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Free Software Stammtisch

What is the purpose of the Stammtisch?
Jobs Nights
Stammtisch Locations

About the Free Software Stammtisch

The Free Software Stammtisch is a social environment for GNU, Linux, *BSD and Free Software enthusiasts. We start arriving at 19:00 and hang out until at least 22:00, with several of us often there until closing time.

The Stammtisch in the east valley now meets in Mesa. There is also a Free Software Stammtisch in Prescott.

If you are interested in starting a new Free Software Stammtisch, please contact der.hans, either in #PLUGaz on Freenode ( please specify a sane nickname and #PLUGaz as your channel ) or @lufthans on

You can also follow the Stammtisch at @flossstammtisch.

The Free Software Stammtisch is intentionally not tied to a particular group, but gets regular participation from members of groups such as the Phoenix Linux User Group (PLUG), the AZLoCo, ASULUG and League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA).

You might have heard it called the Linux Stammtisch, the GNU/Linux Stammtisch, the FOSS Stammtisch or the FLOSS Stammtisch. That's us, we're name flexible :).

Jobs Nights

Quarterly ( Januaries, Aprils, Julys and Octobers ) there is a Jobs Night event at 18:00 before Stammtisch.

Getting to know others ( networking ) has always been part of Stammtisch ( the conference hallway track without the conference ). The Jobs Nights events came about due for requests for a more directed approach to job networking from both hiring employers and those seeking new jobs. It was therefore natural to create standalone events that merge into Stammtisch.

Januaries and Julys host resume events while Aprils and Octobers have jobs networking events.

Resume Review Nights

Bring your resume and questions for review by tech industry veterans. We can help with content, display and editing. If you regularly read resumes, edit or help people write, please stop in to help.

Jobs Networking Nights

We encourage engineers from groups that are hiring and hiring managers to attend. The goal is for prospective candidates to learn about the company and the actual job and for the team to have a chance to meet prospective candidates. Interviews are bi-directional, so are job searches.


East Valley

Boulders on Southern
1010 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204
Hours: 19:00 - 22:00+
Dates: the third Tuesday every month

The East Valley Free Software Stammtisch has been meeting on the third Tuesday of every month for over 15 years.

We have wireless access, good conversations, good food and good drinks.


LUGY in Prescott has a Free Software Stammtisch on the second Tuesday of the month. It wanders around a bit as they sample different restaurants, so check the AZLoCo calendar for updates on where this month's event will be meeting.

Former Locations

The Free Software Stammtisch originally met at Bandersnatch in Tempe for many years. Unfortunately, Bandersnatch was closed and bulldozed :(. The Stammtisch wandered around a bit. It still meets in the east valley, but now in Mesa.


There used to be a Stammtisch in Avondale. The person leading it got a job out of state and was unable to continue leading it.