Is there something else going on in Los Angeles this weekend? SCALE9x crashes the Airport Hilton in sunny Los Angeles this weekend and open source enthusiasts from around the globe are descending en force. Swapping red carpets for red fedoras and VIP passes for IPv6 classes, the international FOSS community is gathering for one of the biggest open source conferences geared toward the discriminating hardcore geek.
Boxee will be there representing in full effect with your friendly neighborhood community evangelist Rob sporting the punch-drunk frog loud and proud all weekend long. Check out these tasty Boxee appearances on Saturday:
- Open Source Television – 3pm Saturday, Century AB: Rob gives a talk on what Boxee gives and gets from the open source community.
- FLOSS Media Center Panel – 1:30pm Saturday, La Jolla: Rob joins XBMC’s Cory Fields and LinHES’s Cecil Watson and Michael Hanson to talk about the future of open source in the living room.
- The Weakest Geek – 7:30pm Saturday, La Jolla: Street cred is the most valuable currency in SCALE9x’s annual geek trivia contest – will Rob have what it takes to be the weakest of all?
Full schedule of festivities is here. Rob will be in attendance all weekend, so keep an eye out for a Boxee t-shirt, a punk rock Thinkpad and a hearty laugh and say hello!
We’re 15 days away from the launch of the Boxee Box from D-Link, our first dedicated hardware device to hit the market! Boxee HQ is buzzing with anticipation of the release and I know you in our developer community are as well. It’s a special time for this community that we’ve built together and a whole lot of engineering blood and sweat will be on display in a couple short weeks.
In anticipation of the release, I’ll be giving a talk to the New York Personal Computer User Group about how we use open source at Boxee, give a brief overview of the development platform, show off the new Boxee Box and of course answer a bunch of your questions. Here are the details on this month’s meeting of NYPC:
At Ripley-Grier, 520 8th Ave, between 36th & 37th Street
10th floor, Room 10D
Doors Open 6pm, Presentation 6:45 – 8:45
And on launch day 10 November Boxee and D-Link will be throwing a Boxee Box launch in Manhattan. We’ll be debuting the Boxee Box live, showing off some new surprises and pushing our baby out into the market in style. Already 1,000 people have RSVPed – be sure to sign up now before the event sells out!
Next week 20 July Rob is going to be joining the crew at New York Python Meetup Group to give a quick overview of Boxee’s Python API . This deck is all code, no choad focused for Python developers looking to get kickstarted on the Boxee platform.
RSVP is required and space is filling fast – if you’re in New York and want to talk Python with Boxee, be sure to check out NYC Python’s registration page and get your name in with a quickness.
Penguin enthusiasts in the Big Apple be warned, I will be giving a talk at this month’s meeting of the New York Linux Users Group. The presentation will be a quick intro on Boxee, how open source is woven into the fabric of our product and our culture, and (always my favorite topic) how developers can get involved making apps for Boxee. Held at NYLUG’s hosts IBM at 57th and Madison, the talk will kick off at 6:30pm followed by a friendly drink up nearby.
I’ll have an arm load of T-shirts in tow, plenty time for Q&A and a wide array of terrible jokes for your consuming pleasure.
You must RSVP here first for the talk.
More info on the talk and location are available at NYLUG.
When: Wednesday, 16 June 2010, 6:30pm
Where: IBM, 590 Madison Avenue, 12th Fl, New York, NY
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