Sunday, April 03, 2005

EVENT DETAIL - Sydney Linux Users Group

Interested in Linux? Why not come along to your local LUG meeting! For Sydney, our local Linux User Group is SLUG, which meet monthly at UTS (a short walk from Central station).

Meetings are held on the last Friday of each month. At the meetings you have the opportunity to ask for help with Linux-related problems you may be having (ranging from how to get started to as technical as you want), listen to current news in the Linux world, hear talks on interesting Linux-related topics and more.

Many of the people who attend are actively involved in the Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) community. Some people there may be the authors of software you run! At each meeting around 30 or so people attend (often more when there's a really good talk on).

Be sure to check the web site for the time, room and topics for the upcoming meeting. Often the details are not available until a week or so before the actual meeting.

You can subscribe to a number of SLUG mailing lists, including the main one (slug) and a jobs list (which advertises some Linux-related jobs that are available). Additionally, you can join #slug on FreeNode and talk to some members to find out more about SLUG, upcoming meetings, etc. or even just Linux in general.

I attend almost every month. They're a great bunch of people and the meetings are well worth attending for anyone with an interest in Linux and/or FOSS.