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November 2: Save the date! EmacsConf is coming to Boston

by Greg Farough Contributions Published on Oct 17, 2019 10:10 AM
The office of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) joins Zürich as the second satellite location to EmacsConf 2019 - the one and only conference on the world's most polarizing text editor.

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is happy to announce our office in Boston as the next official EmacsConf satellite! Join us on Saturday, November 2 for an all-day event on everyone's favorite self-documenting, customizable, and extensible editor: GNU Emacs! The FSF will join Zürich, Switzerland as the second physical satellite to EmacsConf, which will be held online this year.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. EDT, we will be gathering at the FSF office to watch both remote and in-person talks on Emacs and Emacs Lisp. A light breakfast and dinner will be provided by the FSF, and three lucky attendees will come away with some official Emacs merchandise from the GNU Press.

A tentative schedule of the conference is as follows:

  • 9:00 a.m. EDT: Conference begins with keynotes from Amin Bandali, Sacha Chua, and Emacs maintainer John Wiegley.
  • 9:30 a.m. EDT: "User-related" conference track begins, with talks from Sachin Patil, Parham Doustdar, and Marcin Swieczkowski in addition to the lightning talks.
  • 12:00 p.m. EDT: "Development" conference track begins, with talks from Jonathan Chu, Howard Abrams, Damien Cassou, and Matt Ray.
  • 4:00 p.m. EDT: "Future" conference track begins, with talks from Greg Farough and Perry Metzger.
  • 4:50 p.m. EDT: Closing remarks, with dinner provided by the FSF.

A small raffle will be conducted after the conclusion of each conference track, and Emacs stickers will be free for all attendees!

Although attendance is gratis, space is very limited, so please be sure to send an RSVP to as soon as possible to secure your spot.

Please be aware that by RSVPing to the event you are agreeing to abide by our conference safe space policy.

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