DMA General Meeting

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DMA General Meeting on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at T.J. Chumps in Huber Heights.

6:00PM Social Networking.
7:00PM Brief Announcements.
7:15PM The Presentation will be a Panel Discussion addressing the pros and cons of Net Neutrality.

DMA Presents Both Sides of the Net Neutrality Discussion

“The Pros and Cons of Net Neutrality” will be the next General Meeting topic of the Dayton Microcomputer Association, Inc., (DMA). The meeting takes place Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at TJ Chumps at 7050 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights, OH. Face-to-face social networking, with optional you-pay, off-the-menu meals, begins at 6 PM. The panel discussion on Net Neutrality begins shortly after 7:00 PM. Admittance is free to anyone interested in this topic.

The panel participants are:

Zach Heck, attorney with the Dayton office of the Taft law firm, has broad experience including the litigation of technology-related matters, and developing creative compliance programs that blend well with existing business practices;
Vance M. Saunders, the Director of Cyber Security Programs and an instructor in the Computer Science & Engineering Department at Wright State University; and
DMA member Edwin Davidson, a member of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), a stand-up comic, producer and actor, as well as a technician.

As always, a DMA general meeting offerings will be followed by a Q & A session on the main topic. The DMA leadership is presenting information about this important topic as a free service to the entire Miami Valley community.

Additional information on this meeting topic, the Dayton Microcomputer Association, and its many Special Interest Groups (SIGS), is available at http://www.dma1.org. Questions about this presentation or other inquiries about the DMA may be addressed through a form on http://www.dma1.org/contact-us/.

About The Dayton Microcomputer Association, Inc. (DMA):

The Dayton Microcomputer Association, Inc. (DMA), established in 1976., is the oldest continuously-run computer and technology user group in Southern Ohio and is one of the oldest computer user groups in the world. The DMA membership consists of Dayton–area professionals and hobbyists interested in computing and digital information technology. General membership meetings typically take place on the last Tuesday of each month (except in December). In addition to its general meeting—which covers new and innovative topics including a wide range of generic, technological issues, the DMA also offers Special Interest Groups (SIGs) which address concerns about specific technology interests including digital investing, genealogy and the Linux operating system. There are 10 different SIGs sponsored by the DMA.

Typically, computer user groups, and the newer iteration, technology user groups, are volunteer-run operations. The DMA is an all-volunteer-led, organized and run, 501c(3) non-profit organization.

There are hundreds of computer (or technology) user groups in the world—all of which continue to foster improved communication between technological equipment and software manufacturers and publishers—with users of those products. User groups (both computer and technology) also provide an environment where more astute technology users introduce and share additional and advanced techniques to those who are less informed about technology.

For nearly 25 years, the Dayton Microcomputer Association, Inc. facilitated Computerfest as its major fundraiser. In addition, the DMA had sponsored the Ohio Technology Access Project (OTAP) which distributed more than 6,000 donated, recycled, updated and sometimes customized computers to people with alternate abilities, challenges and special needs—mostly to individuals in Montgomery County and its surrounding counties.

Annual dues for DMA membership are $25 for regular members, and $12.50 for associate members living at the same address.

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