[ANNOUNCE] This Week's Events

SLUUG Announcement List announce at sluug.org
Thu Apr 28 05:03:37 CDT 2011


As always, check  www.sluug.org/resources/calendar  
for last minute changes.

Don't miss Ed Wehner on 3D animation TONITE @ St. Charles LUG!

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Editor's Pick's=

All week.   "FIRST" high school robotics competition -international finals!!
                                                 Edward Jones Football Dome.

Thurs.  Ed Wehner teaches free software for 3D animation @ StClug
        "The Art of Illusion" sftwr.

Fri.  UMSL's Distinguished Speaker Lecture.
      "The Emerging Role of the Technology Strategist"
                                                   by Dr. Varun Grover, 
                                                   Distinguished Professor 
                                                   of Info Systems. 
                                                   Clemson University.

Sat.  Application DEADALINE!!!!   Deadline to apply for FREE NSF 
      workshop this summer on Aquatic Ecology/Biology  GIS/GPS.

Sat &/or Sun.  MicroCenter Clininc -  Video Capture and Editing.

Sun.  CWElug



And now the details....
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                          Thursday, April 28

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All week

 "FIRST" high school robotics competition -international finals!!

When:  Apr 25 - 30, 2011
Where:  Edward Jones Dome football stadium 

Description: These are the international finals. It is the 1st time held 
in St. Louis and we will also have these finals in 2012 & 2013. The 
regionals were on SLU's campus in March. The idea is for high schools to 
compete against each other in building robots which will compete in a 
game. The game rules are changed each year so that the students need to 
"think it thru new" and not just rebuild last year's model. The students 
have had ~6 weeks to build the robot after being told the new game. 
Segway inventor Ray Kurzwiel , who started the FIRST competition, wnats 
to bring the excitement of high school sports to engineering & science! 
Go volunteer to be an advisor at your favosite high school! Last year, 
he announced the (inter)national finals had been granted to ST. Louis' 
Edward Jones Dome football stadium for 2011 thru 2013! more details� 
copy to my calendar All day


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   Ubuntu 11.04 Due
When:  Thursday, Apr 28, 2011

http://www.ubuntu.com/

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8:30am
         stlCRMug - StL CRM Users Grp

When: Thu, April 28, 8:30am . 11:30am
Where: 3 City Place Drive, Creve Coeur, MO 63131 (map)
http://www.stlcrmug.org/   Microsoft Offices Meets every other month.

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10:00am
        WCORCC - Technical SIG Multimedia SIG
When:  Thu, April 28, 10am . 3pm
Where:  Daniel Boone Branch Library (map)
http://wcorcc.tripod.com/   Technical Forum SIG - 10:00 AM 
Multimedia SIG - 1:00 PM

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5:30pm
         STL-AITP - Association of Information Technology Professionals
When: Thu, April 28, 5:30pm . 8:30pm
Where: 7750 Carondelet Avenue St. Louis, MO 63105 (map)
http://www.stlouisaitp.org/

We have monthly dinner mtngs.  These meeting are usually 
held the 4th Thursday of each month at the Crown Plaza in Clayton. These 
meetings features a social hour to network with our fellow IT 
professionals, dinner, and a speaker who presents a topic relevant to 
information technology.

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6:00pm
        STLMD - St. Louis Mobile Dev
When:  Thu, April 28, 6:00pm . 8:30pm
Where:  1701 Washington Ave, St Louis, MO 63103 (map)
https://sites.google.com/site/stlmobiledev/

STL Mobile Dev is a software development group for the St. Louis area 
focused on mobile platforms (iPhone, Android, webOS, etc). We meet on 
the 4th Thursday of the month at the downtown offices of Asynchrony 
Solutions, Inc.

No topic listed for this month.

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6:30pm
       StC LUG - St. Charles Linux Users Group
When:  Thu, April 28, 6:30pm . 9:30pm
Where:  200 Ft Zumwalt Square, O'Fallon, MO 63366 (map)


http://stclug.sluug.org 

This month= 3D Modeling / Art / Drawing (leading to animation). 

                                   by Ed Wehner. 

