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Introduction to PS1: N00bs’ Paradise March 24th at 4pm

Are you interested in learning about PS1 or are generally just new around here?

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, and you’re hardly alone.

We’ve decided to create a formal way of teaching curious new folk how the PS:One community works.

Meet with PS:One old-timers (including at least one former president) to learn the many ways to get involved, and the opportunities available to PS:One members, plus hacks for getting around easier.

You’ll learn:

  • the one and only rule you need to remember at PS:One!
  • what mailing lists and IRC channels you should join
  • how to get discounts on classes, tee-shirts, stuff around town, and even monthly dues!
  • how to get certified on equipment
  • how to donate equipment to PS:One
  • how to create a class, event, group, meeting, or what have you
  • how to request a class, event, group, whatever
  • how to blog
  • the wiki.
  • do-ocracy and how to do-ocratize things

The basics:

  • Who: anyone who wants to learn more about PS:One and how it works
  • When: Sunday March 24th, 4 pm until about 6pm
  • Where: PS:One 1st floor lounge
  • Cost: free

Here are the class notes – please feel free to read beforehand (Note: these notes are not a good substitute for class attendance).

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N00b’s paradise: introduction to PS1 Sunday January 13 @ 4pm

Are you new around here?

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, and you’re hardly alone. PS:One has seen explosive growth in the past year or so, and we’ve decided to create a formal way of teaching new folk how to be a healthy, happy member of the PS:One community.

Meet with PS:One old-timers (including at least one former president) to learn the many opportunities available to PS:One members, plus hacks for getting around easier.

You’ll learn:

  • the one and only rule you need to remember at PS:One!
  • what mailing lists and IRC channels you should join
  • how to get discounts on classes, tee-shirts, stuff around town, and even monthly dues!
  • how to get certified on equipment
  • how to bring new equipment into PS:One
  • how to create a class, event, group, meeting, or what have you
  • how to request a class, event, group, whatever
  • how to blog
  • the wiki.
  • do-ocracy and how to do-ocratize things

The basics:

  • Who: anyone who wants to learn how PS:One works
  • When: Sunday January 13th, 4 pm until about 6pm
  • Where: PS:One 1st floor
  • Cost: free

Here are the class notes – please feel free to read beforehand or if you can’t make it.

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N00b’s Paradise

Update: wow! Thanks to the 38 people who showed up on five days’ notice! I really didn’t expect that many folks to show. Here is a link to my notes (I’ve added a little more based on our discussion).

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Are you new around here?

There’s nothing wrong with that, and you’re hardly alone.

PS1 has seen explosive growth in the past year or so, and it’s becoming increasingly obvious that we need a formal way of teaching new folk how to be a healthy, happy member of PS1.

Meet with PS1 old-timers (including at least one former president) to learn the many opportunities available to PS1 members, plus hacks for getting around easier.

You’ll learn:

  • the one and only rule you need to remember at PS1!
  • what mailing lists and IRC channels you should join
  • how to get discounts on classes, tee-shirts, stuff around town, and even monthly dues!
  • how to get certified on equipment
  • how to bring new equipment into PS1
  • how to create a class, event, group, meeting, or what have you
  • how to request a class, event, group, whatever
  • how to blog
  • the wiki: WTF is that about?
  • do-ocracy and how to do-ocratize things

The basics:

  • Who: anyone who wants to learn how PS1 works
  • When: Wednesday July 25th, 7:30 pm
  • Where: PS1 1st floor lounge
  • Cost: free

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