The aims of the Devon and Cornwall GNU / Linux user group are :
To help users of all ages / backgrounds find other users of GNU / Linux and Free software
To provide a friendly support network where questions of any level can be asked
To provide informal support, promotion and advocacy to local people / business and industry with regard to the implementation and use of GNU / Linux and Free software OR to provide a links to people who can support this on a more formal level.
To provide support, including promotion where possible to events or other activities in the region.
To provide access to support materials, documentation and educational opportunities which help people use and learn about GNU / Linux & Free software.
Hopefully demonstrate there is a active and vibrant community and IT industry in the South West of the UK.
The Devon and Cornwall GNU/Linux User Group is for anyone who uses – or is interested in using – Free, Libre and Open Source Software. The group is made up of a wide range of people from home users to professionals and between us we have a wide range of experience and knowledge. Please feel free to join our discussion mailing list( where most of the discussions take place). or you can chat with us on IRC (chat).
Members in South Devon are involved in running the Torbay Raspberry Pi & Arduino jam.
Please click on logo to be taken to the Torbay Tech Jam website.
Rebel Makers is a network of peer-to-peer making clubs for everyone who is interested in technology – regardless of age or ability. At our Clubs, Rebels get together to share existing knowledge and learn new skills in a fun, safe and collaborative environment, exploring anything and everything from electronics and programmable hardware, through to writing code, design, and media production.
The Torbay Tech jam is trying to tie-in with Rebelmakers so that we can be work closer togethe,r offer more support / activities for anyone who attends the jams. For this to work we really DO need more volunteers to sign up and help, as myself and tom are struggling to do the jams as it is.
I am not sure what is possible so as a plan B I am looking to find other potential partners to work with them to run clubs for ALL ages and abilities in the heart of torbay communities so we can really bring together people with similar interest and develop a vibrant techy / hobby community
Kevin From rebel labs who run rebel makers will be down in November so if anyone is interested please come along to the jam for a chat, and lets see if we can get anything going in Torbay. It would be really nice to be able to offer far more support to the people attending the jam than we are at the moment.
Please visit the tech jam site and get in touch for more information.
“libreCMC is a set of fully free embedded Operating Systems for general purpose computers. It aims to give its users freedom and control over the software that runs on their hardware. Most of the hardware that libreCMC supports includes a wide range of routers and some small single board computers.”
I will update the planned activities page for July after the June jam.
Sat 4th June 2016 sees the usual Exeter Pi jam 10 – 12 at Exeter Library
18th June is the monthly Meeting up on Holsworthy at the White Hart, start time about 1:30, (see list for information)
Don’t forget you can chat to us on IRC
irc.freenode.net port 6667 #dcglug
We have our own chat room for the tech jam which has been set up and is run by some of the young people who attend the jam. This is hosted on vltec but users are on both IRC servers. There is a link on the Torbay Tech jam website for this. We are also running our own Minetest server. so free free to ask for more information.
Further ahead the September Jam is 17th September which is also software freedom day, so any ideas or talks on free software welcome.
I have also been looking at scratch4arduino and have been making related blog posts on my website. I am also in the process of putting together workshops / activities relating to this.
We will also be chatting the Dystopia group about free software and they will be giving some information on barriers to using IT. Hopefully this will inspire people to take peoples needs in to account when creating software, website, hardware and even printed forms. If you can give any advice with regard to Accessibility features this would be really useful.