PLUG Meeting Thursday April 11th - Robots and Relics

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Author: PLUG Announcements
To: plug-announce
Subject: PLUG Meeting Thursday April 11th - Robots and Relics

PLUG Meeting for April 11^th

**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.
*For more info, Meeting time and location see:*
** *****
**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.

*About William*:
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…


The meeting will start at 7pm at The Desert Breeze Substation.  People
start arriving as early as 6pm, so if you would like to help setup
and/or chat for a while, arrive a little early.
*Meeting Location*:
Desert Breeze Substation
251 North Desert Breeze Blvd West
Chandler, AZ 85226

The Desert Breeze Substation is on Chandler Blvd and Desert Breeze Blvd,
which is half way between McClintock and Rural.  It is very close to
both the south 202 and 101 freeways.  Public transportation is
available into the late hours.

For more information see the meeting information on our web site

Contact PLUG:

We will go for food (usually to BJs at the Chandler Fashion Center Mall)
after the meeting so we can chat with each other comfortably. Please
feel free to join us. Please come even if you aren't hungry, the food is
not mandatory.

See you there,
Brian Cluff

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