Workshop Overview

For the first time ever, we’re hosting extended workshops on a stand-alone day.

It’s something we’ve been asked to do for a long time. We felt like our 10 year anniversary was the “right” time.

The sessions will take place Monday, October 31 and each will cost $29 USD, which we feel is more than fair for world-class hands-on instruction.

Also, please note scholarships (underrepresented and student) do apply to workshops, so please contact us at [email protected] with questions or to claim a scholarship.

Four (4) workshops will be featured.  Check out the details below and register to join us. And please remember – there are caps on each session, so move quickly if interested.

Questions can be sent directly to us at [email protected]

Workshop #1 – ReMix 

Instructor: Kent C. Dodds – Co-founder and Director of Developer Experience, ReMix

Kent C. Dodds is a world renowned speaker, teacher, and trainer and he’s actively involved in the open source community as a maintainer and contributor of hundreds of popular npm packages. Kent is a Co-Founder and Director of Developer Experience at Remix. He is the creator of EpicReact.Dev and TestingJavaScript.com. He’s an instructor on egghead.io and Frontend Masters. He’s also a Google Developer Expert. Kent is happily married and the father of four kids. He likes his family, code, JavaScript, and Remix.

Cost: $29

Starting Time: 10:00 am ET
Ending Time: 
5:00 pm ET
Lunch: 
Lunch will not be served onsite. However, we will break for one (1) hour between 12 noon and 1:00 pm ET. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a snack/food and drinks.
Seating: 
Seating will be classroom style with plenty of room to spread out and focus.
Capacity: 
This session is limited to 50 people. 
Welcome Social: 
The official ATO 2022 Welcome Social will follow the end of this session. Workshop attendees are encouraged and welcome to attend the social. 

Description: https://kentcdodds.com/workshops/remix-fundamentals

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*Please note, scholarships do apply for workshops

Workshop #2 – Learn to deploy an Ubuntu Server

Instructor: Jay LaCroix – Founder, Learn Linux TV

Jay LaCroix is an Educator, Technologist, and Systems Engineer, specializing in Linux and open-source software. During his career, he’s consulted with countless companies, assisting with many projects that include (but aren’t limited to) infrastructure solutions, migrations, DevOps, process automation, custom datacenter buildouts, and more – even directing entire IT operations. His true passion is teaching and mentoring others, so Jay recently stepped away from Corporate IT to launch his own company, Learn Linux TV. Through Learn Linux TV, Jay has produced literally hundreds of educational training videos pertaining to Linux and related technologies – and these videos now receive a half million views per month on average. In addition, Jay also writes books on Linux as well, with his latest (Mastering Ubuntu Server Fourth Edition) available Fall 2023. Outside of technology, Jay also enjoys Retro-gaming and Martial Arts.

Cost: $29

Starting Time: 1:00 pm ET
Ending
Time: 5:00 pm ET
Lunch: 
Lunch will not be served onsite. However, there will be break in instruction to allow for restroom visits and drinks/snacks. Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack/food and drinks.
Seating: Seating will be classroom style with plenty of room to spread out and focus.
Capacity: 
This session is limited to 30 people.
Welcome Social: 
The official ATO 2022 Welcome Social will follow the end of this session. Workshop attendees are encouraged and welcome to attend the social. 

Description: One of the best ways to hone your Linux skills is to immerse yourself in the technology. One of the best ways to do that is to work on a real hands-on project that will actually have you build something you can actually use!

In this extended session, Jay from LearnLinuxTV will walk you through building your very own blog that will actually be accessible to everyone around the world. You’ll learn how to prepare an Ubuntu Server instance, install and set up WordPress, add layers of security to help protect the instance from intruders, and more! You’ll even be shown how to apply a TLS certificate.

The concepts attendees will learn from this live, in-person course will consist of the same workflow, tools, commands, and considerations that real IT teams work through during their career. So if you’re not currently working as a Linux Administrator, this event will be a great way to get an idea of what a career in Linux is really like. This course will be especially interesting for students that want to get hands-on experience working with inter-related technologies and how they fit together, such as DNS, Web Hosting, and Security. Students will also receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the event!

Note: All Ubuntu instances will be deleted after the close of the course. If a student wishes to retain and continue using their server, they may use their own cloud provider during the session.

