Tech Learning Collective

Technology education for radical organizers and revolutionary communities.

Events

In addition to our intensive courses, we also host satellite events such as workshops, skillshares, and demonstrations in collaboration with community centers, hackerspaces and hacklabs, and other groups across New York City, and elsewhere via Internet video conference. Our satellite workshops are a low-commitment way to get a feel for our more intensive courses as well as meet some of our teaching team. Existing Tech Learning Collective students studying cybersecurity may also want to participate in one or more upcoming CTFs.

Upcoming events

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    • August 8, 2020 3:30 PM (-0400) August 8, 2020 5:00 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets:

    • Privacy Defender tickets are the recommended ticket type for those who can afford to help fund the digital security and online privacy advocacy communities with their financial resources, are attending the workshop with the support of their employers or other backers, or have other resources available to them. Purchasing tickets at this level makes it possible for us to offer reduced price tickets to those in need.
    • Reduced price workshop tickets help offset systemic biases prevalent in society and in the technology sector especially.

    Prices shown may exclude nominal handling fees.

    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “The Imitation Game: Introduction to Administering Virtual Machine Systems” webinar. Please allow several minutes for delivery of your webinar access credentials to the email address associated with your payment processor account. Remember to check your spam folder, as well!

    If you still don’t receive your webinar access credentials after one hour, please contact us and we’ll help you get it sorted.

    Your order has been cancelled.

    This workshop is a practical introduction to creating, using, and administering virtual machine (VM) systems. Even if you’ve never heard of a virtual machine before, you probably already use the underlying technology. And you can get a lot out of using a virtual machine even if you aren’t a software… (read more)

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    • August 9, 2020 5:00 PM (-0400) August 9, 2020 6:00 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Free or donation-based!

    Just getting started learning computer technologies? Join Tech Learning Collective instructors for this free, guided tour of the Tech Learning Collective Foundations curriculum. These self-paced courses and practice labs are great for jump-starting your learning as they introduce you to the most important foundations of Tech Learning Collective course material,… (read more)

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    • August 11, 2020 3:30 PM (-0400) August 11, 2020 5:00 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets:

    • Privacy Defender tickets are the recommended ticket type for those who can afford to help fund the digital security and online privacy advocacy communities with their financial resources, are attending the workshop with the support of their employers or other backers, or have other resources available to them. Purchasing tickets at this level makes it possible for us to offer reduced price tickets to those in need.
    • Reduced price workshop tickets help offset systemic biases prevalent in society and in the technology sector especially.

    Prices shown may exclude nominal handling fees.

    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Collaboration Across Universes: Basics of Version Control with Git” webinar. Please allow several minutes for delivery of your webinar access credentials to the email address associated with your payment processor account. Remember to check your spam folder, as well!

    If you still don’t receive your webinar access credentials after one hour, please contact us and we’ll help you get it sorted.

    Your order has been cancelled.

    Ever work on a project with other people? Of course you do. If you’ve been saving files with names like “Project-outline-1” and then saving another version of that file as “Project-outline-2” then you already understand the importance of a Version Control System (VCS). In this beginner’s workshop, you’ll see the… (read more)

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    • August 13, 2020 4:00 PM (-0400) August 13, 2020 5:30 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets:

    • Privacy Defender tickets are the recommended ticket type for those who can afford to help fund the digital security and online privacy advocacy communities with their financial resources, are attending the workshop with the support of their employers or other backers, or have other resources available to them. Purchasing tickets at this level makes it possible for us to offer reduced price tickets to those in need.
    • Reduced price workshop tickets help offset systemic biases prevalent in society and in the technology sector especially.

    Prices shown may exclude nominal handling fees.

    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Ship Shape Computing: Working with Containers and Containerizing Digital Workloads” webinar. Please allow several minutes for delivery of your webinar access credentials to the email address associated with your payment processor account. Remember to check your spam folder, as well!

    If you still don’t receive your webinar access credentials after one hour, please contact us and we’ll help you get it sorted.

    Your order has been cancelled.

    Learn how to pack up your code bases, apps, and microservices and get ready to set sail aboard container orchestration platforms in the cloud or on your own metal in this introductory workshop about working with containers. Far from a newfangled buzzword, containerizing digital workloads have precedents dating back to… (read more)

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    • August 15, 2020 4:30 PM (-0400) August 15, 2020 6:00 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets:

    • Privacy Defender tickets are the recommended ticket type for those who can afford to help fund the digital security and online privacy advocacy communities with their financial resources, are attending the workshop with the support of their employers or other backers, or have other resources available to them. Purchasing tickets at this level makes it possible for us to offer reduced price tickets to those in need.
    • Reduced price workshop tickets help offset systemic biases prevalent in society and in the technology sector especially.

