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. (Virtual 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?

In-Person Social: Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023, 7pm

Dinner at McCabe's Kitchener

Meeting Date

The December meetup went well, so some KWLUG members have organized another dinner at McCabe's Irish Pub and Grill in Kitchener, starting at 7pm. This is a supplementary informal meeting; we will still hold virtual meetings for technical topics.

The address is 352 King Street West, Kitchener, ON, near King and Francis streets.

You can probably just show up, but the organizers would find it helpful if you RSVPed to .

Parking at City of Kitchener parking lots is free after 5pm. The nearest City parking lot is at 28 Water Street South.

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, March 6, 2023, 7pm

Homelab Demo, PrivacySafe

Meeting Date

Jason Paul will give us a tour of his homelab setup.

Mikalai Birukou will give us an update on PrivacySafe. He writes:

PrivacySafe is a client system that uses 3NWeb protocols. We'll demo hopefully production version, which you'll be able to use right away, addressing every privacy concern that you may have by doing things the right way (tm) 😁.      

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, May 1, 2023, 7pm

Umbrel + 1 more

Meeting Date

Umbrel logo

Note: The location for this meeting is still up in the air. For now assume it will be online. If that changes we will update this page, and include the change in our meeting announcement.

Bob B will show us Umbrel, an OS for easily running a server in your home. Umbrel can then host applications like NextCloud and Bitcoin nodes.