Stammtisch

Tue 21.05.2019 18:00 - 22:00 | Katholische Hochschulgemeinde Zürich AKI, ground floor, Hirschengraben 86, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

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RMS @ ZH

Tue 14.05.2019 17:30 - 19:00 | ETHZ HG E 5

https://www.thealternative.ch/rms

Stammtisch

Thu 09.05.2019 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning Spaces on the E Floor of ETH Building CHN, Universitätstrasse 16, 8006 Zürich, Schweiz


At this Stammtisch, we will be able to buy beverages at Thirstday Bar. Therefore, we won't bring any beer. It is possible to go to Exbeerience that evening as well.
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Stammtisch

Mon 29.04.2019 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning Spaces on the E Floor of ETH Building CHN, Universitätstrasse 16, 8006 Zürich, Schweiz

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Stammtisch

Fri 12.04.2019 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning Spaces on the E Floor of ETH Building CHN, Universitätstrasse 16, 8006 Zürich, Schweiz

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Bash Scripting Workshop

Tue 02.04.2019 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG F 7, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

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.

You are required to bring your own Linux laptop to work on. If that is not possible for you, please contact us and we will try to help you out.


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Slides (pdf) Guide (pdf) Bash Guide (url) Exercises (pdf) Solutions (pdf)

Console Toolkit - Part 2

Fri 29.03.2019 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG F 7, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Now that you have your Linux system up and running, it's time to make the best 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!

Important note:
This is a two-part course, so make sure you sign up for both!
Also, remember to bring your Linux laptop in order to follow along with the examples and solve the exercises.

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Slides (pdf) Exercises (pdf) Exercises (zip)

Stammtisch

Wed 27.03.2019 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning Spaces on the E Floor of ETH Building CHN, Universitätstrasse 16, 8006 Zürich, Schweiz

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Console Toolkit - Part 1

Mon 25.03.2019 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG F 7 , Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Now that you have your Linux system up and running, it's time to make the best 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!

Important note:

This is a two-part course, so make sure you sign up for both!
Also, remember to bring your Linux laptop in order to follow along with the examples and solve the exercises.

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Slides (pdf) Exercises (pdf) Exercises (zip)

Install Event 2

Thu 21.03.2019 17:15 - 21:30 | ETH HG F 7, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich


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. It's important to back up your data before you come, just to be on the safe side.

Note: This offers the same content as the first course.

Important Note:
Microsoft Surface (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 these devices. If you intend to buy a new laptop to install Linux on, stay away from these devices altogether, and instead go for a vendor that does not have their own proprietary OS (such as Lenovo, HP or Dell)

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Install Event 1

Mon 18.03.2019 17:15 - 21:30 | ETH HG F 7, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

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. It's important to back up your data before you come, just to be on the safe side.

Important Note:
Microsoft Surface (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 these devices. If you intend to buy a new laptop to install Linux on, stay away from these devices altogether, and instead go for a vendor that does not have their own proprietary OS (such as Lenovo, HP or Dell)

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Introduction to Linux

Fri 15.03.2019 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG F 7, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

In this course you will get to know about a wide family of free operating systems based on the Linux kernel, as well as some of the most useful software tools available for them.

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.

Slides (pdf) Software Recommendations (pdf)

Stammtisch

Tue 12.03.2019 18:00 - 22:00 | Katholische Hochschulgemeinde Zürich AKI, Hirschengraben 86, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

We meet in a casual atmosphere, have a beer and discuss upcoming technical trends. We also help if you run into trouble with Linux, just bring your computer.

Introduction to Free Software

Mon 11.03.2019 17:15 - 19:00 | UZH KOL F 118, Rämistrasse 71 Zurich

Discover the differences between Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and proprietary software, and find out why these differences matter. This captivating lecture will provide you with information about the advantages of Free Software licenses, as well as show you the historical background of the Linux kernel. Additionally, we show why Free Software and Open Data is important even beyond the world of Linux.

Slides (pdf)

Stammtisch

Mon 25.02.2019 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning Spaces on the E Floor of ETH Building CHN, Universitätstrasse 16, 8006 Zürich, Schweiz

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Stammtisch

Fri 21.12.2018 18:00 - 22:00 | Katholische Hochschulgemeinde Zürich AKI, Hirschengraben 86, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland


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Stammtisch

Thu 06.12.2018 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning Spaces on the E Floor of ETH Building CHN, Universitätstrasse 16, 8006 Zürich, Schweiz

Location to be announced...

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Stammtisch

Tue 20.11.2018 18:00 - 22:00 | Kath. Hochschulgemeinde AKI, Kath. Hochschulgemeinde AKI, Hirschengraben 86, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Location to be announced...

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Stammtisch

Thu 08.11.2018 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning Spaces on the E Floor of ETH Building CHN, Universitätstrasse 16, 8006 Zürich, Schweiz

Location to be announced...

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Stammtisch

Fri 26.10.2018 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning Spaces on the E Floor of ETH Building CHN, Universitätstrasse 16, 8006 Zürich, Schweiz

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Spotlight - Virtual Computers for Real Life Tasks

Thu 25.10.2018 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG E 5, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Did you ever want to run two operating systems on the same computer simultaneously? Install Windows or a different Linux distro temporarily without the need to wipe your current OS from your laptop? Or emulate a Raspberry Pi or other platforms on your home PC? Do you want to build and test virtual "hardware" devices by yourself, without needing a multi-billion dollar manufacturing facility to produce them? Do you want to find out how huge companies can build an infrastructure with close to zero hardware malfunctions? Or do you just want to feel like the Architect from The Matrix?

