[ANNOUNCE] This Week's Events. Vim key-mapping. Amazon Web Services.

SLUUG Announcement List announce at sluug.org
Tue Oct 12 01:35:26 CDT 2010


Editor's picks this week =

Wed 6:30  SLUUG general mtng

          Geekout worksession on 'KEY MAPPING in the "Vi IMproved" editor'.
                                                        by Bill Odom

Wed 7:30  SLUUG general mtng

           Amazon Web Services(AWS)    by Scott Granneman and Jans Carton.

           A collection of remote computing services that
           together make up a cloud computing platform.

Thurs & Friday   -  The Strange Loop Conference.        

Fri 9am    IBM & St.L. Lotus Users' Grp.

           Free showing, the new movie "The Social Network" & IBM's view.

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                        Tuesday, October 12

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All day 
Patch Tuesday

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patch_Tuesday

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9:00am     Free MS-Windows 7 Tips & Tricks
                                                 9am . 11am
1 Campbell Plaza, Suite 2B, St. Louis, MO 63139 

Microsoft Windows 7 Tips & Tricks: 

During this 2 hour complimentary event we will cover 15 Tips & Tricks 
on how to use MS-Windows 7. 

Topics include: how to live clutter free, how to change the scenery, 
crunching the numbers, managing windows, shuffling through program 
windows and more. 

Presented by: Premier Knowledge Instructions Certified Instructor 

Registration: via www.clicktoattend.com    Code 149261 


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11:30am   STLLTUG - St. Louis Lotus Technologies Users Grp
                                                         

****   MOVED TO FRIDAY 9am with free movie "The Social Network"
       @ Wehrenberg Des Peres 14 Theater!                        ****


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1:00pm   Free Sneak Peek @ MS Office 2010
                                                1pm . 3pm
1 Campbell Plaza, Suite 2B, St. Louis, MO 63139 

This spring, Microsoft is releasing the next version of 
Microsoft Office suite. 
New features (or tricks to keep their user base) in MS-Office 2010. 
Registration: www.clicktoattend.com   Code 149263 

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5:30pm   GAMUG - Gateway Area MacIntosh Users Group 
                                                      5:30pm . 9:00pm
Parkway Central High School 
http://www.gamug.org/ 

Beginner SIG - 5:30 PM 
Intermediate SIG - 5:30 PM 
General Meeting - 7:00 PM
                          Creating websites, comparing RapidWeaver and iWeb

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6:00pm    CCSL - Computer Consultants of St. Louis  
                                                       6pm . 7pm
6630 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO 63128
St. Louis Bread Co. 
http://www.ccsl.org/ 

Dinner reservations and cancellations 314-995-4652 

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7:00pm   LUCI-NB - Linux Users Central Illinois (Newbie Mtg)
                                                              7pm . 9pm
1011 E. Ash Street Springfield, IL 
VENUE: Illinois State Museum Research and Collections Center 
http://www.luci.org/ 

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                             Wednesday, October 13

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8:00am   St. Louis ACT! Users Group
                                          8am . 9am
http://www.meetup.com/St-Louis-ACT-Software-Users-Group/ 

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9:30am    SLOUG - St. Louis Oracle Users Group
                                                 9:30am . 4:30pm
Ameristar casino, St. Charles, MO 
http://www.sloug.org/ 


**** DANGER!!!  Advance payment is required but the amount apparently 
may be too high to mention!!!   ****

Topic: Oracle Database Performance                 Annual Big Bash! 

Please note: an RSVP and advance payment is required to attend the Big 
Bash.  Memberships must be paid by check and sent by mail prior to the 
event.

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1:00pm    SCORCC-G Geneology SIG
                                  1pm . 2pm
Tesson Ferry Library Branch, 9920 Lin-Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63123 
http://www.scorcc.org/ 

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6:00pm    JCMS - Joomla CMS
10425 Old Olive LL3 St Louis, MO 63141     Venue: Above Web Media 
http://www.meetup.com/Joomla-CMS-and-Graphics-Design/ 

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6:30pm    SLUUG   St. Louis Unix Users' Grp
                                                 6:30pm . 9:00pm

     Geekout worksession on   'key mapping in the "Vi IMproved" editor'.

