The meetings are very informal. We usually don’t have any formal presentations, but people frequently show code that they’re working on. The flow of the meeting tends to meander, so if you’re interested in something specific, you should speak up! ).
The meetings are free to the public, though we try to donate some small amount of money to the Dayton Chess Club every month. You’re certainly under no obligation to contribute.
We are a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Dayton Microcomputer Association. See other DMA SIG meetings at [Meetup](http://www.meetup.com/Dayton-Microcomputer-Association-Meetup/
Last month’s broad survey of database technologies notwithstanding, relational databases really are often the best tool for the job. But the chances are you could be using them better if you knew them, and that SQL that they understand, a little better. What are the most useful aspects of relational databases for a general programmer to understand?
As always, we’ll take some time for your general thoughts, questions, and ideas. See you there!
Together with Tec^Edge, we’re having an informal weekly lunchtime meeting for folks learning Python. No program, just come to share questions with each other, show off what you’ve been working on, and discuss. We’ll meet most Fridays at noon at the Wright Brothers Institute. Check meetup to make sure we’re meeting on a particular Friday.
Many people can’t make that time, so join our mailing list to discuss possible times for an alternative session.
We have a mailing list that we use for occasional discussion, but usually just monthly meeting reminders. It’s extremely low traffic and definitely the best way to know what is going on with the group.
We customarily meet on the !2nd Wednesday of every month from !7pm to !9pm in the back part of the main room at the Dayton Chess Club. The address is
18 W 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402
The telephone contact is 937-461-6283
Here’s a map. Sometimes parking is hard to find, though all the metered spots are free after 6pm. If you’re lucky, you can find parking on 5th street in front of the building. There is also usually parking on a (sadly unmarked on all of the online maps we could find) road that goes between 4th and 5th street between Main street and Ludlow.
Earlier reports about being unable to use the Chess Club on Wednesdays turned out to be wrong (or at least premature)! So our meeting place remains unchanged, but keep an eye on the mailing list in case of future changes.
We typically walk over to the Spaghetti Warehouse (a few doors west of the Dayton Chess Club) for dinner & conversation after the meeting. You’re welcome to come.
Dayton is home of the Dayton Microcomputer Association, one of the country’s oldest computer user groups. DMA serves as an umbrella group for a variety of Special Interest Groups like ours - see DMA’s meetup page.
The Dayton Tech Guide has links to a variety of resources in Dayton’s technical community.