Regular Meetings

Admission and membership are free. Since June 2016, meetings are broadcast live, recorded, and are available on YouTube. Sometimes we piggyback on the UCLUG meeting.

We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Meetings have no fixed time limit, but usually last until around 8:00-8:30 pm. If you have specific ideas for topics to be discussed, please email the list and we will work on your suggestion.

New meeting location beginning January 2016 meeting

We meet on the 7th floor of the IT-oLogy building (1301 Gervais St), corner of Sumter & Gervais. You can park for free on the street after 6pm as the meters are not checked after 6pm. Enter in the back of the building from the plaza between the IT-oLogy building and the parking garage. Take the elevator up to the 7th floor, walk toward the radio station offices when you get off the elevator. Turn right and walk to the end of the hall. Enter the USC Technology Office.

Park in the parking garage. The attendants are no longer on duty by the time our meetings are over, so there is no cost to park there, either. Drive up to level 3B and find a visitor spot. There is a cross-walk from that level to take you straight to the elevators. Street parking is also free after 6:00pm.

Directions to the parking garage

From I-126 Eastbound

Stay left to take Elmwood Ave. You will go three lights until the road T-bones. Take a right on Bull St. Go until Bull St T-bones and take a right on Gervais. Make a mental note to turn right at the driveway before the tall building on the right. Go past one light. The Bank of America ATM and parking lot will be on your right. The parking lot driveway is immediately after that ATM parking lot. It is easy to miss. If you do miss it, make four right turns and try again.

From Assembly St Northbound

Pass Senate and Gervais street. Turn right on Lady St. Go three lights and make a right on Marion St. Go one block and turn right on Gervais. Pass the ATM parking lot and turn right in the driveway immediately after that ATM parking lot. It is easy to miss. If you do miss it, make four right turns and try again.

From East Columbia

Take Gervais St west past Harden St then Bull St. Make a mental note to turn right at the driveway before the tall building on the right. Go past one light. The Bank of America ATM and parking lot will be on your right. The parking lot driveway is immediately after that ATM parking lot. It is easy to miss. If you do miss it, make four right turns and try again.

Lab "Hands-On" meetings

When there is enough interest, two weeks following the general meeting (on the fourth Thursday), we will hold a lab, "hands-on", meeting. Usually this is at a different location. Please join our mailing list for information about this meeting, since the date, time or location may change from month to month.

previous meeting locations for historical reference, do not use this to find the meeting

  • Prior to February 2016, we met on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the IT-oLogy offices on the 2nd floor.
  • From February 2011 thru present we meet at IT_oLogy (see above).
  • From August 2010 to January 2011 we met at Control Management, Inc. at 3101 Carlisle St Columbia, SC.
  • Prior to August 2010, we met in the Faculty Lounge (Room 1A03) of the Swearingen Engineering Center on the USC Campus, located at 301 Main St. at the intersection of Main and Catawba. (Three blocks south of Blossom St.)