ACENET: Cloud from A to Z

Tue, Oct 18, 2022 1:00pm - Thu, Oct 27, 2022 4:00pm

Status: Upcoming

In-depth workshop for users with no prior cloud experience, at the end of which you will have a virtual machine and a Jekyll website.

Prerequisites: Software Carpentry's Unix Shell, or similar experience

Cloud computing provides great flexibility allowing complete control of the computing environment. In addition the environment can be copied, backed up, created and recreated in an automated way. In these lessons we will start you on the path towards making use of the great flexibility and power of cloud computing.

A common use case for the cloud is its ability to provide web services. To explore the flexibility and power of cloud computing we will use the popular static website generator Jekyll. Static website generators offer many security benefits, and simplify and reduce the maintenance burden associated with well known dynamic CMSes such as Wordpress and Durpal.

This workshop will have two options: An Instructor Led and Self-Study option. The Instructor led option will follow the schedule below and the instructor will teach all aspects of the material. For the Self-Study option you will be required to arrive for the first hour of the first session on October 18th to receive the required information, after which you can work through the material on your own. We recommend that should you choose the Self-Study option that you have some prior knowledge of the topics to be successful.

This workshop will take place on:

Tuesday, October 18th - 1:00-4:00pm (ADT)

Thursday, October 20th - 1:00-4:00pm (ADT)

Tuesday, October 25th - 1:00-4:00pm (ADT)

Thursday, October 27th - 1:00-4:00pm (ADT)

Office Hours:

Friday, October 21st - 1:00-3:00pm (ADT)

Friday, October 28th - 1:00-3:00pm (ADT)

Participants must register using their institutional / organizational email address (not a personal email, ie. gmail).

You will need to have your own laptop or desktop on which you can install the required software (see the setup for more details).

Instructions for how to join the workshop will be sent out prior to the first session.