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 @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)
- North America
- Central America
- South America
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
IRC Channel: #debian-au on irc.debian.org (OFTC)
Description: Australian Debian Group.
Debian Burkina Faso
Location: Vienna, Austria
Group Email Address: email@example.com
IRC Channel: #debian.or.at
Description: meets Thursdays if announced in Vienna. If you are close drop by - see linked Website for details.
Geolocation: 48.200 N 16.367 W
Location: Minsk, Republic of Belarus
Group Email Address:
IRC Channel: #debian-by on irc.debian.org (OFTC)
Mailing list: <debian DASH dug DASH by AT SPAMFREE lists DOT debian DOT org>
Description: We organize DebBeer`s, Release Parties, Meetings and Debian Birthday Parties (Debian Day) in Belarus. Our goal to gathering Debian contributors in Belarus.
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!
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
The Secret "Fetch Every DD Passing Thru Bologna and Take 'em To Dinner" Group
Location: Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, ...
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Location: The Netherlands
Group Email Address: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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)
Location: (Greater) Toronto
Group Email Address: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Quebec province, Canada
IRC Channel: #debian-quebec
Mailing list: https://lists.debian.org/debian-dug-quebec/
Description: Our group had been sporadically organizing events such as release and bug squashing parties, but is currently quite active since winning the bid to organize DebConf17 in Montreal.
CA - California
Southern California Debian
Location: CA, US (Los Angeles, San Diego)
Group Email Address: email@example.com
Website: http://scd.debian.net/ (If you receive a 403 error, please contact Blars Blarson <firstname.lastname@example.org>. He will be more than happy to explain to you why you are not able to access this web site).
Contact: Matt Zimmerman <email@example.com>
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
IRC Channel: #debian-dc
Contact: Aaron M. Ucko <firstname.lastname@example.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 - Massachusetts
Location: Boston, MA, US
Group Email Address: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Contact: Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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: email@example.com
Contact: Benjamin Mako Hill firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
IRC Channel: #debian-ni
Contact: Leandro Gómez firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
IRC Channel: #debian-br
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.
Ceará Debian Users Group
Location: Lima, Peru
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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