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2016-01-06 - BSD Installfest, n/a
18:45, Stone Creek Bar & Lounge: 140 E 27th St
Abstract

A chance to dip your toes in the *BSD waters!

Want to try out some embedded Hardware?

Novices, and Expert-Novices are all welcome!

This is a good opportunity to bring in a laptop (maybe with a spare disk), or other hardware to hack on. There will be some embedded ARM hardware on hand, (Beaglebone and RaspberryPI), for curious folks who haven't touched these platforms.

Do you have a spare laptop lying around? Do you have a Beaglebone or RaspberryPi rotting in your desk drawer? Lets get it lit with a *BSD!

Various levels of experienced *BSD users will be on hand to help get a system up and running, and generally hack around on hardware.

Materials to bring:

  • Some kind of computer
  • Some kind of spare disk or even USB memory stick media (optional)

If you can, bring install media to share! (Nothing fancy, just grab useful bits from your desk drawer.)

Materials which will be on site:

  • ethernet networking gear (a small switch)
  • Power Strips, and Extension Cords, etc
  • A USB CD/DVD r/w drive, blank media
  • A spare Beaglebone and RaspberryPI will be on site

Additionally, we will be streaming McKusick's "Introduction to the FreeBSD Open Source Operating System LiveLessons" videos, complements of Pearson.

Media

Speaker Bio

This month, the meeting will be run by the usual cast of NYC*BUG attendees.

Regular NYC*BUG attendees range in experiences from Sys/Ops folks, to committers and software developers from the BSD Projects.

There will definately be folks on hand with experience using Beaglebone/RaspberryPI, Soekris, PCEngines ALIX/APU, and it almost goes without saying, regular X86 architectures in server and laptop form.

NYC*BUG has doesn't have record of an official installfest since 2004, this should be fun!