What we're about

UniForum Chicago is a non-profit organization that holds monthly informative and technical discussions every fourth Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. This provides a local forum in the Chicago area for open systems and UNIX discussion and allows us to meet with students and other professionals in the field.

All meetings are free and open to members and non-members alike and currently are held at:

Bolingbrook Fountaindale Library

300 West Briarcliff Road

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Directions to get there:https://www.google.com/maps/place/300+W+Bri... (https://www.google.com/maps/place/300+W+Briarcliff+Rd,+Bolingbrook,+IL+60440/@41.6988179,-88.0815764,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x880e5bce168370db:0xf1eba6f8d07fdbc7!8m2!3d41.6988139!4d-88.0793877)

More info about the Bolingbrook Fountaindale Library: http://www.fountaindale.org/

For more information about UniForum Chicago and for the latest meeting topic contact info@uniforumchicago.org or visit our website at http://www.uniforumchicago.org

We are always looking for presenters! If you or your company would like to give a technical presentation at one of our monthly meetings, please contact Scott Nemec at president@uniforumchicago.org. Deadline to submit topics is 2 weeks before the meeting. Once chosen, subsequent proposals are reviewed and counted towards the next General Meeting.

Upcoming events (2)

Write Once, Run Several Places; Cross platform development on desktop & mobile

Fountaindale Library, Meeting Room A

Presenter: Kent Archie This event is free and open to the public. Google Maps directions to get to the meeting: https://goo.gl/HHpwGu Abstract: There are several existing technologies that can be used to produce applications that can be run on multiple desktop OSs (Windows, Mac OS and Linux} and also systems for building phone apps that will run on both Android and IOS. I'll talk about a few of these and then I will present examples developed using Electron for the desktop and Flutter for the mobile world. Electron is a combination of chromium (for the display) and node.js (for the server). The appropriate executables for the different OSs get packaged for release by the tool. The desktop versions of Visual Studio Code, The Atom editor and Slack are all written using Electron. It is created and supported by Github. Flutter is a combination of a library of web components for display and executable code written in the Dart language. Flutter and Dart were created and are supported by Google. Some apps that have been built using Flutter are listed here https://flutter.dev/showcase Bio: Kent Archie is a retired software developer. Over the years he has programmed on everything from Fortran using punched cards on a Univac 1100 to web applications using node.js and Mongodb. He has taught at several local colleges including DePaul and North Central. He is lately having fun building phone apps and working on a backlog of unread books. As usual we will be having a "Meeting After the Meeting" for talk and drinks, and we are planning it to happen at the Rock Bottom restaurant https://rockbottom.com/locations/bolingbrook/ in the Bolingbrook Promenade mall. The link goes to the restaurant's Bolingbrook website, but if you want a direct link to a map for directions starting at the library use this link http://alturl.com/a7i6g Getting to the meeting This General meeting of UniForum Chicago will be at: Bolingbrook Fountaindale Library http://www.fountaindale.org/ Meeting Room A, 1st Floor 300 West Briarcliff Road Bolingbrook, IL 60440 Google Maps directions: https://goo.gl/HHpwGu Event on Uniforum Chicago Website: http://uniforumchicago.org/meetings/cross_platform_develment_tools.html For more information about UniForum Chicago contact [masked] _____________________________________________________________________ UniForum is a registered trademark of UniForum Association

Ethereum 101 with Conrad Barski

Bolingbrook Fountaindale Library, Meeting Room A (1st Floor)

This event is free and open to the public. Bolingbrook Fountaindale Library, 1st Floor Meeting Room A, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. Google Maps directions to get to the meeting: https://goo.gl/HHpwGu Title: Ethereum 101 with Conrad Barski Abstract: Conrad Barski will be presenting "Ethereum 101"- If you're new to ethereum/blockchains and want to learn about smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, decentralized organizations, this is the meetup for you! https://www.ethereum.org/ Bio: Conrad Barski is a medical doctor and software developer working for Wolters Kluwer on a software system for sepsis screening in hospitals. He is also the author of "Land of Lisp". He has written a book on Bitcoin https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Befuddled-Conrad-Barski-M-D/dp/1593275730 Conrad Barski last presented before UniForum Chicago on February 14th, 2014. http://uniforumchicago.org/meetings/Bitcoin.html We welcome him back for another presentation, this time on Ethereum, As usual we will be having a "Meeting After the Meeting" for talk and drinks, and we are planning it to happen at the Rock Bottom restaurant in the Bolingbrook Promenade mall https://rockbottom.com/locations/bolingbrook/. The link goes to the restaurant's Bolingbrook website, but if you want a direct link to a map for directions starting at the library use this link http://alturl.com/a7i6g Getting to the meeting This General meeting of UniForum Chicago will be at: Bolingbrook Fountaindale Library http://www.fountaindale.org/ Meeting Room A, 1st Floor 300 West Briarcliff Road Bolingbrook, IL 60440 Google Maps directions: https://goo.gl/HHpwGu For more information about UniForum Chicago contact [masked]

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Open Discussion With Ginger Wong and John Rapsey

Bolingbrook Fountaindale Library

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