Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Boston Linux Meeting reminder tomorrow, Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - MIT App Inventor

When: December 18, 2019 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic:  MIT App Inventor
Moderator:  Jeff Schiller
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315

Note: Parking at E-51 is now free. See note below

Please note that Wadsworth St is open from Memorial Drive to Amherst St,
but is closed between Amherst St to Main St. See the ling below for
additional details.


An intuitive, visual programming environment for building smartphone and
tablet apps


Those new to MIT App Inventor can have a simple first app up and running
in less than 30 minutes. The MIT App Inventor project seeks to
democratize software development by empowering all people, especially
young people, to move from technology consumption to technology creation.

Jeffrey discusses the back end of MIT App Inventor, including how he
migrated an instance with 200,000 users and 100 GB of storage from one
cloud provider to another with only a few minutes of downtime.


Jeff works at MIT in the Information Services and Technology Department
(IS&T). For more then 20 years he's managed MIT's Internet presence. He
also built a significant portion of MIT's Security Infrastructure
including its X.509 certificate deployment. MIT is probably has one of
the largest deployments (and certainly the oldest, dating back to 1996)
of X.509 client Certificates.



For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site

On-Campus Free Parking (These parking lots are free after 5pm)

The Amherst Street/E51 parking lot is the best parking option. It
probably will have plenty of spaces. During the school year the lot
tends to be full, but tends to clear out after 6:30 or 7PM.

Due to the never-ending construction, Sloan's Hermann Garage is only
accessible via Main Street. It is a small garage without a gate, and
directly under the Sloan library.

All other MIT lots require permits after hours.

The closest public parking
is Kendall Center Green Garage, next to the Marriott Hotel. The entrance is
90 Broadway Street. For other parking options, see

All Cambridge parking meters use Passport by Phone:
This is active on all Cambridge metered parking spaces. Meters are free
after 8PM

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site

Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
PGP key id: 6F6BB6E7
PGP Key fingerprint: 0EDC 2FF5 53A6 8EED 84D1 3050 5715 B88D 6F6B B6E7

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