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?

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, April 3, 2023, 7pm

Zubick's Scrap App, LanCache

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John Driezen will discuss a Python application he wrote to track scrap metal prices. He will show us some programs that led him to the final version of the app, and show his motivations for developing the app.

John Steel will tell us about LanCache, a proxy server that makes it easy to distribute binaries for your LAN parties. 

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

A grassRoots History of Hi-tech in KW, Umbrel

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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.

Kevin Stumpf will share his "anecdotal history of the early technological community in KW from 1920 to 1990". Revisiting an excellent talk he gave a decade ago, he will discuss some of the early companies that put Kitchener-Waterloo on the map, as well as some of the technical innovations in the area. 

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.