All of this you can do by using open source tools on your Linux machine! Come to the talk about Virtual Computers for Real-Life Scenarios, for an overview, and some hands-on experience!

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LinuxDays Spotlight: Container Orchestration with Kubernetes

Wed 24.10.2018 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG D 3.2, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich


(Guest Talk by Beekeeper AG)

Docker has revolutionized the way we work at Beekeeper AG. It allows us to easily deploy our software and gives us a strong guarantee that the container images we build and run locally are identical to the ones we deploy to production. However, this is only half the story. When using docker in production you run into a number of problems almost immediately. For example, how do we know our containers are healthy and running? Is the latest version deployed? How can we perform upgrades without impacting our customers?

In order to solve these orchestration issues, Google created Kubernetes, an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications. In this workshop we will cover its basics concepts and take you through all the steps you need to follow in order to get your applications running on Kubernetes.


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Bash Scripting Workshop

Mon 22.10.2018 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG D 3.2, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

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.

You are required to bring your own Linux laptop to work on. If that is not possible for you, please contact us and we will try to help you out.

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Slides (pdf) Guide (pdf) Bash Guide (url) Exercises (pdf) Solutions (pdf)

Console Toolkit - Part 2

Wed 17.10.2018 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG D 3.2, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Now that you have your Linux system up and running, it's time to make the best 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!

Important note:
This is a two-part course, so make sure you sign up for both!
Also, remember to bring your Linux laptop in order to follow along with the examples and solve the exercises.

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch
Slides (pdf) Exercises (pdf) Exercises (zip)

Console Toolkit - Part 1

Mon 15.10.2018 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG D 3.2 , Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Now that you have your Linux system up and running, it's time to make the best 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!

Important note:
This is a two-part course, so make sure you sign up for both!
Also, remember to bring your Linux laptop in order to follow along with the examples and solve the exercises.

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch
Slides (pdf) Exercises (pdf) Exercises (zip)

Install Event 2

Fri 12.10.2018 17:30 - 22:00 | ETH HG F 33.1, 33.4, 33.5, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

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. It's important to back up your data before you come, just to be on the safe side.

Important Note:
Microsoft Surface (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.

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Stammtisch

Thu 11.10.2018 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning Spaces on the E Floor of ETH Building CHN, Universitätstrasse 16, 8006 Zürich, Schweiz

Come to this Stammtisch if you have any linux related questions or post-installation problems you'd like us to help with!

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Install Event 1

Wed 10.10.2018 17:30 - 22:00 | ETH HG F 33.1, 33.4, 33.5, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

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. It's important to back up your data before you come, just to be on the safe side.

Important Note:
Microsoft Surface (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.

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Introduction to Linux

Wed 03.10.2018 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG E 5, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

In this course you will get to know about a wide family of free operating systems based on the Linux kernel, as well as some of the most useful software tools available for them.

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.

Slides (pdf) Software Recommendations (pdf)

Introduction to Free Software

Mon 01.10.2018 17:15 - 19:00 | UZH KOL F 117, Rämistrasse 71 Zurich

Discover the differences between Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and proprietary software, and find out why these differences matter. This captivating lecture will provide you with information about the advantages of Free Software licenses, as well as show you the historical background of the Linux kernel. Additionally, we show why Free Software and Open Data is important even beyond the world of Linux.

Slides (pdf)

Stammtisch

Mon 24.09.2018 18:00 - 22:00 | Kath. Hochschulgemeinde AKI, Hirschengraben 86, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Our first Stammtisch of the semester takes place at AKI!


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Stammtisch

Mon 28.05.2018 18:00 - 22:00 | Hirschengraben 86, 8001 Zürich, Schweiz

Time for another Stammtisch!  This time we're at the Aki building.
Come by, chat with us, and get help with Linux if you need it. No sign-up required, just stop by.

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Stammtisch

Mon 14.05.2018 18:00 - 22:00 | Hirschengraben 86, 8001 Zürich, Schweiz

Time for another Stammtisch!  This time we're at the Aki building.
Come by, chat with us, and get help with Linux if you need it. No sign-up required, just stop by.

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Stammtisch

Thu 26.04.2018 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning spaces at ETH CHN: Universitätsstrasse 16

Time for another Stammtisch! This time, we're at the learning spaces on the E floor of the ETH CHN building.

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Stammtisch

Mon 09.04.2018 18:00 - 22:00 | Hirschengraben 86, 8001 Zürich, Schweiz



Time for another Stammtisch!  This time we're at the Aki building.
Come by, chat with us, and get help with Linux if you need it. No sign-up required, just stop by.

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Stammtisch

Thu 29.03.2018 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning spaces at ETH CHN: Universitätsstrasse 16

Time for another Stammtisch! This time, we're at the learning spaces on the E floor of the ETH CHN building.

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Spotlight (CANCELLED)

Tue 27.03.2018 17:00 - 19:00 |

Due to an unexpected emergency, the Linux Virtualization course had to be cancelled.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Bash Scripting Workshop

Mon 26.03.2018 17:00 - 19:00 | ETH HG F7, Rämistrasse 101 Zurich

Do your new abilities feel good? Then let's take them a step further: Learn how to automate your work flow with Bash, a scripting language designed to easily interact with your system and your locally installed programs. With this powerful tool, you can have your computer do any work for you, easier than ever!

