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scriptastic session

This is a command line tools hands on practice session with a twist!

1. We split up into groups of maybe 3-5 people per group, with at least one person with some *nix/bash experience in some form per group.

2. We distribute areas of responsibility for the exercise, so that every group is responsible for one part of the final system

3. Groups will now cooperate and build a working system together

The nature of the system and the partitions are revealed on the spot.

It will be complex enough to be challenging, but simple easy enough so that groups can focus on learning and using linux commands in unison with bash scripting.

Netlight has ordered delicious food and drinks for all attending this event!

tl;dr: We will split into teams, and build a small but interesting system using only *nix commands and bash (perl/python/etc.... not allowed), with the intent of getting more familiar to *nix commands and shell scripting.


You should bring: A laptop with *nix in some form and scripting support, passion and an open mind!


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  • Per F.

    If you, like me, aren't that expericed in bash I suggest following Command Line Magic ‏(@climagic) and Unix tool tip ‏(@unixtooltip) on twitter for handy tips!

    2 · August 2, 2013

  • Savas A.

    Brilliant exercise and friendly environment.

    August 1, 2013

  • Tobias G.

    Yes, it was really cool and made me a little less scared of BASH. It is indeed quite beautiful once you look beyond the syntax. :-) Thanks a lot everyone and especially Gianfranco for the effort you put into this!

    August 1, 2013

  • Gianfranco A.

    It seems like this was a success, so I will design a new problem for a next session in the future.

    2 · August 1, 2013

  • Chang L.

    Nice organization. The problem was well designed which was easy to understand but also challenging to solve for newbies like me. This gives me an impressive experience and attracts me to more similar events.

    August 1, 2013

  • Chang L.

    Thank you all for such a nice evening! Quite a nice experience!

    July 31, 2013

  • Gianfranco A.

    July 31, 2013

  • Lina F.

    Thank you Gianfranco, and All - this was really fun and I learned a lot!

    July 31, 2013

  • Gianfranco A.

    I really loved the sprawling energy that was generated in the room, first by each group solving their respective issues - and secondly when the groups started integrating their systems!

    July 31, 2013

  • Frej C.

    Thank you so much Gianfranco for preparing (must've take quite some time!) and a well performed and fun meetup!

    July 31, 2013

  • Per F.

    Thank you all for a very nice evening! Hope to see you next time!

    July 31, 2013

  • Gianfranco A.

    There are now 5 micro instances up and running on Amazon EC2 in EU region (Ireland).
    Each one has
    * ubuntu-precise-12.04-amd64-server[masked]
    * emacs
    * tmux
    * vim
    I have the keyfile and will distribute it in the groups.
    Cheers!

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Thithi

    I am sorry, but too much work to do.

    July 31, 2013

  • Per F.

    Hope you guys are excited for the session tonight - I know I am! Netlight's front office is currently unmanned due to vacations so if you arrive late - give me a call on[masked] and I'll let you in. I managed to add food orders for tonight so everyone currently attending (29 ppl) will get food. However, more people may join so be on time if you want to be sure of getting food, preferably around 17:20. See you tonight!

    July 31, 2013

    • Gianfranco A.

      It will be awesome! If for some reason Per is occupied - I'll be reachable on[masked]

      July 31, 2013

  • Saime M.

    Sorry for the late notis guys, cannot be with you this time:-(((

    July 31, 2013

  • Stephan W.

    Still suffering from a cold so I gotta pass on tonight :(

    July 31, 2013

  • Gianfranco A.

    The Exercise is prepared, so bring your laptop!
    But, prepare to only use 1 or 2 laptops per group.

    July 30, 2013

  • Ahmed

    Scripting without Python? Challenge accepted ! :-)

    July 12, 2013

  • Simon U.

    I'll be in Berlin/Amsterdam.

    July 5, 2013

  • Gianfranco A.

    FYI

    The 15th of July, Netlight will order the food for this event. The amount of food will be determinded by the amount of people signed up on the list at that date.

    July 5, 2013

    • Simon U.

      Tell them to subtract 10.

      1 · July 5, 2013

    • Gianfranco A.

      Well, your loss. I can only promise laughs, joy and nice company.

      July 5, 2013

  • Kiril V.

    Mmm, bash! Delicious (: Looking forward to the event

    June 19, 2013

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