June 2011 Meeting

Let Cygwin Take You To a Whole GNU World

GUI's and IDE's are nice, but the command line lives on because of its combination of power and simplicity. Windows developers may shy away from the command line because the default command shell leaves a lot to be desired.

Two better alternatives exist: the Power Shell and the Unix shell. This talk serves as an introduction to the Unix shell and builds up to complex wizard commands.


Ryan Gerry is a software engineer who is experienced using Open Source platforms. Ryan is currently working at Follett Software Company where he writes Ruby and Java applications. In the past he has worked in online advertising for Google and DoubleClick. His professional interests include cloud computing, web development, security, agile development methodologies and Open Source software. Ryan has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Western Illinois University.

When: 2011-06-08 18:00:00

Where: Redpoint, 233 South Wacker Dr, Suite 750, Chicago (map)

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