The Power of Linux

Thu 22.03.2018 17:00 - 19:00 | ETH HG F7, Rämistrasse 101 Zurich

So you can use your Linux now, but what of it? In this course, we show a few applications where Linux provides particularly simple and elegant solutions to specific IT problems. You'll be amazed how swiftly Linux can solve many common computer tasks that had previously wasted your time. This course builds on what you have learned in The Linux Toolkit and shows you how to use your computer efficiently, solving problems rather than fighting them.

Hacker Session

Tue 20.03.2018 17:00 - 19:00 | ETH HG F7, Rämistrasse 101 Zurich

Practice makes perfect! This workshop is intended to help Linux beginners apply what has been presented in the course The Linux Toolkit. You can think of it as the exercise session for the LinuxDays. We have prepared a number of tasks to help you get familiar with the ins and outs of the console and some of the most useful and commonplace tools you will need while working with Linux. And of course, our team of expert users will assist you should you ever get stuck. If you want to get a quicker and easier start into using Linux, don't miss out on this workshop!

The Linux Toolkit

Mon 19.03.2018 17:00 - 19:00 | ETH HG F7, Rämistrasse 101 Zurich

Now that you have your own Linux system up and running, we will introduce you to the tools you need to master it. This course gives you the basics in a nutshell and gets you started with the console. Don't worry, we'll start from scratch, no previous knowledge is required. You will feel comfortable in no time!

Install Event 2

Fri 16.03.2018 17:30 - 00:00 | ETH Alumni-Pavillon, Rämistrasse 101 Zurich

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 your first steps and basic customization. You can choose to keep your existing 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.

Install Event 1

Thu 15.03.2018 17:30 - 00:00 | ETH Alumni-Pavillon, Rämistrasse 101 Zurich

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 your first steps and basic customization. You can choose to keep your existing 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.

Introduction to Linux

Wed 14.03.2018 17:00 - 19:00 | ETH HG F7, Rämistrasse 101 Zurich

Now that you know the ethical advantages of Free Software, get to know a family of Free Operating Systems. Find out how easy to use and yet powerful Linux systems are. Learn their basic concepts and the new comfort they can bring to your work flow. Discover different flavours of Linux and get a feeling as to which one could fit you best.

Introduction to Free Software

Tue 13.03.2018 17:00 - 19:00 | Uni KOL F117: Rämistrasse 71 Zurich

Discover the differences between Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and proprietary software. Find out why these differences matter and why FOSS and open formats are important. Learn how Linux came to be and how you can use it to get full control over your data as well as your computer!

Stammtisch

Thu 08.03.2018 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning spaces at ETH CHN: Universitätsstrasse 16



Time for another Stammtisch! This time, we're at the learning spaces on the E floor of the ETH CHN building.

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Stammtisch

Mon 26.02.2018 18:00 - 21:00 | Jimmy's Pizzeria, Culmannstrasse 1, Zürich, Schweiz


To properly celebrate the beginning of a new semester, we meet at Jimmy's Pizzeria for a Stammtisch.
This special Stammtisch is intended for hanging out with community members rather than tech support. Visit the Stammtisch the following week, knock at our office door or send us a mail instead if you need emergency Linux support.




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Stammtisch

Tue 19.12.2017 18:00 - 21:00 | Jimmy's Pizzeria, Culmannstrasse 1, Zürich, Schweiz

To celebrate the end of the semester, we meet at Jimmy's Pizzeria for the last Stammtisch. Come by and chat with us, or ask for help with your Linux problems!

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Stammtisch

Wed 06.12.2017 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning spaces at ETH CHN: Universitätsstrasse 16

Time for another Stammtisch! Come by, chat with us, and get help with your Linux issues. No sign-up required, just stop by.

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Stammtisch

Wed 22.11.2017 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning spaces at ETH CHN: Universitätsstrasse 16

Time for another Stammtisch! This time, we're at the learning spaces on the E floor of the ETH CHN building.

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Stammtisch

Tue 07.11.2017 18:00 - 22:00 | Jimmy's Pizzeria, Culmannstrasse 1, Zürich, Schweiz

Time for another Stammtisch! You can as usual bring your laptop for troubleshooting. No sign-up required, just stop by.

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Stammtisch

Fri 27.10.2017 18:00 - 22:00 | Hirschengraben 86, 8001 Zürich, Schweiz

Time for another Stammtisch! Come by, chat with us, and get help with Linux if you need it. No sign-up required, just stop by.

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Introduction to Vim

Thu 26.10.2017 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG D 3.2, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Have you ever wanted to be more efficient at editing text documents? Have you ever wondered why other editors and IDEs often offer plugins to simulate certain Vim keybindings? Then visit us at this Spotlight course, where we will introduce you to the benefits of the Vim text editor! Vim is 25 years old and still stands as one of the most widely used editors in industry. We will instruct you on its basics, show you how it can improve your workflow and help you solve problems you never even knew you had with text editing!

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Bash Workshop 2

Wed 25.10.2017 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG D 3.2, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

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. Whether you want to back up your newest files to a hard drive or quickly download a lot of PDFs — with bash you can do it at a keystroke.

Note: We highly recommend visiting The Linux Toolkit if you wish to attend this workshop — especially if you have no experience with the console.
Note: This course is identical to Bash Workshop 1

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Bash Workshop 1

Mon 23.10.2017 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG D 3.2, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

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. Whether you want to back up your newest files to a hard drive or quickly download a lot of PDFs — with bash you can do it at a keystroke.

Note: We highly recommend visiting The Linux Toolkit if you wish to attend this workshop — especially if you have no experience with the console.
Note: This course is identical to Bash Workshop 2

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The Power of Linux

Thu 19.10.2017 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG F 1, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

We will show a few applications where Linux provides particularly simple and elegant solutions to specific IT problems. This course builds on what you have learned in 'The Linux Toolkit' and shows you how to use your computer efficiently, solving problems rather than fighting them.

