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 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

June 2010 Meeting

Monthly meeting.

Date: Thursday June 10, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

May 2010 Meeting

Monthly meeting.

Topic: Business and design of open source products, Version 2

Bio: Stephan Cunningham is the Head of Product and Market Design for OpenX.
OpenX builds both open source and proprietary digital advertising
technologies. Prior to joining OpenX he held product and engineering roles at
Yahoo!, The New York Times, and IBM Microelectronics.

Date: Thursday May 13, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Downs 107

April 2010 Meeting

Monthly meeting.

April 2010: An open-source 8-bit computer to save the world Braddock is back!

Braddock Gaskill will discuss and debut his open source hardware and software
project designed both for hobbyists and as an e-book reader for developing

The device can store a 5,000 book library or the better part of Wikipedia and
display it on any TV set in a developing-world village library - all for under $20. It is also a fun general purpose 8-bit computing platform comparable in
raw capability to the Apple II and built, in part, for experimentation and
hobbyists. The entire system is open sourced, and uses GNU toolchain cross
development under Linux with heavy OSS throughout.

The presentation will work through the design, schematic, PCB fab, assembly,
and software dev. Braddock will walk the audience through each stage, cover
which tools were used, ponder major design considerations, and pay special
attention to open source solutions.

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