FreedomBox Summit 2019

Posted 2019-10-24

The FreedomBox Foundation is pleased to announce that we will hold our second consecutive FreedomBox Summit on Friday, November 15th, 2019 in New York City. Invited members of the FreedomBox Core Team will join the FreedomBox Foundation's staff for a full day of discussions about our progress since last year's Summit and our plans for the year ahead.

Since our Core Team will be in New York City for the Summit, we will also have a hackathon on the following day. Read more about it here.

Summit Schedule

The 2019 Summit will be divided into three sessions:

Though we have an idea of what we want to discuss during Session I, we want community members to have their voices heard. Just like last year, we will assemble an agenda with the community's suggestions. Community members should post their suggestions to our forum topic.

Conference Call during Session II

We strongly encourage FreedomBox community members to join the conference call during Session II. This virtual Q&A session will take place at 20:00 UTC - 21:00 UTC (one hour) on the FreedomBox Foundation's Mumble server. It will be a great opportunity to have your voice heard and contribute to our agenda for the next year. You will also be able to speak directly with Foundation President Eben Moglen and the rest of the core team. To connect to the conference call on your Mumble client, please connect to server <> using port 64738. During the Q&A session, please use push-to-talk, and a headset if possible. We want to minimize echoes.

Reflections on 2018 Summit

Last year, our Summit paved the way for a memorably successful 2019. Using the groundwork we laid in 2018's Summit, we launched a product with Olimex, introduced support for stable-backports in FreedomBox with the launch of Debian Buster, and added support for more hardware models, among other things. We can't wait to build the next year at the 2019 Summit! After the Summit, we'll publish a report of our discussions, just like we did last year.