Here’s a quick rundown of some upcoming Free and Open-Source software events in the Chicagoland / greater-midwest area.
Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22, 2010: Barcamp Chicago
- Running all day and night this Saturday and Sunday
- 215 E. Ohio Street in downtown Chicago
- Numerous presentations, and a "BarCompany" startup hackathon
Sunday, August 29: Ubuntu Chicago’s Ubuntu Global Jam
- Socialize and work with the team on bug-triaging and fixing, documentation, and more!
Friday through Sunday, September 10th through 12th: Ohio Linux Fest
- Keynote presentations by Stormy Peters, Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation, and Christopher "Monty" Montgomery, creator of the open-source audio format Ogg Vorbis
- Tracks dedicated to getting started in Free and Open-Source software, Linux security, and so much more.
- For Ubuntu users, there will be an "Ubucon" during the morning and mid-afternoon hours on Friday.
Saturday and Sunday, October 2nd and 3rd: Barcamp Milwaukee
- A wide range of sessions relating to Free and Open Source software and general geekery.
- Like Barcamp Chicago, this event will run throughout the entire weekend, including overnight activities between Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday and Sunday, October 22nd and 23rd: Erlang Camp, Chicago
- A weekend devoted to learning how to confidently put Erlang code into production for your company, group, or individual project.
Events at the Chicago hacker space, Pumping Station One
- Check their calendar for their ongoing list of events and activities