[ANNOUNCE] This Week's Events

SLUUG Announcement List announce at sluug.org
Tue Feb 8 12:18:34 CST 2011


The BIG mtng this week = SLUUG general mtng Wed nite!!


Editor's picks  =

Game Developer Contest = only 8 days left and $25,000 to be won!

Tonite (Tues) = GAMUG  = Apple TV

Wed = SLUUG general mtng  =  Libre-Office -the new version of open Office
                          =  Mobile Cellphone technology
                          =  Chroot jails - a great security tool

Thurs = SPJ Journalist mtng  =  WikiLeaks

Thurs = StL Oracle Users Grp - cloud computing

Sunday = Central West End   CWElug

Next week Wed = SNUG / SuSEsig = Running MS' .NET on MONO in Linux

Next week Thurs = StLlug = Video Capture and Editing
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                           TODAY
			   Tuesday, February 8

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Patch Tuesday
Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patch_Tuesday

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All day
 Unity GAME DEVELOPER contest. 8 days left. $25,000. 1st place=$10,000
 Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011
 $25,000 in prizes!  
 1st Place: $10,000 
 2nd Place: $5,000 
 3rd Place: $3,000 
 4th-10th Place: $1,000 each 
 http://www.kongregate.com/unity_game_contest 
 
 	Unity is a multi-platform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation of everything from 3D web games to Wii and iPhone games.   A fully integrated professional application, Unity just happens to contain the most powerful engine this side of a million dollars and is totally free!   Unity is used by the developers such as EA for Tiger Woods Gold from EA, Cartoon Network for Fusion Fall and the upcoming Lego Star Wars game, the Quest for R2-D2.  
	
	About the Contest Kongregate is happy to announce the support for Unity games, and to celebrate we.re teaming up with Unity for a game development contest (with some awesome prizes!)  You are free to create any type of game developed with Unity that you choose so be creative and have fun with it!  The 25 highest-rated entries will automatically become finalists, winners will be judged based on creativity, innovation, use of Unity, and how fun they are to play.  Visit Unity for more resources and see complete rules of eligibility 
	
	Last day for game submission is February 15, 2011 and voting ends February 22, 2011.  Winners will be announced on February 28, 2011!
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8:00am
  StL SharePoint Users Grp

  Tue, February 8, 8am . 11am
  3 City Place Dr. St. Louis, MO 63141 
  VENUE: Microsoft Corporation, 11th Floor, MPR2

  http://www.stlsug.org/ 

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11:30am
   STLLTUG - St. Louis Lotus Technologies Users Grp
   
   Tue, February 8, 11:30am . 1:00pm
   500 Maryville Centre Drive, St. Louis, MO 
   IBM Maryville building See http://www.stldominotes.org/
   
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 1:00pm
    STLSSUG -St. Louis SQL Server User Group
    
    Tue, February 8, 1pm . 4pm
    Three City Place Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141 
    See http://www.stlssug.org/ for details
    
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5:30pm
     GAMUG - Gateway Area MacIntosh Users Group 
    
                           - The new APPLE TV   &   the MAC APP STORE
     
     Tue, February 8, 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 
     
     The new APPLE TV and the MAC APP STORE: Simon Amies will demonstrate the new Apple TV and Air Play which allows iPads and other iOS 4.2 devices to stream video to TVs with HDMI connectors.  We also will have a brief discussion of the new Mac App Store which debuts Jan. 6, and what that will mean for Mac users.  
     
     SPECIAL NOTE: The Apple TV that Simon uses for the demo will be given away as a members-only attendance prize at the end of the evening.
     
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 6:00pm
      CCSL - Computer Consultants of St. Louis
      
      Tue, February 8, 6pm . 7pm
      6630 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO 63128 
      Venue: St. Louis Bread Co.

      See 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)
       
       Tue, February 8, 7pm . 9pm
       1011 E. Ash Street Springfield, IL 
       VENUE: Illinois State Museum Research and Collections Center

       See http://www.luci.org/
       
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                           Wednesday, February 9

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 All day
        Unity GAME DEVELOPER contest. 7 days left. $25,000. 1st place=$10,000
	
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 8:00am
	 StL ACT! Users Grp
	 
	 Wed, February 9, 8am . 9am
	 See http://www.meetup.com/St-Louis-ACT-Software-Users-Group/

	 Location is usually shown only to members (which is really STUPID!).
	 
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 1:00pm
	  SCORCC-G Geneology SIG

	  Wed, February 9, 1pm . 2pm
	  Tesson Ferry Library Branch, 9920 Lin-Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63123 
	  See http://www.scorcc.org/
	  
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 6:00pm
	   JCMS - Joomla CMS
	   
	   Wed, February 9, 6pm . 8pm
	   10425 Old Olive LL3 St Louis, MO 63141 
	   Venue: Above Web Media

	   http://www.meetup.com/Joomla-CMS-and-Graphics-Design/ 
	   
	   NO WEBSITE ENTRY!   Is mtng cancelled? 
	   Joomla people are at SLUUG general?
	   
