[nylug-announce] NYLUG Presents: 6/16 @ 6:30PM Rob Spectre on Open Source Television with Boxee

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Mon Jun 14 09:45:01 EDT 2010


Wednesday, June 16, 2010
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
IBM
590 Madison Ave, 12th Floor
corner of 57th Street

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                                 Rob Spectre
                                   - on -
                      Open Source Television with Boxee

The living room remains the final frontier of open source software.  With
wide adoption from home office to enterprise, from datacenter to dining
rooms, consumers all over the world rely on OSS daily to run their lives. 
However, the third screen that has dominated eyeballs for the past sixty
years has been the exclusive dominion of proprietary, monolithic black
boxes.  With the average American consuming eight full hours of television
per day, one New York startup aims to change this paradigm of closed
software in the single room in the house where most waking time is spent. 

Boxee's free, open source, downloadable media center software is changing
the way consumers experience media.  Lead Apps Developer and Community
Evangelist Rob Spectre will discuss Boxee's open source heritage, hacker
culture, and open API as well as answer your questions and unload T-shirts
a-plenty. 

About Boxee:
Boxee is changing the way people experience home entertainment by bringing
TV shows, movies, videos, and music from the Internet to the TV.  Boxees
free software can be easily downloaded to any computer or embedded into
TVs, Blu-Ray players, game consoles, and set top boxes.  Boxee has quickly
established itself as the best way to bring entertainment from different
sources into one place - anything from a local collection of movies, TV
shows, music, and photos, to streaming content from websites like Netflix,
MLB.TV, Pandora, Last.fm, and flickr.  Users can also discover new
entertainment from their friends and share recommendations with social
networks like Facebook and Twitter.  More than a million people use Boxee
to enjoy their entertainment.  Learn how you can join them at www.boxee.tv.
 

About Rob Spectre:
Rob is the Lead Apps Developer and Community Evangelist for Boxee with the
worst haircut in open source software.  An eleven year Linux user, he
serves the Boxee family as the passionate advocate for the open source
community armed with over a decade of experience in OSS and a hefty supply
of hairspray.  In what little spare time he has, Rob likes to go to punk
rock shows, speedcube and maintain his unInternet service laughotron.com.  

More Information:

  * Boxee
    http://www.boxee.tv

  * Developers Site
    http://developer.boxee.tv

  * Developer Blog
    http://developer.boxee.tv/blog

Meeting Location:
  Please note that this meeting will be held at IBM, 590 Madison Ave,
  12th floor, corner of 57th Street, and not at Google.  This is
  the building with the IBM logo on the front of the building.

Map:
  http://nylug.org/mapofibm

Swag (Give Away):
  During/after the meeting... unusually terrific swag may be given
  away.

Stammtisch:
  After the meeting ... You may wish to join up with other NYLUGgers
  for drinks and pub food.  This month we'll be over at TGI Friday's
  (677 Lexington and 56th Street, Second floor, Northeast corner),
  but we are also evaluating other options for the future and welcome
  your suggestions.

  http://nylug.org/tgifridays

Python/Smalltalk Workshops/Hacking Society:
  This is a group of people that wants to learn about Python and other
  languages, and hack on code.  Sometimes they go out to eat afterward.

  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 8, and June 22.
  See the calendar at: http://nylug.org/hackcalendar

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