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Upcoming Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, our meetings are held on the first Tuesday and third Monday of each month, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Next Meeting:

  • [geek:1] Monday, July 21, 2014
    Adam Reiser - "Defensive computing: Information security for individuals"
    Location: Davis Public Library, Blanchard Room

    This presentation will discuss security and privacy for individuals in the context of current real-world threats. Topics will include the basic principles of information security, threat modeling, and practical approaches for developing a self-defense toolkit: minimizing tracking (cookies and click tracking), avoiding rogue hotspots, malware, and other threats to privacy and security.

    About the Speaker:
    Adam is a UC Berkeley graduate in physics and applied mathematics, currently working as a privacy and security consultant.

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Future Meetings:

  • [geek:0] Tue, August 5, 2014
    - "Social gathering"
    Location: Crepeville

    Social gathering.

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  • [geek:2] Mon, August 18, 2014
    Wes Hardaker, Captured on Earth - "A professional photographer's view of Linux"
    Location: Davis Public Library, Blanchard Room

    Wes Hardaker, owner of Captured On Earth Photography, has been an avid user of Linux for decades and will share his workflow and tool options while developing new images under his primary Linux desktop. He'll discuss pros and cons of the choices he's made a long the way, as well as the missing pieces he wished would be filled faster.

    About the Speaker:
    Left to his own devices, Wes would spend all of his time wandering the trails that roam through the mountains and wilderness, stopping frequently to snap pictures of nature's best creations. Captured on Earth Photography embodies Wes's collection of the most beautiful and interesting sights that he's been privileged to visit.

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  • [geek:0] Tue, September 2, 2014
    - "Social gathering"
    Location: Crepeville

    Social gathering.

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  • [geek:1] Mon, September 15, 2014
    Bill Kendrick - "Scratch: programming for children and other not-yet-programmers"
    Location: Davis Public Library, Blanchard Room

    Scratch is a multimedia authoring tool that allows anyone to program interactive stories, games and animations. A project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, it was designed especially for children ages 8 to 16, to help young people learn to think creatively, think systematically, and work collaboratively.

    Scratch is generally used via its website (it's an ActionScript application, requiring Adobe Flash). Users may sign up for the website and share their creations. However, registration is not required to use Scratch. Also, an offline version of the Scratch environment is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

    This presentation will be suitable for both children and adults (teachers, parents, would-be-programmers). In it, you'll learn about the rich history of languages that lead up to Scratch, how Scratch's graphical programming environment works, and learn some Scratch basics. We'll also write a simple game, to whet your appetite for programming!

    About the Speaker
    Bill Kendrick grew up using Logo on Apple ][ computers in elementary school, and BASIC on an Atari 1200XL at home. After receiving a BS in Computer Science from Sonoma State University, he published an assortment of open source games and apps for Linux, including the popular children's drawing program Tux Paint, and worked in a variety of programming jobs (including both game and web development), and is currently acting as Chief Technology Officer of Smashwords, Inc., the world's largest distributor of indie ebooks.

    Bill's 7 year old son recently began using Scratch, and in the course of 2 weeks, created (or at least started creating) over 2 dozen games and animations.

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