First Quarter

First Quarter
Face-to-Face meeting

June 26 & 27, 2012 (at the Allied Media Conference, Detroit)

Topic: Getting started / Establishing Communications Protocol

Pre-meeting reading materials and preparation

All mentees will be provided with a netbook at the first face-to-face meeting to be used for the project that will be used throughout the year as their "Trusted Physical Console"
​Trusted Physical Console
Intro to Debian:
​About Debian
​Social Contract
​Free Software
​The Debian Handbook


June 26

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Introductions
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Presentation and Discussion: Purpose of this Training -- Alfredo
Why we are here
How this will work/ how should this work?
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm Installing Debian (whezy) on netbooks (prepare prop to explain disk partitioning and do these presentations as the install proceeds).
Overview and discussion of netbooks
TPC computing or how we use and secure our local machines - Nat.
Why we use Debian (and will be starting folks off there as well) - Ross.
Install methods (review USB and network install - we will use USB install)

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Reflections/feedback on day

June 27

9:00 am - 10:00 am Discharge Sessions: Technology, emotions, racism; creating an environment for addressing conflict -- Alfredo
10:00 am - 12:30 pm Mentee groups work with mentors to make new laptop functional (configuring email, using IRC, etc)
12:30 pm - 1:30 am Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm. Check-in on environment/communication
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Overview of Public Key Encryption and OpenPGP - Jamie
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Creating and signing OpenPGP keys - Jamie
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Meet your mentor: break up by mentor, figure out communication methos, etc.
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Evaluation and wrap up

First Quarter's work

Post-meeting reading materials and preparation

​Public Key encryption
​Logical Volume Manager
Using OpenPGP to encrypt your mail
​Why use the Monkeysphere?

Tasks for first quarter:

perfect the Installation, troubleshoot problems and familiarize yourself with Open Source communications tools
Try to switch all your computer use to your new TPC. What are not able to do with your TPC? Work with your mentor to resolve as many obstacles as you can.
If you have a spare un-used computer in your office, install linux on it
If you prefer your existing computer to your TPC, try a dual-boot.