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

Martin B. Smith
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