Regular Meetings

Admission and membership are free.

We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. Meetings have no fixed time limit, but usually last until around 8:00-8:30 pm. If you have specific ideas for topics to be discussed, please email the list and we will work on your suggestion.

New meeting location beginning March 2011 meeting

IT-oLogy has generously provided a space for our meeting at 1301 Gervais St., the IT-oLogy building (formerly Wilbur Smith building), corner of Sumter & Gervais. We meet on the 2nd floor. You can park for free on the street after 6pm as the meters are not checked after 6pm. Enter in the back of the building from the plaza between the IT-oLogy building and the parking garage. Take the elevator up to the 2nd floor, turn toward Gervais St. when you get off the elevator.

You can also park in the parking garage. The entrance to this garage is immediately adjacent to the IT-oLogy building on Gervais St. The attendants are no longer on duty by the time our meetings are over, so there is no cost to park there either. Come up to level 3B and find a visitor spot. There is a cross-walk from that level to take you straight in to IT-oLogy.

Come through the double glass doors and look straight ahead and you should see our meeting area. Sometimes, due to scheduling conflicts, IT-oLogy may have us meet in a different room, but it will be in that same suite of rooms, just look around. Often, if we're not able to meet in the room straight ahead, they'll move us to the room around to the left.

Lab "Hands-On" meetings

When there is enough interest, two weeks following the general meeting (on the fourth Thursday), we will hold a lab, "hands-on", meeting. Usually this is at a different location. Please join our mailing list for information about this meeting, since the date, time or location may change from month to month.

previous meeting locations for historical reference, do not use this to find the meeting

Because of persistent problems with internet access at Swearingen, we are moving the August 2010 meeting to the second floor of Control Management, Inc. at 3101 Carlisle St Columbia, SC. We previously met in the Faculty Lounge (Room 1A03) of the Swearingen Engineering Center on the USC Campus. The building is located at 301 Main St. at the intersection of Main and Catawba. (Three blocks south of Blossom St.)