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Week #14: ImagineRIT Demos

26 April 2019

Hey RITlug!

This week’s meeting will be the last meeting for the remainder of this spring semester. On Friday, we will be giving a demo of all the projects we will be displaying the following day at RIT’s annual ImagineRIT festival. If you’d like to see what RITlug is planning to show off, or are interested in what projects RITlug has been working on, stop on by!

Furthermore, thank you everyone who came out to Sticky Lips for our semesterly FOSS Family Dinner!

See you all soon,

  • Tim Zabel (Tjzabel)

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Fri, Apr. 26, 2019
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Week #13: State of FOSS in Design & Creativity

19 April 2019

Hey RITlug!

This week we’ll be taking a look at open source tools on Linux for design and audio/visual use. We’ll take a look at the development status of tools old and new for photography, audio and video production, photo editing, drawing, and 2D/3D animation. If you’ve ever wondered how FOSS plays a part in the design world, come to this talk to find out!

In other news, elections are in! The results are as follows:

President: Jeffery Russell Vice President: Tim Zabel Secretary: Henry Keena Treasurer: Nathaniel Larrimore Project Coordinator: Christian Martin

Congratulations to everyone!

See you all soon,

  • Tim Zabel (Tjzabel)

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Fri, Apr. 19, 2019
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Week #12: Customization Galore

12 April 2019

Hey Ritluggers,

Do you want to learn how to pimp your workflow? This week we will be doing a ton of mini demos on how to customize everything from zsh to git. This is a great opportunity to learn some amazing tricks and hacks to make your workflow more stylish and convenient. Be there or be stock bash.

This Friday(4-12) is the last day for eboard nominations. If you feel like helping run RITlug next semester while building your resume, sign up using this link.. Elections will open on Monday.

Our semesterly FOSS Family Dinner is around the corner! This is a great chance to meet alumni and other members of the FOSS community around RIT and Rochester. This semester’s dinner will be taking place on the last Wednesday of the month, April 24th, starting at 6:00pm at Sticky Lips! Please follow this link to RSVP.

Hope to see you all at this week’s meeting.

Jeffery Russell @Jrtechs


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Fri, Apr. 12, 2019
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Week #11: Building a Website with Jekyll

05 April 2019

Hey RITlug!

This week’s meeting is all about how to make a website with Jekyll. Has “make a personal website/portfolio” been on your to-do list for a while? Come on down to this week’s talk to learn how Jekyll may be the answer you’re looking for!

Jekyll is great at turning markdown and other plain text into appealing websites and blogs. Our Project Coordinator, Christian Martin, will be taking over this week’s talk to give a presentation and workshop on how to quickly bring up a Jekyll site. As this workshop will be interactive, feel free to bring your own laptop and follow along!

Additionally, this is the final call for RITlug jackets! We currently have 10 interested members, and we need 12 to fill our order. Jackets are priced at $60. If you would like a jacket, please fill out the poll in #announcements, or talk to one of our eboard members. Our deadline for accepting interest in jackets is next Wednesday, April 10th so we have enough time to fill our order before the end of the semester.

See you this Friday!

  • Tim Zabel (Tjzabel)

Further Announcements

Our semesterly FOSS Family Dinner is around the corner! This is a great chance to meet alumni and other members of the FOSS community around RIT and Rochester. This semester’s dinner will be taking place on the last Wednesday of the month, April 24th, starting at 6:00pm at Sticky Lips! Please follow this link to RSVP.

This Friday is our last call for ImagineRIT exhibitors! If you would like to help man RITlug’s table at this year’s festival, please contact either Tim Zabel or Jeffery Russell by the end of this Friday’s meeting!

As a last announcement, RITlug eboard nominations are now taking place! If you would like to run for next year’s eboard, sign up here. Positions that will be especially open for next year are Treasurer and Secretary, as our current eboard members holding these positions are graduating!

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Fri, Apr. 05, 2019
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Week #10: All the Programming Languages

29 March 2019

Hey RITluggers!

This week we have a mash-up of a few different programming language presentations. We will be talking about everything from Haskell to R so be sure to swing by.

Nominations for next year’s eboard are now open. We currently need to fill positions for Treasurer and Secretary since Josh and Ian are graduating this year. In addition to those positions, we are looking for more people to join our eboard as officers so we can do more stuff with projects and outreach. If you are interested in running, you can fill out this form to enter the race. Feel free to ask Tim or myself about any questions you may have regarding elections and running.