    Bring your Linux, MAC or Windows laptop and learn , "hands on", how 
to create 3D models using open source 3D Modeling tools.  The techniques 
we will cover are used in 3D Art, Games and major motion pictures.  In 
this first of two parts, we will show you how to make some simple 
objects such as an hour glass, apple, table, etc.  We will also cover 
some of the basics of object textures and materials to give a real life 
look to your rendered objects.  

	"The Art of Illusion" software will be provided and requires java. 

	This will lead to next month when we will learn to animate 
these drawings/models. 

	Ed is formerly a multi-term president of SLUUG as well as vice 
president and bod spent years organizing our meetings and keeping our 
servers available in years where we expanded into multiple SIGs and 
multiple mtngs each month.  In his day job, Ed has lead the IT dept at 
MEMC Electronix Materials in St. Charles before & during their 
conversion to SAP, and has been a senior IT consultant for the state of 
Missouri.  He is currently a Sr. Consultant at Daugherty Systems 
assigned to Express Scripts.  Meet at JJ's Restaurant, off of Hwy I-70, 
Exit 217, Hwy K South, take right at first light signal. 

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7:00pm
 MWG - MidWest Geeks
When:  Thu, April 28, 7pm . 9pm
Where:  1909 S Brentwood Blvd Brentwood, MO 63144 
St. Louis Bread Company - Brentwood

http://www.meetup.com/MWGeeks/

Not mtng this month/day?

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                       Friday, April 29

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All day
 "FIRST" high school robotics competition -international finals!!

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4:00pm
          UMSL InfoSys Distinguished Speaker 

                          - "The Emerging Role of the Technology Strategist"

When:  Fri, April 29, 4pm . 7pm
Where:  1 University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121 (map)

"The Emerging Role of the Technology Strategist" 
Dr. Varun Grover is the William S. Lee (Duke Energy) Distinguished Professor of 
Information Systems at Clemson University.  He has published extensively 
in the information systems field, with over 200 publications in major 
refereed journals.  Nine recent articles have ranked him among the top 
four researchers based on number of publications in the top Information 
Systems journals, as well as citation impact (h-index).  Dr.Grover is 
Senior Editor (Emeritus) for /MIS Quarterly, the Journal of the AIS 
/and/Database/.  He is currently working in the areas of IT value, 
system politics and process transformation and recently released his third book 
(with M. Lynne Markus) on process change.  He is recipient of numerous 
awards from USC, Clemson, AIS, DSI, Anbar, PriceWaterhouse, etc. for his 
research and teaching and is a Fellow of the Association for Information 
Systems. 

	"The Emerging Role of the Technology Strategist" (4.00 PM-5.15 
PM, 003 Express Scripts Hall)  This talk focuses on the emerging CIO 
role of business technology strategist and its relationship with the three 
traditional IT management roles-informational, decisional, and 
interpersonal.  Preliminary data on how the CIOs emerging role is 
related to reporting level and technical background will be described, as the 
talk explores what it takes for a CIO to fulfill this role.  A reception 
in honor of Dr. Varun Grover will be held immediately after the 
presentation from 5.15 pm - 7.00 pm in GracePlace Museum, 
2nd Floor, Express Scripts Hall, University of Missouri - St. Louis, 
1 University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121.

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                          Saturday, April 30

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All day
          "FIRST" high school robotics competition -international finals!!
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All day
          GIS Applications in Aquatic Ecology/Biology. 
          
          Deadline to apply for FREE NSF workshop on Aquatic GIS.

When:  Saturday, Apr 30, 2011

	GIS Applications in Aquatic Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 
Where: Department of Biology and Center for Environmental Sciences Saint 
Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri When: June 27-29, 2011 and 
August 17-19, 2011 

