Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society celebrates Software Freedom Day on September 20th

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS), will be celebrating Software Freedom Day (SFD) 2008 on Saturday September 20th, 2008 from 9am to 5pm at the Old Fire Station Building, National Library, Port of Spain. Everyone is welcome to attend this Software Freedom Day event.

We will be having scheduled presentations with giveaways and booths showing various aspects of free and open source software. Admission is free and while stocks last, attendees will receive free software CDs.

View Scheduled Presentations at SFD 2008 :
http://www.ttcsweb.org/articles/sfd/ttcs_sfd2008_presentation_schedule.pdf

For more details, visit the SFD website at
http://www.ttcsweb.org/sfd

If you are attending SFD 2008, complete the TTCS SFD attendence form :
http://www.ttcsweb.org/sfd2008attendence

About Software Freedom Day

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a global, grassroots effort to educate the public about the importance of software freedom as well as the virtues and availability of Free and Open Source Software. The non-profit company Software Freedom International (http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/) coordinates SFD at a global level. Volunteer teams from all over the world organise the localised SFD events for the third Saturday in September.

The Software Freedom Day event in 2007 hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society received a “highly commended” award out of 200 international teams from the Software Freedom Day organisation.

Additional information about the Trinidad and Tobago Software Freedom Day event in Port of Spain can be found at http://ttcsweb.org/

Software Freedom Day 2008 event planning for TTCS

Software Freedom Day (SFD) 2008 will be on September 20th, 2008 and the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS ; http://ttcsweb.org/ ) needs your help.

What is Software Freedom Day?

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a global, grassroots effort to educate the public about the availability and benefits of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Local teams around the world organise and have events
on the third Saturday in September.

Software Freedom Day is on September 20th, 2008. We need to plan now and

  • decide what to do
  • locate a suitable venue
  • promote the meeting once the venue and format of SFD 2008 is confirmed

The TTCS wiki page is available to assist with planning at http://files.ttcs.tt/ttcs-wiki-sfd2008-planning.pdf

Local Linux users, Windows users, Mac users, fans of open source software, everyone is welcome to assist with this project.

If you :

  • can help us with these tasks
  • have ideas and suggestions
  • would like to volunteer to help with planning SFD 2008 in Trinidad
  • would like to volunteer to help on the actual day(s)

please go to the planning page for further information and/or to add your contribution : the TTCS SFD 2008 wiki page at http://files.ttcs.tt/ttcs-wiki-sfd2008-planning.pdf and email admin at ttcsweb.org. Notes of meetings will be posted to the planning page with the first virtual one scheduled for July 27, 2008.

Further details will be posted to the SFD2008-planning page as well as via email to those persons interested in helping with SFD2008.

In 2007, the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society’s entry for SFD 2007 received a “highly commended” award from the Software Freedom Day organisation! Information about that event can be found here:

TTCS submission for Software Freedom Day 2007 receives “highly commended” award

The Software Freedom Day (SFD) Competition 2007 results have been announced by the Software Freedom Day organisation and the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society’s entry for SFD 2007 received a “highly commended” award from the Software Freedom Day organisation!