Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group
Welcome to the Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group℠. We are a not-for-profit organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that provides collaboration resources, including mailing lists, presentations, installfests, and this wiki for Linux users of all backgrounds.
See our about page for more background on us, Linux, and free/open source software.
Just like an open source software project, we develop WPLUG in collaboration with the community: everyone is free to contribute. What does Western PA need out of WPLUG℠? What do you need out of WPLUG? Join our mailing list and tell us!
Upcoming Meetings & Events
- Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:00 to 9:00pm - Meet the Candidates session on the IRC channel - post your questions to candidates in the upcoming election!
- Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 3:00 to 5:00pm - General User Meeting and Board of Directors election at Carnegie Squirrel Hill Library - Topic: Rsnapshot
Got something technology-related on your mind? Even if you're not a WPLUG member, we invite you to answer our Call for Presentations and talk about it at one of our meetings.
See our future planning page for information about WPLUG's longer-term plans for meetings & events.
Upcoming Related Events
- Saturday-Sunday, November 8-9, 2014 - Pittsburgh Perl Workshop at the Doubletree Hotel and Suites downtown
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to have your event posted here.
- PROPOSED: TechEventCalendar
The past related events page has examples of what we've done in the past. Check out these other interesting organizations for more to do!
Every WPLUG meeting and event is recorded in our past meetings page. If you're new to WPLUG, this will give you a better idea of what we do.
Things that WPLUG does which you can participate in.
- Membership - Join the hottest Linux users group in Western PA!
- Board Information - List of members on the WPLUG Board of Directors; records of WPLUG board meetings.
- Committee Information - List of WPLUG committees.
- Commission to Reform WPLUG - An informal group created to help grow and revitalize WPLUG.
- Past Activities - Activities which are no longer ongoing. Let us know if you're interested in re-activating any of these.
WPLUG provides a variety of online resources to its members and the community at large. In fact, you're looking at one of them right now: the WPLUG wiki. We provide these resources as a way for our members to help each other, spread the word about Linux and other open source, and socialize.
- Mailing Lists - The WPLUG mailing lists are a big part of our community; there are several hundred subscribers. We have lists for topics ranging from general announcements to jobs and classified ads.
- Internet Relay Chat - A chat channel that we operate on the FreeNode IRC network. At times, this can be a very good way to get information.
- WPLUG members can get an @wplug.org e-mail address, and can also use our RSS aggregator (similar to Feedly, or the now-defunct Google Reader)
- Twitter - The official WPLUG Twitter account
- LinkedIn - A professional networking group used by many WPLUG members.
- Bylaws - WPLUG's governing rules.
- Special Rules of Order - Supplementary rules that address gaps in the bylaws.
- Meeting Checklist - What needs to be done at WPLUG general user meetings.
- Venues - Information on where WPLUG meets.
- Financial Documents - Forms to report expenses and request funding from WPLUG.
- Election Instructions - How to vote in WPLUG's board elections.
- Historical Documents - Organizational materials that are kept for future reference.
- Inventory - Stuff that belongs to WPLUG: who has it and where.
- TODO - Things that need to be done on the wiki.
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