Due to incredible enthusiasm and demand, Sudo Room will now be hosting
monthly Cryptoparties! Join us from 2-5pm every Third Sunday to learn about
digital security and get up and running with basic tools for privacy and
*What's a Cryptoparty?*
A Cryptoparty is a safe space for learning about digital security, privacy
and anonymity. In the wake of Snowden's leak of the NSA's PRISM project,
digital security has become a widespread concern. What most people don't
know enough about is the advantages and disadvantages of various tools such
as TOR, GPG, and OTR.
*That's a lot of acronyms!
No worries! Friendly geeks will be giving presentations, answering any
questions, and leading hands-on workshops to get you comfortable using the
right tools for you. By the end of the day, you'll have learned security
techniques & software, understand why responsible security is important,
and have made friends with other proactive residents! Bring your phone and
your laptop. *All* skill levels are welcome!
Spread to your networks. Fliers to come!
"Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories."
"Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it."
"To define is to kill. To suggest is to create."
"Today I Learned" workshop on Statistics through Doodles this Saturday at
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From: Thomas Levine <occurrence(a)thomaslevine.com>
Date: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 6:45 PM
Subject: [sudo-discuss] Statistics through Doodles this Saturday at 2 pm
As documented on the wiki, I'm going to teach statistics through doodles.
With the help of some doodles on paper (or possibly the floor),
I'll will explain the purpose and meaning of various measures of the
relationships between different variables (specifically covariance,
variance, correlation and least-squares regression).
This class assumes literally no knowledge of math, not even basic
arithmetic. But I'll try to skip things that people already know
as not to bore everyone.
For the symbolically inclined, I can relate the doodles to the symbols
you might have seen in an introductory statistics course.
I've done this a few times, so I have enough of a mental script that
I'd like to video it and put it on the website. I'll bring a camera.
It would be awesome if someone could bring a tripod or if someone
held my camera for part of the session. Or we could make a
tripod-alternative out of some wood, a small tripod from the closet
and some duct tape.
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Please join us at Sudo Room (2141 Broadway entrance on 22nd St., take the
elevator upstairs) tomorrow Saturday 7/13 at 2PM for Today I Learned: What
You want to know. You are dying to know. What is Linux? Why would I want
Linux? How does it work? How does Linux development happen? How do I do
____ in Linux?
If you have a question, we will figure out how to answer it! Bring your
computer if you have a specific problem, or just bring yourself. No
question is too basic.
And for fun and inspiration, check out this timeline of Linux development
*This workshop is part of the series “Today I Learned,” a series of free
workshops that take place every Saturday at 2PM at Sudo Room, a creative
community and hackerspace in downtown Oakland. Check out the full schedule
at http://sudoroom.org/wiki/Today_I_Learned and please forward widely.*
A bunch of us are getting together to do some videography for a music
video. Starting at around sunrise, and hopefully getting some of Oakland
Ideally, we would want a bunch of dancers to come with us at either time to
do some shots for our new song. There is an FB event, and we'll need more
camera people possibly, and grips.
Let me know if you're interested. Would be awesome to flashmob the
Just a reminder that you are welcome to join us this Saturday (7/6) at 2PM
for Today I Learned: GIT Version Control for Non Coders (Writers, Lawyers,
What is git anyway? "Git allows a team of people to work together, all
using the same files. And it helps the team cope with the confusion that
tends to happen when multiple people are editing the same files."
It is one of the primary ways that coders work together and one of the key
tools in the development of open source software. Although it's mostly used
by coders, it has lots of potential uses for people who don't code and is
very useful for anyone who is learning to code.
We will be learning all about version control and trying it out ourselves!
No prior knowledge is necessary.
See you soon,
happy bartstrike day. for any of you who are able to work from home, sudo
room will be open by 10AM.
if awaken cafe hasn't been ransacked yet, there may even be vegan donuts in
it for you! =O