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