Cloud Kick-Off

GDG Cloud Pasadena
Tue, Feb 5, 2019, 6:15 PM (PST)

About this event

This meeting will kick off our new meetup group as well as get attendees started with cloud computing.

Specifically, this is an intro to cloud computing: How to set up a virtual machine, add a web server, and secure it with SSH (https), all done for free. Depending on how long that takes, the extra topic we might explore (but probably won't want to overwhelm people with) is setting up SFTP file transfers to the server.

Our measurement of having a successful talk will be to see if you've spun up your own machines afterwards. :)

There will be 3 parts to the session:
- mingle
- presentation
- questions

We’ll also have a brief introduction of our operational principles as a GDG meetup.

We hope to see you there! Parking/Transit details below:


The DesignLab is at 30 E Del Mar Blvd, Pasadena, CA. You probably won't find street parking nearby, but please see this Google map ( showing the DesignLab location and nearby parking structures.


Public Transportation

Using the Metro Goldline trains is quick and easy. It takes about 20 mins from Union Station in downtown LA to Del Mar Station, which is less than 2 minutes walk from our front door. Trains run about every 10 mins during the day and 20 mins at night from 11pm-2am.

There are also buses that serve Old Town Pasadena. The nearest intersection is FAIR OAKS/DEL MAR BLVD, PASADENA, CA 91105. You can find timetables or use the Metro Trip Planner at