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NYLUG Workshop / Hacking Society

The coordinators will be teaching and showing off hardware hacking, simple DIY electronics projects, and programming tutorials. We will also help newcomers to Linux learn the ropes of getting around.

Bring something to discuss! We've been focusing on LaTeX, Python, Smalltalk, and using Linux, but were open to anything. There's a blackboard, chalk, and Internet access.  Notebook computers are helpful but not required. Bring books! Bring hardware! Bring software! Bring friends! All levels of experience from totally new to experienced welcome!

After workshops, the coordinators go out for dinner and/or drinks nearby. Feel free to join us for some lively dinner conversations!

It is helpful, but not necessary to have a notebook computer. If you would like to work on hardware hacking or electronics, feel free to bring equipment. There's WiFi in the library for your convenience.

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  • Brian G.

    Great group of folks.

    March 13, 2013

    • Gregg C L.

      And what am I? An ordinary Timelord?

      March 13, 2013

  • Gregg C L.

    Not bad.

    March 12, 2013

  • Na'im T.

    work, work and more work...

    March 12, 2013

  • Brian G.

    Guys, If there is time I'd like to spend a few minutes talking about a very dangerous bill that is working its way through congress. It's called CISPA, and while designed with an admirable goal to protect our country from Cyberwarfare, it is structured in a blatant attack on individual civil liberties and the 4th amendment. We need to do everything we can to stop it. (I won't spend much time on this, but want to let people know why it's so dangerous.)

    Check out the infographic on this page for more info: http://www.cispaisback.org/

    1 · March 12, 2013

    • James M.

      totally. scary stuff.

      March 12, 2013

    • Gregg C L.

      I've been zoinking my way through this stuff for a while now on G+ courtesy an excellent outfit that fired a broadside at it the first time around.

      March 12, 2013

  • James M.

    Hey Guys,

    Often when you're knee-deep in dread, you'll be working with files from all over the filesystem. If you're developing a web application, you'll often have a REPL for your DB, a REPL for your interpreter, a tool for sending and receiving requests, a file viewer and a text editor opening files from all over the filesystem and that's without mentioning other tools like IRC, mail clients and a music player. What happens when you leave your workstation? Can you take this session with you or do you have to boot the whole thing up again on another computer?

    Check out the topic summary available now at http://jamesmeldrum.github.com/TerminalWorkflows/lesson_two.html to see if it's right for you. By Tuesday I'll have the topics fleshed out with notes you can keep for later. All workshop notes are posted to http://jamesmeldrum.github.com/TerminalWorkflows for you to reference.

    Best,

    James Meldrum
    NYLUG Workshop co-ordinator.

    1 · March 10, 2013

    • Gregg C L.

      You forgot to ask for copies of two specific certificates. But okay.

      March 12, 2013

    • Eric F.

      Looking forward to this.

      March 12, 2013

  • Robert M.

    I've been playing around a bit more with the Lil' Debi project lately: https://github.com/guardianproject/lildebi

    Lil' Debi is a small project to create and bootstrap a small Debian image on Android devices. I've been working with it on my Nexus 7 and would like to talk a bit more about it.

    March 12, 2013

    • Gregg C L.

      Now if you want to, I will, but think of the name, and then be careful what you say.

      March 12, 2013

  • Brian S.

    schedule permitting

    February 27, 2013

  • Brian S.

    Is there anyone with an interest or experience with OS Geospatial? QGIS etc.

    February 27, 2013

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