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Women in Open Source - Oct. 20th, 4pm

16 October 2017

Hey RITluggers!

Welcome to the halfway point in Week 8! Hope your October is full of Halloween fun, and if you’re celebrating, happy Diwali!

RITlug is back again this week: this ...

Building A Minecraft Server With Spigot

12 October 2017

Hey RITluggers! I am sending out the email for this week on behalf of Justin. Below is his pitch for the talk.

Creepers and skeletons got you down this October? Or maybe you’re anticipat...

Special Announcement

12 October 2017

Hi All,

I am saddened to announce that I will be resigning as Vice President of RITlug and stepping down to an “Officer” position for the remainder of my term. Although I will miss my ro...

Help RITlug choose our new logo!

06 October 2017

Hey RITluggers!

Happy Friday! RITlug wants your help to choose a new logo for the club and you can have a say in our new design! Our logo is being redesigned by Continue Reading

Backups backups backups!

05 October 2017

Howdy RITluggers!

This week we have a special “guest” joining us remotely to give a talk on Backups and the Ritlug Infrastructure. Solomon Rubin, RITlug VP, (Serubin) will be teleconfren...

Save the world with LetsEncrypt and free encryption

29 September 2017

Hey RITluggers!

We posted posters, tweeted out a reminder, and… forgot to send this week’s announcement email, oops! We’re back again this week, and this time, we’re saving the world wit...

TigerOS project and planning meeting schedule

26 September 2017

Hello RITlug,

I have taken a look at the results of the whenisgood poll and based on the responses the TigerOS project meetings will be held at 11AM-12PM on Fridays. The...

Reminder: Build your first virtual reality experience!

22 September 2017

Hey RITluggers!

Just a quick reminder, the “Build your own virtual reality experience in an hour” workshop is today (Friday), from 4:00pm to 6:00pm (workshop starts at 4:30pm) in GOL-265...

Build your first virtual reality experience in an hour

18 September 2017

Hey RITluggers!

Welcome to Week 04. RITlug is back again this week, and this time, we have a special, hands-on workshop to dive deep into open source virtual reality in your web browser....

TigerOS project and planning meeting schedule

16 September 2017

Hello RITlug, As promised I have created a whenisgood poll for working out a schedule for the TigerOS meetings. If you are interested in contributing to TigerOS, please add your availability to ...

Open source is an ocean, but don't get lost!

14 September 2017

Hey RITluggers!

Hope you all have had an excellent Week #3 so far. I’m enjoying my time out in some of this warm Rochester weather, for as long as it lasts!

RITlug is back this w...

RITLUG vF17.2 - Linux 101!

07 September 2017

Howdy Luggers!

We want to apologize for the late email. In the following weeks we will be sending out our weekly email on Tuesdays. Keep an eye out for them!

This week we’re exci...

RITLUG vF17.1 - Welcome!

28 August 2017

Howdy Luggers!

Whether you’re part of the RITLUG Family or just joining us for the first time, welcome!

It’s that time of year, school has started and that means Linux and Open S...

Getting ready for Fall 2017

20 August 2017

Hey RITluggers!

Ahh, August… summer vacations slowly wind to a close and our internships end with our final git commits. The summer has flown by, and in hardly another week, classes will...

Week 15 - OScon Brief & Sticker Swap!

12 May 2017

Howdy folks!

This week has been a very exciting week in the FOSS@RIT world. Allison and I, as well as several other students, had the privilege of representing RIT at Oreily’s Open Sourc...

Week 14 - Open Hours - no official meeting

04 May 2017

Howdy folks!

Due to ImagineRIT this weekend there is no official meeting. However, our normal room will be open if folks want to hang out!

I will be sending out an email with ele...

Week 13 - ImagineRIT & Eboard Nominations!

28 April 2017

Howdy folks!

I apologize for this late email. Couple of important things:

1) Due to a totally unpreventable entirely my fault technical issue, the election form was ne...

Week 12 - Lightning Talks & Eboard Nominations!

21 April 2017

Hi everyone!

As the semester begins to warp up I am pleased to announce a number of things taking place in the very near future!

Lightning Talks

Fir...

Week 11 - Open floor discussion and TIgerOS progress update

14 April 2017

Hello RITLUG! Solomon is super busy this week but asked me to let you all know that RITLUG is still on. As this is an odd number week we will have discussion time. The floor will be open for dis...

Week 10 - Linux Pranks!

07 April 2017

April Fools Everyone! … A few days late

This week we will be exploring and playing around with various goofy tricks and pranks on linux. It’s pretty short and sweet as far as RITlug ema...

Week 9 - Distro Explorations

31 March 2017

Hi everyone!

Welcome to week 9! This week although we have no offical topic, we will be doing a brief exploration of various distros. With all hope we’ll be able to touch upon your favor...

