Saturday Apr 25, 2009

New Meeting for May!

We've decided to hold another Open Source University Meetup meeting this year! Due to the popular demand and desire of our membership, we've added a meeting for May 6, 2009. Join us to learn about Open Source Software, learn a little about what we do, and help us spread the word of Open Source. (More after the jump). [Read More]

Wednesday Apr 08, 2009

OSUM next Wednesday

Come to our next OSUM meeting on April 15th at 6:00pm!
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Friday Feb 27, 2009

Next Meetup is March 11th

The next Open Source University Meetup meeting will be happening on March 11th at 6:00pm in 3 MLH. This time we should have a great presentation about using Netbeans with Ruby on Rails, along with the usually free pizza and more. Join us to get all the great benefits of our OSUM!

Sunday Feb 15, 2009

Open Source Meetup Notes

I've posted the minutes from our latest meeting. Overall, the meeting was rather small, but we made some great strides towards increasing long-term attendance and working towards encouraging more open source use at the University. We decided that we should pursue some big events to get increased membership and interest, while also working hard to manage all current people in our list of members and potential members. We also had new members attend this meeting, which was great!

Wednesday Jan 28, 2009

Java, JRuby, and Netbeans Talks!

We had our first OSUM meetup for the semester, and it went very well. With plenty of planning and advance notice this time, combined with the power of Facebook and osum.sun.com, we had nearly a dozen members come to this meeting. At this rate we might double each meeting. Minutes will be posted on www.iowaosum.com  after I get them processed and finished.

Our talks were actually really awesome today - I feel like I could be a nice professor or lecturer. First I demonstrated Java using the Sun Java Tutorial in the NetBeans IDE. Then I gave a talk about Netbeans, and finally concluded with a demonstration of the mix of my two favorite languages (Java and Ruby) in JRuby. I demonstrated how to make a temperature converter in JRuby, which everyone really seemed to appreciate.

OSUM Meeting Open Source Tech Talk

Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

Full OSUM Schedule

I've got a full schedule ready for OSUM at Iowa! We have five meetings scheduled, for now, although I hope to add more as we get the ball rolling. Topics are still to be decided on, but I believe for the next couple meetings we will focus on things like Java. I may try to get everyone learning JRuby as a fun group meetup that I think everyone would enjoy a lot. The meetings are on Wednesdays at 6:00pm, or Saturdays at 11:00am. They'll be held in the Muhly Lounge, which is on the ground floor of McLean Hall (on the Pentacrest).

Hope to see you there! Plenty of fun stuff to talk about, lots to learn, and plenty to do.

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