Beginners Guide to Linux

The first meeting of the semester will be this Thursday, Sept 15th in room 111 TMCB at 7:00

There will be pizza provided by Utah Open Source

Come learn about basic Linux topics including:
How to install software
Different way to install software
Difference between Windows, Mac and Linux
Linux distros
Basic cli
Learn what to search for your problems
Open source vs Closed source
Show that you can fix bugs and submit

Install Fest

The Linux club will be having their installfest September 8th in the commons area in the TMCB by the panda statue from 10am to 5pm. We will be helping anyone install Linux on their machine (We will be focusing on doing so in a virtual machine using Virtualbox). We can also help with other circumstances, just come and ask.

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.

STEM Fair Volunteer Opportunity

Hey guys! You may not know this, but since the Linux club was started last fall semester, we have been unfunded and have relied on the generous support from Utah Open Source, Bluehost, Suse and some of the club presidency members. (Thanks guys!)

But now we have an amazing opportunity to get some self-earned funding for our club! BYUSA has promised that any left over funds from the upcoming STEM fair will be divided between any clubs who have members come and help with the event! The more people who show, the more money we will receive.

We are asking for volunteers to come and help out with both the STEM fair and our club. As a note, this will also be a good opportunity for volunteers to rub shoulders with a number of the employers present at the fair. If you are interested in signing up, follow the link and make sure you sign in as a Linux club member.

Linux Engineer


We are in search of a LINUX Engineer who is a self-starter to perform system administration, performance tuning and monitoring at our location in Salt Lake City, Utah. If you are in the market for a new role or know of someone suitable for this role, please email your resume to and I will forward details of the job description. This is an urgent need.

Jane Yongo
214-498-9849 |