Week 8 - The RITlug Cloud Infrastructure!

22 March 2017

Hi all!

Welcome back from break! I hope everyone is settling back into school nicely and that everyone had a nice and relaxing break. Now that we’re back we’ve got tons going on!

Week 7 - No RITlug, Yes Pi Group

07 March 2017

Hello Linux Users We’re just a week away from Spring break and thank god for that. Given that many of us have travel plans, myself included, we wont be having a meeting this week. However I enco...

Week 6 - Installing Arch!

02 March 2017

Hello Users of the Linux!

This week has been super busy! Career fair, Interview day (tomorrow), and for many of us exams! That being said, this is going to be a light week in terms of pr...

Raspberry Pi Group Event

01 March 2017

Howdy Luggers!

This is a precursor to this weeks email. Being mid-term week I’m running slightly behind,but rest assured there will be a talk this week. We’ve also got a new room (just a...

Week 5 - Projects planning

24 February 2017

Afternoon Luggers!

This week is a general meeting. As always, it’ll be a low key time to come together, discuss projects and notable things going on. I’ve also got lots of stickers to gi...

Week 4 - Windows Subsystem for Linux

17 February 2017

Howdy Window’s Users!!

It’s time to dive into windows this week! Everything you’ve ever wanted to know!

I kid. This week we’re looking at Window’s Sub system for Linux! A bizarre...

Week 3 - Projects, BrickHack, and Net Neutrality

09 February 2017

Howdy Luggers!

This week is a general meeting! We have a few things planned for everything and a few upcoming events that I’d like to share. First and foremost, this week is Brickhack! A...

Week 2 - The Importance of Backups

01 February 2017

Hi hi hi RITlugites!

We have a fun, scary, and somewhat amusing talk for this week: The Importance of Backups, and what happens when they fail. As we all know, backups are extremely impo...

Week 1 Meeting Reminder!!

26 January 2017

Hi Everyone!

A quick reminder about our meeting tomorrow!

  • Time/date: Friday, January. 27th, 2017, 4pm - 6pm
  • Talk: N/A - General Meetin...

Spring semester 2017 and Week 1 Meeting!

12 January 2017

Howdy RITluggers!

Almost time to head back to school and that means… RITlug is back! In case you were new or missed it, we have a slight change in leadership. Our beloved Justin W. Flory...

Add open source to your courses

28 November 2016

Hey RITluggers!

As a reminder, this Friday (Dec. 2, 2016) will be the “Open Source 101” meeting! This meeting will be based on various parts of FOSS (free and open source software). It w...

Fall 2016 Week 13

18 November 2016

Hey everyone!

It saddens me to say, but I’m going to have to put off the meeting today due to unexpected circumstances that have come up. I was unable to make alternative arrangements in...

Fall 2016 Week 12: Meeting canceled

11 November 2016

Hey RITluggers!

Unfortunately, the meeting today is canceled due to last-minute travel changes, where I will not be able to be present farther into Friday evening. Since this cancellatio...

Fall 2016 Week 10: What is a LAMP stack?

27 October 2016

Hey RITluggers!

This is a friendly reminder that RITlug will be meeting again this Friday (Friday, Oct. 28, 2016) from 4pm to 6pm in the GOL/70-2620 computer lab. This week’s talk goes i...

Election Night Hackathon: November 8, 5pm-11:30pm

25 October 2016

Hey RITluggers!

You’re cordially invited to the sixth annual FOSS@MAGIC Election Night Hackathon on November 8th, 2016, from 5pm to 11:30pm in the MAGIC Center!

Watch the nationa...

Fall 2016 Week 8: Security-Enhanced Linux

14 October 2016

Hey RITluggers!

This is a friendly reminder that RITlug will be meeting again today (Friday, Oct. 14, 2016) from 4pm to 6pm in the GOL/70-2620 computer lab. Today’s talk covers an import...

Fall 2016 Week 6: Introduction to Linux

30 September 2016

Hey RITluggers!

This is a friendly reminder that RITlug will be meeting again today (Friday, Sept. 30, 2016) from 4pm to 6pm in the GOL/70-2620 computer lab. Today’s talk will focus on a...

Fall 2016 Week 4: Meeting canceled

16 September 2016

Hey RITluggers!

Unfortunately, due to unresolved circumstances, today’s meeting is canceled. I will be leaving for Boston early in the afternoon, and I was unable to have the room guaran...

Fall 2016 Week 2: First meeting of the year

02 September 2016

Hey RITluggers!

Welcome back to RIT everyone! Whether you’re a new student or a returning member, we’re looking forward to another year of RITlug with everyone.

This introductory...

