ACENET: Cloud from A to Z

Tue, Oct 17, 2023 1:00pm - Thu, Oct 26, 2023 4:00pm

Status: Completed

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 Introduction to Linux 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 take place on:

Tuesday, October 17th - 1:00-4:00pm (ADT)

Thursday, October 19th - 1:00-4:00pm (ADT)

Tuesday, October 24th - 1:00-4:00pm (ADT)

Thursday, October 26th - 1:00-4:00pm (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.