    Prices shown may exclude nominal handling fees.

    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “What's in a Name: Understanding the Domain Name System” webinar. Please allow several minutes for delivery of your webinar access credentials to the email address associated with your payment processor account. Remember to check your spam folder, as well!

    If you still don’t receive your webinar access credentials after one hour, please contact us and we’ll help you get it sorted.

    Your order has been cancelled.

    Find out how easy it is to avoid certain forms of Internet censorship, phishing attacks, or network outages in this primer to the Domain Name System or DNS. Far from being just a way to translate names like Google.com into IP addresses, the DNS is actually a massively distributed, delegated… (read more)

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    • August 16, 2020 4:30 PM (-0400) August 16, 2020 6:00 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets:

    • Privacy Defender tickets are the recommended ticket type for those who can afford to help fund the digital security and online privacy advocacy communities with their financial resources, are attending the workshop with the support of their employers or other backers, or have other resources available to them. Purchasing tickets at this level makes it possible for us to offer reduced price tickets to those in need.
    • Reduced price workshop tickets help offset systemic biases prevalent in society and in the technology sector especially.

    Prices shown may exclude nominal handling fees.

    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Gone Phishing: How to Recognize Fake Websites and Other Online Scams” webinar. Please allow several minutes for delivery of your webinar access credentials to the email address associated with your payment processor account. Remember to check your spam folder, as well!

    If you still don’t receive your webinar access credentials after one hour, please contact us and we’ll help you get it sorted.

    Your order has been cancelled.

    This workshop is a combination “attack/defense” exercise focusing on Web-based social engineering attacks. Participants will practice both how to launch their own attacks as well as how to defend against them.… (read more)

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    • August 18, 2020 3:30 PM (-0400) August 18, 2020 5:00 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets:

    • Privacy Defender tickets are the recommended ticket type for those who can afford to help fund the digital security and online privacy advocacy communities with their financial resources, are attending the workshop with the support of their employers or other backers, or have other resources available to them. Purchasing tickets at this level makes it possible for us to offer reduced price tickets to those in need.
    • Reduced price workshop tickets help offset systemic biases prevalent in society and in the technology sector especially.

    Prices shown may exclude nominal handling fees.

    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “File Sharing for Fun and Profit: How BitTorrent Works and What You Can Do With It” webinar. Please allow several minutes for delivery of your webinar access credentials to the email address associated with your payment processor account. Remember to check your spam folder, as well!

    If you still don’t receive your webinar access credentials after one hour, please contact us and we’ll help you get it sorted.

    Your order has been cancelled.

    BitTorrent, the wildly popular but often maligned file sharing protocol, is now being used in everything from (legal!) video streaming sites to corporate software update servers, but you wouldn’t know that if you only listened to Big Media groups like the RIAA. In this beginner-friendly workshop, we’ll bust BitTorrent myths… (read more)

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    • August 20, 2020 3:30 PM (-0400) August 20, 2020 5:00 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets:

    • Privacy Defender tickets are the recommended ticket type for those who can afford to help fund the digital security and online privacy advocacy communities with their financial resources, are attending the workshop with the support of their employers or other backers, or have other resources available to them. Purchasing tickets at this level makes it possible for us to offer reduced price tickets to those in need.
    • Reduced price workshop tickets help offset systemic biases prevalent in society and in the technology sector especially.

    Prices shown may exclude nominal handling fees.

    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “The Web as a Language: What No One Ever Told You About HTML That You Didn't Know To Ask” webinar. Please allow several minutes for delivery of your webinar access credentials to the email address associated with your payment processor account. Remember to check your spam folder, as well!

    If you still don’t receive your webinar access credentials after one hour, please contact us and we’ll help you get it sorted.

    Your order has been cancelled.

    To take full advantage of the Web, especially as a digital publishing medium, you need to start by using the full expressive power of its most fundamental part: the simple HTML “Web page.” This workshop covers HTML, the HyperText Markup Language, as though it were a language in which you… (read more)

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    • August 21, 2020 3:30 PM (-0400) August 21, 2020 4:30 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Free or donation-based!

