The Philly Mac Programming Group was originally started by MLMUGers that had interest in programming and programming languages for the Mac, as a SIG. The Mac Programming SIG.
We have outgrown the status of SIG and became a full fledged programming group. Nevertheless we are still also The MPSIG for MLMUG. We draw our members from the greater Philadelphia Area, and they do not necessarily belong to MLMUG.
Currently there are no membership charges and all are encouraged to join.
Mac is our common interest, however, we are flexible and discuss languages that have broader range than just the Mac. We meet on the first Saturday of every month at
JC's Fireside Bistro in King of Prussia (see info below)(*). The goal of the group is improve each other's skill through discussions and presentations of projects developed by group members.
The level of the programming skills of the members is varied, and we welcome anybody who is willing to learn any programming language... On a Mac of course!
No talks in July
Jonathan Simpson: Etherpad
This covers much this year's FOSSCON event, as it is so far. Fosscon's mission is to provide an environment where people from varying backgrounds can come together and learn about free and open source stuff.
We're not just about software, but about making, doing, and learning. One of the goals of Fosscon is to bring people together who can interact and perhaps brainstorm new ideas. In and out of talks and workshops, those who attend will have a chance to meet others with similar interests and perhaps discuss that project that's been on the back of their mind, and get the motivation to make it a reality. Fosscon is what the community wants it to be.
Anyone who wants to can join our channel (#fosscon) on freenode and make suggestions or volunteer to do new things. We're open to new ideas and always try to enjoy ourselves making them into reality.
This talk ties in very nicely to the local Maker community as well, something that is taking off, see Hive76, NextFab, & I think some others. And in to all the incubators & co-working spaces that are springing up. Philly, Tech Hub, who knew? :) I'm planing to be there & I think several of our other members have already signed up.
Our own Walt Mankowski: "Scientific Programming on the Mac, using Python & its math tools, i.e. NumPy, SciPy, etc."