Skills Share Group
Now meeting at the Acton Library each Wednesday except the 4th Wednesday
when the group meets in Chelmsford
See Agenda for
next meeting below
The Technical Skills Share Group meets in the
Chelmsford Library's McCarthy Meeting Room on
the 4th Wednesday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. The
group meets at the Acton
Memorial Library on all other Wednesdays of the month. The
group is led by volunteers who research and lead technical projects. The
goals of the group are to help high tech professionals in job transition
share their skills and impart knowledge to others. This helps participants
and members to be better prepared for technical interviews.
There are various technology subgroups. These help people migrate from
one technology area to another; frequently there are people attending
multiple subgroup events. We have some young members who are recent college
graduates who have never gone through the SDLC (Software Development Life
Cycle) or other product development process so they are learning the techniques
that are used in different companies for SW or HW release with a resume
project we are currently working on.
The Technical Skills Share group has been meeting
since the Spring of 2009. The technology training covered by the group
includes: C/C++, VBA, Java, C#, Perl, Computer networking - TCP/IP, MS
Access, OOD, UML, DSP, Real Time Operating Systems, Cloud computing, Six
Sigma, Source control, subversion etc. Technical presentations are led
by participants, as well as by external speakers, who are experts in their
Independently, the group is also working on a
product development effort that helps members learn, upgrade and sharpen
their "product development" skills. All the work is led by the
volunteers who research and lead the project on a weekly basis.
Every week, the first session (1:30-3:30 p.m.)
includes an open discussion about the product development effort and reports
on the progress each week. The second session (4:00-5:45 p.m.) is the
technical presentation by a speaker.
As an added benefit the sessions provide networking
between high technology professionals.
The group has had remote sessions which
allow participants to attend events online remotely from their homes using
DIMDIM technology. The group is still working on improving this service,
and it is not widely publicized yet.
For more information about the group, please
The group activities are free and open to the public.
Technical Skills Share Group Meeting Agenda:
NAnyone with an interest in any aspect of the Software Development Lifecycle is welcome to attend to see if this group is of interest to you.
Besides developers this might include web designers, project managers, support persons, or those interested in learning about these roles, but others are welcome, too. If you are not sure where you may fit in we will help you to figure it out.
Technical Skills Share Group Meeting
When: 1:30pm to 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Where: Acton Memorial Library, Meeting Rooms A & B **
1:30 to 2:00 pm: Intros, Announcements and recruiting updates
2:00 to 3:20 pm: Data Analytics Project (Python, R, Hadoop)
• Technology review
• Project ideas
• Training opportunities
3:20 to 3:30 pm: Break
3:30 to 4:20 pm: Java (Event Boss/Android) Project
• Programming review
• User Story updates
• Analyze & Assign User Stories
4:20 to 4:30 pm: Break
4:30 to 5:30 pm: Musician’s Manager Project
• Brian Keefe Call In – if available
• Programming review
• Review of user stories
5:30 to 5:45pm: Plan agenda for Wednesday, December 18th, open forum, networking
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, December 18th at the Acton Memorial Library.
**Meetings are every Wednesday at Acton Memorial Library, except for the 4th Wednesday of each month when the meeting is held at Chelmsford Public Library.
We would like to thank:
• Acton Memorial Library for the use of their facilities, A/V, and other items.
• Chelmsford Public Library for use of facilities (as above) on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
• SourceHosting.net for outsourced source control and bug tracking services
For further information about the group please contact: