficult piece of software or putting Linux on your old laptop, and we’ll help y…

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