    Join us to play several rounds of Backdoors and Breaches with our experienced cybersecurity instructors. Backdoors and Breaches is an incident response card game that teaches critical information security skills by putting players in realistic attack scenarios. The players must then work together with fellow members of their team to… (read more)

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    • August 25, 2020 4:00 PM (-0400) August 25, 2020 5:30 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets:

    • Privacy Defender tickets are the recommended ticket type for those who can afford to help fund the digital security and online privacy advocacy communities with their financial resources, are attending the workshop with the support of their employers or other backers, or have other resources available to them. Purchasing tickets at this level makes it possible for us to offer reduced price tickets to those in need.
    • Reduced price workshop tickets help offset systemic biases prevalent in society and in the technology sector especially.

    Prices shown may exclude nominal handling fees.

    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Our Streets, Our Maps: Introduction to OpenStreetMap” webinar. Please allow several minutes for delivery of your webinar access credentials to the email address associated with your payment processor account. Remember to check your spam folder, as well!

    If you still don’t receive your webinar access credentials after one hour, please contact us and we’ll help you get it sorted.

    Your order has been cancelled.

    Start or continue your journey away from Google in this absolute beginner’s guide to the OpenStreetMap, a free, worldwide mapping project. Learn how to add information to the map, such as your own business or your favorite lunch spot, as well as how to use the map to find points… (read more)

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    • August 27, 2020 4:00 PM (-0400) August 27, 2020 5:30 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets:

    • Privacy Defender tickets are the recommended ticket type for those who can afford to help fund the digital security and online privacy advocacy communities with their financial resources, are attending the workshop with the support of their employers or other backers, or have other resources available to them. Purchasing tickets at this level makes it possible for us to offer reduced price tickets to those in need.
    • Reduced price workshop tickets help offset systemic biases prevalent in society and in the technology sector especially.

    Prices shown may exclude nominal handling fees.

    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Digital Defenses for the People: Practical Digital Security” webinar. Please allow several minutes for delivery of your webinar access credentials to the email address associated with your payment processor account. Remember to check your spam folder, as well!

    If you still don’t receive your webinar access credentials after one hour, please contact us and we’ll help you get it sorted.

    Your order has been cancelled.

    This beginner-friendly introduction to digital safety will cut through the fear, uncertainty, and doubt generated by the frenetic news cycle and the latest Internet privacy listicle, and offer an opportunity to ask the Tech Learning Collective’s cybersecurity trainers your most pressing online privacy and digital security questions.… (read more)

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    • August 29, 2020 9:00 PM (-0400) August 29, 2020 10:00 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Free or donation-based!

    Join us for another in our series of free cybersecurity crash courses and virtual socials featuring themes from the critically-acclaimed TV show, Mr. Robot. This time, we’ll focus on the hacks of Season 1, Episode 3, but all hacks from all previous episodes will be in scope, too.… (read more)

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    • September 1, 2020 4:00 PM (-0400) September 1, 2020 5:30 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets:

    • Privacy Defender tickets are the recommended ticket type for those who can afford to help fund the digital security and online privacy advocacy communities with their financial resources, are attending the workshop with the support of their employers or other backers, or have other resources available to them. Purchasing tickets at this level makes it possible for us to offer reduced price tickets to those in need.
    • Reduced price workshop tickets help offset systemic biases prevalent in society and in the technology sector especially.

    Prices shown may exclude nominal handling fees.

    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Tor: What is it Good For? (Absolutely Everything!)” webinar. Please allow several minutes for delivery of your webinar access credentials to the email address associated with your payment processor account. Remember to check your spam folder, as well!

    If you still don’t receive your webinar access credentials after one hour, please contact us and we’ll help you get it sorted.

    Your order has been cancelled.

    Come learn how the free Tor Web Browser can be your gateway to the Dark Web while simultaneously keeping you safer and your personal info more private as you browse web sites big and small. In this deep dive workshop on Tor, the Tech Learning Collective’s cybersecurity trainers will show… (read more)

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    • September 4, 2020 3:30 PM (-0400) September 4, 2020 4:30 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Free or donation-based!

    Watch servers and software get built (or hacked) before your very eyes. Get answers to your technical questions about how to build revolutionary infrastructure for an anti-capitalist, cop-free world. Learn how to protect your own data and the data of your friends or affinity groups with Tech Learning Collective’s expert… (read more)

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  • August 7, 2020 1:00 PM August 9, 2020 5:00 PM
  • Status: CONFIRMED

Event description

This event is publicized on behalf of another group and is not an official Tech Learning Collective workshop or class.

