Charleston Local Community

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Charleston Local Community
Involvement

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.

What is a LUG?


Professional


Technical


Social


Philanthropic


Open Source or Free
Software


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Linux_User_Group


CSCLUG


From 2007 to Present (5 years)


12
-
18 +/
-

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

Encouraging Open Ideas


Install Fests


BarCampCHS


www.barcampchs.org


Community Outreach


FIRST Robotics


Gussie Greene Computer Lab


Midland Park Computer Lab


Summer
pyGames


Shipping Linux Computers to
Honduras


SELF


www.southeastlinuxfest.org



An ad
-
hoc, user generated un
-
conference

where attendees determine what will be presented

What are you into?



Find out.


3 years running

267+ people

45 minute sessions

501(c) 3 non
-
profit

Technology Outreach


FIRST Robotics


Gussie Greene Computer Lab


Midland Park Computer Lab


Summer
pyGames


Shipping Linux Computers to Honduras

Open Source

Computer Labs

It takes a village to build a lab

Open Source

Computer Labs


Computer Literacy Courses


LibreOffice

Tools


Job Training

Open Source

Computer Labs


Research w/ Internet
Access


Educational Games


LibreOffice

Tools

Summer
pyGames

High
school students
creating educational
computer
games for elementary school children

Summer
pyGames

High
school students
creating educational
computer
games for elementary school children

Summer
pyGames

One Laptop Per Child

(OLPC) XO Laptops

Summer
pyGames

One Laptop Per Child

(OLPC) XO Laptops

Summer
pyGames

One Laptop Per Child

(OLPC) XO Laptops

Completely
entry level


All open
source Tools & Code


Students utilize Development
tools

Completely entry level


All open source Tools & Code


Students utilize Development
tools as
well as graphic design & creativity!

S
cience

T
echnology

E
ngineering

M
athematics

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

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

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

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

®

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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

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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

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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



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



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



Using open source software to
further education.

FIRST Robotics Team
342 Student
Development

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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”

-

A
cademic Magnet H.S.


Team 4083 “Iron
Wolverines“
-

Woodland H.S. & Dorchester
Career School

Lowcountry FRC Teams 2011
-
2012

Charleston SC Teams

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Team 342 & 3489

User Groups in Charleston


Ruby Users Group


http://www.charlestonruby.org/


Java Users Group


http://www.meetup.com/The
-
Charleston
-
Java
-
Users
-
Group/


MakeLab


http://makelabcharleston.org/


Drupal Users Group


http://chsdug.org/