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Software Freedom School

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

Prometheus with Mike Shoup

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Prometheus is a flexible and robust open-source systems monitoring and alerting toolkit originally built at SoundCloud. It's a very helpful part of a comprehensive monitor/alert/report system. Prometheus joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in 2016 as the second hosted project, after Kubernetes.

Mike Shoup is a DevOps Engineer at TalentReef who was not built at SoundCloud. He was built in Englewood, I think.

In this class, Mike will teach you the basics of using Prometheus to monitor your systems.

You will be able to do the following:

- Install Prometheus and configure it to monitor itself
- Install Node Exporter on a system and configure Prometheus to monitor it
- Install Grafana and create pretty graphs
- Install Alert Manager create notifications for when bad things happen


- Basic linux skills
- Editing files via command line
- Installing packages
- Starting / stopping services

- Laptop with an Ubuntu 18.04 virtual machine
- Laptop with SSH and a Web Browser

Doors open @ 8:30
Show starts @ 9:00

Note: $32 is a double-mega-extra discount. This class will normally be $128. It's half-priced because it's a first run. And it's half again because it's Software Freedom First Saturday. So it's just $32! Act fast! Operators are standing by!

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: July 18
Node.js Meetup
Later Event: July 30
DenverScript Meetup