MPCS UNIX Bootcamp

MPCS UNIX Bootcamp - Autumn 2021

Saturday, October 2nd, 10 AM - 2:30 PM (In-Person)
John Crerar Library, Room 390

Please note that attendance is limited to registered MPCS students only.

The UNIX Bootcamp is recommended for all students in the MPCS who do not already have a background in UNIX.

This workshop will provide the necessary UNIX and Linux competency for MPCS coursework.  UNIX/Linux are required for a large majority of MPCS courses, and competency will help ensure your success.  

The workshop will consist of both presentation and interactive exercises, with opportunity for hands-on assistance. The topics we will cover are:

  •  Navigating the filesystem
  • File permissions
  • Process management
  • Bash shell configuration and scripting 
  • Remote authentication
  • Language-specific configurations for C/C++, Python, and Java

The UNIX Bootcamp will be taught by Ron Rahaman.

There is a $25 administrative fee, no other tuition cost will be charged. The administrative fee must be paid when you register.

To register for the UNIX Bootcamp, please go to the eventbrite event page.

This event is open to all invitees regardless of vaccination status and, because of ongoing health risks to the unvaccinated, those who are unvaccinated are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures advised by public health officials (masking and social distancing, etc.) Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others, including venue staff, and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.

Online materials will be made available for those who cannot attend in-person. More information will be announced in the coming weeks. 

If you have any questions about the bootcamp, please feel free to contact