Internship in Unix system administration
I only need two interns, and I am a bit choosy. Contact
me if you have an interest.
- phone extension 8157
- email: briggs dot double u at lynchburg.edu
- office: Hobbes 104. If the door's open (and it almost always will be, if
I'm there), you are welcome, office hours or not.
- office hours TBA
- Web site: cs.lynchburg.edu/briggs
- to learn Unix;
- to learn system administration;
- to learn security as it relates to Unix software;
- to get a nice line on the resume.
Your grade will be about half a letter grade for "did you do a good job"; and
an average of weekly letter grades for "did you do what you set out to do this
week." Each week that you get an email from me, it should say "great
meeting"; "good meeting"; "ok meeting" or "not so good a meeting," corresponding
roughly to A+, A, B, and C. We won't go into "D" territory -- I hope.
For the standard grading scale, look
You may also want to get a book on Unix for users, or Unix system
administration. Or the Internet may be enough. I'm leaning toward
- Attendance: since we have one meeting a week, missing a
meeting is a major deal (besides being a pain for me). You are only
allowed two missed meetings. If you miss 3, you'll have to take the class
again. However, if you email me in advance that you can't make a
meeting, we can reschedule it.
accomodations for disabilities.
How to do well:
- Keep your schedule up to date, and adhere to it.
- Don't miss any meetings
- Schedule time each week to work
and (when you get to the more advanced bits):
- Google is your friend, and your first go-to for any problem you don't
yet have a fix for.
- StackOverflow is also your friend. You may get some very wrong
answers, but I often get what I need. This is for when Google can't