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Software Freedom School

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

AGHI2 GitLab and with David L. Wilson

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What better way to celebrate Star Wars Day than with a little boost to your software freedom?

During this gentle, hands-on introduction to GitLab

We'll create pretend products (probably cheese sandwiches or pies).

We'll create product teams.

We'll iterate on our pretend products so quickly that our BitBucket/GitHub using competition will be driven into financial distress and then we will poach their developers. Muhhahah!

We'll practice the process of creating an Issue, Branch, and Merge Request.

We'll practice updating and committing changes to code.

We'll practice code reviews and merges.

We will gape in awe at the power of GitLab CI. If we're really brave (and fast), we might even touch it a little.

We will end the four-hour session duly impressed by GitLab's comprehensive capabilities and high level of integration between important services.


- Register for an account on
- Authorize a public ssh key on your account and test a push. (recommended)
- Bring your laptop with git and the private key that matches your authorized and tested public key.

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: May 2
Front Range Front-End (Denver)
Later Event: May 7
Flutter Denver