SVMUG Monthly Meeting Nov 16, 2015; Michael Ellard - Swift for Non-Programmers

posted Nov 11, 2015, 8:11 PM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Nov 12, 2015, 5:16 PM ]

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


TOPIC & SPEAKER:  Swift for Non-Programmers - Michael Ellard

Michael will be joining us in person to present “Swift for Non-Programmers”.

Apple has created a new programming language called Swift. This talk will give a lightweight and accessible introduction to Swift and is suitable for non-programmers and beginning programmers. Even if you are not into programming, come and listen to this wonderful presenter!


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Michael Ellard

Mike Ellard is an award-winning software developer working in both Swift and Objective-C. In addition to his app development work, he teaches "Introduction to Swift" and "Swift for Objective-C Developers" at the Silicon Valley Extension of University of California Santa Cruz. He has a long history with BMUG, PlanetMUG, and SVMUG. He served as the emcee of the SVMUG meetings for a year in the late 1990s. 

Follow Michael on Twitter: @DevMikeEllard


OPEN SOURCE:  Swift 2.0

Since Swift is open source, Michael’s talk will also be our open source topic for the evening.

You can find out more about Swift below:

http://www.apple.com/swift/

http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-introduces-swift-2/


MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place.


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/photos/albums/1019640305/lightbox/


DIRECTIONS:  

-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.


NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van or gym fitness van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.


 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation & Open Source - Michael Ellard

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Q&A - misc.

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.



2015 CALENDAR:  

Dec 21 - PotLuck!; Allison Sheridan-password security


We are busy working on getting speakers for future months!

NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Do you have a contact for us? Let us know.



2016 CALENDAR: 

Jan 25 - MEETING ON THE 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY; topic TBD

Feb 22 - MEETING ON THE 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY; topic TBD

Mar 21 -  topic TBD

Apr 18 -  topic TBD


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ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org


SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.


SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.



FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug



JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/info

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.



LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 

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