Gresham Library Meeting Room
Future events happening here
SaturdayApr 29 2017EAST Knowledge - "Coffee Break" #7
Come join us for some “tech-talk” at the Gresham Library! It's been a little while since we last met, and EAST Knowledge is changing our overall format up a bit. We'd like to do more regular, informal gatherings and have talks when the opportunities present themselves.
So with that in mind, we hope you join us in this informal gathering to talk shop, show what we're working on, help each other, and hear from others interested in technology. If you are not yet familiar with our group, this is a nice opportunity to drop by and introduce yourself. We’ll have light refreshments, and some of us may get together for lunch afterwards. We look forward to seeing you there! All are welcome!
- What: Coffee Break
- Where: Large meeting room at the Gresham Library
- When: 10:00am - Noon, Saturday, April 29th, 2017
- Why: Sharing what we know with other tech enthusiasts
Past events that happened here
SaturdayJun 18 2016EAST Knowledge - Replace Your File Cabinet with Mayan EDMS
EAST Knowledge is excited to host James Richey for our eighth meeting. Join us for James' talk sharing what he's learned about Mayan EDMS. There will be an interactive demonstration, so bring your laptops! All are welcome!What: Replace Your File Cabinet with Mayan EDMS Who: James Richey Where Large Meeting Room at the Gresham Library When: 10:30am-Noon, Saturday, June 18th, 2016 Why: Sharing what we know
Mayan EDMS is a free open source electronic document management system suitable for the home or office. It has powerful search and automatic categorization functionality. If you have you ever been frustrated while trying to locate an important document, been overwhelmed from attempting to organize a large stack of papers, or want to preserve your documents in digital form, you'll want to learn more about Mayan EDMS. James will:
- Give an overview of Mayan EDMS and the problems it solves
- Explain the key concepts such as metadata, document types, and indexes
- Show how to import documents
- Explore ways to quickly locate documents
- Demonstrate Mayan EDMS with a live, interactive demo
- Describe how to install and administer the software
Come and learn something new! We hope to see you there!
Join us for lunch after!
We're going to try something different for this meeting. After the talk, anybody who is interested can join us for lunch at Blondie's Pizza, which is a couple of blocks from the library. The last time I was there, they had a $6 lunch special for a salad and a slice of pizza. Blondie's is next to Jazzy Bagels on 112 N Main Ave (map).
SaturdayMar 12 2016EAST Knowledge - The Joys and Sorrows of 3D Printing!
EAST Knowledge is excited to host Michael Yurkoski for our seventh meeting. Join us for Michael’s talk describing his experiences with using a 3D printer in the home. All are welcome!What: The Joys and Sorrows of 3D Printing! Who: Michael Yurkoski Where Large Meeting Room at the Gresham Library When: 10:30am-Noon, Saturday, March 12th, 2016 Why: Sharing what we know
Michael has been doing an intense dive into the practical side of 3D printing, and he wants to share with our group the lessons he has learned. He intends to:
- Give a brief intro into the history of hobby 3D printing
- Explain why 3D printers are interesting
- Expound on why 3D printers are loathsome
- Explore how 3D printers work
- Demonstrate how he designs a widget
- Show off a printing like a pro (which Michael insists he is not)
We hope to have time for Q&A at the end. If you’ve been curious what all the fuss over 3D printers is about, or would like to commiserate with a fellow 3D printer enthusiast, join us for our meeting. We hope to see you there!
SaturdayOct 24 2015EAST Knowledge - Going Back in Time for Some Vintage Howdunit
EAST Knowledge invites you to attend our sixth meeting! All are welcome!What: Going Back in Time for Some Vintage Howdunit Who: Bill Howland Where The Meeting Room at the Gresham Library When: 10:30am-Noon, Saturday, October 24th, 2015 Why: Sharing what we know
Bill Howland will re-introduce us to vacuum tubes and their uses. He will:
- Give a summary of the origins of vacuum and gas diodes and related thermionic devices
- Have show-n-tell demonstrations of the earliest and simplest of such devices: The diode.
Come and learn something old!
Vacuum tube diodes were put to use in the early days of radio as "detectors", because they were more robust and reliable than crystal, mechanical, and chemical contrivances used for this purpose. With further development, thermionic vacuum and gas diodes advanced to be capable of power rectification with ever greater efficiencies.
Many example devices from the 1930's to 1950's will be available to examine. There will be orange, purple, and blue glows in the demonstrations!
Bill shares some of his projects on his blog: Evil Science Audio