May 13, 2018 – SIG-Computing: Hyperledger a Blockchain Technology; SIG-Linux: Shotcut video editor

General Announcements

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

When: Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 1:15 P.M.
Where: Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
Meeting Room 2 (in basement). Ask at Front Desk.
Map to meetings at Bloomfield Township Library

SIG-Computing Topic: Hyperledger a Blockchain Technology

Presented by Bret Carpenter

Picture Illustrating how Hyperledger works.What is a Distributed Ledger? Bret Carpenter will discuss Blockchains technology that can be used to record promises, trades, transactions or simply items we never want to disappear.

He will also debate the need for trust in a world of distrust. Hyperledger is incubating and promoting enterprise grade. This will include open source business blockchain technologies, distributed ledgers, smart contract engines, client libraries, graphical interfaces, utility libraries and sample applications.

Bret Carpenter is the Hyperledger Organizer of Troy.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 1:30 P.M.
Where: Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
Meeting Room 2 (in basement). Ask at Front Desk.

Map to meetings at Bloomfield Township Library

SIG-Linux Topic:  Shotcut video editor

Presented by: Sharan Kalwani

Shotcut is a free and open-source cross-platform video editing application for FreeBSDLinuxOS X and Windows. Started in 2011 by Dan Dennedy, Shotcut is developed on the MLT Multimedia Framework, in development since 2004 by the same author.
ShotCut appears to have the right balance between basic video editing and professional approaches. (sometimes called ‘prosumer’). We will look at this in the same way as we previously examined Avidemux, OpenShot and Cinelerra. This is the fourth examination at open source video editors in the series.

When: Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 3:00 P.M.
Where: Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
Meeting Room 2 (in basement). Ask at Front Desk.
Map to meetings at Bloomfield Township Library

Free Wi-Fi available. Our thanks to Bloomfield Township Public Library, for providing our meeting space!

June 16, 2018 – SIG-Programming: Python (April and May Meetings Canceled)

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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.

All are welcome to attend.

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

When: Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2:00 P.M.

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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