SFD 2011: Local does compute
Guest post by Deborah Nicholson
Software Freedom Day in Boston will be a day-long event from 10am - 5pm, on September 17th. Events promoting and celebrating software freedom will be held all over the world on the same day, take a look! We'll be highlighting Boston-area free software communities and providing opportunities for new users to become more knowledgeable about online projects and resources.
If you've been trying to learn more about free software generally, or have been wondering how to build up your free software community, this event is for you! Máirín Duffy will set the tone for the day by discussing innovative ways of attracting new participants to existing projects. Ignite-style talks from area community groups will follow. The afternoon features community organizing strategies for free software activists, tutorials for newer users and show-and-tell tables for everyone to enjoy.
Cambridge College has graciously donated their space at 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, which is just a ten minute walk from Central Square in Cambridge. The space is wheelchair accessible and we're providing coffee and breakfast goodies. There will be an optional group social event afterwards.
The event is being organized by OpenHatch.org. We're very grateful to the Free Software Foundation and the Open Invention Network for their generous sponsorship of the day's festivities! Space is limited, so please help us in our planning by signing up for this free (as in cost) event.