Imagine RIT is coming up next month and we are looking for people to help us present. If you are interested, talk to an eboard member sometime this week so we can add you as an exhibitor.

Looking forward to seeing you all this week,

–Jeffery Russell (@jrtechs)


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Fri, Mar. 29, 2019
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Week #9: Rust

22 March 2019

Hey RITlug!

This week’s talk is all about Mozilla’s Rust programming language. Ben Goldberg will be leading this week’s presentation as to what Rust is, and why you should use it.

– Tim Zabel (@Tjzabel)


Updates

Interested in a RITlug jacket? Let us know in the poll found on the RITlug slack announcements channel. In order to go through with ordering, we will need at least 10 interested members.

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Fri, Mar. 22, 2019
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Week #8: ZFS

07 March 2019

Hey RITluggers!

This week’s talk is all about snapshots, self healing, and more block storage than you can believe! Why yes, it’s ZFS!

Josh (that’s me) will be going over the history and basics of ZFS. We’ll go swimming in a zpool, and take some snapshots to remember it. :) Complete with a demo of some cool ZFS features, of course!

ZFS may use a copy on write (COW) model, but there’ll be no bull at this talk about an udderly fantastic filesystem.

Just bad puns. Obviously.

Check out the good points, and the pain points, in this week’s PowerPoint. Then enjoy a nice, long spring break!

–Josh Bicking (@jibby0)


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Fri, Mar. 08, 2019
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Week #7: Graph Databases

28 February 2019

Hey RITluggers,

This week we will be talking about graph databases and how they will change the way you think about data. If you are interested in big data and the oodles of open source software centered around it, be sure to check out this week’s meeting.

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Fri, Mar. 01, 2019
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Week #6: Intro to Ansible

22 February 2019

Hey RITlug!

This week’s talk is all about Ansible, an automation tool that can configure systems, deploy software, and much more. If you’ve ever wondered how to orchestrate thousands of Linux servers, this meeting is for you!

This week’s presentation will kick off around 5pm, and is led by Justin Flory (jwflory).

See you then, – Tim Zabel (Tjzabel)

Event Details

Fri, Feb. 22, 2019
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Week #4: Intro to Kubernetes

08 February 2019

Hey RITlug!

This week’s meeting is focused on container orchestration using Kubernetes. Ever wondered how to manage a bunch of containers? Or how to autoscale your services? Come to this week’s meeting to find out how!

I will be doing an overview of what Kubernetes is, and why/when you should use it. If any of this sounds interesting to you, come on down to this Friday’s meeting!

Hope to see you there!

– Tim Zabel (Tjzabel)

Event Details

Fri, Feb. 08, 2019
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Week #3: Intro to the Cloud

01 February 2019

Hey RITluggers,

I hope that you are all getting through this polar vortex. This week we will be discussing cloud fundamentals with a focus on containers and security.

If you are interested in how we take x and turn it into a service, swing by this week’s meeting.

Stay toasty,

–Jeffery Russell (@jrtechs)

Event Details

Fri, Feb. 01, 2019 @ 04:00pm - Thu, Feb. 01, 2018 @ 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Week #2: Systemd

25 January 2019

Hello all RITluggers!

Today’s meeting we will hear all about systemd from Garret Arcoraci. You might have seen him in the Golisano hallways, or taken a systems administration, virtualization, or network class with him.

Chances are you rely on systemd if you’re running linux, but how well do you know what’s going on behind the scenes? Garret will be talking about targets, dependencies, timers, and more!

See you at the meeting!

  • Ian (@icflournoy)
Event Details

Fri, Jan. 25, 2019
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Week #: 1

17 January 2019

Hello RITlug and welcome to Week 1! This Friday we will hold our first meeting of the semester in GOL-2650.

In true LUG form we will kick things off by trialing Linux distributions on the lab machines (or personal machines, we will have flash drives readily available for booting).

Event Details

Fri, Jan. 18, 2019
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Week #14: Retro Gaming Night

05 December 2018

Hey RITluggers,

It’s Week 14. It’s the last week of classes and the last week of RITlug this semester. We know many of you are prepping for finals and getting ready for the final stretch. We thought that a casual gaming night would be a nice way to end the semester and enter finals week.

