Jan 12, 2020 – SIG-Computing: Free Programs for the Raspberry Pi; SIG-Linux: Introduction to TCP/IP

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

Note: Elections will be held in January for Officers and Members-at-Large of the Board of Directors. Members are encouraged to bring in their ballots filled in.

When: Sunday, Jan 12, 2020, at 1:15 P.M.
Where: 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

SIG-Computing Topic:  Free programs for the Raspberry Pi

Presented by Jeff Pynnonen

Many free programs that are available for PCs and Macs will also run on Raspberry Pi Computers. Using a Raspberry Pi 4, Jeff will demonstrate and talk about as many as possible.

These include LibreOffice ( Microsoft Office), Chromium Web Browser (Google  Chrome), GIMP (Photoshop), Inkscape (Adobe Illustrator), PDF Viewer (Adobe Acrobat Reader).

The Raspberry Pi 4 is available as a kit or by itself www.raspberrypi.org . But you can start using these programs with your existing computer.

Jeff is an Embedded Software Engineer who has been programming for 50 years. He has a BSEE from U of M and has been working developing software for automotive embedded systems.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Jan 12, 2020 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: Introduction to TCP/IP

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

The basic internet runs on TCP/IP, but do you really know how it works underneath the covers? This little tutorial will run thru the basics of routing and explain how packets/datagrams and segments actually move around.

Useful info for doing practical first principles troubleshooting. After all the basics of TCP/IP were robustly developed on various *nix platforms and extended before getting ported to various OS platforms.

We will also have nominations for SIG Linux chairman

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Jan 12, 2020, 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!

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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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