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Welcome to the Open Computing Facility!

The Open Computing Facility (OCF) is an all-volunteer student organization dedicated to free computing for all University of California, Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.

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All OCF services, including SSH and all websites, will be unavaliable approximately during the hours of 6:30-9:30am.

The OCF is looking for someone to fulfill the role of Operations Strategist. The Operations Strategist will assist us in our transition to becoming fully self-sustained by the 17-18 academic year. This is more than a front desk job. Click here to read more.

The OCF will be closed for some additional hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for the time being due to staffing issues within in the Publications and Media Center, who staff the front desk. Click here for details.

The Open Computing Facility is an all-volunteer student organization located at the University of California, Berkeley. We're passionate about open source and free software.

Our volunteers maintain services for the Berkeley community. Among others, we offer:

We hold weekly staff hours to provide assistance with account issues or with OCF services. Drop by to ask questions or just to hang out!

Interested in free & open-source software?

Our volunteer staff team helps create and mantain the OCF services you use.

We're always on the lookout for new members interested in learning more about technology and open source!

Learn more about getting involved!

OCF Computer Lab

The lab is located in 171 MLK Student Union.

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