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Project Night / Hangout Night


  • Akamai has generously agreed to provide space and 'free as in food' for this meeting. Thank you to our sponsor!

Meeting Description

In the spirit of summer, we're going to make our August 7 meeting a bit more free form with opportunities to get (and give) help, as well as to socialize with other users of free & open source software.

You are encouraged to bring your laptop.  If you are working on a project, e.g. getting a GNU/Linux distro up & running, learning some new software, configuring privacy protection, trying to configure something, etc., bring it with you to work on.  We'll try to match you up with other attendees who might be able to help.

If you email me in advance of the meetup with your issue, I'll try my best to have someone available to assist.

If you don't have a specific project, please still come to socialize and help others.  I'd also love to hear your ideas for future meetup events. Even in today's virtual society, there is no substitute for meeting face to face.

This is also a good opportunity to bring a friend.  Is there someone in your life that you think could benefit from switching to free software? Everyone! ;-)  Invite them along and give them an opportunity to speak to other users and hear from different perspectives.

Transportation & Parking

The Akamai office is a short walk from the Kendall Square T stop and other public transportation.

Metered parking is normally available near our location.

Talks & Lightening Talks

Want to give a talk or lightening talk at one of our meetups?  Please email me.

Lightening talks can be very short and informal.  Perhaps there is a project you want the group's feedback on or something cool you'd like to share or a problem you want to bring more attention to...we'd love to hear from you.

More Events & Announcements

Federico Talks About OpenStack
Wednesday, August 21 at MIT

Open Hardware Summit
Friday, September 6 at MIT

Software Freedom Day
Saturday, September 21 9:30am - 5:30pm
Details to follow, save the date



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  • Will R.

    @Albert, thanks for the heads up on the Northeast PHP Conference.
    @Dan, if I think of someone in the video space, I'll point them your way.
    @Merejo, agreed and thanks! It was fun hanging out with you last night and eventually we'll figure out that Tascam sound card issue.

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Merejo

    Great group covering a wide range of issues and ideas.You Grow with every Meet up.

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Albert W.

    Just wanted to mention the Northeast PHP Conference is happening August 16-18 at Microsoft NERD:

    August 7, 2013

  • Will R.

    @Randy, @Jeremy, thanks for the updates. We'll hope to see you guys as well at Software Freedom Day on Saturday, September 21.

    August 7, 2013

  • Randy

    Many things to do, so most likely won't make it.

    August 7, 2013

  • Jeremy B.

    A scheduling conflict came up, won't be able to attend; hopefully I can make it next time

    August 7, 2013

  • Will R.

    @Joel, we'll miss you at this meeting, but look forward to seeing you soon. Software Freedom Day is Saturday, September 21 at Cambridge College. I'll be getting more details shortly.

    August 7, 2013

  • Joel S.

    Sorry something came up.

    August 6, 2013

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