learn geek skills

We'll be starting with Arrays and Loops in Introduction to 'For' Loops in JS (see http://www.codecademy.com/courses/javascript-beginner-en-NhsaT).

geek school is running two parallel tracks:

1. software development/systems administration track will be going through the geek school curriculum at http://geekschool.me/curriculum

When we finish, we start over, if you miss a session, don't worry, you'll always learn something new and you can jump in any time, catch up on what you missed on your own time if you want, and bring questions if you get stuck.

2. systems integration/hardware hacking track is currently setting up a proxmox based virtualization cluster using the following technologies:

1. Proxmox VE (http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Main_Page)
2. bCache (http://bcache.evilpiepirate.org)
3. cephfs (http://ceph.com/docs/master/cephfs/)

upcoming projects include raspberry pi hacking and an openstack cluster.

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  • Libby P.

    Missed it. But I'll be there tonight to learn!

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We learned that Carol cheats ---and googles it--when faced with difficult puzzles, James gets ahead of everyone then can't figure out where everyone else is when he is supposed to be working on the same thing we all are.. and that if you're over 30, your best bet at making 10 million dollars from yahoo is to get you kid in Geek School.....oh yea and arrays and for loops. :-)

    May 26, 2013

  • Jonathan S

    This was the first geek school meetup that I had attended where Mark was running the show, and even though he hasn't seen Fast Times at Ridgemont High, I thought he did a stellar job!
    We worked through several Java Script array and loop examples, ate plenty of pizza, and he left us with a riddle: You have a balance scale and 8 spheres of the same size.
    7 of the spheres are the same weight, and 1 is slightly heavier.
    You cannot personally touch the spheres and can only have them arranged on the scale twice.
    In what sequence do you have the spheres positioned on the scale to identify the heavier one?

    The moral of the riddle is that coding is about breaking down logical steps in an efficient manner and then putting those steps into a language that a computer can understand.
    In case you don't figure it out before, the answer to the riddle will be revealed at next week's meetup.

    BTW – He has seen Caddyshack. So he does have that going for him, which is nice... :)

    May 25, 2013

  • David M.

    Great. We learned about arrays and more on loops.

    May 24, 2013

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