[ANNOUNCE] This Week's Events

SLUUG Announcement List announce at sluug.org
Tue Mar 15 13:57:50 CDT 2011


	News from the last few days...

Thurs March 10 = OpenSuSE 11.4 Linux released.

Fri. March 11 = Stan's posting in DISCUSS re. the Feb 21 eWeek article praising LibreOffice over the new release of OpenOffice (both surpassing MS-Office).

Mon. March 14 = HP announces that WebOS (Linux) will be installed on all 
desktops and notebooks in 2012.

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THIS WEEK'S events...

	editor's picks =

Wed. March 16 = St. Louis Business Expo in St. Charles.  11am-6pm
                Come see the exhibits and hang out at SLUUG's booth!

Thurs. March 17 = "Social Media & the Egyptian Revolution!" by Scott Granneman
                   @ StL Linux LUG  6:30pm

Fri. March 18 = StL Astronomical Soc.  A new comet coming in Sept!!!   7:30pm

Sat. March 20 = RoBoMo, Robotics grp.  Running Ubuntu Linux.  10am

Sat. March 20 = Old Monroe LUG.  Fixing TiVO Linux.  Noon.




	And the details of all this week's events...
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                              Tuesday, March 15

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6:30pm
              StL Hadoop Users Grp 
                                     -   Hive, Hbase, & Cloudera VM.
     
     Tue, March 15, 6:30pm . 8:00pm
     6665 Delmar Blvd, Suite 300, University City, MO. 63130 
     http://www.stlhadoop.org/ 
     
     The Hive and Hbase related items in the Cloudera VM. I have also invited Carl to come back and finish his presentation from last meeting.
     
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7:00pm
               Astronomy Digital Imaging SIG
      
      Tue, March 15, 7pm . 10pm
      Weldon Spring Interpretive Center (map)
      
      Digital Special Interest Group ( Digital SIG) meeting on digital imaging using ASEM telescopes and cameras (plus private equipment). How to use equipment, how to process images, distribution of free software, hands on demonstrations, etc. Free, open to public.
      
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                              Wednesday, March 16
      
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9:00am
             Thornhill Computer Club
       
       Wed, March 16, 9am . 11am
       12863 Willowyck Dr, St. Louis MO 
       DescriptionThornhill Branch Library

       314-994-3300

       Questions about what you can do on the computer? Join the club!  
       
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11:00am
              St. Louis Business Expo    in St. Charles

        Wed, March 16, 11am . 6pm
	1 Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, MO 
	St. Charles Convention Center

	http://www.stlouisbusinessexpo.com/
	

	We (the SLUUG UNIX/Linux groups) will have a booth at the show.  
	Please come and stop by the booth either to just say "hi!"
	or to give the guys working the booth a brief break.
	Volunteers to help set up and man the booth are still welcome!!
	Call Lee @ (314)997-4600 or info at sluug.org.
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11:30am
              Hiatus - SNUG - StL Novell Users Grp & 
	                     SuSE Linux Lunch

	 Wed, March 16, 11:30am . 12:45pm
	 9500 Manchester Rd, Rockhill, MO 63119 
	 
	 NO Meeting March 2011 - Everybody going to St. Louis Business EXPO. 
	 
	 http://snug.sluug.org/ 

	 A lunch time meeting about SuSE Linux, every 3rd Wednesday at Bandana's Bar-BQ (corner of Rock Hill and Manchester Rds)

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6:00pm
              GCC - Gateway Computer Club
	  
	  Wed, March 16, 6pm . 8pm
	  10001 Bunkum Rd. Fairview Heights, IL 62208 
	  Venue: Caseyville Township Bldg.

	  http://gcc.signalhill.net/
	 
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6:30pm
              stlPM - StL Perl Mongers Grp
	   
	   Wed, March 16, 6:30pm . 8:30pm
	   6665 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63130-4544 
	   
	   Geofrey's talk on node.js will likely be reschedule into the future. A new plan/topic is being sought.  If nothing else, we may just meet and chat over food & drink.  Venue is Announce Media, LLC

