New updates on events happening at HackerspaceKL Sept-Oct
First, on behalf of HackerspaceKL, I would like to wish all our readers, friends & supporters Selamat Hari Raya Eid Fitr.
After a long silence, it’s time to bring news on what’s going down with HackerspaceKL in the months to come. I humbly apologize for the lack of updates as it has been a hectic and tiring amount of days for myself personally as well a majority of the HackerspaceKL crew.
UNIX-g33ks Part Deux begins 09/19/2010
The UNIX-g33ks series continues with the Part Deux of the series, FreeBSD Essentials. The sessions are scheduled to start on the coming 19th of September 2010 at HackerspaceKL with our resident FreeBSD guru, Suresh Ramasamy, beginning at 1.30 pm till 3.30 pm.
These sessions are focused on FreeBSD content along with some tips and tricks on how to manage your FreeBSD setup efficiently. The breakdown of the sessions are as follows:-
- Understanding how the operating system internals work
- Installing FreeBSD
- System level configuration and customization
- Introduction to /usr/src tree
- Application management via PORTS
- Configuring custom freebsd kernel
- Linux compatibility stack
- FreeBSD System management and maintenance
Note: Some of these sessions maybe combined to run on the same date depending on the subject matter.
The cool part of FreeBSD essentials is that they can also be applied to managing your Mac OS X setups too. So if you’re a Mac OS X user
Software Freedom Day KL (SFD-KL) is on 09/19/2010
Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business — in short, everywhere! The non-profit organization Software Freedom International coordinates SFD at a global level, providing support, giveaways and a point of collaboration, but volunteer teams around the world organize the local SFD events to impact their own communities.
This year, for the first time, SFD is going to be held at HackerspaceKL, organized by our very own one-geek army Ng Swee Meng (@sweemeng on twitter). His efforts to make SFD-KL happen started from 2009 itself, but due to the nature of the clashing schedules, it didn’t happen last year.
SFD-KL will take place at HackerspaceKL on the same day as UNIX-g33ks Part Deux, 19th of September 2010. Check out the event page here.
More info about Software Freedom Day is available at http://softwarefreedomday.org/
HITB Hard Hack Village happening on 10/13 – 10/14/2010
A follow up from this post HackerspaceKL will be at the Hard Hack Village at HITBSecConf-Malaysia with Randomdata (Utrecht/Netherlands) help you to setup your own electronics and demonstrate how easy things work. One of the main electronic components which will be used is the Arduino micro-controller platform. rduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.
Various electronic kits will be available for sale like Arduino, TV-Bgone, spokepov’s and sim-card readers on those days, so don’t forget to bring your wallets. In addition, there will also be a “Jumpstart Arduino” lab session which will give you a quick start on how to get working with Arduino.
Hard Hack Village will be held at the Crowne Plaza Mutiara, KL on the 13th & 14th of October 2010.
Stay tuned for more surprises available at HITB Hard Hack Village brought to you by your one and only hackerspace community in Malaysia, HackerspaceKL.
More info on HITBSecConf2010-Malaysia is available here .
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The 2nd Part of the UNIX g33ks series, focusing more on FreeBSD specific content.
This will be the 1st session for FreeBSD essentials, continuing from the Unix Essentials held previously. More details will be added soon. Got any questions? Read the UNIX-g33ks FAQ or looking for something more specific? ask the HSKL UNIX-g33ks mailing list.
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UNIX-g33ks : The 1st session on 27th June 2010.
It’s the 27th of June 2010 and it marks the start of the UNIX-g33ks series beginning with the UNIX Essentials.
On behalf of our speaker, Suresh as well as HackerspaceKL for those who managed to come for the 1st session of the UNIX-g33ks series, the response was phenomenal. Out of 58 registrants, 28 actually managed to make it today, and we managed to stretch the capacity of the infrastructure of HackerspaceKL to it’s limits.
Details for the 2nd and 3rd sessions of UNIX-g33ks are already posted on the events calender. With regards to the possibility of having an alternative session, more details will be made available on the site and the mailing list as soon as it becomes available.
For today’s attendees, please direct any feedback,suggestions and ideas to sniffit at hackerspace dot my. Details of your feedback will be treated as private and confidential by HackerspaceKL committee.
Once again thank you for attending the 1st session and we hope to see you on the next one.
UPDATE: Pictures from the session are available here. Attendees can obtain the slides from the files section on the the google groups page.
How it went down, an attendee POV on UNIX-g33ks 1st Session.
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The UNIX-g33ks 1st session registration is now closed.
We would like to thank those who signed up for the session, which will commence on the 27th of June 2010. At the time of form closure we have a total of 59 registrants, 48 non-members and 11 members of HackerspaceKL. An overwhelming response not anticipated by HackerspaceKL organizers, proving that there is interest from the public to learn and adapt FOSS technologies in enterprise and a personal level.
We have also setup a mailing list for UNIX-g33ks. This mailing list serves a point of interaction between participants of the UNIX-g33ks series and HackerspaceKL. Feel free to share, answer and discuss the anything pertaining to the topics in the sessions or unix-related. This is a moderated list controlled by members of HackerspaceKL.
The next session of UNIX-g33ks, ”Session 2 – Using your UNIX account – looking at basic linux usage and file system/structure” will be announced shortly after the 1st session.
Once again, thank you for registering with UNIX-g33ks and we hope to see you on the 27th of June.
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Session 1 – Getting Started with UNIX, covering the introduction about the UNIX operating systems
This is the first session of UNIX-g33ks series presented by sureshdr. More details available here
Interested to come? Reserve your seat by filling up this form.
Coming to the space with public transport? See here