Jan 13, 2019 – SIG-Computing: Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality; SIG-Linux: History of the Linux Kernel

General Announcements

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

Note 1: Election for Officers and Members-at-Large of the Board of Directors will take place at the General Meeting. All members will receive official ballots in the mail.

Note 2: Volunteers needed: SEMCO will be participating at the Volunteer and Resource Fairs at Oakland Community College from Jan 29 to Jan 31. All members are invited to attend. If you can give two hours between 11 AM to 1 PM on any of the dates, please contact Richard Jackson, or send an email to info@semco.org.

When: Sunday, Jan 13, 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: Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality

Presented by  Richard Tapaninen

Richard Tapaninen is Knowledge Expert at the Micro Center computer store. He is CompTIA A+ Certified, CompTIA Network+ Certified and also a Microsoft Certified Professional.
He will review one of the hottest current technology offerings. Virtual Reality is a broad term which covers Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR). He will cover the differences between these and the devices used to implement them. He will also cover the advantages and disadvantages for the devices including cost.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Jan 13, 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: History of the Linux Kenrel

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

 This month Sharan will do a super rapid tour/review of the history of the Linux Kernel. This is part inspired by the impending release of version 5 of the kernel among other things.

He also will be bringing a few DVDs of Ubuntu Budgie both for 32 bit and 64 bit as a giveaway to all attendees. So they can boot and install this for playing around with Linux on old and new hardware.

When: Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 3:00 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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