• Open Make Night!

    Nashville Technology Council

    By popular demand, we're having another night of making! Maker Faire is just a few months away. So, if you have a project you've been working on or want to start one then bring it to the meeting and let's make/hack/yack the night away! Need to borrow any special tools for the night that you don't have? Be sure and leave a note in the comments and I'm sure someone will bring what you need. Got a topic/project you'd like to present? We need to book some talks in the coming months. Be sure and let us know if you do. We'll begin the meeting as always with show & tell. So, bring what you've been working on and tell everyone about it. Need help with your project? Bring it and ask for help. Food & drinks will be served at 6PM. Show & Tell and the presentation will start no later than 6:30. Come join the fun and invite your friends!

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  • Hands-On With the Onion Omega2 Module

    Nashville Technology Council

    Following up on last month's fantastic presentation by David Starling on getting started with the Onion Omega2, this month we're going to roll up our sleeves and try it out. If you haven't already, order one ASAP and bring it to the meetup and let's see what we can learn about these tiny devices. You can order the devices directly: https://onion.io/ Or for fastest delivery, you may want to try Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=onion+omega2&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aonion+omega2 We'll begin the meeting as always with show & tell. So, bring what you've been working on and tell everyone about it. Need help with your project? Bring it and ask for help. Food & drinks will be served at 6PM. Show & Tell and the presentation will start no later than 6:30. Come join the fun and invite your friends!

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  • "Embedded Linux Project on Onion Omega2 Module" by David Starling

    Nashville Technology Council

    David is going to give us a hands-on introduction to the powerful Linux embedded computer named the Onion Omega2. These devices are super cheap & powerful. Want to follow along with David as he shows us the ropes on how to get started with this device? Order one ASAP (don't forget the power board!). https://onion.io/ We'll begin the meeting as always with show & tell. So, bring what you've been working on and tell everyone about it. Need help with your project? Bring it and ask for help. Food & drinks will be served at 6PM. Show & Tell and the presentation will start no later than 6:30. Come join the fun and invite your friends!

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  • "Golden Nuggets of Embedded C and C++ Software" by Matthew Eshleman

    Nashville Technology Council

    Matthew will share some time honored nuggets of C and C++ wisdom as applied to firmware and embedded software for electronic devices and microcontrollers. From the volatile keyword, to device registers, to newer language features such as atomic data types: this will be a rapid review of Matthew's favorite bits of C and C++. We'll begin the meeting as always with show & tell. So, bring what you've been working on and tell everyone about it. Need help with your project? Bring it and ask for help. Food & drinks will be served at 6PM. Show & Tell and the presentation will start no later than 6:30. Come join the fun and invite your friends!

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  • "Recruiters Suck. Use them." by Taylor Desseyn

    Nashville Technology Council

    In today’s tech market there are more recruiters than JavaScript libraries. And just like JavaScript libraries, it’s hard to pick a good recruiter that that won’t burn out in 6 months. In this open forum talk, I will be answering any and all questions you have always wanted to ask us. Like how do we price positions? What do I look for when working with a recruiter? I will also give tips to everyone like how to write a good resume, are cover letters still relevant, how do I approach a job hunt, and what can make you the most attractive as a candidate in the interview process. This talk is geared for the recent software school grad to the Architect who has recently found themselves back on the job market. I look forward to answering all your questions! We'll begin the meeting as always with show & tell. So, bring what you've been working on and tell everyone about it. Need help with your project? Bring it and ask for help. Food & drinks will be served at 6PM. Show & Tell and the presentation will start no later than 6:30. Come join the fun and invite your friends!

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  • Vanderbilt LASIR Lab Road Trip

    Vanderbilt University LASIR Lab

    We're taking a road trip! Research scientist, David Koester, has offered to give us a tour of some of the amazing things that the Vanderbilt University Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability (LASIR) group has developed. If you were at Maker Faire, you likely were wowed by the accelerometer work they are developing for detecting strikes against very large objects (i.e. helicopters). This is going to be a meetup you do not want to miss! Here's some recent news about things the LASIR group has been recognized for achieving: https://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/news/category/lasir Note that this is literally a road trip and we will be meeting at their lab and not at the NTC as we usually do. We will be back at the NTC next month. There is plenty of free parking next to the lab. We'll begin the meeting as always with show & tell. So, bring what you've been working on and tell everyone about it. Need help with your project? Bring it for ask & tell. Food & drinks will be served at 6PM. Show & Tell and the presentation will start no later than 6:30. Come join the fun and invite your friends!

