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Join Fox Valley Computing Professionals [FVCP], where IT experts and business representatives network, share and learn. In today’s high tech world, excellence is a team effort. Collaboration is critical to getting and staying on top. IT and business need each other.

Explore new horizons. Discuss cutting edge applications. Develop new business and technical relationships. See what’s new and exciting. Discover why the Fox Valley Computing Professionals meetings are “can’t miss” events for dozens of your professional colleagues.

Founded Apr 2, 2007 - As of March 2018 - 675 Group Members - 134 Meetups... and Counting!

Upcoming events (3)

"Is It Time For A Linux Phone?" • “Intro to Chocolatey Package Mgr” FVCP

FOX VALLEY COMPUTING PROFESSIONALS

• Is It Time For A Linux Phone?
The very 1st handheld cell phone call was made on 3 April 1973. The phone itself weighed 2.5 pounds. Since then,we have moved into the modern era of sleek devices with even sleeker user interfaces. Today, you can buy a phone that will transfer up to a billion bits of data every second. But it is increasingly more difficult to use a mobile phone& remain private.Like our televisions,our phones are now a means of efficiently delivering advertisements. And the major phone designers&manufacturers aren't helping us when they deliver new&
innovative means of targeting ads to specific groups - & even specific individuals.

In the past few years, a renewed focus on privacy has started to emerge. Apple now touts their phones as private - or at least more private than their competitors. And hackers have spent countless hours removing spyware,malware,&bloatware from their phones. But in the past two years, new phones are being delivered that are designed to be private.And one of the most interesting "proof of concept" phones is the Linux phone.

In this presentation,Mr Olsen will talk about how we got to this point & how we can potentially take back our privacy by embracing a new (&old) computing platform.
Mr Olsen has been an IT professional more than four decades. More than half of that time was spent in the telecommunications industry. While working for the second-largest wireless phone carrier in the US, he helped to design & test the handsets that most of us carry today.

• PREVIEWS: UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS & LT

° "Intro to Chocolately Package Manager for Windows"
Chocolatey is a free & open source package manager & software management tool specifically designed for Windows. This introduction to Chocolately will cover what it is,how to get started,highlight pros& cons,&point out where to find more info.
20-30' — Ashlee Riddle

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6:30 pm socialization
(CENTRAL time zone US&Canada — UTC-5 — 23:30 UTC)

7–9 pm presentations

• We officially end at 9pm (Central) but some of us hang around for more social time & informal discussions.

• If you’re not able to attend the entire time, come when you’re able and leave when you must.

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We're still Meetup-ing solely online via ZOOM.
To receive meeting ID & password, you must R.S.V.P.
https://www.meetup.com/foxvalleycp/events

Contact one of the organizers/hosts if you don't receive Zoom ID & password on the evening of Meetup event.
HINT: MAKE SURE YOUR SETTINGS ARE SET TO ALLOW MESSAGES FROM HOSTS & ORGANIZERS.

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We’re also found here
https://www.facebook.com/Fox-Valley-Computing-Professions-1973970922626800/?ref=settings

Check out our sister group: FOX VALLEY DRUPAL
https://www.meetup.com/Fox-Valley-Drupal
https://www.facebook.com/Fox-Valley-Drupal-789845767892862

FVCP - FVD - FoxValleyComputingProfessionals - FoxValleyDrupal - Laravel - Free - API - Camps - Chocolately - CMS - BlackBoxTesting
- Blazor - data - Docker - Drupal - Emacs - git - Gutenberg
- HamRadio - hardware - SelfHosting - Hosting -ISP -
Javascript - Languages - LightningTalk - Linux - McCabeMethods - MachineLearning - marketing - Matrix - Meetup - Microsoft - MidCamp
- MobileDevelopment - .NET - Nextcloud - OpenSource - OSMI - PersonalData - PhysicsSimulations - Postman - Privacy - Python -
QubesOS - React - Riot - RobotFramework - security - Selenium -
software - Swagger - ToolboxTalks - UI - UtilitySoftware - Vue - WiFi -
Windows - WordCamp - WordPress - Xamarin - + - more

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Presentations subject to change
All are welcome
And, as ever, there’s no cost to attend
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REMINDER: We want to know what subjects you want for our 2020/2021 season & beyond.

QUESTIONS? CONCERNS? IDEAS?
contact the "Leadership team"
https://www.meetup.com/foxvalleycp/members/?op=leaders

TIMES in CENTRAL time zone US&Canada — UTC-5 — 23:30 UTC
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9 JUNE 2021 — FVCP — Happy Hour — FOX VALLEY COMPUTING PROFESSIONALS

***** ***** ***** ***** ***** FVCP Happy Hour ***** ***** ***** ***** *****
— FVCP — FOX VALLEY COMPUTING PROFESSIONALS —

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It's Happy Hour time!
(We may have a Lightning Talk;
but this is a DROP–IN–WHEN–YOU'RE–ABLE type Meetup event.)

6:30 p.m. — 9 p.m socialization (+ LT?)

• We officially end at 9pm (Central) but some of us hang around for more social time & informal discussions.

• If you’re not able to attend the entire time, come when you’re able and leave when you must.

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We're still Meetup-ing solely online via ZOOM.
To receive meeting ID & password, you must R.S.V.P.
https://www.meetup.com/foxvalleycp/events

Contact one of the organizers/hosts if you don't receive Zoom ID & password.
HINT: MAKE SURE YOUR SETTINGS ARE SET TO ALLOW MESSAGES FROM HOSTS & ORGANIZERS.

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We’re also found here
https://www.facebook.com/Fox-Valley-Computing-Professions-1973970922626800/?ref=settings

Check out our sister group too – FOX VALLEY DRUPAL
https://www.meetup.com/Fox-Valley-Drupal
https://www.facebook.com/Fox-Valley-Drupal-789845767892862

#FVCP #FVD #FoxValleyComputingProfessionals #FoxValleyDrupal #Laravel #Free #API #Camps #Chicagoland #NorthernIL #CMS #Community #BlackBoxTesting #Blazor #data #Docker #Drupal #DrupalCamp #DrupalCon #Emacs #git #Gutenberg #HamRadio #hardware #SelfHosting #Hosting #ISP #Javascript #Languages
#LightningTalk #Linux #McCabeMethods #MachineLearning
#marketing #Matrix #Meetup #Microsoft #MidCamp #MobileDevelopment #.NET #Nextcloud #OpenSource #OpenSourcingMentalIllnessLtd #OSMI #PersonalData #PhysicsSimulations #Postman #Privacy #Python #QubesOS #React #Riot #RobotFramework #security #Selenium #software #Swagger #ToolboxTalks #UI #UtilitySoftware #Vue #Windows #WordCamp #WordPress + #other

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Presentations subject to change.
All are welcome.
And, as ever, there’s no cost to attend.

Reserve your place today.

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REMINDER: We want to know what subjects you want for our 2020/2021 season & beyond.

Any other QUESTIONS? CONCERNS? IDEAS?
Please contact the "Leadership team"
https://www.meetup.com/foxvalleycp/members/?op=leaders

ALL TIMES in CENTRAL time zone US&Canada — UTC-5 — 23:30 UTC

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OCTOBER 2021 — FVCP — Fox Valley Computing Professionals

OCTOBER 2021 — FVCP — Fox Valley Computing Professionals

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