The Central Iowa Area Linux Users Group, also known as CIALUG or just LUG, is a group of IT professionals with a mutual interest in Linux. The members tend to be made up of a mix of system administrators and developers. While we get together about once a month (on the third Wednesday of each month), we are also fairly active on a mailing list and via IRC on #cialug on Freenode.
The group as a whole is somewhat more social than a lot of professional organizations, but the mix of technical knowledge is wide and there is generally at least one person who has an answer to any particular problem. For the last several years, I have been elected president of this group… which pretty much means that I set up the meetings and try to keep things more less moving forward.
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