Free and Open Software Conference and Expo - Columbus, Ohio - October 24-26, 2014

OLFI

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Started in 2011, Ohio LinuxFest Institute offers professional training on a variety of contemporary technologies. With a full day of training split into morning and afternoon sessions, participants get the opportunity to explore a new technology or dive deep into something they already know, with the aid of an expert instructor. OLFI 2014 has trainers from GitHub, Mirantis, and Red Hat teaching git, OpenStack, SELinux, and more!

OLFI registration is $350. Registrants pick one class for the morning and one class for the afternoon. While the classes are arranged in tracks, registrants are not required to follow them: mix-and-match the classes to make the best training experience for you!

Morning session

afternoon session

Understanding OpenStack: Part I
Nicholas Chase, Mirantis

You will get a basic introduction to OpenStack and understand how it works from the user's perspective. You will be able to use an existing OpenStack cluster to provision resources, and see how those resources fit together. At the end of this session, you will understand how you can use OpenStack for your own use cases.

Understanding OpenStack: Part II
Nicholas Chase, Mirantis

In the second session, you'll get to see what's under the OpenStack hood, learning more about the architecture and how all of the different projects interact behind the scenes. At the end of this session, you will have a feel for what will be necessary to either deploy OpenStack locally or use a public OpenStack cloud.

Get Going with Git and GitHub
Scott Roberts and Leon Gersing, GitHub

In this hands-on training session we will take a look at the version control system Git as well as the social coding platform, GitHub. Follow along as Scott Roberts and Leon Gersing of GitHub provide a detailed overview of Distributed Source Control, Git and GitHub.com. Whether you're an experienced developer that's new to Git, a new developer looking for more guidance on Git and GitHub or someone who's interested in Git and GitHub and want to become more familiar with the core concepts you'll find there's something for you here.

Advanced Git and GitHub
Scott Roberts and Leon Gersing, GitHub

Diving deeper into dSCM and GitHub.com workflows
You already know the basics of Git and GitHub, and you're ready for more. In this advanced session, GitHubbers Scott Roberts and Leon Gersing will help to hone your skills while providing additional guidance to build the advanced skills you need to become the Git and GitHub expert you want to be. Whether you work in open source, for a small company, or in a large enterprise, this is course that can help you take your skills to the next level.

SELinux For Mere Mortals
Thomas Cameron, Red Hat

Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is a powerful tool for securing Linux servers, but its reputation for being difficult to configure leads many system administrators to simply turn it off. The good news is that an incredible amount of work in recent years by the SELinux community has made it much more user-friendly. In this session, you’ll learn the basics of SELinux, including configuring, analyzing, and correcting SELinux errors, as well as writing basic policies to allow non-SELinux-aware applications to work on SELinux-protected systems. Real-world examples will be used to demonstrate how to use SELinux.

Introduction to clustering in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Thomas Cameron, Red Hat

High availability application clustering has changed significantly in Linux since the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. In this session, you’ll learn about new clustering technologies in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Topics covered will include: Cluster definition, management, and fencing.Pacemaker and Corosync, the technologies driving clustering.Clustered file systems (GFS-2) migration to a separate project.Integrating a clustered file system into a high availability cluster.Setting up web farm quickly with pacemaker.Load balancing with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

LPI 101 Cram Session
Don Corbett

LPI Certification is for experienced system administrators with at least 6 intense months of administration experience. We will cover the topics required for the LPI 101 exam. To get the most out of the class, bring your own PC (Computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, power cords, surge protector, etc. Laptops encouraged.) Each student gets a tutorial binder for home study.

LPI 102 Cram Session
Don Corbett

LPI Certification is for experienced system administrators with at least 6 intense months of administration experience. We will cover the topics required for the LPI 102 exam. To get the most out of the class, bring your own PC (Computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, power cords, surge protector, etc. Laptops encouraged.) Each student gets a tutorial binder for home study.

Introduction to Chef - Managing Linux
Michael Ducy, Chef

This is a hands-on tutorial that will cover the basics that everyone needs to know about how to use Chef for system and infrastructure management. We'll discuss the server API, the code primitives, and the tools required to successfully use Chef.

Hands-on exercises throughout the tutorial will reinforce the material discussed.

NOTE: this is an all-day class. Students registering for this class will not be able to attend any other OLFI sessions. Interested students should review the OLFI Chef prerequisites.

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