[talk] Teaching BSD to students

George Neville-Neil gnn at neville-neil.com
Mon Oct 5 09:42:46 EDT 2015

On 4 Oct 2015, at 22:19, George Rosamond wrote:

> Nick Danger:
>> On 10/03/2015 08:33 PM, George Neville-Neil wrote:
>>> Well, Deb Goodkin and Justin Gibbs are the ones doing the primary
>>> school work and they just started. Robert Watson and I are working on
>>> University level and Practitioner courses. I can hook you up with Deb
>>> and Justin if you're interested. Ping me off list. Best, George
>> I am currently teaching a Unix SA class at my University. I am using
>> RHEL6 as the platform but I am going to work in a little OpenBSD somehow
>> as the students get less afraid of command lines. I'd love to see what
>> materials you have come up with.
> Cool.
> While I'm dealing informally with a younger layer of people, my
> inclination has been to start with a series of traditional unix tools,
> and elaborate the toolbox approach from there.
> In one case, it works parallel to someone using a BSD laptop for email,
> www, etc, as an end user.
> I also think that for a younger audience, a lot of standard unix intros,
> ls, everything is a file, this is cat/less/more, pipes are your glue,
> etc, provide decent guides.
> At this level, I think the type of unix is almost irrelevant.. I mean,
> posix-compliance and package systems are further down the road.
> Nick: is your curriculum online somewhere?

BTW Our content will eventually be at teachbsd.org

Right now its a 1990s page :-)


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