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A Gentle, Hands-on Introduction to OpenStack with David Willson
A Gentle, Hands-on Introduction to OpenStack We will use an existing OpenStack cluster to provision a stack manually, and if time allows, by template, too. We will manage Projects, Users, Instances, Elastic IP, and Security Groups, from the GUI, CLI, and if time allows, from a HEAT OpenStack Template. Finally, we will attempt to build an OpenStack DevStack node in VirtualBox. If you're interested in that part, make sure you have VirtualBox installed, up-to-date, and *working*! Or, use one of our loaner machines. David is an outstanding instructor and communicator of complex topics. He has been an IT professional for over two decades, teaching Linux since 2000, and operating the Software Freedom School ( for the past five years. This class is in development; your suggestions and feedback are wanted! If there’s a particular feature of OpenStack that you would like to see highlighted, please say so early, so we can try to plan it in.

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What we're about

The Software Freedom School exists to teach the world how to use and why to choose free software.

David L. Willson and Heather L. Willson started SFS in 2013 to help teach the world free software and to feed the whole student, mind (techie classes), body (delicious food), and spirit (libre software). We host Software Freedom First Saturday at the SFS HQ or Englewood Public Library: From 11am - 3pm you can learn about free software.

There are other events throughout the month and activities you can become involved in: Linux Camp and Study Groups to name a couple.

Our ideal members, via Meetup, are people, just like you, looking to learn more about freedom in the software community. It could be a new graduate, a person looking to change careers, someone who is super savvy but has been using the proprietary software for too long!

We are a community based company in the Denver area. We want to partner with hacker-spaces, maker-spaces, LUG's, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and small, free schools like us. Our goal is to teach the world how to use and why to choose free software and it would be wonderful if you joined us!

We look forward to meeting you and are excited for you to be part of the libre community!

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