Local Debian Groups
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.
Note: The kwiki tables were huge and unmanageable for this so I've chosen the template below instead. Let's build the list here and then talk about moving it to www.debian.org or somewhere more appropriate.
Location: United Kingdom/Great Britain/'England'
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : None
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: Berlin, Germany, Europe
Group Email Address: email@example.com (not exclusively Debian, but the Berlin ["DDs"] hang around here!)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (not exclusively Debian, but the Berlin ["DDs"] hang around here!)
Description: Meets every last Friday of an odd-numbered month at various locations (e.g. the "Max & Moritz", Oranienstr. 162, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg).
Geolocation: 52.517 N 13.400 E
Debian Seattle Social
Group Email Address: email@example.com
Contact: Benj. Mako Hill <firstname.lastname@example.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
Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU
Group Email Address: email@example.com
Contact: Daniel Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Description: Meets very irregularly - usually just when peopel are in town.
Geolocation: 37.817 S 144.967 E
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Group Email Address: email@example.com
Contact: Martin F. Krafft <firstname.lastname@example.org> (wiki page: ["madduck"])
Description: Meets irregularly - usually when people are in town and get in touch with us. Mailing list is set up to be a support forum. Don't be distracted by -unizh... it started out at the university, but it's moved to the city and beyond. I just haven't had time to update...
Geolocation: 47.367 N 8.550 E
Location: Munich, Germany
Group Email Address: email@example.com
IRC Channel: #debian-muc on irc.freenode.net
Wiki Page: LocalGroups/DebianMuc
Contact: Michael Ablassmeier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Description: Meets irregularly - usually when people are in town and get in touch with us.
Geolocation: 48.150 N 11.583 E
Philadelphia Area Debian Society
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Group Email Address: pads@list.LinuxForce.net
Website : http://www.LinuxForce.net/pads
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
Location: Washington, DC, US
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
Location: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : http://uw-dig.uwaterloo.ca
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
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
Website : http://bad.debian.net
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
Debian Boston Social
Location: Boston, MA, US
Group Email Address: email@example.com
Geolocation: 42.358 N 71.060 W
(Greater) Toronto (GNU/)Hurd Users Group
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : http://www.nongnu.org/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
The Secret "Fetch Every DD Passing Thru Bologna and Take 'em To Dinner" Group
Location: Bologna, Italy
Description: Thou Shalt Not Pass For Bologna Without Gaining An Extra Kilo
Geolocation: 44.483 N 11.333 E
Location: Mexico D.F., México
Group Email Address: email@example.com
Description: Mexican Debian users group
Geolocation: 19.400 N 99.150 W
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : http://www.debian-br.org/
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.
South America / Peru
Location: Lima, Peru
Group Email Address: email@example.com
Mailing list: http://listas.apesol.org/mailman/listinfo/debian
Contact: Rudy Godoy <rudy at 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.
South America / Brasil
Location: Fortaleza, Ceará
Group Email Address: debian-ce at listas.cipsga.org.br
Website : http://www.debian-ce.org/
Contact: Eder L. Marques ( frolic at debian-ce.org )
Description: Ceará Debian Users Group - Brasil since 2002
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Group Email Address: c/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : http://debian.slug.org.au/
Contact: debian <at> slug.org.au (Craige ?McWhirter, Robert Collins, Matt Hope)
Description: Active Debian Group, with monthly meetings. See website for whats coming up.
Geolocation: 33.883 S 151.217 E
Debian Developers Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands
Group Email Address: email@example.com
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
Debian New York City
Location: New York City, USA
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Benjamin Mako Hill <email@example.com>
Description: 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
Debian User Group Hamburg
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Group Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: to be written
Geolocation: 53.550 N 10.000 E
Location: Vienna, Austria
Group Email Address:
Website : http://debienna.at/DebiennaTreff
Description: meets every Monday in Vienna (at the hype Museumsquartier). If you are close drop by - see linked wiki for details.
Geolocation: 48.200 N 16.367 W
Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Group Email Address: email@example.com
Website : http://www.debianvenezuela.org.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.
Geolocation: 10.500 N 66.917 W
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Location: Template Group Location
Group Email Address: Template Group Email Address
Website : Template Web URL
Contact: Template Contact Name
Description: Template Description
Geolocation: Latitude/Longitude if applicable, can be queried at http://www.heavens-above.com/countries.asp