Back to the Fundamentals of the Web

The Reclaim Hosting team is gearing up for the OER20 Conference happening in London on April 1st and 2nd (Corona Virus allowing). As part of our proposed sponsorship of the conference this year we wanted to run an in-depth, hands-on workshop for beginner and intermediate internauts on various elements of how the Web works within a LAMP server environment. The curriculum was imagined in partnership with Coventry University’s extraordinary learning technologist Lauren Heywood (the brains behind the brilliant Coventry Learn).

The day-long workshop will offer participants a look at how DNS works, the basics of the FTP protocol, various uses and abuses of command line, file management, editing basic HTML and PHP code, as well as dissecting how database-driven applications work. All attendees with be provided their own sandbox server environment to work within, and each part of the workshop will provide an overview of the technology followed by a hands-on activity that will put theory into action!

The event will be held at Coventry University on March 31st, the day before OER20 kicks off. Please keep in mind Coventry is an hour train ride from London, so plan accordingly before registering. Speaking of which, there is a £75 registration fee that will go directly towards sponsoring ALT—the good folks that run this amazing conference. So, not only could you learn a thing or two about how the web works, but you will also be supporting the good folks that run OER.*

So, if this sounds interesting to you, do us all a favor and register for the workshop directly.


*What’s more, if no one registers then Reclaim might actually have to give them money! 

Reclaim Roadshow Headed for Philly in May

It seems like just yesterday we were in Los Angeles with an awesome crew of folks talking all things Domains, but time flies when you are reclaiming the web one site at a time! We are really excited to announce our Spring roadshow that will take place May 7th and 8th at Bryn Mawr College. You can find out more and/or sign-up for a spot over on the Roadshow website. We even have a draft of the two-day schedule up for your perusal. Keep in mind day 1 is geared toward Domain of One’s Own admins and costs $450 to attend,  while day 2 is free and open to  folks who want to share the work happening at their school, or even learn more about this whole Domains thing. Day 2 is organized so that everyone can both share and learn from other DoOO schools, and generally explore the limits and possibilities on and across campuses.

I’ll be spending my down time haunting this place…that and eating cheese steaks!