In a media release, PLUG president James Bromberger said the talk would be held at the Gentilli Lecture Theatre of the University of Western Australia at 6.30pm.
The talk by Russell, who is also famous for his wacky sense of humour, is entitled "Coding: let's have fun."
A panel discussion on "The state and future of Linux and Open Source in Australia" will follow.
Dr Chris McDonald from the university's computer science department and Robert Cunningham, assistant professor from the university's law school, will join Russell as panel participants.
While admission for tertiary computer science or IT students will be free, PLUG members will have to pay $20 and non-members $50.