	   See http://stlouis.pm.org/

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7:00pm
              StL ALT.NET 
		              -  Threading in C#

	   Wed, March 16, 7pm . 9pm
	   Professional Employment Group
	   999 Executive Parkway Saint Louis, MO

	   This month = Threads in C#.  
	                                Threading basics.  
					Writing thread-safe code.  
					Sharing state between threads.  
					Synchronizing threads.  
					The thread pool. 
					Delegates and threads.  
					Other parallel approaches (e.g., the TPL)

	   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.  ...reach outside the mainstream to adopt the best of any community: Open Source, Agile, Java, Ruby, etc. ,,,
	    
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                              Thursday, March 17

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7:30am
	         stlISACA - StL InfoSys Audit & Ctrl Assn 
		 
		                -  Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
	     
	     Thu, March 17, 7:30am . 9:30am
	     http://www.isaca-stlouis.org/ 
	     
	     This month = How to Advise and Audit Your Organization's Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans. 1.0 CPE
	     
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1:00pm
	         WCORCC - General Mtg
	      
	      Thu, March 17, 1pm . 3pm
	      Daniel Boone Branch, St. Louis County Library, 300 Clarkson Road in Ellisville 
	      West County Older Residents Computer Club

	      http://wcorcc.tripod.com/ 

	      Contact Mary Ann (6363918123) or Gordon(6363916469)
	      
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6:30pm
	           stlLUG -Linux Users' Grp 
		   
		                  -  Social Media & the Egyptian Revolution! 
				     
				               by  Scott Granneman
	       
	     Thu, March 17, 6:30pm . 9:30pm
             4633 World Pkwy Cir, Berkeley, MO 63134 

	     Venue: IT Enterprises

	     http://www.stllinux.org/

	     Scott Granneman was teaching a class at the university when 
the revolution occurred in Egypt.  The topic in the class became a daily 
study of how The Internet's new "social media" was a key factor in the 
history making events.  Was it not just the access to The Internet but 
the nature of the "social media"?  Scott has consolidated these 
realizations into a one evening presentation for us.
	      
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7:00pm
                   PHP - StL PHP Users Grp
		
             Thu, March 17, 7pm . 9pm
	     http://www.meetup.com/php-425/

		Only members of this Group can view the location for this Meetup 
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7:30pm
                   IT Advancement Council
		
	     Thu, March 17, 7:30pm . 9:00pm
	     12405 PowersCourt Dr., St. Louis, MO 63131 (map)
	     Charter Communications 
	     http://www.itac-stl.org/
		 
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7:30pm
                   SLRCFA - StL Radio Control Flying Association
		  
              Thu, March 17, 7:30pm . 9:00pm
	      13045 Tesson Ferry, St. Louis, MO 
	      http://www.slrcfa.com/
		  
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7:30pm
                    STL Wordpress Users Group
		   
	       Thu, March 17, 7:30pm . 9:00pm
	       7220 Lindbergh Blvd., Hazelwood, MO 63032 
	       Venue: Lift Office

	       http://www.meetup.com/stlwordpress/
		   
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                               Friday, March 18

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1:00pm
		     NCORCC
		    
	      Fri, March 18, 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. Louis Area Radio Club
		     
	      Fri, March 18, 7pm . 8pm
	      Buder Park, Valley Park, MO 63088 
	      Monthly Meeting
		     
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7:30pm
		     SLAS 
			  -  StL Astronomical Society 
				
				                 -  The Comet coming in Sept.
		      
		      
	     Fri, March 18, 7:30pm . 9:00pm
             Washington University, McDonnell Hall Room 162

		      A Daylight Comet Next September? 
		      What Makes A Comet Bright? 
		      
                                                    by Dr. Joseph Marcus, M.D. 
		      
