This page is an attempt to gather detailed information about Debian Local Groups around the world, for integration of that information into Debian infrastructure and also in order to improve the quality and quantity of events and the promoting of Local Groups initiatives.
If you need help setting up or adding your Debian Local Group, come by #debian-localgroups on IRC (OFTC network) or post email to debian-localgroups team mailing list.
If you would like to add a new local group to this page, please enter the short name of your group below, with no spaces. If you are the maintainer of a group page, you are expected to subscribe to both it and the template or subscribe to the RecentChanges RSS feed so that you are notified when your group page is out of sync with the template and more information needs to be added. When editing your group page, please replace the date at the end with @TIME@ so that the current date is added.
Feel free to add any group to this list that deals mostly or primarily with Debian. If you have doubts, add it anyway and do as good a job in the description as you can. Please keep this page organized like it currently is.
Hint: if you need a mailing list for your group please create it on lists.debian.org naming it debian-dug-<groupname> (dug is an acronym for Debian User Group)(no spaces)
- Middle East
- North America
- Central America
- South America
Group Email Address: email@example.com
IRC Channel: #debian-au on irc.debian.org (OFTC)
Description: Australian Debian Group.
Debian Burkina Faso
Location: Vienna, Austria
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
IRC Channel: #debian.or.at
Description: meets every third Thursday in metalab. If you are close drop by - see linked Websites for details.
Geolocation: 48.200 N 16.367 W
Location: nomad, throughout the length and breadth of the country
Group Email Address:
IRC Channel: #debian-catalan on irc.debian.org (OFTC)
Mailing list: Not yet but you can find us at the global catalan mailing list <debian DASH user DASH catalan AT SPAMFREE lists DOT debian DOT org>
Description: At this moment we're planning our first meeting. Join us!
Group Email Address: email@example.com
- #debian-france - Association Debian France
- #debian-fr - Debian technical support in French
Description: We organise meetings, produce goodies, drink wine, etc
Location: Berlin, Germany, Europe
IRC Channel: #debian-berlin
Location: Munich, Germany
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
IRC Channel: #debian-muc
Contact: Michael Ablassmeier <email@example.com>
Description: Meets roughly monthly - or when people are in town and get in touch with us.
Geolocation: 48.150 N 11.583 E
Debian Rhine Area
Location: Düsseldorf and around, Germany
Group Email Address:
Contact: Mechtilde <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Secret "Fetch Every DD Passing Thru Bologna and Take 'em To Dinner" Group
#debian-it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of this group
Location: Bologna, Italy
IRC Channel: #debian-it
Description: Thou Shalt Not Pass For Bologna Without Gaining An Extra Kilo
Geolocation: 44.483 N 11.333 E
Location: Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, ...
Group Email Address: email@example.com
IRC Channel: #debian-nordic
Description: A Debian community for the Nordic region with the goal to bring together people that are interested in, uses, or develops Debian.
IRC Channel: #debian.si on irc.debian.org (OFTC)
Telegram Group: @debianslovenia
Description: Meetings are online on IRC channel; 4 times per year; on every first Wednesday in the following months (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct) at 20:00 CE(S)T.
Debian ZH ("Debian-Treff Zürich")
Geolocation: 47.3812322 N, 8.5331802 E
- About 200m to 300m west of Zurich Main Station and easy to reach if you come by public transport or bicycle.
- Coming by car is not recommended. (If necessary: there are a few public parking slots in front of the restaurant)
IRC Channel: #debian.ch
Contact: Axel Beckert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Description: A monthly real-life gathering of Debian users and developers from the greater Zurich area
Schedule: We gather every first Tuesday of a month — unless that's a public holiday, then it's one week later.
Start and End Time: Gatherings are starting at 18:30, but coming later is fine. Expect it to end between 21:00 and 23:00.
Debian Switzerland Jitsi
Contact: Axel Beckert <email@example.com>
Description: A monthly online gathering of Debian users and developers from Switzerland and nearby.
