|Sent on:||Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:45 AM|
For full information please see the official announcement and wiki page at: http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2012/USA/NY/NYC#preview The 5th annual Software Freedom Day NYC will take place on Saturday September 15, 2012 from 7-10 pm. The New York celebratory event will be held this year at ITP (NYU's school for the Interactive Telecommunications Program) located at 721 Broadway (between 8th Street & Washington Place.) As in previous years this will be a celebration of the merits and successes of free software, with food & drinks and a short program of speakers. This is also a "hack friendly" event; we have 2 large breakout rooms so bring your laptop to demonstrate a project you're working on or engage in informal collaboration. At 8:30 pm there will be a short program including presentations. Tentatively scheduled are: Freedom Box -- presented by James Vasille of the Software Freedom Law Center "Wikipedia Takes Manhattan” -- presented by Wikimedia NYC (following up on this afternoon’s photo-walk departing Bowling Green at 3pm, and arriving at ITP at 7pm) Occupy <3s Open Source -- presented by TechOps of the NYCGA (NYC General Assembly) as well as short talks on leading free software projects and distributions. After this program there will be a reception, including, of course, a key signing.