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Software Freedom School

  • Code Talent 3412 Blake Street Denver, CO, 80205 United States (map)

NGINX OSS and MORE with Silvia Briscoe

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Silvia Briscoe is an engineer for F5, which recently acquired NGINX (the company), and she'd like to share with us what she's learned about NGINX (the FLOSS).

NGINX is an HTTP/S server and proxy that is growing in popularity, and compares favorably to Apache HTTP Server and provides basic Load Balancing functions.

NGINX has a suite of products including, but not limited to:

NGINX OSS (Open Source Software)
Using NGINX as a proxy/Loadbalancer
NGINX as a Web Application Firewall (using ModSec)
NGINX as API Manager

We'll be covering basics on the above and performing hands on labs.

We'll also cover other products on paper, but labs will only include the above products.

* Use NGINX as an HTTP/S server
* Use NGINX as an HTTP/S proxy and load balancer
* Use NGINX as WAF (ModSec)
* Discuss and (if time permits) setup an API Manager
* Look at NGINX as an Ingress controller for Kubernetes

* Laptop
* Virtual Machine with the ability to run Ubuntu
* Docker Account

Price: $32 Normally, this class will cost $128, but this event is half price for Software Freedom First Saturday, and half price for the first run of a brand new class.


Mats License: CC BY SA

What we're about

The Software Freedom School exists to teach the world how to use and why to choose free software.

David L. Willson and Heather L. Willson started SFS in 2013 to help teach the world free software and to feed the whole student, mind (techie classes), body (delicious food), and spirit (libre software). We host Software Freedom First Saturday at the SFS HQ or Englewood Public Library: From 11am - 3pm you can learn about free software.

There are other events throughout the month and activities you can become involved in: Linux Camp and Study Groups to name a couple.

Our ideal members, via Meetup, are people, just like you, looking to learn more about freedom in the software community. It could be a new graduate, a person looking to change careers, someone who is super savvy but has been using the proprietary software for too long!

We are a community based company in the Denver area. We want to partner with hacker-spaces, maker-spaces, LUG's, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and small, free schools like us. Our goal is to teach the world how to use and why to choose free software and it would be wonderful if you joined us!

We look forward to meeting you and are excited for you to be part of the libre community!

Earlier Event: August 1
Front Range Front-End (Denver)
Later Event: August 4
Penn Club of Colorado