July 2017 Meeting Notes


Speaker: Jason Blanchard
Topic: Arduino Project Discussion

Review of project designed with Arduino to control stepper motors and analog/digital inputs to produce a controlled device. Considerations and open discussion of IOT device selection and programming languages used with each device and how and why to choose each. Review of Arduino code developed to perform the controls, demonstration of the controls. Open discussion on improvements of code and approaches to code design for additional features.

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June 2017 Meeting Notes


Speaker: Jess Planck
Topic: 10 Years of Using WordPress at Nicholls

I’ll briefly discuss how things got started from a single testing site and progressed to the current single and multisite WordPress deployment used today. I’ll outline the reasoning, history, and evolution that has lead our team to focus on using WordPress in a collaborative environment to meet the needs of our multifaceted audience. Some parts also include leadership “buy-in”, training, support, and continual maintenance. I plan to allow plenty of time for questions.

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SQL Saturday Baton Rouge 2017

SQL Saturday Baton Rouge 2017 is open for registration and the schedule is available! Please visit the website and sign up if you’re interested.

If you’re interested in development at all this is a must attend event. The sessions span all areas of development. As the site says:

SQLSaturday is a global event to bring Information Technology speakers and professionals together for a community-driven, community-attended free day of technical training. The Baton Rouge SQLSaturday event is sponsored by the Baton Rouge SQL Server and .NET User Groups, and will be our annual event on campus at LSU. We expect 600+ regional IT professionals and national speakers to join us. This free conference is open to the public and is perfect for students, CIO’s, database administrators, developers, IT managers, server admins and job-seekers