          & 

     Amazon Web Services(AWS)   by Scott Granneman and Jans Carlson. 

     A collection of remote computing services that 
     together make up a robust, scalable, inexpensive, innovative cloud 
     computing platform.

Graybar Electric Co, Inc.
11885 Lackland Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63146 
http://www.sluug.org/  


Your forum for exchanging information about open standards, open 
systems, open source, products, services and architectures. 

The St. Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG) general meetings are on 
the second Wednesday of each month. 

The 6:30 session will be...    a _VIM Workshop_ by Bill Odum. 

This month's session will cover KEY MAPPING in the "Vi IMproved" editor.  
It's fundamental to customizing the Vim interface, and it touches on 
other topics (like modes and motions) that are worth reinforcing.

This will be one of many Vim geekout worksession over the next few 
months.  They will frequently fill the timeslot formerly used by the 
basic/tutorial session.  Bring your laptop and "hack along with the rest 
of us trying out the commands and code as we go".

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Our main event will be 

An Introduction to Using Amazon Web Services

 by 
Scott Granneman and Jans Carton. 

In 2002 Amazon changed the Internet by offering Amazon Web Services 
(AWS), a collection of remote computing services that together make up a 
robust, scalable, inexpensive, innovative cloud computing platform.
 
Ranging from storage to virtual servers to queueing, AWS now stores more 
than 100 billion objects and is used by more than 500,000 developers. 

In this talk, Scott Granneman and Jans Carton (bios on sluug.org) will 
go over some of the major components of AWS and show you how to set up, 
create, and manage them, with special attention given to EC2 (Elastic 
Compute Cloud), EBS (Elastic Block Storage), and S3 (Simple Storage 
Service).

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7:00pm   MTM - Midwest Tech Meetup
                                    7pm . 9pm
http://www.meetup.com/MTechM/ 

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                           Thursday, October 14

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All day 

        Strange Loop 2010
                           Day 1 of 2 of Oct 14 . 15 2010

Strange Loop is a developer-run software conference. 
See http://strangeloop2010.com/ 

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10:00am   WCORCC-WE - MS Word SIG Excel SIG
                                             10am . 3pm
Daniel Boone Branch Library 
West County Older Residents Computer Club
http://wcorcc.tripod.com/
 
MS Word SIG - 10:00 AM
MS Excel SIG - 1:00 PM 

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11:00am     SCORCC-F Financial SIG
                                      11am . 1pm
Tesson Ferry Library Branch, 9920 Lin-Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63123 
South County Older Residents Computer Club 
http://www.scorcc.org/ 
** *Membership Fee Required* **

Financial Special Interest Group 

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6:30pm    stlJUG - St. L. Java Users Grp
                                               6:30pm . 8:00pm
***  CANCELLED THIS MONTH!  ****

CityPlace One Auditorium 
http://www.ociweb.com/javasig/ 

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                                Friday, October 15

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All day   
         Strange Loop 2010
                             2nd day  of Oct 14 - 15 2010

Strange Loop is a developer-run software conference. 
See http://strangeloop2010.com/ 

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08:30 AM to 11:30 AM 

IBM speaks on "The Social Enterprise" and a free showing of the new movie,
              "The Social Network"  (about Facebook).

Wehrenberg Des Peres 14 Cinema

    
IBM Company & The Lotus Users' Grp.


  The Social Enterprise 

Presented By:  Eric Larson (IBM) 

Mass collaboration is here to stay!  Public domain technologies such as 
Facebook, Flickr and YouTube have revolutionized the way people create, 
contribute, share and stay connected.  IBM is using these same 
collaboration paradigms to help our customers work smarter.  Come hear 
IBM's point-of-view regarding social software for business and how our 
customers are using these tools to align with business goals while 
delivering recession-proof business results. 

Immediately following, please be our guest at a private showing of the 
new movie, "The Social Network".  Register early as seating is limited.

