Open Source Saturday

As we all know (from watching movies of course) the only way to exit a recurring nightmare is to find true happiness on Groundhog's Day.  I'm not promising Open Source will do that for you, but not having to use Windows 8 seems like a good start. :)

So, right, we are meeting on Groundhog's Day and I'll try to keep the Bill Murray references to a minimum.  Nancy, Lincoln, Walsh. Got it.

We will put a Chromebook up on the projector, and see what all the fuss is about.  Near instant boot times, great battery life, ZERO work to maintain the OS (Google does all that work for you), and under $250.

A quick QR code primer.  Main points are information density, error recovery, and darn easy they are to make.  I like these guys: http://blog.qr4.nl/

The search for a good DLNA server goes on, I'll report what little I have liked...

So come on out, join us for lunch afterwards... but please don't drive angry!

 

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We are a group of some serious, and some not-so-serious, geeks that want to see the Open Source Ethos spread and help as many people as will let it.  During the meetings, which are pretty much an excuse to get together and have fun, we catch up on topical and industry news, projects, code releases, recent technical problems and solutions...

There are sometimes presentations - anything open source but if it is software then running on more than 1 platform is preferred (Linux, Mac, Win, etc.).  Mobile is an exception due to Apple's refusal to let FOSS code onto their IOS platform - so we talk about Android a lot more.

I you have an itch to scratch that can be solved by technology, bring it on in!  You well always get an educated opinion and sometimes a useful answer too.  The group is not homogeneous around one specific technology, or industry, or language or nationality.  What we have in common is our desire to make our lives better, and the set of people in "our" is everyone, everywhere.

Join us afterwards at Mother's Daughter's Diner for lunch! Yes, you want to save room for the pie. Hope you have a hunger for adventure. ;)

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John Fields

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  • Bart K.

    Quite festive. Learned some things, too. Loved the names on the boards. Great lunch.

    February 2, 2013

  • Balaji P.

    Folks, I was not able to make it today. I am new to this group and was wondering if there were any members familiar with the openfire / spark project. I am setting up an openfire server for a project of mine and could use some help. Please send me note if interested. Bala

    February 2, 2013

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

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