LUG History

The LUG's origins are shrouded in mystery. We can probably ask slack and get proper details, but until then, here's what we know:

  • Linux was first published to the world on October 5, 1991, so that's an absolute lower bound on our founding date.
  • tux.org has our founding date as November of 1994. According to this page, only 5 LUG's were around before us (DCLUG, DULUG, NOVALUG, BLU, and GNHLUG), and most of those only beat us to existence by a matter of months.
  • The LUG is referenced in the release notes of Red Hat Linux 2.1, all the way back in November 1995.
  • An ancient LUG Web page from December 1998 states that, "We have now been a group for more than four years." So, we were around at least in 1994.
  • LinuxExpo 1996 was held at NC State on Saturday, April 13, 1996. (The LUG's involvement in this is a bit uncertain.)
  • The Constitution we currently follow was initially ratified on November 21, 2000. It remained unamended until the Spring of 2013.

Past Administrations

Fall 1998

  • President: Hunter Matthews
  • Vice President: Matt Wilson
  • Secretary: Nalin Dahyabhai
  • Treasurer: Jeff Webster

Fall 1999

  • President: Matt Wilson
  • Vice President: Pam Huntley
  • Secretary: Nalin Dahyabhai
  • Treasurer: Jeff Webster

Spring 2001

  • President: Jeremy Katz
  • Vice President: Sean Dilda
  • Secretary: Holly Harb
  • Treasurer: Jeff Webster
  • Webmaster: Jack Neely

Fall 2002

  • President: Pam Huntley
  • Vice President: Matt Galgoci
  • Secretary: Jack "I haven't reserved a room yet" Neely
  • Treasurer: Jeff Webster
  • Webmaster: Elliot Peele

Spring 2003

  • President: Pam Huntley
  • Vice President: Matt Galgoci
  • Secretary: Jack Neely
  • Treasurer: Jeff Webster
  • Webmaster: Elliot Peele

Fall 2003

  • President: Jack Neely
  • Vice President: Matt Galgoci
  • Secretary: Elliot Peele
  • Treasurer: Jeff Webster

Spring 2004

  • President: Ian Meyer
  • Vice President: Elliot Peele
  • Secretary: Adam Mondl
  • Treasurer: Jeff Webster
  • PR Officer: Heather Heinz
  • Webmaster: Tim O'Shea

Fall 2004-Spring 2005

  • President: Heather Heinz
  • Vice President: Elliot Peele
  • Secretary: Brian Pike
  • Treasurer: Jeff Webster
  • PR Officer: Ian Meyer
  • Webmaster: Brennan Smith

Fall 2005

  • President: Heather Heinz
  • Vice President: Elliot Peele
  • Secretary: Brennan Smith
  • Treasurer: Jeff Webster
  • PR Officer: Ian Meyer
  • Webmaster: Ed Anderson

Spring 2006-Fall 2006

  • President: Heather Heinz
  • Vice President: Jonathan Smith
  • Secretary: Chris Dozba
  • Treasurer: Jeff Webster
  • PR Officer: Ian Meyer
  • Webmaster: Adam Guthrie

Spring 2009

  • President: Ed Anderson
  • Vice President: Brian Cottingham
  • Secretary: Adam Guthrie
  • Treasurer: Alex Ray
  • PR Officer: Daniel Marcus

Fall 2012

  • President: Michael Wright
  • Vice President: Carson Holgate
  • Secretary: Barry Peddycord III
  • Treasurer: Matthew Frazier

Spring 2013

  • President: Barry Peddycord III
  • Vice President: Matthew Frazier
  • Treasurer: Michael Marley
  • PR Officer: Jonathan David Page

Fall 2013

  • President: Barry Peddycord III
  • Vice President: Matthew Frazier
  • Treasurer: Michael Marley
  • PR Officer: Steven Loudermilk

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