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How to Programatically Invite People to Slack Chatrooms

There are scripts that one can use (like Slakin) that let you create user registration forms for Slack. I was poking around in the Slakin code and the Slack API and I extracted the part that actually invites the users. You can use this code to create your own custom invite tools for Slack.

Here is an example of how to invite a user to Slack with Python 3:

How to Login over SSH without a Password (Ubuntu)

This page has instructions on how to get started with passwordless login to remote servers over SSH.

You will need to generate a pair of keys on your local machine and then copy the public key to the remote machine.

Look for instructions that are specific to whatever server that you're using. E.g., Github, Site5.

Startup Job Fair in Berkeley, January 2016

If you're looking for a job or for employees, don't miss this job fair in Berkeley!

Looking for a job at a startup? Join us on January 28 at NextSpace for the first ever Berkeley Startup Job Fair! The event is co-hosted by Localwise and the City of Berkeley’s Office of Economic Development.

You’ll be surrounded by some of the world’s most innovative startups. Better yet, they want to hire you. Bring your resume as you may just land a job with a hot startup. Both technical and non-technical jobs are available.

How to Install Linux

A few people have expressed interest in setting up Linux as a development environment. There are a few ways that it can be done.

If you're interested, here are three methods and what you need to bring to a meetup. I won't explain the details on how to do it, because there are many tutorials that can be found with a Google search.

Method 1: Install Linux in a Virtualbox

You can run Linux inside of Windows by using Virtualbox.