Do you have GameCube games or another retro console lying around? Let me know if you have something you want to bring, and EBoard will try to find a way to set it up in the lab. I believe that currently we have some people bringing a GameCube, a Nintendo Switch, and a Retro Pi.

Keep on keepin’ on,

  • Jeffery Russell (@jrtechs)
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Fri, Dec. 07, 2018
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Welcome, new & old alike!

29 November 2018

Hi RITlug!

Welcome to Week 13. Join us this week for a guest presentation from Jason Carr on cross-distribution packaging.

Jason will discuss the problems and difficulties with existing package managers on Linux. Two solutions have come about:

  1. Bundled application managers
  2. Improved package managers

Additionally, Jason will give a comparison of bundled applications: Snap, Flatpak, and AppImage. He will also talk about the cross-distro package managers Nix and Guix.

We hope to see you at this week’s meeting. If you aren’t in our Slack already, don’t forget to come and say hello!

Cheers,

  • Justin W. Flory (jwf / jflory7)

Upcoming Events:

  • Tue, Nov. 27th: Thanks everyone who came out to the FOSS Family Dinner! (See on Twitter…)
  • Fri, Dec. 7th: Final RITlug meeting of semester. Join us for the semesterly game night, combining both retro game consoles and newer consoles on big-screen projectors in Golisano.
Event Details

Fri, Nov. 30, 2018
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Week 12: Hardware Zoo

15 November 2018

Hey RITluggers,

This week we will be demoing some hardware projects at our meeting. Other than that, we will be working on projects. Feel free to swing by and work on homework, check out our hardware projects and get involved in open source projects.

On November 27th, we are doing a dinner fundraiser at IHOP. If you are able to attend, please RSPV with this link.

  • Jeffery Russell (@JrTechs) Your fellow RITlugger, best friend and your reindeer to guide the sleigh

Upcoming Events:

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Fri, Nov. 16, 2018
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Open Source Communities

08 November 2018

After the news broke that IBM was purchasing Red Hat r/linux exploded with predictions about the end of Fedora and CentOS. This week Charles Profitt will explain why, based on history, you should Stay Calm and Carry On. Charles Profitt is an active member of the Fedora Project and is an IT administrator at a local school district.

Last year Charles Profitt gave a very interesting talk on open source infrastructure; I am looking forward to his talk this week.

Hope to see you all there,

– Jeffery Russell : @jrtechs

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Fri, Nov. 09, 2018
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Week 10: RIT Mirrors!

31 October 2018

Hey RITluggers,

This week we have a very exciting presentation for you! Paul Mezzanini from the research computing department is comming to give a talk about the RIT software mirrors.

Hope to see you all there!

– Jeffery Russell : @jrtechs

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Fri, Nov. 02, 2018
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Raspberry Pi

25 October 2018

Hey RITluggers,

This week have Taylor - a former RITlug eboard member - giving a talk about Raspberry Pis. Swing by to learn how to make an “augmented” magic mirror with some hardware modifications.

Hope to see you all there!

  • Jeffery Russell (@jrtechs)

Upcoming Events:

Event Details

Fri, Oct. 26, 2018
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Docker and Containers

18 October 2018

Hey RITluggers,

With week 8 coming to a close it’s time to learn about containing applications!

This week’s presentation will focus on Docker and the general concept of containers. If you’ve ever wondered what benefits containerization provides over virtualization, prepare to be amazed at tomorrow’s meeting.

I hope you’re excited! I know I can’t contain myself.

  • Ian (@icflournoy)

P.S. RITlug will be hosting a collaborative coding meetup on Saturday, October 27th in Java Wally’s (first floor of the Library) from 1pm to 3pm. For those of you working towards Hacktoberfest this is a great time to get contributions in!

Event Details

Fri, Oct. 19, 2018
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Howdy RITluggers!

10 October 2018

We hope you enjoyed your October break, and you’re ready to tackle the next chunk of the semester!

We previously discussed getting involved in open source projects, or creating some of your own, and now is the perfect time. Hacktoberfest is upon us! Participate in some open source projects this month, and get a free shirt!

This is a great opportunity to get involved in projects you love, or find projects you’re sure to love! And of course, the club would love any pull requests you wanna throw our way. :)

Come learn a bit about Hacktoberfest, its sponsors, and get started on earning that special edition shirt!

Hope to see you there!

