Software Freedom Day Meeting 2016

Sep 17 2016 10:00
Sep 17 2016 16:30

Electron Workshop 31 Arden Street, North Melbourne.

There will not be a regular LUV Beginners workshop for the month of September. Instead, you're going to be in for a much bigger treat!

This month, Free Software Melbourne[1], Linux Users of Victoria[2] and Electron Workshop[3] are joining forces to bring you the local Software Freedom Day event for Melbourne.

The event will take place on Saturday 17th September between 10am and 4:30pm at:

Electron Workshop
31 Arden Street, North Melbourne.

We will be demonstrating GNU/Linux distributions. You will also get to see free software games on the big screen - bring your laptops (and perhaps a mouse) if you want to help put some of them to a mutiplayer test! Newcomers will also be able to get help trying out and installing GNU/Linux on their machines, and can learn more about free software.

We will have several guest speakers throughout the day with talks on Free Software in Schools, Open Street Map and more! There will be a lunch break and tea, coffee and light snacks will also be provided throughout the day. This is the a family friendly event, please invite anyone that is interested as the more people that are involved the more the positive effects can be spread.

10:00am - Doors Open
11:00am - Information and communication technology & Free software in Schools
12:00pm - Matt Cienga and Open Street Map Applications
1:00pm - Free and Open Source Community Gathering
1:30pm - Lunch in North Melbourne (not catered)
2:30pm - To be advised
3:30pm - Games and workshops
4:15pm - Round up of the day

More information about the event is available on the Software Freedom Day Melbourne website:

The day should be both educational and a lot of fun. Please spread the word, and we'll see you there!


Electron Workshop is on the south side of Arden Street, about half way between Errol Street and Leveson Street. Public transport: 57 tram, nearest stop at corner of Errol and Queensberry Streets; 55 and 59 trams run a few blocks away along Flemington Road; 402 bus runs along Arden Street, but nearest stop is on Errol Street. On a Saturday afternoon, some car parking should be available on nearby streets.

LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the Trinity College venue.

Linux Users of Victoria Inc., is an incorporated association, registration number A0040056C.


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