Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BLU Desktop GNU/Linux SIG Meeting - Learning to Change the World - Weds, Nov 5, 2014

When: Wednesday, November 5, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Location: Akamai, 8 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA

Directions <>
Also easily accessibly by T.

Cost: Free


1) Please note the location is different from BLU's
standard MIT meeting location.

2) Akamai has generously agreed to provide space
and 'free as in food' for this meeting.
Thank you to our sponsor!


Join us as Walter Bender
presents "Learning to Change
the World: How the Technology
and Culture of Free Software
Can Fuel a Learning Revolution
One Teacher and One Child at a

Walter Bender is founder and
executive director of Sugar
Labs. Sugar Labs is a member
project of the non-profit
foundation Software Freedom
Conservancy. Sugar Labs
develops educational software
used by more than
three-million children in more
than forty countries.

In 2006, Bender co-founded
the One Laptop per Child, a
non-profit association with
Nicholas Negroponte and
Seymour Papert. As director
of the MIT Media Laboratory,
Bender led a team of
researchers in fields as
varied as tangible media to
affective computing to
lifelong kindergarten. In
1992, Bender founded the MIT
News in the Future consortium,
which launched the era of
digital news.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Linux runs the spectrum from High Performance to Power Efficient Computing

When: October 15, 2014 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Linux runs the spectrum from High Performance to Power Efficient

Moderators Brian DeLacy and Kurt Keville

Location: MIT Building E51, Room 325

Please note that Wadsworth Street is under construction. You can enter
Ames St from Memorial Drive, and take a right onto Amherst St.


Dart on Debian on BeagleBoneBlack, plus a Linux HPC update


Debian + Dart + BeagleBoneBlack

Brian DeLacey introduces the recent packaging of the Dart language
for Debian on the BeagleBoneBlack. We'll look at Wheezy today and Jessie
tomorrow. Brian's demos will showcase a webserver and a variety of
sensor circuits and applications running Dart on the Debian-friendly
BeagleBoneBlack. We'll discuss how this simple setup ties into the core
ideas of "The Physical Web" project, recently announced by Google.

We'll revisit the crazy code churn rant heard round the community,
and why Device Tree architecture was a huge revolution for ARM
platforms. We'll also review the evolution of GPIO in the Linux kernel
for software controlled digital signals. Bring your multimeter for a
closer look at power efficient computing.

Also, Kurt Keville updates us on the current state of Linux High
Performance Computing (HPC).

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company

Jerry Feldman <>
Boston Linux and Unix
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