Webinar: Creating Open Source Sandboxes with BitNami

Webinar: Creating Open Source Sandboxes with BitNami

Tuesday, June 23, 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Fee: $25 institutional members; $25 myMETRO members; $50 nonmembers
Register for this webinar.

Interested in experimenting with an open source system like Drupal or WordPress, but not sure where to start? Led by Mark Beatty, this webinar on BitNami will teach you to create software "sandboxes"? with little or no previous knowledge about Linux, PHP, or MySQL—the server-side software on which many websites and applications are built.

BitNami Stacks can offer librarians, administrators, IT staff, and library school students the opportunity to "test-drive"? open source software solutions without the need for IT support. A BitNami Stack is an easy to install package of software that includes everything you need to run a primary application normally installed on a server. BitNami Stacks are completely self-contained and won't interfere with other software installed on your system. BitNami makes installing wikis, blogs, or Client Relationship Management systems a simple process. Popular stacks include: Drupal, Joomla, MediaWiki, WordPress, Coppermine, and Moodle, among others. By the end of this webinar, participants will have learned how BitNami works to create a platform for launching open source software solutions.

Mark Beatty works for the Wisconsin Library System Consortium training librarians in technology and managing the virtual reference consortium, AskAway. Mr. Beatty was also the recent president of the ALA's Library and Information Technology Association.

For more information, contact Aleksi Merilainen, Training Coordinator, at 212-228-2320 x 19 or amerilainen@metro.org.

Sam Streed
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