Schedule: We gather every third Tuesday of a month — unless that's a public holiday, then it's one week later.
Start and End Time: Gatherings are starting at 19:30, but coming later is fine.
Location: The Netherlands
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
IRC Channel: #debian-nl
Contact: Just use the list
Description: Discussion list, mainly used to announce keysigning party's once some non-dutch developer visits the Netherlands.
Geolocation: 52.350 N 4.917 E
Location: United Kingdom/Great Britain/'England'
Group Email Address: email@example.com (sign up at http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/debian-uk)
IRC Channel: #debian-uk
Description: Debian developers and hangers-on in the UK. Meets and exhibitions are organised through this list. By far the largest concentration is in Cambridge so most physical meets happen there, several times a year. Meets in London are quite common, especially when visitors are passing through.
Geolocation: 51.517 N 0.105 W (London) 52.205 N 0.144 E (Cambridge)
Group Email Address:
IRC Channel: #debian-ukraine (on OFTC)
Mailing list: <debian DASH user DASH ukrainian AT SPAMFREE lists DOT debian DOT org>
Contact: <debian DASH user DASH ukrainian AT SPAMFREE lists DOT debian DOT org>, https://linux.org.ua
Description: Debian users and maintainers from Ukraine
Iranian Debian GNU/Linux Users
IRC Channel: #debian-ir
Location: (Greater) Toronto
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
IRC Channel: #thug
Description: We are currently a small group that is growing nicely. We meet every couple months in a convenient location, usually the University of Waterloo. Our current leaders are all Debian developers and GNU Hurd enthusiats.
Geolocation: 33.000 S 151.600 E
Location: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Group Email Address: email@example.com
Description: The University of Waterloo Debian Interest Group is a group of Debianers who meet monthly to learn from each other and discuss the current projects the group has going.
Geolocation: 43.467 N 80.533 W
Location: Montréal, Canada
IRC Channel: #debian-quebec
Mailing list: https://lists.debian.org/debian-dug-quebec/
Description: Our group has been recently organizing a local meeting roughly every two months. We've also been sporadically organizing events such as release and bug squashing parties. In the past, we've organized DebConf17 in Montreal.
CA - California
Southern California Debian
Location: CA, US (Los Angeles, San Diego)
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: http://scd.debian.net/ (If you receive a 403 error, please contact Blars Blarson <email@example.com>. He will be more than happy to explain to you why you are not able to access this web site).
Contact: Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Description: The usual low-traffic mailing list, irregular meetings, key signing
Geolocation: 32.715 N 117.156 W
Bay Area Debian
Location: CA, US (San Francisco Bay area)
Group Email Address: email@example.com
Description: A loose collection of over 100 Debian developers and enthusiasts. Currently has get-togethers on the second Wednesday of most months.
Geolocation: 37.775 N 122.418 W
DC - Washington
Location: Washington, DC, US
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
IRC Channel: #debian-dc
Contact: Aaron M. Ucko <email@example.com>
Description: A dozen or so Debianers (mostly but not exclusively DDs) who meet irregularly (usually by request).
Geolocation: 38.895 N 77.037 W
MA - Massachusetts
Location: Boston, MA, US
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Informal group of Boston/Cambridge-area locals who meet somewhat frequently and for notable occasions like release parties or when other Debian-related folks come to town. The list is mostly pretty low-traffic, and not everything is announced there, so please be sure to introduce yourself if you'd like to stay on top of events.
Geolocation: 42.358 N 71.060 W
NY - New York
Location: New York City, USA
Group Email Address: email@example.com
IRC Channel: #debian-nyc
Description: We get together to celebrate notable events for Debian and sometimes Ubuntu or when people come to town looking for Debian signatures or who are of interest to other Debian folks.
Geolocation: 40.714 N 74.006 W
OR - Oregon
Location: Portland, OR, USA
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Steve Langasek <email@example.com>
Description: Local group of Debian folks who get together about once a month for beer and the occasional hackfest. If you're in the area, drop us a note!
