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K-LUG - Rochester, MN Area Linux Users Group

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We can use presentations for upcoming meetings, please see a list of ideas if you're willing but lacking a topic.


LUG News

We generally meet monthly for technical presentations (2nd Thursday of the month, 6 pm, RCTC), and monthly for socializing (varies). We no longer meet monthly for lunches, if you are interested in reviving this tradition please contact an officer.

Did you used to be on our email list and suddenly haven't gotten email for months? We had a glitch and it caused many people to get unsubscribed; unfortunately Tina doesn't have a way of knowing who all we lost. Please use "Linux mailing list" on the left to get yourself re-added, sorry!


Technical Meeting turned Social: September 14th, 2017

Physics Force idea stolen - vortex cannon making smoke rings. We'll build it and try to get it to work as our monthly social event, since we don't have a speaker. Got any other fun child-safe physics experiment suggestions? Bring your supplies!


6 pm, Tina's house (see email for directions).



Technical Meeting: October 12th, 2017

Paul Zellweger and Jason Thompson of ArborWay Labs, giving an update from their January presentation, on expansions to their automatic database application Studio.


And they're bringing dinner and beverages!


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA107.

Directions to Campus

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.


Planned Social: October 2017, TBD

Ideas can be found here or invent your own. What would you like to do? Tell Tina.

July or August will be our ice cream social.


Technical Meeting: November 9th, 2017

Speaker needed, please let Tina know if you're willing to volunteer. Willing to present but want to know what people have expressed interest in? Check out our requested topics page.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA107.

Directions to Campus

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.



Planned Social: November 2017, TBD

Ideas can be found here or invent your own. What would you like to do? Tell Tina.



Technical Meeting / Social: Friday December 8th, 6:00 pm-midnight

In December we do something like board or card games, video games, etc because it's just too close to Thanksgiving and Christmas to fit in a social and a speaker.

We need an idea, and a host/location. Email Tina with your requests. Date can be re-scheduled if necessary at this point.


Sign up

Name # of self/family/friends Electronic games Board/card games Food/beverage contributions Other Dinner
Your name here x x x x x x



Pending potential presentations

[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1523379957/oculus-rift-step-into-the-game

Oculus Rift], "the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games" .  Peter Shabino

Jon Gullixson: gnucash or www :: Mechanize


Planned Socials: Fall or winter

-Murder mystery. The host needs to buy a kit at a gaming store to get the event started.

-Jim Henderson, "Silicon Valley" documentary

-Rock climbing at Prairie Walls

-Bowlocity laser tag. 5-6 people minimum needed.

-Liquid nitrogen ice cream. This needs a non-Tina organizer. Dennis DeLorme has 2 recipes. We need safety equipment and someone trained enough to keep us from freezing ourselves.

-MAME/foosball/ping pong at ... can't be Tim Massaro's anymore...

-February or July armchair mapping aka road rally event, http://home.earthlink.net/~oldmaltese/



Upcoming Meeting Crisis!

We need some meeting topics (& speakers) for 2017. We'd like to know what you want to see and hear about. Please email Tina with suggestions for topics. Should we run some previous sessions again (maybe something you really wanted to see but missed out on)? What type of topics are good, what type are bad? Also see this page for a list of suggested topics http://www.k-lug.org/Meetings


Old News Items

See the OldNews page.



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