I decided to maintain a calendar about events related with Free, Libre, Open Source Software.
I think it’s interesting even if you cannot attend any conference or meeting, since there are a lot of resources that you can get: slides of the talks, videos, in some cases you can follow the video streaming live, and you can get the identi.ca/twitter hashtags to follow the event and get useful information. You can also contribute sending an article or talk proposal, I think it can be a nice experience, even if it’s not accepted!
I took many references from Jeff’s Open Source Resource Blog, and some others from Ada Initiative. Others simply I knew them, or I searched about them. I try to check all the information with the corresponding website, not just copy the event from elsewhere.
You can find events all around the world, but I live in Spain, so my bias is Europe-centric, with an eye at Latin American events, and events happening in Spain, wether local or international. In addition to “strict free software related events”, I include some events about free culture, women in technology, and general technology or software related events where free software plays a relevant role.
Most of the calendars that I find in the internet are Google Calendars. I chose to use a free calendar server, DotCal.com, which runs DAViCal, a free, open source software for managing calendar information.
I’m afraid that WordPress.com does not allow to embed the calendar in this blog (using iframes) but if you can, you can follow this instructions to embed the calendar in your site.
If you find any interesting event that is not represented here, please let me know and I’ll add it.