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We can use presentations for upcoming meetings, please see a list of ideas if you're willing but lacking a topic.


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We generally meet monthly for technical presentations (2nd Thursday of the month, 6 pm, RCTC), and monthly for socializing (varies). We no longer meet monthly for lunches, if you are interested in reviving this tradition please contact an officer.

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Technical Meeting: Thursday September 8th

Robert Nix, on how to put together an iOS application in Xcode in Swift.

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Swift has been a trending topic, and now that it has been open-sourced, the language becomes more relevant for platforms outside of Apple. Join us as we look at Swift 3 and XCode 8, and how to put together an iOS app from start to running on the iPhone.

Robert has been programming in one language or another since 1973, and has gained experience and insight over the years that has allowed him to adopt and adapt to new languages in a quickly changing industry. Swift is the latest in what has been a 43 year educational trek.

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The completed Swift XCode project started during the meeting can be found at

https://github.com/rpural/TimeTraveler

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6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA107.

Directions to Campus

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.


Planned Social: September 2016, TBD

Ideas can be found here or invent your own. What would you like to do? Tell Tina.


Technical Meeting: October 13th

Arhelger on MongoDB.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA107.

Directions to Campus

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.


Planned Social: October 2016, TBD

Ideas can be found here or invent your own. What would you like to do? Tell Tina.


Technical Meeting: November 10th

Speaker needed, please let Tina know if you're willing to volunteer. Willing to present but want to know what people have expressed interest in? Check out our requested topics page.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA107.

Directions to Campus

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.


Planned Social: November 2016, TBD

Ideas can be found here or invent your own. What would you like to do? Tell Tina.

We probably won't have a November social unless someone has a specific request, as due to the approaching holiday season we tend to have very poor turnout this month.


Planned Social: December 2016, TBD

Ideas can be found here or invent your own. What would you like to do? Tell Tina.

Probably a board/card/video game night, any volunteers or suggestions for where to host? This will be a replacement for our December technical meeting.


Technical Meeting: January 12th, 2017

Speaker needed, please let Tina know if you're willing to volunteer. Willing to present but want to know what people have expressed interest in? Check out our requested topics page.

Also, K-LUG officer elections, and PCIG officer nominations.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA107.

Directions to Campus

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.


Planned Social: January 2017, TBD

Ideas can be found here or invent your own. What would you like to do? Tell Tina.



May 2017

Do we have a May meeting? Or do we all go to a free physics show at the Civic Center auditorium?


Pending potential presentations

[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1523379957/oculus-rift-step-into-the-game

Oculus Rift], "the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games" .  Peter Shabino

Jon Gullixson: gnucash or www :: Mechanize


Planned Socials: Fall or winter

-Murder mystery. The host needs to buy a kit at a gaming store to get the event started.

-Jim Henderson, "Silicon Valley" documentary

-Rock climbing at Prairie Walls

-Bowlocity laser tag. 5-6 people minimum needed.

-Liquid nitrogen ice cream. This needs a non-Tina organizer. Dennis DeLorme has 2 recipes. We need safety equipment and someone trained enough to keep us from freezing ourselves.

-MAME/foosball/ping pong at ... can't be Tim Massaro's anymore...

-February or July armchair mapping aka road rally event, http://home.earthlink.net/~oldmaltese/



Upcoming Meeting Crisis!

We need some meeting topics (& speakers) for 2016. We'd like to know what you want to see and hear about. Please email Tina or Jon G with suggestions for topics. Should we run some previous sessions again (maybe something you really wanted to see but missed out on)? What type of topics are good, what type are bad? Also see this page for a list of suggested topics http://www.k-lug.org/Meetings


Old News Items

See the OldNews page.



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