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We are students at ETH who help you with Linux
at our events and in our office. For free!

Because we love Open Source and Free Software
and want to help you to get started (here's why).

Each semester, we organize events
to help you use and produce Free and Open
Science, Hardware, Software and File Formats.

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Do you like our talks? Care to support Open Source & Free Software? Come join us at our next Stammtisch! Use the contact form below to let us know you are interested. Or join our mailing list to get informed about upcomming events.

Stammtisch

Mon 03.10.2022 18:00 - 20:00 | CAB E14

Join our Stammtisch! We meet in a casual atmosphere, have a drink and discuss upcoming technical trends.
If you have troubles with Linux, bring your Laptop and we will be glad to help.

Introduction to Linux

Fri 07.10.2022 18:15 - 20:00 | HG E 33.1 | register

In this course you will learn about the wide family of free operating systems based on the Linux kernel, some of the most useful software tools available for them, as well as the philosophy that made them so successful.

Find out how easy to use and yet powerful Linux systems are, discover their advantages when compared to other operating systems, and get to understand their basic structure and most important concepts.
Furthermore, discover different flavours of Linux and get a feeling for which distribution and desktop environment would be the right match for you.

Install Event (ETH)

Mon 10.10.2022 17:30 - 21:00 | Student Project House (Clausiusstrasse 16, 8006 Zürich) | register

This event is a collaboration with Student Project House.

Get started with Linux by installing it on your computer.

Of course, we'll help you: Bring your laptop and charger and we will personally assist you with the installation of Linux as well as with your first steps and basic customization.
You can choose to keep your existing operating system and install Linux next to it.
Still, it's important to back up your data before you come, just to be on the safe side.

You may of course stay longer than the indicated time should we encounter issues with installing Linux on your laptop.

ChromeBooks (all versions), Apple MacBook Pros (after Oct. 2016) and Apple MacBooks (12" model) are not well supported by Linux due to hardware restrictions, and we do not recommend installing Linux on those devices.
If you intend to buy a new laptop to install Linux on, stay away from these devices altogether.

Install Event (UZH)

Wed 12.10.2022 17:30 - 21:00 | UZH Y-01-F-08 | register

Get started with Linux by installing it on your computer.

Of course, we'll help you: Bring your laptop and charger and we will personally assist you with the installation of Linux as well as with your first steps and basic customization.
You can choose to keep your existing operating system and install Linux next to it.
Still, it's important to back up your data before you come, just to be on the safe side.

You may of course stay longer than the indicated time should we encounter issues with installing Linux on your laptop.

ChromeBooks (all versions), Apple MacBook Pros (after Oct. 2016) and Apple MacBooks (12" model) are not well supported by Linux due to hardware restrictions, and we do not recommend installing Linux on those devices.
If you intend to buy a new laptop to install Linux on, stay away from these devices altogether.

Console Toolkit

Mon 17.10.2022 18:15 - 20:00 | Student Project House (Clausiusstrasse 16, 8006 Zürich) | register

This event is a collaboration with Student Project House.

Linux is well-known for being configurable and fitting many different styles of use. But what can you do with it?
Our goal in the Linux Toolbox course is to introduce a large range of tools and to teach you how you can profit from them. We'll show you typical tasks that Linux is good at, such as renaming hundreds of files, searching and replacing text, automatic downloading etc.. This way, you'll be able to recognize those tasks in the wild and don't have to do them by hand.
Linux has many useful tools, so we don't intend to cover them all in detail. We'll instead take a sweeping glance to cover as many use cases as possible and provide you with learning resources if you want to delve deeper into a topic. Most of the course will take place on the command line, but no prerequisite knowledge is required.

Stammtisch

Thu 20.10.2022 18:00 - 20:00 | CAB E14

Join our Stammtisch! We meet in a casual atmosphere, have a drink and discuss upcoming technical trends.
If you have troubles with Linux, bring your Laptop and we will be glad to help.

Git and GitLab

Fri 28.10.2022 18:15 - 20:00 | Student Project House (Clausiusstrasse 16, 8006 Zürich) | register

This event is a collaboration with Student Project House.

Git is the state-of-the-art version control system, taking away the pain of continuously changing file versions. Keep track of who changed what, when and why, and revert changes easily.
GitLab allows you to save the files to the cloud, giving you a secure backup location and enabling easy collaboration. Never lose your files again, and coordinate changes in even bigger projects with ease.

This course gives you a solid understanding of git and GitLab, including its basic concepts.
We will have exercise breaks where you can apply the concepts at your own pace.

Stammtisch

Mon 31.10.2022 18:00 - 20:00 | CAB E14

Join our Stammtisch! We meet in a casual atmosphere, have a drink and discuss upcoming technical trends.
If you have troubles with Linux, bring your Laptop and we will be glad to help.

Bash

Fri 04.11.2022 18:15 - 20:00 | Student Project House (Clausiusstrasse 16, 8006 Zürich) | register

This event is a collaboration with Student Project House.

Learn how you can use Bash to program simple scripts that can save you a lot of work. Bash is a scripting language that is designed to interact with other programs and your system easily. Whether you want to backup your newest files to a hard drive or quickly download a lot of PDFs—with Bash, you can do it at a keystroke.

Spotlight 1 - Privacy and Security on Phones

Tue 08.11.2022 18:15 - 20:00 | HG E 33.1 | register

Constant surveillance has ceased to be a dystopic scenario, it has rather become a dull reality. We will look into how our phones are being used to spy on us, and how we can escape this surveillance. Additionally, concepts of privacy and security will be explained so that you can develop a consistent threat mitigation strategy suited for your needs.

Stammtisch

Tue 15.11.2022 18:00 - 20:00 | CAB E14

Join our Stammtisch! We meet in a casual atmosphere, have a drink and discuss upcoming technical trends.
If you have troubles with Linux, bring your Laptop and we will be glad to help.

Spotlight 2 - Backups

Fri 18.11.2022 18:15 - 20:00 | HG G 26.5 | register

TBD

Stammtisch

Mon 28.11.2022 18:00 - 20:00 | CAB E14

Join our Stammtisch! We meet in a casual atmosphere, have a drink and discuss upcoming technical trends.
If you have troubles with Linux, bring your Laptop and we will be glad to help.

Stammtisch

Fri 02.12.2022 18:00 - 20:00 | CAB E14

Join our Stammtisch! We meet in a casual atmosphere, have a drink and discuss upcoming technical trends.
If you have troubles with Linux, bring your Laptop and we will be glad to help.

Stammtisch

Fri 16.12.2022 18:00 - 20:00 | CAB E14

Join our Stammtisch! We meet in a casual atmosphere, have a drink and discuss upcoming technical trends.
If you have troubles with Linux, bring your Laptop and we will be glad to help.

alex

President
Alexander Schoch

nicolas

Vice-President
Nicolas König

jean-claude

Board Member
Jean-Claude Graf

sabine

Board Member
Sabine Palm

sophie

Board Member
Sophie Eisenring

jindra

GNU/Linux Enjoyer
Jindřich Dušek

noah

Board Member
Noah Marti

We are graduates and undergraduates from different fields of study. Together, we provide courses and other educational materials for Open Source and Free Software. Our goal is to lower the entry barrier around these topics and simultaneously have fun teaching others!

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8092 Zürich

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