|FROM ||Ron Guerin
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] NYLUG Presents: 6/15 @ 6:30PM Robert Menes on Rockbox: Open Source Jukebox Firmware
|Wednesday, June 15, 2011
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
590 Madison Ave, 12th Floor
corner of 57th Street
*** RSVP Closes at 4:30 PM the day of the meeting (sharp!) ***
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Register at http://rsvp.nylug.org/
Check in with photo ID at the lobby for badge.
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Rockbox: Open Source Jukebox Firmware
Rockbox is an open source firmware replacement for a growing number of
digital audio players. It adds many new features, including playback of
many more codecs (including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Musepack, and more), plugins,
connectivity with any OS thanks to its USB stack (available on most
targets), and a great many more features.
Supported targets include devices by Archos, Apple, iriver, Cowon, Philips,
Samsung, Toshiba, Packard Bell, MPIO, and SanDisk. Recent development work
is bringing Rockbox to Android and Maemo devices in the form of an app.
About Robert Menes:
Robert Menes has been around computers since he was a wee lad, starting
with a Commodore VIC-20 and LOGO. He has been a Linux user since 1994, and
favors anything that runs Unix or Linux. He’s been involved with Rockbox
since 2006 writing documentation and some code for plugins. In his spare
time, Robert enjoys hardware hacking, movies, photography, good food and
beers, urban exploration, and playing the didgeridoo and bass guitar.
Please note that this meeting will be held at IBM, 590 Madison Ave,
12th floor, corner of 57th Street. This is the building with the IBM
logo on the front of the building.
Swag (Give Away):
During/after the meeting... unusually terrific swag may be given
After the meeting ... You may wish to join up with other NYLUGgers
for drinks and pub food. This month we'll be over at House of Brews
(302 West 51st St. - 8th Ave), but we are also evaluating other
options for the future and welcome your suggestions.
Directions from IBM: http://goo.gl/VUdO1
Coding Workshops/Hacking Society:
This is a group of people that wants to learn about and work on coding
in Python, Smalltalk, Ruby, C++, LaTeX, and other languages, and hack on code.
There will also be help given for those who wish to install Linux for the
Hardware hacking projects are also welcome.
Sometimes they go out to eat afterward.
Bring something to show off and discuss!
The workshops meet every other Tuesday, at the NY Public Library,
Hudson Park Branch. 66 Leroy St. NY NY from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Next meetings are June 7, and June 21.
See the calendar at: http://nylug.org/hackcalendar
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