Eric Hammond will be leading an Amazon EC2 Beginners Workshop. EC2 is Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud that provides virtual Linux computers rented by the
hour. (http://aws.amazon.com/ec2)

This workshop will provide a brief overview/intro to EC2 followed by a
step-by-step walkthrough to creating an Amazon EC2 account and starting your
first EC2 instance (server) running Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, or CentOS (others
may also be available).

Bring a laptop and a credit card with the ability to charge up to $0.25 in EC2 service fees.

Eric is a veteran EC2 user, maintains a popular series of Ubuntu and Debian
machine images for EC2 at http://alestic.com and fosters a global EC2 Ubuntu
community at http://groups.google.com/group/ec2ubuntu.

Date: Thursday October 9, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107