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Tutorials + Workshops

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Scheduled Tutorials + Workshops

HP Helion OpenStack Workshop

Date: Thursday, August 21
Time: 2:30pm-5:30pm
Cost: No cost to attend
Registration: Click here to register for LinuxCon + CloudOpen and the HP Helion Open Stack Workshop

Technical Overview 

  • Helion portfolio and global architecture- discussion of overall HP Helion portfolio and where each piece fits
  • Discussion of currently available distribution
  • Architectural walkthrough of Helion OpenStack - discussing HP, OpenStack, and open source components and their relationships
  • Installation and administration of HP Helion OpenStack Community edition

This session will provide a quick overview of the HP Helion product portfolio, and where the OpenStack piece fits.  This will be followed by an in-depth walkthrough of the HP Helion OpenStack Community Edition distribution that is currently available – including a demonstration of installing the product and tips and tricks.  Attendees will get answers to questions such as:  What is Helion?  What is OpenStack and what is unique about HP’s distribution? and How can I install and test it?

Learn more about HP Helion

"Linux as a Networking Platform" - Workshop Presented by Cumulus Networks

Date: Wednesday, August 20
Time: 2:00pm-6:00pm
Cost: No cost to attend
Registration: Click here to register for LinuxCon + CloudOpen and the Linux as a Networking Platform Workshop

This forum will demonstrate the power of Linux as a networking platform through a number of hands-on sessions. Linux has made great inroads and can be considered a full networking platform ready for wide scale deployment in production environments.

The day will be hosted and moderated by Cumulus Networks engineers and will cover a number of topics.

  • Recent enhancements to Linux networking that contribute to how easily Linux is consumable throughout customer environments: ONIE, ifupdown2 and related tools, overview and hands-on experience and demonstrations.
  • Update on the efforts currently underway and the plans to upstream and contribute: bridging, switch driver.
  • Presentations from customers currently running Linux as their networking platform and how they have achieved those deployments.

Participants will have the opportunity to test Linux as a networking platform first hand on industry standard networking hardware powered by Cumulus Linux operating system.

Women's Resume Writing Workshop - Presented by Leslie Hawthorn, Elasticsearch

Date: Wednesday, August 20
Time: Resume workshop - 2:30pm-4:00pm, Drop-In Open Resume Clinic - 4:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: No cost to attend
Registration: Click here

While Linux jobs may be plentiful, candidates still need to ensure their resumes are primed to meet the expectations of corporate recruiters and hiring managers. As part of their efforts to encourage more diverse participation in the Linux and cloud computing communities, The Linux Foundation has teamed up with Leslie Hawthorn of Elasticsearch to offer a resume writing workshop for women. 

During this workshop, Leslie will offer her insights from her time in the trenches as a corporate recruiter for Google's Linux Kernel engineering team. The workshop is divided into two segments. The first focuses on common pitfalls when preparing your resume that women may find themselves encountering more often than men. She'll go over three sample resumes from highly accomplished women she knows and do before and after feedback session with the workshop participants. For the second part, we'll break into small groups and augment each others resume and do a before and after look. 

Bring your resume and your willingness to let your awesomeness shine through. You can be humble tomorrow, when you're not working on your resume! 

Note: While we are not limiting this workshop to female identified participants only, we do plan to give women first priority for our limited space. Male identified attendees are welcome if invited by a female participant in the workshop and space is available.

Ally Skills Workshop - Presented by Valerie Aurora, Ada Initiative

Date: Thursday, August 21
Time: 2:30pm-5:30pm
Cost: No cost to attend
Registration: Click here

The Ally Skills Workshop, presented by the Ada Initiative, teaches men simple, everyday ways to support women in their workplaces and communities. Participants learn techniques that work at the office, at conferences, and online. The skills we teach are relevant everywhere, including skills particularly relevant to open technology and culture communities. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel more confident in speaking up to support women, be more aware of the challenges facing women in their workplaces and communities, and have closer relationships with the other participants.

Participants of all genders are welcome! The workshop works best with about 20-30% women, so we encourage everyone who is interested to apply. For more information on the Ally Skills Workshop click here

Community Management Workshop - Presented by Jono Bacon, XPRIZE Foundation

Date: Friday, August 22
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $300
Registration: Click here

Presented by Jono Bacon, XPRIZE Senior Director of Community and author of The Art of Community.

In this workshop, Bacon will discuss how to build and grow a community, including building collaborative workflows, defining a governance structure, planning, marketing, and evaluating effectiveness.

Attendance is capped at 40 people to allow for Q&A and discussion.

Click here for a detailed program of the event and added benefits of attending.

Container Sprint - Organized by the LXC Maintainers

Date: Friday, August 22
Time: 9:00am-5:00am
Cost: No cost to attend
Registration: Not required, feel free to stop in if your schedule permits

The container sprint is a one day event organized by the LXC maintainers where contributors of the various Linux container projects can meet to talk, plan and work together on new features and bugfixes.

Topics will undoubtedly include checkpoint/restart, cgroup management, unprivileged containers and more. 


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