FOSS is back in Portland, OR - July 13-16th 2023 at the Oregon Convention Center!
Software Freedom Conservancy is so proud to announce that we are hosting a community oriented conference this coming summer. FOSSY (Free and Open Source Yearly) is focused on the creation and impact of free and open source software, uplifting contributors of all experience. We are also mindful of having a safe environment for all. In this new time of conferences, we will be focused on COVID safety and making sure all attendees feel safe participating as much as they feel comfortable (please take a look at the policy ).
Taking place in Portland, OR, we hope FOSSY will be a community focused event that invites local community, as well as the wider internet and global communites we have formed over the years. Whether you are a long time contributing member of a free software project, a recent graduate of a coding bootcamp or university, or just have an interest in the possibilies that free and open source software bring, FOSSY will have something for you.
For this first year we are running a conference of this scale, we are having around 12 tracks with talks over 4 days. With tracks for community building, development and legal and licensing issues, our conference will provide ample learning and networking opportunities for contributors of all levels of experience. There will be hands on workshops, lightning talks and traditional 50 minute talks.
As we look to the future of conferences, we are excited to focus on using free software to run a conference and will seek to help reduce the amount of proprietary software that is treated as default.