Paul L. Snyder on 30 Apr 2011 10:53:02 -0700

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[PLUG] [plug-announce] FOSSCON - Saturday, July 23, 2011 - Philadelphia, PA

Fosscon is in Philly this year!  Check the announcement below for


Hello PLUG, we're having a conference!

This years Fosscon is being held right in Central Philadelphia, at the
Basekamp space ( at 723 chestnut st, 2nd floor
Philadelphia.  The event is on Saturday July 23rd. Doors open at 8am
with the first talk at 10am.  Basekamp is a few minutes walk from Market
East station and paid parking lots are available in the vicinity.

Fosscon is a community-organized conference with talks on topics of
interest to all enthusiasts of free and open source software, ranging
from using FOSS in business, to the ethics and concepts surrounding
FOSS, to technical talks on your favorite FOSS projects. Join  us for a
day of talks, discussion, and fun along with other members of the FOSS

This year the keynote is being given by Elizabeth Krumbach, whom many of
us know and remember as being a very active part of PLUG, organizing
meetings, and making things happen. Elizabeth has been organizing Linux
events since 2003 and currently works as a Debian Systems Administrator
at She is also on the Ubuntu Community Council and now
living in San Francisco where she is on the Board for the non-profit which puts Ubuntu desktops into schools.

Fosscon is free for attendees. If you're interested in attending, visit to sign up. Space is limited!

Interested in helping? We need about half a dozen volunteers to help out
during the event.  Volunteers will have the opportunity to attend most
talks, so please, come help us out.

Interested in speaking? We're looking for talks with a FOSS slant on
topics such as systems administration, development, managing a foss
project, using FOSS in business or eduction, and more! Please submit the
following if you are interested in speaking.

  1. Name, title, address, email and phone number,

  2. Short biography, qualification, occupation, achievement and
     affiliations (limit 150 words).

  3. Summary or abstract for your presentation (limit 150 words)
     including a draft copy of presentation/paper

  4. Time (40-60 minutes). Include time for discussion and questions

  5. Technical requirements (video, internet, wireless, audio, etc.)

Please submit your talks to by Friday June 24th
2011.  We hope to see you there.

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