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We've got Robots and Relics for this months meeting. William Lindley will give us a history of computers with various items of historical significance that he's acquired over time and then Scott and Wendy Rose will introduce us to SUNI the robot.
William Lindley: 75 Years of Computing in 60 Minutes
The roots of modern digital computing go back nearly two hundred years, and through a series of pass-around artifacts from the past century, we will explore how the pioneers of the field and their groundbreaking decisions and technologies have led us -- for better or worse -- to today's Internet-enabled world.
Mr. Lindley has been in the computer industry since he sold his first program (a printer driver for Heathkit HDOS) in 1980. He has used system from the earliest 8-bit microprocessors, through the PDP-11 and VAX, up to IBM mainframes, and has managed to write programs that did not crash on most of them. Mr. Lindley has been a GNU/Linux user since 1992 and has been free of proprietary software since 2001. Most recently he has been pleased to be an adjunct professor at Mesa Community College.
Scott & Wendy Rose: SUNI the Robot presents STEM in America open source addition
Team Suni will discuss the future of Robotics through Stem in America and the future jobs it will create. Discussion will center around Suni's open-source programming using Linux Ubuntu OS and Robot Operating System.
SUNI the robot is cutting-edge robotic technology from across planet internet, creating a truly unique educational experience. And the creative ideas that power SUNI’s adventures to AI are a worldwide collaboration.Team SUNI knows how to creatively inspire and we built SUNI the Robot to prove it.
STEM drives our world, our economy, our lives. It builds brighter futures for the 100% of us. STEM is all around us, every minute, of every hour, of every day. We’ve captured the magic of STEM within a robot as an instrument of inspiration, learning, and wonderment. Winning thousands of hearts and minds along the way. And SUNI’s adventures continue…
This is our main meeting. This meeting usually takes the form of 1 or usually more presentations. We try to keep a good balance of novice and advanced subjects so that nobody will be overwhelmed or bored. Just show up, and we hope you learn something.
If you would like some examples of what to expect at this meeting, check out some of the videos that have been made of our presentations (http://phxlinux.org/plug-videos.html).
See you there...