Those interested in serving from home can bring in a PC laptop or Raspberry Pi (v3+) to re-purpose as a low-traffic server on the Internet. Others wanting a high-traffic, media-rich solution will be encouraged to choose and register a geographically-local server package (VPS) in class such that they can be guided through a complete install (typical monthly fees are 5 to 15 EUR).
Good server-side security practices are covered, from disk-encryption to password-management and firewalling. The basics of the UNIX command line are also taught such that participants can securely log into their server and administer it regardless of their physical location. It takes just one in a community to give the gift of high-quality, low-carbon Internet infrastructure - to free yourself and others from centralised and privacy-eroding services (like Google apps, proprietary file-sharing, etc).
No prior experience is necessary, although attention to detail and note-taking skills are important.
Course Fee: 100€ Postponed until further notice