NORLUG is a group of Linux and computer enthusiasts in the Northfield, MN area. We host the Northfield chapter of Coffee house coders and organize monthly technical meetings and various other technical and social events.
IRC: #norlug on irc.freenode.net
Other Minnesota Linux and FOSS Groups
Penguins Unbound and the Twin Cities Linux User Goup (TCLUG)
Penguins Unbound is the Linux users group serving the twin cities. TCLUG is not actively holding meetings, however they have a very active mailing list. The two groups compliment each other and together provide the organization of technical meetings and various other events.
IRC: #tclug on irc.freenode.net
Rochester Linux User Group (K-LUG)
K-LUG is a thriving user group based out of the Rochester, Minnesota area with a diverse offering of technical meeting, group lunches, and other regular social events. K-LUG has a close relationship with IBM's PCIG (PC Interest Group) in organizing technical meetings and social events. K-LUG is make up of a diverse group of individuals including IBMers, Mayo employees, students, retirees, and plenty of others. K-LUG has been around formally since January 1999. It was in existance, informally, for a couple years before that.
IRC: #klug on irc.k-lug.org
Ubuntu MN Local Community (LOCO)
This team is a collection of Ubuntu users in the state of Minnesota, working collaboratively to support each other, encourage others to get involved, and promote Ubuntu, open source, open standards, and freedom of thought and information in technology across the state.
IRC: #ubuntu-us-mn on irc.freenode.net
Northfield Technology Groups
Coder Dojo - Northfield Chapter
CoderDojo is a local chapter of an international organization of computer clubs; they bring together people ages 8 to 17 who want to learn about technology and mentors who volunteer to work with them!
It's more exploration than class - we'll show you some basics and can point you toward tutorials, but the main event is young coders taking the wheel and discovering for themselves. Mentors are there to encourage, offer suggestions and challenges, and bounce ideas around with you!
We welcome young coders between the ages of 8 and 17. If you're under 13, a parent or guardian must register for you. Parents - if one or more of your children is under 13, we need you to remain onsite at Arcadia for the duration of the event (although whether you stay next to your young coder or in another room is for you two to decide). We appreciate your cooperation!
We meet at Arcadia, which is located just off of Highway 3, behind Perkins; it can be tricky to find the first time. Parking lots are located on both sides of the school. Follow the signs to enter through the back door and join us in the Great Room!
Website and information coming soon!
Northfield Citizens Online
Northfield Citizens Online was born (as the Northfield Free-Net) out of a living room salon in December of 1991. The discussion questions for the evening: What's the likely impact of the Internet on local community? How can it be used to strengthen a geographic community rather than undermining it like other electronic media tend to do?
NCO's mission is to create an electronic commons that strengthens the fabric of community in the greater Northfield area. We support this mission by publishing stories and event listings from any and all members of the community and providing access to existing community resources and online content from local citizens and organizations.