[hackerspaces] FOSSCON 2012, August 11th, Philadelphia, PA, USA

PJ Santoro paintjob at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 18:35:22 CEST 2012

To any hackerspaces, project teams, or individuals that may be interested
in attending, presenting, or setting up a table for this event:

Fosscon 2012 will be held Saturday, August 11th, at the Venturef0rth
facility in Central Philadelphia.  This new location provides easy
access from Market East station, has both elevator access, and cool
air conditioning.

This year's keynote will be provided by Bradley M. Kuhn, Executive
Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, who will be speaking on
"Promoting Software Freedom Development via Non-Profits."

Fosscon 2012 is a free and open source software conference, and will
include six general-interest talks, and workshops on topics including
development, community building, hackerspace activities, and more.
Learn about 3D printing, security, and protecting your privacy.
Network with the local tech community and discover new technologies.

The Ubuntu PA group will be hosting an Ubuntu Village, with experts
ready to help you dive into an Ubuntu install and troubleshoot issues.

Hive76 will be offering several workshops, including soldering
workshop, build your own flat panel speaker workshop,  and an intro to
arduino workshop.

Fosscon is also searching for speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors for
this year's event. If you are interested in speaking, please note that
only workshop slots are still available.  These slots are suitable for
in depth courses on how to complete a specific task or just showing
how you've done, built, or scripted something interesting.

For information on speaking, visit http://fosscon.org/speakers.

For information on sponsoring, visit http://fosscon.org/sponsors.

For information on exhibiting, visit http://fosscon.org/exhibits.

To register for fosscon, visit
https://www.wepay.com/events/fosscon-2012. Basic admission is free.
Paid adminssion of $25 helps keep fosscon available to those who are
unable to support us in this way, and will also receive a special

Thanks for reading. We hope to see you there!
The fosscon 2012 team.
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