April 27th, 2015
FOSSCON is a Philly local open source convention.
This year it will be held August 22nd at the Friends Meeting Center in Center City Philadelphia.
Info for the event:
The CALL for papers is now open. If you would like to give a presentation, or run a workshop, please enter a submission. It’s your local conference, make it your own.
Call for paper submission form:
Hope to see and HEAR you there.
September 29th, 2014
CPOSC registration is open. The speaker and session info are
trickling onto the website.
Central PA Open Source Conference 2014
The Central PA Open Source Conference (CPOSC) is a one-day technical conference for open source users and developers. Presentations and sessions cover all aspects of open source, with talks ranging from novice to expert skill levels.
Join us for a day of learning from, and meeting, your technology peers.
|Friend of CPOSC
September 22nd, 2014
Call for papers still open. (HURRY)
Give a talk.
See a talk.
Tell a friend.
July 28th, 2014
FOSSCON 2014 Saturday August 9th 9:00am to 4:00pm
at the Franklin Institute, Phila. PA
See http://fosscon.us/ for more info.
Register here: https://secure.fosscon.us/
(RSVP with FREE registration)
NEW for 2014 – Amateur Radio License Testing!
Please register at above secure registration link.
**Testing info: All applicants (including minors) must bring two means
of positive identification.
Licensed applicants must bring the original, and one photocopy, of
You should also bring the original and a copy of any Certificate of
Successful Completion of
Examination (CSCE) needed to prove current status. A fee of $15 will
be charged for all tests,
payable at test to Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club.
Hackerspaces, Workshops, Developers and more!!!!!
**Hackathon starts Friday.
See here: http://hackfosscon.challengepost.com/
LoCo Team: Installfest, as usual.
June 18th, 2014
Sometimes A Simple Computer Is The Best
If you’re one of those folks who doesn’t want to fork over giant stacks of money for the latest whiz-bang gizmo with all the most fashionable bells, whistles, and doo-dads, .. If, in other words, your computing needs are fairly simple, so there’s no sense wasting a lot of computer power when a simple machine will do the trick just fine, then NTR’s Computer Thrift Store has what you like!
For just $99, our Linux PC will get you surfing the Net and doing your email without distracting you with irrelevant features. It has a moderate amount of memory (512 MB of RAM), a moderate amount of disk space (40 GB), and it runs an open source document suite you can use to write letters, etc, without a lot of fuss. It runs on Linux, not Windows, but since your computing needs are simple, this is exactly what you want. This machine comes with a 90-day drop-off warranty. (Even the warranty is simple: No packing and shipping.)
So, if you’re one of those folks with modest computing needs, we hope you’ll come home to NTR’s Computer Thrift Store!
1524 Brandywine Street
Philadelphia PA 19130
Our summer 2014 hours of operation are Tue-Fri, 10-6.
Visit us! http://www.ntrweb.org
Follow us! http://www.twitter.com/NTRPhiladelphia
Like us! https://www.facebook.com/NTR.Services.and.Thrift
And actually, they are much more than simple. Linux, by default is not
as resource hungry as the other operating systems.
Look at all you get: http://lubuntu.net/
Couple that with the Linux Community, specifically
http://ubuntupennsylvania.org/ The Ubuntu PA Local Community Team and
all of it’s resources. IRC, Forums, Mailing list, etc. and the world
Humble, some of us.
Powerful Operating System.
More info on the ‘modest’ computer:
December 10th, 2013
=== Ubuntu Events Coming Up! ===
Jono Bacon informs us that every release cycle, a number of events are
organized that bring the community together to create things, share
ideas and knowledge, and more. Details of the latest planned events
are as follows:
* Ubuntu App Development Sprint – 12th December
* Ubuntu App Developer Week – 20th to 25th January
* Ubuntu Developer Week – 3rd to 7th March
* Ubuntu Global Jam – 4th to 6th April
* Ubuntu Open Week – 21st to 25th April
Those interested in helping with the events can let Jono know in the
comments section of his blog post.
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 346 for the week
December 2 – 8, 2013.
== Links to UWN ==
* Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue346
October 13th, 2013
What is CPOSC?
The Central PA Open Source Conference (CPOSC) is a small, low-cost, one-day conference about all things Open Source. It was started in 2008 by a few of the members of the Central PA Linux User Group and theCentral PA Ruby Meetup.
Will there be a CPOSC this year?
Oh, yes! CPOSC 2013 wil be held on Saturday October 19th, 2013! It will be held at the IU13 Conference Center in Lancaster, PA.
More Info: http://cposc.org/
Sat Oct 19th
August 17th, 2013
Another great Fosscon is now done. Thanks Jonathan and Crissi for all the hard work you do all year to make this event happen. I’d also like to thank all of the staff that assists with this event. Finally, I’d like to thank all that support and attend this local event.
The Ubuntu Local Community Team always sponsors an Installfest at Fosscon. This year, we had an open Installfest. Any distro that wanted, could represent themselves and be part of the Installfest.
Fedora stepped up to that challenge. Ben and his wife drove all the way from North Carolina to represent Fedora. They are wonderful people and wonderful advocates. It was a pleasure working with them.
The Installfest yielded 2 new installs and 1 issue resolution (performed by the Fedora Team). The 2 new installs came via NTR.
Many Ubuntu-US-PA members, alumni and friends were among the attendees at Fosscon. Some were speakers.
Alumna Elizabeth Joseph was a speaker.
Member Brent Saner was a speaker.
Friend/Member by default, Walt Mankowski was a speaker.
Exhibitors and Sponsors entertained and informed all.
Even Sunday, the day after Fosscon, some met at Hive76 for an impromptu Hackfest.
Project.Phree, point.io, and Ecere were represented at the Hackfest on Sunday.
Each year gets bigger and better. Help us keep this going.