Tonight at 7:45pm, the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) will be holding their October meeting – and for the third month in a row it will be one for members and other attendees to have a general chat about all things RISC OS, anything related, and probably a lot that isn’t as well. This is because, like last month and the month before, it hasn’t been possible to arrange a formal speaker for the meeting.
However, while the meeting last month was billed as a general chat, it’s worth noting that the meeting did in the end see a demonstration by Michael Grunditz of the OWB (Origyn Web Browser), which he has been slowly developing, and had released a beta version of that very day. Later in the meeting, Chris Hall also gave those present a brief overview of the PiRO Qube computer from RISCOSbits.
There’s no guarantee anything like that could happen again – but it’s always possible.
So, how do you avoid missing out on an interesting chat with friendly RISC OS people, and the possibility of surprise demonstrations should they unexpectedly happen? Well, the meeting will be a hybrid one, with some people meeting in the pub, and some joining online via Zoom, so you have two options:
Firstly, if you wish to attend in person, head for:
The Duke of Sussex pub,
23 Baylis Road,
London, SE1 7AY.
The meeting will be held in either the Petworth or Chichester rooms, both upstairs, and there should be ROUGOL members on hand from around 6:30pm.
The pub is a very short walk from Waterloo Station, making it easy to reach by public transport from all over London, and even beyond if it’s practical for you to head into the nation’s capital on a Monday evening. For those coming by car, there is parking available right outside, and a map and directions can be found on the ROUGOL website.
If Zoom is a more viable option for you, all you need is to have the software running on a suitable device (it’s available for most mainstream platforms), and the meeting credentials – which you’ll already have if you’ve joined other recent ROUGOL meetings, but if not you just need to contact the group – ASAP, obviously, given that it’s this evening; the Zoom meeting will be open from 7:30pm!
ROUGOL meetings usually take place on the third Monday of each month, but the November meeting will be held one week later than that, making it the 27th, rather than the 20th.