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June 2018 – Net Neutrality Matters to CT
We missed him at our February meeting, where we had an impromptu audience discussion on the topic of Net Neutrality, but our speaker for June will be Brian Jackson. He is a software engineer who cofounded the danbury.io Meetup group, which meets at the Danbury Hackerspace. Brian was quoted in late December for an article “Owners see perils for small business in net neutrality reversal” in the Westchester & Fairfield Business Journal. Now he will give his perspective to the DACS audience, and fill in answers to those questions we still had during February’s audience discussion. Net Neutrality is the idea that sources of information on the Internet must be granted equal access to consumers. Brian will cover its history, recent events, and why these events are newsworthy. The talk will also cover how the FCC ruling against Net Neutrality may affect consumers and business owners in Connecticut. States like California have been trying to pass their own laws to fill in the gap left by the federal government. Who is for this change and why? Who is against the change and why? How was the old regulation enforced? How does this change? An audience member should leave with a better understanding of how Net Neutrality, or the lack of it, will affect them personally. Brian Jackson has spent the last two decades in software engineering roles within development, quality assurance, operations, and management, across the finance, consumer products, and media industries. He is back in Connecticut after a stint in California with Apple and subsequently Lucasfilm. Today he is a DevOps engineer for Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB, helping to create immersive Star Wars experiences for fans to step into a galaxy far, far away. Recent ILMxLAB projects he has contributed to include “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire”, a hyper-reality experience at The VOID located at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and the Academy Award-winning “Carne y Arena”. Locally he’s the co-founder of danbury.io, a monthly tech meetup for web developers and designers, and a co-host of the DevOps podcast “Code Monkey Talks”. Listen to episodes at codemonkey.fm. More detailed directions and parking information are at https://dacs.org/directions.

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    Only the Meetup name has changed, we have always covered more than just computers, now it says so in our Meetup group name.

    This group is for all computer and technology enthusiasts living in the greater Danbury CT area. Find out about upcoming meetings held by DACS, the "Danbury Area Computer Society" (https://dacs.org). We offer free monthly General Meetings on a variety of topics featuring a presentation by experts in computer- and technology-related fields with ample networking opportunities before and after. Members of DACS enjoy many resources such as access to monthly computer-related workshops (special interest groups) covering topics from Apple and Arduino to Linux and Raspberry Pi, operating systems, programming languages and more. Members also receive the award-winning monthly DACS.doc newsletter. Our website has full information on upcoming meetings with driving directions to help you get there.

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