Programming Tools Meeting

Going over methods of making software and various tools for programming like IDE’s, text editors, debuggers, compilers, and more.

TCMB 1170

December 7th, 7:00PM

Plug Meeting coming up

PLUG: The bomb, and something Perl – DIFFERENT DAY/LOCATION

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017, 7:00 PM

Silicon Slopes
2600 Executive Parkway Lehi, UT

6 Open Source Enthusiasts Attending

Tyler Johnson will be showing the inner workings of “the bomb” that debuted this year at OpenWest. The bomb has been dubbed an “escape the room in a box”. It contains many puzzles and sensors that the user has to disable or work around to “defuse” the bomb before the time runs out. We will discuss the work that went into building the box, the commu…

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Free SaltConf Registration

SaltStack is hosting it’s 4th annual conference, SaltConf17, in Salt Lake City next week November 2-3. We have a number of complimentary registration codes that we are extending to BYU students who are interested in attending. Registration includes free meals, swag, and access to 60+ breakout sessions and keynotes. In addition to learning about SaltStack’s revolutionary approach to infrastructure automation, you’ll have the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the industry’s top executives and engineers from companies like Amazon, Adobe, VMware, Intuit, and many others.
About SaltStack: SaltStack provides infrastructure automation and orchestration for modern data centers, whether cloud-based, traditional on-premise, or both. Our software, written in Python, is heavily implemented across Linux OS’s and has it’s roots in the world of open source. The software has been downloaded millions of times and is currently used to manage infrastructure in many of the world’s most sophisticated IT organizations. SaltStack is eager to connect with students as it looks to further build out its engineering team over the coming months and years.
Interested students should reach out directly to Ben Coburn ( briefly detailing their interest in the event and availability to attend. Complimentary registration will be for conference events November 2-3. A detailed agenda can be found here.

Linux 101

Hey y’all! We are going to be doing the Linux 101 meeting that you asked us to do this week! We are pleased to have Zach Johnson from Adobe coming and presenting on topics such as what is a distro, how to use the terminal, and sweet programming tools to use in Linux. Pizza will be provided, so mark your calendars and get excited!

1170 TMCB 7PM Thursday October 19th

Opening Social

We’re going to go over why Linux and Open Source matters, going over some of our plans for the semester, and taking questions. We’re looking to get input on what kind of presentations people would like for the rest of the semester so come with opinions. Pizza will be provided.

1170 TMCB Thursday Sept 14th 7:00 PM


Our once a semester installfest will be Thursday Sept 7th from 10am to 5pm in the TMCB Lobby. Come get help installing Linux. Whether it’s a virtual machine, dual boot, or something else, we can help you get it installed.

June PLUG meeting

For those of you around during summer, plug is having a meeting about git Tuesday June 20th at 7:00 in the UVU Business Resource Center. There will be pizza.

Linuxclub over the summer

We aren’t planning any formal meetings, but if there is enough interest, we can organize lan parties.

We do encourage everyone to attend the openwest conference. See for more information. You can get in for free if you volunteer. See There will be a capture the flag event as part of it and there is a team being organized. Email if you have any questions or want to be part of the capture the flag team.

Amazon Opportunity – AWS Linux Cloud Support Engineer

I am a Campus Recruiter here at Amazon and we are looking to hire a select group of highly qualified engineers to be part of building some of the largest and most complex distributed systems in the world for a specific classified consumer community. I was wondering if you could help distribute the following full time opening that we have available to qualified and interested 2017 graduates? This opportunity is available to anyone that graduates and can begin employment before December 31, 2017.

Are you interested in building and delivering the next generation of cloud computing with Amazon while helping the US Intelligence Community agencies implement cloud computing solutions? Are you proficient in Linux/Unix as well as have experience and/or working knowledge in support engineering or system administration? If so, Amazon wants to talk to you! We are looking for customer-focused, analytical, curious, data-driven recent grads to help us support our Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform by engineering our systems on a massive scale to become even more efficient as we continue to grow. You must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain/maintain TS/SCI US Government clearance as well as have demonstrated proficiency in Linux/Unix. I’ve attached a brochure with additional information.

If you’re interested in this opportunity please apply and submit your application here and we will soon follow up with regards to next steps!