September 16th, 2015
CPOSC 2015 October 17th, 2015 Lancaster, PA
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.
August 17th, 2015
Saturday August 22nd, 9AM
1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA –
FOSSCON will be held Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 in Center City- Philadelphia at the Friends Center.
FOSSCON is a free and open source software conference that include talks and workshops on topics including development, community building, hackerspace activities, and more.
An all day Linux Install Fest. Local Linux celeb ESR.
Check out the schedule.
Doors open at 9am. Hospitality suite will have bagels, pastry and coffee.
NTR will have laptops available for a $20 donation for you to install Linux on.
June 29th, 2015
We’re happy to announce two major events in this years move towards FOSSCON 2015.
First, our speaker list has been published, and we’re looking forward to some fantastic talks this year. You can take a look at http://www.fosscon.us/speakers
Second, we’ve opened up registration and we encourage you to register today: http://www.eventbee.com/v/fosscon2015 .
Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you at FOSSCON!
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: