The digital union is hosting an introduction to Ubuntu, aimed at people looking to switch to an open source operating system. This would be a great opportunity, if they're ok with it, for us as a club to reach out and help spread some IT staff spread the word about open source software. OIT doesn't often support Linux operating systems, so I feel like we should commend it and help them in spreading the philosophy.
From the registration page: "Ubuntu: An Operating System for Everyone ... Considering open source alternatives to commercially licensed software? Ubuntu is a simple, stable, and free operating system designed to be usable by anyone, from average computer users to community organizations and businesses. Join the Digital Union in the Office of the Chief Information Officer to gain hands-on experience with this operating system. We will also discuss benefits of going open source, as well as view and discuss video interviews of leaders in local organizations that have successfully implemented Ubuntu as a powerful, cost-effective alternative to proprietary operating systems."
The workshop will be held May 18th from 3:30 until 4:30 pm. Unfortunately, I like many of our most active members, have a certain programming class at that particular time, so I can't make it.
Registration link: https://registration.it.ohio-state.edu/node/176