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The Dayton Microcomputer Assosiation (DMA) is a member of The Association of Personal Computer User Groups, Inc. (APCUG), whose mission is to facilitate communication among computer user groups, the community, and the technology industry.

Upcoming events (4+)

DDL SIG: Python self-study group -- Online!

Wright Brothers Institute

Learning Python? So are we! Informal gathering to ask each other questions, show each other what we're working on, etc.

Normally this meetup happens at Wright Brothers Institute. During COVID-19 season, however, we'll be meeting virtually.

Join us on the PyFri Discord channel, discord.gg/9SgTh3T, and click on the General voice chat link. You may need to install the Discord desktop app rather than just using the web interface.

Chat about interesting Python problems or solutions, share your screen if you wish.

(Note that this is different from the Zoom meeting we used earlier in the summer.)

Calendar link:

This meetup is a joint project of the Dayton Dynamic Languages group (http://d8ndl.org) and the AFRL Maker Hub ( http://www.afrlmakerhub.com ).

Single Board Computing SIG - Dayton Microcomputer Association

6619 Bellefontaine Rd

In partnership with the Dayton Amateur Radio Association(DARA), the DMA is starting a Small board computing SIG (Special Interest Group).

They will study the use of Raspberry Pi, Arduino and other small board computers.

Dave Schwab and George Ewing will be the SIG Leaders. They also belong to the Dayton Amateur Radio Association.

The SIG will meet the 2nd Saturday of the Month at 2 PM at the DARA Clubhouse at 6619 Bellefontaine Rd, Huber Heights OH 42424

Investment SIG - Online

Online event

The Investment SIG emphasizes the use of digital tools (usually free) in investing. Sites examined in 2014 include Investopedia, Seeking Alpha, and Sig Fig. We've also looked at the investment tracking features of GnuCash, an open-source accounting program.

This SIG meets at 7 PM on the second Tuesday of each month, usually in the Panera Bread to the rear of the Town & Country Shopping Center in Kettering, just off Far Hills Avenue
Until further notice, we will meet using Zoom. See below for link to the meeting.

Contact Person: Martin Arbagi, (937)[masked]

DDL: CLIs, REPLs, GUIs, APIs, webapps

Dayton Arcade

… and how to tell the difference!

Programs generally have a core of functionality - a calculation they can make, information they can process or look up, etc. And then they need ways for a user to actually invoke that functionality. It does no good to develop the best “Hello World” program in the world until users can use it!

Programmers have developed a death-by-acronym set of terms describing various means to get at that functionality.

We’ll take a lightning tour of what all these are, an example of how to build one in Python, and techniques for providing multiple ways to access a single core program.

## Also featuring

  • Design principle of the month
  • Why I can’t present on Microsoft Playwright (yet?)
  • Post-OLF discussion
  • PyDay (oops, forgot to discuss in November)

## Location: Innovation Hub

We’ve begun to meet in the Innovation Hub, a gorgeous new facility that’s part of the renovated Dayton Arcade complex.
Enter through the doors that face the Wright Stop Plaza bus hub.
Street parking is free in the evening. I usually park on Ludlow Street.
if for any reason coming downtown doesn’t work for you (for instance, you’ve been exposed to COVID, or you’ve converted yourself to purely digital format and now exist as a set of cloud-hosted algorithms), we’ll be online as well!
Join us at 7 PM EDT on the PyFri Discord channel, discord.gg/9SgTh3T, and click on the General voice chat link. You may need to install the Discord desktop app rather than just using the web interface.

DDL is dedicated to discussion of technology and techniques related to dynamic programming languages: Python, Perl, Ruby, PHP, JavaScript, and sometimes something more exotic! These languages are fun and easy to get started with, yet powerful enough for all manner of professional use, and our members span the full range of experience with them.

We always leave time for general conversation and questions. Come try one of the most interactive groups around!

The Dayton Dynamic Languages User Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 PM, online and at Dayton's Innovation Hub (part of the renovated Arcade conmples). Use the General voice channel at discord.gg/9SgTh3T

We are a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Dayton Microcomputer Association. http://d8ndl.org

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