Second Quarter

Second Quarter
Face-to-Face meeting

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

Sept. 17

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

September 18

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