Tech Workshops at SOU: Swift

A handful of attendees—including newcomers “referred” by RogueTechHub.com—participated in the Swift Tech Workshop as Dave Hendrix and Eric Turner guided us through the elements of Apple’s new programming language and the companion Xcode IDE. The two presenters brought decades of software development experience to the fore as they demonstrated The Apple Way of developing a …

SOGGy February Meeting

On Thursday Evening, February 4, 2016, several local techies gathered at 4 Daughters to chat, compare notes, solicit advice and recommendations, have a beer and some food, and, in general, interact with real people. The regular attendees were joined by two newcomers who indicated an interest in continuing to attend SOGGy Meetings, and to participate …

Tech Workshops at SOU: OnShape CAD Software

The OnShape Tech Workshop, conducted by Ryan Evans of D-Ring Design Works, brought out the inner tinker in all participants; it was like playing with virtual Lego Blocks or Tinker Toys! Ryan set up each person with an individual OnShape Account and then imported a “starter” model of a hole punch device. We then proceeded …

Tech Talk: 3D Modeling

Tuesday, January 19th, Southern Oregon University in Partnership with Sustainable Valley Technology Group welcomed Ryan Evans to present on 3D modeling and OnShape modeling software. Evans spoke about the uses and development of 3D Modeling and focused on the new software Onshape. In the introduction, Evans spoke to the benefits of using CAD programs and …

Tech Workshops: Internet Time

We had exactly the correct number of attendees for Harlan’s Internet Time Tech Workshop: we filled half of the seats in the lab, so the attendees could complete Phase I of the lab on one set of machines and then move over to the computers on the other side of the lab to complete Phase …

CocoaHeads January Meeting

A small group of Apple Aficionados braved the rain to meet at 6:00 p.m. on the Second Thursday of the Month (1/14/16) at The Brickroom in Downtown Ashland, to discuss bugs, workarounds, new discoveries, Swift structural clarifications, and the “hot women in Latvia” (based upon personal observation by one member in the group.) Craft beer on …

Rogue Hack Lab January Meetup

The turnout for the January 7th Rogue Hack Lab was great! Eighteen people gathered to inspect and discuss the parts for an automated cookie decorating machine (see video, below, for an example of the finished assembly). Following introductions and a brief description of RHL and the group’s upcoming plans, attendees broke up into small discussion groups to talk …

SOGGy January Dinner

The Southern Oregon Geeks resumed their monthly dinner meetings on January 7th, after a holiday break. The broad range of topics under discussion included determining which technologies can provide benefits to Oregon’s growing marijuana industry, the iOT (internet Of Things) and temperature-sensing RF chips, WiFi and long-range internet connections for the Valley, and using SmartPhone …

Zeal Office Grand Opening

December 16th was a huge day for the tech community in Southern Oregon. Zeal celebrated their office’s grand opening with an all-day open house and launch event—and they put on a heck of a day for everyone who made time to stop by. The morning coffee time was a chance to explore the very cool …

Tech Workshop: Git

Scott Alexander proved himself to be a gifted teacher during yesterday’s GIT Tech Workshop, as he guided attendees through the foundational steps for setting up and using the Version Control System. As he progressed from the instructor-directed examples to self-directed exercises, he moved throughout the lab to mentor individual participants, as requested. Then he turned …