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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 16 June 2010 NYLUG: Rob Spectre on Open Source Tele

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 16 June 2010 NYLUG: Rob Spectre on Open Source Television with Boxee
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:56:30 -0000

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 Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 09:45:01 -0400 (EDT)
 Subject: [nylug-announce] NYLUG Presents: 6/16 @ 6:30PM Rob Spectre on Open 
Source Television with Boxee
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 Wednesday, June 16, 2010
 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!) ***
 Please RSVP for EVERY meeting at this time.
 Register at
 Check in with photo ID at the lobby for badge.

                                  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

 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,, 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

 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  

 More Information:

   * Boxee

   * Developers Site

   * Developer 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.


 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 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.

 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:

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