COVID-19 Update (17-March)

We have been informed that our primary Phoenix-area venue (UAT) has suspending all gatherings until April at the earliest. Since we now lack a meeting location, and due to increasing pressure to practice “social distancing”, our events will be virtual until further notice.

The Calendar Page will always reflect the current meeting info. Please check that page for dates and times.

We will be hosting the events on our Big Blue Button server ( At the designated meeting time, please visit that page and select a username. You must be using a modern browser to connect. If you have difficulty connecting, please contact us on Freenode.

If the BBB system is unable to handle the demand, we have established a Zoom Meeting room. We will enable this room only necessary.

We hope to see you there.

COVID-19 Update

Because of the current situation with the COVID-19 virus, the Ubuntu Hour scheduled for Thursday 26 March 2020 at the Xtreme Bean has been canceled. The two Ubuntu Hours that are scheduled there in April (on the 2nd and 23rd) have not been canceled yet, but the situation is being monitored very closely.

The April Ubuntu Hours (4/2, 4/23) are canceled.

New Linux User Group

A group of Linux users in the Northwest Phoenix metropolitan area have banned together to form a new Linux User Group, the Northwest Phoenix Pi and Linux User Group, NPPL. After a meeting of organizers that occurred last week, it was decided to hold two events each month. The first event which will occur on 14 March, 1200-1500, at the Foothills Recreation and Aquatic Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr. in Glendale AZ will be an organizational meeting to determine what the group wants to do and where they want to meet. Currently, the group anticipates two events per month on the 2nd and last Saturdays. The first, at the above address, will be an Installation Festival/Linux Workshop co-sponsored with the AZLOCO Team and the second at a location to be named later will be more of a social event where Linux users can meet other Linux users in a more casual atmosphere. The Point of Contact for additional information will be Rudy,