Tech Learning Collective

Technology education for radical organizers and revolutionary communities.

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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. These events are a low-commitment way to get a feel for our more intensive courses as well as meet some of our teaching team.

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    • December 3, 2020 5:30 PM (-0500) December 3, 2020 7:00 PM
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    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Password Superpowers: How to Crack Hashes and Stump Hackers” 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!

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    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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    • December 5, 2020 4:30 PM (-0500) December 5, 2020 6:00 PM
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    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Developing Digital Dexterity: Introduction to JavaScript” 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!

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    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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    • December 6, 2020 4:00 PM (-0500) December 6, 2020 5:30 PM
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    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Securing Email: Protecting Everyday Communications from GMail to ProtonMail” 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!

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    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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    • December 8, 2020 5:30 PM (-0500) December 8, 2020 7:00 PM
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    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Securing Our Servers: Basic Network Operations for Autonomous Communities” 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!

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    Learn the basics of securing digital infrastructure by taking a deep-dive into the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol, a fundamental component of safe administrative access to remote servers. Regardless of whether you rely on one or many thousands of servers to power your daily operations, securely managing those machines is essential… (read more)

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    • December 10, 2020 5:30 PM (-0500) December 10, 2020 7:00 PM
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    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Faster Than Light: Getting Started with Configuration Management” 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!

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    Learn how to beat back configuration drift on your servers by leveraging automation tools like Ansible in this deep dive workshop demonstrating modern DevOps practices for deploying, maintaining, and auditing compute clusters. Whether for a Web application, big data processing, or other project, you need to turn old-school runbooks into… (read more)

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    • December 12, 2020 4:00 PM (-0500) December 12, 2020 5:30 PM
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    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Writing with Blue Fire: Shell Scripting for Beginners” 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!

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    Learn how to inscribe your thoughts, dreams, and desires into your computer and take your command line skills to the next level by learning how to write simple programs called shell scripts. In a way, invoking commands one at a time is like writing a program interactively, whereas writing a… (read more)

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    • December 13, 2020 4:30 PM (-0500) December 13, 2020 6:00 PM
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    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Computer Language Foundations: Command Line Basics” 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!

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    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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    • December 15, 2020 5:30 PM (-0500) December 15, 2020 7:00 PM
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    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!

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    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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    • December 16, 2020 6:00 PM (-0500) December 16, 2020 7:00 PM
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    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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    • December 17, 2020 5:30 PM (-0500) December 17, 2020 7:00 PM
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    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!

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    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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    • December 19, 2020 4:00 PM (-0500) December 19, 2020 5:30 PM
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    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Shields Up: Firewalls and Other Network Perimeter Defenses” 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!

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    Master the fundamentals of personal and enterprise-grade network firewalls in this hands-on workshop about network perimeter security. By learning to use the macOS, Windows, BSD, and Linux firewalls (including command-line utilities like iptables, nft, and pfctl), you can protect your devices even on untrustworthy or hostile networks, like public Wi-Fi.… (read more)

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    • December 20, 2020 4:00 PM (-0500) December 20, 2020 5:30 PM
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    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Two Places at Once: Understanding Virtual Private Networks” 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!

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    Find out how Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) can help you evade Internet censorship, protect your network traffic, and offer easier access to remote services on firewalled internal networks. You’ll learn how to set up and use OpenVPN, a free and widely-deployed VPN solution, so that you can connect securely to… (read more)

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    • December 22, 2020 5:30 PM (-0500) December 22, 2020 7:00 PM
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    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Down the Rabbit Hole: Anonymous Publishing on the Darknet” 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!

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    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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    • December 23, 2020 5:30 PM (-0500) December 23, 2020 7:00 PM
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    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!

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    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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    • December 26, 2020 4:00 PM (-0500) December 26, 2020 5:30 PM
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    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Getting the Right Stuff: Introduction to Data Files, Spreadsheets, and Databases” 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!

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    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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    • December 27, 2020 4:00 PM (-0500) December 27, 2020 5:30 PM
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    Thank you for purchasing a ticket to our upcoming “Exploring Cyberspace: Network Sniffing and Scanning” 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!

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    Come exploring with us as we show you how to map out interconnections between computers, trace packet routes across network gateways, and find information about network operators. In this workshop all about the voyages of frames, packets, and segments, we use tools like nmap to send probes into cyberspace and… (read more)

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