Monday Training

Monday Training
12pm – 6pm
Please fill out the Dudle

I’m going to try something new for the training this week. If you’ve come to previous training sessions at the occupied office you’ll know how much of a pain it is to get in there. I’ve decided to hold this weeks training all day (12pm – 6pm) at Charlotte’s place.
Here’s how it works. There are five sessions, one each hour with some time left over for breaks and overflow.
noon – 1pm : Learn General computer security – Learn about common security issues and how to protect yourself from identity theft and other malicious things.
1pm – 2pm : Learn to be an power user! – Get some tips and tricks on using the
2pm – 3pm : Learn how to set up and use blog – Setup and use your group blog! We’ll review some group blogs already in use and go over some general wordpress blogging instructions
4pm – 5pm : Learn how to wiki – Learn how to use MediaWiki, the super powerful system behind sites like Wikipedia. Learn how to use basic wiki markup. By the end of the hour you should know enough to edit and add to (as well as Wikipedia)
We will also go over the use of 1-855-NYCGA 411 phone service!
Each session should be very open and flexible. This is only a general outline of the day and is subject to change.
Select the session(s) you are interested in attending. Also select the “Teach fellow occupiers to use” if you are willing to share your knowledge of (or computers in general) with other folks there.
My hope here is that those who have higher skill levels will assist me in teaching our fellow activists.
Due to the size and space requirements of Charlotte’s Place only 5 people can sit at any one table, so we might have to break up into small groups and help each other out while trainers come visit each group. This is an experiment and I hope we all have a little fun with it.
No need to RSVP, but please fill out the Dudle so I have an idea of who is coming and what they are coming for.

If you are setting up a blog for your group please be sure that you are a group admin on

If you are setting up a blog or have already set up a blog please come prepared with a blog post to work on. Write the text out either in your wordpress blog (save as draft) or in a text editor. Find a good picture or two for the post as well.
If you want to set up your blog you can read the instructions on the Tech Ops blog:
If you want to learn Newswire please check it out here: if you haven’t already gotten a user account please e-mail me!
If you are interested in learning about the wiki please review this into to wiki and create and account on
Please download, print, and cut these handouts about the phone service!

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