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Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility 104 Washington Street Wall Street Area Downtown, New York City
This building is located on the West side of the street. Cross Streets: Between Rector (South) and Carlisle (North) Streets.
Our meeting location is in the Lower West Corner of Downtown, North of the Battery Tunnel, South of the Downtown Hotel, North of the Resturant, East of West Street, and West of Greenwich Street. Walking West on Rector Street from Broadway, you pass Church, Greenwich then Washington Streets.
There are multiple blocks of parking lots right there, between Washington and Greenwich Streets, starting at the Battery Tunnel and extending North for a number of blocks.
Nearest mass transit stations, in order, are the '1/9' (Rector Street), 'R/W' (Rector Street) and the '4/5' (Wall Street).
Dan Phiffer is a programmer and creative worker from California currently enrolled at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, where he helps coordinate a weekly hands-on tutorial series called drive-bys. Dan has worked with clients such as The New York Times, The Smithsonian, KCET Public Television and National Geographic, helping to improve the online experience for both users and publishers. Dan's current project to promote web-based creative expression, called ShiftSpace (shiftspace.org), was recently recognized by Ars Electronica and will be presented at their annual Prix Ars festival in Austria later this summer.
ShiftSpace is an Open Source platform that seeks to add an additional layer of abstraction above our current web. Using a loosely coupled network of distributed proxies. ShiftSpace seeks to provide a new set of virtual public spaces intended to enhance and offer a greater variety of online experiences.
O'Reilly has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.
Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. Addison-Wesley also has a new end-user discount, available through their User Group program. We will be announcing the details at our next meeting!
Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.
Note: The chances tend to be about 1 in 5, that any attendee of our meeting will walk away with a fairly valuable giveaway (ie. many of these books are valued between $30 and $60)!
Yearly Membership (includes all meetings): $ 50.00 * Non-Member Single Meeting: $ 20.00 Student Yearly Membership: $ 20.00 Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID): $ 5.00 Cash, Check, American Express.
FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.
Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!