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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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  • A former member
    A former member

    what kind of topics do you help newcomers with?

    September 23, 2013

    • Brian G.

      We are an all-volunteer non-profit organization without a significant fundraising program or budget. Even the smallest USB sticks ordered in large quantity are at least 5-10 times more expensive than bulk optical media. If you know of a source of USB sticks that are competitive in price with optical media, please feel free to pass the info along. (Or if you would like to donate USB sticks, we would more than welcome them.)

      September 24, 2013

    • Gregg C L.

      Yes! Both of you are right.

      September 24, 2013

  • Gregg C L.

    I, myself, didn't get much work done. But the rest seems to have done so.

    September 24, 2013

  • Alex

    Exceptional to say the least. A great group of people ready, willing and able to help.

    September 24, 2013

  • Gregg C L.

    Please do not post comments promoting online games.

    September 24, 2013

    • Robert M.

      Twas a spam comment. It's gone now.

      September 24, 2013

    • Gregg C L.

      Because I wrote _that_ and tagged it as such.

      September 24, 2013

  • Gregg C L.

    It says 6-9 for the hours of the event. I thought they throw us out at 8 every time we meet? And did we suddenly latch onto a better deal with the library?

    September 18, 2013

    • Robert M.

      That looks like a goof. We're still on for 6:00-8:00 PM.

      September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone know of a place to donate 2 desktops and a netbook to be used in a classroom with Linux?

    September 16, 2013

    • Alan R.

      Nic, you might try finding a school and talking to the PTA.

      September 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      2 custom built desktops and an Asus netbook. Thanks guys

      September 23, 2013

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