What we're about

San Gabriel Valley Tech People (SGVTech) is an umbrella group encompassing the multifaceted interests of the members of the San Gabriel Valley Linux User's Group (SGVLUG) (http://www.sgvlug.org/), one of the oldest and most active Linux User Groups in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Additional groups include: San Gabriel Valley HAK (SGVHAK) (http://www.sgvhak.org/), Pasadena Ubuntu Hour (http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-california/1073-pasadena-ubuntu-hour/), SoCal LiveCode User Group (http://forums.livecode.com/viewforum.php?f=50), Infosec Syndicate (http://infosecsyndicate.weebly.com/), SGV-AI & Machine Learning Club, and Software Engineering.

We are a community of people interested in topics such as, but not limited to: Linux, open source software, hardware hacking, microcontrollers, security, software, artificial intelligence and machine learning and Ubuntu.

You can join the SGVTech community by attending any of our meetups or by joining us on the SGVTech Slack workspace (http://bit.ly/sgvtech_slack).

Upcoming events (4+)

SGVHAK Study Session [Exploring Raspberry Pi/BeagleBone/AVR Programming]

*** Mask is required. Vaccination also required.***

The study session focuses on Derek Molloy's books on Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone, along with the Make: AVR Programming book. The Raspberry Pi book was published in 2016 and based on RPi 3, the Beaglebone book was published in 2015 and updated in 2019 to include PocketBeagle. The Make: AVR Programming book was published in 2014. These books are bit old but still relevant for learning about basic hardware circuits and programming. We'll also explore RPi Pico along with some KiCAD for simple PCB boards (via OSH Park).

We will also debug using simple tools such as oscilloscope(Tek TDS220) and logic analyzer(Saleae).

I will setup the electronic workbench and buy the necessary sensors and ICs (if available) to follow the examples in the books.

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CONNECT WEEK: SGVLUG: Rovers and FPrime and SCALE

Needs a location

This is part of Connect Week 2022 (Oct 9-15).

This is an in-person event, hosted by Supplyframe Design Lab.
Be sure to check out their Lab tour and Happy Hour earlier in the afternoon.

SGVLUG's monthly meeting will be about the open source projects developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Southern California Linux Expo that will be in Pasadena in March 2023.

The talks will be brief, so you'll have a chance to talk one-on-one and learn more about each project and where you can contribute.

Agenda:
6:45pm Announcements

7:00pm Southern California Linux Expo Call for Papers and call for volunteers

7:15pm Michael Starch will give a tour of the newly released F' system reference. The F´framework was developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to make spacecraft control and embedded software simpler to design, develop, and test. F´ was released as Open Source in 2017 and has continued to grow as a project and community.

7:30pm Lini Mestar and interns Victor Jimenez and Jack Cheng will talk about the current work they're doing with the JPL Open Source Rover at JPL. The OSR was developed by JPL summer interns as an inexpensive project for high school and college classes to exercise mechanical and electronics and software engineering. It is currently being developed by the open source community, but the OSR has proved to be a useful robotics platform at universities and at JPL.

7:45pm Lan Dang will be soliciting advice and interest in restarting work on the SGVHAK Rover, which was part of the pilot for the Open Source Rover, but has evolved to its own design.

8:00pm Break up into individual discussions

8:45pm Wrap up

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About the speakers

  • Michael Starch has worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for over 10 years. His latest job is designing and building the software used to control JPL's spacecraft. He is also the community manager overseeing the development of the F´ software framework.
  • Lini Mestar is a Senior Research Engineer for the Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and Innovation Development Organization in the Information Technology and Solutions Directorate (ITSD) at NASA JPL. Mestar has over 8 years of expertise in software engineering, data science, embedded systems engineering, and cloud computing design and development. His passion is to create innovative technologies that solve complicated issues or open up new perspectives. (See his official bio for more details.
  • Victor Jimenez is a second-generation Latino at East Los Angeles Community College passionate in research and design of mechanical vehicles. He is looking to transfer and obtain a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona.
  • Jack Cheng is a student at Pasadena City College and obsessed with robotics and technology. He spends all his free time designing and making things.
  • Lan Dang is active in the San Gabriel Valley tech community as a leader of the SGVLUG and its sister group, the SGVHAK hardware hacking group, mentors new hires at work as well as local high school and college students, and volunteers with various STEAM groups and events. She has a lot of experience herding cats.

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About Connect Week

Innovate Pasadena launched Connect Week as a festival of independently organized talks, workshops, and social events produced by independent organizers and hosted in venues all across Pasadena. During Connect Week we invite entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, scientists, educators, businesspeople, designers, and students to unite and celebrate the creativity and ingenuity that’s right here in our own backyard.

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About the SGVLUG

San Gabriel Valley Linux User Group or SGVLUG is one of the oldest and most active Linux User Groups in the Greater Los Angeles area. In addition to Linux, the group also shares interests in other free and open source software, all forms of technology, and the discussion of issues that arise with the these new tools, such as privacy rights. SGVLUG attracts members from throughout LA County including Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, and eastward throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Our members include software developers, system administrators, hardware engineers, and software users of all levels of experience. Many work in the technology field as employees, contractors or consultants, and enjoy the learning and networking opportunities available from the group. We also have many members that serve as volunteers of their time and skills at various local events, including the annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE).

SGVHAK Study Session [Exploring Raspberry Pi/BeagleBone/AVR Programming]

*** Mask is required. Vaccination also required.***

The study session focuses on Derek Molloy's books on Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone, along with the Make: AVR Programming book. The Raspberry Pi book was published in 2016 and based on RPi 3, the Beaglebone book was published in 2015 and updated in 2019 to include PocketBeagle. The Make: AVR Programming book was published in 2014. These books are bit old but still relevant for learning about basic hardware circuits and programming. We'll also explore RPi Pico along with some KiCAD for simple PCB boards (via OSH Park).

We will also debug using simple tools such as oscilloscope(Tek TDS220) and logic analyzer(Saleae).

I will setup the electronic workbench and buy the necessary sensors and ICs (if available) to follow the examples in the books.

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SWENG: TOPIC TBD

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Topic TBD

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