Feb 10, 2019 – SIG-Computing: History of self-driving cars; SIG-Linux: Future plans

General Announcements

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

When: Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 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: History of self-driving cars

Presented by  Sharan Kalwani

In this talk he will focus on the history of self-driving from its earliest days to the modern day frenzy. Autonomous vehicles are on the rise, with many folks making widely varying predictions, as to when millions of fully autonomous vehicles will take over. Advanced computing technology plays a massive and undeniable role in this global shift. Teaching cars to drive is an incredibly data intensive endeavor. We now see several technology companies trying to become automotive purveyors and traditional automotive companies trying to catch up/implement the Silicon Valley model of nimbleness.

Sharan Kalwani is a long time UNIX user and an enthusiastic freelance trainer & courseware developer. He has expertise in many areas, and is especially fond of High Performance Computing. He has worked in many domains such as: Engineering, Biomedical research, University/Academic computing, US Government, Theoretical & Particle Physics.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 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: Future plans

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

We will have a short 15 minute SIG-Linux session this month. We will formally hold SIG-Linux elections, share plans for the future, plus any Q&A from past SIG-Linux meetings.

When: Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 at 3:45 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!

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!

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