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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  • James M.

    Can anyone recommend a good place to start with rasp pi? I've hacked around with the arduino but was interested in a good place for projects and where i could pick one up.

    February 12, 2013

  • James M.

    Great night - loved the raspberry pi hackers.

    February 12, 2013

  • Gregg C L.

    Excellent. The space was well managed. The share we provided was noisy but they sounded like they were having fun.

    1 · February 12, 2013

  • Elijah L.

    Would it be appropriate for me to learn how write a simple program in Ubuntu at this Meetup?

    February 11, 2013

    • Elijah L.

      February 12, 2013

    • Elijah L.

      Not going to be able to make it tonight, I need to get something done at work.

      February 12, 2013

  • Elijah L.

    Have to work tonight.

    February 12, 2013

  • Gregg C L.

    Anyone having strange hardware issues look for someone wearing a name tag. That's me.

    1 · February 12, 2013

    • Sara M.

      Will you be carrying a question mark umbrella? :P

      1 · February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I installed ubuntu via the windows installer and it went fubar. Looking for help on getting the thing working so i can start using linux. Also, if any of you can help me get started with lint, valgrind, gcc or any other defacto development tools that would be great!

    February 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      James, basically it's something to do with a config file. I have a dual boot installed, but nothing came up when I went to ubuntu. I installed something called GRUB, but my grasp of bash syntax is non-existent. From what I can make out, the config script is missing to tell the boot where/how to start booting. I went to the windows folder and thought I saw something there, but it didn't get seen by the grub thing.

      February 12, 2013

    • Gregg C L.

      Depending on the hardware. that is your host, I can show you how to set things up accordingly. It indeed can be set accordingly inside your BIOS settings. (Which does not exist for this one.)

      February 12, 2013

  • Dean S.

    Any idea how late these usually run? I wont be able to arrive until around 730 due to work, but I really want to come & learn!

    February 11, 2013

    • Gregg C L.

      We typically start at 6PM and run until 8PM.

      February 12, 2013

    • Dean S.

      k, thanks for letting me know!

      February 12, 2013

  • Paul T.

    I read on G-plus that we would be hacking Rasberry Pi.

    February 11, 2013

    • Gregg C L.

      That was indeed when the stream there went live. It has since returned to its original ideas and style and displays of things that go "Gronk!" when working with people.

      February 12, 2013

  • Brian G.

    I'm going to be starting a sysadmin study group. (Read books in between meetings, and review chapters at the meeting.) We're starting with TCP/IP networking. The book we are using is "Internetworking with TCP/IP" by Douglas Comer, vol 1, 4th edition. We'll probably be reviewing the first 2-3 chapters this meeting. (Please have read before meeting, and bring any questions.)

    3 · February 7, 2013

    • Elijah L.

      This sounds really cool and super valuable. It is something I am interested in but I have to wait on for now as my current focus takes priority.

      February 11, 2013

  • Mohammad H.

    i weant meet and helpful technicst people

    February 11, 2013

  • Paul T.

    Yes

    February 10, 2013

  • francis

    looking fwd to learning

    February 5, 2013

  • Kexin K.

    meeting people with similar interests

    February 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes

    January 16, 2013

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