June 10, 2018 – SIG-Computing: The New TV Standards; SIG-Linux: Encryption Basics

General Announcements

Richard Jackson, vice president of SEMCO, will start the meeting and make general announcements.

Note: New location from next month. Starting with our July meeting, we will be meeting at Lawrence Technological University (Southfield Campus). Maps and details of the Building and classroom will be posted with the July announcement.

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 1:15 P.M.
Where: Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
Meeting Room 2 (in basement). Ask at Front Desk.
Map to meetings at Bloomfield Township Library

SIG-Computing Topic: The New TV Standards

Presented by Tom Allen

Tom Allen, our SIG-Computing chairman, will discuss the recently approved new TV standards.  These new standards will dramatically change how we experience TV and will affect flat panel TVs as well as streaming video.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 1:30 P.M.
Where: Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
Meeting Room 2 (in basement). Ask at Front Desk.

Map to meetings at Bloomfield Township Library

SIG-Linux Topic: Encryption Basics

Presented by Kevin O’Brien

Encryption is a topic very much in the news these days, and it is something you use every day even if you don’t know it. Most web sites encrypt the connection when you go there, and you want any site that collects your information (such as credit card numbers) to encrypt that data. But you may not know much about how encryption works. In this presentation we’ll develop a basic understanding of encryption.

Kevin O’Brien is a Project Manager for Ford, and a LibreOffice fan. He is recording a series of tutorials on LibreOffice for Hacker Public Radio, and has presented on this topic at Ohio LinuxFest, Penguicon, Indiana LinuxFest, and local Linux user groups. He always prefers to use free software.

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 3:00 P.M.
Where: Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
Meeting Room 2 (in basement). Ask at Front Desk.
Map to meetings at Bloomfield Township Library

Free Wi-Fi available. Our thanks to Bloomfield Township Public Library, for providing our meeting space!

June 16, 2018 – SIG-Programming: Python (April and May Meetings Canceled)

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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, June 16, 2018 at 2:00 P.M.

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