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Hosted by Aaron Lin
Join us to build a network run and controlled by the users themselves. We will work through guides to show users how to run their own chat server, mail server, name server, web server, reverse proxy, VPN, and more. We welcome people with no prior experience!
Our long-term goal is to create a free network with a constitution and digital bill of rights (https://wiki.ircnow.org/?n=Freedom.Freedom).
For the workshop, we would take the user on a quick tour of the Unix command line, followed with a sysadmin course: https://wiki.ircnow.org/?n=Minutemin.Bootcamp . We provide both shell accounts and virtual private servers for users to log in and work on. Our network is based heavily on OpenBSD, but we will be opening up to allow any free operating system to join the network (currently there are plans for GNU/Linux and Plan 9).
Our network is currently centered mostly around IRC, but we have added XMPP support and will try to add Matrix soon. We welcome novices of any level.
I was not professionally trained to work in IT. I graduated from UC Irvine in 2010 with a degree in Biology. I worked teaching math/English for several years. This project is a labor of love.