*** NOTE! Date change! We gave up the first Saturday at the space to a national kids STEM touring group. They needed a place in Dallas on that weekend to teach school children how to solder and more. If you have kids, it is free and sciencey!
Merry Christmas everyone! This is the last meetup of 2012, so we have to pack in as much sugary goodness as we can (just like at the feast of Elves).
We hope to have a Google Hangout with a heavy hitter in cloud provisioning, sponsored by member Bobby Mac. Also, please let Nexus devices be dancing under finger instead of in our heads. If time permits I'll demonstrate how to hide a USB hub in a fruitcake.
I still want to talk about disaster recovery, as in how technology can be used for Hurricane victims (for example), right away - before the local infrastructure comes back. Byzantium, Mesh potato are still floating in the back of my mind...
---- Caution: Generic Meetup description follows ---
We are a group of some serious, and some not-so-serious, geeks that want to see the Open Source Ethos spread and help as many people as will let it. During the meetings, which are pretty much an excuse to get together and have fun, we catch up on topical and industry news, projects, code releases, recent technical problems and solutions...
There are sometimes presentations - anything open source but if it is software then running on more than 1 platform is preferred (Linux, Mac, Win, etc.). Mobile is an exception due to Apple's refusal to let FOSS code onto their IOS platform - so we talk about Android a lot more.
I you have an itch to scratch that can be solved by technology, bring it on in! You well always get an educated opinion and sometimes a useful answer too. The group is not homogeneous around one specific technology, or industry, or language or nationality. What we have in common is our desire to make our lives better, and the set of people in "our" is everyone, everywhere.
Join us afterwards at Mother's Daughter's Diner for lunch! Yes, you want to save room for the pie. Hope you have a hunger for adventure. ;)
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