Location: Des Peres 14 Vine Place . 
1270 Manchester Rd., Des Peres, Mo 63131

Doors: 8:30am - 9:00am
Meeting: 9:00am - 9:30am 
Movie: 9:30am - approx. 11:30am 
The Social Network    (Release date 10/1, PG-13, 121 minutes)


http://www.stldominotes.org/UserGroup/StlDomiNotes.nsf/?Open

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1:00pm    NCORCC
                   1pm . 3pm
915 Utz Lane Hazelwood, MO 63042 

The County Older Residents Computer Club
Prarie Commons Branch   (between Howdershell and Dunn)
http://www.corcc-stl.com/ 

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7:00pm   SLARC - St. L. Area Radio Club
                                             7pm . 8pm
Buder Park, Valley Park, MO 63088 

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7:30pm   SLAS - St. Louis Astronomical Society
                                                 7:30pm . 9:00pm
Wash U, McDonnell Hall Room 162, St. Louis, MO 
http://www.slasonline.org/ 

Michael Friedlander, Prof. of Physics @ Wash U   will speak on 

"WOODHENGE", the native American Indian  astronomy structure  in Cahokia Ill.

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                          Saturday, October 16

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10:00am   ROBOmo - St. L. Area Robotics Grp
                                                  10am . 1pm
8400 Delport Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63114 
Indian Trails Branch Library, (at Midland)
http://www.robomo.org/ 

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10:00am  - 11:30am          Wash U Physics lecture.  

Crow Hall (under the silver telescope dome.)

                   Cosmic inflation: more than a theory. 

The extremely rapid expansion of the universe is thought to have 
occurred shortly after the Big Bang.  However, the theory of inflation 
bears a striking resemblance to the theory of evolution: both are really 
paradigms for thinking about a scientific subject, rather than a 
specific testable theory.

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4:00pm   SIlug-ME
                      4pm . 6pm
3720 Green Mount Crossing Dr., O Fallon, IL 62269 
Souther Illinois Linux Users Grp - Metro East 
http://www.silug.org/ 

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                           Monday, October 18

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1:00pm SCORCC-WK - MS Works SIG
                                  1pm . 2pm
Tesson Ferry Library Branch, 9920 Lin-Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63123 
http://www.scorcc.org/ 

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6:00pm   stlDNNug - St. L. DotNetNuke User Grp
                                                     6:00pm . 7:30pm
10330 Old Olive Street Rd, St Louis, MO 63141 
Venue: TricorBruan 
http://stlouis.dnnug.com/ 

***  No topic yet!   ****

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                           Coming NEXT week

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                           Tuesday, October 19

11:45am STLHDI - Help Desk Institute
1:00pm SCORCC-CM - Computer Media SIG
2:00pm Hiatus - STLISSA - Information Systems Security Association
6:00pm HIATUS - STLOSUG - St. L. OpenSOLARIS Users Grp

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                          Wednesday, October 20

9:00am Thornhill Computer Club
11:00am   ** St. Louis Business Expo **
11:30am Top Layer Security - Lunch Seminar
11:30am SNUG - St. L.  Novell Users Grp and SuSE Linux  Lunch
2:00pm STLISACA - StL InfoSys Audit & Ctrl Assn
6:00pm GCC - Gateway Computer Club
6:00pm UMSL Free MS Office 2010 Preview Night
6:30pm STLPM - St. L. Perl Mongers Group
7:00pm St. L. ALT.NET

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                            Thursday, October 21

1:00pm WCORCC - General Mtg
6:30pm STLlug - St. L. Linux Users Grp
7:00pm PHP - St L. PHP Users Group
7:30pm SLRCFA - St. L. Radio Control Flying Association
7:30pm STL Wordpress Users Group

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                             Friday, October 22

9:30am Weber Road Computer Club
1:00pm SCORCC-I - Internet SIG
7:30pm SLSRC - St. L. & Suburban Radio Club

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                             Saturday, October 23

9:00am OLMolug - Ol' Mo' Linux Users Grp
                 Old Monroe in Lincoln County (northwest St. Charles Co.)

10:00am  Wash U Physics.  Accepting the weirdness:  quantum mechanics 
                                                    and reality 

2:00pm GAMP - Gateway Area Mac (CocoaHeads & iPhone) Programers
                          





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