July 14, 2009 - General Meeting
Note that the July 2009 CINLUG meeting is being held on the second Tuesday of the month due to the unavailability of the meeting room on the normal meeting day.
Presenter: Adam Brand
Adam Brand is a principal, application developer, and chief designer at Marketpath, LLC, an Indianapolis based vendor of web development and content management solutions.
He is the son of Kim Brand, fellow CINLUG member. Adam was involved with his dad in initial implementations of Samba + Linux which ultimately led to the development of FileEngine. He is an accomplished ASP/.Net/SQL and XHTML developer. He is a clever young man with a great deal of technology experience.
He is also unafraid of a challenge so he decided to build a new home media server using Ubuntu and an open-source package called XBMC that can replace similar functions of the original Xbox. XBMC is an award winning media center application for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and Xbox. For more information on XBMC, visit xbmc.org
Adam's story reveals some of the frustrations, missteps and misunderstandings that a tech-savvy, FLOSS newbie experiences as they attempt to navigate the non-Microsoft world.
His presentation will remind us all what we had to learn to become productive with Linux and will be especially interesting to new users. Invite a non-Linux geek and share the joy of Open Source!
Location: Glendale Branch, IMCPL
Directions to the Glendale IMCPL Branch
CINLUG meetings are typically held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm. They are FREE and OPEN to the public. Annual membership dues are $30 and payment of dues is encouraged to help with funding events and expenses. Just show up and find out more to see if you want to become a member.