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NextCloud by Mike Shoup 11-4-2017

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

OpenStack by David Willson 10-07-2017

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017, 9:00 AM

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

5 fishes Attending

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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Come Learn Ansible

Ansible

Saturday, Apr 1, 2017, 9:00 AM

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

15 fishes Went

Instructor: David Willson Date:[masked] Time: 9:00am -1:00pm Location: SFS HQ – The Comfy Couch (4237 W Grand Ave, Littleton, CO) Donation: $16 or PWYCAnsible is a configuration management system, like Puppet, Chef, and SaltStack. Ansible has a very gradual learning curve and requires only ssh and Python on the target host(s). It’s as fun as Pu…

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Instructor: David Willson Date: 04-01-2017 Time: 9:00am -1:00pm Location: SFS HQ – The Comfy Couch (4237 W Grand Ave, Littleton, CO) Donation: $16 or PWYC

Ansible is a configuration management system, like Puppet, Chef, and SaltStack. Ansible has a very gradual learning curve and requires only ssh and Python on the target host(s). It’s as fun as Puppet, slightly less secure, and much less ritualized. Come try CM that’s simple and quick.

Requirements: Student should have a laptop capable of running Virtual Machines, perferably with Virtual Box running on it.

Ansible

Saturday, Apr 1, 2017, 9:00 AM

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

15 fishes Went

Instructor: David Willson Date:[masked] Time: 9:00am -1:00pm Location: SFS HQ – The Comfy Couch (4237 W Grand Ave, Littleton, CO) Donation: $16 or PWYCAnsible is a configuration management system, like Puppet, Chef, and SaltStack. Ansible has a very gradual learning curve and requires only ssh and Python on the target host(s). It’s as fun as Pu…

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Linux Camp 2017

Four days immersed in hands-on Linux SysAdmin training. Learning, lodging, food, friends & fun!

Download our flyer to share with your boss, friends, and family

When is Linux Camp August 19th – 22nd.
Class begins at 9am! Class ends on the 22nd at approximately 6pm!

Where is Linux Camp Snow Mountain Ranch Granby, Colorado

How Much is Linux Camp $2,800 (minus applicable discounts) Discounts

  • $150 Off if you pay in full by Independence Day (July 4th 2017)
  • $150 Off for each friend/classmate you bring. (Paid in Full)
  • $300 Off if already Linux certified (Any Linux Certification and do not plan on taking the LFCS exam)
  • Alumni is HALF PRICE!

Where do you sign up? Linux Camp Registration

What’s included in Linux Camp?
Real World Scenario Training/Labs
Imagine a full day of hard Linux-flavored fun: users, groups, file permissions, package management, services and settings, networking, storage with LVM, virtualization with KVM, the LAMP stack, etc.

Food by Heather’s Kitchen
Imagine waking up to the smell of bacon sizzling in a pan and fresh brewed coffee wafting in the air. May you are a vegetarian or sensitive to gluten, not a problem. All your meals are prepared fresh by Heather’s Kitchen. Culinary delights will not only satisfy your hunger, but leave you wondering what yummy flavors will tempt your taste buds next!

Unplug with Mother Nature
Imagine taking a break to cool your brain over a game of frisbee in the mountain air. And finally, winding down when the training day is over with a board-game, a book, a movie, an evening hike, a camp-fire, or an acoustical jam (your musical instrument is welcome). Imagine four days like that, and you have Linux Camp.

Linux Camp Study Group will begin the week of June 5th and is included in the tuition.

Additional Videos:
FLOSS Overview 3:14

FLOSS Weekly Interview 53:22

Nice things people have said about Linux Camp

Our Testimonial Page

We at LPI applaud David L. Willson and the Software Freedom School for their efforts at educating and employing Linux Professionals in the greater Denver area. I went to teach and learn Linux and ended up doing first aid, where do I sign up for the next one?! — Ross Brunson, Linux Camp 2013, 2014, 2015

Amazing week of being knee-deep in Linux and hacker camaraderie while being surrounded by natural beauty. If you like meeting cool new friends, eating killer food, taking hikes, playing frisbee and learning a whole lot of technology, you need to go to Linux Camp. I learned a ton and had a ton of fun. You could pay almost twice as much for just a boring regular old classroom class or live virtual training. I’m already jacked up for next year’s camp! Also, Willson wears nifty hats. — Rich Glazier, Linux Camp 2014, 2015

I learned a ton in the fast-paced lectures and hands-on labs at Linux Camp 2014. I would highly recommend Linux Camp to anyone wanting to improve their skills scripting and working with CLI based Linux. I think a lot of concepts I had difficulty grasping were driven home by use and context in labs and lectures. Sometimes books are not good at conceptualizing and grasping new concepts and ideas. The focused, friendly atmosphere there was ideal for maximizing on retaining and and gaining tons of knowledge about linux. — Jason Walton, Linux Camp 2014, 2015

Great people, great place, and Linux; I can’t think of a better week. 🙂 — Mike O’Lear, Linux Camp 2014

The course was great and by far more dynamic than what the industry courses provide. The biggest caveat to why I chose this course was because it was Linux on a very personal level. Linux is such a dynamic operating system with sooo many flavors that in my honest open can only be taught like this. I applaud David for taking the time and effort to create a course and certification path that is enjoyable more importantly more easily able to retain! –Christopher M, Linux Camp 2015

Linux Camp is an incredibly beneficial experience for new sysadmins and senior admins alike. Being in a different setting with extreme focus around like-minded people is extremely powerful for learning. I walked away from the 2015 camp feeling like I had many actionable things to take back to my job. David is a great instructor, who responds proactively to the energy level and engagement of the students, which is great. When some of the material was not something everyone wanted, he shifted to other topics that people were more interested in. The home-cooked meals are wonderful and allow students to keep focused on their learning. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in upping their Linux skills! — Justin Lang, Linux Camp 2015

SFS Linux Camp 2017

Saturday, Aug 19, 2017, 9:00 AM

Snow Mountain Ranch
US 40 12 mi past town of Winter Park on left Winter Park, CO

13 fishes Attending

Four days immersed in hands-on Linux SysAdmin training. Learning, lodging, food, friends & fun!When is Linux Camp  August 19th – 22nd.  Class begins at 9am! Class ends on the 22nd at approximately 6pm!Where is Linux Camp Snow Mountain Ranch Granby, Colorado http://snowmountainranch.org/How Much is Linux Camp $2,800Discounts$150 Off if you re…

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Learn Git and Markdown

Learn Git and Markdown

Saturday, Mar 4, 2017, 9:00 AM

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

10 fishes Went

Instructor: David L. Willson Date:[masked] Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm Location: SFS HQ- The Comfy Couch (4237 W Grand Ave, Littleton, CO) Donation: $16 or PWYCCome learn about Git, one of the most common software versioning systems in use today!Along with learning the fundamentals of Git, we’ll be teaching you how to use Markdown. With Markdown…

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Instructor: David Willson Date: 03-04-2017 Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm Location: SFS HQ- The Comfy Couch (4237 W Grand Ave, Littleton, CO) Donation: $16 or PWYC

Come learn about Git, one of the most common software versioning systems in use today!

Along with learning the fundamentals of Git, we’ll be teaching you how to use Git Markdown. With Git markdown you can create wonderful pages and wiki articles in GitHub and GitLab.

Requirements: Students should come with their own laptop and be able to install applications on it.

RSVP Here: * https://www.meetup.com/sofreeus/events/237507014/