Dec 9, 2018 – SIG-Computing: The Michigan eLibrary; SIG-Linux: Which Distro? and LibreOffice

General Announcements

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

Note: Nominations for officers and directors will take place at the General Meeting.

When: Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 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: The Michigan eLibrary – Meet MeL!

Presented by Maria Williams

Maria is the Head of Adult Services at Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, MI. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of English Literature degree from the University of Michigan.
From academic research to car repair manuals to test preparation tools, the Michigan eLibrary has something for every Michigander. Learn about some of the most popular e-resources MeL has to offer in this presentation by a public librarian.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 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: Which Distro? and LibreOffice

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

Sharan’s presentation will be in two parts:

  1. Which Linux Distro should I choose? There is now a nice tool to help you select one. A quick demo of the tool and some additional background on it.
  2. A brief introduction to LibreOffice:
    LibreOffice is a powerful and free office suite, used by millions of people around the world. Its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity.

When: Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 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!

December 15, 2018 – SIG-Programming: Python

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Topic: Python:

At the last meeting, we learned a little bit about PyQt a tool that assists you to create windows, buttons, text boxes, etc. in Python programs. This is an alternative to Tkinter which we have also learned a little bit about. Tkinter does similar things to PyQt but does not give you the fancy user interface.

All are welcome to attend.

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

When: Saturday, December 15, 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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