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. (

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 and fosters a global EC2 Ubuntu community at

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