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Re: Undergraduate Linux club at UF?

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Scott Kostyshak <[log in to unmask]>

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Platform Independent Linux List! <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 3 May 2017 09:13:24 -0400

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If anyone knows undergraduates who are interested, ask them to contact
me. I can't spend much time on this, but perhaps I could coordinate or
serve as an advisor to motivated undergrads.

Thanks for the responses,

Scott


--
Scott Kostyshak
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Florida
https://people.clas.ufl.edu/skostyshak/

On Mon, Apr 03, 2017 at 12:56:04PM -0500, Martin B. Smith wrote:
> Hey folks,
>
> I have access to the Facebook group for it, but I think most of the active
> students had left. We still advertise meetings on it, and get students from
> time to time. But there's nothing student led as far as I'm aware.
>
> - Martin
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 12:49 PM, Dan Trevino <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > There used to be a student run group. Are the kids not attending
> > old-school gatorlug anymore?
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 10:39 AM Scott Kostyshak <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Is there an undergraduate linux club at UF? I searched the clubs on
> >> Gator Connect so I'm guessing the answer is no, in which case the
> >> question would be: do you know any undergraduates interested in
> >> beginning one?
> >>
> >> Where I went to grad school there was an undergraduate Linux club, and
> >> the main activity was having (and advertising for) an "install fest" two
> >> times a year. The install fest was targeted towards undergraduates who
> >> had heard of Linux and were curious about it but a little intimidated.
> >> Experienced Linux users would meet and help them install Linux as part
> >> of a dual boot, a virtual box, or as the sole operating system. And then
> >> we would help them get started on the basics and fix a couple of things
> >> (e.g. if their WIFI card is not very Linux-friendly) to get them off
> >> running. We would also provide free pizza, which I think was actually
> >> important for the event to be successful.
> >>
> >> Anything like that around UF? I would be happy to show up twice a year
> >> at a similar event. I think it would only be successful if it were lead
> >> by passionate undergraduates. As long as that is the case, I'm sure we
> >> could find enough experienced Linux users to help out.
> >>
> >> Scott
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Scott Kostyshak
> >> Assistant Professor of Economics
> >> University of Florida
> >> https://people.clas.ufl.edu/skostyshak/
> >>
> >
>
>
> --
> Martin B. Smith
> [log in to unmask]

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