• DMA General Membership Meeting - Hybrid (Online and In-Person)

    Online event

    The Dayton Microcomputer Association, Inc. (DMA) will hold an online/in-person monthly general meeting each month (except in December) about a wide range of technology topics.

    We will be having a hybrid meetings. Some of us will be at TJ Chumps, and some of us will be online. We will have a computer in the T.J. Chumps meeting room and the presentation will be streamed over Zoom. For those who cannot attend the meeting, it will be saved and posted on our new YouTube Channel about a week later.

    The address for TJ Chumps Huber Heights is 7050 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights, OH 45424.

    For more information about the DMA, please visit our website--http://www.dma1.org. Information about our Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings and events may also be found there.

    All DMA meetings are free and open to the public.

    Our General Meeting Agenda:
    A short talk about our organization begins at 7:00 PM. Then, a presenter will be introduced and the guest speaker will talk about a computer-related topic.

    Our General Meeting Timeline:
    6:00 PM Social Hour for those attending In-Person.
    7:00 PM Presentation: TBD.
    8:00 PM Presentation Q&A.
    8:15 PM DMA and Technology News.
    8:30 PM Ask our ‘Brain Trust’ experts your tech questions.
    8:45 PM Door Prize Drawing for Members.

  • 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:
    https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=NDZzamEwb2lhZzRkYjk0Zml2dDM4cjdwb2kgY2F0aGVyaW5lLmRldmxpbkBt&tmsrc=catherine.devlin%40gmail.com

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

  • Dayton Microcomputer Association Genealogy SIG - Online only.

    Online event

    The Dayton Microcomputer Association will be restarting our Genealogy Special Interest Group. All meetings will be online only to start.

    We will discuss how computers aid tracing your family history and other topics. If you have any suggestions use the "Contact Us" page at dma1.org.

    We will be online from 6:30 to 8:30 using Zoom.

  • 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:
    https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=NDZzamEwb2lhZzRkYjk0Zml2dDM4cjdwb2kgY2F0aGVyaW5lLmRldmxpbkBt&tmsrc=catherine.devlin%40gmail.com

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

  • Classic Computer SIG - Phone Support

    Location visible to members

    Gary Ganger is our SIG Leader and Curator of the Dayton Microcomputer Association Computer Museum. He will be available on the First and Third Saturdays of the month from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM for phone support for your classic computer. His phone number is[masked].

    DMA members are encouraged to come and get answers to their computer questions that are not available from the local computer stores. The phone support covers software and hardware and how to upgrade or repair common troubles. Software covers spreadsheets, word processing, music, graphics, DOS, Win3.1, Win95, Win98, WinNT, and Win2K. Hardware covers memory, disk, CD, floppy disks, zip drives, power supply replacement, cleaning, etc. If you call Gary at[masked] during the week, he can prepare to answer your questions or many times a quick answer on the phone is all that you may need. Past in person classes showed how to connect the computer to MIDI keyboards and writing music on the computer. Making a spreadsheet to balance your checkbook. Making a form to fill out for daily records. Replacing a bad CD recorder and cleaning. Downloading your photos. Replacing a bad power supply. Running anti-virus software and updates. Rebuilding hard disk systems after a crash. You have questions? Gary really has the answers!

    Call Gary Ganger at (937)[masked] for more info.

  • Board of Trustees - (Online)

    Online event

    DMA Board of Trustees Monthly Business Meeting.

    The Dayton Microcomputer Association, Inc. (DMA) is a 501c(3) non-profit all-volunteer managed and run organization. For more information about the DMA, please visit our web site at: www.dma1.org.

    All members of the DMA are invited to attend our DMA Board of Trustees Monthly Business Meeting, the first Monday of every month. If the First Monday of the Month is a Holiday, the DMA Board of Trustees monthly meeting will be on the 2nd Monday of the Month.

    Members of the DMA Board of Trustees will automatically receive a Zoom link to the meeting. If you are a member of the DMA or, are a non-member curious about how the DMA is managed, please feel free to ask for a Zoom link through a form on the web page: https://www.dma1.org/contact-us/.

    If you have suggestions, comments, would like to see how the club operates or, would like to volunteer to help make the DMA better at serving the community, please attend. All DMA meetings are free and open to the public.

    We will have a social time of about a half hour before the meeting which formally begins at 7:00 PM. Grab your favorite snack and join us.

  • 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]

  • Dynamic Languages Special Interest Group (SIG)

    Dayton Arcade

    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

  • 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:
    https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=NDZzamEwb2lhZzRkYjk0Zml2dDM4cjdwb2kgY2F0aGVyaW5lLmRldmxpbkBt&tmsrc=catherine.devlin%40gmail.com

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

  • Dayton Linux Users Group - Hybrid (Online and In Person)

    Online event

    Presentations/Topics:

    No specific presentation is scheduled.

    As always, any news, discussions, and questions about Linux / Open Source topics are welcome.

    Where:

    Wright State University
    Russ Engineering Center, Room 348
    MASKS ARE REQUIRED!

    If we can arrange it, we will also have an online presence via the Zoom web conferencing service.
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87602254357
    Meeting ID:[masked]

    If joining a meeting from a Windows PC, the Zoom client will automagically download and attempt to install. For those using Linux, you can download the free (not Free) Zoom client from this page. It’s available for a variety of distributions.

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    The Dayton Linux Users Group, a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Dayton Microcomputer Association, meets the 3rd Thursday of the month Online.

    At our monthly meetings (http://www.dma1.org/linux/meeting-information/), we may have one or more presentation topics planned, or we simply discuss news and projects of interest to our members. (We’re working on planning presentations for more of our meetings, and could use some volunteers — hint, hint!). Our attendees include anyone from experienced Linux system administrators to those who have been hearing about Linux and want to learn more.