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Saturday
Jul 15
SLGDN Field Trip w/ Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
Brentwood Public Library

This event is organized and sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society, and promoted by the State & Local Government Developers Network. Open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Presentation: Middle Tennesseans in the Mexican War and Repatriating those Killed in Action at the 1846 Battle of Monterrey, Mexico Speaker: Dr. Derek Frisby, PhD.

Dr. Derek Frisby will talk about his project to ultimately repatriate the remains of US Soldiers killed and buried in Monterrey, using genealogy and DNA analysis. Many of these soldiers were from Middle Tennessee.

Derek W. Frisby is a Faculty Coordinator in the Office of International Affairs and an Associate Professor in the Global Studies and Geography program at Middle Tennessee State University teaching Tennessee, US, and military history. He is a Middle Tennessee native, MTSU alum, and US Marine Corps veteran whose research interests deal with military occupation and reconstruction strategies. Frisby received his doctoral degree from the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and has authored numerous articles and essays dealing with Tennessee’s Civil War occupation and Reconstruction experiences. He is completing his first book dealing with southerners who remained loyal to the Union during the Civil War and their role in the region’s occupation and restoration.

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Thursday
Jul 20
SLGDN Meetup // Kyle Welch
Nashville Software School

Guest Speaker: Kyle Welch @kylewelch Kyle Welch is a senior developer with 10+ years of experience building, leading, and consulting on a wide variety of projects. His background includes work in the finance, product, marketing, and government industries. Currently, Kyle leads the front end team at the National Federation of Independent Business where he creates web applications with ReactJS. Outside of work he helps organize a local ReactJS meetup. Find him on twitter, @kylewelch, where he talks about JavaScript, ReactJS, and other programming adventures.

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