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Welcome to Roanoke Linux Users Group Tuesday, November 21 2017 @ 09:02 PM EST

November Meeting: Update on Fedora and Gaming on Linux

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  • Friday, November 03 2017 @ 09:03 AM EDT
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This month's meeting will be led by ROALUG member Mark. We will review what's new with Fedora and also Gaming on Linux.

Hope to see you there!

This ROALUG meeting is sponsored by:

Apex Systems
Tia Bracken, Sr Professional Recruiter
540-427-7107

October Meeting: First Look at Raspbian Stretch

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  • Friday, October 13 2017 @ 11:01 AM EDT
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Our next ROALUG meeting will be Thursday, October 19, 2017
CoLab Roanoke
6:30 - 9:00 pm

The Raspbian OS for the Raspberry Pi is based on Debian Linux, which releases a new version every two years.  The recent release is called Raspbian Stretch* - we'll take a look at upgrading vs a fresh install, new features and security implications with this upgrade.

• Version 3.0.1 of Sonic Pi is included

• Chromium web browser version 60

• Bluetooth audio

Hope to see you there!

**This ROALUG meeting is sponsored by:

Apex Systems
Tia Bracken, Sr Professional Recruiter
540-427-7107

Ubuntu Global Jam

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  • Friday, July 28 2017 @ 09:41 AM EDT
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The next regular meeting of ROALUG will be August 17, 2017. This meeting will be part of the Ubuntu Global Jam featuring Ubuntu 16.04, the current Long-Term Release of Ubuntu. There will be door prizes and refreshments provided!

Roanoke Hamfest

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  • Friday, July 28 2017 @ 09:36 AM EDT
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ROALUG will have a table at the W4CA Roanoke Hamfest* again this year demonstrating Ham Radio with a Raspberry Pi. Stop by and visit! https://www.facebook.com/events/1271496806297706/

* Hamfest tickets are $8, includes entry into the door prize drawing

Roanoke Raspberry Jam Fall 2017

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  • Friday, July 14 2017 @ 02:32 PM EDT
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All About Raspberry Pi Robotics

Saturday, September 2nd
Science Museum of Western Virginia
4th Floor
One Market Square
Roanoke, VA 24011

10:30 - 11:30 am
Introduction to the Raspberry Pi and programming in Scratch. Interact with sensors and devices through the GPIO pins.

11:30 - 12:30
Break

12:30 - 2:00 pm
Demonstration of robots using a Raspberry Pi. Remote control over WiFi (or Bluetooth), line following, auto-pilot using sensors and switches.  Learn some basic Python programming using GPIOZero.

2:00 - 3:00 pm
Show and Tell - share your Raspberry Pi projects with other DIY makers

RSVP on  Eventbrite

ROALUG July Meeting - Zorin OS

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  • Friday, July 14 2017 @ 02:25 PM EDT
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The July 2017 monthly ROALUG meeting will feature Zorin OS. 

Following up from June's meeting, we'll install and configure another popular distribution that is aimed at the Linux beginner.

Roanoke Raspberry Jam 2017

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  • Wednesday, January 18 2017 @ 02:32 PM EST
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All things Raspberry Pi! Bring your favorite projects to share, meet and greet with other DIY makers and builders. Topics to include:

  • Raspberry Pi and Home Automation - Guest speaker Brett White will talk about the influence of the Raspberry Pi in the modern home
  • Updates to Raspbian - Meet the new Pixel
  • New Hats and pHats - USB ports, Bluetooth and more
  • More Minecraft - a continued look at modifying Minecraft using Python programming code
  • Soldering workshop - add some GPIO pins to your Pi Zero

New Date: Coming to the CoLab Roanoke on May 20, 2017 - 1:00 until 5:00 pm

Register for FREE on Eventbrite

Advanced Arduino Workshop

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  • Friday, January 13 2017 @ 03:17 PM EST
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The January ROALUG meeting will be Thursday, 1/19/2017 at 6:30 pm - Advanced Arduino Workshop. Let's go beyond the basics and build a project using buttons, motion sensor and speaker. Bring your own Arduino if you have one, otherwise, I will have boards and components to share with the group.

Hour of Code 2016

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The 2016 Hour of Code, sponsored by the Roanoke Linux Users Group, will be Saturday, December 10th at 2:00 pm. Location will be at CoLab Roanoke.

Details and sign up at Learn To Program, Roanoke!

Raspberry Jam and Workshop

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  • Monday, October 10 2016 @ 12:18 PM EDT
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The next ROALUG meeting will be Thursday, October 20, 2016 and will feature the Raspberry Pi. The RPi is a tiny credit card sized computer system-on-a-chip (SOC) that can run several different flavors of GNU/Linux, including the Raspberry Pi specific distribution called Raspbian.

This meeting will feature a hands-on workshop with the Raspberry Pi Model B, where the group will build a couple of simple circuits and program the RPi using Python. There are a limited number of seats available, please RSVP on Meetup.com.

 

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