since i can't do this on my own, i'm tossing this out to ilug for
comment. i'd rather not mention the sponsoring company yet. the
motivation behind this proposal was:
a question at LAID from a guy who wanted to use
linux at his company but his admin staff
didn't have the skills.
the global knowledge post to ilug.
my romanticised idea that the linux/unix community.
is made up of *individuals* who help
Begin a regular series of lectures taught by knowledgeable ILUG
members on a variety of topics related to Linux systems.
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Since companies are going to need trained staff to utilise Linux in
their business, and there are only so many ILUGers to fill those
new people need to be trained. Therefore I'm going to try to get
a company to sponsor us for space to offer such courses. It meets
some of their interests, and I hope it can create a (ugh, buzzword)
synergy that will meet interests of those brave souls who teach.
I want the main focus to be learning - both the topics and the idea
of community. Getting new Linux users/admins to know that there are
legions on the net willing to help out (and that the help should go
So initially I *don't* want to have installfests, or bring your
'puter to the experts sessions. First I'll work on getting this
started and then I'll look at projects like that. Or helping such
a project someone else started.
A clear description of the course to be taught so that interested
participants will have a clear expectation of the material/level.
Obviously we'll need access to training space for class time.
In addition it would be helpful to have computers to do hands on
Setting up a Linux mailserver (sendmail, qmail, others?)
Setting up Apache (apache, servlets, web applications)
Setting up and maintaining mailing list archives
Setting up development tools (CVS, bug tracking systems)
Managing user accounts
Backups - devices, tools, strategies, policies
Setting up Virtual Private Networks (Free S/Wan, PPTP)
Setting up and Using Network Monitoring tools
Linux Distributions, tutorials on their admin tools/quirks
How to use and set up quickstart
Setting up Samba
The best time for courses is on weekends?
Hands on experience is a benefit, the ability to apply knowledge
Two courses a day: morning and afternoon?
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