Introduction to Linux (8 class series)

May 7, 11:00 PM – May 31, 1:00 AM

Discover the various pathways leading into the vibrant tech sector with our beginner-friendly Linux workshop. This class will familiarize new learners with fundamental concepts such as system administration, networking basics, and shell scripting. Acquire essential skills that pave the way towards a career as a Linux system administrator within the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Beginner LevelLearning Series

About this event

Unlock the gateway to the dynamic world of technology with our comprehensive beginner-friendly Linux workshop. Dive into the heart of this versatile operating system and embark on a journey of exploration and discovery as you uncover its myriad functionalities and applications. Whether you're a budding tech aficionado or someone eager to kickstart a career in the tech sector, this workshop is designed to equip you with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills essential for navigating the intricate terrain of Linux.

Through hands-on exercises and interactive learning sessions, you'll delve into the essentials of system administration, gaining proficiency in tasks such as user management, file system navigation, and software installation. Navigate through the intricacies of networking basics, understanding protocols, IP addressing, and network configuration, laying a solid foundation for tackling complex networking challenges.

So, whether you're a novice eager to explore the world of Linux or a seasoned enthusiast looking to sharpen your skills, join us as we embark on this enriching journey into the heart of technology. Discover Linux's boundless possibilities and pave your way towards a fulfilling and rewarding career in the ever-expanding realm of tech.

Class Agenda:

  • Workshop 1: Introduction to Linux (2 hours)
  • Workshop 2: Essential Linux Commands (2 hours)
  • Workshop 3: User and Permission Management (2 hours)
  • Workshop 4: System Monitoring and Maintenance (2 hours)
  • Workshop 5: Networking Basics (2 hours)
  • Workshop 6: Shell Scripting Basics (2 hours)
  • Workshop 7: Basic System Administration (2 hours)
  • Workshop 8: Final Project and Review (2 hours)

Class Schedule: T/Th in May 7 pm ET/4 pm PT (2 hour classes)

  • Tuesday, May 7th
  • Thursday, May 9th
  • Tuesday, May 14th
  • Thursday, May 16th
  • Tuesday, May 21st
  • Thursday, May 23rd
  • Tuesday, May 28th
  • Thursday, May 30th

Class Prep

To prepare for the class, load Linux directly onto your laptop.  Here are the instructions

Class Cost:  

This class is $400, which covers 16 hours of live instruction.  This class is included in our Annual Membership plans.  

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  • Marilla Henriquez


  • Katie Franco

    Girl Develop It

    Executive Director

  • Katie Brydon (she/her)

    Girl Develop It

    Community Director

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