Workshop purpose and goals: The application of GIS to 
the study of biological patterns and processes in terrestrial systems 
has expanded dramatically during the past decade and served as a 
valuable resource in ecology and evolutionary biology.  This expansion 
is largely due to the availability of relevant environmental datasets and 
species distribution data.  At the same time, GIS-based studies of 
aquatic systems have lagged behind and often relied on terrestrial 
surrogates for data sources.  A general goal of this workshop is to 
train & establish an interactive group of researchers and educators applying 
GIS techniques to aquatic systems.  Applicants with all levels of GIS 
experience are welcome; however, the workshop is developed and presented 
for aquatic biologists with little to no background in GIS techniques. 
The workshop will cover topics including: 1) basic acquisition and 
manipulation of GIS data, 2) GIS data sources for aquatic research, 3) 
quantification of environmental attributes of species. habitat use at 
multiple spatial scales, 4) species distribution modeling, and 5) 
development and application of hydrologic data to studies of aquatic 
systems.  The majority of the training will be conducted using ArcGIS; 
however, other software options will be presented.  Computer space will 
be provided for each attendee.  More details on the specific schedule 
will be provided in the near future.  Participants: Faculty/Research 
Scientists, Postdoctoral Researchers, and Graduate Students conducting 
research in aquatic systems.

 Sponsors: National Science Foundation & Saint Louis University 

Cost: Free (Participants responsible for meals, 
travel, and lodging) Application: Please email a statement of 
application including a description of your research interests (maximum 
1 page) and a C.V. to Dr. Jason Knouft at aquaticGIS at slu.edu by April 
30.  GIS experience is not a prerequisite for the workshop.  A total of 
20 spots are available for each workshop.  Please indicate the dates you 
would like to attend (June 27-29 or August 17-19).  If you are available 
for both dates (one or the other), please indicate this in your 
application. 
http://pages.slu.edu/faculty/jknouft/index_files/Page304.htm
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All day
         Marconi Day?
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All day
          SharePoint Saturday
When:  Saturday, Apr 30, 2011
http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/stlouis/default.aspx

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2:00pm
      GAMP - Gateway Area Mac Programers
When: Sat, April 30, 2pm . 4pm
Where: 120 S Kirkwood Rd, St Louis, MO 63122 (map)
See http://www.gamprog.org/

Kaldi's Coffee House

Usually last Saturday of month

St. Louis CocoaHeads

Monthly meeting for Mac & iPhone Programming

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2:00pm
 MC-Clinic - Video Capture and Editing
When: Sat, April 30, 2pm . 3pm
Where: 87 Brentwood Promenade Ct., Brentwood, MO 63144 

Micro Center In Store Clinic FREE in-store computer technology clinic,
 
http://www.microcenter.com/instore_clinic/sign_up.html to sign up.

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                           Sunday, May 1

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1:00pm
          CWElug Central West End Linux Users' Group
When:  Sun, May 1, 1pm . 5pm
Where:  1610 S. Big Bend Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63117 (map)
Venue: Scott's Office

For current information see http://groups.google.com/group/cwelug/ 
(which may not actually be current).

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2:00pm
          MC-Clinic - Video Capture and Editing
When: Sun, May 1, 2pm . 3pm
Where: 87 Brentwood Promenade Ct., Brentwood, MO 63144 (map)
Venue: Micro Center In Store Clinic FREE in-store computer 
technology clinic, 

http://www.microcenter.com/instore_clinic/sign_up.html to sign up.

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Coming NEXT week...

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                     Tuesday, May 3
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6:00pm
       FLEX - STL Adobe Users Group, Flex and Fuse the Arch
6:00pm
       GGUG - Gateway Groovy Users Group
6:30pm
       MOSLUG - MO Open Source Linux Users Group
7:00pm
       ASEMO - Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri
7:00pm
       GJUG - Gateway Java Users Group

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                    Wednesday, May 4
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1:00pm
       SCORCC-WWP - Word/Word Perfect SIG
6:30pm
       SteerCom - St. Louis Unix Users' Grp - Steering Committee
7:00pm
       SILUG-ME
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                       Thursday, May 5
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10:00am
       WCORCC-BI - Beginners SIG Internet SIG
6:00pm
       SLACC - StL Area Computer Club
6:00pm
       stlLL -StL Lambda Lounge
7:00pm
       MTM - Midwest Tech Meetup -iPhone vs Android

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                       Friday, May 6
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All day
       Mid-America GNU/Linux Networkers Conference -POSTPONED!!
12:00pm
       NCORCC
5:00pm
       STL 2600 Meeting
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                       Saturday, May 7
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All day
       Mid-America GNU/Linux Networkers Conference -POSTPONED!!
8:30am
       T3 Techies Teaching Techies
2:00pm
       MC-Clinic - Photo Tips
7:00pm
       stlGD - StL Game Developers


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