Choosing next year's RITlug meeting time

27 May 2016

Hey RITluggers! Hope everyone’s semesters ended well and that you’re enjoying (or working, or studying, or traveling, or whatever it might be) this summer so far.

We’re already looking a...

Spring Week 15: Last meeting of the year

12 May 2016

Welcome to Week 15, RITluggers. Hope you’re surviving the final week of classes!

As a friendly reminder, we also have a few more ways that you can get involved with RITlug! We set up a b...

Spring Week 14: LetsEncrypt

04 May 2016

Welcome to Week 14, RITluggers! Hope everyone’s week is going well so far.

In case you missed it, our new Eboard was officially elected at our last meeting. The 2016-2017 President is Ju...

Spring Week 13: GPG

28 April 2016

Happy Week 13, RITluggers!

This week we’ll discuss GPG. We’ll look at what it is and why it’s useful, and walk you through creating your own GPG key and the keysigning process. Slides wi...

Spring Week 12: Minecraft and Spigot

22 April 2016

Happy Friday, RITluggers!

This week Justin will be giving a talk about creating a Minecraft server using the open source Spigot server software. We’ll show you how to compile Spigot, set...

Spring Week 11: Breaking Linux

15 April 2016

Happy Friday, RITluggers!

This week we’ll break Linux in a variety of brutal ways (rm -rf / –no-preserve-root, anyone?), see what happens, and see if and how we can bring it back.

<...

Spring Week 10: Cool and Useful Services

07 April 2016

Happy Week 10, RITluggers!

This week we’ll look at some of the cool services available to you in Linux that make life easier. We’ll look at solutions such as GOGS (private git hosting), ...

Spring Week 9: April Fools Linux Pranks

31 March 2016

Hey RITluggers!

This week our meeting is on April 1st, April Fools Day! To celebrate this, we are going to be sharing some silly and fun Linux Pranks with you! We will present some of ou...

Spring Week 8: How Linux is Organized

16 March 2016

Happy Almost-Friday, RITluggers!

This week we’ll look at what all the things in “/” are. Although things may seem a little arbitrary when you’re first finding your way around, Linux does...

Spring Week 7: Tmux and Screen

10 March 2016

Hey there, RITluggers!

This week we’ll talk about how to use your terminal more efficiently. Two of the most commonly used tools to help you with this are tmux and screen.

Tmux i...

Spring Week 6: Scripting and Automation

03 March 2016

Hey there, RITluggers!

This week we’ll talk about shell scripting and some of the system automation technologies available on Linux such as services, cronjobs, and timers.

As usu...

Spring Week 5: LAMP Servers

25 February 2016

Hey RITluggers! Happy Week 5!

In this week’s meeting we’ll talk about getting started with a LAMP server, a fairly standard webserver setup using Linux, Apache, Mysql, and PHP. We’ll als...

Spring Week 4: Package Managers

18 February 2016

Hey RITluggers!

This week we’ll talk about different package managers. Package managers handle installing software (and the things the software needs) on your system. We’ll look at some ...

Spring Week 3 Meeting

11 February 2016

Happy Week 3, RITluggers!

Containerization and virtualization are two different ways of isolating sections of applications or servers in order to make them more portable, easier to manag...

Spring Week 2 Meeting

03 February 2016

Hey RITluggers!

This week we will be having a talk about the IRC bouncer ZNC.

Many open source projects and communities communicate using IRC channels and many avid IRC users use...

Spring 2016 Week 1

28 January 2016

Hey there, RITluggers!

Our first meeting of the semester will be tomorrow (Friday 1/29) in room GOL/70-2520 from 4-6PM. Feel free to attend only part of the meeting if your schedule does...

Week 16 Meeting

11 December 2015

Hey RITluggers! We’ve made it to the end!

This will be RITlug’s last meeting until spring semester. Since everyone is celebrating the end of classes and starting to prepare for finals, w...

Week 15 Meeting

03 December 2015

Hey RITluggers! Happy week 15!

This week we will be having a talk about the IRC bouncer ZNC.

Many open source projects and communities communicate using IRC channels and many avi...

No Meeting Week 14

27 November 2015

Hey RITluggers! Happy almost-Thanksgiving!

RITlug will not have a meeting this week and the lab will not be open. Enjoy your Thanksgiving! Meetings will resume next week on Dece...

Week 13 Meeting

20 November 2015

Hey RITluggers! Happy week 13!

This week we’ll be talking about how you can create your own Linux distribution.

This is the final step in taking ‘system customization’ to the ext...

Week 12 Meeting

13 November 2015

Hey RITluggers! Happy week 12!

This week we’ll take a look at building a media server based on Linux. We’ll take a look at some configuration options for building a Linux-based media ser...

Week 11 Meeting

05 November 2015

Hey RITluggers!

