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The GNU System is turning forty. In honor of this event, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is organizing a hackday for families, students, and anyone interested in hacking. Come and celebrate with us with kith and kin!

  • When? October 1, 2023, 14:00 to 18:00 EDT
  • Where? Free Software Foundation, 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110, USA
  • What? A day for families, hackers, and hackers-to-be
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No matter if you are an advanced hacker or a hacker-to-be, if you want to learn the basics of hacking or just hang out with others while working on your own project, you are invited. Bring your fellow students, family, or neighbors to hack along, get a gnu painted on your face, or just eat cake and socialize.

The program features a Music Blocks programming session for kids, learning stations to introduce you to the command line and basic hacking, a GNU Boot flashing demonstration, face painting, and other activities for families, hackers, and hackers-to-be.

For the detailed program please see You don't need to register to the event, but registration is recommended as it will assist us in our planning. Admission is free, and donations are welcome. We recommend that you take basic protective measures against COVID-19 to protect yourself and others.

Please email if you are interested in adding to the program by offering a workshop, learning station, or assistance for hackers and/or hackers-to-be.

To our dear associate members: we invite you to join us for a drink at a nearby pub immediately after the hackday.

October 1st, 2023 2:00 PM through  6:00 PM
51 Franklin Street
5th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
United States
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