ILUGC Monthly Meet - September 11, 2021 - 3-5 pm

Indian Linux Users Group, Chennai [ ILUGC ] has been spreading awareness on Free/Open Source Software (F/OSS) in Chennai since January 1998.

We usually meet on the second Saturday of every month, and for the month of September, we shall meet through IRC on Saturday 11, 2021 at 1500 IST.

We will be organizing this month’s meet through ILUGC’s Official IRC channel (#ilugc in

IRC Server:
Channel: #ilugc
Web IRC:

If speakers need audio and visuals, we will switch to jitsi platform for that particular talk using the below Jitsi link, otherwise we will use IRC. The IRC chat window will be screencasted through Jitsi,

Talk Details

Talk 1

Topic: Emacs Prelude

Description: Emacs Prelude is a distribution that enhances the default Emacs experience. In this talk, we will address the installation, configuration and usage of Prelude for beginners as well as for power users. It has a simple architecture and is compatible with GNU Emacs 25.1+. Although it comes with a pre-defined set of packages, it also provides an easy way for customization.

Duration: 30 minutes

Speaker Full Name: Shakthi Kannan

About Speaker: A Free Software enthusiast.

Talk 2

Topic: Two uses for Single board computers

Description: Single board computers (SBCs), like the Raspberry Pi, are ideal for running 24/7 because of their low power usage. Applications that need to run all the time, could be run on an SBC.

In this talk, I’ll discuss setting up 2 such applications on the Raspberry pi:

  1. IRC bounce server (ZNC)
  2. Pi-hole (an application that blocks ads network-wide)

Though I’ll be using a Raspberry Pi for demonstration, the tools (znc and pi-hole) would work on any SBC that can run Linux.

Duration: 40-60 Minutes

Speaker Full Name: Abdun Nihaal

About Speaker: Student pursuing MS in Computer Science

After Talks

QA & general discussions

All are welcome.