We are CPLUG, the Cal Poly Linux Users Group. We're both users and fans of the GNU/Linux Operating System, and we want you to be too. We have regular talks and meetings, as well as social events when the opportunity arises. For information about future events subscribe to our mailing list.


CPLUG's main purpose is to provide users of the Linux Operating System opportunities to socialize, and network, with both other students and people working in the industry.

Furthermore, we aim to promote the existance of the Linux Operating System as well as contribute new ideas to the Linux Project.

Upcoming Events

Intro to Unix Workshop more_vert

Sept. 19, 2017, 6 p.m.

Location: 14-250

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Come and learn about the Unix operating system family, its guiding principles, and how to use the many available tools! Whether you need it for a class or you'd just like to learn more about Unix systems, swing on by! No technical experience is needed. Pizza and drinks will be provided as well.

Doughnuts and Distros more_vert

Oct. 9, 2017, 6 p.m.

Location: 14-232B

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What: What exactly is a distro? What are the various distros? How did Linux distros come to be? Enjoy yummy doughnuts with CPLUG officers at this casual tech talk. Plus, who can say no to free doughnuts? Hope to see you all there!

Get Git Going Good more_vert

Oct. 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Lobby of Forbes, Building 20A

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Go get good at Git by going to Get Git Going Good! Are you ready to take control of your code? Do you want to never lose your work again? Would you like the ability to turn back time with a simple command? Come to the workshop to learn about Git and the many powerful features it has to help you manage your next project! No matter your experience, this workshop will have something for you. Speakers: David Heyer, Jim Heald.

Facebook Production Engineering more_vert

Oct. 26, 2017, 7 p.m.

Location: Lobby of Forbes, Building 20A

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Come learn about Facebook's system architecture and their involvement with Open Source Software! In addition, bring your laptop to participate in a Linux challenge they will be giving. Food and drinks will be provided!

Linux Tech Time more_vert

Oct. 28, 2017, noon

Location: 20-124

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Want to free your machine and start using a Linux machine? Need Linux or Unix help? Get help with anything related to Linux and the Linux ecosystem, -- including installation, usage, and configuration. Additionally, we will be building and configuring a server!

Editor Wars more_vert

Nov. 7, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Location: 14-250

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A comparison of commonly used editors

Linux Tech Time more_vert

Nov. 11, 2017, noon

Location: 20-124

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Come get help with all of your *NIX needs, be it installing Linux or just general help with anything UNIX-related

Decrypting the Mysteries of Encryption more_vert

Nov. 14, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Location: TBD

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Interested in learning about encryption, how it works, what to use it for, and why? Come to this talk to find out more! Topics to be covered are: * GPG key generation, signing, and encrypting * SSH key generation and usage * Encrypted directories with encFS

TBD: Web Stack Workshop more_vert

Jan. 1, 2018, noon

Location: TBD

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Come to our web stack workshop and learn about the entire web stack from the bottom up! This workshop will be split into 3 parts, each 1 hour, so you can attend one, two, or all three. We will go over Linux webservers for the first hour, backend web development the second, and frontend web development the third. Come for whichever you want to learn more about, and we hope to see you there!