Freenix GNUz

Hello, we meet monthly at the South Library ICT lab, 66 Colombo St, to share/discuss/promote/support FOSS*.

SFD has been our annual larger FOSS promotion day since we started in 2004, as Team Christchurch SFD.

See our event poster here: http://www.infohelp.co.nz/sfd20.html

See our Meetup event here: https://www.meetup.com/Chchtech/events/273085370/

Find us also here: https://www.facebook.com/TeamChristchurchSFD

* Do come say hi on 19 Sept from 10am and learn about software freedom, with Free and Open-Source Software!

SFD20 Event Report

* We significantly grew Software Freedom Day attendance on that of the previous two years, which had been absolute minimal.

* We combined the activities of two community tech groups (one old, one new from 2020) to do this.

* We discussed and confirmed systems for increasing continued FOSS community activity, combined.

* We recognised the necessity to implement and focus on online conferencing capacity, as a constant feature of our meetings, e.g. https://bigbluebutton.org / http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/VideoConferencing etc (viz covid-19 limits and global convenience).

* We acknowledged the significance of Minecraft culture as recreational, educational and social connecting tool, of interest for all age groups.

* We planned towards growing meetings and adoption of a Hytale culture, to improve upon Minecraft's within two years, for SFD22: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hytale + https://hytale.com - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minecraft

* We hope to attract commercial FOSS service providers to our expo event and would expand or relocate our demonstration space accordingly.

* Our SFD20 pix are added here: https://www.meetup.com/Chchtech/events/273085370/

Ongoing Meetings

Our meetings twice monthly in person, and weekly online, are listed here:

* First Wednesday night monthly 7.30pm-9.30pm - ref. http://www.infohelp.co.nz/glu.html &

* Third Saturday afternoon monthly 12pm-4pm - ref. https://www.meetup.com/Chchtech/events/ &

* Monday-Thursday weekly random night 7pm-10pm online - starting 30/9/20 https://www.meetup.com/Chchtech/events/273521930/ & next 7/10/20 https://www.meetup.com/Chchtech/events/273623883/ (at GNU/Linux Users monthly meeting, online link)

... We look forward to meeting you for Software Freedom Day 2021! Do join us. Many thanks.

(SFD page instructions, as supplied:)

Team Name

(Describe what you do, confirm date and time and specify the address so people know where to go.)

Team Christchurch SFD


SFD: 2020/New Zealand/Christchurch/GNUz (last edited 2020-10-06 21:24:54 by RikTindall)