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, May 6, 2024, 7pm

Intro to Linux, SQLPage

Meeting Date

Jason Paul will run through a five minute "Introduction to Linux" talk he is preparing. There will be plenty of time for feedback and discussion afterwards.

Anton Avramov and project founder Ophir Lojkine will discuss SQLPage, a web templating engine that allows you to safely define webpages using only SQL queries. Ophir will give us a prerecorded introduction to the software, and then Anton will go through some demonstrations and take questions.


KWLUG Meeting: Monday, June 3, 2024, 7pm

Matrix, Pioreactor

Meeting Date

Hubert Chathi is a developer for Matrix, a real-time communications protocol that supports end-to-end encrypted decentralized communication. Hubert last told us about Matrix in 2019, and now he will tell about what is new and exciting in the Matrix world.

Cam Davidson-Pilon is the co-founder and CEO of Pioreactor, a local startup that creates low-cost and accessible bioreactors for culturing cells in 20mL vials. He will tell us about how the Pioreactor works from both a biological and hardware perspective, how his company uses Linux and Raspberry Pi devices, and how they design software tools for controlling multiple Pioreactors simultaneously.