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Should FreeGeek Chicago have it's own Distro?
 
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This Week at FreeGeek Chicago - FOSS and me, A Woman's Story

by Evelyn Lopez

This Day in Tech History:

Antitrust Suit Filed Against Microsoft

See more at: http://thisdayintechhistory.com/05/18/antitrust-suit-filed-against-microsoft/

 

Hello geeks!

FreeGeek Chicago has some special announcements for you:

 

  • FreeGeek has a Command Line and a Gaming on Linux class in need of volunteer teachers. If you are interested in teaching this class on the weekends (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) email Douglas Shoback at Teach@FreeGeekChicago.org

  • Our Introduction to your FreeGeek computer will be taught every first Sunday of the month starting May 1st. Check our calendar for any changes.

  • Friendly reminder: Volunteer days are Friday and Sunday from 11:00am – 5:00pm

  • For all who have never volunteer with us or wish to re-volunteer, orientation is every Friday and Sunday at 11:00am

  • Check out our thrift store for our awesome desktop and laptop selection.

  • We need weekday volunteers! Are you interested in server research and Mac building? Contact Jsimpson@freegeekchicago.org

 

Hello again Geeks!

Women have fought hard to obtain recognition in the workplace environment for many years now. There is still lots to do, specially in the science and medicine sectors. However, this does not mean that there are not women today that aren't excelling in these fields. The advent of the computer age has brought us Linux. And, Linux has brought us a slew of new faces on the map, including some very recognizable women. Today, we celebrate the Women of Linux.

 

How to:

Run your own cloud: Installing OwnCloud 9 on Debian 8

https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/owncloud_9-installation-on-debian_8/

 

Awesome links:

These Women Are Building The Software That Quietly Runs The World

http://www.businessinsider.com/women-in-linux-quietly-running-the-world-2014-2

 

10 influential women in Java, Scala and everything in between

https://jaxenter.com/10-influential-women-in-java-scala-and-everything-in-between-125985.html

 

How the Linux Foundation is increasing the woman force in open source

http://www.cio.com/article/3040612/linux/how-the-linux-foundation-is-increasing-the-woman-force-in-open-source.html

 

Geek of the Week: Ada Academy grad Liz Rush is passionate about developer evangelism

http://www.geekwire.com/2016/liz-rush/

 

Videos:

Linux.conf.au 2012] Women in open technology and culture worldwide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE2mFcOPVp8

 

Living The Linux Life | Women’s Tech Radio 25

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9O4dCB_UCw

 

Item of the week:


Specs:

Intel Core I7, 2.67 Ghz, 6Gb RAM, 500GB HDD
$130.00. Call FreeGeek store @ 773.342.6205 for details.

Command of the day:

chmod / chown – Changes the access permissions of one or more files (chmod) or changes the ownership of a particular file to a new user (chown). Only users with permission or ownership of a file can change that file’s permissions or ownership.

 

And as always, if you have a story, article or photos you would like to see us post email it to share@freegeekchicago.org

 

-The FreeGeek Chicago Team

Sunday Fun At FreeGeek - Photo Edition

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Sunday Fun at FreeGeek May 8 2016

Linux vs Whaa???

by Evelyn Lopez

This Day in Tech History:

VisiCalc Unveiled

See more at: http://thisdayintechhistory.com/05/11/visicalc-unveiled/

Hello geeks!

FreeGeek Chicago has some special announcements for you:

Sunday Fun At FreeGeek - Photo Edition

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Sunday Fun at FreeGeek Chicago May 1st 2016

This Week at FreeGeek Chicago - May the Fourth be With You

by Evelyn Lopez

Hello again Geeks!

FreeGeek wants to celebrate May 4th with you. So in honor of the geek holiday we bring you a collection of Linux / open source inspired articles and videos curated just for you.

This Week at FreeGeek Chicago - Recyclimg Machines

by Evelyn Lopez

FreeGeek Chicago has some special announcements for you:

 

  • FreeGeek has a Command Line and a Gaming on Linux class in need of volunteer teachers. If you are interested in teaching this class on the weekends (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) email Douglas Shoback at Teach@FreeGeekChicago.org

  • Our Introduction to your FreeGeek computer will be taught every first Sunday of the month starting May 1st. Check our calendar for any changes.

  • Friendly reminder: Volunteer days are Friday and Sunday from 11:00am – 5:00pm

  • For all who have never volunteer with us or wish to re-volunteer, orientation is every Friday and Sunday at 11:00am

  • Check out our thrift store for our awesome desktop and laptop selection.

  • We need weekday volunteers! Are you interested in server research and Mac building? Contact Jsimpson@freegeekchicago.org

 

Sunday Fun At FreeGeek - Photo Edition

by Evelyn Lopez

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Sunday Fun at FreeGeek Chicago April 24 2016

This Week at FreeGeek Chicago - Leo's Secret Project REVEALED!

by Evelyn Lopez

Hello geeks!

FreeGeek Chicago has some special announcements for you:

 

  • If you would like to teach orientation or our Intro to FreeGeek on Fridays or Sundays email our Educational Coordinator at Teach@FreeGeekChicago.org We also have a Command Line and a Gaming on Linux classes that need teachers. Sign up today!

  • Friendly reminder: Volunteer days are Friday and Sunday from 11:00am – 5:00pm

  • For all who have never volunteer with us or wish to re-volunteer, orientation is every Friday and Sunday at 11:00am

  • Check out our thrift store for our awesome desktop and laptop selection.

  • We need weekday volunteers! Are you interested in server research and Mac building? Contact Jsimpson@freegeekchicago.org

     

Sunday Fun At FreeGeek - Photo Edition

by Evelyn Lopez

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Sunday Fun At FreeGeek Chicago April 17 2016

Sunday Fun At FreeGeek - Photo Edition

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This Week at FreeGeek Chicago

by Evelyn Lopez

Distro Disco!

Now wouldn't it be nice to have a FreeGeek distro?

Our in-house geeks have been busy tinkering with our new website for the past few weeks and ideas are a-flowing. So now we ask ourselves: wouldn't it be nice to have our own distro installed in our refurbished computers?

So we bring the question back to you, would you like FreeGeek Chicago to have it's own distro?

FreeGeek Chicago's Annual Retreat

by Evelyn Lopez

Want to learn more about FreeGeek Chicago? Have new ideas or something you want to share? Meet us on April 16th at FreeGeek Chicago and lets talk FreeGeek business. We'll be discussing the organization's goals, new proposals etc. Help us create a better FreeGeek!

Sunday Fun At FreeGeek - Photo Edition

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Sunday Fun at FreeGeek Chicago April 3, 2016