Jonathan Simpson on 11 Jul 2012 11:04:13 -0700

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[PLUG] Fosscon 2012 in Philadelphia, in one month.

Hi plug. Just a reminder this is coming up in just a month. Fosscon is held in Philadelphia, and is well attended by PLUG members and other local techies.

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

For information on sponsoring, visit

For information on exhibiting, visit

To register for fosscon, visit 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 gift.

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

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