April 2019: Rust

Topic: Rust

Rust is a new programming langugage rapidly gaining popularity. It’s a multi-paradigm systems programming language focused on safety, especially safe concurrency. Rust is syntactically similar to C++, but is designed to provide better memory safety while maintaining high performance.

So… let’s get a peek and see what we think! Whether or not you ever program in Rust, getting a look into it will widen your horizons and help you think about programming more creatively.

Rust is not actually a dynamic language, but obeying Grace Hopper’s principle of EAFP (Easier to Ask Forgiveness than Permission), we’re going to get introduced to it anyway!

March Meeting

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Wright State University
Russ Engineering Center, Room 348

Group discussion: Setting up a multiple-boot USB (local storage) device – how to do it, what distributions to include, etc.


March 2019: Contributing to FOSS

Topic: Contributing to FOSS

If you’ve been around the open-source software community long, you’ve probably heard a hundred times how great it is to contribute to open source - how responsible, how empowering, how educational, how uplifting. But you may not have heard much about how to actually do it, and maybe unexplained jargon and techniques have deterred you.

So let’s do a hands-on night of learning and trying out the techniques of open-source contribution. Bring a laptop if you have one, or we’ll pair you up with somebody who does.

Dynamic Languages Special Interest Group (SIG)

Dayton Microcomputer Association Meetup

Discussion of technology and techniques related to dynamic programming languages: Python, Perl, Ruby, PHP, JavaScript, and sometimes something more exotic! These languages are fun and easy to get started with, yet powerful enough for all manner of professional use, and our members span the full range of experience with them.

We always leave time for general conversation and questions. Come try one of the most interactive groups around!

The Dayton Dynamic Languages User Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Brixx Ice Co. from 7 to 9 PM. We are a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Dayton Microcomputer Association. http://d8ndl.org...

Dayton, OH 45400 - USA

Wednesday, January 8 at 7:00 PM