The Columbia-Area Linux Users Group (CALUG) is a friendly informal group of Columbia-area residents who share an interest in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in general, and Linux in particular. The CALUG meets at 7:00PM on the second Wednesday of each month. Like the software that interests us, our meetings are free - and open to everyone.
OmniTI is extending the courtesy of hosting the CALUG meetings at its Fulton Maryland office, conveniently located at:
11830 West Market Place, Suite F
Fulton, MD 20759
Meeting attendees should park in front of the OmniTI building and walk to the back of the building where they can enter thru an entrance labeled 'G' which opens into the meeting room (regular attendees will notice entrance-G is now surrounded by large planters encircling patio tables). You will know you are at the right place if you see otherwise non-threatening muppets engaging in Reservoir Dogs-type activity. OmniTI is located in the office park north-east of the Firestone building, which in turn sits north-east of the Harris Teeter building.
All interested in FOSS are welcome to join the CALUG at our March 11th meeting for a fun and informal exchange of technical knowledge. Please contact Chuck Frain if you have a FOSS technology to present to a friendly group in a relaxed environment. The presentation schedule is open and flexible:
If you are interested in giving a talk or have a topic you would like to discuss, please let me know. We can accommodate our traditional one topic meeting or if a few people have shorter presentations or topics, we can do it that way as well. This is a great forum for novice speakers to practice their skills!
Meeting attendees are invited to arrive at 6:30PM to enjoy pizza and soda courtesy of Tenable Network Security prior to the 7:00PM presentation - so you do not need to choose between dinner and the fun of a CALUG meeting.
Please thank Erica Woods (Manager of Contractor and Community Relations for Apex Systems) for her valuable and immediately useful "18 Suggestions for Improving your Interviewing Skills" presentation at the February CALUG meeting. Ms. Woods followed-up her presentation with news Apex has many Maryland clients offering $90-125K salaries for engineers, programmers, analysts, and administrators with Linux experience. Look over the employment opportunities!