December 2010 Meeting

Steven will be doing a presentation on "Software Complexity."

Date: Thursday December 9, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107


November 2010 Meeting

Dan Kegel will show off a bunch of popular games running on Linux and explain
how to install them. This will be a very informal event and will last about 30 minutes, plus questions.

Date: Thursday November 11, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107


October 2010 Meeting

Filling the Digital Divide with Offline Content: Six ways to deliver a library anywhere for under $90

SUMMARY

Off-line content is reading material, educational texts, and other reference
materials delivered on media such as SDCards, DVDs, custom hardware, or hard
drives so that it can be used without internet access. A typical deployment
can deliver the equivalent of tens of thousands of printed books. The cost to
deliver large off-line libraries has fallen below the cost to deliver online
internet access in most areas. Off-line content thus provides a cost effective way to provide access to the world's knowledge before affordable internet
infrastructure is available. This presentation reviews six emerging projects
which aim to provide off-line hardware and libraries, including the author's
creation, the $20 Humane Reader

Braddock Gaskill is CEO and co-founder of Dockside Vision Inc, an advanced
information visualization and human-computer interface company. Prior to
founding Dockside Vision, Mr. Gaskill had over ten years of experience as a
technology consultant in both the defense and commercial sectors. His
expertise spans the fields of information visualization, collaborative
systems, electronics design, machine vision, information assurance, and
robotics control, and includes publications in ballistics simulation, a patent in crytographic authentication, and multiple pending patents in visualization
techniques.

Date: Thursday October 14, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107


September 2010 Meeting

Monthly meeting

Date: Thursday September 9, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107


August 2010 Meeting

Simone Bernacchia will be speaking about AROS which is a free and open source
implementation of the AmigaOS.

Date: Thursday August 12, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107


July 2010 Meeting

Topic: "NoSQL" practical experience: use of Hadoop, Cassandra, CouchDB, and
other open source distributed technologies instead of relational databases.
When to use SQL and when to not use it.

Presenter: Michael Lum Head of Engineering at OpenX.org Prior to that Michael
was the Director of Architecture for the Search and Advertising Technology
Group at Yahoo, the group responsible for web search, sponsored search, and
display advertising, and was the group that incubated grid computing
technologies such as Hadoop, ZooKeeper and YTS (Yahoo Traffic Server). Michael joined Yahoo via the Overture acquisition. He has work experience from IBM and various startup companies.

Date: Thursday July 8, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107