There are many Debianistas in New York City. If you are interested in Debian or Free Software, get in touch with us.
IRC channel: #debian-nyc on irc.debian.org (OFTC)
We often have meetups at Pacific Standard in Brooklyn. For details, check the mailing list.
To be informed of these events, join our mailing list. Consider subscribing to the event calendar as well.
What's in a package workshop, October 27, 2010. Accomplished! We will have a workshop on configuration management of clusters of machines in February (probably)
The second Novice Night, January 18th, 18:30 -- 22:00 Accomplished! We will have another in Feburary or March.
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What do we do?
In order to build a community, we occasionally hold workshops for the NYC area. They vary from things for total beginners, to users of Debian, to advanced topics. Check /Workshops for more information, including a list of all past workshops.
Novice Nights are a night where we explicitely invite newcomers to get help installing, configuring, or learning about Debian. See DebianNYC/NoviceNights for more information, they are currently still in the tentative/planning stages and none have happened yet.
Occasionally, we'll gather in a bar to hang out and have fun.
The Debian-NYC team was successful in getting the bid for DebConf10, in 2010, for New York City. The website is/was http://debconf10.debconf.org and our planning occurred via the DebConf wiki. There were separate (but heavily overlapping) DebConf10 mailing list and IRC channel.
DebConf10 is all wrapped up and done now. It was lots of fun.
As part of our plan to take over the world, we encourage visitors to come by so that we can share knowledge, stories, and fun. If you'll be around the area, let us know by mail or IRC (above). We can arrange social events or keysignings while you are here.
Travel / Accommodations
Hostelling International, Upper West Side
NY Loft Hostel, Williamsburg
- NYC Hostels or Broadway Hotel and Hostel (Upper west side)
- LGA most convenient for domestic flights. Walk outside the terminal (arrival/baggage claim level), follow the signs to "public buses" (only visible outside). You will come to the MTA bus stop. You want the M60 bus to get to Columbia/Morningside heights area, but other buses connect to subways in Queens. You need to buy a metrocard before you get on: go inside the terminal to the metrocard vending machine there (or, they accept exact change in quarters).
- JFK and EWR (Newark) are about equally convenient for getting to the city, but from JFK can be cheaper if you take a longer route to the city.
Members of Debian-NYC
- Brian Gupta
Kevin Mark [KevinMark]
- Richard Darst
- Hans-Christoph Steiner
- (fill in names here)