The meetings are very informal. We usually don't have any formal presentations, but people frequently show code that they're working on. The flow of the meeting tends to meander, so if you're interested in something specific, you should speak up!
The meetings are free to the public, though we try to donate some small amount of money to the Dayton Chess Club every month. You're certainly under no obligation to contribute.
For our February 13th meeting, we'll do an introduction to the most common distributed version control system, Git, and the webservice that helps make it awesome, GitHub. Version control has become a key tool for programmers in every language and has even begun spreading to the unwashed non-programming masses.
We customarily meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from
7pm to 9pm in the back part of the main room at
the Dayton Chess Club.
The address is
18 W 5th St.
Dayton, OH 45402
a map. Sometimes parking is
hard to find, though all the metered spots are free after 6pm. If you're lucky, you can find parking on 5th street
in front of the building. There is also usually parking on a (sadly
unmarked on all of the online maps we could find) road that goes
between 4th and 5th street between Main street and Ludlow.
Earlier reports about being unable to use the Chess Club on Wednesdays turned out to be wrong (or at least premature)! So our meeting place remains unchanged, but keep an eye on the mailing list in case of future changes.