Aug 9, 2020 – SIG-Computing: Mesh Wireless Networking ; SIG-Linux: What is new in the world of Linux

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

When: Sunday, Aug 9, 2020, at 1:15 P.M.
Where: Meetings will be on line until further notice.

We will be using an open source software jitsi.org. Please click here to join the meeting. Please join the meeting about 1:00 PM or later.

Members will receive an e mail on the day of the meeting, with the link and any further details and instructions about how to log on to the meeting.

SIG-Computing Topic:  Mesh Wireless Networking

Presented by Jeff Marraccini  

Previously limited to expensive commercial installations, over the past five years, mesh network technologies are now mainstream. Capabilities, pricing, ease of use, and longevity will be discussed along with a sampling of the current offerings, including some that are very open source friendly!

With the growing number of Internet of Things, home automation, shelter in place device growth, and other wireless usage needs, the time has come for mesh networking!  

We will also cover differences between “range extenders” and true mesh network deployments, and unfortunately, the current vendor lock-in with mesh networks. 

Jeff Marraccini is Senior Vice President, Global IT Systems at Altair Engineering, Inc. in Troy, Michigan.  He works with a very talented global team to support VPN services and remote work technologies for 75 sites around the world.  He has been with Altair for 23 years in various IT roles.  He lives in SE Michigan and may be emailed at marraccinijd@semco.org

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Aug 9, 2020 at 1:30 P.M.

Where: Meetings will be on line until further notice. Click on link shown above.

SIG-Linux Topic: What is new in the world of Linux

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

This will be a round up of major news events in the Linux world (and a bit on the open source frontlines as well) which have taken place in the last 6 months.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Aug 9, 2020, at 3:00 P.M.

Where: Meetings will be on line until further notice. Click on link shown above.

Aug 15, 2020 – SIG-Programming: Python

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Rick Fink, one of our members will introduce us to a free book on Python called “Python Programming for Beginners. No BS Beginners guide to Python Programming.” There is a $7.99 shipping and handling charge.

Rick will also talk about the latest version of his game program. All are welcome to attend.

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

When: Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 at 2 PM.

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!

Join us today!