The Linux Foundation will be starting their first online self-paced course through edX (https://www.edx.org/course/linuxfoundationx/linuxfoundationx-lfs101x-introduction-1621#.U3UpmfldXk9), an online course platform, on the Introduction to Linux starting in the third quarter. The course is free if you audit or a fee if you want to apply the course to an existing edX certification. This is a great way to gain more adopters of Linux on a personal and professional level.
Charm City Linux will meet on August 6th (consider this a save the date) at the Advertising.com office to kick off the class, install, and go through the first few lessons as a group. We’ve heard from quite a few of you about getting more exposure/experience with Linux, helping out others that are interested, or knowing folks looking for resources. This is the perfect opportunity to do that and get more adopters. We’ll have intermediate to advanced users with the group to lead and answer questions. Since the class is self-paced at approximately 40-60 hours of work, we can continue to meet and do the lessons together or ‘open hack’ style (hang out and ask questions where you get stuck no matter the lesson/chapter you have completed).
We are partnering with the Baltimore Chapter of Girl Develop It! (http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Baltimore/) on this meet up. They are a great learning resource to educate and advance more women in tech through inexpensive courses in a safe environment. If you have a group that would be interested in partnering please reach out to – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who should attend? Anyone with interest in seeing what other operating systems and open source software options are out there. If you are an intermediate or advanced user and would like to help out - yes! - email:email@example.com. Bring a friend. Tell the world.
Registration? This is important. You have to register first with edX and sign up for the class (audit or fee) so you can have access to the course material. Click Here (https://www.edx.org/course/linuxfoundationx/linuxfoundationx-lfs101x-introduction-1621#.U3UpmfldXk9) to create an edX account and register for the course. After, sign up here on the meetup page to attend the in-person August 6th session.
Equipment needed? Laptop, charger, and a USB drive (at least 1GB of free space)
Skill prerequisites? According to the edX page: “None. However, the course does assume familiarity with computers and common software, such as would be had from daily computer use.”
Course outline? Here (http://training.linuxfoundation.org/linux-courses/introduction-to-linux/outline)
100,000+ people have already registered for the course. Let’s add to that number and get started on spreading the word. More information to be updated in the coming weeks.