Please bring your Linux laptop with you so that you can follow along with the examples.

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Hacker Session

Wed 18.10.2017 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG F 1, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

This workshop is intended to help Linux beginners apply what has been showcased in 'The Linux Toolkit'. We have prepared a number of tasks to help you get familiar with the ins and outs of the console and some of the most useful and commonplace tools you will need while working with Linux.

Please bring your Linux laptop along with you.

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

The Linux Toolkit

Mon 16.10.2017 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG F 1, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Get to know the tools you need to master your Linux system. We will start from scratch (no previous knowledge required), explain the most important basics in a nutshell and get you familiar with the console.

Please bring your Linux laptop to this course so that you can follow along with the examples.

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Install Event 2

Thu 12.10.2017 17:30 - 22:00 | ETH HG F 33.1, 33.4, 33.5, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Choose your favourite Linux Distribution and we'll help you install and customize it on your laptop.

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Install Event 1

Wed 11.10.2017 17:30 - 22:00 | ETH HG F 33.1, 33.4, 33.5, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Choose your favourite Linux Distribution and we'll help you install and customize it on your laptop.

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Introduction to Linux

Thu 05.10.2017 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG F 3, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Learn about the structure of Linux, its most important concepts and the comfort accompanying them. Discover different flavours of Linux and get a feeling which one would be for you. We present the most important applications and concepts and prepare you for the Install Events.

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Free and Open Source Software

Tue 03.10.2017 17:15 - 19:00 | UZH KOL G 209, Rämistrasse 71 Zurich

We explain the difference between Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and proprietary software and elaborate on why these differences matter. Furthermore, we give a historical background to Linux and explain why using Free Software and open formats is important. Learn how you can get full control over your data!

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Stammtisch

Mon 25.09.2017 18:00 - 20:00 | Jimmy's Pizzeria, Culmannstrasse 1, Zürich, Schweiz

To properly celebrate the beginning of a new semester, we meet at Jimmy's Pizzeria for a stammtisch. Come by and chat with us, or ask for help with your Linux problems!

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Stammtisch

Mon 22.05.2017 18:00 - 22:00 | AKI cafeteria, Hirschengraben 86, 8001 Zürich, Schweiz

Time for another Stammtisch! Come by, chat with us, and have a free beer. No sign-up required, just stop by.

This time, we're meeting in the cafeteria of the AKI building at Hirschengraben 86. That's the building you walk through when you take the shortcut from Polyterrasse to Central.

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Stammtisch

Thu 11.05.2017 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning spaces on E floor at ETH CHN: Universitätsstrasse 16

Time for another stammtisch! This time, we're at the learning spaces on the E floor of the ETH CHN building, right above the learning spaces. See you there!

You can, as usual, bring your laptop for Linux troubleshooting. We'll be glad to help you. Or you can just come by and grab a free beer!

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Stammtisch

Tue 25.04.2017 18:00 - 22:00 | Hirschengraben 86, 8001 Zürich, Schweiz

Time for another Stammtisch! Come by, chat with us, and have a free beer. No sign-up required, just stop by.

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Distributing Scientific FOSS Software

Tue 11.04.2017 17:15 - 19:00 | UZH KOL G 217, Rämistrasse 71 Zurich

Effectively sharing complex tools and expertise is nowhere as crucial as it is in research.
In this spotlight course we explain the benefits associated with sharing your own scientific software as Free and Open Source — and provide comprehensive instructions on how to best do so.

We showcase a few scientific software projects which have successfully used this model, and — for those looking to move towards industry — we briefly detail how Free and Open Source Software is compatible with commerical environments.

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Private Mail with GPG

Thu 06.04.2017 17:15 - 19:15 | ETH HG D 1.2, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

In times of excessive surveillance, secure messaging has become rare. Do you want to learn how to protect your files and messages? Do you want to know how you can enforce your vested rights?
This course teaches you in using one of the most secure tools, GPG, and tells you how to avoid the pitfalls and perils in the world of cryptography.

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Stammtisch

Wed 05.04.2017 18:00 - 22:00 | ETH MM, Tables in front of the Zweistein cafeteria,

It's time for a Stammtisch! This time, we meet at the tables in front of the Zweistein cafeteria in the ETH MM building (where the Mensa is). Note that we are in front of the cafeteria, not inside.

Come by and enjoy a beer with us!

You can bring your Linux laptop for troubleshooting, but please make sure it's fully charged. There is no power at this location.


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Bash Workshop 2

Tue 04.04.2017 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG D 5.2, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

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. Whether you want to back up your newest files to a hard drive or quickly download a lot of PDFs — with bash you can do it at a keystroke.

Note: We highly recommend visiting The Linux Toolkit if you wish to attend this workshop — especially if you have no experience with the console.
Note: This course is identical to Bash Workshop 1

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Bash Workshop 1

Mon 03.04.2017 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG D 5.2, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

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. Whether you want to back up your newest files to a hard drive or quickly download a lot of PDFs — with bash you can do it at a keystroke.

Note: We highly recommend visiting The Linux Toolkit if you wish to attend this workshop — especially if you have no experience with the console.
Note: This course is identical to Bash Workshop 2

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Linux Q&A

Fri 31.03.2017 17:15 - 19:15 | UZH KOL Lichthof

This is a public walk-in Linux Q&A. Got any problems with your new Linux system and want us to help you solve them? No problem, just come to this Q&A session at any time. We'll be around to help you.