For this session, students will need:

  • An Ubuntu cloud server (provided during the event)
  • A notebook computer with Internet access
  • Windows Terminal (only if the student’s notebook is running Windows)

If the student wishes to retain their server afterwards, they will also need:

  • A subscription with a cloud server provider of their choice (Digital Ocean and Linode are good examples)
  • The domain name they wish to use for the blog already purchased

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*Please note, scholarships do apply for workshops

Workshop #3 – Scratching the [3D] Surface, an Introduction to Blender

Instructor: Jason van Gumster, Independent Creative

I am an open source creative. Very nearly everything that I produce—stories, animation, designs, videos, podcasts—they’re all made using Free and open source tools, from applications all the way down to my choice of operating system. I’ve run a small animation studio, written Blender For Dummies (now in it’s 4th edition), co-authored GIMP Bible, and helped “”fight bad guys with art”” by designing anti-counterfeit technology for currency. Most recently, I’ve been helping studios and toolmakers integrate Blender into larger production pipelines as part of CG Cookie’s new consulting firm, Orange Turbine.

I do all of this while living and traveling full-time in an RV with my wife, two children, and 90-lbs dog. When I’m not working on my own creative projects, I’m drinking coffee and trying to be awesome. The former I’ve pretty much gotten down to a science. The latter… well, every now and again I succeed at that one and make it look like it wasn’t an accident.

Cost: $29

Starting Time: 1:00 pm ET
Ending
Time: 5:00 pm ET
Lunch: 
Lunch will not be served onsite. However, there will be break in instruction to allow for restroom visits and drinks/snacks. Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack/food and drinks.
Seating: Seating will be classroom style with plenty of room to spread out and focus.
Capacity: 
This session is limited to 25 people.
Welcome Social: 
The official ATO 2022 Welcome Social will follow the end of this session. Workshop attendees are encouraged and welcome to attend the social. 

Description: This talk starts by giving a fairly brief overview of Blender, the “”Swiss Army chainsaw of computer graphics””—what it is and what it can do. The bulk of the talk, though is very hands-on. Have Blender installed on your own machine and follow along as we walk through the basics of Blender’s interface and, time allowing, maybe even start making something interesting.

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*Please note, scholarships do apply for workshops

Workshop #4 – Making Open More Open: A design workshop for non-designers in FLOSS

Instructor: Eriol Fox, Designer & Product manager for OSS, Simply Secure

Eriol has been working as a designer for 10+ years working in for-profits and then NGO’s and open-source software organisations, working on complex problems like sustainable food systems, peace-building and crisis response technology. Eriol now works at Simply Secure on design, research, open-source and technology projects.

Eriol is a part-time funded PhD researcher at Newcastle University’s Open Lab looking at how designers participate in humanitarian and human rights focussed open-source software projects.

They are also part of the core teams at Open Source Design (http://opensourcedesign.net/) and Human Rights Centred Design working group (https://hrcd.pubpub.org/) and Sustain UX & Design working group (https://sustainoss.org/working-groups/design-and-ux/) and help hosts podcast about open source and design (https://sosdesign.sustainoss.org/)

Eriol is a non-binary, queer person who uses they/them pronouns.

Cost: $29

Starting Time: 1:00 pm ET
Ending
Time: 5:00 pm ET
Lunch: 
Lunch will not be served onsite. However, there will be break in instruction to allow for restroom visits and drinks/snacks. Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack/food and drinks.
Seating: Seating will be classroom style with plenty of room to spread out and focus.
Capacity: 
This session is limited to 25 people.
Welcome Social: 
The official ATO 2022 Welcome Social will follow the end of this session. Workshop attendees are encouraged and welcome to attend the social. 

Description: Open Source Software is typically maintained by small groups of enthusiastic developers with growing involvement from the design community. However, FLOSS is not just developer tools and certainly not limited to ‘linux’ and ‘APIs’ there are huge amounts of FLOSS out there that can benefit from better usability for all users (not just the creator and core maintainers!).

FLOSS is starting to understand how UX/UI/Usability design improves how they do their work, but are struggling to know how to bring designers into an ‘open source’ world where the processes, community and focus has historically been developer lead and we’re here to help with this short, active workshop for non-designers in FLOSS to begin to work with design principles and tasks that help you to embrace and understand what design brings as well as know what to ask for in terms of design for your FLOSS as well as feeling prepared to participate in design for FLOSS.

We’d appreciate it if you attended with any FLOSS project that you maintain, contribute to or have always wanted to contribute to in mind. We encourage teams of FLOSS maintainers to attend.

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*Please note, scholarships do apply for workshops