Talking up the GGD on 2CC

You might like to tune in to 2CC with Mark Parton tomorrow (Wednesday) morning around 7:30. Why? Because I'll be there, talking up the girl geek dinners!

Radio 2CC with Mark Parton
Senator Kate Lundy, Google, and the Girl Geeks
If you've just landed here from Senator Kate Lundy's website, welcome! You will find all the nitty gritty details about the Google dinner on 14 October, and a form to RSVP, right here.

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Software Freedom Day - 19 September
Saturday 19 September is International Software Freedom Day. Software Freedom Day aims to promote and inform about programs that are freely available to everyone to install and use. You may be using some of these well known programs:

* Firefox - Web browser
* Thunderbird - Mail client
* Open Office - An office suite for word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics, databases and more.
* Scribus - Desktop publishing
* Inkscape - Drawing program
* Gimp - Image editing
* VLC - Media player

To help you become familiar with these and others there are two events organised over two weekends.

Event 1: The Stall

Come to the Software Freedom Day Stall where we’ll be handing out free software as well as demonstrating and discussing the software available. If you have any questions about Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) this is a good place to start. Come and have talk to a local expert, or try one of the programs one one of the demonstration machines. Free CDs will be handed out (while available) and many examples of FOSS software for use on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Location: Computer Markets, Old Bus Depot Markets
Date: Saturday, 19th September 2009
Time: 10am to 2pm

Event 2: Install Fest
If you want help installing your free software, or just want to ask some more questions, then come along to the install fest. Bring your
computer and your questions to:

Location: Room N101, Ground Floor, Computer Science and Information Technology building, ANU
Date: Saturday, 26th September 2009
Time: 10am to 3pm

For more information:

General information. http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/
Information about the Canberra events http://softwarefreedomday.org/teams/Canberra
Information on some of the programs being given away http://www.theopendisc.com/programs/
Open Source as alternative http://www.osalt.com/
One of the distributions of Linux available on the day http://www.ubuntu.com/
Another distribution of Linux available on the day http://fedoraproject.org/

Contact Details
Organiser Paul Wayper
Email paulway@mabula.net
Phone 6251 5257
Have you missed me?
After a couple of months off, which (due to illness) turned into a couple too many months off ... GGD Canberra is back!

And not just that, but we're back with a sponsor, does it get any better than this?

And so now it's full-steam ahead into planning for GGD #3. Keep your eyes peeled, set up your RSS feed, and make sure you're signed up for the mailing list. Then just hang on for the ride ...

Watch this space!
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