Local Debian Groups

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 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 2012-03-07 14:53:10 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.

Asia

India

Japan

Taiwan

Indonesia

Oceania

Australia

Melbourne

Sydney

Europe

Austria

Belarus

Germany

Berlin

Hamburg

Munich

Italy

Switzerland

The Netherlands

UK

North America

Canada

(Greater) Toronto

Waterloo, Ontario

Mexico

USA

CA - Los Angeles, San Diego

Continent / Nation

Location: CA, US (Los Angeles, San Diego)

Group Email Address: scd@scd.debian.net

Website: http://scd.debian.net/ (If you receive a 403 error, please contact Blars Blarson <blarson@blars.org>. He will be more than happy to explain to you why you are not able to access this web site).

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Contact: Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org>

Description: The usual low-traffic mailing list, irregular meetings, key signing

Geolocation: 32.715 N 117.156 W

CA - San Francisco Bay Area

Continent / Nation

Location: CA, US (San Francisco Bay area)

Group Email Address: bad@bad.debian.net

Website: http://bad.debian.net

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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

Continent / Nation

Location: Washington, DC, US

Group Email Address: area-washington-dc@teams.debian.net (subscription directions)

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Contact: Aaron M. Ucko <ucko@debian.org>

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 - Boston

Continent / Nation

Location: Boston, MA, US

Group Email Address: debian-boston-soc@meepzorp.org

Website: http://www.meepzorp.org/mailman/listinfo/debian-boston-soc

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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

Continent / Nation

Location: New York City, USA

Group Email Address: debian-nyc@vireo.org

Website: http://vireo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/debiannyc

Wiki:

IRC Channel: #debian-nyc

Contact: Benjamin Mako Hill mako@debian.org

Description: Mailing list We get together to celebrate noteable 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. We meet roughly once every month or two. Usually over Belgian beer.

Geolocation: 40.714 N 74.006 W

OR - Portland

Location: Portland, OR, USA

Group Email Address: debian-portland-soc@pdx.debian.net

Website: http://pdx.debian.net/mailman/listinfo/debian-portland-soc

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Contact: Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>

Description: Mailing list 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 - Philadelphia

Continent / Nation

Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Group Email Address: pads@list.LinuxForce.net

Website: http://www.LinuxForce.net/pads

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Contact: Chris Fearnley <cjf@LinuxForce.net>

Description: The Philadelphia Area Debian Society (PADS) was founded in May 1999 by Chris Fearnley to organize a working group of users and developers for improving Debian GNU/Linux based distributions (e.g., Libranet, Knoppix, etc. and our understanding of them).

Geolocation: 39.952 N 75.164 W

WA - Seattle

Continent / Nation

Location: Seattle

Group Email Address: debian-seattle-soc@lists.yukidoke.org

Website: http://lists.yukidoke.org/mailman/listinfo/debian-seattle-soc

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Contact: Benj. Mako Hill mako@debian.org

Description: 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

Central America

More at DebianLatinoamerica/LocalGroups.

El Salvador

Continent / Nation

Location: El Salvador, San Salvador

Group Email Address: debian-sv@listas.debian.org.sv

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IRC Channel: #debian-sv

Contact: René Mayorga rmayorga@debian.org

Website: http://sv.debian.net

Description: We only get together on demand, mostly supporting local GNU/Linux related meetings

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South America

More at DebianLatinoamerica/LocalGroups.

Argentina

Continent / Nation

Location:

Group Email Address: info@ar-debian.org

Website: http://ar-debian.org

Wiki:

IRC Channel: #debian-ar

Contact: Fabian Portantier fabian@portantier.com

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Brazil

Continent / Nation

Location: Brazil

Group Email Address: debian-br@listas.cipsga.org.br

Website: http://www.debian-br.org/

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IRC Channel: #debian-br

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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.

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Ceará

South America / Brasil

Location: Fortaleza, Ceará

Group Email Address: debian-ce@listas.cipsga.org.br

Website: http://www.debian-ce.org/

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Contact: Eder L. Marques frolic@debian-ce.org

Description: Ceará Debian Users Group - Brasil since 2002

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Colombia

Continent / Nation

Location: Colombia

Group Email Address: general@listas.debiancolombia.org

Website: http://www.debiancolombia.org/

Wiki: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianColombia

IRC Channel: #debian-co

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Perú

South America / Peru

Location: Lima, Peru

Group Email Address: debian@listas.apesol.org

Website: http://www.debianperu.org

Wiki:

IRC Channel: #debian-peru

Contact: Rudy Godoy rudy@apesol.org.pe

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

Uruguay

Continent / Nation

Location: Uruguay

Group Email Address: debianuy-usuarios@debianuruguay.org

Website: http://www.debianuruguay.org/

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IRC Channel: #debian-uy

Contact: debianuy-usuarios@debianuruguay.org

Description: Uruguay Debian users/developers group

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Venezuela

Continent / Nation

Location: Caracas, Venezuela

Group Email Address: debian-ve@solve.net.ve

Website: http://www.debian.org.ve/

Wiki:

IRC Channel: #debian-ve

Contact: debian-ve@solve.net.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

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