What we're about

FOS, in Frederick, MD, US, is all about Linux and the Open Source ethos, and is for anyone who is

• curious about Linux,

• seeking alternatives to Windows,

• seeking to advance their Linux knowledge and skills,

• seeking alternatives to common proprietary software (including to run on Windows and Mac),

• a developer or other IT professional seeking to better apply their craft in Linux environments,

• a Linux admin or other Linux professional seeking career networking opportunities (patience and comfort with non-professionals and willingness to help them use Linux, and skill in a teaching role, are all greatly valued in FOS).

This group is also intended for STEM students to experience the potential of Linux and associated open source software, and consider the value of a career in this field.

Meeting topics cover a range of experience levels from beginner through advanced professional.

Oh, and we have a lot of fun doing this too!

Resources and References about Linux and Open Source (https://www.meetup.com/FrederickOpenSource/pages/19878711/References_and_Resources_about_Linux/)

Upcoming events (5)

Nerves IoT Platform and Infrastructure

Online event

Nerves is the open-source platform and infrastructure you need to build, deploy, and securely manage your fleet of IoT devices at speed and scale. At our March meeting, Frank Hunleth will explain and answer questions about Nerves, Erlang, and Elixir. Come see how Nerves can add agility to your IoT development cycle.

Here's the public invite link to the FOS Discord server where we're holding our presentation meetings:
https://discord.gg/AcvN3YmEXs
If you're already on Discord and have joined the FOS server, FOS-FrederickOpenSource should be included in your list of Discord server names. Proceed to the FOS-main voice channel (which includes video).

Open Workshop (jointly with the other MeetUp Groups)

Online event

The tech meetup groups in Frederick have joined together in an open workshop every 3rd Saturday of each month. Either work on a common project selected for the day or bring your own project and enlist the help of others. Come learn, help, and make friends!

Online meeting option is at the public invite link to the FOS Discord server:
https://discord.gg/AcvN3YmEXs

If you're already on Discord and have joined the FOS server, FOS-FrederickOpenSource should be included in your list of Discord server names. Proceed to the Tech-workshop voice channel (which includes video).

Check the common Slack channel for updates on any alternative meeting arrangements: https://fredericktech.slack.com

Ham Radio Raspberry Pi

Online event

There's a lot of great ham radio software available for the Raspberry Pi for everything from HF digital modes to Packet and Winlink. Ham-pi installs on your Pi with a simple Bash script, offering over 30 applications and utilities to select for installation. These utilities range from a simple clock to satellite pass prediction to advanced digital rig control applications that many licensed hams use every day. At our April meeting, Mike Myers will introduce Ham-pi and walk through the use of rig control and radio programming software. Come see how you can use a Raspberry Pi for radio communications.

Here's the public invite link to the FOS Discord server where we're holding our presentation meetings:
https://discord.gg/AcvN3YmEXs
If you're already on Discord and have joined the FOS server, FOS-FrederickOpenSource should be included in your list of Discord server names. Proceed to the FOS-main voice channel (which includes video).

Open Workshop (jointly with the other MeetUp Groups)

Online event

The tech meetup groups in Frederick have joined together in an open workshop every 3rd Saturday of each month. Either work on a common project selected for the day or bring your own project and enlist the help of others. Come learn, help, and make friends!

Online meeting option is at the public invite link to the FOS Discord server:
https://discord.gg/AcvN3YmEXs

If you're already on Discord and have joined the FOS server, FOS-FrederickOpenSource should be included in your list of Discord server names. Proceed to the Tech-workshop voice channel (which includes video).

Check the common Slack channel for updates on any alternative meeting arrangements: https://fredericktech.slack.com

Past events (128)

Open Workshop (jointly with the other MeetUp Groups)

Online event

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