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Re: [webdesign-396] Next Month's Meetup Topic

From: ken
Sent on: Thursday, September 13, 2007 1:58 PM

First, thanks for everything you've been doing for this group.

Personally, the FOSS program wouldn't be as interesting as the one you
describe on MySQL.

On 09/13/[masked]:19 AM somebody named Joseph James Frantz wrote:
> Howdy Yall!
> Well I think we are all pretty satisfied with our past meetup. It was a
> lot of fun to meet everyone. During the introduction, Brad C. had
> mentioned we were looking for volunteers for future presentations. Thus
> far we've not had any. So, I'm going to step up (I know some view this
> as a threat cause honestly, who wants to look at and listen to me for an
> hour?, but I assure you I'm just volunteering, honest!) :D
> There are a few topics I'm willing to work on. Each month I'll just keep
> doing so unless someone else has something for that month. (And I dont
> want to put all the load on Mr. Eric).
> FOSS. Free and Open Source Software. As some of yall have already
> realized I am a Free Information Advocate. I'm currently on the Joomla
> Legal team, and assisting where I can with their licensing issues (GNU
> GPL). That process has taught me a lot more about copyrights, free
> software, free information, fair use, business possibilities in FOSS,
> and our own rights than even that which I have known for the past
> several years. While I am a strong proponent of Free Information, I am
> an equally strong proponent of respecting others licenses and copyrights
> (even proprietary ones). Thus I'd be willing to make a presentation on
> Free Information, its impact on society and businesses, and how we all
> (including businesses) can benefit from it, and how we can use it to
> advantage in our websites. (This in particular makes a lot of sense for
> me to present since I've actually got no websites up ).
> MySQL Triggers, User Defined Functions and Stored Procedures. As of
> version 5, MySQL has implemented these features of most other SQL
> DBMSes. I make extensive use of all of these in my current applications.
> What are triggers? Why use Stored Procedures? Are they really more
> secure? How do I implement them in my own projects? I've heard they are
> slower than typical SQL statements, is this true? Can I speed them up?
> What language are stored procedures written in? These, and other
> questions, along with code samples, would be answered in MySQL Stored
> Procedure presentation.
> Our Website. In a previous email, I announced a meetup to help us set up
> our website. That email stands on its own so I will let you review it.
> As a presentation, I could (or someone else could) show what we did, and
> why. And of course answer questions, get group interaction and
> suggestions for changes.
> Legacy systems. Alright I'm not quite ready for this just yet. But there
> is a possibility in the future for some kind of presentation on
> interacting with legacy systems. I'll have to debate that out.
> Eek! I'm running out of ideas already. Alright so if we have no
> volunteers, yall have me for potentially 3 meetups. I suggest everyone
> prepare themselves, or I could just do so, and wear a mask. That might
> make it easier to watch:)
> If anyone has a preference of one of these topics for our next meetup,
> please email me or the group.
> Kind regards yall
> Joseph James Frantz
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