Who are we?

We are the Northfield Linux User Group (NORLUG). We are a group of Technology, Linux and FLOSS enthusiasts and advocators from the Northfield, MN area. Our goal is to provide a welcoming environment where people can come and learn from experienced technologists. While Linux and the Free and Liberated Open Source Software (FLOSS) world is our focus, we openly welcome anyone who has a desire to learn about technology of any sort.

What do we do?

We host the Northfield chapter of Coffee House Coders, which is a weekly social hack night every Monday. We also organize and host Linux and FLOSS focused meetings on the 4th Thursday of every month. Check out our past and upcoming meetings as well as information on Coffee House Coders via the links in the menu.

How do I join?

Membership is free! All that is required is a passion for technology. To keep up to date with us and learn about upcoming events, we encourage you to subscribe to our mailing list, join our Google+ community and follow us on Twitter! You will find the links to all our social channels in the menu.

Events and News

Event - Every Monday!

Coffee House Coders!

Coffee house coders is a group of technology enthusiasts who get together every week to socialize, eat, drink, and hack on pet projects. We are open to anyone interested in computers, not just developers! Coffee house coders is hosted by NORLUG, however Linux is not required! Feel free to bring whatever computer you have!

Event - 4/23/2015


This month, we Adam Ness will be talking to us about Vagrant. Vagrant is a computer software for creating and configuring virtual development environments. It can be seen as a wrapper around virtualization software such as VirtualBox, KVM, VMware and around configuration management software such as Ansible, Chef, Salt or Puppet.

News - 11/6/2014

Holiday Schedule - 2014

NORLUG will be taking a short vacation from hosting technical meetings in November and December to avoid conflicting with the holidays. NORLUG will resume technical meetings in January of 2015. Our weekly Coffee House Coders will continue throughout the holiday season.

Want More?

Check out our meetings and news pages where you will find full archives of all our meetings and news posts.