Aug 12, 2018 ** Meetings at New Location** Lawrence Technological University (Southfield)

Note: New meeting location starting in July. Starting with our July meeting, we will be meeting at Lawrence Technological University (Southfield Campus) 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075

The university is essentially at the northwest corner of 10 Mile Road and Northwestern Highway https://goo.gl/maps/5Et615QaRCP2The meeting is in room M213 of the Wayne H. Buell Management Building. For details on entry to the campus, where to park and how to get to the meeting room go to https://www.wordpress.semco.org/?page_id=1638

When: second Sunday of the month, at 1:15 P.M

Aug 12, 2018 – SIG-Computing: Poscasting 101; SIG-Linux: Systems performance

General Announcements

Sharan Kalwani, president of SEMCO, will start the meeting and make general announcements.

Note: New location starting in July. Starting with our July meeting, we will be meeting at Lawrence Technological University (Southfield Campus) 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075

The university is essentially at the northwest corner of 10 Mile Road and Northwestern Highway https://goo.gl/maps/5Et615QaRCP2The meeting is in room M213 of the Wayne H. Buell Management Building. For details on entry to the campus, where to park and how to get to the meeting room go to https://www.wordpress.semco.org/?page_id=1638

When: Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 1:15 P.M.
Where: Lawrence Technological University (Southfield Campus) 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075 (click on links above)

SIG-Computing Topic: Podcasting 101

Presented by  Bob Waltenspiel and David Phillips

Bob Waltenspiel and David Phillips , the founders of Podcast Detroit Network, will talk about the company and podcasting in general.
In 2013, Bob Waltenspiel and David Phillips of IT in the D launched their own podcast without any prior listening, producing or broadcasting experience out of a small Internet radio station in Detroit, MI.
Over the course of two years and 100 episodes, the IT in the D show has grown from four listeners a week to close to 400,000 weekly listeners, with over 25M total listens.
Teaming up with Neil Nosakowski, the trio built out the Detroit Sound Studios in Ferndale, MI and the Podcast Detroit Network was born.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 1:30 P.M.

Where: Lawrence Technological University (Southfield Campus) 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075 (click on links above)

SIG-Linux Topic: Systems performance

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

Sharan will continue from where he left off last month. This talk covers the six important areas of Linux systems performance i.e. observability tools, methodologies, benchmarking, profiling, tracing, and tuning.

This will be discussed over the next six meetings.

Sharan will  include simple recipes for Linux performance analysis areas such as: tuning (using vmstat, mpstat, iostat, etc), overviews of complex areas including profiling (perf_events, flame graphs), static tracing (tracepoints), and dynamic tracing (kprobes, uprobes), and much advice about what is and isn’t important to learn.

This talk is aimed at everyone: DBAs, developers, operations, etc, and can be applied in just about any environment running Linux, bare-metal or the cloud.

When: Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 3:00 P.M.

Where: Lawrence Technological University (Southfield Campus) 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075 (click on links above)

Free Wi-Fi available. Our thanks to Lawrence Technological University, for providing our meeting space!

September 15, 2018 – SIG-Programming: Python (August Meeting Cancelled)

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Topic: Python:

We are learning Python using the book “Learning Python” by Mark Lutz. It is an O’Reilly book http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920028154.do, but can also be purchased at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Python-5th-Mark-Lutz/dp/1449355730/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416007152&sr=1-1&pebp=11416007164251.

All are welcome to attend.

Where: Richard Jackson’s home. Call Richard Jackson at 248-546-3694 for directions.

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2:00 P.M.

SEMCO is now on LinkedIn!

Please join us on LinkedIn!  Our group page is https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8544439

Adding SEMCO as a group to your LinkedIn profile can improve your search ranking, show that you are involved with a dynamic user group here in Southeastern Michigan, and is an excellent forum to interact with other experts around the world.  Thank you to Sharan Kalwani for setting up our new SEMCO LinkedIn group!

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