Presentations

Beginning Blender Class

by on Feb.18, 2013, under Events, Presentations, Workshops

Date: 03/16/2013
Where: MidsouthMakers (map)
Time: 11am
Run Time: 2 hours with break for lunch at noon.
Cost: $10 per participant

RSVP on Meetup.com!

Prerequisites:  It is recommended that you bring a computer or laptop with Blender, Gimp and Inkscape installed on your machine. See provide links to acquire the software.

Target Audience: Those with little or no experience with 3D modeling or rendering, or no experience with Blender.

Expectations: This class will provide information and experience to lessen the learning curve for using Blender and give an introduction to the capabilities of Blender. 3D modeling, animation and rendering principles will be covered in the simplest of terms.

Disclaimer: This class will not cover all aspects of every feature or clever use for blender. It will not teach advanced modeling techniques. It will not go into the history of Blender which can be read well in other places on the internet. This class will not give you talent.

Topics:

  • User Interface for V2.65
  • Hot Keys!
  • Object Primitives
  • Mesh and Curve objects
  • Materials and textures
  • Editing objects
  • Lighting and rendering
  • Simple object animation

Links:
http://www.blender.org/ get v2.65
http://www.inkscape.org/ get 0.48.x (whatever version works for you)
http://www.gimp.org/ get 2.8.x (if you have Photoshop and want to use that, it’s ok but just know the example work is using gimp.)

On each website you will find software or links to the software for most every platform the software is available for.
Because time will be tight, having this loaded and running on your machine will be greatly appreciated.

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Come Tour MidsouthMakers during GEEK Week! November 6th 7pm-9pm

by on Nov.01, 2012, under Events, Meetings, Presentations, Projects

On November 6th 7pm-9pm during GEEK Week, come check out your local Makerspace and see what we have going on. We’ll have members on hand with various projects to demo and talk about. Come chat with us about a project you’re interested in or currently working on.

GEEK Week runs November 1-10 designed to showcase the growing Memphis tech scene. MidsouthMakers, the local Memphis Makerspace is proud to be a part of GEEK Week and will be participating in Tech Camp November 3rd.

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MidsouthMakers Hosting Memphis PHP August 23rd

by on Aug.20, 2012, under Events, Meetings, Presentations

Just heard for Jeremy, the leader of the Memphis PHP User Group. We’ll be hosting their monthly meeting this Thursday. Their meeting topic this month is “Building Magento Extensions with Brian Wentzloff” Id love to see some people from the #CodeMonkeys come check this out. We’ll definitely be doing some PHP in the near future. Magento is a very powerful E Commerce platform that quite a few companies are using, so the presentation should be very informative.

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How to make a website presentation April 6th @ Republic Coffee

by on Apr.05, 2012, under Events, Meetings, Presentations

This Friday’s meeting at Republic Coffee I will be giving a presentation / demonstration on how to make a website. We’ll cover a lot of content and a lot of topics. Below is my rough outline for what I plan to cover. It won’t be too long and drawn out, but I’ll welcome any questions anyone may have. We’ll get started around 7:15-7:20 to give people enough time to get to Republic.

- What’s in a (Domain) name?
- Here hold this: Finding a web host
– Cpanel
– Shared? Dedicated? Colo?
– To SSL or not to SSL
– PCI Compliance: the worse villian in the web host world
- Blogs and Forums – your own soapbox
– WordPress
– phpBB
– Vbulletin
- Traffic and How to monetize it
– Basic Traffic stats w/ awstats
– Google Analytics
– Adsense / Adwords /
- Search Engine Considerations
– Google Keyword Tool
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Cisco II Feb 18th – 3 Class Times Limited Space

by on Feb.13, 2012, under Electronics, Events, Meetings, Presentations, Workshops

A friend of the group, Brandon Tice, will be coming back to teach another Cisco Networking Class. This class will build on the information learned in the first Cisco class but will still be easy enough to follow for entry level network skill. This will be a hands on demo where you will need to bring your own laptop. We will be providing a USB/Serial adapter for you to connect to a set of Cisco equipment and configure. You’ll be working with the Cisco IOS software to setup and configure your set of hardware in varying configurations. We’ll be doing small class sizes with multiple classes.

Class size is limited to 5 people. The class is going to last approximately 1 hour. Each of the 3 classes will cover the same content.

Where: The Space
When: Feb 18th Noon to 1:30 PM2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, and 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (click link to book your seat)
Cost: $10 for Members $20 for Non Members
What you Need to bring: Laptop w/ at least 1 free USB port (We’ll provide USB/Serial Adapter and Cisco Hardware)

Space is limited. Please confirm your booking and pay via Paypal at your earliest convenience. All bookings are first come, first serve.

Direct Links to Each Event: (you don’t need an account to book your spot)

Noon to 1:30 PM: http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/cisco-class-2-feb-18th-noon-to-130-pm/
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM: http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/cisco-class-2-feb-18th-200-pm-330-pm/
4:00 to 5:30 PM: http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/cisco-class-2-feb-18th-400-pm-530-pm/

To cancel or check the status of your booking: http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/my-bookings/

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