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Saint Louis Unix Users Group

The Saint Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG) is an IRS 501c(6) designated not-for-profit professional association dedicated to education and communication among computer users. SLUUG members include many Linux and UNIX professionals, Networking experts, System experts, hobbyists, students, plus many who are interested in Unix, Unix-like Operating Systems, Linux, BSD and other Free Open Source Software (FOSS) applications, products, projects and services.

We have met continuously since we incorporated in July 1992. All of our meetings are free and open to the public. There is no individual membership fee.

Monthly Technical Presentations

Connection instructions will first be sent to our mailing lists and then linked here .

We will open the remote session at about 6:00 PM, Central Standard Time, so that you can join early to test your microphone, screen and video sharing.

Then we start at 6:30 PM with our BASE introductory level session (usually focused on personal computing); which may include either amazing graphical packages, blinking lights, command line wonders, demonstrations of useful applications, displays of newly discovered web sites, major resolution of long standing anomalies, quantum discoveries, smoke and mirrors, superb tutorials, or shifts in both time and space.

Sometime after 7:00 PM we attempt a quick welcome, introductions, announcements, current events of interest, and a general CALL FOR HELP (Questions and Answers) segment.

Sometime after 7:30 PM, we may take a short break before our MAIN topic (usually focused on enterprise computing),


  • Online Sessions only.
  • NO PHYSICAL MEETINGS until further notice.
  • These sessions will use remote video service.


Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

from 6:30PM till 9:00PM Central Daylight Time

We will open the remote session at about 6:00 PM CDT, so that you can join early to test your microphone, screen and video sharing.

Next scheduled meeting dates


Something fundamental, introductory, instructive, short, simple or small.

BASE Topic: Ergonomic Keyboard Design

Presenter: Eric Trinkle

This introduction to Ergonomic Keyboard Design will first cover traditional keyboards and some of the potential issues that can arise for power users. With those in mind, we will explore general ergonomic countermeasures, and provide resources for getting started with DIY keyboards or selecting pre-built ones to suit your workflow.

Something more advanced, detailed, important, new, profound, significant, timely or useful.

MAIN Topic: To Be Determined ( TBD )

Presenter: Selected by our Steering Committee

Normally either an Abstract/Background/Details/History/Outline/Summary/Walk-through will be listed when available.

Possible Future Topics

Other independent, loosely affiliated SLUUG sponsored Special Interest Groups:

Click here if you do not see past presentations listing

Contact SLUUG if you have a presentation you would like to have considered for selection.

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