Guest Speaker FAQ

The LUG is a close-knit community of hackers and makers who like to get together on a weekly basis to geek out over technology and creativity. We welcome guest speakers who share in this passion to come and speak with us, not to us.

The LUG usually has its weekly meetings from 7 to 8.30 PM on Tuesday nights. We normally like to have the talk before going out to a restaurant for dinner (so that we can keep talking), but are willing to order something to eat in the meeting room if time is precious for the speaker.


Topics that the LUG is interested in:

  • Programming and Development
  • Hardware Hackery (Raspberry Pi, Arduino)


Typical attendance ranges from 8 to 12 people, though we can advertise to more groups to get up to 20.


We try to have our meetings on NC State's Centennial Campus. Parking at NC State is free after 5 PM in most places (be sure to check the signs). When parking on Centennial, the best place to get a spot is in the CC decks on Partners Way. There are four decks on Partners: two CC, one Public pay parking, and the Red Hat deck.

Tips for success

The best talks are conversation starters, not lectures.

We are not interested in hosting recruiting events, but we are willing to connect you with the folks here at NC State who can help you with that.

Contact us

You can get in touch with the LUG with an e-mail to

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