This Friday we’ll talk about NodeJS and JavaScript! I have been a JavaScript developer for the last five months now and have focused on building a large web application u...

Week 10 Meeting

29 October 2015

Hey RITluggers!

This Friday we’ll talk about filesystems. Filesystems deal with how your data is stored on your hard drive and often offer some extra features that make your life easier....

Week 9 Meeting

22 October 2015

Hey RITluggers! Happy week 9!

As a tie-in to last week’s desktop customization meeting, this Friday we’ll talk about customizing your shell. Customizing your shell can range from changin...

Week 8 Meeting

16 October 2015

Hey RITluggers! Happy week 8!

This week we’ll look at desktop customization, including tools and some themes to get you started on your own.

As usual, the second portion of the m...

Week 7 Meeting

09 October 2015

This week we’ll spend the first part of the meeting looking at how to contribute to open source projects on Github in honour of Hacktoberfest. We’ll go through the process of forking, making cha...

New Look!

03 October 2015

We redesigned our website to use Material Design and a simplified Jekyll setup, in hopes of making the website more accessible to anyone interested in contributing. This is part of our efforts t...

Week 14 Meeting (Last One!)

08 May 2015

Hi, everyone! As usual, this week’s meeting is Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor. If you can only attend part of the meeting, don’t be afraid to show up ...

Imagine RIT Today!

02 May 2015

Hi, everyone! Like every year, we have a table set up for Imagine RIT filled to the brim with computers running Linux. If you’re wandering around the GOL/70 atrium outside the SSE, be sure to sa...

Week 8 Meeting (Imagine RIT)

20 March 2015

Hi, everyone! As usual, this week’s meeting is Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor. If you can only attend part of the meeting, don’t be afraid to show up ...

Week 4 Meeting (Gentoo)

20 February 2015

Hi, everyone! As usual, this week’s meeting is Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor. If you can only attend part of the meeting, don’t be afraid to show up ...

Week 3 Meeting (i3)

13 February 2015

Hi, everyone! As usual, this week’s meeting is Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor. If you can only attend part of the meeting, don’t be afraid to show up ...

Week 1 Meeting

28 January 2015

Hi, everyone! Our first meeting of the semester is this Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor. If you can only attend part of the meeting, don’t be afraid to...

Week 15 Meeting

05 December 2014

Hello, everyone! This Friday, to celebrate our members of RITlug who will be done with classes after this semester, we’re going to spend the meeting time to go out and get dinner together at a l...

Week 13 Meeting

21 November 2014

Hello, everyone! As usual, this week’s meeting is going to be this Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor of GCCIS. If you can only attend part of the meeting...

Week 12 Meeting

14 November 2014

Hello, everyone! As usual, this week’s meeting is going to be this Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor of GCCIS. If you can only attend part of the meeting...

Week 11 Meeting

07 November 2014

Hello, everyone! As usual, this week’s meeting is going to be this Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor of GCCIS. If you can only attend part of the meeting...

Week 10 Meeting

31 October 2014

Hello, everyone! As usual, this week’s meeting is going to be this Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor of GCCIS. If you can only attend part of the meeting...

Week 9 Meeting

24 October 2014

Hello, everyone! As usual, this week’s meeting is going to be this Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor of GCCIS. If you can only attend part of the meeting...

Week 8 Meeting (Lx Branding Zones)

17 October 2014

Hello, everyone! As usual, this week’s meeting is going to be this Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor of GCCIS. If you can only attend part of the meeting...

Week 7 Meeting

10 October 2014

Hello, everyone! As usual, this week’s meeting is going to be this Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor of GCCIS. If you can only attend part of the meeting...

Week 6 Meeting

03 October 2014

Hello, everyone! As usual, this week’s meeting is going to be this Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor of GCCIS. If you can only attend part of the meeting...

Week 5 Meeting (git)

26 September 2014

Hello, everyone! As usual, this week’s meeting is going to be this Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor of GCCIS. If you can only attend part of the meeting...

Week 4 Meeting (PGP)

19 September 2014

Hello, everyone! As usual, this week’s meeting is going to be this Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor of GCCIS. If you can only attend part of the meeting...

Week 3 Meeting (scripting)

12 September 2014

Hello, everyone! As usual, this week’s meeting is going to be this Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor of GCCIS. If you can only attend part of the meeting...

Week 2 Meeting

05 September 2014

Hello, everyone! As usual, this week’s meeting is going to be this Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor of GCCIS. If you can only attend part of the meeting...

Week 1 Meeting

28 August 2014

Hello, everyone! Our first meeting of the year is going to be this Friday from 4–6 in GOL/70-2520, the small database lab on the second floor. If you can only attend part of the meeting, don’t b...

Hello, World!

22 August 2014

We finally have a new website, hosted on GitHub!