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 with Linux Camp.

We feed the whole learner, mind (techie classes), body (delicious food), and spirit (libre software).

We try to have at least two 4-hour gentle hands-on intro classes each month, one 4-day immersion camp each year, and a few study groups.

Our ideal participant loves Free Software, comes to learn with us, and stays to teach with us. Newbies, graduates, veterans, career changers, and enthusiasts are all welcome and wanted with us!

We are a community based company in the Denver area. We want to partner with hacker-spaces, maker-spaces, LUG's, businesses of all sizes, entrepreneurs, and small, free schools like ours. 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!

Upcoming events (2)

ONLINE Happy Hacking Hours feat The Meetup API

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The Comfy Room is NOT open, but you can still bring your mad hacks, or help with one of ours. Some things we may be working on... 1. Do things with the Meetup API (I don't know. Ask Alex.) 2. Evaluate the new BigBlueButton 3. Play Zero-K * Evaluate Jitsi * Study OpenStack & Ansible * Configure alerting on SFS' MAD system * Try to build a Fedora 32 LearnStation (XRDP, not VBox)

Intro To DevOps w/Gitlab and Kubernetes (GKE) [ONLINE]

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For the first time we are offering this class online, more details to follow about any special set up. Stay tuned for information about scholarship opportunities! [NOTES]: Dial in at 9AM or so for class prep if you haven't yet installed the pre-reqs, socialize, class begins proper at 10AM. Please go to EARLY SIGN-IN FORM below to officially reg for the class: [EARLY SIGN-IN FORM]: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfiSI8keGto3fZv0HaQ5uydSqSlcLGLTMFnPQi8oLLW6DW6qg/viewform?usp=pp_url&entry.2103456709=2020-7-18+Intro+to+DevOps+w/+GitLab+and+Kubernetes+(GKE) $192 pay or PWYW https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pay_what_you_want [COURSE DESCRIPTION]: We'll use Linux, Bash, Git, Gitlab, F5/Nginx Docker image, and Kubernetes in Google Cloud to create minimum viable DevOps continuous integration pipelines on our laptops. This class is based on content created by Aaron Brown, Technical Manager of DevOps & QA at Verizon. Linux/Bash Basics - minimum for class purposes Git and Gitlab - including: basic functions, GitLab API and continuous integration features Docker - terms, test, Dockerfile, Docker build, Docker run, make webserver w/ Docker Google Cloud infrastructure on free tier - create a Kubernetes cluster, launch and make changes. [PREREQUISITES]: - Willingness to get up on Saturday morning log into Zoom, and take a class all day with friendly dedicated people you may not know well, or at all... ... and these: https://gitlab.com/sofreeus/introtodevops/ - Before starting this class, you should have a basic familiarity with a Unix-like shell (sh, bash, zsh, ksh, etc.) [INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPUTER SETUP] - Create a GitLab account If you already have one, you can disregard this If you create a new one, you might consider making it something that you could take from company to company - Create a free-tier Google Cloud account - the rest is TBD, we'll likely set up cloud instances for folks to log into [Q&A]: Q: Who is this class for? A: LEARNERS who are one or more of the following (no particular order): - MID-CAREER IT PROS - update skill set, fill gaps, continuous learning - TEACHERS OF IT OR ASPIRING - regardless of IT skill level, your interest is in the idea of teaching as a way of learning, networking with the like-minded - DEVELOPERS - want or need to understand the IT infrastructure part of the equation better for career development - CURIOUS - would like a gentle hands-on intro to determine if this is a good career path... don't want to rely solely on google or other online tutorials to figure that out - TEAM MANAGERS - take or send someone to the class - even if not on the keyboard as much, this will be beneficial employers will often pay for this kind of learning if asked [THE TEACHERS]: Aaron Brown - Technical Manager of DevOps & QA at Verizon, Software Freedom School leader, Gitlab Hero https://www.linkedin.com/in/aayore/ ... http://www.sofree.us/directory.html ... http://aayore.gitlab.io ------ Silvia Briscoe - Network Systems Engineer at F5 Networks. Software Freedom School leadership https://www.linkedin.com/in/silviawessels/ ... http://www.sofree.us/directory.html ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ER6A0EnnB0 ------ Anthony Sayre - Field Sales Engineer at Synnex, Software Freedom School leadership, Gitlab Hero (https://about.gitlab.com/community/heroes/members/) https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-sayre-1a92263a/ ... http://www.sofree.us/directory.html ... https://www.meetup.com/it-ntl/ ------

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