NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 15 June 2011 NYLUG: Robert Menes on Rockbox, the Open Source Jukebox Firmware

NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 15 June 2011 NYLUG: Robert Menes on Rockbox, the Open Source Jukebox Firmware

Post by secret.. » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 10:45:35

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 Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 09:45:01 -0400 (EDT)

 Wednesday, June 15, 2011
 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 590 Madison Ave, 12th Floor
 corner of 57th Street
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                                 Robert Menes
                                    - on -
                     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.  

 More Information:

   * Rockbox

 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.  Hes 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.

 Meeting Location:
   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:
 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
   first time.
   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:

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