Dave Cohen is creating Linux and Programming Tutorials
12

patrons

$36
per month
Hey! I've spent the last few years creating free video courses and tutorials on subjects like Linux and Unix System Administration, Web Services, Programming/Scripting/Automation, and Security. With your support, I can spend a lot more time creating great content and putting it out there so others can learn.

To accomplish that, I'm focusing on creating courses that take you through practical, hands-on tech projects. These courses teach you the theory you need to understand, and then help you turn that knowledge into practical skills immediately, with projects that are:

  • Fun to work through
  • Inherently useful
  • Something you can talk about in tech interviews

...as a side benefit, I'm making sure that these courses explain the theoretical knowledge that you need to become a professional, along with instilling proper sysadmin habits and mindsets, *in a way that is not horrifically boring* (!!!).

Why am I doing all this?

I first began making these tutorial videos to help a friend get started with System Administration. He's the kind of person who doesn't learn well from dry, theoretical books and manuals, so having everything explained in video format got him learning very quickly.

Once my friend got his first sysadmin job, I realized that *way* more people than I'd expected had found the videos useful. I also enjoyed teaching more than I thought I would -- so I've kept going!

The most important point is this: You can enjoy a really satisfying career as a sysadmin or developer, even if you're starting later in life, or you don't have a college degree. Take me, for example -- I started out working as a landscaper. Tech is not as scary (or as complicated) as some people make it sound; if you have interest and motivation, you can learn the basics fairly quickly and get yourself into an extremely fun, challenging, and profitable career.

I want to help as many people as possible to do exactly that.
Tiers
Member of the tutorialinux Horde
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Entry to an occasional product giveaway (books, software, courses; same as the $110-tier rewards), along with my eternal gratitude. The earlier you pledge, the better your chances of getting free stuff!
Linux Maniac
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
  • 30% to 75%-off coupons for tutorialinux products (ebooks, courses), whenever I release new ones.
  • Tier 1 rewards
Horde Leader
$10 or more per month 1 patron
  • All rewards from previous tiers.
Linux Mogul
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A link to your business/twitter/facebook/YT channel on the tutorialinux "Thank You" page
  • All rewards from previous tiers.
Patreon Saint
$110 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Occasional mailings of totally awesome products (digital or physical). These products will be things like:



  • Raspberry Pis (possibly preconfigured with cool software)
  • Books
  • Cryptography hardware (e.g. Yubikey)
  • Software
  • Various other totally rad/tubular/awesome stuff that I select


...along with custom-created instructions on how to use them, project ideas, etc (where appropriate). Of course, rewards from all previous tiers are included
Includes Free Shipping to anywhere in the World

Goals
$36 of $250 per month
The existing tutorialinux e-books will become free, instead of being paid products. This includes the Let's Encrypt/Nginx book and the Linux Containers book.
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Hey! I've spent the last few years creating free video courses and tutorials on subjects like Linux and Unix System Administration, Web Services, Programming/Scripting/Automation, and Security. With your support, I can spend a lot more time creating great content and putting it out there so others can learn.

To accomplish that, I'm focusing on creating courses that take you through practical, hands-on tech projects. These courses teach you the theory you need to understand, and then help you turn that knowledge into practical skills immediately, with projects that are:

  • Fun to work through
  • Inherently useful
  • Something you can talk about in tech interviews

...as a side benefit, I'm making sure that these courses explain the theoretical knowledge that you need to become a professional, along with instilling proper sysadmin habits and mindsets, *in a way that is not horrifically boring* (!!!).

Why am I doing all this?

I first began making these tutorial videos to help a friend get started with System Administration. He's the kind of person who doesn't learn well from dry, theoretical books and manuals, so having everything explained in video format got him learning very quickly.

Once my friend got his first sysadmin job, I realized that *way* more people than I'd expected had found the videos useful. I also enjoyed teaching more than I thought I would -- so I've kept going!

The most important point is this: You can enjoy a really satisfying career as a sysadmin or developer, even if you're starting later in life, or you don't have a college degree. Take me, for example -- I started out working as a landscaper. Tech is not as scary (or as complicated) as some people make it sound; if you have interest and motivation, you can learn the basics fairly quickly and get yourself into an extremely fun, challenging, and profitable career.

I want to help as many people as possible to do exactly that.

Recent posts by Dave Cohen

Tiers
Member of the tutorialinux Horde
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Entry to an occasional product giveaway (books, software, courses; same as the $110-tier rewards), along with my eternal gratitude. The earlier you pledge, the better your chances of getting free stuff!
Linux Maniac
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
  • 30% to 75%-off coupons for tutorialinux products (ebooks, courses), whenever I release new ones.
  • Tier 1 rewards
Horde Leader
$10 or more per month 1 patron
  • All rewards from previous tiers.
Linux Mogul
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A link to your business/twitter/facebook/YT channel on the tutorialinux "Thank You" page
  • All rewards from previous tiers.
Patreon Saint
$110 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Occasional mailings of totally awesome products (digital or physical). These products will be things like:



  • Raspberry Pis (possibly preconfigured with cool software)
  • Books
  • Cryptography hardware (e.g. Yubikey)
  • Software
  • Various other totally rad/tubular/awesome stuff that I select


...along with custom-created instructions on how to use them, project ideas, etc (where appropriate). Of course, rewards from all previous tiers are included
Includes Free Shipping to anywhere in the World