Linux Bier Wanderung
The Linux Beer Hike (a.k.a. "LBW") is a week-long event which takes place in a different European country each summer, drawing together Open Source software enthusiasts from more than a dozen different countries, for a combination of talks, presentations, hands-on mini-projects, outdoor exercise, and good food and drink.
The name Linux Bier Wanderung comes from the fact that the first event was held in Pottenstein in Germany (in 1999) in the form of a traditional German "Bier Wanderung" for Linux enthusiasts. Since then the event has been held at the following locations:
- 2000: Coniston, Cumbria, England
- 2001: Bouillon, Belgium
- 2002: Doolin, Ireland
- 2003: Tajov, Slovakia
- 2004: Schin op Geul, Netherlands
- 2005: Killin, Scotland
- 2006: Palūšė, Lithuania
- 2007: Hersonissos, in Heraklion Prefecture, Crete, Greece. LBW was organised by Hellenic Linux User Group, and was held on 2–9 September 2007.
- 2008: Switzerland (9–17 August)
- 2009: Helmbrechts, Upper Franconia, Bavaria
- 2010: Alfriston, Sussex, England
- 2011: Lanersbach (near Tux), Austria
- 2012: Diksmuide, Belgium.
- 2013: Castleton, Derbyshire in the Peak District, England.
- 2014: Talybont-on-Usk in the Brecon Beacons, Wales.
- 2015: Wiltz, Luxembourg.
- 2016: Laxey, Isle of Man
- 2017: St. Martin in Passeier, South Tyrol