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Scratch the cupcakes and self-limit the coffee, that's pretty much me.
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Just a few things:

1) Next week Tuesday, +Greater Lafayette Open Source SYmposium (GLOSSY) is hosting +GitHub Training & Guides to teach "Learning Git and GitHub". It's 6pm on Tuesday April 22, in LWSN 1142. Food will be provided. Please RSVP on the GLOSSY Meetup page so we know how much food to provide. (Not an LTL event, so not going to get an Event)

2) The following Saturday (the day before Easter), #GLOSSY  will have Lightning-ish Talks. (Less then a conference talk, more than a 5-minute lightning talk.) Topics are, so far: Google's coming programming language, Dart; Automating system configuration with Puppet; Web testing with Selenium; and a third one that I'm not 100% sure on. This will be on Saturday 2-4pm at MatchBOX Coworking Studio. I'm willing to say that when this is done, we can open up LTL for an Open Hack Day; I need to spend time with my Pi, my Uno and Jeremy's Ethernet Shield.

3) Tomorrow, at 8pm, Lafayettech founder Nelu will be hosting K12Tech, about encouraging STEM education in Greater Lafayette. I plan to attend, in hopes to teach young Makers about soldering and programming with our #LoDo  Arduino. The main speaker will be Adi Ben-Yehoshua, who is a mentor for First Robotics team 4272. I am told that robots will be in attendance.

4) Perhaps this should be it's own topic, but worth thinking about: What should LafayettechLabs.org be? Easiest thing would be a direct push to our G+ community, as the #GLOSSY website points directly to their Meetup. We could have some static content with links to Meetup, G+, etc. I love it here, but every new person who has wandered into our group, when asked "How did you find us?" has responded "I saw your Meetup page", so I think it behooves us (me) to keep that active. We could set up a wiki, which would allow us to get in and change things dynamically. Any other thoughts?
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#3: Would love to go and show off the #LoDoArduino .  I have a thing tonight that may prevent me from attending, but I'll see if I can work around it.

#4: I think LTL.org should include the elements you've mentioned: links to Meetup and G+ pages, and a wiki to curate information, e.g. our equipment and how to use it.
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Enjoyed playing with this.
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Little bit of a tangent, I was going to leave Sprint last year because they did not support a Google Nexus phone, but they actually support it on their network now so I hope to get a Google Nexus phone in the next month or two!
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Just ousted a room of schoolkids for Purdue Perl Mongers. Now I feel bad.
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The rules of Lafayettech Labs (From Spouses):

1) Don't talk about Geek Club
2) Seriously, don't talk about Geek Club
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I thought that was the whole reason behind having geek club in the first place?  :)
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So, that lasted 2 days.

I need it 1) bigger by 5mm in at least 2 dimensions 2) thicker and 3) curved where the lenses are curved. 

Back to the drawing board. Or, rather, Sketchup.
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+Broc Seib question about your Dart presentation for GLOSSY: does your laptop talk HDMI? 
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Yeah. I think we can go through Apple TV, too, but the simplest is cabling in with HDMI. This is the first presentations I'll be doing in MatchBOX like this, and at Startup Weekend we had issues that I wasn't really too deep into debugging.
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Realized in-presentation that my demo Promise.pm Perl code was too clever by half, in ways that provide no benefit in demonstrating Promises.
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Next time, I'll bake the cookies in the spirit of Makers, but I had a busy weekend.
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You inspired me, though. "This is a makers' space", you said, "not a _buyers' space".
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Programmer, Musician
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Perl, R, Javascript, Arduino, Linux, Unix, Windows, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Driving standard-transmission automobiles
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  • Purdue University
    Genomics Core Programmer, 2008 - present
    Developed full-stack web applications (SQL to CSS) to handle sample metadata for the Purdue Genomics Core Lab. Developed several tools for the import, export and plotting of data to and from scientific instruments.
  • Allison Transmission
    Computer Lab Attendant, 2008 - 2008
    Maintain several workstations for high-end transmission control testing. Adapt several PCs to be used as transmission test rigs.
  • Purdue University
    Genomics Core Programmer, 2007 - 2008
    Developed full-stack web applications (SQL to CSS) to handle sample metadata for the Purdue Genomics Core Lab. Developed several tools for the import, export and plotting of data to and from scientific instruments.
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"If you can not measure it, you can not improve it." -- Lord Kelvin
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A big Geek, trying to become a smaller Geek.
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Went to 4 high schools, went to 3 high schools my senior year, father of three boys,
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  • Purdue University
    Computer Science, 1995 - 1999
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