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1.  Project Description

The Gentoo Events project ("events") is the official Gentoo project for coordinating Gentoo's presence at various events hosted by the Free Software Community. This includes trade shows and developer meetings. By providing a single project to attempt to coordinate the Gentoo presence at events, it is hoped that Gentoo will present a more uniform and informed showing.

2.  Project Goals

The goal of the Gentoo Events project is to coordinate the Gentoo presence at these events. This includes things such as procuring hardware, assisting developers in their travel and accomodations needs, obtaining printed press materials and release media, obtaining posters and flyers, and generally helping to ensure that our involvement in the event is a positive one that puts Gentoo in a good light, as well as making sure we have fun doing it.

3.  Developers

Developer Nickname Role
sping Member ( Misc )

All developers can be reached by e-mail using

4.  Events

Upcoming Events

If you wish to have your event listed here, please contact the Events team and specify the dates, location, and most importantly, a contact person/address. Someone from the Events team will contact you back.

Event Location Date Contact Further information

Past Events

Here is a non-exhaustive list of events in which Gentoo was represented.

Event Location Date Contact Further information
28c3 Germany, Berlin 2011-12-27 .. 2011-12-30 chithanh See the 28c3 Wiki for more details.
LinuxTag 2011 Germany, Berlin 2011-05-11 .. 2011-05-14 a3li See the Gentoo e.V. wiki for more details.
27c3 Germany, Berlin 2010-12-27 .. 2010-12-30 a3li See the 27c3 Wiki for more details.
OpenRheinRuhr 2010 Germany, Oberhausen 2010-11-13 .. 2010-11-14 tove See the Wiki for more details.
Athens Digital Week Greece, Athens, Gazi, Technopolis 2010-10-07 .. 2010-10-10 tampakrap Gentoo presentation and participation in "Distro War" session
FrOSCon Germany, St. Augustin (nearby Bonn) 2010-08-21 .. 2010-08-22 tove See the Wiki for more details.
Ottawa Linux Symposium Canada, ON, Ottawa, Ottawa Westin Hotel 2010-06-13 .. 2010-06-16 robbat2 BoF session entitled "State of Gentoo"
LinuxTag Germany, Berlin 2010-06-09 .. 2010-06-12 sping
Chemnitzer Linux-Tage Germany, Chemnitz 2010-03-13 .. 2010-03-14 sping
FOSDEM 2010 Belgium, Brussels 2010-02-06 .. 2010-02-07 ?
26c3 Germany, Berlin 2009-12-27 .. 2009-12-30 sping
OpenExpo Zurich/Winterthur Switzerland, Bern 2009-09-23 .. 2009-09-24 dev-zero, dertobi123
FrOSCon Germany, St. Augustin (nearby Bonn) 2009-08-22 .. 2009-08-23 patrick
Gentoo Summer Camp Russia Russia, Bologye 2009-08-01 .. 2009-08-02 Camp Website
Ottawa Linux Symposium Canada, Ottawa 2009-07-13 .. 2009-07-17 robbat2 BoF session
LinuxTag Germany, Berlin 2009-06-24 .. 2009-06-27 rbu
Grazer Linuxtag Austria, Graz 2009-04-25 amne, dertobi123
OpenExpo Bern Switzerland, Bern 2009-04-01 .. 2009-04-02 dev-zero, dertobi123 Booth confirmed
Chemnitzer Linux-Tage Germany, Chemnitz 2009-03-14 .. 2009-03-15 amne Booth confirmed, if you want to help poke amne or dertobi123.
SCALE Los Angeles, USA 2009-02-20 .. 2009-02-22 omp Per our request, our booth has been cancelled. No developers will be able to attend.
FOSDEM Belgium, Brussels 2009-02-07 .. 2009-02-08 dertobi123, grobian Booth confirmed, see the Wiki for more details.
