HackerspaceKL is proud to present the UNIX g33ks (that’s geeks for non-leetspeek fluent readers) for those who are interested to learn more about UNIX (and ultimately mastering FreeBSD) starting with UNIX essentials.
The sessions will be handled by sureshdr assisted by HackerspaceKL members.
Date : Every Sunday (follow @hackerspacekl or visit the site to view Events calender)
Time : After lunch 1pm till 3/4pm
Fees : RM 10 (non-members) per session / FREE (for paid hackerspacekl members*)
* paid hackerspacekl members – individuals who paid to maintain the space. see FAQ below.
UPDATE: The current form is for the first session in the series and will be closed on the 15th of June 2010.
Session 1 – Getting Started with UNIX, covering the introduction about the UNIX operating systems
Session 2 – Using your UNIX account – looking at basic linux usage and file system/structure
Session 3 – File Management & manipulation
Session 4 – Console I/O
Session 5 – Process Management
Session 6 – Application Configuration and Installation
Session 7 – Introduction to Shell Programming
Bonus Session – How to become l33t geek – mastering VI
Q: Who should attend?
A: Anyone interested in learning UNIX and how to effectively use it on a personal or enterprise level.
Q: I don't know anything about UNIX, will the sessions be hard for me to understand?
A: No, no prior experience in UNIX is required.This series of sessions aims to teach the masses on basic day to day Unix survival skills bringing you up to speed for our Part 2 Series. You will be using FreeBSD as a base platform to be comfortable with UNIX.
Q: Who will be presenting the sessions?
A:Our resident practitioner of FreeBSD kungfu, Suresh Ramasamy or better known as sureshdr is a seasoned technologist in Malaysia. Currently attached to a leading telecommunications company in Malaysia, responsible for advising senior management on future proofing and long term strategy on technology. He has been in the industry for more than 15 years. Started off as a hobby, Suresh began using FreeBSD to host a global network IRC server. This started more than 10 years ago, and from there it spawned into a passion after he discovered the potential of this wonderful technology. Suresh is a graduate from Campbell University, North Carolina, USA.
Q: Will there be free food/drinks?
A: Sadly, no. But you're welcome to bring snacks to share around.
Q: When will it start?
A: In a soon to be determined date. UPDATE: The first session of the UNIX g33ks will commence on the 27th June 2010. Reserve your seats here.
Q: Where will it be held?
A: Duh, HackerspaceKL. Location map is available here.
Q: What will the fees collected from non-members be used for?
A: All funds collected from the sessions are treated as donations to maintain the space. The speaker has graciously proposed that he will not accept any payments and has donated his portion to the space as well. For more info please refer to this link here and here.
Q: How do I get to HackerspaceKL via public transport?
A: Information in getting to HackerspaceKL is available here
Q: What do I get after attending these sessions?
A: The course road map will look something like this. Unix Essentials --> FreeBSD Internals --> Unix Web & Apps --> FreeBSD Intermediate --> FreeBSD Advanced
Q: I am interested to come and see what is it all about. Where do I sign up?
A: Fill up this simple form here and you will be notified.
Q: I'm interested in joining / contributing to HackerspaceKL. How / what can do I have to do?
A: To join / contribute to HackerspaceKL, please view all the details here.