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This group is created for people interested in learning about new technology in computers and on the Internet. We will explore new software and technology at our meetings. We are open to suggestions for topics or software to review. If you would like to share a presentation or some tips - contact us!

Upcoming events (5)

Weekly Show and Tell with Agaric!

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Join Agaric for Show and Tell on Thursdays from 3PM ET More meeting info is here: https://agaric.com/show We have a mailing list so that we can all suggest upcoming topics and we send out the invites the day before Show and Tell. Please get on the mailing list to receive the direct link to the chatroom and to be able to post to the group. Show and Tell Mailing List - https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/showandtell Link to the chat - nothing to download or install -https://communitybridge.com/bbb-room/show-and-tell/ See you there!!! The Agaric Team

IEEE.org Discussion on software tools

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At Show and tell tomorrow, we will discuss plans for an IEEE project... There will be a meeting on this next week 12/8 - info is below. We will talk about it at Show and Tell tomorrow 12/3 at 3pm ET. Chat link: http://communitybridge.com/bbb-room/show-and-tell/ To enter, use any name and the room password/code: elephant9 Details: There is an exciting project just getting started and I would like to invite people to join and come to hear about it. There is our first meeting coming up next week --- (https://opensource.ieee.org/workshops/advisory-groups/event-information) on Tuesday, December 8. We greatly appreciate your own dedication to helping IEEE SA OPEN be a great community and a great place to innovate. We want your message to be in your voice and to emphasize the points that matter to you and your colleagues. Please look over the following points and cite the ones you think will be persuasive. - The IEEE has been developing standards collaboratively for more than a hundred years. Its standards and educational activities have created the world we live in today, and touch us whenever we step on a train, flip on a lightswitch, or connect to the Internet. - The IEEE is well-versed in getting people with different interests to work together. - The IEEE is deeply engaged in humanitarian projects and volunteer run. - IEEE SA OPEN supports free and open source projects. The platform is created entirely from such software, and we require all participants to share their work without copyright or patent constraints. - The IEEE has a deep understanding of computer hardware, so the site will be good for open hardware development, as well as open software, research, data, and standards. - At this early stage, participants have an unusually powerful opportunity to define practices and set up a productive community. - We value many types of contributions, not just source code or technical expertise. We are setting up a system of metrics and badges to celebrate community-building, advocacy, marketing, documentation, and more. - We are committed to building diversity, equity and inclusion regarding race, gender, nationality, and abilities. - Our site will use best of breed tools for standard development activities--version control, bug tracking, chat, scheduling, budgeting, and so on--and will bring members of the projects into the process of choosing and implementing these tools. - Because we are collecting best practices and will eventually write these into standards, IEEE SA OPEN provides opportunities for networking and visibility. - IEEE SA OPEN helps well-managed teams develop a standard and get it approved, if they have that as a goal. - Our site will do more than most incubators to educate and guide engineers and programmers who are unfamiliar with modern software development and open source practices. This is particularly valuable for IEEE engineers doing important work out in the world. - We expect our site to help more projects succeed and to attract more talent to open source projects, which are perennially lacking in developers and other contributors. We address these challenges through heightened attention to recruitment, mentoring, promotion of talent, metric and rewards, advocacy, and marketing. Chat link: http://communitybridge.com/bbb-room/show-and-tell/ To enter, use any name and the room password/code: elephant9 Send this link to friends that would like an invitation to our weekly Show and Tell, so they will receive the chat link via our email announcements once a week: https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/showandtell

Weekly Show and Tell with Agaric!

Online event

Join Agaric for Show and Tell on Thursdays from 3PM ET More meeting info is here: https://agaric.com/show We have a mailing list so that we can all suggest upcoming topics and we send out the invites the day before Show and Tell. Please get on the mailing list to receive the direct link to the chatroom and to be able to post to the group. Show and Tell Mailing List - https://lists.mayfirst.org/mailman/listinfo/showandtell Link to the chat - nothing to download or install -https://communitybridge.com/bbb-room/show-and-tell/ See you there!!! The Agaric Team

Virtual Meetup: Staying Safe - Overview of FREE Encryption Tools

We will take a look at the FREE tools that you can use to maintain your privacy online, and discuss which ones are best for your needs. Security and privacy - what does it mean to you in your everyday life? It used to be hard to use the tools that safeguard your identity and your information online. You had to be a pretty technical person - the good news is that it has gotten easier to be secure in your online persona. These are some of the tools we will look at: 1. Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging allows you to have private conversations over instant messaging. 2. Email Encryption using Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is a data encryption and decryption computer program that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication for data communication. There is also the GnuPG system here: https://emailselfdefense.fsf.org/en 3. Tails is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity. There are also some great apps for secure texting and secure phones that provide end-to-end encryption for your calls, securing your conversations so that nobody can listen in. There is no way to be bulletproof, but knowing about the options available can provide a measure of security. It is ultimately up to you to decide how much security you want. Link to the cybersecurity online chat: http://communitybridge.com/bbb-room/digital-privacy-and-security/

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Weekly Show and Tell with Agaric!

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