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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 19 April 2007 UNIGROUP: Marc Spitzer on TCL from a S


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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Thursday 19 April 2007 UNIGROUP: Marc Spitzer on TCL from a SysAdmin Point of View
Date: 16 Apr 2007 23:12:07 -0400

<blockquote
  what="official UNIGROUP announcement">

 Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 15:02:45 -0400 (EDT)
 From: Unigroup_of_NY <address@hidden>
 Subject: UNIGROUP Meeting 19-APR-2007 (Thu): TCL


 ==================================================================
 UNIGROUP OF NEW YORK - UNIX USERS GROUP - APRIL 2007 ANNOUNCEMENTS
 ==================================================================

    --------------------------------------------------
 1. UNIGROUP'S APRIL 2007 GENERAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
    --------------------------------------------------

       When:  THURSDAY, April 19th, 2007    (3rd Thursday)

      Where:  Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility
              Downtown Center
              104 Washington Street
              South West Corner of Wall Street Area
              Downtown, New York City
              ** Please RSVP (not mandatory) **

       Time:  6:15 PM - 6:25 PM  Registration
              6:25 PM - 6:45 PM  Ask the Wizard, Questions,
                                 Answers and Current Events
              6:45 PM - 7:00 PM  Unigroup Business and Announcements
              7:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation

              -----------------------------------
      Topic:  TCL from a SysAdmin's Point of View
              -----------------------------------

    Speaker:  Marc Spitzer,
              Unigroup


    INTRODUCTION:
    -------------

    Unigroup's April 2007 general meeting discussion will be on TCL.
    As a preamble (at the start of the meeting), I will moderate a
    discussion about DST2007, the problems we all ran into, and we
    would like to hear about any lingering problems that people are
    still experiencing (and if there are any fixes available for them).

    The overall meeting "outline" looks like this:
    - Unigroup Business and Meetings we are working on:
        - Possibility for a RHEL5 release meeting in May
        - Possibility for a meeting on Asterix
        - Starting to plan our next Solaris Field Trip to Sun Microsystems
        - Other meeting topics of interest?
        - We need speakers!
    - Current Events
    - Post DST2007 Daylight Savings Time Roundup and Discussion
    - Main TCL Presentation

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
    ---------------------

    To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by using the Unigroup
    Registration Page:
          http://www.unigroup.org/unigroup-rsvp.html

    This will allow us to automate the registration process.
    (Registration will also add you to our mailing list.)
    Please avoid emailed RSVPs.

    Please continue to check the Unigroup web site and meeting page,
    for any last minute updates concerning this meeting.  If you
    registered for this meeting, please check your email for any last
    minute announcements as the meeting approaches.  Also make sure
    any anti-spam white-lists are updated to _ALLOW_ Unigroup traffic!
    If you block Unigroup Emails, your address will be dropped from our
    mailing list.

    Please try to RSVP as soon as possible.

    Note: RSVP is not mandatory for this location, but it does help
          us to properly plan the meeting (food, drinks, handouts,
          seating, etc.).

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    MAIN PRESENTATION OUTLINE:
    --------------------------

    - What is the TCL Scripting Language?
    - Who uses it?
       - Cisco (test environment and embeded in IOS)
       - Oracle
       - Others
    - How to program in TCL...
       - Features
       - Addons
       - Examples, Writing some code.
    - Startkits
       - How to package your scripts as single exec,
         including needed shared libraries.
    - TCL Community
    - Database Connectivity
    - Network Management
    - What is coming up in the 8.5 release and currently in alpha?
    - Q&A

    Web Resources:
    --------------

    Tcl/Tk @ SF                   http://tcl.sourceforge.net
    TCL Developers Xchange        http://www.tcl.tk
    ActiveState TCL for Windows   http://www.activestate.com/products/activetcl
    TCL Newsgroup                 news://comp.lang.tcl

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Speaker Biography:
    ------------------

    Marc Spitzer is a System Administrator for a well known institution
    in New York City.  He has been a Unigroup member and Unigroup Board
    Member for many years.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Giveaways:
    ----------

    O'Reilly has been kind enough to provide us with some of their
    books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our
    meetings.

    Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR has been kind
    enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will
    continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.

    Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support
    provided by their User Group programs.

