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 |

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.


ECEN Tutor Wanted

UVU Resource Center

A few times a semester

Electrical Engineering Tutor
I'd like to bring a couple people on my team up to speed on basic
electronics.  I'd like them to understand what capacitors, transistors, etc
are for, how to use them.  I'd also would like them to understand how to
design a circuit.  I'm looking for a book that they can use as a textbook /
reference and the tutor to help them understand.

email: for details

Windows admin job – Start January 4th

Click HERE to apply

Date Posted: 12/17/2015

Openings: 1

Start date: 01/11/2016

Shift: Mon-Fri, 7am-6pm, Flexible

Hourly Wage: depends on experience


Assisting in administration of the College of Engineering and Technology/CAEDM Windows computer labs.
Trouble-shooting and installing applications.
Maintaining Windows work stations.
Assisting students with computer problems.
Completing both short-and long-term computer projects.


Required Skills:

Excellent knowledge of computer software and hardware.
Excellent knowledge of and extensive experience with MS Windows Desktop OS.
Basic knowledge and understanding of the Windows Registry.
Basic knowledge and understanding of TCP/IP Networking.
Good programming knowledge in one or more of the following: Perl, C, C++, PHP, Java, Pascal, Visual Basic, VBScript, etc.
Good people skills.
Willing to find solutions to tough problems.

Desired Optional Skills:

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012
Computer Imaging-LANDesk or Altiris Deployment Solution
Application Virtualization
Virtual Desktop
Citrix Presentation Server
Microsoft Terminal Services
Application Installation
Previous Computer Work Experience Preferred

Java Application Performance Tuning

In preparation for our last meeting this semester, we have put together a few articles that touch on the subject of “Tuning Java Servers” and “Java Application Optimization”. This next meeting will be extremely helpful if you are planing on taking CS240 next semester and we would recommend coming with good questions to