The Perth Linux User’s Group (PLUG) is one of the largest Linux groups in Australia & Perth.
We are a not-for-profit for professionals, students or hobbyists interested in Linux and Open Source software. Whilst most of our membership is from Perth, we welcome members from all over Western Australia and currently have members from Broome, Collie, Katanning and Kalgoorlie.
Catching up monthly in Perth and running a number of social events throughout the year see our events for more information. PLUG streams its monthly meetings live online, and encourages regional members to get together to watch the stream and participate online via IRC in real time. Providing a number of resources for members and the community.
PLUG aims to assist and help people in Perth and Western Australia:
- …advocate the use of Unix, Linux, Free Software, Open Source software & Open Technology
- …learn new skills from knowledgeable industry experts and hobbyists
- …encourage our members to share their experiences and expert knowledge
- …make contacts within the local IT industry
- …make new friends and business contacts
- …enable novices to connect with technical experts
We run monthly events throughout the year including:
- Speakers and Lightning Talks
- Workshops & Hack Days
- Annual Christmas party & BBQ
- Tours - e.g. Maker Spaces, Data Centres, Miniature Railway
- Quiz and games nights with prizes
- PLUG AV recording/streaming & Systems Administration work
- Social events at various pubs, cafes and restaurants
Our members have brought our region’s premier Linux, Free Software and Open source conference :
- to WA in 2003 and 2014, see https://linux.org.au/linux-conf-au/ ; and
- assisted in the preparation, running and audio/video recording of many others.