25c3 Germany, Berlin 2008-12-27 .. 2008-12-30 dertobi123 No booth or something like that, we'll have a dinner with Gentoo people on 27th, poke dertobi123. Bangalore, India - - -
Ottawa Linux Symposium Canada, Ottawa 2008-07-23 .. 2009-07-26 robbat2 BoF session
LinuxTag (booth accepted, no talks) Germany, Berlin 2008-05-28 .. 2008-05-31 Robert Buchholz
Open Source Expo 08 (talk, no booth) Germany, Karlsruhe 2008-05-25 .. 2008-05-26 Tobias Scherbaum
Grazer Linuxtag Austria, Graz 2008-04-19 Wernfried Haas, Tobias Scherbaum
OpenExpo Switzerland, Bern 2008-03-12 .. 2008-03-13 Tiziano Muller, Tobias Scherbaum
Chemnitzer Linuxtage Germany, Chemnitz 2008-03-01 .. 2008-03-02 Tobias Scherbaum, Robert Buchholz
FOSDEM Belgium, Brussels 2008-02-23 .. 2008-02-24 Markus Ullmann, Tobias Scherbaum
Florida Linux Show USA, Florida, Jacksonville 2008-02-11 William Thomson
SCALE USA, California, Los Angelos 2008-02-08 .. 2008-02-10 David Shakaryan 2008 Australia, Victoria, Melbourne 2008-01-28 .. 2008-02-02 Mark Kowarsky
FOSS.IN 2007 Bangalore, India 2007-12-04 .. 2007-12-08 Anant Narayanan
FrOSCon Germany, St. Augustin 2007-08-25 .. 2007-08-26 tove
FOSSCON USA, CA, San Diego 2007-08-11 .. 2007-08-12 Christel Dahlskjaer
Linux World Conference and Expo USA, CA, San Fransico 2007-08-06 .. 2007-08-09 Daniel Ostrow
Gentoo UK 2007 UK, London 2007-06-14 Peter Weller
"Computer Fair and OS meeting" France, Maubeuge 2007-06-02 .. 2007-06-03 dimitry
"Chemnitzer Linuxtage" Germany, Chemnitz 2007-03-03 .. 2007-03-04 Tobias Scherbaum
LinuxForum Denmark, Copenhagen 2007-03-02 .. 2007-03-03 Alexander Færøy
Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting Belgium, Brussels 2007-02-24 .. 2007-02-25 Dimitry Bradt
Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) USA, CA, Los Angeles 2007-02-10 .. 2007-02-11 Christel Dahlskjaer
Free and Open Source Software, India (FOSS.IN) Bangalore, India 2006-11-24 .. 2006-11-26 Shyam Mani
Linux World Conference and Expo Germany, Cologne 2006-11-14 .. 2006-11-16 Christian Hartmann
Journées du Logiciel Libre (JDLL) France, Lyon 2006-10-13 .. 2006-10-14 Alexandre Buisse
Linux World Conference and Expo USA, CA, San Fransisco 2006-08-14 .. 2006-08-17 Daniel Ostrow
Open Source Convention (OSCON) USA, OR, Portland 2006-07-24 .. 2006-07-28 Donnie Berkholz
Ottawa Linux Symposium Canada, Ottawa 2006-07-19 .. 2006-07-22 Patrick McLean
Gentoo UK Conference UK, London 2006-07-08 Daniel Drake
Libre Software Meeting France, Nancy 2006-07-04 .. 2006-07-08 Damien Krotkine
GNOME User and Developer European Conference (GUADEC) Spain, Vilanova 2006-06-24 .. 2006-06-30 Daniel Drake
Free and Open Source Conference (FrOSCon) Germany, Sankt Augustin 2006-06-24 .. 2006-06-25 Sebastian Bergmann
Linux World Conference and Expo USA, MA, Boston 2006-04-03 .. 2006-04-06 Daniel Ostrow
Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting Belgium, Brussels 2006-02-25 .. 2006-02-26 Chris Gianelloni

5.  Media


This is a listing of files that can be used for your events.

Large Poster CVS repo


Page updated August 29, 2010

Summary: The Free Software Community is colored with many happenings and events. Very important on such events is the availability of the major players, including distributions. This subproject tries to cover all events where Gentoo can present itself.

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