[buug] expanding Europe's Linux Presentation Day to the US
hauke.laging at linux-presentation-day.org
Sun Dec 11 14:34:24 PST 2016
in May 2015 Berlin's Linux user group (BeLUG) has started a new type of event
which has spread quickly all over Europe and recently (for the next event) to
other parts of the world, too: the Linux Presentation Day (LPD)
2015.1: Berlin only
2016.1 & 2016.2: 120+ cities in 15 European countries
2017.1: first locations outside Europe (USA, Canada, New Zealand, probably
Australia and Israel, too; April / May 2017)
Until now there were large LPD events in Germany and Italy only. In most
countries there are only a few locations. But the first LPD in the USA will
probably be a large event, too.
I contact you because you are probably interested in a larger propagation of
The aim of the LPD towards the general public is to provide biannual and
comprehensive information events about Linux for private users who would like
to get a first impression of Linux.
The aim towards the media is to make the event so big (both nationally and
internationally) that the nationwide non-IT media cover it (and thereby Linux)
The aim towards the Linux community is that an LPD event can be very small and
easy to organize (even without costs). The local organizers decide on their
own what their event shall be like; we just make suggestions and offer support
(e.g. free posters and stickers).
You can find a longer description of the concept here:
Are you as an organization interested in participating in the LPD? If not: Are
any of your members interested in helping us bring the LPD to the US?
This event is very useful for finding new members.
(Mr.) Hauke Laging
International phone contact for the Linux Presentation Day:
tel:+49-30-55579620 (13:00–23:00, German and English)
XMPP (Chat with OTR): linux-presentation-day at jabber.ccc.de
OTR: 91626899 1C06F2BD 75EC2441 35C696CE 38F75997
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