We will be in the UZH Lichthof. Find us there!

The Power of Linux

Thu 30.03.2017 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG F 3, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

We will show a few applications where Linux provides particularly simple and elegant solutions to specific IT problems. This course builds on what you have learned in 'The Linux Toolkit' and shows you how to use your computer efficiently, solving problems rather than fighting them.

Please bring your Linux laptop with you so that you can follow along with the examples.

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

The Linux Toolkit

Wed 29.03.2017 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG F 3, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Get to know the tools you need to master your Linux system. We will start from scratch (no previous knowledge required), explain the most important basics in a nutshell and get you familiar with the console.

Please bring your Linux laptop to this course so that you can follow along with the examples.

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Install Event 2

Fri 24.03.2017 17:30 - 00:00 | ETH Alumni Pavillon, Zürich

Choose your favourite Linux Distribution and we'll help you install and customize it on your laptop.

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Install Event 1

Thu 23.03.2017 17:30 - 00:00 | ETH Alumni Pavillon, Zürich

Choose your favourite Linux Distribution and we'll help you install and customize it on your laptop.

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Stammtisch

Mon 20.03.2017 18:00 - 22:00 | Hirschengraben 86, 8001 Zürich, Schweiz

Time for another Stammtisch! Come by, chat with us, and have a free beer. No sign-up required, just stop by.

Want to be notified when a Stammtisch takes place? Subscribe to our Sympa announcement list:
https://sympa.ethz.ch/sympa/info/thealternative

Introduction to Linux

Fri 17.03.2017 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG F 3, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Learn about the structure of Linux, its most important concepts and the comfort accompanying them. Discover different flavours of Linux and get a feeling which one would be for you. We present the most important applications and concepts and prepare you for the Install Events.

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Free and Open Source Software

Wed 15.03.2017 17:15 - 19:00 | UZH KOL G 217, Rämistrasse 71 Zurich

We explain the difference between Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and proprietary software and elaborate on why these differences matter. Furthermore, we give a historical background to Linux and explain why using Free Software and open formats is important. Learn how you can get full control over your data!

Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Stammtisch

Thu 09.03.2017 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning spaces on E floor at ETH CHN: Universitätsstrasse 16

Time for another stammtisch! This time, we're at the learning spaces on the E floor of the ETH CHN building, right above the learning spaces. See you there!

Want to be notified when a Stammtisch takes place? Subscribe to our Sympa announcement list:
https://sympa.ethz.ch/sympa/info/thealternative

Stammtisch

Mon 27.02.2017 18:00 - 22:00 | Jimmy's Pizzeria, Culmannstrasse 1, Zürich, Schweiz

To properly celebrate the beginning of a new semester, we meet at Jimmy's Pizzeria for a stammtisch. Come by and chat with us, have a free beer, or ask for help with your Linux problems!

Want to be notified when a Stammtisch takes place? Subscribe to our Sympa announcement list:
https://sympa.ethz.ch/sympa/info/thealternative

Winterbar with TheAlternative and [project21]

Mon 19.12.2016 16:00 - 20:00 | ETH Hönggerberg, Switzerland

Come meet us at the VSETH Winterbar on Hönggerberg! We're organizing the bar from 4PM to 8PM. Come grab a hot chocolate or spiced wine!

Stammtisch

Tue 13.12.2016 18:00 - 22:00 | Jimmy's, Culmannstrasse 1, 8006 Zürich, Schweiz

For the last time in this semester, we meet for a Stammtisch. This time, we're in Jimmy's Pizzeria. Come meet us for a chat and a fun evening! Your first beer is for free, and you will meet lots of interesting people.

You can bring your laptop for troubleshooting if you have Linux problems. We will gladly help you resolve them.

Stammtisch

Thu 01.12.2016 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning space on E floor at ETH CHN, Universitätsstrasse 16

TheAlternative meets again for a Stammtisch. Just drop by! We meet at the learning spaces on the E floor of ETH CHN, right above the Green Floor. You can find us by going to the cafeteria and then taking the stairs up one floor.

This stammtisch coincides with the ThirstDayBar at CHN, so you can attend both events. We will even pay for your first beer!

If you have Linux issues, you can bring your laptop with you, we will gladly help you resolve them.

Stammtisch

Tue 15.11.2016 18:00 - 22:00 | Jimmy's, Culmannstrasse 1, 8006 Zürich, Schweiz

Once again we meet for a Stammtisch. This time, we're in Jimmy's Pizzeria. Come meet us for a chat and a fun evening! Your first beer is for free, and you will meet lots of interesting people.

You can bring your laptop for troubleshooting if you have Linux problems. We will gladly help you resolve them.

Stammtisch

Thu 03.11.2016 18:00 - 22:00 | Learning space on E floor at ETH CHN, Universitätsstrasse 16

TheAlternative meets again for a Stammtisch. Just drop by! We meet at the learning spaces on the E floor of ETH CHN, right above the Green Floor. You can find us by going to the cafeteria and then taking the stairs up one floor.

This stammtisch coincides with the ThirstDayBar at CHN, so you can attend both events. We will even pay for your first beer!

If you have Linux issues, you can bring your laptop with you, we will gladly help you resolve them.

Activity Fair

Tue 01.11.2016 00:00 - 00:00 | Main Hall ETH HG: Rämistrasse 101

[project21] and TheAlternative are present at the Activity Fair 2016. Come meet us at ETH HG, talk to us, and get to know who we are and what we do!