    Note: The chances tend to be about 1 in 5, that any attendee of
    our meeting will walk away with a fairly valuable giveaway
    (ie. most books are valued between $30 and $60)!

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Fee Schedule:
        Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
        Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
        Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
        Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
        Payment Methods: Cash, Check, American Express.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.  This includes
    "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled
    vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, tossed,
    pasta, etc), cookies, bottled water and assorted beverages.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    Directions:

      Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility
      Downtown Center
      104 Washington Street
      Wall Street Area
      Downtown, New York City

    This building is located on the West side of the street, the
    second building north of Rector Street.  Cross Streets:
    Between Rector (South) and Carlisle (North) Streets.

    Our meeting location is in the Lower West Corner of Downtown,
    North of the Battery Tunnel, South of the Downtown Hotel,
    East of West Street, and West of Greenwich Street.  Walking West
    on Rector Street from Broadway, you pass Church, Greenwich then
    Washington Streets.

    There are multiple blocks of parking lots right there, between
    Washington and Greenwich Streets, starting at the Battery Tunnel
    and extending North for a number of blocks.

    Nearest mass transit stations, in order, are the '1/9' (Rector
    Street), 'R/W' (Rector Street) and the '4/5' (Wall Street).

    -----

    Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
    Please tell your friends about Unigroup!

 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    -----------------
 2. UPCOMING MEETINGS
    -----------------

    We have a series of meetings in the works:

    - TCL - April 2007
    - Planning: RHEL5 Release Meeting - Possibly May 2007
    - Planning: Asterix / VoIP
    - Solaris Field Trip to Sun Microsystems
    - NO SPAM!  (know any speakers on SPF and DNSrbl?)
    - LAMP Part 2 - PHP
    - Field Trip to HP - Invited
    - Are there too many Linux Distributions?
    - Unix 35th Birthday Celebration (Sun has offered to host this!)
    - IPsec and IPv6
    - Samba
    - DNS
    - Unix Clusters and Clustered Databases
    - Linux Clustering Part 3: Beowulf version 2
    - Building a Firewall using FreeBSD and Linux
    - High Performance Internet Servers / Web Acceleration
    - Unix Office Tools: Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Accounting Packages.
    - PKI
    - GNU Development Environments
    - iSCSI, Serial ATA, and other new peripheral technologies

    Please let us know about any other meeting topics that you may be
    interested in.  Potential speakers on Unix related technology topics
    should contact the Unigroup Board.

 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    --------------
 3. PRIOR MEETINGS
    --------------

    ** Formal Thank You's to our previous speakers will appear
       in an upcoming announcement.

 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    --------------------
 4. UNIGROUP INFORMATION
    --------------------

    Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving
    the Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.  Unigroup
    is a not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded volunteer
    organization.  Unigroup holds regular and special event meetings
    throughout the year on technical topics relating to Unix and the Unix
    User Community.  Unigroup is/was also the Greater NYC Regional Area
    Affiliate of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.

    Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for (at a minimum) the Third
    THURSDAY of Odd Months.  We generally try to hold Field Trip or
    Vendor Specific Meetings on the Even Months, although we do have the
    ability to hold monthly meetings at our new downtown meeting location.

    Planned regular meeting dates are: 4/19/2007, 5/17/2007, 7/19/2007...
    Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC
    as well as "Field Trips" to the facilities of local hardware and
    software vendors.

    =========================================================================
    = For Unigroup Information, Events and Meeting Announcements be sure to =
    = visit our World Wide Web Home Page:                                   =
    =       http://www.unigroup.org                                         =
    =========================================================================

    For further information or to get on the Unigroup Electronic Mail Mailing
    List send an EMail message to:
         unilist (-a_t-) unigroup.org

    To contact the Board of Directors of Unigroup, send an EMail message to:
         uniboard (-a_t-) unigroup.org

    If you have recently attended a meeting and you are not receiving
    Email announcements, please send us an Email and we will make
    corrections to our lists.

    Please Email the Board with any suggestions, especially potential
    meeting topics and speakers.  Unigroup welcomes contributions and
    content suggestions for our newsletter.  Unigroup is a volunteer
    organization and we need your assistance!  Please let us know if you
    can help!

 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

 I hope to see you all at our next meeting!

 -Rob Weiner
  Unigroup Executive Director
  unilist (-a_t-) unigroup.org
  http://www.unigroup.org
  
</blockquote>


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