[ANNOUNCE] This Week (& lunch)

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Wed Feb 16 11:12:08 CST 2011


Very last minute reminder on TODAY's lunch!

Editor's picks =

TODAY
In 30 mins!!!  Lunch with SuSE & SNUG = Running .NET on Linux with MONO.

Perl Mongers  = Perl 6

Thursday

St Louis Linux US  =  linux for the Blind

Saturday

OlMoLUG   


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                            Wednesday February 16

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SNUG - Novell Users Grp and SuSE Linux Lunch - .NET on MONO in Linux
WhenWed, February 16, 11:30am . 12:45pm
Where9500 Manchester Rd, Rockhill, MO 63119 (map)
Description http://snug.sluug.org/

SNUG - StL Novell Users Grp and SuSE sig. A lunch time meeting about 
SuSE Linux & other Novell sftwr, every 3rd Wednesday at Bandana's Bar-BQ 
(corner of Rock Hill and Manchester Rds)

Seating is limited so please RSVP Gary Hollingsworth by 
mailto:garyh at itinet.com This month: Running .NET applications on Linux 
using Mono. Novell's open source MONO project enables applications 
written for Microsoft's .NET to be run on Linux & *nix systems. Mono is 
an implementation of the CLI and the .NET Base Class Library (BCL), and 
provides additional functionality. The MONO project was started by 
Ximian in 2001and turned out the working MONO 1.0 in 2004. Novell bought 
Ximian and continued the development with the most recent release in 
November 2010. The free and open source MONO project is led by Novell to 
create an ECMA standard compliant .NET-compatible set of tools 
including, among others, a C# compiler and a Common Language Runtime, 
Moonlite (a Silverlite implimentation), F#, Visual Basic, Gtk#, ASP.NET, 
ADO.NET.... The stated purpose of Mono is not only to be able to run 
Microsoft .NET applications cross-platform, but also to bring better 
development tools to Linux developers. Mono can be run on Android, BSD, 
iOS, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, and other Unix operating systems as well 
as MS-Windows and some game console OSes such as the ones for the 
PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360. Some feared that MS crated .NET to 
force web developers into a "MS-only" existence but MONO allows the 
"Open Standards world" to benefit from the .NET tools and existing apps 
while crossing platforms.
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2:00pm
 STLISACA - StL InfoSys Audit & Ctrl Assn
WhenWed, February 16, 2pm . 4pm
DescriptionSee http://www.isaca-stlouis.org/
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3:30pm
 Jeopardy Last Day of SuSE Linux vs human champions
WhenWed, February 16, 3:30pm . 4:00pm
WhereCh 4.1 KMOV (map)
DescriptionMonday thru Wed, an IBM computer running SuSE Linux will play 
on TV's Jeopardy game show (3:30pm in St.L. Set your DVRs.) The computer 
will take on all-time champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Unlike the 
chess playing "Deep Blue", this computer, named "Watson" is off the 
shelf hardware. It will use Natural Language Processing to understand 
the english questions just like its human competitors. Watson will have 
to decide its confidence in knowing the correct answer and decide if it 
should "ring in" and take the points penalty if it guesses wrongly. PBS' 
Nova did a special on it this week. (Check your listings for repeats.) 
Miles O'Brien (the PBS reporter, not the Star Trek transporter chief) 
lost to it during the show. title = "Smartest Machine on Earth." > 
Watson is powered by 10 racks of IBM Power 750 servers, running SuSE 
Linux. > It uses 15 terabytes of RAM and 2,880 processor cores. > > To 
prepare for "Jeopardy!", it has been loaded with a > huge amount of > 
information about books, movies, history, plays, music, > current 
events, and the list goes on. > > For each question, Watson evaluates 
information from > about 200 million > pages of content, or 1 million 
books, McQueeney said. from 
http://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2011/02/10/ibm-watson-data-uses.aspx 
For those who might prefer to watch online, it is viewable at 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/smartest-machine-on-earth.html Gary 
wrote in his previous email that the system uses Natural Language 
Processing (NLP) to parse human speech. Check out the presentation given 
to our very own LUG on NLP by Kevin Scannell from the computer science 
department of SLU at 
http://stllug.sluug.org/meeting_notes/2008/osltusm.pdf. -Jeff
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6:00pm
 GCC - Gateway Computer Club
WhenWed, February 16, 6pm . 8pm
Where10001 Bunkum Rd. Fairview Heights, IL 62208 (map)
DescriptionVenue: Caseyville Township Bldg.

See http://gcc.signalhill.net/
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6:30pm
 stlPM - StL Perl Mongers Grp =Perl 6
WhenWed, February 16, 6:30pm . 8:30pm
Where6665 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63130-4544 (map)
DescriptionTONIITE = PERL 6. Perl6 has been a long time coming with the 
original design dating back to 2000. With releases of great Perl 6 
partial implementations such as Rakudo and Niecza rolling along Perl 6 
is becoming a more exciting technology every day. This talk will cover 
some of the features and advancements that Perl 6 provides today and try 
and provide some knowledge on how it can be useful today.

