To be and not to be – RISC OS Developments at ROUGOL

Whether ’tis nobler in the pub to imbibe. Or something.

The next RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meeting will be another hybrid meeting, with both a physical presence at the group’s regular venue, and an online one – but with an added twist: There will be two guest speakers for the evening, and one will be appearing in person, while the other will be at the other end of an internet connection.

The meeting will take place on Monday, 16th January, with Andrew Rawnsley joining the meeting from afar and Richard Brown venturing into the pub, and between them they will be delivering the latest news from RISC OS Developments, talking about and demonstrating the latest versions of the Iris web browser, Pinboard 2, the TCP/IP stack, and perhaps even other snippets of they might have planned.

The pair also organises the RISC OS Southwest Show, which will be taking place in about a month and a half on 25th February, so hopefully there might be news relating to that as well.

And as a bonus for those who can make it to the pub, Richard will be bringing along a Pinebook Pro for people to try out, even though the port of RISC OS to the laptop isn’t actually a RISC OS Developments project but an R-Comp one.

Attending in person

To join the physical meeting, you need to head for:

The Duke of Sussex pub,
23 Baylis Road,
SE1 7AY.

The ROUGOL website has a page about the venue, with directions to help you find it no matter how you intend to travel. Once there, head upstairs to the Chichester Room (or possibly the Petworth Room), where you should find ROUGOL members lurking around from 6:30pm onwards.

There is no fee for entry, so you’re only expense is the cost of getting yourself there and any drinks and/or food you purchase at the pub.

Attending online

If London isn’t a practical destination, the online option is for you. You’ll need:

  • A computer or other device capable of running the Zoom video conferencing system software. This is available for most mainstream platforms.
  • The meeting credentials, which you’ll have already if you’ve joined any recent ROUGOL meetings, but if not just contact the group to receive them by email.

The online meeting will open at 7:30pm to give people time to join before the main feature begins.

As with the physical meeting, there is no cost for attendance, but if you want to eat or drink you know where your kitchen is – or how to order from your local takeaway!

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