Columbia-Area Linux Users Group


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Welcome!

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.

UMBC Training Centers is extending the courtesy of hosting the CALUG meetings at its Columbia Maryland training center, conveniently located at:

6996 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21046

Meeting attendees should park in the dedicated parking lots marked for UMBC Training Centers. To find the CALUG meeting-room enter the training-center thru its main entrance and proceed down the hall to the right of the training-center's main lobby. The CALUG meets in the last room on the right at the end of that hall.

All interested in FOSS are welcome to join the CALUG at our December 11th meeting for a fun and informal exchange of technical knowledge. Brendan O'Leary is scheduled to give an interesting and applicable GitLab CI/CD presentation:

In this talk and live-demo we will explore the basics and outer reaches of GitLab CI/CD. You will earn how to get started with simple CI, as well as how GitLab integrates with advanced deployment technology such as Kubernetes, knative, and other cloud-native platforms. You can automate all the things with GitLab CI/CD - even breakfast. Once you have seen this presentation you too will know how!

Meeting attendees are invited to arrive at 6:30PM to enjoy pizza and soda courtesy of Aplura - so you do not need to choose between dinner and the fun of a CALUG meeting.

Regarding the scheduling of CALUG presentations; 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!

Please thank Evan Bolt for his interesting "Linux Mirroring Made Easy" presentation at the November CALUG meeting.

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