What we're about

KeyLUG, 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 KeyLUG).

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!

References and Resources About Linux (in link below) (https://www.meetup.com/KeyLUG/pages/19878711/References_and_Resources_about_Linux/)

Upcoming events (5+)

GNU Screen and CentOS Home Lab

Mosaic Power

At this meeting we get a twofer: A brief introduction to GNU screen, and also how to create a CentOS home lab in about an hour. Both are practical projects with open source, presented by Bob Murphy, who came in to help with Software Freedom Day last year. GNU Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells. And what would you include in your own open home lab stack? Come explore the practical possibilities using open source!

Open Workshop (jointly with the other MeetUp Groups)

FITCI (downtown location)

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!

Automate Repetitive Tasks with Bash Scripts

Mosaic Power

We've all been there: re-typing complex commands with arcane syntax and nonsensical option switches, over and over again. At our October meeting, Will Fecke will explain and demonstrate how you can leverage Bash to corral these unruly commands into easily run scripts. Got something you're tired of pointing and clicking and would like to automate? Post it here or bring it to the meeting, and you'll likely leave with a script that simplifies that process!

Open Workshop (jointly with the other MeetUp Groups)

FITCI (downtown location)

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!

Past events (92)

Open Workshop (jointly with the other MeetUp Groups)

FITCI (downtown location)

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