Android and Raspberry Pi Security System / Pain Points Series: Python and Virtualenv (September 12th 2017 – Regular MUG Meeting)

  • Android and Raspberry Pi Security System by Ronald Daugherty
  • Pain Points Series: Python and Virtualenv By Craig Maloney

September 12th 2017 - MUG Meeting

Regular MUG Meeting

We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library.

Topics Include:

Android and Raspberry Pi Security System

If you've listened to enough podcasts you'll no doubt have heard advertisements for products that allow you to look in on your home while you're away. But those usually require you to subscribe to a service. Worse, most of those products require you to trust a third-party service to not do something foolish with their system. What if you could instead create your own variant of these systems?  With some Android knowledge and a Raspberry Pi 3 you can build your own Cloud Security System. Ronald Daugherty presentation will:

• Show an Android Things Hardware Overview
• Show how to set up Android Things on Raspberry Pi 3
• Show how to set up Google Services on Android Things
• Demonstrate a Cloud Doorbell
• Demonstrate a Motion Detector

Ronald Daugherty is a University of Michigan - Dearborn student majoring in Software Engineering. He’s been an Android developer for 2 years and recently an intern at Arbormoon as an Android Software Engineering. He has over 7 years experience in rooting and modding Android devices.

Pain Points: Python and Virtualenv

Pain Points is a series of short talks that describe areas that seem to cause folks pain; whether that's installing software, understanding how to best configure something, or figuring out how something fits into a workflow.

This month we'll talk about Python and Virtual Environments. Python uses Virtual Environments to separate your program's Python environment from other program Python environments. But Virtual Environments can be a little confusing to use. In this talk Craig Maloney will go over the fundamentals of how to set up Virtual Environments. He'll also cover how to use Virtual Environments, best practices to keep in mind while using Virtual Environments, and neat tricks to help ease the pain of using them.

Craig Maloney is one of the board members of the Michigan!/usr/group. He overshares his life at

Plus we'll have our regular features: Jobs Looking for People, People Looking for Jobs, and much more! We'll also be meeting for dinner at Buddy's in Novi after the meeting. 

September 12th, 2017 from  6:30 PM to  8:45 PM
32737 W 12 Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
United States
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