October 9, 2016 – SIG-Computing: The No-Nonsense Guide to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, SIG-Linux: Docker Containers

General Announcements

Mike Bader, president of SEMCO, will start the meeting and make general announcements.

When: Sunday, October 9, 2016 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: The No-Nonsense Guide to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act:

Edward Vielmetti explains in plain language how and why you might use FOIA laws to obtain government documents. This guided should be useful for people involved in the political process, as well as for businesses that work or want to work on government contracts. From fixing a broken sidewalk to obtaining a crime report, the Michigan Freedom of Information Act is a versatile tool to ensure that you are not ignored when it is your turn to deal with City Hall.

Edward Vielmetti is a writer and entrepreneur based in Ann Arbor, MI. He wrote the weekly “FOIA Friday” column for the AnnArbor.com newspaper. Ed has 30 years of Internet experience, including work as a consulting engineer at Cisco Systems, co-founder of MSEN, a Michigan based Internet Service Provider, and work with Syntech Development on solar energy control and monitoring systems. You can find him on Twitter as @vielmetti.

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, October 9, 2016 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: Docker Containers:

SIG-Linux Chairman Brian Brodsky will continue the discussion on Docker Containers under Ubuntu. From Docker’s website: Docker containers wrap a piece of software in a complete filesystem that contains everything needed to run: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries – anything that can be installed on a server. This guarantees that the software will always run the same, regardless of its environment.

All are welcome.

When: Sunday, October 9, 2016 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!

September 17, 2016 – 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 continue reading Chapter 23, “Module Coding Basics” 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, September 17, 2016 at 2:00 P.M.

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