Apr 14, 2019 – SIG-Computing: Introduction to Amazon AWS; SIG-Linux: REVOLUTION OS (movie)

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

When: Sunday, Apr 14, 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: Introduction to Amazon AWS

Presented by Brian Korzynski

Amazon AWS is the other main player in cloud computing. They have many of the same offerings as Azure, but also some that are different. We’ll take a look at the basics such as SQS, S3, EC2, SNS, and SES, to see how you can quickly and easily incorporate the cloud into your existing applications.

Brian Korzynski is a senior machine learning engineer at one of Detroit’s best companies, United Shore. He has had an extensive career in Microsoft technologies working for a variety of companies both large and small. Working in many industries such as logistics, manufacturing, compliance, and finance has given him a wide variety of knowledge and skills that he wants to share with the world. Currently he is working on a variety of machine learning and artificial intelligence applications to aid in the mortgage process.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Apr 14, 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: REVOLUTION OS (movie)

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

REVOLUTION OS tells the inside story of the hackers who rebelled against the proprietary software model and Microsoft to create GNU/Linux and the Open Source movement.

GNU/Linux and the Open Source & Free Software movements arguably represent the greatest threat to proprietary software business models. Shot in cinema-scope on 35mm film in Silicon Valley, REVOLUTION OS tracks down the key movers and shakers behind Linux, and finds out how and why Linux became such a potent threat. REVOLUTION OS runs 85 minutes.

When: Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 at 2:30 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!

Mar 10, 2019 – SIG-Computing: The Cloud Journey: What, Why and How?; SIG-Linux: Linux in the cloud

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

When: Sunday, Mar 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: The Cloud Journey: What, Why and How?

Presented by Brett Decker

We will be taking a dive into a very hot technology that many businesses and consumers alike have held off on while they wait to see what direction the industry is taking, Cloud. Focusing specifically on Microsoft Azure cloud computing, we will jump into what does Cloud computing mean for you? (15 Min). Why would you want to host your services in the cloud over an on-premises host? (15 Min). And How could you begin to make the transition into Cloud? (30 Min). We will discuss aspects ranging from security, disaster recovery, and governance to automation and cost optimization while walking through the journey into Cloud.

Brett Decker is an Enterprise Consultant at Coretek Services, working specifically in the Cloud practice. He chose to pursue the cloud practice after realizing the flexibility, agility, and security it enables driving business in every fast paced ever changing market.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Mar 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: Linux in the cloud

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

Linux has become the de facto major OS of all major cloud providers. In this edition of SIG Linux for March 2019, we will explore how Linux is playing this role.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, Mar 10, 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!

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!

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!

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!

Nov 11, 2018 ** Meeting Location** Lawrence Technological University (Southfield)

Note: New meeting location starting in July. Starting with our July meeting, we will be meeting at 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

When: second Sunday of the month, at 1:15 P.M