The Provo Linux Users Group welcomes everyone with an interest in Linux and Free/Open Source Software. Most of our members live in, or near, Utah valley. There is no membership fee. The only membership requirement is active participation.
Meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm. Please subscribe to the mailing list or watch this web site for additional details as that is subject to change. The meeting location is at the UVU Business Resource Center in Orem, just off of the University Parkway exit. You can view our future meeting schedule and potential topics.
Other Tech Events:
The Utah Tech Events Calendar lists meetings for many other tech groups around the state.
Date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: UVU Business Resource Center
Presenter: Josh Tolley (a.k.a. eggyknap)
Ham radio used to be where aspiring hackers got started. Amateur radio is still a vibrant world with much to teach the interested geek. We'll talk about where ham radio fits in the hacker arsenal today, and cover everything you need to pass the FCC's licensing test and get on the air.
We will be meeting at the UVU Business Resource Center. Click the link for a map.
Everyone may not be aware of the services PLUG offers its membership. PLUG does not charge any dues, it is a 100% volunteer operated (dis)organization. We collectively happen to provide the following available to all members.
PLUG maintains two lists:
PLUG - This list is 100% unmoderated and can be high traffic. Over 450 people are subscribed. It is a singularly unique platform to discuss, with an audience of your peers, what matters to you. On topic items include: everything that is not considered offensive to members.
PLUG-Announce - This is a moderated list for meeting announcements only.
There are over 150 participants on the PLUG LinkedIn group. We generally do not permit recruiters to join this group (you won't get spam'd). To join, follow here.
This isn't limited to PLUG. It covers the entire state. Come talk now.
jabber.plug.org - For the latest status please ask Ryan Simpkins
Meeting details are posted to both mailing lists and plug.org. It is easier than ever to stay informed. If you would like to present, please contact Ryan.
The recent financial crisis reminded us how important being plugged-in to a network of professionals can be. You never know when you could find yourself jobless. Being an active participant in PLUG is a great way to reduce your risk. Don't be shy about promoting yourself on the PLUG list. We permit job postings, and we also permit seeker postings. Those who regularly participate often find new jobs within days of a "seeker" posting. Remember the list reaches over 450 Linux professionals and managers in our area (including a large number of recruiters).
Social & Professional Network
After most PLUG meetings we usually have a social/networking period. You can shoot pool, grab a snack, relax, and discuss things that matter to you. It is a great opportunity to get exposed to ideas that you may not normally think about. You might find your next job or business opportunity, or a solution to a challenging problem. We don't bite - honestly. Well, harleypig bites - we keep him chained up though.
PLUG has various sponsorship opportunities available. Perhaps your business can sponsor a high-profile presenter, food for a meeting, discounts for PLUG members, or a special service. Nearly the entire membership is actively employed in various professional positions surrounding Linux/FOSS. It is a unique opportunity to gain brand recognition, and "street cred" with the FOSS community.
You may not be a kernel hacker, but you can still give back to the FOSS community that has given us so much. PLUG needs help with the web site, server administration, PHP programming, mailing list management, meeting organization/presentation, employment.... the list goes on. If you'd like to give some of your time to further advance the cause of FOSS in our local community, PLUG is the perfect place to start.
There are now more ways than ever to participate. If you have an idea for a service you would like to see provided, please share it!