KWLUG - The Kitchener-Waterloo Linux User Group is a monthly meeting of GNU/Linux, Free Software, Open Source and technology enthusiasts.

Where? When? We meet in Kitchener, Ontario, usually on the first (non-holiday) Monday of the month, beginning at 7pm. (Directions) (Subscribe to monthly meeting announcements)

How much? Our meetings are free of charge and open to anybody with an interest in Linux and/or free software.

What next?

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, April 6, 2020, 7pm

LaTeX at the Law Library, clusterssh

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Update 3: As previously announced, the meeting will be held online at . The access code is 254896 . Please use your real name, or use a handle we would recognise from other interactions. Everybody will be able to join in listen mode, and we will unlock people we know to be able to use the microphone (but please mute yourself unless you are actively participating in the discussion).

Update 2: We will be holding this meeting online: . You will need an access code to get into the meeting. We will post that code here by Thursday April 2 at 8pm, and also announce the access code in the monthly meeting announcement. For more information about the online platform we are using, see the meeting location link.

COVID-19 Update:We will not hold this meeting in-person (partially because of public health guidelines, partially because TriOS is closed). We will try to make a virtualized online meeting happen; otherwise we will cancel. We will have an update on this page by Friday, April 3 at 8pm.


John Eddie Kerr will deliver his long-anticipated presentation on LaTeX at his law library. He writes:

Not just for math and science, LaTeX has found its way into the law library I manage. I will demonstrate some of the documents I create in the library. I will also show what Gaelic and LaTeX have in common.

This will be a beginner-friendly presentation.

Jeff Smith will explain how he uses clusterssh to manage lots of Linux machines at once.

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, May 4, 2020, 7pm

Dnsmasq, KW Commits

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Tim Laurence will tell us about KW Commits, an initiative to strengthen local ties among people who develop FLOSS locally.

Lori Paniak will tell us about Dnsmasq, a program that provides network infrastructure for small networks: DNS, DHCP, network booting, and more...


KWLUG Meeting: Monday, June 1, 2020, 7pm

OhMyForm, BigBlueButton

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Colin Knapp will tell us about OhMyForm, a Google Forms open source alternative that he has adopted from the ashes of the TypeForm project. He will demonstrate the project and his involvement with it, and recruit some additional contributors to it.

Paul Nijjar will discuss the setup and care of the open-source web conferencing software BigBlueButton, including caveats and gotchas.