Welcome to CharLUG!

Welcome to the Charlotte Linux User Group (CharLUG) website.

The Charlotte Linux User Group supports Charlotte, NC and the Metrolina of North and South Carolina. Our purpose is to promote the use of GNU/Linux and other Free/Open Source Software. The group is open to everyone. There are no dues or special requirements to become a member. All you have to do is participate.

We have a mailing list as well as meetings and other activities (install fests, etc.). You can also follow us on Twitter. The fastest way to get in touch with us is our IRC channel #charlug on irc.freenode.net.

The Charlotte Linux User Group (CharLUG), meets currently every month. Please check the meeting calendar or the mailing list for meeting locations and schedule. Also check for additional meetings. The meetings normally last about 2 hours. Meeting locations and directions / maps will be posted with every meeting announcement.

University Area Meeting 2014-01-15

We had about 17 participants at this meeting. Great turnout!

Jason Edgecombe presented on git. Jason's presentation was chock full of demo. If you missed it, you really missed an excellent presentation. Below are some links related to the presentation.

Jason's presentation github repo. Checkout how he scripted some of his demo. This was the first 5 minutes of the presentation.
https://github.com/edgester/git-presentation

University Area Meeting 2013-11-20

We had about 13 participants at this meeting. Great turnout!

Mark Hamrick presented on using Puppet to mange workstations. It is great to see how Puppet is being used to manage systems other than servers. Mark has graciously provided his slide deck, which is attached below.

We will take December off since the holiday season is busy for many. Our next meeting will be on January 15th.

University Area Meeting 2013-09-18

Mark Shropshire presented on Docker. That presentation led into a deeper discussion into LXC (Linux Containers). Through some live demoing, the group experimented with Docker's architecture.

University Area Meeting 2013-07-17

We had a great meeting last Wednesday. Twelve people gathered together to listen to a presentation on Digital Ocean's Linux VPS hosting by Mark Shropshire and a presentation on KVM and QEMU by James Loyd. Finally, we had a a talk and demo of FirefoxOS by Stephen Pohl. Stephen had a phone running FirefoxOS and allowed us all to play with it for a few minutes.

University area meeting 2013-04-17

A number of Linux interested came out to Classic Graphics to listen to an interesting presentation on Bryan Stalcup's curent Proxmox VE setup and his future plans for world hosting domination. His entire setup is built on open source software. He also discussed some hardware configurations he has found to work well while maintaining money is his wallet.

University area meeting 2013-03-20

A number of Linux interested came out to Classic Graphics last night to listen to two very interesting presentations.

Jason Edgecombe presented on Vagrant. He presented a bit on the background of Vagrant and why you would use it. Jason then moved into a number of live demos, including on demo where he showed how you could spin up a web cluster (load balancer, web servers, and database server). Jason's presentation is attached below.

Meeting Update: After Work Snack & Hack

The After Work Snack and Hack will be on a new schedule after the meeting on 2/21/2013. There will be no meeting in March! Please make sure that you update your calendars:

After Work Snack & Hack
When: Every first Tuesday 6pm - 8pm, starting 4/2/2013
Where: Caribou Coffee
1531 East Blvd Charlotte, NC 28203

Meeting Update: New Regular Meeting In The University Area

Thanks to Mark's efforts, I can announce a new regular meeting in Charlotte's university area! Here are the details:

University Area Meetup
When: Every third Wednesday 7pm - 9pm, starting 3/20/2013
Where: Classic Graphics
8335 IBM Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262

For updates please check the calendar and of course our mailing list.

New Meeting In The University Area

Last week, there was a discussion on the mailing list where a few folks mentioned the desire for a university area CharLUG meeting. And thanks to Mark and Ryan we now have one and here is the date and location for the upcoming CharLUG meeting.

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