Good 'Ol Fashioned Linux Installfest

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Important Instructions:

Signing in: IndieDesk DTLA is in the Wells Fargo North Tower building. You will need a picture ID when you sign in at the building reception and you will be escorted up to 4th floor.

Parking:

$10 Validated Parking is available at the Wells Fargo North Tower building. You can still park in the Disney Hall parking for $10 if easier, but unless you have a vault of coins don't park at a meter on the street.

Presentation Slides for this event can be found here:

http://files.meetup.com/19650665/CLI-Tutorial.pdf

Developers need a comfort level with the basics of Linux that's impossible to get from online tutorials or a book. Interacting with the servers at Amazon Web Services (AWS) (https://aws.amazon.com/), Digital Ocean (https://www.digitalocean.com/), or other cloud providers will almost always require command line interface (CLI) basics. Get your hands down and dirty with the Linux command line without giving up your 'other' operating system.

Linux can be run from a Flash/USB drive, a live CD, or within one of the many virtual machines (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_machine) like VMware (https://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor), VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org/), or Parallels (http://www.parallels.com/). This "Good 'Ol Fashioned Linux Installfest" aims to get you up and running via a virtual machine, a live CD/USB disk, or an install to your current computer.

This Installfest is aimed at beginners looking to get into Dev or DevWeb work who need a hand up in Linux CLI. If you have experience in Linux and would be interested in mentoring please contact the organizers directly.

With the kind sponsorship of IndieDesk DTLA (http://www.indiedesk.com/) this event will be on June 4th from 11am - 3pm. The first 1.5 hours will be dedicated to installing Linux following by a quick CLI tutorial to get you started.

In order to best respond to each participant's questions throughly we are limiting RSVPs to 10 people. Depending on demand another Installfest may be scheduled later.

RSVPs will need to be made through EventBright and IS LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/good-ol-fashioned-linux-installfest-tickets-25709511842

You will need a computer with a minimum of 2gb memory for the virtual machine options.

Important notes:

LinuxChix Los Angeles Chapter is not gender exclusive, but we do ask that male gendered individuals make every effort to bring a female gendered individual with them to LinuxChixLA meetup events.

Please be sure you read, understand, and are able to comply with our Anti-Harassment and Code of Conduct (CofC) Policy (http://www.meetup.com/LinuxChixLA/pages/Anti-Harassment_and_Code_of_Conduct_Policy/).