Indian #Linux Users group. #Chennai meet, Jan 10, 3-6 pm, IITM

start: Jan 10, 2015 03:00PM
End: Jan 10, 2015 06:00PM

Venue: Classroom No 1, Aero Space Engineering, Near Gajendra Circle, IIT Madras.

Description: Indian Linux Users Group, Chennai [ ILUGC ] is spreading awareness on
Free Open Source Software in Chennai since Jan 1998. We meet regularly
on every month second Saturday with technical talks and discussions on
various Free software.

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We have our Meet on January 10, 2014

Check the details below.

ILUGC Monthly Meet :-

Time : Sat January 10, 2014 (3.00 – 6.00 PM)

Venue: Classroom No 1,
Aero Space Engineering,
Near Gajendra Circle,
IIT Madras.

Link for the Map:

*Talk – 1. *

Topic: Introduction to NixOS

Description: An overview of NixOS – a purely functional GNU/Linux
distribution that uses the Nix package manager. It uses a declarative
style for configuration management, and has atomic upgrades and
rollback capabilities.


Duration: 45 minutes

About Yourself: Shakthi Kannan is a Free Software enthusiast who blogs

*Talk – 2. *

Topic: The why’s and what’s of dotfiles

Description: dotfiles, or dot-files are the files that start with a “.”
in your home directory. As a standard, they are where your configuration
is maintained. They are the representation of *you* in the system.
Having your dotfiles handy and stored on the cloud can make the
experience of moving from one system to another close to seamless. This
talk proposes to introduce the concept of dotfiles and how and why to
maintain them.

Links: My dotfiles:

Duration: 30 Mins

About yourself: My name is Shrayas. I’m a FOSS enthusiast and look to
learn and contribute wherever i can.

*Talk – 3.*

Topic: *Tamil Wiki 100 User who can do 100 Edits*

Description: An Initiative by tamil wikipedians to attract and retain more
users to volunteer to edit tamil wikipedia. This talk would also include
some information about the ways in which contribution can be made to tamil


Duration: 30 minutes

About Yourself: Siva Karthikeyan,Tamil Wiki contributor.

*Talk – 4.*

Topic: Software efficiency and its real life impacts.

Description: Software efficiency and its real life impacts.

Duration: 30 minutes

About Yourself: Prasanna working in Microchip Technologies.


General group discussions on any queries, doubts, announcements, events
related to Free and Open Source Software and community.

CDs/DVDs, Files, OS, Community related documents, Projects can be shared
on prior request.
Announce this to all your friends, social network sites etc.

All are welcome. Entry Free

Note to the Speakers : Please do not bring proprietary OS.