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[masked] Marge posted the description below, email her for all the info. They plan to meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Below her description, I have posted links to other tech and spreadsheet groups around NYC. The International Institute for Learning, Inc. ( has graciously invited our group to meet at their World Headquarters office on E. 59th St., in Midtown Manhattan. The facility is just beautiful, with state-of-the-art Internet and WiFi connections, and huge LCD screens in every classroom and conference room. If you plan to come, YOU MUST REPLY to this email by noon on the previous Monday. The reason for this is that there is very tight security at this building, and no one who is not on the list will be allowed upstairs past the Security Desk on the ground floor. Below, is a list of other tech groups, which have helped me learn about data and other languages, and below that is a list of spreadsheet groups: they usually meet every Monday. note: "Fat Cat Bar", is a separate entrance on the opposite side of the building. all languages welcome at this group: "some py groups and a linux group here: (some on Wednesday, some on other days) civic data group which meets occasionally, is:" it's a great place to ask... Where should I download open source software from? Programming language agnostic! They meet ever other Wednesday. They read from a book called Cracking the Coding Interview. Although it's not required to have the book, it's helpful. When you arrive, they will ask everyone to breakout into groups by language preference. an advanced group that meets occasionally: a data intense group." "groups usually scheduled for the weekend: RSVP here AND on their sites, with the link above. Great place to ask... can javascript be used for more than just websites? This group meets on other days of the week, as well. (some days are free of charge). ask general programming questions about various languages, at a cafe... Sometimes they don't mention it, but they also run a paid tech school, you can ask them about. advanced groups: Pluralsight runs online courses for around $35 a month. this group meets once a week, and doesn't require any payment. Other spreadsheet groups:

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Discuss formulas, functions and VBA (Visual Basic for Applications). I have useful formulas posted at Try other ways of working with data, such as: an Excel Add-In, GoogleShe­ets, Tableau, SAS, Libre Office, d3, Python, MatLa­b, R, C, C++, C#, F#, SQL, noSQL, Haskell.

At our monthly Excel meetup, you may hear of references to online resources, like ( Afterwards share with other members, regarding other data tools, like: Google Big Query, Microsoft Access, FileMaker for Mac, MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB.

Also discuss Comma Separated Value problems here. Sometimes these files are opened and interpreted poorly due to the General Format setting in most spreadsheet software. Visit the group to learn about work-arounds to various CSV problems.

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