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The Saint Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG) is an IRS 501c(6) designated not-for-profit professional association dedicated to education and communication among computer users. SLUUG members include many Linux and UNIX professionals, Networking experts, hobbyists, students, plus many who are interested in Unix, Unix-like Operating Systems, Linux, BSD and other Free Open Source Software (FOSS) applications, products and services.

ONLINE Sessions

  • NO PHYSICAL MEETINGS until further notice.
  • ONLINE session will use remote video software on 8 July 2020.
  • Instructions on How To Connect . They were also sent to our mailing lists.


    BASE: Gentle Introduction to Markdown

    by Ed Howland

    markdown ~ a lightweight markup language

    Since its introduction 16 years ago, the Markdown text format has become ubiquitous in the software world and in IT in general.

    Its adoption across the Open Source landscape, in particular, has made it a priority for users, maintainers and contributers alike. Even though Markdown is a simplified Rich Text Format (RTF), it does require some knowledge about how to accomplish even basic tasks.

    We will start with a simple example and build it into a complete Markdown document.

    Hopefully, we will have learned how to create our own Markdown documents, make changes to open source documentation and participate more fully in social media forums.

    This tutorial might show factors common with both personal and enterprise computing.

    MAIN: Gentle Introduction to Docker

    by Robert_Citek

    The diagram forms the framework of the talk.

    Docker is being used in many IT environments, from large corporations using Docker with Kubernetes to hobbyists using Docker on the Raspberry PI.

    But what is Docker? In this talk we will explore what Docker "is" by demonstrating how to use it. We will cover the components that make up the Docker environment, including instances, images, and registries.

    In doing so, we will also cover some common use patterns for using containers and building images. And along the way, you will get exposed to Google's AI Notebooks, the jq command, and dsub. In the end, you will have a firm base from which to further explore the richness of Docker containers.

    SLUUG Sponsored meetings in the STL Metro Area

    Monthly Meetings

    We open the room for the general meeting about 6:00 PM.

    Then we start at 6:30 PM with our BASE introductory level session (usually focused on personal computing); which may include either amazing graphical packages, blinking lights, command line wonders, demonstrations of useful applications, displays of newly discovered web sites, major resolution of long standing anomalies, quantum discoveries, smoke and mirrors, superb tutorials, or shifts in both time and space.

    Sometime after 7:00 PM we attempt a quick welcome, introductions, announcements, current events of interest, and a general CALL FOR HELP (Questions and Answers) segment.

    Sometime after 7:30 PM, we may take a short break before our MAIN topic (usually focused on enterprise computing),

    All of our meetings are free and open to the public. There is no individual membership fee.

  • Where!

  • NO PHYSICAL MEETINGS until further notice.
  • ONLINE session will use remote video software.
  • Instructions to follow on this web page and our mailing lists.
  • When!

    Wednesday July 8th, 2020

    from 6:30PM till 9:00PM Central Time

    Next scheduled meeting dates

    • 2020
      • 2020-07-08 BASE Gentle Intro to Markdown MAIN Gentle Intro to Docker
      • 2020-08-12 TOPICS To Be Determined Offer to talk!
      • 2020-09-09 TOPICS To Be Determined Offer to talk!

    Past Meetings

    We have been meeting continuously since at least July 1992.

    Contact SLUUG if you have a presentation you would like to have considered for selection.

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