Software Freedom Day is only a few short months away. In the past 4 years The Working Centre has held Software Freedom Day 3 times, once in 2008, 2009 and last year in 2011. Kwartzlab held SFD in 2010. Paul Nijjar and I are hoping to hold another Software Freedom Day for the Kitchener / Waterloo region this year, but we need your help! What do we need?
- Presenters: People willing to give a talk on a particular piece of “free as in speech” software, the concept in general, or a related topic, such as how free document formats affect our daily lives.
- Support staff: People who know free software, who know Linux and other “free software” platforms, and can help people with individual questions, do installations, and show others on a 1 to 1 basis how to use free software alternatives to commercial software.
- Design and marketing crew: We need people to help make posters for the event, come up with creative ideas to help get the word out about the event and about free software/free culture.
- Planning staff: People willing to burn lots of CDs and DVDs, help organize speakers, help put up posters to market the event, to come up with other ideas to make Software Freedom Day appealing to a wide audience.
- You: Maybe you have an idea for Software Freedom Day.
In discussions with Paul we decided that if we’re going to hold Software Freedom Day 1 week later than the event is officially scheduled this year. Instead of September 15, 2012, we’re going to hold the event Saturday, September 22, 2012. We decided this date because of other popular events in the region on September 15th. A week earlier is just after students go back to school, so a later date makes lots of sense.
If you’re interested in helping out please Contact us using the form below.