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 6:30pm
	    SLUUG 
	          St. Louis Unix Users Group 
		  
		  = Libre-Office.   
		                   Mobile Cellphone technology.
		                                                Chroot jails

            Sun "owned" the open-source project Open Office.
	    Oracle bought Sun.   A number of contributors to Open Office
	    did not think Oracle was being adequately responsive to
	    the calls for improvements & progress.

	    So the "nice thing" about open-source is you can "take your ball
	    and go home".  A group of developers have taken the Open Office
	    code and "forked off" a new code base called Libre-Office.
         
	    Will Oracle just give the Open Office name to Libre Office
	    and will it be the "gold standard"?  Or will the fork be permanent
            and Oracle maintain development of Open Office in another direction?
	    
	    What's new and improved in Libre Office?  Stan will tell
	    us his experinces of the last month de-installing Open Office
	    and installing Libre-Office.

	    Will Oracle just give the Open Office name to Libre Office
	    and will it be the "gold standard"?  Or will the fork be permanent 
	    and Oracle maintain development of Open Office in another direction?


            And...another short presentation on Mobile Cellphone technology.
	    2G vs. 3G vs. 4G...  Bigger is always better, right?
	    Maybe not.  Maybe you really want to know if the frequencies
	    being used are the best for your terrain and buildings?

	    The tutorial on "Chroot jails" is a way of restricting root
	    access in a very scure way still getting access for what is needed.

	    Wed, February 9, 6:30pm . 9:00pm
	    11885 Lackland Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63146 
	    

	    http://www.sluug.org/

	    VENUE: Graybar Electric Co, Inc.

	    Your forum for exchanging information about open standards, 
	    open systems, open source, products, services and architectures.   
	    
	    TONITE= Main presentations @7:30 = Libre-Office by Stan Reichardt. 
	                                     = Mobile cell phone technologies
					       by Jerry Stutte.
		    Basic/tutorial @ 6:30 = Chroot jails by Lee Lammert
            
	    All month = elections
	    
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 7:00pm
	 MTM - Midwest Tech Meetup -MOVED March 3
	     Wed, February 9, 7pm . 9pm
	      http://www.meetup.com/MTechM/ MOVED to 1st Thursday! i.e. March 3
	     
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	                   Thursday, February 10

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10:00am
	      WCORCC-WE - MS Word SIG Excel SIG
	      
	      Thu, February 10, 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
	       
	       Thu, February 10, 11am . 1pm
	       Tesson Ferry Library Branch, 
	       9920 Lin-Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63123 
	        South County Older Residents Computer Club 
		See http://www.scorcc.org/

	       ** *Membership Fee Required* **

	       Financial Special Interest Group
	      
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12:00pm
	        Gateway/400 Group -"Systems Director for IBM i"
		
		Thu, February 10, 12:00pm . 1:30pm
		12031 Lackland Rd, St Louis, MO 
		VENUE: Spazio's in WestPort, at the Comfort Inn

		http://www.gateway400.org/
		
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12:00pm
           WikiLeaks and access to public records

            (What happens when you get: 
	                               the FBI agent-in-charge of StL,
	                               a newspaper editor,
				       & a law school prof,
											                               to talk about WikiLeaks?)

		 Thu, February 10, 12pm . 1pm
		 1234 Washington Ave Saint Louis, MO 63103 
		 
		 # : Lucas Park Grille 
		     Downtown 
		     
		     St. L. chapter, Society of Professional Journalists 
		     
		     WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange might not think governments have a right to keep secrets from their citizens, but the reality is that many government documents are not part of the public record.  So, where is the line drawn between what the public and journalists have access to and what they don't? And is that line reasonable? 
		 
		 We'll ask three distinguished panelists to discuss those questions and others regarding government secrecy and public access at the next lunch meeting of the St. Louis Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
		 The panelists are: 
		 Dennis Baker, special agent in charge of the FBI St.L Division.                 Jean Buchanan, Post-Dispatch assist. managing editor/projects.
		 Alan Howard, St. Louis University School of Law 
                                          professor and First Amendment expert. 
		 
		 The meeting will be noon until 1pm Thursday, Feb. 10, at Lucas Park Grille, 1234 Washington Avenue, downtown St. Louis.  The cost, including lunch, soft drink, and tip, is $10 for SPJ members and $12 for other guests. 314-971-0073
		 
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 1:00pm
	slOUG - StL Oracle Users Grp - cloud computing
	
	          Thu, February 10, 1:00pm . 4:45pm
		  424 South Woodsmill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017 
		   http://www.sloug.org/

		  Pete Heinrich from Oracle will be speaking about cloud computing and Oracle's direction specifically in the area of Software as a Service (SAAS).  We'd also welcome everyone to share their experiences with SAAS, Platform as a Service (PAAS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS).  The meeting will be at Oracle's office on Woodsmill.
		  
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 6:30pm
		   STLJUG - StL Java Users Grp 
		   
		                      -RabbitMQ is a messaging broker 
				      utilizing the open AMQP protocol

		   Thu, February 10, 6:30pm . 8:00pm
		   424 South Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017 
		    http://www.ociweb.com/javasig/ 
		    
		    DIFFERENT LOCATION THIS MONTH!!! 
		    