Join us for DEF CON CTF 2020, another virtual cybersecurity hangout and learning opportunity. Members of our collectives participating in DEF CON CTF 2020 may be available to offer guidance on setup, navigating the CTF environment, and learning the basics of Capture the Flag competitions.

Newbies are totally welcome! Even if the event is not designed for beginners, you don’t need to have experience to have fun and learn a lot along the way. Join us for free at:

https://gitter.im/AnarchoTechNYC/Lobby

anytime during the event and say hi to get started!

Learn more about DEF CON CTF 2020 at:

https://ctftime.org/event/1088/

What is a Capture the Flag game?

Capture the Flag competitions (CTFs) are sets of puzzles intended to distill the essence of many aspects of professional computer security work into a single short-lived exercise that is objectively measurable. Most competitions are free to participate in, and some even award prizes to winners. Individuals and teams compete against each other in a cybersecurity game that is full of puzzles to solve in different categories, like NetSec, AppSec, Cryptography, Reverse Engineering, Binary Exploitation, Web Exploitation, and more. The puzzles in each level get increasingly difficult as you solve them, which makes games great for beginners and experienced players alike.

You can either compete against yourself or against the other participants in the room. You can work individually or as a team. It’s up to you!

As with all Tech Learning Collective events, racism, queerphobia, transphobia, sexism, “brogrammer,” “manarchist,” or any kind of similarly awful behavior will result in immediate removal from class without a refund. Please refer to our lightweight social rules for details on our strictly enforced no-tolerance policy against bigotry of any kind.

About the Anarcho-Tech NYC Collective

The NYC chapter of the Anarcho-Tech Collective provides technological and digital infrastructure support services to anti-fascist, anti-racist, and anti-capitalist organizations in New York City. These services range from computer training for activists and advocacy groups, to direct assistance with digital components of advocacy efforts and private audits of an ally’s security posture when requested. We are an entirely volunteer-run organization operating without any licensing or legal recognition and a financial budget intentionally as close to zero as possible.

About Tech Learning Collective

Tech Learning Collective is an apprenticeship-based technology school that trains politically self-motivated individuals in the arts of hypermedia, Information Technology, and radical political practice. We offer unparalleled free, by-donation, and low-cost computer classes on topics ranging from fundamental computer literacy to the same offensive computer hacking techniques used by national intelligence agencies and military powers (cyber armies). For more information and to enroll, visit TechLearningCollective.com.

This event is publicized on behalf of another group and is not an official Tech Learning Collective workshop or class.

  • August 8, 2020 6:00 AM August 10, 2020 6:00 AM
  • Status: CONFIRMED

Event description

This event is publicized on behalf of another group and is not an official Tech Learning Collective workshop or class.

Join us for UNICORN CTF 2020, another virtual cybersecurity hangout and learning opportunity. Members of our collectives participating in UNICORN CTF 2020 may be available to offer guidance on setup, navigating the CTF environment, and learning the basics of Capture the Flag competitions.

Newbies are totally welcome! Even if the event is not designed for beginners, you don’t need to have experience to have fun and learn a lot along the way. Join us for free at:

https://gitter.im/AnarchoTechNYC/Lobby

anytime during the event and say hi to get started!

Learn more about UNICORN CTF 2020 at:

https://ctftime.org/event/1103/

What is a Capture the Flag game?

Capture the Flag competitions (CTFs) are sets of puzzles intended to distill the essence of many aspects of professional computer security work into a single short-lived exercise that is objectively measurable. Most competitions are free to participate in, and some even award prizes to winners. Individuals and teams compete against each other in a cybersecurity game that is full of puzzles to solve in different categories, like NetSec, AppSec, Cryptography, Reverse Engineering, Binary Exploitation, Web Exploitation, and more. The puzzles in each level get increasingly difficult as you solve them, which makes games great for beginners and experienced players alike.

You can either compete against yourself or against the other participants in the room. You can work individually or as a team. It’s up to you!

As with all Tech Learning Collective events, racism, queerphobia, transphobia, sexism, “brogrammer,” “manarchist,” or any kind of similarly awful behavior will result in immediate removal from class without a refund. Please refer to our lightweight social rules for details on our strictly enforced no-tolerance policy against bigotry of any kind.

About the Anarcho-Tech NYC Collective

The NYC chapter of the Anarcho-Tech Collective provides technological and digital infrastructure support services to anti-fascist, anti-racist, and anti-capitalist organizations in New York City. These services range from computer training for activists and advocacy groups, to direct assistance with digital components of advocacy efforts and private audits of an ally’s security posture when requested. We are an entirely volunteer-run organization operating without any licensing or legal recognition and a financial budget intentionally as close to zero as possible.

