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[UPDATE]: Hi, its been a while since I did anything here. For 2022 I want to start it up again for a bit, see how it goes! Mostly interviews and discourse on topics related to learning and work in tech, career ups and downs, mental health, meaningful work culture. So just tack this description onto the orig directly below. Lets see if we can make this useful, thanks!

Also check out our sister org, Software Freedom School
for workshops, classes, and camps, around open source, cloud computing, and DevOps

IT-NTL is all about classes, workshops, and community (and now interviews), focused on building professional skills using Linux and other free software...
Community Partnership History:
Software Freedom School in Denver (SFS)
Co RedHat users group Denver
Denver DevOps Meetup

IT-NTL target audience:
New to IT (or peripherally involved in IT)
Jr Systems Administrators or aspiring full-stack developers
Experienced IT admins, engineers, or full-stack developers looking to cross-skill/upskill.

SMEs seeking to assist others
Many of us know we need more tech skills for the future but don't have much time or money to pursue, or not sure where to start. There are a lot of new applications and technologies and some of us could use help cutting through the hype and get to the real work of learning so we don’t get left behind by modern IT requirements for the future job market.
This group is for anyone looking for a way to learn '3rd Platform / next gen' tech (Linux, Ansible, Docker, AWS, Azure, Openstack, JSON, etc...)… without paying tens of thousands of dollars and without having to quit your normal life for months.
We'll have some experts on-hand, do workshops on everything from basics of Linux for beginners to more advanced automation, no-SQL database, object storage.
We’ll look at Linux, AWS and Azure, as well as Openstack and discuss open source vs commercial cloud services, relational databases vs no-SQL, etc…
The idea is to get more familiar with several different components of IT that are new and can be a jumping off point for more.
Pre-requisite: Just need a laptop with internet, windows or Linux distro and a willingness to learn and participate. Those with at least a little familiarity with coding and computing principles will benefit most initially but this meetup is for everyone!