		    Oracle offices. 424 South Woods Mill Road Suite 200, Chesterfield, MO 63017 (NOT at CityPlace One Auditorium) RabbitMQ is a robust messaging broker utilizing the open AMQP protocol that is both high performance and easy to use.  In addition to digging into the details of how RabbitMQ works there will also be an in-depth demonstration of using the new spring-amqp module as well as tying different languages and platforms together using AMQP based messaging.
		   
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		              Friday, February 11

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10:00am
	SCORCC-DTP Desktop Publishing
		    
		    Fri, February 11, 10am . 12pm
		    County Government Center
		    4544 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63129 
		    SCORCC-DTP South County Older Residents Computer Club 
		    See http://www.scorcc.org/ 
		    ** *Membership Fee Required* 
		    ** Desktop Publishing Special Interest Group - 10:00 AM 
		       Photoimpact Special Interest Group - 11:00 AM 
		    
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		              Saturday, February 12

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 8:30am
		     T3 Techies Teaching Techies -hiatus
		     
		     Sat, February 12, 8:30am . 12:00pm
		     625 North Euclid St. Louis, MO 63108 
		     http://www.techiesteachingtechies.com/ 

		     The Euclid Plaza Building, Suite 516 (Delmar & Euclid),
		     
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12:00pm
          DBUG - Data Bytes Users Group
		      
		      Sat, February 12, 12pm . 3pm
		      12863 Willowyk Drive, St. Louis, MO 
		      See http://dbug-stl.tripod.com/Home.htm

		      Thornhill Branch Library, 
		      12863 Willowyk Drive (off Fee Fee Road), St. Louis, MO
		      
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 6:00pm
         ASEMO - Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri
		       
		       Sat, February 12, 6pm . 10pm
		       See http://asemonline.org/ for current information.

		       * Regular General Meeting*
		       
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		               Sunday, February 13

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 1:00pm
         New date - 
	 
	 CWElug   Central West End Linux Users' Group
			
			Sun, February 13, 1pm . 5pm
			1610 S. Big Bend Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63117 
			Venue: Scott's Office

			http://groups.google.com/group/cwelug/ 
			(which may not actually be current).
			
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                             COMIING NEXT WEEK...

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			     Monday, February 14

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			1:00pm
			 SCORCC-GM - General Meeting
			 6:00pm
			  stlDNLIG - StL .NET Languages Interest Group
			  6:00pm
			   BDPA - Black Data Processing Associates
			   6:00pm
			    stlRUBY - STL Ruby Users' Grp

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			      Tuesday, February 15

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  Unity GAME DEVELOPER contest ends 1:59am tonite! $25,000. 1st place=$10,000
			    
			    11:45am
			     stlHDI - Help Desk Institute -date & time CHANGE
			     1:00pm
			      SCORCC-CM - Computer Media SIG
			       2:00pm
			        stlISSA - Information Systems Security 
				        Association - Web and Database Security
				6:00pm
				 HIATUS - STLOSUG - StL OpenSolaris Users Grp
				 6:30pm
				  StL Hadoop Users Grp 
				                 -the Hive project at Cloudera.
				  7:00pm
				   Astronomy Digital Imaging SIG
				   7:30pm
				    Academy of Science - St. Louis
			            1:59am
                                     Unity GAME DEVELOPER contest ends 
				     @1:59am tonite! $25,000. 1st place=$10,000
							     
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		             Wednesday, February 16

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				    1:359m
				     Unity GAME DEVELOPER contest ends 
				     9:00am
				      Thornhill Computer Club
				      11:30am
				       SNUG - Novell Users Grp 
				       & SuSE Linux Lunch 
				                      - .NET on MONO in Linux
				       2:00pm
				        STLISACA - StL InfoSys Audit & Ctrl Assn
					6:00pm
					 GCC - Gateway Computer Club
					 6:30pm
					  stlPM - StL Perl Mongers Grp
					  7:00pm
					   StL ALT.NET 
					           - GIT distributed 
						   version control system
					   
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                             Thursday, February 17

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					   1:00pm
					    WCORCC - General Mtg
					    1:30pm
					     St. Louis GIS Users Group
					     6:30pm
					      stlLUG -Linux Users' Grp
					      7:00pm
					       PHP - St Louis PHP Users Group
					       7:30pm
					        SLRCFA - StL Radio Control 
						             Flying Association
						7:30pm
						 STL Wordpress Users Group

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                                Friday, February 18

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						 1:00pm
						  NCORCC
						  7:00pm
						   SLARC - StL Area Radio Club
						   7:30pm
						    SLAS - StL Astronomical 
                                                                       Society
						    
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                                Saturday, February 19

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						    9:00am
						     OLMOLUG - Ol' Mo' Linux Users Group   (in Old Monroe in Lincoln County)
						     10:00am
						      ROBOMO - StL Area Robotics Grp
						      4:00pm
						       SILUG-ME
						      
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