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, 2nd floor of the Wilbur Smith building, corner of Sumter & Gervais, enter in back from the plaza between the Wilbur Smith building and the parking garage. Take the elevator up to the 2nd floor, turn toward Gervais St. (Whether you turn left or right depends on which elevator you take.) Come through the double glass doors and look toward the right and you should see our meeting area. The double glass doors are access-controlled doors, and you may find them locked. During times when we expect people to arrive, we'll have someone stationed at the door to let you in. After that, press the buzzer (behind you if you're facing the door).


Since we meet at 6:30 pm, parking in metered spaces on Sumter Street is free (the meters are not patrolled after 6 pm.)

Lab "Hands-On" meetings

Most months, 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previous meeting locations for historical reference, do not use this to find the meeting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.)