Spotlight

Tue 25.10.2016 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG D 5.2, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

This semester:
The Developer's Toolkit or Things I Wish I'd Known Earlier

Get to know the magic that most IDEs provide as part of their 'Run' button! Find out what Eclips & Co. do behind the scenes and how you can do it yourself, adjusting the steps to your needs.
We teach you all about compilers and debuggers and how you can use them to write code faster and better—without the aid of an IDE. We also cover various other tools (such as vim or git) that come in handy.

Sign up for free on linux.thealternative.ch

Bash Workshop

Fri 21.10.2016 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG E 41, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Take your new abilities another step further: learn how you can use bash to program simple scripts that can save you a lot of work. Bash is a simple scripting language that was designed to interact with other programs and your system easily. Whether you want to back up your newest files to a hard drive or quickly download a lot of PDFs—script it once, then use it many times!

Note that we highly recommend visiting The Linux Toolkit if you wish to attend to this workshop—especially if you have no experience with the console.

This course is free for students of ETH and University of Zurich. Please sign up at linux.thealternative.ch

The Power of Linux

Thu 20.10.2016 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG F 1, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Many users use their computer in inefficient ways, spending more time fighting than solving problems with it. This course builds on what you have learned in "The Linux Toolkit" and shows how to get the most common tasks done swiftly using Linux.
Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

The Linux Toolkit

Wed 19.10.2016 17:30 - 20:00 | ETH HG E 5, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Get to know the tools you need to master your Linux system. We will start from scratch (no previous knowledge required) and explain the most important basics in a nutshell.
Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Stammtisch

Tue 18.10.2016 18:00 - 22:00 | Jimmy's, Culmannstrasse 1, 8006 Zürich, Schweiz

Once again we meet for a Stammtisch. This time, we're in Jimmy's Pizzeria. Come meet us for a chat and a fun evening! Your first beer is for free, and you will meet lots of interesting people.

You can bring your laptop for troubleshooting if you have Linux problems. We will gladly help you resolve them.

Install Event 2

Thu 13.10.2016 17:30 - 20:00 | ETH HG F 26.3, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

We offer a guided Linux installation on your laptop and help you customize your new Linux.
Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Install Event 1

Mon 10.10.2016 17:30 - 20:00 | ETH HG F 33.1, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

We offer a guided Linux installation on your laptop and help you customize your new Linux.
Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Introduction to Linux

Thu 06.10.2016 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG F 1, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Learn what Linux is and how it works. We present the most important applications and concepts and prepare you for the Install Events.
Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Stammtisch

Wed 05.10.2016 18:00 - 22:00 | Tables in front of Zweistein cafeteria, ETH MM, Leonhardstrasse 34

We meet again for a Stammtisch! This one will take place at the tables in front of the Zweistein cafeteria at ETH. Note that we meet outside of the cafeteria, not inside!

You can bring your laptop for troubleshooting, but please make sure it's fully charged. Unfortunately, there are no power outlets at this location.

Free and Open Source Software

Tue 04.10.2016 17:15 - 19:00 | UZH KOL G 209, Rämistrasse 71 Zurich

Learn about Free Software and its benefits. This course is free for students of ETH and University Zurich. Please sign up at linux.thealternative.ch

Stammtisch

Tue 20.09.2016 18:00 - 22:00 | Jimmy's, Culmannstrasse 1, 8006 Zürich, Schweiz

The semester starts again, and so does our regular Stammtisch! We meet in Jimmy's Pizzeria.

You can just join us without signing up. If you have Linux problems, you can bring your laptop for troubleshooting.

Stammtisch

Thu 02.06.2016 18:00 - 23:00 | ETH CHN learning spaces above the Bistro : Universitätsstrasse 16

This is the last Stammtisch during the semester. Together, we celebrate three-and-a-half successful months of studying, learning, procrastinating, hosting LinuxDays and being friends. Join us, have a free beer (free as in free beer, of course) and discuss the latest Linux news!

We will, of course, still provide Linux support if you need it. Just bring your laptop and we'll help you solve your problems.

We will meet in the ETH CHN building, at the learning spaces on the E floor above the CHN Bistro. The Bistro is easy to find as the ThirstDayBar takes place down there, a pretty noisy event. Just go up one floor from there and you'll find us.

If you want to be notified once this Stammtisch takes place, you can subscribe to our Sympa newsletter:
https://sympa.ethz.ch/sympa/info/thealternative

SummerBar

Mon 30.05.2016 13:00 - 23:00 | Polyterrasse ETH, Schweiz

TheAlternative, [project21] and WeAct will be hosting the VSETH SummerBar this day. We provide beer and food all afternoon and evening. Come by, have a drink and chat with us!

We won't be able to provide Linux support that day, but you will have the onetime opportunity to hug a gigantic Tux plushie. Well worth a visit!

Stammtisch

Tue 17.05.2016 18:00 - 23:00 | Jimmy's Pizzeria, Culmannstrasse 1, 8006 Zürich

Once again, we meet for a Stammtisch. As last time, we will be in Jimmy's Pizzeria at Culmannstrasse 1 in Zurich.

Remember: the first beer at our Stammtisch is free! You can also bring your laptop and we will help you solve all the Linux problems you have. Or just join us to discuss the latest Linux and FOSS news!

If you want to be notified once the stammtisch takes place, subscribe to our Sympa newsletter:
https://sympa.ethz.ch/sympa/info/thealternative

Stammtisch

Wed 04.05.2016 18:00 - 23:00 | Jimmy's Pizzeria, Culmannstrasse 1, 8006 Zürich

This time, our Stammtisch takes place in a restaurant! We hope to have every Stammtisch at Jimmy's Pizzeria from now on, but for this day, we'll just have a look and decide whether we like it.

