In our Meeting notes we highlight the items for June and July.
Several major events are going on the calendar in the next few days.
DIY MAME Cabinet - https://calendar.dallasmakerspace.org/events/view/13087
We’ll be making a full size cabinet to be hosted in the Interactive Computer Museum which runs RetroPI. Why have a full size cabinet in VCC’s ICM? Because after getting a donation of a vintage 19" server computer case that can support multiple motherboards. Rackie McRack will be hosting several retro boards, (some in customized cases, some in drop in configurations) and we’re able to install a kvm switch which the Mame Cab will interface with.
DIY Smart Mirrors
As a group find out how to make an easy raspberry pi powered home smart mirror. It displays applications so that you can check the weather and local news while you are getting ready in the morning. It’s also modular, so you can easy move it around or hang it on the wall if you like and have it as your home assistant.
ANSI Art displays for the interactive computer museum
As a committee we have been in contact with a few ANSI artists to display their work in the museum. As such we’ll be setting up a few large monitors on the wall to display the art.
Hack this payphone
For a fun project we’ve been working on getting a payphone operational. The mounting bracket has came in and we’re needing to get this on the wall. Once mounted users will be able to bluebox/redbox the phone, dial out to other bbs’s and even make calls.
Classes / Hackathons / Workshops
Intro to docker
During this workshop we’ll teach participants the basics of Docker and Software Containers. The provided content covers setting up Docker, running your first container, creating a basic web application with Python and Docker, and how to push the Docker Image to DockerHub.
Intro to CICD with travis-ci
This workshop covers the fundamentals of continuous integration (CI), which is essentially the process of automatically building, testing and even deploying a codebase for every change that is made to it. The skills being taught apply to a variety of languages, tools and setups. But Gradle, Java, Git and Travis CI form the foundation of this workshop.
Intro to git and github
In this workshop we will introduce you to the Github ecosystem and help you get you comfortable navigating basic Github workflows. We will make sure that you leave the workshop aware of the best practices for developing projects on Github (e.g. writing a good “readme” or posting and labeling issues) and an understanding of how Github can help make your projects more readable and accessible. We’ll also introduce working locally and some of the command line options so you’re ready to use these workflows in your day to day life!
Locksport - https://calendar.dallasmakerspace.org/events/view/13097
Learn how to pick locks, see demonstrations, and join the locksport community! The mission of the Open Organization Of Lockpickers is to advance the general public knowledge about locks and lockpicking. By examining locks, safes, and other such hardware and by publicly discussing our findings we hope to strip away the mystery with which so many of these products are imbued.
Monthly CTF - https://calendar.dallasmakerspace.org/events/view/13096
Learn to win at Capture The Flag (CTF). These competitions distill major disciplines of professional computer security work into short, objectively measurable exercises. The focus areas that CTF competitions tend to measure are vulnerability discovery, exploit creation, toolkit creation, and operational tradecraft. Whether you want to succeed at CTF, or as a computer security professional, you’ll need to become an expert in at least one of these disciplines. Ideally in all of them.
Looking for presenters and talks. July is the next one and we’re scheduled for a roundtable with an intro to blockchain until we can get some lectures.
Come out and get a free cup of handcrafted fresh roasted coffee. Next event is the first Sunday of the month.
As a group we’re all invited to go visit QuakeCon
Retro PC Collection Crawl
Come join us as we visit Computer Reset to find some rare and cool PC toys and equipment.
North Texas Retro Computing - https://calendar.dallasmakerspace.org/events/view/12697
It’s time to start planning for the summer retrocomputing meetup.
If you have something to bring for show and tell, please do! It can be something new, or something you already brought before. There will be tables and extension cords for exhibits. Or, just bring yourself!
The meeting is Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with 30 minutes before and after for setup and breakdown. We will be back to the usual location: The Interactive Classroom in the Dallas Makerspace. Because of the turnout of the recent meetups, we are also booking the Lecture Hall across the hallway.
The swap/sale/giveaway table was popular last time, so we will do this again.
As always, please RSVP so we know how much Pizza to bring.
More details on meetup
The ctf has been offline while we worked on the BBS. One will be able to access bbs levels from the door menu on XM Core.
XM Core BBS
We also have an IRC server here and will be setting up two bots to on the community grid. One for the radio and the other as a bridge between XM Core and Discord.
Several updates and releases are going live this month: