Category: Updates

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.

End of Semester Lan Party

We’re having a lan party for the end of the semester. We’re playing League of Legends, Team Fortress 2, Brawlhalla, and Rocket League or any other game you want to play. You’re welcome to bring your own,especially if it’s Super Smash Bros. We’ll be in room 111 TMCB December 14th at 7:00 PM.

Setting up a home server

Start your own home server

Thursday Oct 27, 2016 we will be having a workshop on setting up your own home server. This could be for anything, a blog, a torrent server, a minecraft server, an owncloud server. Whatever you want to do, we probably have someone who can help. We will be going over things like DNS, how to port forward on home routers, apache, php, ssh, https, and letsencrypt.

This will be an interactive workshop so come with questions and we will do our best to answer them.

Location: 111 TMCB BYU
Time: 7:00PM Oct 27 2016

History of Linux

This Thursday we will be having Doran Barton from BlueHost giving a presentation on the history of Linux and Open Source Software. This will be something interesting whether you use Linux or not. There will be pizza provided by Utah Open Source.

Location: 111 TMCB BYU
Time: 7:00PM Oct 13 2016

BYU Linux/UTOS Assembling Desktops for Refugees

815 West 1250 South, Orem, UT

Setup for the project will be from 10:00 to 12:00 and then the actual project will go from 12:00 – 3:00. Afterwards you are free to stay and play video games or board games until midnight.

Some tasks include:
– Dusting off computers
– Booting to USB drive
– Installing an operating system
– Diagnosing hardware/software problems
– Computer assembly
– Installing updates

Git Roots and Branches



Thursday, February 18 at 7 PM in 1170 TMCB
Scott Wiersdorf from BlueHost will be giving a presentation on git. This presentation is very hands-on and we encourage everyone to follow along with their laptops. Many past attendees to this presentation said it was the best git presentation they’ve been to. We will talk about VCS (version control systems) briefly, then dive into a simple implementation of a git-like VCS using the Bourne-shell. Once this is done, we have a good mental model to talk about and explore git.

Winter 2016 Install Fest

The new semester is starting and we are preparing for our biannual install fest.  The event will take place on Thursday January 14th.  Information about upcoming events can be seen at

If you are willing to volunteer, then we will be having a pre-install-fest training meeting at 7:00PM in 1170 TMCB on Wednesday the 13th.  We also need help advertising for this event in various CS classes.  If you are taking a CS class this semester then look at the following sign up sheet and follow the instructions thereon to help out with advertising for the club this semester (It can be as simple as writing the name of our website on the board before class). Feel free to share about the club in your other engineering and IT classes as well.

Our opening social will be on Thursday January 21st and we will be having an expert talk about security in Linux.  The follow up workshop will focus on implementing good security on your own Linux machine.

At any and all Linux club events you are free to bring your own questions about Linux and we will be there to walk you through and help out with all of your Linux needs.