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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┬áis 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.

BYU Domains

Come learn the basics of setting up and hosting your own BYU domain and remote access (SFTP and SSH) from Roger Brown! To prepare for the presentation, we recommend you sign up via Get Started at

Also, TEKsystems will be there, so if you’re looking for an internship or job after the semester, bring a resume!

111 TMCB
7:00 Thursday April 6 2017

Computers for Refugees

We are getting Linux installed on computers so they can be given to the Syrian refugees. We have a car pool that will be gathering by the panda in the tmcb at 9:30, or you can just meet us there at the brc. If you come late, you may have to get a hold of someone to come open the door. We will have general conference on the projector while we work.

Saturday April 1st at 9:30 AM – 1 PM

UVU Business Resource Center 815 West 1250 South, Orem

IRC Meeting

IRC is the medium of choice when it comes to talking to the developers of open source projects (as well as many other communities). We will also talk about some cool tools to work with IRC, such as znc, irccloud, and all of the tricks of how to get them to work together.
Come learn how to get connected with the open source community!

There will be pizza!
111 TMCB 7:00 Thursday March 23rd