Workshops

Basic Linux

In this workshop, participants will learn basic Linux CLI (command line) commands.  An overview of the basic directory structure used in Linux and how to navigate it will be shown.  How to change passwords and knowing what directory the user is currently working in will be shown.  Creating, deleting, renaming, and moving files to new locations will be discussed.  Participants will receive a Linux “cheat sheet” of basic commands as a reference.  At the end of this class, participants should be able to comfortably execute basic Linux commands on the command line.  See the CS Department calendar for dates and times of this 1-hour workshop.  For more information or questions, please contact Paul Whitener in Manchester 242 or email him at whitenpm@wfu.edu

Backup Options

Backing up our work and data is one of the most important tasks we can do to protect ourselves from computer hardware and software failures.  Yet backups are the one thing most of us fail to do.  In this workshop, you will learn the basic options available to you to use to backup your work and computer at Wake Forest.  We will cover not only backing up your personal PC, but backing up your CS work done on servers.   See the CS Department calendar for dates and times of this 1-hour workshop.  For more information or questions, please contact Paul Whitener in Manchester 242 or email him at whitenpm@wfu.edu

Introduction to the Raspberry Pi Computer

The Raspberry Pi is the 3rd largest selling computer in the world with over 10 million units sold.  In this 3-day workshop, you will learn to setup and use a Raspberry Pi computer.  Participants will become familiar with the history of the device, gain a basic familiarity with the Raspberry Pi computer and its primary operating system Raspian Linux.  They will code programs using Python to connect and control LEDs, sensors, and external devices to the Raspberry Pi via the GPIO pins.  Participants will be introduced to various kits and projects based on the Raspberry Pi platform and challenged to think of a project using the Raspberry Pi.  This is a 3-day workshop lasting an hour and a half (1.5 hours) each day.  See the CS Department calendar for dates and times of this 3-day workshop.  For more information or questions, please contact Paul Whitener in Manchester 242 or email him at whitenpm@wfu.edu

Building a Computer

This workshop walks participants through assembling a desktop computer from parts and then installing an operating system and booting it up.  Throughout the assembly, participants will discuss the basic components of the system and the task those components perform.  Participants will gain the basic working knowledge of the internals of a modern PC.  See the CS Department calendar for dates and times of this 3-hour workshop.  For more information or questions, please contact Paul Whitener in Manchester 242 or email him at whitenpm@wfu.edu