  • Josh Bicking (jibby)
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Fri, Oct. 12, 2018
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Ace your interviews and get the offer

07 October 2018

Hello RITlug! This email has some helpful tools and tips for you to rock your interviews and help you get the offers you want. These are some of the things we discussed in our Sept. 28 meeting.

Tech Interview Handbook

Meet Yangshun Tay’s Tech Interview Handbook. The handbook includes carefully curated content to help you ace your next technical interview, with a focus on algorithms. System design questions are in-progress. Besides the usual algorithm questions, other awesome stuff includes:

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Project Collaboration Night

02 October 2018

Hey RITluggers,

I hope you are all enjoying your classes and the wet Rochester weather.

To kick off the start of October/Hacktoberfest, we are having a project collaboration night this Friday. This will be a casual meeting where we will work on projects and hang out. This is a great time to find a project for Hacktoberfest and share your own projects.

Hope to see you all there!

-Jeffery Russell (jrtechs)

Event Details

Fri, Oct. 05, 2018
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Open Hardware & Raspberry Pis

27 September 2018

Hey RITluggers!

Welcome back for another week of Linux & open source! This week’s meeting is brought to you by our guest speaker, Dan Schneiderman.

Dan is the co-chair of Maker Faire Rochester, and the lead organizer for the first New York State Maker Summit. He has also been an active member of the Free and Open Source community within Rochester for many years. Currently, Dan is a K-12 University Center Senior Outreach Specialist within RIT.

This week, he will be talking about open hardware projects, and Raspberry Pis.

Hope to see you there!

  • Tim Zabel (Tjzabel)
Event Details

Fri, Sep. 28, 2018
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Open Source 101

20 September 2018

Hello RITluggers,

I hope you all are enjoying week 4 as classes start to settle in.

Are you curious about open source? What is it, really? Is it GitHub? Is it Linux? In this session, learn what open source is all about and how you can even get involved. You can get some resume boosters for yourself in the process too – no experience required!

You’ll never believe the two things nobody told you before about contributing to an open source project!

Hope to see you there!

-Jeffery Russell (jrtechs)

Event Details

Fri, Sep. 21, 2018
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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RITlug Projects

10 September 2018

Welcome to Week 3! I hope everyone is having a great first couple weeks.

This week’s meeting focuses on RITlug’s projects. Ever wanted to know what RITlug does outside of our weekly meetings, or are you unsure about which open source project to contribute to? This presentation discusses club projects like Teleirc and TigerOS, while also delving into the wider scope of open source, such as the GNOME Project.

Whether you’ve yet to find a project to contribute to, or you’re an open source veteran, come on down to this week’s meeting!

Hope to see you there!

  • Tim Zabel (Tjzabel)
Event Details

Fri, Sep. 14, 2018
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Welcome, new & old alike!

01 September 2018

Hello everyone,

This semester RITlug will be meeting Fridays from 4-6pm in the Large DB Lab (GOL-2650) on the second floor of Golisano Hall. Our first meeting will be on September 7th (week 2).

Welcome to all of our new members, including those who came to visit us at the Tiger Activities Gala! We had a good turnout, as well as some additional online signups, and hope to see you coming to our meetings. RITlug is a student-led organization to promote and teach students about Linux & open source. We work on projects and discuss interesting topics in the Linux & open source communities. The best way to communicate is in the Slack #general channel, although for general open source discussion there’s more activity in the #foss channel.

To returning members, we’re trialing using CampusGroups for emails as RIT’s spam filters have been getting increasingly strict. If you’re subscribed to the Google Groups mailing list, you might be getting two copies of this email. This would be a good time to review your email settings if you don’t want this.


See you all soon,
Christian Martin (@ctmartin)

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Fri, Sep. 07, 2018
04:00pm - 06:00pm
GOL-2650 (Lg. DB Lab)

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Final RITlug Meeting! - April 27, 4:00pm

27 April 2018

Hi RITlug!

Welcome to the last full week of classes! RITlug is back again one last time – here’s what we’re covering this week:

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How to build an RPM package - April 20, 4pm

16 April 2018

Hi RITlug!

Welcome to Week 13! RITlug is back again this week – here’s what we’re covering this week:

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Open Source 101 - April 13, 4pm

09 April 2018

Hi RITlug!

Welcome to Week 12! RITlug is back again this week – here’s what we’re covering this week:

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