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Meeting ArchiveApril Meeting:
Thursday April 27, 2006
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Embedded Linux
On Thursday, April 27th, 2006, the IEEE Consultants' Network of Northern NJ is pleased to present ?Embedded Linux?, presented by Frank Middleton of Apogee Communications Technologies, Inc..

Linux has become a popular and robust platform for hosting embedded applications on a variety of hardware. Such hardware has become very inexpensive and makes it practical to use a general purpose O/S for many uses. One such hardware/software platform is the Gumstix, a $200 box with serial and USB ports, using the Strong ARM processor. The talk will cover experiences with this device, and the GNU tool chain used to develop applications for it using a cross-platform development kit that itself runs on Linux, in this case an AMD based laptop running Fedora that will also be used to give the presentation.

Frank Middleton is the President and Founder of Apogee Communications Technologies, Inc., an established IT consulting services provider based in New Jersey that specializes in reducing costs and improving productivity and security in small to midsize companies by leveraging best of breed technologies, such as Linux/Apache/MYSQL/Perl (LAMP). For more information, visit http://www.apogeect.com. and also subscribe to his newsletter by sending an email with subject "subscribe" to news-request@apogeect.com. Frank has many years of experience in IT at various companies including J&J, Deloitte, Citibank and others, and holds a Masters in Computer Science from the Courant Institute of Mathematics, NYU, and has been a member of IEEE, IEEE/CS and the ACM for longer than he wants to remember. He can be reached at 973 796 2754 or by email at f.middleton@apogeect.com.

Members are invited to share their experiences with the group. Come prepared to share, in 30 seconds and, if you dare, for 3-5 minutes, what your business is all about. Why companies hire you. This month - Pat Banker. Pat Banker spent 23 years designing firmware and managing engineering projects for various companies in NJ and NY before founding Banker Cot? in 1995 with her ?partner in all things?, Art Cot?. Since then they have had the good fortune to assist many clients in meeting their technical and business goals. Specializing in embedded firmware development for 8/16 bit DSPs and microcontrollers, the company's technical portfolio includes signal processing, real time control, user interfaces, and data communications in many forms. Pat is passionate about producing high quality code - well organized, cleanly structured, thoroughly tested, and fully documented. She holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from Rutgers and Stevens Tech. Pat is a Senior Member of CNNNJ and has served as both Secretary and Chair in prior years. Contact at 201-307-9212 or pbanker@bankercote.com.

Thursday April 27, 7:30pm
Non-members welcome!
Aeroflex / KDI-Integrated Products
(note: entrance for the meeting is at the rear of the building)
60 South Jefferson Ave.
Whippany, N.J.

Contact: 973-728-4500, robert@rdwalker.com

Directions to meeting.