June 11, 2017 – SIG-Computing: Illuminating the Dark Web, SIG-Linux: Group Discussion on Net Neutrality

General Announcements

Mike Bader, president of SEMCO, will start the meeting and make general announcements.
When: Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 1:30 P.M.
Where: Altair Engineering, Inc., 1820 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48083
Map to meetings at Altair Engineering

SIG-Computing
Topic: Illuminating the Dark Web   By Scot Putney:

Many have heard of the “dark web” and perhaps even have wondered about it. Of course there are the trade rags
which most likely describe it in lurid terms, but often without proper context.
Go beyond the buzzwords with this presentation that explains the strategic aspects of the dark web,
technologies and greater risks.

Scot has a solid background in proper computer security. He has spent 14+ years at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti
as a Senior Systems Engineer and Senior Security Analyst. He is very supportive of encouraging talent in the
computer security field, having served as the main judge and doing the scoring engine for the Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.
He has also appeared on radio: W.R.I.F. 101.1 FM Morning Show as “The  Guru” every Friday for 3 years (the Drew and Mike Show).
In addition he has also appeared on National PBS Kids Show “Speaking up with Dr. Dunn” as an internet expert.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation and during the social period before the SIG-Linux meeting. Snacks available during the social period.
When: Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 1:45 P.M.
Where: Altair Engineering, Inc., 1820 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48083
Map to meetings at Altair Engineering

SIG-Linux
Topic: Group Discussion on Net Neutrality:

This will be a member discussion on the timely topic of Net Neutrality. A few ground rules will be explained at the meeting which everyone will be asked to follow. This will help us keep on topic with a lively but not overly contentious discussion.

When: Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 4:00 P.M.
Where: Altair Engineering, Inc., 1820 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48083
Map to meetings at Altair Engineering

Free Wi-Fi available. Our thanks to Altair Engineering, Inc. for providing our meeting space!

May 20, 2017 – SIG-Programming: Python

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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.

We are to read Chapter 28, “A More Realistic Example” for the next meeting. If you have any questions contact Richard Jackson (see below). All are welcome to come.

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

When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.

June 4, 2017 – Windows 10 Seminar Rescheduled (Must preregister)

Windows 10 Seminar (Must preregister):
See below for how to register.

In this seminar, you will learn how to set up your computer to enhance your work environment. Learn how to create tiles, icons and folders on the start screen and desktop. How to get apps from the store. Use display properties, put files where you need them and understand drives, folders and files, set up and install new programs, remove apps and programs you do not want, use Windows Help and much more.

This is a SEMCO members benefit! (You can join SEMCO for $30 at the event to participate). To register email your request to semco@semco.org.

When: Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 3:30 P.M.
Where: Altair Engineering, Inc., 1820 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48083
Map to meetings at Altair Engineering

Free Wi-Fi available. Our thanks to Altair Engineering, Inc. for providing our meeting space!

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