[svlug] (fwd) Creating LUG at University

Ben Francis wirelessben at gmail.com
Thu May 23 08:17:54 PDT 2019

 As the ten year President of the Columbia Linux Users Group, I say:

1. Get some sponsors. Recruiters are happy to pay for pizza and drinks for
access to smart open source techies.
2. Market the group. Social media is a great way to do that.
3. Have a transition plan when you leave to take a new job.
4. Use Jitsi Meet <https://meet.jit.si/> to stream the meeting and record
to YouTube. Practice this or designate a person to be the audio/visual
5. You don't need a speaker every time. Gathering to share the latest and
greatest from the group is big fun.

On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 6:32 PM Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:

> Passing along to actual readers on SVLUG's main mailing list.  I'm sure
> Mr. Sawyer would be interested in any well-considered thoughts.  (I have
> no reason to think he's on svlug at lists.svlug.org, so make sure he gets a
> direct copy of your mail irrespective of whether you also send it here.
> Thanks.)
> ----- Forwarded message from officers-owner at lists.svlug.org -----
> From: Daniel Sawyer <danielsawyer at mail.usf.edu>
> Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 18:02:00 -0400
> To: officers at lists.svlug.org
> Subject: Creating LUG at University
> Hi, I am a CS PhD student at the University of South Florida and we are
> planning on creating a LUG here at our university. I know you guys are the
> oldest LUG in the country and was wondering if you guys had any advice
> and/or some basic curriculum you guys use for linux newbies. We are
> planning on focusing it towards dev envs and research use of linux for
> undergrads and grads who have minimal/no linux experience. You would be
> surprised how many undergrads, and even grad students, who have no clue how
> to do basic things in a linux cli. Thanks for your time and I appreciate
> any help you guys can provide.
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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