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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.

LUG News

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.

CANCELLED - Social: Saturday March 14th

"On Saturday, March 14, there will be an Irish Dance at the Eagles Club in Rochester - 917 15th Avenue SE. Dance instruction begins at 7:00 PM. Dancing begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults. Children accompanied by an adult will be admitted free of charge. Music and dance instruction will be provided by FriendsOnTheRange. No experience is necessary. All dances are taught. Singles are welcome. The traditional dances of the Irish Dance on March 14 will include both the jigs and reels of the group dances (performed in circles or in long parallel lines) and the waltzes and polkas and hornpipes of the couple dances. Familiar Irish ballads and sing-alongs will round out the evening."

Dancing with kids is fun, bring yours or come share mine.

Technically this event is still happening. But please, practice aggressive social distancing.

You know I'm a biostatistician - these were the two articles that I've generically been waiting for, addressing both the non-numeric and the number-heavy fronts, and I was sent both of them within 20 minutes of eachother on Thursday night.  The numeric of these two articles is the first analysis I've seen that's mathematically "felt" right, and you can see how terrifying it is (humans don't mentally do exponentials well, it's well known in the biostatistical community).

Emotions -

Numbers -

CANCELLED Technical Meeting: Thursday April 9th

Presenter needed. Willing to volunteer? Tell Tina.

6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's H1411 (note: For those of you that have been coming for a long time, we are still in the same place, the rooms in the Heintz Center were renumbered. Prior to March 20th this room had been known as HA108. If anyone finds updated maps, please let us know.)

Directions to Campus

Campus layout

Heintz Center Building Map

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

Instead of a meeting, practice aggressive social distancing. Take this time to send emails or make phone calls to the people you love.

Social: Monday April 27th

Litter Bit Better!

Our annual clean up a corner of the world event, helping de-litter a local park as a part of Litter Bit Better. As usual we're teaming up with the geocachers who get CITO credit.

Parking is here or here, in the SE or SW corners of the park. The official group gathering location is on the SE corner of the park.

6 pm start time.

Bags and trash are provided, you need to provide your own gloves and a sense of civic duty. If anyone has some waterproof boots and/or grabbers for cleaning the marshy stream edge, that'd be great too.

Social: May 2020

What might you want to do? Tell Tina.

Pending potential presentations


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,

Upcoming Meeting Crisis!

We need some meeting topics (& speakers) for 2019. We'd like to know what you want to see and hear about. Please email Tina 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

Old News Items

See the OldNews page.

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