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The H Community Calendar – August 2011

Selected events coming up in the UK and elsewhere in August

The H Community Calendar presents the coming month's events in various open source, development, Linux, Unix and other communities, from multi-day conferences to user group get-togethers.

If you are an event organiser, let The H know about your event by sending us a mail at, or if you Twitter, add the #thehcc tag to your tweeted announcement.

Update – New event on 9 August (Ajax)

Update 2 – Registration open for EuroBSDCon 2011 in October

Note: Unless stated, events listed take place in the evening.

1-5 August - Hacking Open Data - across the UK

Who: Young Rewired State
What: Young Rewired State 2011 is a week long hack event that ends with the projects being presented to government, industry and press. It is being held in 12 locations across the UK.
Cost: Free / Register to take part - Register to attend the presentations

2 August - Arduino - Manchester

Who: Omniversity of Manchester
What: Building the Internet of Things - Arduino and Ethernet – with the addition of an Ethernet shield, Arduino boards make an excellent platform on which to explore the Internet of Things.
Note: this event takes place during the day.
Cost: £132.00 / Register

4 August - PHP - London SE1

Who: PHP London
What: A regular monthly meeting
Cost: Free (no registration necessary)

4 August - Perl - London W2

Who: London Perl Mongers
What: Social – regular monthly social meeting.
Cost: Free (no registration necessary)

8 August - Ruby - London EC1V

Who: London Ruby User Group
What: Regular monthly meetup with talks on "Managing Web Application Servers with Puppet" and "cucumber-chef", a tool that uses cucumber and chef for doing test-driven infrastructure.
Cost: Free / Register

9 August - Ajax - London EC1V

Who: London Ajax User Group
What: User group meeting – with a talk on "Developing Web Apps with the Cappuccino Framework" by Jonathan Evans, followed by various lightning talks.
Cost: Free / Register

10 August - Linux - Reading

Who: Silicon Corridor Linux User Group
What: A regular social evening for Linux users in the Reading area.
Cost: Free (no registration necessary)

10 August - Scala - London EC2R

Who: London Scala Users' Group
What: Practical Scalaz: making your life easier the hard way – This talk will concentrate on using Scalaz to help make certain tasks easier and to avoid repeating yourself. The focus will be on using the library, not understanding its internals.
Cost: Free / Register

13-14 August - Open source - Farnham

Who: OggCamp
What: OggCamp 11 - a two-day technology festival bringing together people from the Linux, Open Source and Hardware Hacking communities.
Cost: Free / Register

17-19 August - Ruby & Rails - Manchester

Who: Omniversity of Manchester
What: Ruby & Rails Bootcamp – Learn how to develop high-quality web applications fast using Ruby on Rails, the powerful open-source web framework.
Note: this event takes place during the day.
Cost: £360.00 / Register

20 August - Events - London EC1A

Who: Encampment
What: Encampment London - An unconference for event professionals, volunteers, and aspiring organisers.
Cost: Free / Register

25 August - Arduino - London

Who: London Arduino Meetup Group
What: Monthly meetup - an evening talking about Arduino, meeting people from the industry, bouncing ideas around, and picking the brains of more experienced Arduinists.
Cost: Free / Register

Coming in September

5-8 September - Open source - Oxford

Who: TransferSummit
What: TransferSummit – TransferSummit provides a forum for business executives and members of the academic and research community to discuss requirements, challenges, and opportunities in the use, development, licensing, and future of Open Source technology.
Cost: £475.00+VAT (Academic) £750.00+VAT (General) / Register

24-25 September - Python - Coventry

Who: PyCon UK
What: PyCon UK 2011 – The theme for this year's UK Python conference is "Python in depth". Sessions will include testing, a code clinic, Django, PyPy, XML, Design and Graphical Programming.
Cost: £95.00 (concessions £75.00) / Register

Later in the Year

6-9 October - BSD - Maarssen, The Netherlands

Who: EuroBSDCon
What: EuroBSDcon 2011 – This year marks the 10th anniversary of EuroBSDCon, the technical conference for people working on and with 4.4BSD based operating systems and related projects. The two-day conference (8-9 Oct) will be preceded by two days of tutorials (6-7 Oct)
Cost: Main conference, early registration prices until 31 August – €144+VAT (Student) €250+VAT (Regular/Business) / Register

If you are an event organiser, let The H know about your event by sending us a mail at, or if you Twitter, add the #thehcc tag to your tweeted announcement.

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