	     A new comet has been discovered that will pass between the Earth and the sun at the end of September 2011.  If the right conditions develop, the comet could become bright enough to be seen during the daytime.  But the brightness of new comets has been notoriously difficult to predict accurately.  Dr. Marcus will explain what makes a comet shine and what factors determine how bright a comet will become.  He will also discuss something about the composition of comets.  He will explain how we can tell what a comet is made of, from a distance typically millions of miles away.  
		      
	      http://www.slasonline.org/
		      
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		              Saturday, March 19

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All day
		       Really BIG Full Moon

		       Saturday, Mar 19, 2011

                       http://preview.tinyurl.com/6emlvlp

	     Biggest Full Moon in 19 Years Almost Certainly Won't Cause a Huge Natural Disaster.

             On March 19th, the moon will be closer to Earth than it's been since 1992.  The full moon that night will appear about 14 percent larger and significantly brighter than usual, but despite the brightness, the supermoon has a dark side.  Supermoons have been linked to massive natural disasters in the past, from earthquakes to floods--but that connection is typically touted by astrologists.  Astronomers and scientists, with typical drollness, say a catastrophe is unlikely.
		       
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11:30am
		        OLMOLUG - Ol' Mo' Linux Users Group
		
                                Fixing Linux on a TiVO DVR.

                                Yep!  A continuation of last month.
				We have another disk loaded with the OS.

		Sat, March 19, 11:30am . 4pm
		112 1st St, Old Monroe, MO 63369 
		Computers & Things, (corner Elm & 1st) 

		Third Saturday, sometimes fourth  
		NOTICE - CHECK CALENDAR - WE MAY...MAY...
		MOVE THIS MTNG TO NEXT SATURDAY!!
			
		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 
				                       - running Ubuntu Linux
			 
			 
		Sat, March 19, 10am . 1pm
		10267 Saint Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, MO 
			 
			 
		This month - During March's Meeting Jay and Adam will be presenting ROS (from Willow Garage) running on Ubuntu (Linux) to interface a Kinect (Microsoft).  Demo-ing a variety of robotic goodies.  Highlighting such things Human Tracking, Robotic Controls, 3D Scanning, SLAM, and other nifty free packages.  They will be going over how to install Ubuntu, ROS, Kinect Drivers, and many helpful hints to make replicating the most modern prize winning capabilities of ROS and the Kinect.  So bring along a flash drive, a laptop, and a notebook, and be prepared to join the cutting edge of Robot / Computer interfacing.  So if you ever wanted to be able to map your house and tell your robot to fetch you a beer from the kitchen then don't miss March's meeting. 
			 
		NEW LOCATION! StL County Library Rock Road Branch 
		(314) 429-5116

		http://www.robomo.com/ 
			 
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4:00pm
		SILUG-ME
			  
		Sat, March 19, 4pm . 6pm
		3720 Green Mount Crossing Dr., O Fallon, IL 62269

		Souther Illinois Linux Users Group - Metro East

		http://www.silug.org/
			  
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                              Coming NEXT week...

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Monday, March 21
	1:00pm
		SCORCC-WK - MS Works SIG
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Tuesday, March 22
	All day
		SIMS-STL Society for Information Management
	6:30pm
		HZWLUG - Hazelwood Linux Users Group
	7:00pm
		GAMUG-SP -Mac    -Project Management pt. 3
	7:00pm
		Gateway Older Adults PC Club
	7:00pm
		LUCI General
	7:00pm
		MWG - MidWest Geeks
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Wednesday, March 23
	6:30pm
		VIM Geeks
	7:00pm
		TAP - Science on Tap -Medical Plants
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Thursday, March 24
	8:30am
		STLCRMUG - St. Louis CRM Users Group
	10:00am
		WCORCC - Technical SIG Multimedia SIG
	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
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Friday, March 25
	All day
		Document Freedom Day
	9:30am
		Weber Road Computer Club
	1:00pm
		SCORCC-I - Internet SIG
	7:30pm
		SLSRC - St. Louis & Suburban Radio Club
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Saturday, March 26
        11:00am 
		OlMoLUG - Old Monroe Linux UG
		            
			    - Fixing Linux on a TiVO DVR

			    - Probable date rather than last Sat March 19

	2:00pm
		GAMP - Gateway Area Mac (& iPhone & iPad) Programers
		       CoCoa Heads

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