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1 Charleston Local Community Involvement

2 The Charleston, South Carolina Linux Users Group (CSCLUG) is dedicated to the awareness, advancement and development of free software ideals and solutions in the Charleston, SC area expressed through the abilities of our members.

3 What is a LUG? Professional Technical Social Philanthropic Open Source or Free Software Linux_User_Group Linux_User_Group

4 CSCLUG From 2007 to Present (5 years) /- people Online Mailing list for discussions and employment opportunities Catalyst for other user groups Always member driven People still ask, “Charleston has a LUG?” Venues since 2007

5 Encouraging Open Ideas Install Fests BarCampCHS – Community Outreach – FIRST Robotics – Gussie Greene Computer Lab – Midland Park Computer Lab – Summer pyGames – Shipping Linux Computers to Honduras SELF –

6 An ad-hoc, user generated un-conference where attendees determine what will be presented

7 What are you into? Find out. 3 years running 267+ people 45 minute sessions 501(c) 3 non-profit

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11 Technology Outreach FIRST Robotics Gussie Greene Computer Lab Midland Park Computer Lab Summer pyGames Shipping Linux Computers to Honduras

12 Open Source Computer Labs It takes a village to build a lab

13 Open Source Computer Labs Computer Literacy Courses LibreOffice Tools Job Training

14 Open Source Computer Labs Research w/ Internet Access Educational Games LibreOffice Tools

15 Summer pyGames High school students creating educational computer games for elementary school children

16 Summer pyGames High school students creating educational computer games for elementary school children

17 Summer pyGames One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO Laptops

18 Summer pyGames One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO Laptops

19 Summer pyGames One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO Laptops

20 Completely entry level – All open source Tools & Code Students utilize Development tools

21 Completely entry level – All open source Tools & Code Students utilize Development tools as well as graphic design & creativity!

22 S T E M Science Technology Engineering Mathematics

23 Charleston students send their XO games to Kenya with the Peace Corps

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26 Igniting young minds. Teaching life skills. Nurturing passions for science and technology. Practicing “Gracious Professionalism™.” F OR I NSPIRATION AND R ECOGNITION OF S CIENCE AND T ECHNOLOGY ®

27 27 FIRST Tech Challenge  Also high school students  Smaller robots, built from Tetrix kits  Doesn’t require sophisticated shop for construction Other FIRST Programs Junior FIRST Lego League  Elementary School students  Built from Lego Mindstorms kits FIRST Lego League  Middle School students  Built from Lego Mindstorms kits

28 28 Technical Skills  Mechanical Design  Programming  Machining  Mech. & Elec. Assembly  CAD  3D Modeling & Animation  Web Site Design  5S & Shop Safety Basic Skills - FRC Team member FIRST Robotics Team 342 Student Development

29 29 Technical Skills  Mechanical Design  Programming  Machining  Mech. & Elec. Assembly  CAD  3D Modeling & Animation  Web Site Design  5S & Shop Safety Basic Skills - FRC Team member FIRST Robotics Team 342 Student Development

30 30 Technical Skills  Mechanical Design  Programming  Machining  Mech. & Elec. Assembly  CAD  3D Modeling & Animation  Web Site Design  5S & Shop Safety Basic Skills - FRC Team member FIRST Robotics Team 342 Student Development

31 31 Technical Skills  Mechanical Design  Programming  Machining  Mech. & Elec. Assembly  CAD  3D Modeling & Animation  Web Site Design  5S & Shop Safety Basic Skills - FRC Team member FIRST Robotics Team 342 Student Development

32 32 Using open source software to further education. FIRST Robotics Team 342 Student Development

33 33  Team 342 “The Burning Magnetos” – Ft. Dorchester H.S.  Team 3475 “The Crop” – West Ashley H.S.  Team 3489 “Category 5” – Ashley Ridge & Summerville H.S.  Team 3490 “Viperdrive” – Cane Bay H.S.  Team 4243 “ The First Dream Team” – Stall H.S.  Team 4261 “ Raptors” - Academic Magnet H.S.  Team 4083 “Iron Wolverines“ - Woodland H.S. & Dorchester Career School Lowcountry FRC Teams Charleston SC Teams

34 34 Team 342 & 3489

35 User Groups in Charleston Ruby Users Group – Java Users Group – MakeLab – Drupal Users Group –


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