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Roanoke Linux Users Group
Linux users of all flavors and distributions
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For the fall Roanoke Raspberry Jam, we'll have new projects and topics to discuss. Bring your favorite Raspberry Pi project for show-and-tell.
Events being planned:
• Monitor your home with a Raspberry Pi – IoT project for temperature and humidity
• New Users Introduction to Raspbian, the OS built specifically for the Raspberry Pi
• Raspberry Pi Show ‘n Tell – Bring your favorite project to share
• Introduction to Programming with Scratch – Roanoke Coder Dojo*
• RaspberrySTEM Creator Kit demonstration

* To RSVP for the Coder DoJo session, register separately.
Mark your calendars and hope to see you there!
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Finally ... starting to figure out Google Hangouts. Got one spun up and of course, no one to invite.  But, in theory, could hold a virtual meeting that way.  Comments, thoughts?
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Coming soon! The Meerkat Ubuntu desktop!

Engineering is complete. We're working on retail packaging as well as imaging and distribution setup.

Tentatively scheduled for release March 19th, the Meerkat will feature Intel 5th Generation processors, up to 2 TB of storage and 16 GB of memory packed in a 4" x 4" package. Pricing is to be determined.
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How to stay connected with Roanoke Linux Users Group:

IRC Server:
Channel: #roalug

Exploring different ideas on how to communicate as a group:

Google+ Hangouts
IRC chats
Discussion Board on
Team projects with Slack
Collaborate on software coding with GitHub
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It's official - the first meeting of the Roanoke Linux Users Group! Inspired by the Ubuntu Global Jam, this meeting will provide an introduction to using Ubuntu as a workstation and a server.

Hope to see you there on Feb. 12, 2015 @ 6:30 pm at the Grandin CoLab, 1327 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

Visit for details, directions and signup to join the group.  
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The next ROALUG meeting is 9:00 pm EDT on IRC.

Channel: #roalug Host: darrell_roa

You can join the channel using the Freenode web page: or use your favorite IRC client.
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Check out what's new on the ROALUG blog. When things get organized and a meeting is scheduled, it will be posted there and also here on Google+.
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