Sept. 17 & 18, 2012 (New York City)
Topic: networking and virtualization
Pre-meeting reading materials
article on racism and technology
overview of IPv4
Wikipedia article on Virtualization
9:00 - 10:00 am Participants' Initial Reactions to Course - Go Round
10:00 - 12:00 Presentation and Discussion: Role of Racism in Technology
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 pm Interactive lecture on May First/People Link Hosting orders
Creating a hosting order using the May First/People Link Control panel.
Installing Drupal on your hosting order.
Using SFTP to copy files.
Using secure shell to login to your account.
2:55 - 3:00 Install utils run the command as root
apt-get install util-linux
3:00 - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 - 5:15 - Running a virtual server on your laptop
Top ten commands - keep these handy!
Download the full debian stable (squeeze) installer or debian testing (wheezy) from the network
Download the script to launch your virtual servers
Read explanation of script
Move script into your home directory and make it executable:
mv ~/Downloads/vlaunch ~/
chmod 755 ~/vlaunch
5:15 - 5:30 pm Wrap up
6:30 pm: Group Dinner
9:00 - 9:30 Reflections on previous day
9:30 - 11:30 Independent work, exercises
11:30 - 12:00 wrap up
Second Quarter's Work
Over the course of the second quarter, mentees will be assigned the tasks of setting up virtual servers to perform the following tasks:
Web Environment [link to how to], Deadline: October 15
Email system [link to how to], Deadline: November 15
File Server/Samba server [link to how to]: December 8