We are students of 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).

tux, the linux mascot

Install Event 2

Thu 17.10.2019 17:00 - 21:30 | ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland, HG E 7 | register

Did we wake your interest? Then get started with Linux by installing it on your computer.

Of course, we'll help you: Bring your laptop and charger to one of the two Install Events 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.

Note that you can sign up in one of 4 time slots each day. 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 - Part 1

Mon 21.10.2019 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland, HG F 7 | register

Now that you have your Linux system up and running, it's time to make the best out of it. Learn how to utilize the console and work towards mastering it in this two-part course. We will start with the basics, and present you some useful terminal applications designed to simplify your workflow. Furthermore, you may directly solidify the abilities you learn by solving short exercises.

This way, you will feel comfortable with using the console in no time!

Console Toolkit - Part 2

Fri 25.10.2019 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland, HG F 7 | register

Now that you have your Linux system up and running, it's time to make the best out of it. Learn how to utilize the console and work towards mastering it in this two-part course. We will start with the basics, and present you some useful terminal applications designed to simplify your workflow. Furthermore, you may directly solidify the abilities you learn by solving short exercises.

This way, you will feel comfortable with using the console in no time!

Bash Scripting Workshop

Tue 29.10.2019 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland, HG E 7 | register

Take your new abilities a step further: 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.

Note that we highly recommend visiting "The Console Toolkit" if you have no prior experience with the Linux terminal.

Stammtisch

Thu 31.10.2019 18:00 - 22:00 | Katholische Hochschulgemeinde Zürich AKI, ground floor, Hirschengraben 86, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

We meet in a casual atmosphere, have a mead and discuss upcoming technical trends. Come join us!
If you have troubles with Linux, bring your Laptop and we will be glad to help.

Spotlight 1 - Debugging on Linux

Tue 05.11.2019 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland, HG E 33.1 | register

Linux is known for its exceptional tooling when it comes to software development. This talk will highlight the part of the tooling related to debugging by showing off some of the most important tools, explaining the basics of their functionality and usage. From segfaults to deadlocks, it will hopefully give you the tools to deal with any of them.

The talk only requires familiarity with C.

Spotlight 2 - Software Management for Open Science

Mon 11.11.2019 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland, HG F 7 | register

Software is an indispensable tool for data analysis in particular and science in general. To the modern researcher, the computer is like an extension of the mind. Just like an efficient mind is free of second-hand preconceptions and hidden assumptions, an efficient software environment is free of second-hand precompiled code and hidden dependencies.

In this lecture you will learn how dependency management puts YOU in the driver's seat, and makes the scientific software you use and the work you use it for clean, transparent, and reproducible.

Stammtisch

Fri 15.11.2019 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning Spaces on the E Floor of ETH Building CHN, Universitätstrasse 16, 8006 Zürich, Schweiz

We meet in a casual atmosphere, have a mead and discuss upcoming technical trends. Come join us!
If you have troubles with Linux, bring your Laptop and we will be glad to help.

Stammtisch

Tue 26.11.2019 18:00 - 22:00 | Katholische Hochschulgemeinde Zürich AKI, ground floor, Hirschengraben 86, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

We meet in a casual atmosphere, have a mead and discuss upcoming technical trends. Come join us!
If you have troubles with Linux, bring your Laptop and we will be glad to help.

Stammtisch

Wed 11.12.2019 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning Spaces on the E Floor of ETH Building CHN, Universitätstrasse 16, 8006 Zürich, Schweiz

We meet in a casual atmosphere, have a mead and discuss upcoming technical trends. Come join us!
If you have troubles with Linux, bring your Laptop and we will be glad to help.

Stammtisch

Fri 20.12.2019 18:00 - 22:00 | Katholische Hochschulgemeinde Zürich AKI, ground floor, Hirschengraben 86, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

We meet in a casual atmosphere, have a mead and discuss upcoming technical trends. Come join us!
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

nils

Events
Nils Leuzinger

florian

Sponsoring
Florian Moser

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