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  • "Voices via Satellite" by Michael Jordan

    Nashville Technology Council

    A DIY build of an Amateur Radio satellite analog and digital transceiver with an introduction to communications on satellites, such as Vanderbilt’s own FOX-1A (AO-85). It even has an open source Arduino modem for digital communications. Weather and satellite timing may permit a live demonstration outdoors. Hands on indoors if not. If you like anything space oriented you won’t want to miss this one. We'll begin the meeting as always with show & tell. So, bring what you've been working on and tell everyone about it. Need help with your project? Bring it and ask for help. Food & drinks will be served at 6PM. Show & Tell and the presentation will start no later than 6:30. Come join the fun and invite your friends!

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  • "Using Azure IoT Services & PowerBI to Monitor Robot Telemetry" by Ian Lee

    Realtime telemetry of systems is a valuable tool for debugging and making predictions about when those systems will fail. In this talk, I'll use a fun T-shirt tossing robot to demonstrate how to collect and analyze telemetry data from your apps (or robots!) using Azure services and PowerBI. WARNING: T-shirts, balls, and data will be flying! We'll begin the meeting as always with show & tell. So, bring what you've been working on and tell everyone about it. Need help with your project? Bring it and ask for help. HELP! We've lost our food sponsor and need to find a new one ASAP. We have a little cash to cover food this month if we have to but in order for that to continue we'll need to find a new sponsor. Please talk to your employers or companies that you work with and see if they might be interested in helping us keep you fully fueled. If you have any ideas for sponsors and would like me to inquire for you, please send an email to [masked]. Additionally, if you would like to make a donation to help cover costs you can do so via PayPal to my same email address or through the MeetUp donations feature. We'll also put out a bucket for donations during the meeting. THANKS! Food & drinks will be served at 6PM. Show & Tell and the presentation will start no later than 6:30. Come join the fun and invite your friends!

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  • 2017 Nashville Mini Maker Faire

    Vanderbilt University

    The 2017 Nashville Mini Maker Faire (http://nashville.makerfaire.com/) is almost here! This year's Faire is going to be bigger and better than ever. This year's event will be at Vanderbilt University and will be a two-day event. NashMicro will host the soldering workshop as we have done in the past. However, because the Faire is two days this year we're going to need twice as much help. So, PLEASE sign up for a slot (https://1drv.ms/x/s!AuP_4PUT3y5O069f_QDgNxXNGUywlw) (or four...) to help and do so as soon as possible. To make our workshop a success we need every slot filled for both days. Also, we highly encourage members that have their own projects to exhibit to sign up for the Call for Makers (http://nashville.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers/) and get your own booth. However, if you want to show your project as part of the NashMicro booth we'd love to have you with us. If you are interested in being involved in planning our exhibit, please contact one of our organizers (https://www.meetup.com/NashMicro/members/?op=leaders). We'd love the help! See you at the Faire!

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  • "How Mobile Apps Led Me to Microcontrollers" by Chris Riesgo

    Nashville Technology Council

    Small electronics and hardware fascinate me. Life as a .NET mobile developer is incredible, but if you’re anything like me, you still want to work with your hands from time-to-time. I’ve wanted to tinker with Raspberry Pi and Arduino for ages, but never knew where to start or how to apply the skills I have. The answer was right in front of me! Let me share how my love for building mobile apps opened up the world of microcontrollers. You’ll see how I got started working with my first Arduino board, and some of the incredibly fun and useful ways you can interact with microcontrollers from your own mobile apps. I’ll even bring hardware to show it in action! I hope to inspire new projects for you, your family, or your job. I’m not a microcontroller maker wizard, but come hang with us if you want to learn how to take your .NET skills to start hacking against hardware. Chris has spent the last four years building professional apps on the Xamarin platform. He’s a Microsoft MVP and Xamarin MVP with more than a decade of .NET experience developing enterprise applications. Chris leads the mobile team at LeanKit as Mobile Architect. In his spare time, he blogs about Xamarin, tinkers, organizes the Nashville Mobile .NET Developers Group, and speaks about his passions wherever he can. We'll begin the meeting as always with show & tell. So, bring what you've been working on and tell everyone about it. Need help with your project? Bring it and ask for help. HELP! We've lost our food sponsor and need to find a new one ASAP. We have a little cash to cover food this month if we have to but in order for that to continue we'll need to find a new sponsor. Please talk to your employers or companies that you work with and see if they might be interested in helping us keep you fully fueled. If you have any ideas for sponsors and would like me to inquire for you, please send an email to [masked]. Additionally, if you would like to make a donation to help cover costs you can do so via PayPal to my same email address or through the MeetUp donations feature. We'll also put out a bucket for donations during the meeting. THANKS! Food & drinks will be served at 6PM. Show & Tell and the presentation will start no later than 6:30. Come join the fun and invite your friends!

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