SFD:

2015/UK/Manchester

About Manchester

About the groups involved

About ManLUG

Manchester Linux User Group (ManLUG) is one of the UK's oldest LUGs and have an active group of people giving support and sharing knowledge.

About Manchester Free Software

Manchester Free Software (MFS) aims to promote the free software philosophy, centred in Manchester. We provide a friendly and accessible community to learn about and discuss free software.

Event

Our aim for Software Freedom Day (SFD) is to celebrate software freedom, and to engage with and encourage personal computer users, local businesses, government bodies and other groups to use Free Software and to promote the Free Software philosophy.

What?

The event will be a party celebrating Free Software. There will be talks, chat and demos with food and drink available from the bar. The event will be relaxed and friendly and will be inclusive of those wanting to get into Free Software.

When?

1pm - 5pm (13:00-17:00). Saturday, 19th September 2015.

Where?

Terrace, next to Madlab on Edge Street in the Northern Quarter.

Parking?

The venue parking facilities are not amazing. There are parking meter bays on the street but its very expensive, only really good for a short stop. There are paid parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap centred on Terrace, though we can't vouch for how good they are. A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP. If you can't decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale.

Public Transport?

Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to Terrace, see OpenStreetMap centred on Terrace. Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach Station are not too far either.







2014/UK/Manchester

About Manchester

About the groups involved

About ManLUG

Manchester Linux User Group (ManLUG) is one of the UK's oldest LUGs and have an active group of people giving support and sharing knowledge.

About Manchester Free Software

Manchester Free Software (MFS) aims to promote the free software philosophy, centred in Manchester. We provide a friendly and accessible community to learn about and discuss free software.

Event

Our aim for Software Freedom Day (SFD) is to celebrate software freedom, and to engage with and encourage personal computer users, local businesses, government bodies and other groups to use Free Software and to promote the Free Software philosophy.

What?

The event will be a party celebrating Free Software. There will be talks, chat and demos with food and drink available from the bar. The event will be relaxed and friendly and will be inclusive of those wanting to get into Free Software.

When?

Midday - 4pm (12:00-16:00). Saturday, 20th September 2014.

Where?

The Castle Hotel in the Northern Quarter.

66 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LE.

0161 237 9485

Parking?

The venue parking facilities are not amazing. There are parking meter bays on the street but its very expensive, only really good for a short stop. There are paid parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap centred on The Castle Hotel, though we can't vouch for how good they are. A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP. If you can't decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale.

Public Transport?

Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to The Castle Hotel, see OpenStreetMap centred on The Castle Hotel. Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach Station are not too far either.







2013/UK/Manchester

About Manchester

About Manchester Free Software

Manchester Free Software (MFS) aims to promote the free software philosophy, centred in Manchester. We provide a friendly and accessible community to learn about and discuss free software.

Event Aim

Our aim for Software Freedom Day (SFD) is to celebrate software freedom, and to engage with and encourage personal computer users, local businesses, government bodies and other groups to use Free Software and to promote the Free Software philosophy.

When?

11am - 4pm. Saturday, 21st September 2013.

Where?

The Castle Hotel in the Northern Quarter.

66 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LE. 0161 237 9485.

Parking?

The venue parking facilities are not amazing. There are parking meter bays on the street but its very expensive, only really good for a short stop. There are paid parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap centred on The Castle Hotel, though we can't vouch for how good they are. A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP. If you can't decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale.

Public Transport?

Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to The Castle Hotel, see OpenStreetMap centred on The Castle Hotel. Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach Station are not too far either.







Details from 2011

Progress

Preparations are under way for SFD2011 in Manchester. The date and venue have been arranged. We have organised several activities and helpers. We are arranging more activities and helpers. If you would like to help with the event then please contact us at fsuk-manchester-team@nongnu.org .

When?

Saturday, 17th September 2011.

11am to 5pm.

Where?

Madlab - Manchester Digital Laboratory, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN.

"(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)"

Parking?

The venue parking facilities are not amazing. There are parking meter bays on the street but its very expensive, only really good for a short stop. There are paid parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab, though we can't vouch for how good they are. A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP, NCP parking around Madlab. If you can't decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale.

Public Transport?

Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram station and Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab. Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach Station are not too far either.

What?

What

Who

Moodle Demonstrations

"Mark White" < markwhite@mdpuk.com >

Robots and Arduinos on Free Software

HACMan http://hacman.org.uk/

Recycled Computers with Free Software and Support

green h http://www.greenh.co.uk/

PCs running Free Software for you to try

Friendly Free Software Helpers

GNU/Linux and other Free Software CDs

Friendly Free Software Helpers

Linux Magazines

Provided by Linux New Media

Free Software Books, Stickers and Badges

Friendly Free Software Helpers

More to come

Friendly Free Software Helpers

Who?

Who

What

Michael Dorrington

Team Leader

Llewyn Máire

Organiser

Luke Taylor

Helper

"Mark White" < markwhite@mdpuk.com >

Moodle Demonstrator

HACMan http://hacman.org.uk/

Robot Engineers

Des

green h http://www.greenh.co.uk/

More to come

Helpers

Post event

After the event we will go for drinks and food to continue the informal discussions. This will be at location(s) decided on the day.


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