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Linuxfest - IIT Wheaton This Saturday

From: Wayne S.
Sent on: Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:34 PM

Just a reminder, Linuxfest is meeting this Saturday, September 1st at IIT, 201 E Loop Rd, Room 103, Wheaton, IL from 10am to 2pm.  This is a presentation on the Raspberry Pi by Jeff Jirsa. All are welcome to join in and contribute to the discussion. Erik Johnson  plans on going over some areas he's worked on with the Raspbarry Pi and some future plans. If you have an interest in the Raspberry Pi or want to get together with others who share a similar interest, this is the place to be.


Title:Second Serving: Experimenting with the Raspberry Pi


Abstract:Teaching students about computers can be expensive.  The Raspberry Pi organization decided to change that. For $35, students can learn about computer hardware and software on the cheap. It didn't take long for hobbyists to find out about the little computer board, and start experimenting with what it can do.
In this presentation, you will learn what it takes to set up the hardware, configuring the software, and look all the kinds of projects that people are doing with the Pi. Jeff will demostrate, among other things, how to load Debian Linux and Apache Server on the Raspberry Pi. There is plenty of resources on the net to help you get started, and maybe you'll get an idea for something cool!  Let's get excited about computers again!
Jeff will also be demostrating the current state of some of the hardware issues of the Raspberry Pi including the limitations of setting the Raspberry Pi up as an Apache server.


Profile:Jeff Jirsa is a programer that writes PHP applications for his day job. He has programmed using C, C++, Korn shell, Perl, Rexx, and other scripting languages. He has used everything from DOS to OS/2, to Windows, to AIX, to Linux of various flavors.




Wayne Schneidman


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