Right in line with the back-to-uni crowd, we’ll be doing an Introduction to Linux session for those who are curious about it but never knew where to start! We’ll cover

  • What it is
  • Who uses it
  • How to get it
  • How to install it
  • Introduce the concept of Live USB
  • How to find and install software on it

After which, we’ll do a quick showcase of some popular, beginner-friendly distros. You can bring your own laptop to check if Linux would run on it using a Live USB session !

Who is this for?

This is aimed at people who might touch programming code occasionally, or even regularly, from novice student all the way to seasoned professionals, so you might be of these groups:

  • Users of statistical software like R, SciPy or Pandas
  • Computer scientists
  • Web developers
  • Back-end developers and system administrators
  • Other science disciplines like physics/astrophysics, chemistry/biochemistry, mathematics/statistics, pyschology, economics, data-oriented science in general

Anything that in your work requires you to crunch numbers, really! If you’re using a computer for serious number crunching, or computer deployment, we’d like to show you what the Free Software and Open Source world has to offer - starting with a quick talk, and moving on to a hands-on event where you’ll be able to try out popular Linux variants, suited to your needs.

We hope to see you there!