Group: LibrePlanet South Florida

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LibrePlanet South Florida is a libre software and culture advocacy group focused on efforts in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Using, adapting and sharing tools with your community is a fundamentally human activity. We advocate for software that respects these essential freedoms (libre software) while informing, supporting and organizing our South Florida community.

We support the LibrePlanet mission and adhere to the code of conduct.

Join Us!

Stake your claim as part of South Florida's libre software community! Membership is gratis; here’s what you get:

  • Fun workshops and presentations. No half-baked hour-long talks 🥳
  • Libre software and supported hardware recommendations. We'll take you from proprietary chump to libre champ as quickly or gradually as you want.
  • Tech support for libre software. Got a problem? yo, we'll solve it 🕵️‍♀️
  • Tutoring for libre programming languages. Free wizard powers 🧙‍♂️
  • Help starting or contributing to libre software projects. Skip the yak-shaving and get right to the work you care about 🐃

You can attend any of our activities or use official channels listed below to get involved.

Make an account here and get in touch to be listed as a member. First ten get a free lofty title 👑

Monthly Meet-up

We meet every first Saturday of the month at Northeast Dade – Aventura branch library.

Regular Programming

  • 4:00–4:45pm Libre Help Desk 💻
  • 4:45–5:00pm Announcements 🙋
  • 5:00pm–5:45pm Social 🎮

More information about programs below.

Venue Information

Address

2930 Aventura Blvd. Aventura, FL 33180

Directions

  • Take exit 16 (Ives Dairy Road) off I-95 and go east
  • Use the middle lane to go over the bridge
  • Make a right on NE 29th Place
  • Cross NE 191st ST – the library is on the right.

Public Transit

Lots of buses stop nearby

  • Metrobus: 3, 9, E, S/119, 120, 93, 95, 99, 183
  • Broward: 1, 28, US1 Breeze

Monthly Hack Session

Come thru and work on your passion project, resume booster, or get involved with some of the amazing work happening in the wider libre community. This one's for the devs.

We're working on this one, so hang tight or join us on Matrix with your valuable input.

Official Channels

Upcoming events

All official events are on Get Together. Here are some other events you might find interesting:

Programs

Libre Help Desk

Whether you have issues with your GNU installation, need programming help, or have questions about what to use, at Libre Help Desk you'll find a kind volunteer ready to assist.

Announcements

Come see what we are working on, get involved and give feedback. We also usually have a short talk.

Libre Social

Play libre games, show off your libre projects, or just chat and enjoy some light refreshments.

Resources

Here are pages on the wiki we pioneered, our handouts and other resources we’ve put together. Feel free to distribute these.

Wiki Pages

Handouts

Other sites

Other Organizations

These are friendly organizations that we share and collaborate with

Code for Miami

A diverse group of Miamians putting technology to work to solve our community’s problems. They advocate for open data and generally release their work under libre lincenses. Meetings are 7pm every second and fourth Monday of the month at the Cambridge Innovation Center.

Address

Cambridge Innovation Center
1951 NW 7th Avenue · Miami, FL
6th Floor Amazon Conference Room

Directions

  • Take exit 3A off I-95 and stay right to get on NW 14th St
  • Immediate right onto NW 10th Ave
  • Right onto NW 15th Ave
  • Left onto NW 7th Ave
  • After NW 18th Terrace, enter the big parking lot on the right
  • Get a parking ticket (make sure to get it validated at reception before you leave)
  • Tell the lobby receptionist that you are there for Code for Miami
  • You will be given elevator access to the 6th floor
  • The Amazon room is just east of the elevators

Code for Fort Lauderdale

Code for America Brigade mostly serving Broward county. The brigade leader Ryan has said all work done is open source. They meet every last Wednesday of the month in Ultimate Software Phase 10

Address

Ultimate Software Phase 10 2250 N Commerce Pkwy, Weston, FL · Fort Lauderdale, FL

Directions

  • Take exit 15 off I-75 (Royal Palm Boulevard)
  • Make a right on Weston Road
  • Make a right on North Commerce Parkway
  • Make a right on Lake View Circle
  • The Ultimate software building is on the left, you won't miss it.
  • Go in the main entrance and security will escort you to the meeting room.

Especially Noteworthy Members

You need to have an account here to be listed! Find out more at an event or on Matrix.

Founder/Lead Organizer

Roberto Beltran

Resident Scheme Hacker

Orange Shark

Meme Queen & Official Yeehaw-er

Neshametha