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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, and students. Also, 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 Time, so that you can join early to test your microphone, screen sharing and video camera .

Then we start at 6:30 PM with our BASE introductory level session ( often 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 7:15 PM, we may take a short break before our MAIN topic ( often focused on enterprise computing ),


Where!

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

When!

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

From 6:30PM till 9:00PM Central Standard Time (CST) UTC-06:00

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

What!

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

BASE Topic: Brief Review of Debian Upgrade

Presenter: Volunteers

We will have a quick update of the work planned on our web/mail server. Also our "annual meeting" about what things we will do this year.

Consider viewing ahead:

Why ~ Debian end of life dates
SLUUG Wiki Documentation ~ Debian OS Upgrade Project Upgrade

SLUUG Annual Meeting and Elections

As required by SLUUG By-Laws, the next annual meeting will be held 14 February 2024. Attending any two SLUUG sponsored meetings in 2023 qualifies you to vote. Ballots for February 2024 elections are now available for secret balloting. An absentee ballot could be printed and mailed to us; but, must reach us well before 4 March 2024 for counting at STEERCOM.

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

MAIN Topic: Continued Growth of Artificial Intelligence

Presenter: Scott Granneman

AI 2: Electric Boogaloo: The Continued Growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Generators and Assistants

A little over a year ago, Scott gave a talk about ChatGPT and other new generative AI tools that had exploded into popularity. Since then, things have not slowed down; rather, we have seen an astonishing array of improvements, changes and emerging issues within the realm of generative AI. This sequel will delve into the developments over the past year, looking at examples and tools that illustrate how AI is continually redefining creativity, productivity, and problem solving across various sectors.

Consider viewing ahead:

2022-12 STLLINUX ~ chatGPT ( artificial intelligence ) by Scott Granneman
Scott's December 2022 coverage of ChatGPT ( Artificial Intelligence ) Video

2024-02-07 Windows Weekly 867
Prepare the Double Box! ~ One year of Copilot, Arc's Act II, Mozilla Monitor Plus Windows Weekly 867 Video

or, from YOUTUBE Windows Weekly 867 YOUTUBE Video


Possible Future Topics


Other independent, loosely affiliated SLUUG sponsored Special Interest Groups:


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