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.

CharLUG on Meetup

Organizing a meeting is not easy and it is hard to track the interest. For a time we used Meetup to help with this, and because we merged with the Meetup. This worked pretty well, but the cost was a problem. Now we found a new sponsor and are back again on Meetup. Just search for CharLUG on Meetup or click here.

We are also planning a September meeting, so please make suggestions.

Kickoff Meeting 2017-06-14 @ 6:30pm

It is time to meet and to get the group going again. Thanks to Todd for offering a meeting place. We will be meeting at the York County Natural Gas Authority in Rock Hill (map) on 6/14/2017 @ 6:30pm.

This meeting is to regroup and everybody is welcome to join the discussion.

SouthEast LinuxFest (SELF) 2017 Recap

SELF 2017 was again hosted in Charlotte with a lot of great presentations. Check out their webpage and I hope the video streams are online soon.

SouthEast LinuxFest 2015 RFP

SELF 2015 will be hosted again in Charlotte on June 12-14, 2015 at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel. And the RFP is open until April 15th.

SouthEast LinuxFest (SELF) 2014

Charlotte is again hosting the SouthEast LinuxFest (SELF), the community event for everyone who wants to know more about Linux and Open Source Software. This year, for the first time, SELF will be at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel (Google Maps Link).

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.

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