About Tech Learning Collective

Tech Learning Collective is an apprenticeship-based technology school that trains politically self-motivated individuals in the arts of hypermedia, Information Technology, and radical political practice. We offer unparalleled free, by-donation, and low-cost computer classes on topics ranging from fundamental computer literacy to the same offensive computer hacking techniques used by national intelligence agencies and military powers (cyber armies). For more information and to enroll, visit TechLearningCollective.com.

This event is publicized on behalf of another group and is not an official Tech Learning Collective workshop or class.

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    • August 6, 2020 3:30 PM (-0400) August 6, 2020 5:00 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets are no longer available for this event because the event has passed.

    Most individuals with access to a computer system have more power today than ever before, but rarely do they make use of it or even know how much power they truly have. In this beginner’s workshop, you’ll begin learning how to “speak with the machines.” By learning to communicate more… (read more)

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    • August 4, 2020 4:00 PM (-0400) August 4, 2020 5:30 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets are no longer available for this event because the event has passed.

    JavaScript is known for being “the Web programming language,” and while its capabilities in a Web browser have grown considerably, today JavaScript can also be used to automate mundane office jobs (e.g., Google Apps Script, Microsoft Office’s JavaScript API), develop PC games (using GDevelop), and much more. Learn what you… (read more)

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    • August 1, 2020 4:00 PM (-0400) August 1, 2020 5:30 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets are no longer available for this event because the event has passed.

    Learn the basics of website security auditing in this hands-on workshop that will introduce you to the OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP), a free, open source Web application security scanner and intercepting proxy. We’ll get set up with a practice target against which you can launch live-fire (but legal and… (read more)

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    • July 30, 2020 4:30 PM (-0400) July 30, 2020 6:00 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets are no longer available for this event because the event has passed.

    Get an accessible introduction to the basics of password management by learning how to perform a password cracking attack yourself. Learn exactly what Web sites do with your password when you log in, how to find out if you have been “pwned,” what the risks are, and what you can… (read more)

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    • July 28, 2020 5:30 PM (-0400) July 28, 2020 7:00 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets are no longer available for this event because the event has passed.

    This workshop is all about the basics of computer networking. If you’ve ever been curious about what happens “on the wire” when you’re browsing a Web site, or if you ever wanted to take a look “under the hood” of your Wi-Fi connection, this is the class for you!… (read more)

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    • July 26, 2020 4:00 PM (-0400) July 26, 2020 5:30 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets are no longer available for this event because the event has passed.

    This workshop shows you how to keep your emails private regardless of what email provider you use. By learning how to use the freely and widely available Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) cryptosystem in email, you will see how easy it is to not only encrypt messages so that they remain… (read more)

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    • July 25, 2020 4:00 PM (-0400) July 25, 2020 5:30 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets are no longer available for this event because the event has passed.

    Get your message out without revealing who you are by publishing anonymously on the “Darknet.” This workshop shows you how to create Tor Onion services for Web sites through free tools like OnionShare, and even by setting up Tor servers that are built and configured from scratch manually. You’ll learn… (read more)

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    • July 24, 2020 3:30 PM (-0400) July 24, 2020 4:30 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Free or donation-based!

    Watch servers and software get built (or hacked) before your very eyes. Get answers to your technical questions about how to build revolutionary infrastructure for an anti-capitalist, cop-free world. Learn how to protect your own data and the data of your friends or affinity groups with Tech Learning Collective’s expert… (read more)

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    • July 23, 2020 4:30 PM (-0400) July 23, 2020 6:00 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets are no longer available for this event because the event has passed.

    You have read about people who can talk to machines. Maybe you imagined secret chambers, hidden away behind locked doors, with dark rooms basking in blue from electric fires. Some of these people seemed friendly, others scary, but all of them were powerful. How did they learn to communicate with… (read more)

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    • July 21, 2020 4:00 PM (-0400) July 21, 2020 5:30 PM
    • Remote
    • Status: CONFIRMED

    Tickets are no longer available for this event because the event has passed.

    Learn how to collect, generate, and manipulate data of all kinds so that you can make decisions and meet the challenges you’re facing. You’ll see how simple, text-based data files and command-line utilities have been and are still being used in all sorts of applications today, what spreadsheets have to… (read more)

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