You can, of course, still come by and join us or bring your laptop for troubleshooting. No need to sign up!

More information on Jimmy's Pizzeria: http://www.jimmys-pizzeria.ch/

Stammtisch

Tue 19.04.2016 18:00 - 23:00 | ETH CHN learning spaces on E floor (above the cafeteria) : Universitätsstrasse 16

We meet again for a Stammtisch! As last time, we're meeting at the learning spaces in the CHN building on the E floor. Just go to the cafeteria (which is signposted) and then up one floor, you will find us.

If you would like to be notified when a Stammtisch takes place, you can subscribe to our sympa mailing list:
https://sympa.ethz.ch/sympa/info/thealternative

Stammtisch

Thu 07.04.2016 18:00 - 23:00 | ETH CHN learning spaces above the green floor/cafeteria : Universitätsstrasse 16

We meet again for a Stammtisch. This time, we're in the CHN building in the learning space above the green floor (inner courtyard), on the F-floor, just above the cafeteria.

If you would like to be notified when this Stammtisch takes place, feel free to subscribe to our sympa mailing list:
https://sympa.ethz.ch/sympa/info/thealternative

Linux for Experts

Mon 04.04.2016 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG D 3.2, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

This course is aimed at more advanced Linux users. This semester, we will give an introduction to Tiling Window Managers, present their benefits and contrast them to traditional Stacking Window Managers.
Tiling Window Managers allow you to control your graphical interface using your keyboard in a more intuitive way. They are highly configurable, and there are many different implementations out there. We will show you a selection of them, to help you find the Window Manager that best fits your needs.
Once you learn how to use them, Tiling Window Managers can have a great impact on your productivity. Have a look at them, and find a complete new way of controlling your device!
Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Unleash the power of Linux

Wed 23.03.2016 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG D 1.2

Many users use their computer in inefficient ways, spending more time fighting than solving problems with it. This course builds on what you have learned in "The Linux Toolkit" and shows how to get the most common tasks done swiftly using Linux.
Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

The Linux Toolkit

Tue 22.03.2016 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG D 1.2, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Get to know the tools you need to master your Linux system. We will start from scratch (no previous knowledge required) and explain the most important basics in a nutshell.
Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Stammtisch

Mon 21.03.2016 18:00 - 23:00 | Tables in front of Zweistein cafeteria, ETH MM, Leonhardstrasse 34

We meet again for a Stammtisch. Come meet us at the tables in front of the Zweistein cafeteria (not inside, but in front of the cafeteria). Hope to see you there!

Please bring your laptop fully charged if you want us to give you tech support. There are no power outlets at this location.

If you want to get an e-mail notification for the Stammtisch, feel free to subscribe to our sympa mailing list:
https://sympa.ethz.ch/sympa/info/thealternative

Install Event 2

Thu 17.03.2016 17:30 - 20:00 | ETH HG E 33.1, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

We offer a guided Linux installation on your laptop and help you customize your new Linux.
Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Install Event 1

Tue 15.03.2016 17:30 - 20:00 | ETH HG E 22, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

We offer a guided Linux installation on your laptop and help you customize your new Linux.
Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Introduction to Linux

Thu 10.03.2016 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH HG D 1.1, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich

Learn what Linux is and how it works. We present the most important applications and concepts and prepare you for the Install Events.
Sign up for free at linux.thealternative.ch

Stammtisch

Wed 09.03.2016 18:00 - 22:00 | Tables in front of Zweistein cafeteria, ETH MM, Leonhardstrasse 34

We meet in front of the Zweistein cafeteria. Just drop by, we won't bite - and your first beer is free!
If you want to bring your laptop for troubleshooting, please bring it charged. There are no power outlets available at this location.
See you there!

Introduction to Free Software

Tue 08.03.2016 17:15 - 19:00 | UZH KOL G 204, Rämistrasse 71 Zurich

Learn about Free Software and its benefits. This course is free for students of ETH and University Zurich. Please sign up at linux.thealternative.ch

Thirstday-Bar with [project21]

Thu 03.03.2016 17:00 - 20:00 | CHN Green Floor (inner courtyard)

[project21], the student community for sustainability, is hosting this week's Thirstday-Bar in the CHN building. Since TheAlternative is a part of [project21], we will be present as well!
This is not a usual Stammtisch and we might not have the time to give you tech support, but you can still drop by for a chat and a beer!

You can find more information about the Thirstday-Bar under the following link (german):
http://thirstdaybar.ethz.ch/de/index.php?site=info.html

Stammtisch

Tue 23.02.2016 18:00 - 21:00 | Tables in front of Zweistein cafeteria, ETH MM, Leonhardstrasse 34

The semester has begun, and we meet again.
If you would like us to help you with some Linux problem, just drop by! Bring your laptop, but please bring it charged. There are no power outlets at this location.
Please note that we meet at the tables in front of the Zweistein cafeteria, and not inside the cafeteria.

Stammtisch

Fri 18.12.2015 16:00 - 20:00 | Tables in front of Zweistein (ETH MM building)

To celebrate the end of the semester, we will meet for a Stammtisch in front of the Zweistein canteen. (Not inside the canteen, only in front).
Come have a beer with us and discuss the latest Linux news (or anything you want).
If you want to bring your Linux device for troubleshooting, please bring it fully charged. There are no power outlets at this location.

Stammtisch

Tue 01.12.2015 18:30 - 21:30 | Restaurant St. Gallerhof, Konradstrasse 2, Zurich

We meet the Debian LocalGroup of zurich.

