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We want to
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* '''Bring people together''' who are on the front lines of free software recruitment and teaching
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* '''Create new contributors''' (e.g., software development volunteers) for free software projects
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* '''Create more expert users''' who are well-versed with free software and can teach others
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We're going to do this by organizing a free-of-cost event to celebrate Software Freedom Day here in the Boston area.
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[http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2080664323 http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/countdown/banner1-UTC-4-en.png]
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== Software Freedom Day 2011, in Boston ==
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=== Schedule ===
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On '''Saturday, September 17''':
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* 10:00: Registration, and free coffee
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* 10:30: Opening keynote by Máirín Duffy, discussing the highly-effective outreach effort called "Fedora Design Ninjas."
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* 11:00: Ignite-style presentations by community groups
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* Noon: Lunch
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* 1:00: "Show and tell" time, where you can speak with community groups
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* 1:30 - 4:30: Two tracks: Installation help and tutorials (for newcomers to free software), and community organizing talks with Q&A (for ongoing contributors)
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* 4:30-5:00: Wrap-up
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* 5:00 to 7:00: After-party, at [http://www.tommydoyles.com/blog/harvard-square/ Tommy Doyle's in Harvard Square] (some tickets for drinks will be available for attendees thanks to the generous support of the [http://www.openinventionnetwork.com/ Open Innovation Network])
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[http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2080664323 Click here to sign up!]
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The detailed schedule is available at [[Software Freedom Day 2011 Boston/Schedule|the schedule page]]. Note that it is still in flux!
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=== Venue ===
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Cambridge College has graciously offered to donate space at '''1000 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA'''. To get here:
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* Take the MBTA Red Line to Central, and walk west on Mass Ave
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* [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1000+Mass+Avenue,+Cambridge,+MA&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=45.418852,92.900391&vpsrc=0&z=16 Find it on Google Maps]
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* For more information, see the [http://www.cambridgecollege.edu/about/directions.cfm Cambridge College website].
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=== Sponsors ===
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The event is organized by [http://openhatch.org/ OpenHatch] and made possible with generous support from the [http://www.openinventionnetwork.com/ Open Invention Network] and the [http://www.fsf.org/ Free Software Foundation].
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=== Organizational checklist ===
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* [[Software Freedom Day 2011 Boston/Checklist]]
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=== Other SFD celebrations ===
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* NEIA Free Culture is organizing one of their own on Tuesday, September 20.
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* Add yours here!
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=== Slides & Information ===
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* Keynote Máirín Duffy
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** [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjvqWKsndGs Video], recorded by Chris Macken
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* A. Richard Miller's talk and Walter Bender's talk
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9k9LjLXXwQ Video], recorded by Chris Macken
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* Sunlight Meetup Boston
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** [http://www.shaunagm.net/docs/programming/sunlight.odp Presentation in .odp format]
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** join the mailing list: [http://groups.google.com/group/open_gov_boson Open Gov Boston]
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** next project next Weds Oct 4th, 6pm at [http://thesprouts.org/studios Sprout]
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* Oliver Day's talk on information security
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** [http://zeroday.hastypastry.net/infosec101-handout.ods Handout in .ods format]
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* Rob McQueen's talk on "Free Software in Consumer Electronics," subtitled: "(why Android makes my job harder)"
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** [http://people.collabora.com/~robot101/SFD-Boston-2011-09-17.pdf Slides as PDF]

Latest revision as of 06:21, 18 August 2013


We want to

  • Bring people together who are on the front lines of free software recruitment and teaching
  • Create new contributors (e.g., software development volunteers) for free software projects
  • Create more expert users who are well-versed with free software and can teach others

We're going to do this by organizing a free-of-cost event to celebrate Software Freedom Day here in the Boston area.

http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/countdown/banner1-UTC-4-en.png


Software Freedom Day 2011, in Boston

Schedule

On Saturday, September 17:

  • 10:00: Registration, and free coffee
  • 10:30: Opening keynote by Máirín Duffy, discussing the highly-effective outreach effort called "Fedora Design Ninjas."
  • 11:00: Ignite-style presentations by community groups
  • Noon: Lunch
  • 1:00: "Show and tell" time, where you can speak with community groups
  • 1:30 - 4:30: Two tracks: Installation help and tutorials (for newcomers to free software), and community organizing talks with Q&A (for ongoing contributors)
  • 4:30-5:00: Wrap-up
  • 5:00 to 7:00: After-party, at Tommy Doyle's in Harvard Square (some tickets for drinks will be available for attendees thanks to the generous support of the Open Innovation Network)

Click here to sign up!

The detailed schedule is available at the schedule page. Note that it is still in flux!

Venue

Cambridge College has graciously offered to donate space at 1000 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA. To get here:

Sponsors

The event is organized by OpenHatch and made possible with generous support from the Open Invention Network and the Free Software Foundation.

Organizational checklist

Other SFD celebrations

  • NEIA Free Culture is organizing one of their own on Tuesday, September 20.
  • Add yours here!

Slides & Information

  • Keynote Máirín Duffy
    • Video, recorded by Chris Macken
  • A. Richard Miller's talk and Walter Bender's talk
  • Video, recorded by Chris Macken
  • Rob McQueen's talk on "Free Software in Consumer Electronics," subtitled: "(why Android makes my job harder)"