Speakers' Schedule

SVFIG April Meeting
April 25, 2015
Fourth Saturday of April!

There will be no May meeting!!
We'll go to Maker Faire instead.

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Google+ Hangout
      We will have a Hangout. One stream on YouTube will let everybody in while questions and comments  can be posted on Google+ or emailed to the SVFIG email list.
      If you are not subscribed, send email to: forther-at-comcast-dot-net
      Here is a link to the SVFIG Hangout page:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/115269917987589859757/posts

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SVFIG meets on the fourth Saturday of each month with the following exceptions:
     November's and December's meetings are on third Saturday of the month.
     There will be no May meeting.   Further exceptions in 2015 will be announced.

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If you are planning to attend, please go to Meetup.com and register for the meeting.    http://www.meetup.com/SV-FIG/
There is no need to register if you are not attending.

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NOTES FOR FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES:
1) Print yourself a map so you can find the building easily.  If you get lost, call Kevin Appert at 650.678.0532
2) Look at the additional online information: http://www.forth.org/svfig/next.html
3) Suggested parking is in the small lot near the intersection of Santa Teresa St and Lomita Dr.  There is no need to feed any meters on the weekends.  Do NOT park in any place marked with 24/7 restrictions!  Most other places are okay on Saturdays.  Read the signs!

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This page is for the schedule and coming attractions only, other details will be in the email announcement and online here:   http://www.forth.org/svfig/next.html
Links, PowerPoint, PDFs, and source files from previous months'  meeting are on the SVFIG website.  All this and video from Forth Day 2013 and other instances of Forth Day are on the SVFIG website too!


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Meeting Schedule

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10:00 --- Coffee and a Chat

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10:15 --- Kinetis Design Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE)  --- Dennis Ruffer
Do you like robust editing, compiling and debugging?  There's nothing like a good robust debugger.  Dennis will tell us all about it.

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11:20 --- Haiku Monthly --- Brad Nelson
Join our monthly voyage into the kaleidoscopic world of Forth Haiku. 

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11:30 --- Lunch
The Treehouse
http://treehousestanford.com/menu

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13:00 --- Introductions, Rumors, and Gossip

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13:15  --- Stenography, Arduino, and Forth  --- Charley Shattuck
     Charley will tell us about his simple, non-standard, tethered Forth for the Arduino.  The package includes a sample steno keyboard application.
https://github.com/CharleyShattuck/myforth-arduino

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14:15 --- ESP8266 WiFi to Serial Board and MyForth-Arduino --- Bob Nash
Bob will relate his experiences with the ESP8266 WiFi to serial board and recent use of Charley Shattuck's MyForth-Arduino.
http://www.electrodragon.com/product/esp8266-wi07c-wifi-module/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-the-ESP8266-module/
https://www.adafruit.com/products/2282

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14:45 --- Break

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15:00 --- Backup-Imaging Software Tools --- John Glauvitz
Between newer, less cooperative versions of Windows and huge hard drives,  it's Backup-Imaging Software Tools  on used on different operating systems dealing with current and large capacity hard drives. Time is looking at 30-45 min. Still working on time line..

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15:45 --- White Collar Holler --- Stan Rogers
There will be a sing-along!   Learn the lyrics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5roH14R2Yw
http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/stan_rogers/the_white_collar_holler.html

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16:00 --- Clean Up and Adjourn

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Ad Hoc --- SVFIG Film Festival
If we run out of blather ...  Engineering Videos, SVFIG Meeting Reruns, Cat & Otter Videos

Dave suggested these:
http://enewspro.penton.com/preview/electronicdesign/ETV-02/20141218_ETV-02_816/display?YM_RID=CPG05000002052804&YM_MID=688

Randall Munroe, The xkcd Guy, gave a TED Talk:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I64CQp6z0Pk


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     Do we try to stick to the schedule?  Yes, most of the time.  Sometimes somebody runs a little long.  Once in a while we shuffle things around.   If you're desperate to see a particular thing at a particular time please mention it and we'll try to accommodate you.
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The schedule above may be reformatted or line-justified but please transmit it verbatim and in its entirety or not at all.  A link to this page is preferred.
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No Newsgroup posts or other media distribution please!
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This page is produced by Kevin Appert,  the SVFIG Program Chair.  It is distinct from the SVFIG and FIG websites which are produced by the SVFIG Webmaster, Dave Jaffe.  Comments and corrections are welcome.

Kevin's email:  forther.at.Comcast.dot.net


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