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Technical Meeting: March 9th, 2017

The March meeting topic - you! Yep, this meeting will be all about you, in a low-preparation way.

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The topic for mini-presentations: If you knew then what you know now, what if anything would you do differently for:

a) hardware choices

b) programming languages

c) software investments

d) job choice

e) where to invest your computer/tech-related volunteer time

f) anything else computer/tech related that you feel up to passing judgment on (if you have topics to suggest people brainstorm on, please send those to the list)

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So please attend, and be prepared to offer some opinions. No Powerpoint required.

As extra encouragement to attend, and for those of you who are PCIG members to be present for voting, don't forget that our annual March meeting is also a celebration of Pi day! Courtesy of family support, we have semi-homemade peach pie, and thawed key lime pie, to enjoy.


And PCIG officer nominations and elections.


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.



Technical Meeting Social : February 9th, 2017

We did not get any volunteers for speakers, so we'll go play instead.

We're going to hang out at the Machine Shed. Costs are:

$10 ages 13+

$5 ages 8-12

7 and under are free with paid adult

The Machine Shed website.

They're open from 4-8 pm, and the cost is flat per session, so if you feel like arriving early for longer gaming that's certainly fine. They also sell snacks, drinks, and pizza, so you can come straight after work.

They are located at 11 2nd St NE, Rochester, MN 55906 in the east portion of the Wausau Homes building (look for the two large garage doors and the entry door).


Note that the signage is almost non-existent, they have a plain text-only sign on the appropriate door, but no big sign on the building. The parking lot there IS for customers, or you can park on the street. I won't be attending, you'll have to gather around someone else.


Social: Saturday February 4th

We will go for a sleigh ride at WinterFest for our February social. That's Saturday, February 4th, at 10 am.

Park along the road on Salem Road, the sleigh rides are north of the road behind the History Center.


Social: Tuesday January 24th, 2017, 6 pm

We're going to hang out at the Machine Shed, thanks go to Mark D for the idea. Here is some recent advertising from the local newspapers.

From their Facebook page, it looks like costs are:

$10 ages 13+

$5 ages 8-12

7 and under are free with paid adult

The Machine Shed website.

They're open from 4-8 pm, and the cost is flat per session, so if you feel like arriving early for longer gaming that's certainly fine. They also sell snacks, drinks, and pizza, so you can come straight after work.

They are located at 11 2nd St NE, Rochester, MN 55906 in the east portion of the Wausau Homes building (look for the two large garage doors and the entry door).


Note that the signage is almost non-existent, they have a plain text-only sign on the appropriate door, but no big sign on the building. The parking lot there IS for customers, or you can park on the street. I won't be attending, you'll have to gather around someone else.




Technical Meeting: January 12th, 2017

Paul Zellweger and Jason Thompson of ArborWay Labs, on their automatic database application Studio. Handout / presentation outline


ArborWay Labs presents a demonstration of its automatic relational technology or ART Studio

ArborWay Labs will present a live demonstration of its automated relational technology system called the ART Studio. It is a proof of concept that generates database applications automatically using context-sensitive interfaces that guide designers through our step-by-step process. In the first half of our presentation, we will explain how and why our technology breaks new ground with the RDBMS on the white board. Next, we will build a small database application from a 5-table database system that will be posted on our server. The audience will be encouraged to browse and explore the “100 Best TV Episodes database” on their own personal computing devices. This part of the demonstration will be limited to smart phones, tablets, and laptops. Stay tuned for the launch of our smart watch database applications in the Summer’17.

ArborWay Labs is a Rochester, MN based start-up that aims to change the way today’s professionals build and distribute database applications. With ArborWay’s ART Studio, database applications are generated by a design activity that automates the production of SQL, object-relational mapping, and all code that was previously crafted by hand.


It is rumored Dennis may be having a birthday (and providing cupcakes), and ArborWay is providing two pizzas.


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.



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