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ONLINE Sessions

  • NO PHYSICAL MEETINGS until further notice.
  • ONLINE session will use ZOOM remote video meeting service on 22 February 2024.
  • Connection instructions will be first sent to our mailing lists and then linked here .

  • TOPIC: Large Language Models

    Presenter: Alex_Towell

    Demystifying Large Language Models (LLMs) on Linux: From Theory to Application

    This talk focuses on the intricacies of Large Language Models (LLMs) and their implementation on Linux systems. Drawing from my experience in setting up a local LLM and developing a web service, I will discuss foundational concepts, technical details, and the evolution of LLMs. The presentation aims to be highly interactive, suitable for both beginners and experienced users in AI and machine learning on Linux.

    A significant part of the presentation will be dedicated to showcasing frameworks like LangChain and AutoGen, which are pivotal in the development of LLM applications. I'll discuss how these tools can be integrated as web services to enhance LLM capabilities in areas such as statistical analysis and prediction.

    The session is designed to be interactive, encouraging a lively and open-ended exchange of ideas and questions. This format is intended to foster a shared learning experience, providing insights into the potential of LLMs and their evolving role in our interaction with technology.

    SLUUG Sponsored meetings in the STL Metro Area

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    Monthly Meetings

    This Saint Louis MO, STL Linux Users Group (STLLUG) meets monthly to learn and talk about Linux. To avoid back-to-back meetings, this GNU/Linux Users Group usually holds its meetings ( eight days after ) on the second Thursday after the monthly meeting of the Saint Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG). Eight days after would either be the third Thursday or the fourth Thursday of each month.

    These meetings are free, public and open to all.

    We begin gathering about 6:00PM to test microphones, screen sharing and webcams. At 6:30PM we start with introductions, announcements, current events of interest, and a general CALL-FOR-HELP segment. Then we will go into the presentation of our main topic, sometime after or around 6:45PM.

    A SLUUG Special Interest Group

    STLLUG is loosely affiliated with the St. Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG), as one of its Special Interest Groups (SIG). Under SLUUG care, web page support is provided. Individual membership dues, fees or other charges are NOT required. These meetings are free, public and open to all.


  • NO PHYSICAL MEETINGS until further notice.
  • ONLINE sessions will use remote video meeting service.
  • Connection Instructions to follow on this web page and our mailing lists.
  • When!

    Thursday, February 22nd, 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 CST, so that you can join early to test your microphone, screen and video sharing.

    Next scheduled meeting dates

    • 2024

    SLUUG Annual Meeting and Elections

    As required by SLUUG By-Laws, a required annual meeting was held 14 February 2024. Attending any two SLUUG sponsored meetings in calendar year 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.

    Past meetings

    Click here if you do not see past presentation archives listing below
    SLUUG has been meeting continuously since July 1992.
    STLLINUX has been meeting continuously since July 1995.

    Other independent, loosely affiliated SLUUG sponsored groups:

  • St. Louis Area Computer Club
  • Newcomer Linux Users Group
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