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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, and for those more experienced with Linux or Programming, your expertise is more than welcome.

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!

We'll be leaving the library at 7 pm  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.

We're open to suggestions Group projects for the summer (or what's left of the summer)

Documentation review: http://www.tldp.org/

Linux Foundation's "To Do" list: http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/networking/mainpage

Discussion/review of upcoming/previous talks

Or assistance with getting your linux distro up and running in a VM/Live Image

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  • dili o.

    I'm a newbie in linux field; I have serious problem running java on linux. Please I need the pros to help. I will be attending the next meeting on Sept 3. Please if you volunteer to help me, contact me with my email.

    August 29, 2014

    • Dave J.

      Ah, the next meeting isn't on Sept 3rd. If you really really really need help, IRC is probably the fastest way. If this is in regards to Java on Suse , this should help you get started: https://en.opensuse.or...­

      September 2, 2014

    • Dave J.

      Alternatively join the #nylug channel on irc.freenode.net or click here: http://webchat.freeno...­

      September 2, 2014

  • Nemesio V.

    friendly and warm!

    August 13, 2014

  • Gregg C L.

    We needed a better room. and more time.

    1 · August 12, 2014

    • Dave J.

      Agreed, WiFi would also be a nice to have...

      August 13, 2014

    • Gregg C L.

      On the way to The Ladders, we've used the space for a meeting on BASH (Debugging) and Puppet meets there, is a space who claims to be for special interest groups. We would need to find out how they would feel about hosting us for two hours one Tuesday while we spent the other one hours on a Tuesday at that library.

      August 13, 2014

  • James M.

    Thanks to all who came.

    1 · August 12, 2014

  • Dave J.

    Confirmed for "The Chess Room" in Hudson park library. If you're on the wait list feel free to show up, however we may not have table space, so , feel free to improvise! (This is a hacker workshop, improvisation is a key skill!)

    August 12, 2014

    • Gregg C L.

      And which room is this? They have two rooms underground, and two above. One is the reading room in back of the main library room and the other is the children's library. There's a reason why this is happening....

      August 12, 2014

    • Dave J.

      The one in the basement. (smaller of the two). Flyers will be posted, with improvised arrows. If your in front of a door without a "NYLUG.org" logo, it's not our room.

      August 12, 2014

  • michael

    What is a better home desktop? OpenMandriva based on Mandrake and Red Hat, Mageia also based on Mandrake and Red Hat, or XUbuntu based on Ubuntu?

    August 12, 2014

    • Gregg C L.

      About all I can say is be careful. That one may still be using unstable releases of Red Hat to create theirs. Or worse they may have finally started building it from scratch......

      August 12, 2014

    • Gregg C L.

      Better off trying Slackware.....

      August 12, 2014

  • Dave J.

    "Are you an extremist?" Last month's Linux Journal article: http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/are-you-extremist Content on Linux Journal is apparently of interest to the NSA. I suppose that's one way of getting around actually paying for a subscription ....

    August 4, 2014

    • michael

      Not just Linux Journal. Any Linux user. Because, except for Ubuntu, it doesn't have the same level of built in spyware as the evil empire.

      1 · August 12, 2014

    • Gregg C L.

      Huh! When I run Linux here, I run Slackware Linux. Who's the oldest distribution on the planet still.

      August 12, 2014

  • Dave J.

    As mentioned (somewhere :P ) , the library provides WiFi, but please don't count on it to be very reliable. ie, It's probably not the best place/time to start downloading a distro and install on bare metal (I'm guilty, but learn from my mistakes) ! Best used for reference purposes, to look up an article or something along those lines.

    August 12, 2014

  • Dave J.

    So, the actual space is kinda small, If you're on the wait list, feel free to show up if you don't mind it getting a little cramped. Having said that, we're open to finding a larger space if the opportunity presents itself!

    August 11, 2014

    • Dave J.

      Earliest I can promise being there is 5:30 pm

      August 11, 2014

    • Gregg C L.

      Fine. I'll let you do the talking.

      August 12, 2014

  • Gregg C L.

    Next week I'll be supplying Linux advice to those of you who need it, and the fun of watching a Timelord at work with his computer science problems.

    1 · August 4, 2014

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