Venue is Announce Media, LLC

Meetings are on every 3rd Wednesday of the month

http://stlouis.pm.org/
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7:00pm
 StL ALT.NET - GIT distributed version control system
WhenWed, February 16, 7pm . 9pm
Where999 Executive Parkway Saint Louis, MO (map)
DescriptionVenue: Professional Employment Group

See http://www.meetup.com/stlaltdotnet/ Developers should not align 
themselves with platforms and languages, but with principles and ideas. 
An "alternative" view of the Microsoft development universe--a view that 
challenged the "Microsoft-only" approach to software development. He 
distilled his thoughts into four key developer characteristics which 
form the basis of the ALT.NET philosophy: 1. You're the type of 
developer who uses what works while keeping an eye out for a better way. 
2. You reach outside the mainstream to adopt the best of any community: 
Open Source, Agile, Java, Ruby, etc. ,,,
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                             Thursday, February 17

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1:00pm
 WCORCC - General Mtg
WhenThu, February 17, 1pm . 3pm
WhereDaniel Boone Branch, St. Louis County Library, 300 Clarkson Road in 
Ellisville (map)
DescriptionWest County Older Residents Computer Club

See http://wcorcc.tripod.com/ for current information.

Contact Mary Ann (6363918123) or Gordon(6363916469)
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5:30pm
 stlISSA - Information Systems Security Association - Web and Database 
Security
WhenThu, February 17, 5:30pm . 7:30pm
DescriptionSTLISSA - St. Louis Chapter - Information Systems Security 
Association (ISSA)

http://stl.issa.org

Times and locations may vary each month. This month: - Web and Database 
Security
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6:30pm
 stlLUG -Linux Users' Grp
WhenThu, February 17, 6:30pm . 9:30pm
Where4633 World Pkwy Cir, Berkeley, MO 63134 (map)
Description

Venue: IT Enterprises

See http://www.stllinux.org/ for latest Information.
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7:00pm
 PHP - St Louis PHP Users Group
WhenThu, February 17, 7pm . 9pm
DescriptionSee http://www.meetup.com/php-425/

Only members of this Group can view the location for this Meetup (Which 
is really STUPID!)
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7:30pm
 Hiatus - STL Wordpress Users Group
WhenThu, February 17, 7:30pm . 9:00pm
Where7220 Lindbergh Blvd., Hazelwood, MO 63032 (map)
DescriptionVenue: Lift Office

See http://www.meetup.com/stlwordpress/

There is NO FEBRUARY 2011 meeting on their calendar.
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7:30pm
 SLRCFA - St. Louis Radio Control Flying Association
WhenThu, February 17, 7:30pm . 9:00pm
Where13045 Tesson Ferry, St. Louis, MO (map)
Description http://www.slrcfa.com/
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                           Friday, February 18

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1:00pm
 NCORCC
WhenFri, February 18, 1pm . 3pm
Where915 Utz Lane Hazelwood, MO 63042 (map)
DescriptionThe 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. Louis Area Radio Club
WhenFri, February 18, 7pm . 8pm
WhereBuder Park, Valley Park, MO 63088 (map)
DescriptionMonthly Meeting
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7:30pm
 SLAS - St. Louis Astronomical Society
WhenFri, February 18, 7:30pm . 9:00pm
WhereWashington University, McDonnell Hall Room 162, St. Louis, MO (map)
DescriptionSee http://www.slasonline.org/ for current information.
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Saturday, February 19

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9:00am
 OLMOLUG - Ol' Mo' Linux Users Group
WhenSat, February 19, 9am . 4pm
Where112 1st St, Old Monroe, MO 63369 (map)
DescriptionThird Saturday, sometimes fourth (see exceptions). Computers 
& Things, (corner Elm & 1st) http://www.olmolug.org/ Far Northwest edge 
of St. Charles Co. (Actually Lincoln Co,).
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10:00am
 ROBOMO - StL Area Robotics Grp
WhenSat, February 19, 10am . 1pm
Where 10267 Saint Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, MO (map)
DescriptionNEW LOCATION! StL County Library Rock Road Branch (314) 
429-5116

See http://www.robomo.com/ for current information.
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4:00pm
 SILUG-ME
WhenSat, February 19, 4pm . 6pm
Where3720 Green Mount Crossing Dr., O Fallon, IL 62269 (map)
DescriptionSouther Illinois Linux Users Group - Metro East

See http://www.silug.org/
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                           Tuesday, February 22

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4:00pm
 stlHDI - Help Desk Institute - - Mobile Support
6:30pm
 HZWLUG - Hazelwood Linux Users Group
7:00pm
 GAMUG-SP
7:00pm
 Gateway Older Adults PC Club
7:00pm
 LUCI General
7:30pm
 Academy of Science - St. Louis

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                             Wednesday, February 23

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All day
 SIMS-STL Society for Information Management
6:30pm
 VIM Geeks
7:00pm
 TAP - Science on Tap

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                              Thursday, February 24

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8:30am
 STLCRMUG - St. Louis CRM Users Group
10:00am
 WCORCC - Technical SIG Multimedia SIG
1:00pm
 SCORCC-Windows
1:30pm
 GIS (Geospatial Info Sys) User Grp -Homeland Security Infrastructure 
(HIFLD). Missouri PSA
5:30pm
 STL-AITP - Association of Information Technology Professionals
6:00pm
 STLMD - St. Louis Mobile Dev
6:30pm
 StC LUG - St. Charles Linux Users Group
7:00pm
 MWG - MidWest Geeks

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                              Friday, February 25

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9:30am
 Weber Road Computer Club
7:30pm
 SLSRC - St. Louis & Suburban Radio Club

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                              Saturday, February 26

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2:00pm
 GAMP - Gateway Area Mac Programers


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