Netzpolitik-Zmittag Digitale Gesellschaft

Tue 01.12.2015 11:55 - 12:55 | Restaurant Viadukt, Viaduktstrasse 69/71, Zürich

Wir besuchen die Digitale Gesellschaft am Netzpolitik-Zmittag.

Chaostreff des ccczh

Wed 18.11.2015 19:00 - 22:00 | Röschibachstrasse 26, Zürich

We visit the weekly Chaostreff of the CCC Zurich.

revamp-it Linux Presentation Day

Sat 14.11.2015 11:00 - 17:00 | Röschibachstrasse 24-26, 8037 Zürich

The Linux Presentation Day, organized by the LUGS (Linux User Group Switzerland) and revamp-it, is an event for people who are new to Linux to learn more about the Open Source operating system.

FSFE fellowship meeting [C]

Thu 12.11.2015 18:00 - 21:00 | Stampfenbachstrasse 69, Zürich

A meeting for people who are interested in Free Software. Organised by the FSFE (free software foundation europe).

Stammtisch

Wed 04.11.2015 18:00 - 21:00 | CHN Green Floor (inner courtyard)

We meet again in the CHN building. No bar going on on this evening, so this Stammtisch is more suitable if you need help with your Linux system. No need to sign up, just come by!

Stammtisch

Thu 29.10.2015 17:00 - 21:00 | CHN Green Floor (inner courtyard)

Casual meeting at the ThirstDayBar in CHN. No need to sign up, just stop by. We also offer to help with your Linux problems at this event, just bring your laptop.

Expert Course

Tue 20.10.2015 18:00 - 19:30 | ETH HG D 1.1 - Rämistrasse 101, Zürich

This year we cover these two topics:

Live Software Integration:

How do you ride the bleeding edge without making a mess? By managing
live software (written even mere minutes before the installation) with
your package manager! Portage, a modern, source-based package manager
allows you to cleanly install the very latest software - pre-release.


Scientific Software under Linux:

Linux is widely acclaimed for scientific computing. Scientific
software, however, is seldom clean and polished - and scientists
themselves often have only a superficial understanding of the software
they use. Using the example of a few selected neuroscience packages,
see how Linux distributions address these and other issues.

Linux in Practice Advanced Course

Thu 15.10.2015 17:15 - 19:30 | ETHZ HG F 3 - Rämistrasse 101, Zürich

Learn how to keep your system up to date and use some of the more advanced Linux tools.

Linux in Practice Basic Course

Tue 13.10.2015 17:15 - 19:30 | ETHZ HG F 3 - Rämistrasse 101, Zürich

Now that you have Linux, let us show you how to use it.

Install Event 2

Fri 09.10.2015 17:30 - 20:00 | ETHZ HG E 41 - Rämistrasse 101, Zürich

Get Linux the easy way. We help you install it on your own laptop. Bring a charger!

Install Event 1

Thu 08.10.2015 17:30 - 20:00 | ETHZ HG E 41 - Rämistrasse 101, Zürich

Get Linux the easy way. We help you install it on your own laptop. Bring a charger!

Introduction to Linux

Thu 01.10.2015 17:15 - 19:30 | ETHZ HG D 7.1 - Rämistrasse 101, Zürich

Linux is not that complicated. Let us show you how cool it actually is.

Introduction to Free Software

Tue 29.09.2015 17:15 - 19:30 | UZH KOL E 18 - Rämistrasse 71

We introduce you to the world of Free and Open Source software.
Sign up: linux.thealternative.ch

Stammtisch

Thu 24.09.2015 18:00 - 22:00 | CHN green floor (inner courtyard) - Universitätsstrasse 16, Zurich

The TheAlternative Stammtische are little meet-ups that you can join for
fun or if you need advice. If you need help with your Linux OS or if you
want to know more about computer systems, you'll be sure to find a
competent community right here. We'll enjoy a drink together and talk
about anything you like. There are no rules, it's just a casual
get-together.

Stammtisch

Wed 01.07.2015 19:00 - 20:00 | Tische vor Zweistein

Bier und coole Leute!

Science Slam

Thu 30.04.2015 19:00 - 21:00 | StuZ² (CAB-Gebäude)

Beim nächsten Science Slam ist mit Christian Horea auch TheAlternative vertreten mit einem Slam rund ums Thema FOSS.
Einlass 19:00, Beginn 20:00

Install Event 1

Tue 15.10.2019 17:00 - 21:30 | ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland, HG E 7

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.

Stammtisch

Mon 14.10.2019 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.

Introduction to Linux

Tue 08.10.2019 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland, HG F 3

Now that you know the ethical advantages of Free Software, in this course you will learn about a wide family of free operating systems based on the Linux kernel, as well as some of the most useful software tools available for them.

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.

Introduction to Free Software

Fri 04.10.2019 17:15 - 19:00 | University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland, KOL F 117

Discover the differences between Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and proprietary software, and find out why these differences matter. This captivating lecture will provide you with information about the advantages of Free Software licenses, as well as show you the historical background of the Linux kernel. Additionally, we show why Free Software and Open Data is important even beyond the world of Linux.

Learn how you can regain full control over your data!

Stammtisch

Thu 03.10.2019 18:00 - 22:00 | Austrasse 19, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland

At this Stammtisch, we will be able to buy beverages at Spelunke (with its well-known BonesKlinic mead) in Zürich Wiedikon. Therefore, we won't bring any beer.

Stammtisch

Fri 20.09.2019 18:00 - 22:00 | Katholische Hochschulgemeinde Zürich AKI, 2nd floor, Hirschengraben 86, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

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