PA - Pennsylvania
Pa Debian User Group
Short Description - We are a group of Debian users from across Pa, USA that work together to learn and use Debian.
City,State,Country: Altoona, Pa, USA
IRC: Mibbit - Channel #padebian
Description: We are developers and users who share information and knowledge of the Debian Operating System. The goals of the group are different for everyone, and we encourage all to communicate and feel welcome. Upcoming Meetings Check the web site meetings forum for meeting details. Last updated: 02/12/2013
WA - Washington
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Benjamin Mako Hill email@example.com
Description: Super low-traffic mailing list of folks that meet irregularly for keysigning, lunches, the odd bug squash, and to coordinate when some Debianer comes to town.
Geolocation: 47.606 N 122.331 W
Debian Costa Rica
Location: Managua, Nicaragua
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
IRC Channel: #debian-ni
Contact: Leandro Gómez email@example.com
Description: Active since 2007. Mostly support for local Debian users, but also organizing events such as Debian Day in Nicaragua and promoting Debian, GNU/Linux and Free Software in coordination with the local FOSS community
IRC Channel: #debian-ar
Description: Just an IRC channel, sometimes events are organised.
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
General IRC Channel: #debian-br
General Telegram group: @debianbrasil
Translator IRC Channel: #debian-l10n-br
Translator Telegram group: debl10nptBR
Description: Debian-BR is a project created by Brazilians with the goal of making Debian easier and more accessible to local users, trying to coordinate mainly translation efforts and its "sub-divisions", a different user group for each state, so that very well localized efforts to promote Debian are possible.
Location: Brasília (city), Federal District
IRC Channel: #debian-bsb
Telegram Group: @debianbrasilia
Description: Debian Brasília is a group of Debian contributors initially focused on helping newcomers (specially teaching them on how to use free software), but now we have a broaden scope which aims also to help people to start to contribute to the project. We hold some local meetings with talks and hands-on activities.
Ceará Debian Users Group
Location: Fortaleza, Ceará
Group Email Address: email@example.com
Contact: Eder L. Marques firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Ceará Debian Users Group - Brasil since 2002
Location: Curitiba (city), Paraná (state)
Group Email Address: email@example.com
IRC Channel: #debian-cwb
Telegram Group: @debiancwb
Description: Debian-Curitiba is a project created by Brazilians in Curitiba city with the goal of making Debian easier and more accessible to local users, trying to coordinate mainly translation efforts and its "sub-divisions", a different user group for each state, so that very well localized efforts to promote Debian are possible.
Debian Minas Gerais
Location: Minas Gerais (state)
IRC Channel: #debian-mg
Telegram Group: @debianmg
Debian Rio de Janeiro
Location: Rio de Janeiro (city), Rio de Janeiro (state)
Telegram Group: @debianrj
Debian Rio Grande do Sul
Location: Rio Grando do Sul (state)
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: São Paulo (city), São Paulo (state)
IRC Channel: #debian-sp
Telegram Group: @DebianSP
Description: DebianSP is a group for Debian users in the State of São Paulo who gather for events, lectures and meetings in order to promote Debian in any way possible.
Location: Lima, Peru
IRC Channel: #debian-peru
Contact: Rudy Godoy email@example.com
Description: Debian Perú is a user group which intents to promote the use, deployment and development of Debian in Perú and also help Debian trough involment into the project activities, specially l10n, documentation (spanish), packaging and trying to help to kill bugs. Also to meet other Debian fellows to share a beer and talk about world domination.
Geolocation: -12.050 N -77.050 W
Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
IRC Channel: #debian-ve
Description: Venezuelan organization gathering all the resources for local developers, maintainers and translators willing to participate in the Debian project. Also provides support for local users in spanish. Fully integrated into DebianLatinoamerica initiative. DebianVenezuela
Geolocation: 10.500 N 66.917 W