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Program Events

Birds of a Feather Sessions

BoF sessions are informal discussions over food focusing on a topic or shared identity that participants are excited about. In addition to the lineup of events here, community members are invited to organize or participate in BoF lunches and dinners during the conference weekend. Check out the list or add your own.

Friday, March 24

Personal Privacy and Security skillshare

We'll be helping each other with password management and browser tools, plus sharing best tools and practices for email. If you've been hoping for a little help from free software friends or have a tool to share that can help people achieve better personal security and privacy, then this event is for you. Join us for part or all of the day. We look forward to seeing you! Gratis to attend, light snacks provided. (This event is not hosted by the Free Software Foundation.)

When: 12:30 - 17:30
Where: Bocoup at 201 South Street #102, Boston, MA 02111

Free Software Foundation Open House

Mingle at the FSF office before the conference with speakers and other attendees. Refreshments will be served. Check in and receive your nametag here, and skip the line on Saturday!

When: 17:00 - 19:30
Where: FSF Office (transportation tips) at 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110

Women's Dinner

Start your LibrePlanet off by having a fun, gratis dinner with some great people in free software. A group of us will be heading to the restaurant from the FSF Open House, but feel free to meet us there! Please RSVP by adding your name and any eating restrictions you have. The women's dinner is for all women, genderqueer, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people interested in free software. (Dinner is not an official LibrePlanet event, but is co-sponsored by GitHub and the Free Software Foundation.)

When: 19:45
Where: Chau Chow City, Boston Theater District

Saturday, March 25

LibrePlanet Party!

Join us Saturday night to celebrate free software in Downtown Boston! After the Free Software Awards, head over to Scholars Bistro. We will have gratis snacks, and your first drink is on us. A full dinner menu is available for purchase. The venue is accessible, and all ages are welcome!

When: 19:00 - 21:00
Where: Scholars Bistro, 25 School Street, Boston, MA 02108

Hacking and Social Space

Looking for a little quieter social time? The FSF office will be open late for hacking and hanging out. Snacks, (nonalcoholic) drinks, and power will be provided! This is an alcohol-free event.

When: 19:00 - 21:30
Where: FSF Office (transportation tips) at 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110

Sunday, March 26

Annual FSF Members Meeting

Are you an FSF member? If so, join your fellow members for a feedback and visioning session over lunch. Share your thoughts on the Foundation, the free software movement, and what you want to see more of. This event is organized by members Deborah Nicholson and Valerie Young with the support of the FSF, and notes from the meeting will be shared with FSF staff. RSVP on the LibrePlanet wiki so we make sure to have enough lunch! Donations for food are welcome but not required.

When: 12:35 - 13:50, Sunday, 3/26
Where: Room 32-155 at MIT's Stata Center (the building where most LibrePlanet sessions take place)

Free Software/Culture Community Pub Night

Close out LibrePlanet with us at Grendel's Den! This local institution has been welcoming to Boston (and visiting) hackers for over ten years. All ages welcome!

When: 21:00, Sunday, 3/26 - 01:00, Monday, 3/27
Where: Grendel's Den at 89 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 near Harvard Station on the Red Line
Wheelchair access: There is elevator access upon request. Call 617-491-1160 to have someone from Grendel's assist you.