PLUG North

(Formerly Montgomery County Pennsylvania Linux Users Group)

What is PLUG North?

PLUG North is exactly what it sounds like, a chapter of PLUG. PLUG members are users of the Linux operating system and other Open Source software who live in the greater Philadelphia area and come together to share knowledge and learn from each other. The monthly PLUG meeting is typically held on the first Wednesday of the month inside the Philadelphia city limits, and can be difficult for Linux enthusiasts living in the suburbs to attend. Still, many people do make the trek in every month.

PLUG North meetings are held in the Northeastern suburbs of Philadelphia, in Plymouth Meeting. If you are interested in Linux but haven't been able to make it to Philadelphia on a Wednesday evening, you're welcome to come by.

How do I become a member of this chapter?

Membership in all of PLUG is extremely informal, if you subscribe to the PLUG discussion list or attend a PLUG (or PLUG North!) meeting you can consider yourself a member.

How can I find out about PLUG North events?

PLUG North shares a mailing list with PLUG and PLUG West. So you can subscribe to the low-traffic plug-announce mailing list, or to the general PLUG discussion list. (All traffic from plug-announce is forward to the discussion list, so you only need to subscribe to one of these.) You can also check the list of upcoming meetings.

You may also want to check out PLUG West


Before hooking up with PLUG Central, this group was known as the Montgomery County Linux Users Group. Below are details from meetings we had as MontcoLUG.

Monday, January 15, 2007
Location: Home of Lee Marzke, Collegeville, PA
Topic: Women in F/OSS by Elizabeth Bevilacqua (Slides Here)

From left: Lyz, Kris, Karen, John, Lee

Monday, July 17, 2006
Location: Sly Fox Brepub Royersford, 312 N. Lewis Rd. Royersford
Topic: The Subversion (svn) Version Control System by Mike Joseph

From left: Vadim, Tom, Michael Bevilacqua, Mike Joseph, Tom Lowery, Lee Marzke, Kevin Mudrick, Walt Mankowski, Lyz Krumbach

Monday, May 15, 2006
Location: Home of Lee Marzke, Collegeville, PA
Topic: Asterisk@Home by Lee Marzke

From left: Michael Bevilacqua, Lyz Krumbach, Jesus Arocho, Marty Squicciarini, John Kirk, Tom Lowery, Lee Marzke

Monday, January 16, 2006
Location: Home of Jesus Arocho, Telford, PA
Topic: Text-based communication: screen + irssi + bitlbee + mutt by Lyz Krumbach (related notes here and here)

Clockwise from top left: Lyz Krumbach, Michael Joseph, Marty Squicciarini, Tom Lowery, Lee Marzke, Jesus Arocho, Michael Bevilacqua

Monday, November 14, 2005
Location: Borders Books in Montgomeryville, PA
Topic: Social Mixer/General Linux Discussion

Clockwise from top left: Tom Lowery, Lee Marzke, Aaron Mulder, Jesus Arocho, Lyz Krumbach, Erin Mulder, Carl Husa, and Michael Toren