The University Club @ The University of Pittsburgh
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
July 10-11, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (ET)
Below is a map of the location:
A printable copy of directions can be downloaded here.
The University Club is located at 123 University Place in the heart of Oakland next to the Soldiers and Sailors Museum and Garage. We highly recommend that all guests for all events park in the Soldiers and Sailors Garage.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 6 a.m. – Midnight
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – Midnight
Hourly Parking Rates
0-1 hours — $4
6-8 hours — $10
1-2 hours — $5
8-10 hours — $12
2-4 hours — $7
10 hours-close — $14
4-6 hours — $8
Other Parking Rates
Night Rate (4 pm to close) — $5
Weekend/Holiday Rate — $5
Special Event Rate — $10
Metered parking is plentiful in Oakland but virtually always fully occupied. Illegal parking is policed vigorously and very likely to attract a fine. A quest for a free meter often leads to a drive into nearby Schenley Park and a fifteen-minute walk back to the Cathedral.
Newly renovated, the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center hotel includes well-appointed rooms with such amenities as plush bedding, an ergonomic workstation, and free Wi-Fi internet. Ample parking (for a nominal daily fee) and a complimentary shuttle service are available. A block of rooms for the workshop has been reserved. Click https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/groups/hr/shibboleth-workshop or call them directly to make reservations, and let them know that you are booking the room for the "Shibboleth Workshop" to receive the discounted conference rate.
The Hilton Garden Inn offers well-appointed rooms, free Wi-Fi internet, spacious work areas, a fitness center, a free shuttle service, and other amenities.
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) serves the Pittsburgh area and is about 20 miles from the Oakland Campus of the University of Pittsburgh.
The drive takes 30-40 minutes depending on traffic.
Taxi is the most expensive and most convenient way to make the trip. (Yellow Taxi Cab: (412) 321-8100 or thru the zTrip app; People’s Cab: (412) 466-8300). The fare to Oakland is approximately $60. Cabs are generally freely available and advance reservation is not necessary.
UBER and Lyft also service the Pittsburgh area and pick up and drop off at the airport is available.
Super Shuttle (800-258-3826) serves the Pittsburgh International Airport and the hotels in Oakland. The charge is about $26.00 one way (you must mention that you will use round-trip service on your first trip to get a slightly discounted, round trip rate). You can make reservations online (supershuttle.com) or in person at the airport. The depot is located behind the escalator near the luggage pick-up (US Airways) and car rental agencies. The Shuttle collects passengers all day and night. Check with the depot when you arrive for the departure times. The shuttle will take you to the Holiday Inn, Oakland, and you should mention that is your destination.
The 28X Airport Express (Port Authority Transit bus) (412-442-2000) is very reliable and inexpensive. The bus runs each 20-30 minutes from the ground transportation area of the airport. The driver does not carry change, please have small bills and change on hand. The bus stops in Oakland at the Corner of Fifth Ave. and Bigelow Blvd, directly opposite the Cathedral of Learning, which houses the Center offices. It is a short walk from that stop to the Holiday Inn, Oakland. The driver does not assist with luggage. For current rates and schedules, see the Port Authority website: http://www.portauthority.org.
The 2018 fare is $2.75/trip.
The AMTRAK Station is in downtown Pittsburgh, about 10 minutes from the University of Pittsburgh, Oakland.
There is very frequent bus service from downtown to Oakland. The 2018 fare is $2.75/trip.
The following bus routes are available:
Stop: Fifth Ave & Ross Street ( about .5 miles)
Routes: 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 71A, 71B, 71C, 71D
The 61 bus routes travel through Oakland on Forbes Avenue, ( about .2 miles)
The 71 bus routes travel along 5th Avenue, (about .1 miles)
Taxicab service, as well as UBER and Lyft, is also available. (Yellow Taxi Cab: (412) 321-8100 or thru the zTrip app; People’s Cab: (412) 466-8300).
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Read and follow the preparation instructions:
We use VMs hosted on Amazon Web Services - these will be available the day of the class, so there is nothing you need download ahead of time.
Please note that the training requires you to bring a laptop.
You will need to have either an RDP client (for Windows) or SSH client (for Linux), plus root access to modify your etc/host files, depending on your choice of operating system for this class.
The training makes use of Virtual Machines (VMs), in this case derived from Amazon Marketplace Images (AMI) loaded on Amazon Web Services. The training team will provide access instructions when you arrive for the first day of the training.
You will need root/administrator access on the computer you will be bringing to class so that you can modify the local hosts file.
Your VM will be available during the training and for two weeks after the training. After two weeks, the VM will no longer exist, so be sure to save anything you need within two weeks of the end of the training.
Average High: 83 degrees F
Average Low: 66 degrees F
NOTE: All times are Eastern Daylight Time
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Welcome, Introductions, Background, Begin install
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - Noon
Noon - 1 p.m.
1 - 3 p.m.
3 - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 - 5 p.m.