Local group: MUG

Today’s spotlight is on the Michigan!/usr/group, which focuses on Linux/Unix topics. MUG meetings seem fairly structured, with presentations on defined topics, and an actual schedule. They take place on the second Tuesday of each month, in Farmington Hills.

Do you know of another local group that should be featured in this series of posts? Leave a comment!

Meeting Notes from last nights meeting.

We had a Great meeting last night and i would like to Thank Everyone for coming out. We had prepared an Agenda for last nights meeting and we were successful at getting through the agenda. We have had a lot of requests to move the meeting day and time because of conflict with other local group meetings and we have decide to stay with Tuesdays for now and will work towards compiling a list of the larger groups meeting days and times so we can pick a proper day. We disccused if we should be having meetings weekly or biweekly and for the purpose of building the group and working towards having a space by the later part of the summer we feel that we should continue with weekly meetings. We had discussed having everyone think about fundraising ideas for the group and for each member to come to next weeks meeting with atleast one fundraising idea. I am posting a PDF of last nights meeting agenda here for all to view which also includes how we concluded in red. I will also be sending a copy of the agenda to all current members via email. Lets continue to spread the word and Thanks Again for everyones support and help at making i3Detroit a reality.

Reminder that we will be having our 3rd Meeting tonight!

Just a Reminder that we will be holding our third group meeting on Tuesday May 12th @ 7:00 P.M. We will be meeting at The Coffee Beanery in Berkley off of Woodward Ave. Our meeting is open to anyone that would like to come. If you are interested in finding out more about our group and would like to be apart of it please join us!

If you have any questions feel free to contact us. See you all there!


Local group: SEMCO

If you’re interested in i3 Detroit, perhaps you’re also interested in SEMCO, the SouthEastern Michigan Computer Organization.  Meeting since 1976, this is a group of computer users and enthusiasts with a lean towards the PC/Windows world, though they also have a Linux SIG (special interest group).

SEMCO meets in Southfield on the second Sunday of every month.

This is the first post in a series, spotlighting other local groups. If you know of someone we should include, post a comment!

Robofest @ LTU

Detroit area hackers and makers may be interested in Robofest this Saturday at Lawrence Technological University.

“Robofest is an annual autonomous robotics competition focusing on learning STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) for students in grades 5 – 12 and college students.”