The Nova Scotia Linux Users Group
Schedule | Social Events | Tech Talks | Links

NSLUG is a low-key Linux Users Group based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. NSLUG meets monthly (tentatively during the summer months) on the first Monday of every month (or the second Monday, if the first is a holiday). We host both social and technical meetings, lectures and events. Unless it has been announced on our mailing list, by default our meeting will be a social one.


2018 2019
Jan 7 Feb 4 Mar 4 Apr 1
Jul 9 (TBD) Aug 13 (TBD) May 6 Jun 3 Jul 8 (TBD) Aug 12 (TBD)
Sep 10 Oct 1 Nov 5 Dec 3 Sep 9 Oct 7 Nov 4 Dec 9

Social Events

This is a less formal atmosphere than the tech talk events. Grab a coffee, and chat with other members for an hour or two. Some people bring their laptops or other devices (Raspberry Pi, tablets) either to show off something they've been working on, or to get technical assistance.

Social events are held the first Monday of almost every month (or the second Monday, if the first is a holiday) from 5:30 to 7:30pm, or whenever people decide to leave.  We meet at the Uncommon Grounds coffee shop on South Park Street, Halifax (between Victoria Road and Inglis Street).  The main entrance is below street level. Wheelchair access is located around the side, to the left of the main entrance.

Tech Talks

NSLUG hosts a series of technical events where members may give a talk. We occasionally alternate between this style of event, and the traditional social event where we get coffee. Tech Talks begin at 5:30pm, running about two hours, and have typcially been held in the Jacob Slonim Conference Room (4th floor, room 430) in Dalhousie's Computer Science building on University Avenue (come in the main entrance, and take the elevator to the 4th floor - signs will direct you from there to the conference room). The future of using this location is uncertain, and are open to alternative locations as well as topics.

The idea is to have members present something they've been working on, or run a tutorial on some cool technology they're familiar with.
If you'd like to present, the length of talks are typically one hour (45 min + questions), or a half-hour (25 min + questions) to pair with a second talk. Please e-mail the mailing list requesting a slot at the next event.

Topics of interest include:
If you'd like to help, but don't want to give a talk, there are several things to help with. We need posters, flyers, and signs made; we need someone to do some outreach to like-minded organizations; as well as a point of contact for the organization of future tech talks. If interested in handling any of this, please make it known at a social event or (even better) in the mailing list.